Thursday, June 30, 2005

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 6th @ 8 pm
Bridging the Gap at Babylon Nightclub (317 Bank)
A fundraiser showcasing the best talent Ottawa has to offer. Hosted by Mike Check with performances by spoken word artists Valerie Armstrong, Kevin Matthews, DJ Morales, Ritallin and John Akpata. Also: b-boy battle, MC showcase, live band, live graffiti and DJs. Other performers include PressWon, Flip Kuma, DeCypher Cru, Boogaloo Tribe, DJ T-Wrecks and DJ D-Mass, among others. $5 admission.

Friday, July 8th @ 7 pm
Bon MOTS: The 1st Annual Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto Slam
Ottawa Public Library Main Branch Auditorium (120 Metcalfe @ Laurier)

Featuring performances by some of the finest poets in the tri-city area, including Wakefield Brewster, Leviathan and Amanda Hiebert (Toronto), Lady Katalyst, Buttaphly, Steel and Blu (Montreal), Kevin Matthews, Steve Sauvé, Owen Hewitt and Madame H (Ottawa). Hosted by Ritallin the Cerebral Stimulant. For more info, contact info@capitalslam.com or call 252-1777. $10 admission.

Saturday, July 9th (7 pm to 2 am)
Golden Cherry Awards
SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas St.)
The biggest awards show in town, with 10 emcees, live voting by the public, competing bands and over 200 hot local artists looking for attention. Sponsored by Stella Artois and Westboro BIA. $10 admission.

Sunday, July 10th
International Team Poetry Slam
Toronto (time and location TBA)

Ottawa's newly formed Capital Slam Team will face off against other slam teams from across the globe! Gulp...

Sunday, July 17th @ 5 pm
Dusty Owl Reading
Swizzles (246B Queen St, near Kent)
Capital Slam and Dusty Owl combine forces as the Capital Slam Team performs as a team in Ottawa for the first time and shows off what they’ll be taking to Vancouver at the 2005 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word! For more info about the show, please email steve@dustyowl.com. Free admission!