Speak Up: The Party Show + Karaoke
Friday, October 12, 2018
Doors 7:30 Show 8:00
$7 Shanghai Restaurant 651 Somerset Street West
Hosts: Chelsea Fahey & Deborah Ring
Join Maria Corts Puch, Lauren Christina Banks, Woody Field McCadden, Nick Howe, and Angus Wright for a night of comedy, sketch and improv!
Then join Rich Hilborn a.k.a DJ Best-DJ-Ever for some KARAOKE!!!
Special thank you to: Mabe, Edward, & Don Kwan for hosting our party in their second home Shanghai Restaurant. We appreciate the love and support!
Big thanks to The Improv Embassy, Ottawa’s best theatre company for learning Improv, Sketch and now Stand Up! You can do this too, they can show you how!
After I was invited to show my art at the Shanghai Restaurant and got to know some of the owners of the restaurant, I had the pleasant surprise of discovering that it is not “just a restaurant”, but a mini-community center! Everyone who is someone in Ottawa area, and some from outside, is a friend of the Shanghai! Well known people from all walks of life came in one time or another. So, now it is time that my friends join the crowd and meet me at Shanghai for the vernissage of my China Girl show, on Thursday September 6th, at 7 pm. Great art, good treats and great company! Please come by!
– Luminita Lou Serbanescu
The Speak Up
open mic – improvised stand up – storytelling – indie duo teams – improv teams – and more
July 19, 2018 (OTHER DATES: July 26 and August 2)
Your Host: Woody Field McCadden
The Speak Up: Sign up at the door to be selected to do 2-3 mins of improvised stand up about topics submitted by the audience. Topics may include current events, opinions, or ANYTHING! Names will be drawn to determine who participates.
Stand Up by: TBD
Special performance by: Judy Reid
Judy will perform a segment of her hit Ottawa Fringe show HOW TO GET OVER A GUY IN 723 DAYS (AND OTHER USEFUL THINGS I LEARNED FROM AFGHANISTAN, THE DILDO DORY GRILL, AND PTSD)
The HMU: Sign up at the door to be selected at random to perform a 2-3 minute improvised duo with suggestions from the audience. Choose from a hat, or ask the audience for a suggestion.
LGBTQIA + BIPOC strongly encouraged
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$10 – PWYC spots available
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Producer: Angus Wright
As producer, I would like to acknowledge that these performances are taking place on unceded Algonquin territory.
To learn more, visit: http://www.canadashistory.ca/explore/politics-law/algonquin-territory
Artwork By: Dani Alon
New Photography by Christian Corkery
Thursday, June 28 at 6:00 PM
Born and raised in Ottawa. Christian is deeply in love with creative expression. He turns ideas into a reality that others can experience. Christian’s images includes stories and scenarios built to stimulate the viewers while leaving room for their own interpretations. “I crave intensity and I let it show in my work. I consider my style to be intimate and powerful leaving no one indifferent” Come experience my work Thursday June 28th along with a musical performance by Ebony Bianca Hall.
Sneak a peek into what I’ve been working on for the past few months/years. Tonight at Shanghai. This interactive installation is called “illuminating our ancestors” it is an old discarded Chinese chandelier I repurposed. Fire, incense and smoke are often used to honour our ancestors in ceremony. In this piece, I hope to achieve a similar sense of ceremony using the chandelier light, sourced images of my family and technology to honour our ancestors. #myartprocess #artottawa #chinatownottawa #donkwanart #canadianart #illuminatingart @ Shanghai Restaurant
Friday, May 25, 2018