Jennifer Hayward hits the Arts Court stage tonight (March 03, 2014) with her one woman show Jesus Even Loves a Crazy Horny Feminist. Written and performed by Hayward, the play looks intimately at her life, from struggles with mental illness, relationships with men and God, and her challenges with fertility and adoption.
“I wrote the play,” says Hayward, “because I wanted to open a frank dialogue about mental illness and its affect not only on my own life, but the lives of others around me. It’s a very personal story but one that I think others can relate to as well.”
Using her unique brand of humour, Hayward provides a strikingly raw portrait of a woman who has seen a life of turmoil and struggles with a acceptance. Jenn Sharp, of the Saskatoon Star Phoenix wrote, after it’s run at the Saskatoon Fringe Festival, “Jennifer Hayward is the best kind of comedian self-deprecating but not self-loathing, and with a firm grasp on reality. Her show is a very personal revelation.”
Hayward was born and raised in Saskatoon, “…a Metis and Ukrainian turned Ukrainian feminist turned comedian turned feminist comedian has lived and performed in Ottawa since 2007. This mother of three wrote Jesus Even Loves a Crazy Horny Feminist, “her first one woman show, at age of 38 to carpe diem.”
Jesus Even Loves a Crazy Horny Feminist runs from Monday, March 03, 2014 until Wednesday, March 05, 2014, at the Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue,
Jesus Even Loves a Crazy Horny Feminist
Written and performed by Jennifer Hayward
Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue
8 pm: Monday, March 03, until Wednesday, March 05, 2014
N.B. for mature audiences only
For more information and tickets, click here.
In/Words Magazine and Press, the Carleton-based, student-run literary mag is launching Issue 13.1 this Wednesday, February 12 (2014), 7p.m. at Café Pressed (750 Gladstone). This latest issue contains new poetry and prose from writers based both locally and abroad, including JC Bouchard, Marilyn Irwin, D.S. Stymeist, Claire Pattison Hunter, Cassandra Nykyforak, and Rob Thomas.
Following on from the enormous success of their autumn and winter showcases, the launch itself will feature readings from some of those contributors and will have bookend performances by Ottawa-based singer-songwriter Amanda Cottreau. Where: Pressed, 750 Gladstone, Ottawa, Ontario When: 7PM on Wednesday, 12th February
Says Chris Johnson, one of the current coterie of editors, “Come out to listen to and support art and literature in Ottawa, pick up an issue of the magazine for your reading pleasure, or to just enjoy a sandwich and some company.” As for cost, “There is no entrance fee at the door.” Johnson tells me, adding that they, “might ask you to pay with a pleasant smile.”
In/Words Magazine and Press Launch for
Wednesday, February 12, 7p.m.
750 Gladstone Avenue
Brendan McNally writes regularly for OttawaTonite.com and this is the first time he has used the word coterie.
Kyrie Kristmanson is a fresh voice on Canada's music scene. Her unique style evokes the various Canadian maritime, prairie and urban landscapes she has grown up in. At twenty-one, she has already captivated audiences in various parts of the country and abroad with her elemental and vocal-driven fusion of folk, jazz and alternative rock influences. She writes powerful, exciting and thoughtful songs in English and French.
Kyrie makes her long-awaited return to Ottawa as a part of the 2011/2012 Acoustic Waves series for an intimate night of music in the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre's studio theatre.
With such a diverse and exciting array of art and artists to feature, it has been a wonderfully busy and informative year!
So many events and so little time…YOUR interest in what Ottawa artists are doing and helping to extend their reach, is what Ottawa Tonite is ALL about!
Have a wonderful holiday season, as we look forward to sharing more with you in 2012!
Cheryl and the Ottawa Tonite Team
Babes4Breasts organizers today announced they will be releasing the first-ever Babes4Breasts Compilation CD at the 5th annual Babes4Breasts benefit concert in Ottawa.
Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts
310 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa
Tickets: $15 in adv; $20 at door
The compilation CD features 17 original songs by Canadian singer/songwriters ranging from a Juno award winner to the best of up-and-coming Canadian talent. Largely made up of female artists, the compilation also features a track from Craig Cardiff to represent the men who have contracted breast cancer but also the men who stand behind their mothers, sisters, wives, girlfriends and friends during their journey.
“We are thrilled to be releasing our first B4B compilation album, to continue to support the women and men who are on their breast cancer journey through funds, awareness and the positive power of music,” says Ana Miura, Babes4Breasts founder and local singer/songwriter.
The concert will be held at the Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts in downtown Ottawa featuring five women in song-circle format who also appear on the compilation: Leela Gilday, Annabelle Chvostek, Amanda Rheaume, Tara Holloway and Ana Miura. Compilation CDs will be sold at the concert for $5 but will also be available starting today online digitally through iTunes and CD BABY as a special pre-release opportunity. Physical sales available at numerous Ottawa retailers including all Bridgehead Coffeehouses, Ottawa Folklore Centre, CD Warehouse, CD Baby, Compact Music, Chez Lucien Restaurant, Mint Hair Studio, Physical Therapy Institute, Morning Owl Coffee Shop and mymusic.ca.
Proceeds from the concert will be used to build upon the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Survivorship Centre’s music therapy program, while proceeds from the sale of the album will go to a variety of breast cancer related charities including the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Founded in 2003, Babes4Breasts has raised tens of thousands of dollars for breast cancer related charities on their many successful tours across Canada.
For a list of featured artists on the CD, please visit http://www.babes4breasts.com
Online sales of CD or Tickets for Concert:
For Tickets, head to www.ticketbreak.com and search for Babes4Breasts ($15 in advance)
For Compilation CD, head to cdbaby.com or iTunes ($9.99 each)
Advance Physical copy of CDs and physical tickets:Advance Tickets as well as CDs on sale as of Friday, September 23, 2011 at: Ottawa Folklore Centre, all CD Warehouse and Compact Music Locations, Chez Lucien Restaurant, Mint Hair Studio and The Physical Therapy Institute.
Advance copies of CDs will also be sold at all Bridgehead Coffeehouses, Ottawa Folklore Centre, CD Warehouse, CD Baby, Compact Music, Chez Lucien Restaurant, Mint Hair Studio, The Physical Therapy Institute, Morning Owl Coffee Shop and mymusic.ca.
Come check out the largest gathering of Ottawa area middle eastern, bellydance, tribal and now including items for bollywood dancers with the best selection of new and used costumes, fabrics, music, accessories and more.
Open to all -free admission! Meet teachers, check out class schedules, get costume information, and much more! Something for everyone – young and old – men and women! Come on out and enjoy the afternoon!
The Ottawa Dancer’s Bazaar hosts about 40 tables of goods and services to appeal to the shopper in us all! All booked with a variety of local and out of town vendors for your shopping pleasure! Looking for zills? Sticks? Veils? Skirts? Music? Anything you can think of, and many things you might not have thought would come in handy – tote bags and cover-ups, baladi dresses, and accessories to complete any outfit! Whew! There will be new stock from Egypt, Turkey and of course from our local artisans and designers.
And be sure to check out the many deals for used costumes as well.
Check online for more details about the vendors and their websites: http://halyma.com/bazaar/
Sunday, October 16, 2011
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: 260 McArthur (Knights of Columbus Hall)
Created by the producers of Wed By Hand (Ottawa’s indie wedding show), Urban Craft will feature hip and modern goods designed and crafted by local artisans. Inspired by similar shows which have become wildly popular in cities across the United States and Canada, Urban Craft will offer Ottawans the opportunity to shop in a show setting on a monthly basis—an opportunity the city’s residents haven’t had until this point.
Get more information and preview of all our fantastic vendors on our website.
DATES: 1st Saturday of Each Month: September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4
TIME: 10am – 2pm
PLACE: The Great Canadian Theatre Company, 1233 Wellington Street West (corner of Holland and Wellington in Hintonburg)
COST: Free to attend
For more information, contact Krista Leben at firstname.lastname@example.org or (613) 422-8932, or visit Urban Craft.
A documentary about social media for social change that is showing at the Mayfair in Ottawa on the 25th of September:
‘With Glowing Hearts – The #van2010 Social Media Story’
More information can be found on Facebook right here.
Here is some insight, and a review of the film by Ottawa blogger, Susan Murphy:
Here’s your chance to see With Glowing Hearts on the big screen!
The Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank St)
Sunday, September 25th, 6:30pm, $10
Come early to see the photography of Kris Krug (staticphotography.com) featured in the lobby, stay late for a Q+A with (Ottawa born) director Andrew Lavigne!
One night, two shows, and a cast and a half.
Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps is now playing at the Gladstone Theatre, and as a special treat, Friday night is a double bill!
At 11pm at the Gladstone, following the play, Crush Improv featuring The 39 Steps‘ Richard Hannay (played by AL Connors) will be performing an encore performance of their hit 2011 Ottawa Fringe Festival show Spotlight On…
Spotlight On… is an improv show where the performers improvise scenes inspired by the true-life anecdotes of a guest monologist, and Friday night’s stories will be coming from none-other than the Director of The 39 Steps: Mr. John P. Kelly!
If that wasn’t reason enough to visit the theatre at 11pm Friday, the cast of Crush (2001 ‘Best Ensemble‘ winners: AL Connors, Brad MacNeil and Cari Leslie) will be joined by Uncalled For improv’s Dan Jeannotte and Sex T-Rex‘s Robin Toller and MORE!
If you’re planning on watching The 39 Steps this Friday or have already done so, bring your show program or ticket along and receive HALF OFF the already low price of TEN DOLLARS!
Friday September 9th, 11pm (ending around midnight)
$10 at the door (cash please) or $8 in advance
http://crushimprov.com for tickets
Here’s a clip from Monday’s Crush show at the Elmdale Tavern to whet your whistle.
Who will take on the unstoppable force that is
(Tim Anderson, Ken Godmere, Cari Leslie)
(AL Connors, Brad MacNeil, Cari Leslie)
That’s right, to celebrate Cari’s time in Ottawa, she’ll play both sides of the fence, both defending her team’s title and playing with the award winner challengers.
It will be amazing. Come early. It’ll be packed.
Monday, September 5 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
The Elmdale House Tavern
1084 Wellington Street West
$5 (suggested donation)