The More Than Just Food Series tackles the history, creation + sociopolitical meanings behind those yummy, home-cooked meals from your childhood, to the first Chinese Canadian restaurants + today’s current food scene.
We’ll analyse the ties between identity + food, its place in Western society + more.
• Chinese Canadian Restaurant Night •
🕑 November 8 | 6 – 9PM | Shanghai Restaurant | $12
Dinner + a Documentary! 🎬 We’ll start the night off with a Chinese Canadian dinner at Shanghai Restaurant, one of the first restaurants in Ottawa’s Chinatown. We’ll follow it with a 1hr screening of The Search for General Tso + a discussion following the night about the social + historical ties to Chinese Canadian identity.
• Cooking Workshop • 饺子 / 餃子 jiǎo zi / gaau2 zi2 • $15
🕑 December 9 | 10AM – 1PM | T&T Supermarket | 224 Hunt Club Rd.
Victoria Song will lead a dumpling workshop with her family’s dumpling recipe! ✨ Join us for a hands-on tutorial + figure out the trick to dumpling folding! You’ll get to eat what you make afterwards + join us in a discussion about food, identity + reconnecting to our roots.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION! Please register + save your space by filling out the online form. There are limited spaces + we will need to purchase ingredients + reserve appropriate spaces! https://goo.gl/XM5eDd
WORKSHOPS are open to Chinese Canadians of all ages! Kids, Students, Adults + Seniors alike. 👵 We’ll also be taking photos at the events, so please let us know either via message or at the event if you would prefer not to have your photo taken 🙂
Petunia & The Minimalist Jugband
Tuesday, October 24 at 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
Petunia’s solo performances are irresistibly complimented by… The Minimalist Jugband… He’s a psychobilly beat poet… He opened up for Nick Cave, and played Vancouver Folk Fest a few times. Canadian National Slam Team… Underground outside artist… funnier than comedy, sadder than music.
CHINADOLL Friday Night — BINGO & KARAOKE — is BACK!!!
friday, october 6 @ 7 pm – 2 am
—– bingo starts 7pm sharp!!! karaoke is afterwards until 2am!!! FREE to PLAY—–WIN —– PRIZES!!!
EXTRA: Come celebrate the fabulous diversity of our queer and trans communities
Hosted by Queering613, The Shanghai, and The AIDS Committee of Ottawa
Thursday, August 24 at 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM, 19+
$5 suggested donation to ACO. No one turned away for lack of funds.
First & Foremost:
We would like to acknowledge and honour that all of the work we do is currently being done on unceded Algonquin Territory that was never given up and never surrendered.
Bring your most EXTRA outfit/friend/self/partner and come celebrate the fabulous diversity of our queer and trans communities with your host China Doll, while shaking your bum to some awesome sissy bounce beats.
We’ll also have some amazing performances, glitter beards, safer sex supplies and a photobooth for you to stop by and capture your most extra outfits to up your instagram game.
Shanghai has a physically accessible side entrance. The washrooms will be gender neutral and are not physically accessible.
Trivia Prizes. 19+.
+ info: email@example.com
[This is an open-event so feel free to invite your pals!]
o Must be 19+ (sorry to the youth in our communities, but don’t worry we will be sure to organize some youth & fam friendly events)!
o All genders & sexualities are welcome!
o The goal is to provide a fun & safer environment for enjoying fun music & dancing with pals!
o We will try to prioritize visiting spaces that are accessible!
o Feedback, thoughts, suggestions are welcome! You can shoot us a message anytime!
DOORS @10pm, but feel free to pop by when you can!
Remixed Call for Artists – 2017
Remixed (formally Chinatown Remixed) is a month long festival of art and community that takes place in and around businesses in Chinatown and on Somerset St W. Selected artists will be partnered with participating businesses to display art throughout the festival, thus remixing everyday restaurants, shops, cafes, salons, and alleyways into non-traditional art spaces.
The opening celebration/vernissage will take place from during the day on Saturday September 16th – rain or shine. All artists will be expected to be present in their partner business during the opening for a minimum of 2 hours. Thanks to our sponsors and the City of Ottawa, all artists will receive an honorarium for their participation.
This project is organized by the Remixed Collective (RC). We are an volunteer, Ottawa- based not-for-profit art collective, and our mission is to nurture Ottawa’s diverse arts communities. If you have any questions about the submissions process, get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions are due Friday August 25th, 11:59 PM EST
CLICK the link below and apply today.
Celebrating Asian Heritage Month – CITYWIDE Events
Throughout the month come and hear inspiring speakers, see entertaining films and slide presentations, participate in delectable cooking demonstrations, watch a hockey tournament, play at an Asian board games night and more. Best of all, most AHM events are free!
Note these events at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.
May 3, Personal Journeys (Speakers include a young woman who fled the taliban)
May 10 (Tuesday) 7 pm
Film Screening: Everything Will Be
A NFB film about the history and changing face of Vancouver’s Chinatown
May 24 (Tuesday) 7 pm
Film Screening: Operation Oblivion
The fascinating story about a group of Chinese-Canadian civilians trained by the British Secret Service (MI6) to fight behind enemy lines during World War II.
Plus the May 11 Asian Board Games night is at The Loft