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Arts, culture, festivals, special events – find out what’s happening in Ottawa’s Original Downtown.

OCEANS AND Time Berne – Aurora Nealand – Hank Roberts
Tim Berne is a composer, saxophonist, band-leader and educator specializing in jazz and improvised music. A tour de force on this scene, he has been performing internationally since 1982 with various ensembles ...
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Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society has been credited with “making the big band cool again” (Time Out New York) and “reinventing the jazz big band for the 21st century” (The ...
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Geoffrey Keezer & Gillian Margot
The Grammy-winning pianist Geoffrey Keezer is celebrated internationally for his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations. Keezer has been a major figure in NYC’s jazz ...
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The Monocle – Aurora Nealand
The Monocle is Aurora Nealands solo project of original compositions and performance pieces. Utilizing voice, accordion, saxophones, loop-pedals, pre-recorded tape pieces, tin cans, drums and contact mics on frozen fruit, ...
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London-born Shabaka Hutchings is a multi-instrumentalist that blends jazz, calypso, dancehall, hip-hop, and African folk music. Over the course of the past decade, the lion’s share of Hutchings touring and ...
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Hand to Earth
Vocalists Daniel Wilfred and Sunny Kim form the heart of Hand to Earth, which has quickly developed an international reputation as one of Australia’s most distinctive contemporary music ensembles. The quintet’s self-titled debut album ...
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Ottawa Fringe Festival
For over two decades, the Ottawa Fringe has been a hub of creativity and expression, showcasing works of art that push the boundaries of traditional theatre. We are dedicated to ...
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Toddler Tuesdays
Arts & crafts, singing, dancing, stories, and more! Toddler Tuesdays are the perfect morning activity for caregivers and children, ages 18 months to 4 years! Join instructor Jesse Kahat in ...
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Sakina Abdou
A versatile musician, Sakina Abdou has been involved in the life of musicians’ collectives in the Lille area since the age of 14, exploring jazz, free improvisation and experimental music. ...
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