Jesse Potter LIVE @ The Shanghai – Fri. March 23 – 7:30 to 11 pm – $5 Cover

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Friday, March 23 at 7:30 PM11:00 PM EDT

Embarking from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jesse hits the road on March 8th for his 2018 “Sowing the Seeds Tour.”

Captivating audiences across Canada with a beautiful pairing of virtuoso guitar playing and a depth of original music, Jesse takes listeners on a journey of self discovery with thought provoking lyrics and intriguing melodies.

Playing a variety of musical styles ranging from pop and folk, to gypsy jazz and progressive acoustic instrumentals, Potter’s original songs feature lyrical depth and delicious diversity. He connects deeply with his audiences, offering up refreshingly honest words. Singing from the heart and soul with passion and fire. You never know what to expect from a Jesse Potter concert, yet he never ceases to amaze.

See for yourself on March 23rd at Shanghai Restaurant in Ottawa.



HOWL FOR HELP Karaoke Fundraiser for Rocky Road Rescue | Fri. Mar. 16, 7-10pm

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Raising funds in support for Mama to help pay off her emergency Double ACL surgery bill!

March 16th 7pm-10pm
Prizes – silent auction

Tickets at $10 per person in advance or $15 per person at the door – can purchase in advance just email us at 🙂

Come out for a fun night while supporting a good cause ! 🐾💕

Shanghai Nights Quality Comedy & Karaoke -Totally Female Ed. Fri. Mar. 9 @ 8 pm followed by KARAOKE! $10


Shanghai Nights Quality Comedy & Karaoke

-Totally Female Edition

Join us Friday March the 9th of the 2018th year for a special edition of Shanghai Nights – International Women’s Day Edition – Celebrating Women in Ottawa Comedy! (Yes that is a Banned German Poster for International Women’s Day on the cover photo dated Mar. 8 1914 – not an early Star Wars promo with Princess Leia fighting the war)

50% of Proceeds go to the Amethyst Ottawa – Women’s Center for Addiction.

Showtime – 9 pm
Karaoke – 11ish post meridem
Cost – $10! + Dinner Special available

L’ineup – Host -> Kennedy Ryan – Comedic Acts -> Laura McLeanMariana CansinesJennifer Whiteford – Natalie Cranston -> SoundGal -> soundAnne -> Improv -> BLIE: the Badass Ladies of The Improv Embassy -> a 19+ (in Gregorian calendar years) surprise performance!

Hosted by Shanghai Nights Quality Comedy – Cookies and Karaoke

“Don’t be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.” – Lily Tomlin


February Comic Jam, Come & DRAW With Us! Wed. Feb. 28 @ 7-9:30 pm FREE materials provided, too!

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Barring cataclysmic snow, the Comic Jam will kick-off this Wednesday! Come out and draw with other comic artists, enthusiasts, writers, poets, animators and creative folks in a fun, supportive arty atmosphere. Theme: mazes, labyrinths – or whatever you would like n_n

February Comic Jam
Wednesday Feb 28th, 2018, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset St W, Ottawa

Contact: Suzanne
ottawacomicjam (at) gmail (dot) com

Event cost: free. Materials provided. Artwork is collected at the end of the evening and posted irregularly to the Jam site for all to enjoy.

Please note: sometimes there are adult themes and the jam is not generally suitable for minors. Please respect your fellow jammers.

The Ottawa Comic Jam is supported by DragonHead Studio and repeats the last Wednesday of the month (except December).


Shanghai Alternative Comedy & Sunday Dinnneeeerrr. Come for Fun THIS Sun. Feb. 25 @ 6 – 9pm, Tickets Available.

Shanghai Alternative Comedy & Sunday Dinnneeeerrr

Onceth Uponth a thyme there was a stand-up show which welcomed all forms of ent-art-tainement including Poetry & Music & Sound Folk of all sort.

YES!  We’re open for this SPECIAL Sunday February 25, So, join us for Post Valentines Pre-Family Day Extravaganza of Comedy – Poetry – Music & DInneerrr!

Show starts @ 7:07 pm EST

Doors @ 6:06 pm

Cost – $7 ->
+Sunday Dinner don’t eat your weekly meal prepped meal tonight Special – General Tao’s Platter +Shang Style Pad Thai

So bring your skates or XCountry-Skis and warm up your new Sunday with Laughter and/or tears.

2018 February Fact of the Month: 5% of People never experience a headache in their life time. (Sample size of two – source: Chicago Tribune)