What to do in Ottawa – May 6 – May 12

Welcome to our weekly roundup of events in Ottawa. Let us know if we missed anything and we’ll add it on!

If you’re looking for PTS events click here to visit our spiffy community calendar!

Monday, May 6

Mouthing Off: All About Oral 6:30 – 8:30 pm : Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St.
Laura Purvis and Mark S lead a workshop to help everyone get better at going down. Open to queer and straight audience. $20 (sliding scale available.

Tuesday, May 7

Tuesday run and coffee 6:30 – 8:00 pm : City Hall, Lisgar Entrance
Go for a run with Ottawa’s LGBT running club, and then cool off atferward at the Strbucks at the Lord Elgin Hotel.

What I love about Being Queer 6:30 – 8:00 pm : Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar Street
The naughty bits book club discusses Vivek Shraya’s book, What I LOVE about being QUEER

Shout Sister! Ottawa Centre 7:00 – 9:00 pm : St. Barnabas Church, 70 James Street
No audition required. Join your sisters to sing some popular tunes and have fun.

Wednesday, May 8

OSPN presents Mixed Line Dancing 7:00 – 8:00 pm : The Good Companions, 670 Albert Street
Instructor Dave Western, who has been leading Steppin’ Out and Steppin’ Out sisters line dances for LGBT seniors is offering mixed classes. $60 for 8 weeks.

Voices of Venus Envy fourth birthday party 7:30 PM : Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St.
Enjoy all-women spoken word and cupcakes as Venus Envy’s monthly literary event celebrates four years. $5 or PWYC.

Nerdgasm Burlesque 9:00 PM : Babylon Nightclub, 317 Bank St.
Wonder Geeks Activate! presents a nerdy burlesuqe orgy. Featuring Toronto’s Red Herring and Charlie Quinn, Ottawa’s Koston Kreme, French kiss, Jolie Stripes, Rhapsody Blue, Scare-Ah Lynne and Del Roba and Montreal’s Sucre à la Crème with hostess Champagne Sugar. 19+. $15 advance, $20 at the door.

Thursday, May 9

Pro-choice Presence 12:00 – 3:00 : Parliament Hill
March to defend and protect women’s reproductive rights.

Gay ZONE 5:15 – 8:00 pm : Centretown Community Health Centre, 420 Cooper Street
A place for gay men to access healthcare, programs, discussions and yoga!

GLITTERBOMB 6:00 PM : Canadian Museum of Nature – Musée canadien de la nature, 240 McLeod Street
Support PTS at the glam annual fundraising gala, and be sure to sparkle. Tickets range from $35 to $100, VIP table $700.

OSPN Bowling 6:30 – 8:30 pm : West Park Lanes, 1205 Wellington Street West
Join Ottawa area LGBT seniors (50+), friends and allies for bowling. $3 per game, free shoe rental.

Ottawa Frontrunners Speed Workouts 6:30 – 7:00 pm : City Hall, Lisgar Entrance
Leading up to the race on May 16, the Ottawa Frontrunners will have speed training at the track at Immaculata High School. All levels welcome.

Shout Sister! Ottawa West 7:00 – 9:00 pm : Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Avenue
No audition required. Join your sisters to sing some popular tunes and have fun.

Friday, May 10

Saturday, May 11

Ottawa Frontrunners Gatineau run and breakfast 9:00 am – 12:30 pm : City Hall, Lisgar Entrance
Go for a run with Ottawa’s LGBT running club and then enjoy breakfast at Dantessa.

Vintage Queer’s Dance 8:00 – 11:45 pm : The Good Companions Centre, 670 Albert Street
Ottawa Senior Pride’s third annual vintage dance features the best of the oldies for LGBT 50+ and friends. Free food, cash bar. Tickets $20 at After Stonewall, Venus Envy, $25 at the door.

King Of The Jungle 9:30 PM : Centretown Pub, 340 Somerset St.
The Ottawa Knights will get together to dance like wild jungle beasts. With DJ Rush’n’Noiz.

Sunday, May 12

Women for Sobriety Meeting 7:00 – 8:15 pm : 1390 Prince of Wales Drive, fourth floor
A weekly self-help meeting for women recovering from addiction.

Did we miss something? Just let us know in the comments section and we’ll add it in.

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