Arts & Entertainment
2 min

Out in Ottawa: Nov 2–15, 2015

Choice events in the city

Leisure & Pleasure

OSPN Bowling

It’s always fun, and there’s something delightful about the clatter of tumbling pins and the strangeness of wearing shoes only 1,000 people have worn before. Folks 50 years and older and their allies bowl a few frames. For more information, contact

Monday, Nov 9, 6:30pm. West Park Lanes, 1205 Wellington St W.


Diversity Dance Party

Just over the river there’s a dance party for a mixed crowd in a charming, rustic microbrewery. In the heart of Old Hull, revellers flirt and dance the night away to DJ Martin Leguerrier’s hot beats. Some of the profits will go to a good cause: Jeunesse Idem.

Saturday, Nov 7, 11pm. Gainsbourg, 9 Aubrey St, Gatineau.


DJs Chris Murray and Ashley Gauthier wanted to organize a party that’s all about intense music and dancing and that is unapologetically gay — guys-making-out-everywhere kind of gay. To kick things off right, the inaugural edition of this new monthly party features DJ Deko-Ze.

Friday, Nov 13, 10pm. 310 Dalhousie St.


Going Down: A Guide to Fellatio

The penis has few joys, but now and then he gets to pop into a warm, soft mouth. So it’s important that the mouth knows what to do once he’s in there. This workshop covers the ins and outs (and ins, and outs, and ins . . . ) of sucking cock. Open to all genders and orientations.

Monday, Nov 2, 6:30pm. Venus Envy, 226 Bank St.

The Big O

If you have a vagina, or your partner does, you should know how to get as much pleasure from it as possible. Open to everyone, Beau’s workshop provides tips for having bigger and better orgasms. There is also a discussion of the relative merits of various toys and tools.

Tuesday, Nov 3, 6:30pm. Venus Envy, 226 Bank St.

Knotty Fun: An Intro to Rope Bondage

To many, bondage play is daunting. They envision clumsily attempting complicated knots, and horribly injuring somebody in the process. This workshop teaches you how to do it, what gear to buy, and how to be safe. A length of rope will be provided for practice during this interactive session.

Monday, Nov 9, 6:30pm. Venus Envy, 226 Bank St.

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