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What’s Happening in Ottawa This Week (February 6th-12th)

What’s Happening in Ottawa This Week (February 6th-12th)


By: Brian Clarke

Winterlude continues this week, and the Rideau Canal is finally entirely open.  If you love winter, this week is for you! Be sure to regularly check the full list of Winterlude activities, and Canal ice conditions. If you don’t like winter, however, this week boasts a variety of events, involving martinis,  sex toys, and independent movie-making (not all together!).

Thursday, February 9th – Martini Madness 

Do you like Martinis? BartenderOne Ottawa is teaching a class on how to make the perfect martini in this hands-on course.  And of course there will be tastings! The event is hosted at My Condo in the Byward Market. More information can be found here.

Friday, February 10th to Sunday, February 12th – Sexapalooza

This rapidly growing event is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Prepare for Valentine’s day by heading down to the Convention Center,  learning about all aspects of sex and sexuality and experience a fun and safe sex toy shopping experience. More information can be found here.

Saturday, February 11th, 4PM-7PM – From the Sound Up: Building a Documentary

For all aspiring movie-makers out there, from our friend Kara Blake of Philtre Films, this masterclass will focus on independent documentary production using Blake’s film The Delian Mode,about electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, as a case study.  Blake will outline the steps necessary in seeing a project through from conception to completion, sharing insights with participants about obtaining interviews, tracking down archival footage, rights clearances, post-production and distribution. Using anecdotes and examples culled from her own experience, Blake will initiate a dialogue about the real trials and tribulations of independent film-making.

Members: $25.00/ Non-members: $25
Limited to 15 participants
Deadline to register: February 8th, 2012
Level: Beginner

More information, or to register, visit the event’s web page.

What other events are you planning to attend this week?

Brian Clarke is the co-owner of Ottawa Rickshaws and Rickshaw Media Group.  Every Sunday, Brian will list a few fun local events happening in the upcoming week.  You can also find these events, and other upcoming events on the Ottawa Events page. Catch up with Brian on Twitter or LinkedIn.