Welcome to our weekly roundup of events in Ottawa. Let us know if we missed anything and we’ll add it on!
Saturday, April 13 (Today!)
Carole Pope live
8:00 PM – 10:30 PM: The Brass Monkey, 250A Greenbank Road
Canadian music icon Carole Pope of Rough Trade performs with Pia Ashley and Pink Pearl Dragon. Tickets available at Vertigo Records $25 or at the door $30
Jamie Anderson in concert
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Luneta Bistro, 665 Bronson Avenue
Local queer performer. $10
Tone Cluster: The Seventh Annual Show Tune Showdown
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Avenue
Summon your inner Broadway diva! Tone Cluster, a queer choir, will hold a Broadway-musical-themed concert and a friendly showtune competition which will include audience participation. $25 advance at ticketweb.ca
Sunday, April 14
Minto run for Reach
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: City Hall Lisgar Entrance, 111 Lisgar Street
5 and 10 km run to raise money for Reach Canada, which provides legal services to disabled Canadians.
Monday, April 15
Ottawa Police GLBT liason committee meeting
5:35 PM – 7:05 PM: Police headquarters, 474 Elgin Street
Monthly discussions between Ottawa police and community liaisons about queer issues in the community. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Tuesday, April 16
Rainbow Day / Parliament Hill Mentor Day
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Parliament Hill
Jer’s Vision and the New Democrat Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Caucus work together to pair up 12 students with 12 openly gay MPs.
2013 Dyke March planning meeting
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Jack Purcell Community Centre, 320 Jack Purcell Lane, Room 101
Help plan this year’s dyke march! Free.
Wednesday, April 17
The Laramie Project
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM: Algonquin College Studio Theatre N112, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Presented by the Algonquin College Theatre Arts Program in collaboration with Jer’s Vision. Adult $10, Students $7
Ottawa’s Senior Pride Network’s Seniors Night Out
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM: BOM – Burgers on Main, 343 Somerset Street W, 2nd floor
Twice-monthly LGBT Seniors’ social. Come out and have a good time! 55+. Free.
Thursday, April 18
Friday, April 19
Queer Women Ottawa: Coffee and Dancing
7:30 PM – late: Second Cup, 171 Rideau Street, then the Lookout, 41 York Street.
Join Queer Women Ottawa for some coffee and socializing downtown before heading to the Lookout for drinks and dancing. Free, but possible cover charge at venue.
Elton John bio ballet: Love Lies Bleeding
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: National Arts Centre, Southam Hall
Alberta Ballet brings their music and dance interpretation of Elton John’s life to Eastern Ontario for two days. Tickets from $45
The Ball Handlers’ Bowling
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: McArthur Bowling Lanes, 175 McArthur Ave, Vanier
Balls, beer and pizza with Out & About. $12.50 per player for shoe rental and 3 games.
Saturday, April 20