Hottawa: Pride edition
Sampling the best of Ottawa’s late summer events, Sanita Fejzic reveals the highlights of Capital Pride and Cirque Bizarre; a last chance to see some rare photos at the National Gallery, 18th-centry comedy for the masses, and the perfect place to nerd out for a good cause…
- Steps to Rocking Ottawa Pride: Jordan + Jer’s Picks
- Month in Music: Cazwell, Barbra, Dragonette!
- Bring on the House of SAS: Cirque Bizarre storms the Capital
GAYBASH w/ Cazwell
Cirque Bizarre in bringing GAYBASH to Ottawa—established alternative parties from Montréal. The line up will feature DJ BUGO, Still Not Famous, MST STR and icon of NYC’s underground scene, Cazwell. A not-to-be-missed-party for Ottawa, this is Cazwell’s second time in the city and one of the highlights of the Cirque Bizarre’s week-long celebration on the grounds of the old jail hostel, located right besides SAW Gallery.
August 24th 6:00 PM – 2:30 AM
Ottawa Jail Hostel
Capital Pride Parade
Rendez-vous at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 26 for the Pride Parade. The route begins at the Garden of Provinces, right across from the Supreme Court of Canada on Wellington. If you’re late, the march will then move east on Wellington, turning south onto Bank Street and then east onto Laurier Avenue, finishing with a splash at City Hall.
August 26 at 1pm
Garden of the Provinces
The Game of Love and Chance
Written by Marivaux and directed by Andy Massingham, this comedy about high stakes, deception and romance will be performed under the stars at Strathcona Park. This is a classic tale of hide and seek in which verbal wit and the quest for true love collide with class prejudice, not to mention a good opportunity to enjoy a live play al fresco.
To August 26
Strathcona Park (Laurier Ave. at Range Rd.)
PTS Book Fire Sale
Pink Triangle Services is moving this summer and its Queer library is being reorganised. As the largest and oldest queer library in Canada, it’s full of old treasures and well-kept secrets. And about 2,000 to 3,000 books that are considered outdated will be free! There will be music; there will be literature. Your nerd-mate may even be waiting for you… you never know.
August 13 to 17
251 Bank St, Suite 301
Arnaud Maggs: Identification
Through his photographs Maggs gives us the opportunity to look twice at our surroundings to see the unusual beauty in the commonplace—in the shapes of people’s heads, the markings of time in old books and paper ephemera, as well as the different typography we encounter in our everyday lives. Each item in this collection can be interpreted as mirroring an aspect of the artist; each has a distinct elegance and aesthetic that is his trademark.
To Sept 16
National Art Gallery
Banner photo: Cazwell