Chinatown Remixed Art Festival
Saturday September 24th – October 29th , 2016
Chinatown Remixed presents its 8th annual art festival in Ottawa’s Chinatown. This month-long free art festival kicks off with a Vernissage day on Sept. 24th and runs until Oct. 29th at various locations on Somerset Street West, between Bay St. and Preston St.
Chinatown Remixed features visual art, sculpture and performances presented in unconventional spaces such as restaurants, medical offices, hair salons, grocery stores and alleyways. The festival celebrates the uniqueness of Chinatown, one of Ottawa’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, by bringing together both businesses and artists.
- artwork made from old surfboards and burnt cedar by Nate Nettleton — Double Happiness BBQ Shop
- a group collage show by Kristina Corre — Little Latin America
- sketches of Chinatown businesses by Colin White — Chinatown sidewalks
- a collaborative 3D wall piece by three members of the Blink Art Collective — see if you can find it!
- a performance by local singer/songwriter May-Jun Li — follow the beautiful sounds
Vernissage day highlights:
- live performances and Dj’s — Shanghai restaurant parking lot
- Live painting by Artist Mique Michelle — Bar Robo sidewalk
“We love Remixed!”, stated ChinaDoll “It’s a wonderful day of local creativity that brings so many diverse people to Chinatown”.
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About the Chinatown Remixed Collective
The Chinatown Remixed Collective is an Ottawa-based not-for-profit art collective working in collaboration with the Somerset Street Chinatown Businesses Community and the City of Ottawa. Our mission is to strengthen ties between art and business, nurturing Ottawa’s visual and performance artists and vitalizing Chinatown’s entrepreneurial community.
Touch the lucky signs!
Luck, Abundance, Longevity, Happiness and Good Fortune are known to be the basic and modest wishes in the lives of ordinary people in Chinese culture. These five characters in calligraphy are an artistic expression of the blessings received by those who touch them.
Canada – the adopted home for many immigrants – is a country where abundance, luck, happiness, wealth, and stability abound and with which many of us are blessed. We wish for all Canadians to embrace and enjoy Luck, Abundance, Longevity, Happiness, and Good Fortune forever.
Find the signs under the Chinatown Gateway on Somerset Street West. Share your photos, use the hashtag #chinatownottawa
Ottawa Asian Fest is hosted its final Night Market of 2016 in Chinatown.
With the beautiful Chinatown Royal Arch as the backdrop, all of our best food vendors from across Ontario were back including Night Market favourites such as Hong Kong Bubble Waffles, Twisted Potato chips, Squid on a stick and CHATIME Bubble Tea!
Somerset Street West between Bronson and Arthur was closed to traffic for:
- Asian food trucks
- Beer garden
|Friday 9 September:||7 p.m. – midnight|
|Saturday 10 September:||Noon – midnight|
|Sunday 11 September:||Noon – 8 p.m.|
CTV Morning Ottawa
8 September 2016
Pokémon GO Lure Party
Attention Pokémon GO fans: Lures will be set from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chinatown Arch.
- Indian cultural performances from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. in front of the Dalhousie Community Centre (775 Somerset St. W.)
- 5 hours of non-stop Pokémon GO fun
Take a break to enjoy the food and drink in our restaurants and cafés. Remember to be alert at all times. Stay aware of your surroundings.
Echoes of Ottawa
Sunday May 29, 12 – 4 PM， Everyone is welcome.
Yen Fung Ding Dim Sum Shop, 628 Somerset Street W.
Holy Trinity Night School – Music Band (26 persons)
Shiraz Food Market, 725 Somerset Street W.
Children’s Art World
Chalk Drawing, Finger Puppets, Bag Monsters and Live Painting – Sacred Paint School
Chinese Peking Opera & Zodiac Face Painting – Ottawa Sui Yi Multicultural Arts Academy
Dalhouise Community Centre，755 Somerset Street W.
Kapital K-Dance -Korean Pop Dance (40 persons)
Taiji Show (80 persons)
New Square Dance – Sailor Dance (40 persons)
“Walking For Peace” Book Fair – International award-winning authors ( Mony Dojeiji & Alberto Agraso)
Cambidge Comfort Home Service Inc. – Free consultation
My Sweet Tea – Refreshing Drinks
Echoes of Ottawa – A Showcase of Ottawa’s Young Talent
Registration deadline is 1 May 2016
On Sunday May 29, 2016, Ottawa’s young musicians, artists, and dancers will have the exciting opportunity to showcase their talent in a grandiose way. The heart of Ottawa’s Chinatown- the multicultural village with an Asian flavor, will host on-street performances to feature some of Ottawa’s most passionate and poignant young artists. Presented by the Ottawa Youth Arts Association and the Somerset Street Chinatown Business Improvement Area (BIA), the Echoes Of Ottawa youth art initiative will exhibit the works of the emerging young artists. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be Sunday, June 5th, 2016.
Winterlude Lunar New Year Parade – Feb 14, 2016
Chinatown Winterlude Lunar New Year Parade will start at 1 pm on February 14, 2016 from Plant Recreation Center on 930 Somerset Street west; turn around on the Bay Street and then finish at Plant Recreation Center at 2:30 pm.
the Lunar New Year Lion Dance Parade in the Ottawa Chinatown
February 14, 2016 1pm to 2:30 pm
On Somerset Street from Preston Street to Bay Street
Ottawa, Ontario – Somerset Street Chinatown Business Improvement Area (BIA) is excited to partner with Canadian Heritage in 2016 Winterlude for its annual lion dance parade during the lunar new year on Sunday February 14, 2016 starting at 1 pm.
The Chinese Lion Dance goes back over one thousand years. The first record of the performance of an early form of the lion dance dates to the early Qing and Han Dynasties (Third century B.C.).
At the beginning of the lunar New Year in Chinatown, lion dance groups tour from business to business to bring good fortune and to ward off evil spirits.
Come to experience the tradition, hear the fire crackers, and get your New Year good fortune by following the lion dance parade in the Ottawa Chinatown – a multicultural village with an Asian flavour! To celebrate Winterlude in Chinatown, all the zodiacs will come to join the lion dance this year! You would not want to miss this extravaganza!
Celebrate Chinese New Year with GLCC
Summer Fun – Dancing Chinatown
The Chinatown Multicultural Corner will host free outdoor dancing classes on Saturdays in July and August. The classes will be led by experienced instructors. No registration is required, and it is free to all. Have fun while learning various dances before a cup of tea and some plates of dim sum! Zumba, Folk Dance, Latin Dance, Line Dance are on the menu! Being healthy in the fresh air in the heart of the vibrant Chinatown!
Time: Every Saturday 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
July 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and August 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Location: Chinatown 725 Somerset Street West
If it rains on those days, classes will be cancelled without notice.
For inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org; 613.230.4707
Multicultural Corner (I) Echoes of Ottawa Sunday May 31, 2015
Chinatown Craft Market May 31, 2015
Multicultural Corner (I) ECHOES OF OTTAWA
A SHOWCASE OF OTTAWA’S YOUNG TALENT
On Sunday May 31, 2015, Ottawa’s young musicians will have the exciting opportunity to showcase their talent in a grandiose way. In the heart of Ottawa’s Chinatown- the multicultural village with an Asian flavor, will host on-street performances to feature some of Ottawa’s most passionate and poignant young artists. Presented by the Ottawa Youth Arts Association and the Somerset Street Chinatown Business Improvement Area (BIA), the Echoes Of Ottawa youth art initiative will exhibit the works of the emerging young artists. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be Sunday, June 7th, 2015.
All applications must be submitted to email@example.com by April 30, 2015.
PERFORMER AGE: Students in grades 7 (seven) to 12 (twelve) are invited to apply for the event.
PERFORMANCE GROUP SIZE: Maximum of 15 performers per ensemble group; Minimum of 3 performers; Larger ensembles (10 – 15 students) are strongly encouraged.
PERFORMANCE DURATION: Approximately 1 hours of material (with breaks). PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Each ensemble will perform one (1) hour between 12- noon and 4PM.
PERFORMANCE LOCATION: Both indoor and outdoor spaces are available in Chinatown. Selected ensembles will be invited to perform at assigned locations.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: A 3-4 minute audio recording including samples from 1-2 pieces that may be performed. Only Selected ensembles will be contacted to perform. Please view the application form attached for details.
ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO
• Lunch will be provided for the performers.
• Volunteer hours will be available for those participating.
• Students are to provide their own musical instruments.
• Musicians are encouraged to wear their ensemble uniform.
• Students are to provide their own CD players, iPod docks, etc.