Issues to do the third week of January: Ambient music, Arctic imagery and an artwork battle

Issues to do the third week of January: Ambient music, Arctic imagery and an artwork battle

Postmedia arts author Lynn Saxberg shares her suggestions on issues to do within the third week of January.

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Postmedia arts author Lynn Saxberg shares her suggestions of issues to do within the third week of January.

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The Gatineau musician who describes himself as an envoy of ambient music will exhibit his vintage-synth stylings when he performs on the Nationwide Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage on Friday, Jan. 20. Showing as a trio with Yolande Laroche and Phil Charbonneau, Nick Schofield will weave music from his final album, 2021’s Glass Gallery, which was impressed by the sunshine and house of the Nationwide Gallery of Canada, with new materials, together with a basic cowl that pays tribute to the origins of ambient music. The music begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets can be found at


Ever Lethal, the Nationwide Movie Board documentary by Tanya Tagaq and Chelsea McMullan, arrives in Canadian theatres this week, together with two screenings on the Bytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau Road, on Jan. 22 and 23. Whereas the movie affords an interesting glimpse into the life and work of Polaris and Juno award-winning Inuk artist Tagaq with a mix of live performance footage and spectacular photographs of Nunavut, it additionally illustrates the traditionally heavy-handed therapy of the Inuit by the Canadian authorities. Discover tickets and showtimes at

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Eleven Ottawa-area artists have been chosen to compete within the metropolis’s first Artwork Battle of 2023, a match that challenges them to create a masterpiece in a restricted period of time whereas an viewers cheers them on. The all-ages occasion is a part of a world-wide community of Artwork Battles that has introduced greater than 2,000 occasions in 20 international locations since 2001. With a wildcard spot reserved for a last-minute entry from the viewers, the 12 artists will compete in three 20-minute rounds, the winner decided by viewers votes. The victor will get to advance to metropolis, regional, nationwide and world championships. The paint will probably be flying from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at Arts Court docket, 2 Daly Ave. Discover tickets at


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The Nationwide Arts Centre Orchestra celebrates the music of Latin America at this month’s version of its household adventures collection. Underneath the path of Cuban-born conductor Cosette Justo Valdés, the orchestra will discover every little thing from tango to bossa nova because it showcases the advanced rhythms and distinctive devices of the Latino musical spectrum. The live performance, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, is geared toward households with kids 5 and up. Tickets can be found at 


Julie Corrigan’s in style Women to the Entrance showcase returns to Irene’s Pub, 885 Financial institution St., on Jan. 25. The month-to-month songwriters’ circle, which finds Ottawa Valley chanteuse Corrigan buying and selling tunes with different feminine singer-songwriters, kicks off 2023 with two of her favorite visitors. Susan Odle, higher referred to as Susan O, and Carol Goodman, higher referred to as the Joni Mitchell-crooning singer, ENiiD, are popping out of hibernation for the 8 p.m. occasion. New for this yr is a canopy cost of $15 on the door. 

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Halifax-based, Ottawa-raised saxophonist Kenji Omae performs a uncommon hometown gig Friday, Jan. 20, at Montgomery Scotch Lounge (750 Gladstone Ave. west of Bronson Avenue). Becoming a member of the St. Francis Xavier College music professor will probably be pianist Peter Hum, bassist Chris Pond and drummer Valera Negovora. Units are at 8 and 9:30 p.m. Music cost: $15. Reservations on the cozy venue of lower than 40 seats might be made at


Award-winning Indigenous poet and comic Cliff Cardinal presents a radical retelling of Shakespeare’s As You Like It on the Nice Canadian Theatre Firm this week. By lacing Shakespeare’s textual content with the lived expertise of Indigenous peoples, and throwing in some identification politics, he brings an sudden, and infrequently provocative, new power to the timeless comedy. It runs till Jan. 29 on the GCTC, 1227 Wellington St. For tickets and instances, go to 

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