Arts & Entertainment
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Out in Ottawa: Dec 1–15, 2015

Choice events in the city

Art & Film

Me, Myself and Art, with Sagine Soul Art

Presented in a variety of mediums, Sagine Soul Art’s latest work is about inner reflection and self-expression. Following the refreshment and mingle-filled opening night, her work will be on display (and for sale) at the sex shop for the entire month of December.

Opens Saturday, Dec 5, 7pm; runs until Thursday, Dec 31. Venus Envy, 226 Bank St. venusenvy.ca

Movies that Matter: Pride

In honour of International Human Rights Day, the embassy of The Netherlands screens the comedy-drama Pride. Based on true events, it’s a British film about a group of gay and lesbian activists who raise money to help families affected by the National Union of Mineworkers’ strike in 1984.

Thursday, Dec 10, 6:30pm. ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Music

Tradition

The Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus’s latest concert is a holiday and tradition-themed show. It features more than 13 songs, an ensemble number, everything from traditional pieces to pop numbers, and works in German and Ukrainian. Attendees can also participate in a 50/50 draw.

Sunday, Dec 6, 3pm. First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Ave W. cgogmc.ca

Cabatinée

This gay bar is finally old enough to drink. In honour of The Lookout’s 19th anniversary, this cabaret’s theme is “throwback to 1996.” The schedule includes drag (by Mz Horizon), piano (by Kendall Partington), more drag, more piano, and then dancing to DJ Jungle Jen’s hot beats.

Sunday, Dec 13, 3:30pm. The Lookout, 41 York St. thelookoutbar.com

Nightlife

Queers and Beers: Naughty or Nice

Orchestrated by The Queer Mafia, a bunch of people take over a brewery, drink, snack, maybe play games and possibly glitter bomb the streets of Ottawa. It’s an inclusive gathering that’s very welcoming of trans people. Proceeds go to The Queer Mafia Community Fund.

Friday, Dec 4, 6pm. Lowertown Brewery, 73 York St. facebook.com/thequeermafia

She Wolves Shooter Night: Red and Green

The sexy, sporty lady members of the Ottawa Wolves Rugby Club serve red and green-coloured shots at a laid back, holiday-themed bar night. Just to spice things up, attendees are invited to wear coloured bracelets — red means “taken” and green means “ready to mingle.”

Friday, Dec 4, 9pm. The Lookout, 41 York St. facebook.com/ottawawolves

Throb

Those party-happy scamps Ashley Gauthier and Chris Murray present the second edition of their new monthly gay men’s dance party. A bash with a rave feel, the night is all about hard beats, dancing and guys. Montreal’s DJ Alberto Pérez spins tracks to get your blood pumping.

Friday, Dec 11, 10pm. 310 Dalhousie St. throb.club

Sex

Mouthing Off: All About Oral

Tired of being Mr or Mrs Nobody-Likes-Me-Poo-Poo-Boring? Want to be the life of the party? Then get better at giving oral pleasure. Step out to a workshop that discusses the ins and outs of giving better head to anyone (both penises and vaginas will be discussed). Everyone welcome.

Monday, Dec 7, 6:30pm. Venus Envy, 226 Bank St. venusenvy.ca

(For more event listings, visit dailyxtra.com/lgbt-events)