BY MATT HARRISON
All shapes and sizes FREE
Recognizing the significance the human form plays in the art-making process — whether it be the artist, their works, and the models used — the non-profit group, Figureworks, is hosting an impressive, juried art event that celebrates the human form at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts.
The event is currently ongoing and continues until this Sunday, Nov. 30 at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. Times for viewing are Thursday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a taste of what you’ll see, check out some of the works online.
Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick St.
Fools’ literary Mash-up
What do Anne of Green Gables, Captain Hook, and other literary figures have in common? They’re all stuck on a bloody island out in the middle of the ocean (just how long will it be before Hook makes fun of Anne’s red hair and she guts him with his own hook? Or the Captain uses his hook on himself in an effort to escape Anne’s incessant blathering?) Find out what kind of hilarity ensues in Pomme and ‘Restes: Shipwrecked! On the Tempestuous Lost Island of Never, a new offering from The Company of Fools at the GCTC. The play is ongoing, until Dec. 14. Showtimes this Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 4 and 8:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. More info, here. Tickets from $28.
The GCTC is at 1233 Wellington St. W.
Wanting to buy art by top Ottawa artists, but can’t afford to? Sketch is the perfect place to pick up work by your favourite artists for cheap — some sketches start as low as $10! Over a hundred artists are participating in SAW Gallery‘s annual art-fundraiser, which happens this Friday, Nov. 28. New this year: SKETCH-by-Numbers, with Spins + Needles and the sale of animal art by Nappakhao, Phong, Ramona + Sela. There’s a silent auction from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The after party begins at 11 p.m. Admission is $5.
SAW Gallery is at 67 Nicholas St.
You’re 18. Now please leave
Eighteen years isn’t usually a milestone, but why not choose this occasion to shout out to the Mercury Lounge’s 18th birthday anyways. So, Mercury Lounge, welcome to maturity. You’re now old enough to make your way in the world. Good luck. And no, you and Trevor Walker cannot live in my basement until your 30!
In celebration, New York DJ legend, Little “Louis” Vega is dropping by on Friday, Nov. 28. Considered the godfather of global house music, the Bronx DJ will be playing a four-hour set. Doors open at 10 p.m. $35 advance tix. More info, here.
Mercury Lounge is at 56 Byward Market
“Holy S*it this is humbling” FREE
Those immortal words were spoken by Canadian astronaut Steve Maclean as he left the cozy confines of the international space station and stepped out into the vastness of our cold, unforgiving universe. He is one of three Canadians — Chris Hadfield and Dave Williams being the other two — to ever go into space, and as such, are the subject matter of Canadian Spacewalkers, a new book by Bob McDonald, the host of CBC’s Quirks & Quark’s McDonald will be the Aviation Museum on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. to talk about these spacewalkers. It’s free, so first come, first gets a seat.
Aviation Museum is at 11 Aviation Parkway