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 🙂
FUNDRAISING FOR SPAO WITH CHINA DOLL!
The legendary China Doll will lead us through an array of entertainment including an outdoor screening of the fabulous 1975 cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, along with karaoke, a Silent Auction, a 50-50 draw, and some unexpected surprises.
WHAT: Fundraiser for the Ottawa Art Society with China Doll
WHEN: Saturday October 28, 2017 from 7 pm – 1 am
WHERE: Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset Street West, Ottawa
TICKET PRICE: $20 Admission
Screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show
& some unexpected surprises
*The Silent Auction will include Gift Certificates from the Shanghai Restaurant, the Ottawa Art Society, the National Gallery of Canada, the Ottawa Art Gallery, the National Arts Centre, the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO), Patrick Gordon Framing, LPM Projects, Top Shelf Distillers, Jet Black Hair Studio, with more to come…
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!