The 16th annual version of House of PainT, Ottawa’s main celebration of hip hop, returns this weekend, bringing three days of performances and actions targeted on the 4 parts of city tradition: DJing, MCing, graffiti artwork and city dance. This yr’s important occasion encompasses a Saturday lineup headlined by Lil Berete, Ramriddlz and Haviah Mighty (performing beneath the Dunbar Bridge at Brewer Park), plus a poetry slam at Queen Street Fare on Friday and a convention at the SAW Gallery on Sunday, with a keynote and efficiency by Ottawa’s Half Size Giants. For the full schedule, and data on tickets, go to houseofpaint.ca.
Can-rock sensations July Talk, stalwarts Sloan and Polaris nominees Weaves and Born Ruffians are all half of the enjoyable of this yr’s Hopped and Confused pageant at Mill Street Brewpub, 55 Wellington St. The beer-and-music pageant runs Friday and Saturday, with doorways opening at 5 p.m. every day. Tickets are $40 for sooner or later, or $65 for the weekend, plus charges, out there at showpass.com/hoppedandconfused2019.
This weekend marks the fourth yr that Canada’s hashish big, Canopy Growth, hosts an all-ages celebration at its Smiths Falls headquarters, lower than an hour’s drive south of Ottawa. This summer time’s instalment of the Tweed Shindig boasts a principally Canadian lineup, that includes singer-songwriter Bahamas, indie rockers Hollerado, pop upstarts Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine and extra. Doors open at 2 p.m. at the website at 1 Hershey Dr. in Smiths Falls. For schedule data and tickets ($15 advance for adults, free for teenagers), go to tweedshindig.com.
It’s the 20th anniversary of Barnstorm, the indie music pageant hosted by CKCU-FM announcer Michael Houston on his farm east of Ottawa. In the highlight this yr are alt-country singer-songwriter Sean Oliver, troubadour Graven, zany folks fiend Jumpin’ Joel Flash, synth-pop dreamers Church of Trees, roots-rockers Redfox and post-punk outfit She Wears Black. The bands play in the 150-year-old barn, dubbed the Odditorium, however there’s additionally a DJ-driven chill zone, in addition to bonfires, tenting and food-truck choices. Gates open at midday; the music begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $50 at the door. It’s at 15328 Concession Three-Four Rd., close to Finch.
The NAV Centre in Cornwall performs host to dinners on Friday and Saturday evening that can enchantment to the most carnivorous of meals connoisseurs. Visiting chef Steve Brown of San Diego focuses on high-end dinners and this weekend he’ll showcase a 12-course tasting menu specializing in Wagyu, that almost all marbled and succulent sort of beef. Brown’s dinner will characteristic Wagyu from round the world, together with samples from Canada, Australia and Japan. Each dinner will run from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and tickets, out there at chefstevebrown.com/cosecha, are $225 per individual.
Back in Canada this summer time for a handful of pageant appearances, the Australian roots ‘n’ blues duo Hat Fitz and Cara are additionally squeezing in an Ottawa membership date at Live on Elgin on Sunday. Don’t miss the rhythm-driven mashup of Delta-style blues and soulful singing from guitarist Hat Fitz and his Irish-born spouse, singer-drummer Cara Robinson. The early present begins at 7:30 p.m.; doorways open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 advance, out there at liveonelgin.com, or $25 at the door.
Some younger, Ottawa-raised up-and-comers play their final hometown gigs this week earlier than leaving for varsity in Toronto. Guitarist Rob Wannell performs Thursday at Art House Café (555 Somerset St. W.) with the fiery alto saxophonist Samuel Cousineau, bassist Chris Pond and drummer José Monchito Hernández García. Lesser recognized jazz compositions can be on the program. Doors eight p.m., $10 cowl. At Irene’s Pub in the Glebe on Saturday evening, trombonist Nicholas Adema and trumpeter Evan Dalling, who each attend the University of Toronto, co-lead a quintet. The music begins at 9:30 p.m. and the cowl is $10.