Orange alert (FREE!)
The Orange Art Gallery has moved! Celebrating their new space — and their fourth anniversary — the gallery is hosting a reception on Thursday, April 10 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Check out new works by Orange’s own artists, and stick around for performances by Velvet Underground cover band, No Kinds of Love, and rap artist, The Joynt. Orange Art Gallery is now located at 290 City Centre Ave.
The Toronto-based alt-country/folk band, Sunparlour Players, is playing The Black Sheep Inn armed with their brand new album The Living Proof (they’re playing two days after launching the record). This double-bill includes rock and roots quartet, Harlan Pepper, who hail from Hamilton. The show is on Thursday, April 10 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance. The Black Sheep Inn is at 753 Riverside Dr. in Wakefield. Beware potholes along that stretch!
A.Y. Jackson, Canadian artist who fought in the First World War and founding member of the Group of Seven, and Otto Dix, renowned German artist, who also fought in the Great War, never met on the battlefield. However, their war-inspired art will be displayed together in Transformations, an exhibition at the Canadian War Museum. The show is from Thursday, April 10, and it runs until September 21, 2014. Compare each’s perception of the war, and see pieces that led the Nazis to blackball Dix from the participating in the mainstream art market in the 1930s. The show is accessed by a general admission ticket. The Canadian War Museum is located at 1 Vimy Pl.
SuicideGirls — the popular, online community that celebrates girls with piercings, tattoos, and an unwavering desire to be different — is bringing its burlesque show to the city this weekend. Blackheart Burlesque will feature lots of pasties, stripteases, and even a gorilla mask or two. If you’ve never heard of SuicideGirls before, read our Q&A with SuicideGirls founder, Missy Suicide. The show will be at Mavericks on Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. (the 10 pm. show is sold out). Advance tickets are $25, and available at Vertigo Records. Mavericks is located at 221 Rideau St.
Easter Market (FREE!)
Excited for Easter? Check out the Flavours of Ottawa Easter Market in Westboro on Saturday, April 12. Twenty of Ottawa’s Easter-enthusiastic food artisans will be selling such festive creations as hot cross buns, chocolate eggs, and, of course, chocolate bunnies. Pick up all your Easter goodies, then stop by the Relish Food Truck for lunch. The market will be at St. George’s Parish Hall from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission and parking is free. St. George’s Parish Hall is located at 415 Piccadilly Ave.
DIY Theremin (FREE!)
Ever made a theremin? Artists Patrick Lacasse and Alisdair MacRae have, and they’re eager to show you how they did it. This Sunday, April 13, head on over to the Karsh-Masson Gallery to take the guided tour of their exhibit, Perfect Music, learn about the different instruments they’ve created using recycled materials, and make one of your own! The tour/workshop is at 2 p.m. Karsh-Masson Gallery is located at 110 Laurier Ave. W.