Photo by: Ming Wu
Crimson and Blues
Live Jazz Mondays are here to leave you weak in the knees with Renée Yoxon’s vocals, accompanied by François Gravel’s piano. ‘Crimson and Blues’ describes the sweet and sultry tone of the night, taking you back to the golden age, where jazz warmed peoples hearts. 

Where: Bar 56, 56 ByWard Market Square
When: Every Monday at 9 p.m.
Cost: Free 

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In conjunction with the National Arts Centre’s Prairie Scene, this exhibition focuses on artists currently living in Winnipeg who resist being labelled as “Prairie Art.” With different media, styles, and politics this exhibition showcases a changing attitude towards regionalism. 

Where: SAW Gallery at 67 Nicholas St
When: Now through July 7; Tuesday – Saturday, 11a.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: Free 

The Great Curry Cook-off
Ottawa Fringe has packed the heat on with this fundraiser cook-off complete with an array of curries and beer. Vote for your favourite dish from local chefs with an Iron Chef style celebrity curry jury giving their judgement.

Where: Great Canadian Theatre Company; 1233 Wellington St
When: May 9, 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 

Mad Chatter with Tim Gilbertson
Hailing from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Mad Chatter is spending the night wailing in the nightclub at the end of the universe. Their use of dance beats with some rock noise sets a different tone in our domestic indie sounds and aim to make you dance. Tim Gilbertson is a bit reminiscent of Neil Young, bringing a smoother and folkier rock set to the stage.

Where: Zaphod Beeblebrox; 27 York St, ByWard Market
When: May 9, 8 p.m.
Cost: $5 

The Year Dolly Parton was my Mom
Montreal filmmaker Tara Johns’ debut film follows Elizabeth, a geeky girl from the Prairies, who finds out that she was adopted and decides that Dolly Parton must be her real mother. With her mom Marion following her, this coming of age tale turns into a mother-daughter film that’s poignant, funny, and Canadian in the best of ways. 

Where: ByTowne Cinema; 325 Rideau St.
When: May 9, 6:55 p.m. Playing through May 12 at different times.
Cost: $10 for non-members, $7 for members, seniors, and youth.