St. Patrick’s Day is sort of as important as Oktoberfest for beer aficionados, a reality that isn’t misplaced on the employees on the Eastern Ontario brewery Beau’s. Their St. Paddy’s Day celebration on the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park begins at midday on Saturday (after the parade), and runs till 10 p.m. with a program that options dwell music all through the day, together with craft beer, Irish-inspired munchies, dance demonstrations and extra. Kingston’s Celtic punks, The Mahones, hit the principle stage round eight p.m. after a 6:30 p.m. warm-up set by Quebec’s banjo- and bagpipe-playing punks, Irish Moutarde. Also performing through the day are roots-reggae outfit The Beatdown and groove-exploring traditionalists É.T.É.
Toronto-based singer-songwriter Scott Helman is simply 23 however he’s been within the music enterprise since he was 15, growing a method of pop impressed by a variety of songwriters, from Paul Simon to Bruce Springsteen. He brings his Hang Ups tour to the Algonquin Commons Theatre on March 19. Tickets are $31.45 and $46 ($10 off for Algonquin college students), obtainable at algonquinsa.com. The foyer opens at 7 p.m., and the music begins at eight p.m. with a set by one other younger Toronto-based pop singer-songwriter, Ralph.
Join Ottawa poet Jamaal Jackson Rogers for an all-ages night of spoken phrase, hip hop and music to mark the International Day Against Police Brutality, and lift funds for this yr’s Spirituality is Unity stroll supporting the restoration of the sacred web site at Chaudière Falls. The occasion runs from 6-11 p.m. Friday at The Origin, 57 Lyndale Ave. Performers embody Ottawa rapper/wordsmith Aspects, with a particular visitor look by his daughter, Illiyah Rose, in addition to HTEBASISLE, Elberlyn, Boogedy and Darius Mirshahi. Admission is $15 on the door.
In 2016, Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and Senegal’s Seckou Keita, vocalist and grasp of the kora, the well-known resonant West African harp, launched their distinctive and tremendously evocative album Transparent Water, which introduced their devices right into a wealthy dialogue. The cultural dialog continues Friday within the Jean-Despréz room of Gatineau City Hall (25 Laurier St. in Gatineau’s Hull sector). Sosa and Keita can be joined by Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles, who will solely make the unique music extra vibrant and daring. The music begins at eight p.m. and admission is $35 ($12 for college students). Tickets can be found on-line at gatineau.ca (seek for “Omar Sosa”).
At the National Gallery of Canada, the touring exhibition Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath arrives Thursday. Heath, a U.S.-born photographer who moved to Canada in 1970, discovered poetic truths in pictures of human faces and our bodies in city areas. Heath, who died in 2016 on the age of 85, taught at Ryerson University and might need change into extra well-known and profitable however for the difficulties of his private life, which stemmed from his abandonment as a younger baby. The exhibition can be on show till Labour Day.
An viewers favorite since its debut on Broadway in 1951, The King and I has undergone revivals and movie diversifications to replace its interesting story of the 1860s relationship between the King of Siam and British trainer Anna Leonowens. In each iteration, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, which boasts such basic songs as Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers and Shall We Dance, proves its timelessness. The musical’s touring manufacturing performs in Southam Hall at National Arts Centre till Sunday. Tickets beginning at $91.15 (together with taxes and costs) can be found at nac-cna.ca and the NAC field workplace or by calling 1-888-991-2787.
Queen St. Fare, the downtown meals corridor and efficiency house, serves up funky music in addition to burgers, tacos and cocktails on Friday night time. The 19+ double invoice begins at 9 p.m. with music by Ottawa quartet Funk Yo Self and DJ Acro. No cowl.
— Lynn Saxberg and Peter Hum