Art Exhibit: Illuminating Our Ancestors by Don Kwan | Friday, May 25 | Free

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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

FREE

 

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Paddle Smash Parking Lot Party / Beer Launch | Sat. June 2, 11:00 – 16:00 | Free/Donations to Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation

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Paddle Smash Parking Lot Party / Beer Launch

Join us on Saturday, June 2nd for a parking lot party at the Shanghai Restaurant. It will be an afternoon of beer tasting, music by Tara Holloway, knife throwing guild, and a craft marketplace filled with henna, oils, cards, fresh produce and cool finds. LeTwist Cafe and the Shanghai will offer tasty snacks! Beer $5.

Covered Bridge Paddle Smash beer will be offered alongside cool tunes and our mainline musical guest, Tara Holloway at 1pm. China Doll will be on hand for selfie shots in a photo booth!

Proceeds of beer sales and donations are for the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation.

The event is free! A $20 donation is encouraged and comes with a complimentary bevy and three throws at the onsite In-The-Air Knife Guilde.

Our event part…ners include:

The Covered Bridge Brewing Company Inc.
In The Air Knife Throwing Guild
Young Living Essential Oils
Henna Designs Ink
Kel-Lee’s Cards & Paper Crafts
Brainy Bird Creations
And more to come! (Contact us for details if you’re interested in partnering with us)

Make this event part of your early June in this great city!

 

 

DRAG QUEEN BINGO + Fundraiser + Karaoke w/ CHINA DOLL Fri. Apr. 20 @ 8pm – 1 am

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BINGO with CHINA DOLL + KARA-OK

PLAY BINGO for FREE

We supply everything you need to PLAY BINGO. . . Dabbers. . . BINGO Cards. . . . PRIZES!!!

First round starts 8pm and ends late. . . . followed by KARA-OK!

$5 cover into Shanghai Restaurant and a portion goes to Fundraiser for Haiti.

Come for Dinner.  Stay for the Bingo.  Sing your heart out later.

Reservations recommended 613-233-4001

YOU GOTTA PLAY TO WIN!!!

Day of Pink GALA Reception & Awards | Wed. Apr. 11 @ 5:30 pm | Lansdowne Park | FREE

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Please join the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018, to celebrate the Day of Pink Gala in Ottawa.

RSVP: ccgsd-ccdgs.org/pink

Location: Horticulture Building (1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3)
Time: 5:30-9pm

The Gala is a fabulous event featuring a reception and an award ceremony. At the award ceremony, we will give Awards to leaders from across Canada who have gone above and beyond in the fight against bullying and discrimination.

This year’s event is proud to pay tribute to divers queer & trans folks featuring performances from a special curated group of local artists and performers.

The gala is a FREE EVENT. Our goal with the Gala is not to raise money, but to build community and celebrate the success of CCGSD over the past year. There will be hors d’oeuvres provided free of charge, and beverages will be available through a cash bar. We will also have a raffle and silent auction to help raise funds for the gala. Our VIPink guests will be provided free beverages throughout the night, priority seating during the award ceremony, and will have their name added to the VIPink exclusive raffle.

The CCGSD is always focused on our work in schools. As such, we are proud to announce that this event is a zero-budget event, with any profits made funneled directly into our programming across Canada.

We acknowledge that this event is being held on the traditional territories of the Algonquin peoples.

This event is fully accessible and bilingual.

Recommended dress code: Fabulous pink

For more information and to RSVP visit

http://ccgsd-ccdgs.org/pink/

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Animal Parade Vernissage & Exhibition by Sabine Modder, Thu. Mar. 29 @ 6-8:30 pm … & China Doll BINGO, too!

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Animal Parade Vernissage & Exhibition by Sabine Modder… then BINGO TIME with China Doll @ 8:30 pm

Bessie Blue sees spots, but you should see art! My art, in fact. Please come on down to the Shanghai Restaurant on Thursday, March 29 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. to see my animals on parade. I’ll be there, hanging out and eating noodles. Stick around, look at the paintings, chat, maybe have some Chinese food and a drink. Then roll up your sleeves and get ready to dab! From 8:30 p.m. there will be fun, games and glamour when the marvelous China Doll hosts an evening of bingo. It doesn’t get any better than this!

I will be donating my proceeds from the sales of the paintings in this show to St. Luke’s Table, a community service that provides meals and support to those in need. St. Luke’s Table is also located in Chinatown.
http://www.stlukestable.ca/

What: Vernissage of paintings by Sabine Modder
When: Thursday, March 29 – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset St. W.
What else: Bingo with China Doll at 8:30

https://www.facebook.com/events/177498162881331/

https://www.facebook.com/SabineModderArt/

 

DOODLE JAM! Come Draw With Us… Wed. March 28 @ 7-9:30 pm… FREE!

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The first Comic Jam of SPRING is coming up at the end of the month! Theme: Doodles
Sometimes doodles can inspire a cool story, character or situation. Even geometric phone doodles can be fun launching creative thoughts. Bring a doodle (even a scribble on a page) to inspire a comic panel or story. Or doodle at the event. We’ll see what cool things pop up from the subconscious doodle-brain n_n

March Comic Jam
Wednesday March 28h, 2018
7 pm – 9:30 pm
Shanghai Restaurant
651 Somerset W.
Ottawa ON

Materials provided, event cost: free.
Contact: Suzanne
ottawacomicjam (at) gmail (dot) com
613.836.7821 (home)/ 613.501.6962 (mobile)

Artwork is collected at the end of the month and posted irregularly on the blog for all to enjoy: http://ottawacomicjam.blogspot.ca/

Art and stories may be of an adult nature and the event is not generally suitable for minors.
Please respect fellow jammers with your art, comments and stories.

Thanks goes to our sponsor: DragonHead Studio for continued financial support! http://suzannemarsden.weebly.com/

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
613.501.6862
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).

https://www.facebook.com/events/585889538411675/

https://ottawacomicjam.blogspot.ca/p/faq.html