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Yummy Little Tidbits

Here are a couple of yummy little tidbits of upcoming fun.

Burlesque Life Drawing Comes to Ottawa!
When many artists think “life drawing,” they think of sterile rooms,
bad lighting, and bored, silent, models with nary a hint of
personality. Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School is here to change all

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is the little New York art event that
became a movement. Started in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple, the
concept is simple: artists bring pencil and pad and we’ll bring you
the most beautiful, extraordinary and outrageous models for your
sketching delight. We invite burlesque dancers, roller derby girls,
circus performers and we let you draw them for a full three hours.
Interspersed with posing are games and drawing contests where you can
win booze or prizes.

The debut session will take place on Monday, October 26, 2009 from
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the Mercury Lounge. Our models and
entertainment for the evening are the fabulous Sin Sisters, with
delectable treats by Little Cakes. Join us for an evening of art and

Questions, concerns or expressions of joy about this event coming to
Ottawa? Wish to be added to the mailing list? E-mail us at or find us on Facebook.

No Earthly Home

Four Canadian songwriters – Jay Linden, Jon Brooks, Rosemary Phelan and Joe Jencks – are coming together on Sunday October 18th at the Bronson Centre to provide an afternoon of family-friendly musical entertainment. All proceeds will go to Ottawa’s Alliance to End Homelessness.

Every November the Alliance puts on an absolutely first-rate one-day conference about homelessness in Ottawa. This conference is free and open to everybody because of fundraising events like this one.

You can get your $20 concert tickets at the Folklore Centre at 1111 Bank Street, or online here. (If you’re interested in attending the free conference, request a registration form from Lynne Brown at

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