CKCU announcer Michael “tic” Houston has been sprucing up the Odditorium, the classic barn on his property east of Ottawa, in preparation for his annual Barnstorm bash on Saturday. The 19th annual version of the occasion options alt-country hero Slo’ Tom and The Handsome Devils within the headlining slot, together with The Reverb Syndicate, Bushpilots, Evil Farm Children, Area Resident and KJ Thomas. The enjoyable consists of bonfires, meals, free tenting, a DJ chill zone and extra. Gates open at midday; the music begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $40 on the gate. It’s at 15328 Concession Three-Four Rd., close to Finch.
This week marks your final likelihood to see the splendidly humorous Odyssey Theatre open-air manufacturing, Lysistrata and the Temple of Gaia. Written by Canadian playwright David S. Craig, it’s an replace of the two,500-year-old Greek basic that finds the ladies occurring a intercourse strike to save the planet from environmental collapse. The appearing is terrific, the punchy script crackles with immediacy, and also you’ll be laughing out loud on the notion of creating Greece nice once more. It takes place in Strathcona Park at eight p.m. nightly till Aug. 26. Tickets can be found at eventbrite.ca. Go to odysseytheatre.ca for extra data.
The Nostalgia Music Festival is a three-day celebration of the music of the previous that begins Friday at LeBreton Flats Park. Nineteen tribute bands will recreate your favorite tunes, from ABBA and the Bee Gees to Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. Dance- and disco-inspired acts are within the highlight on Friday, whereas basic rock takes the stage on Saturday and Sunday, with a grand finale saluting Tom Petty. Tickets vary from $50 per day to $85 for a weekend move, obtainable at nostalgiafestival.ca. The music begins at 6 p.m. Friday, and three p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The Outaouais will probably be placing a few of its best meals on show on Sunday, Aug. 26, on the Outaouais Gourmet Festival, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hendrick Farm in Chelsea. Admission is free for the rain-or-shine occasion, which is able to embody greater than 30 farmers and meals purveyors promoting their wares, hourly culinary workshops, musical leisure, household actions together with a mini-farm and a playground with inflatable buildings, and extra. Information: fetegourmande.ca
Kochin Kitchen (271 Dalhousie St.) will probably be donating its gross sales this weekend to help with catastrophe reduction in Kerala, the Indian state which has been ravaged this month by flooding. The ByWard Market restaurant is certainly one of a number of in Ottawa that focuses on the distinctive and vibrant delicacies of Kerala, which homes 35 million on India’s southwest coast. This weekend, the restaurant’s lunch-time buffet will embody nearly 30 vegetarian dishes to mark the Hindu harvest competition Onam. Call 613-562-4461 to reserve.
African and Afropop music will probably be on this system Saturday afternoon within the Fairbairn House Heritage Centre in Wakefield on the annual Great Granny Concert, a fundraising occasion in help of African grandmothers elevating their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren. Performing will probably be Sifa, an a capella choir, and the Tine Rufaro Marimba Band. The occasion begins at 12:30 p.m. with barbecue fare on provide and the gross sales of used scarves and jewelry to increase cash. The music on the centre’s outside stage begins at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $15 (youngsters 12 and below are free) on the gate. More data: wakefieldgrannies.ca.
Kenji Omae, the potent Ottawa-raised saxophonist who final fall relocated to Nova Scotia after 15 or so years of dwelling in South Korea, makes a uncommon hometown look on Friday and Saturday night time on the Brookstreet Hotel’s Options Jazz Lounge. Omae will probably be taking part in within the group of Ottawa pianist Peter Hum (who writes for this newspaper), which is getting ready to document a slate of latest authentic compositions. The music begins at eight p.m. every night time and there’s no cowl cost.