Have you noticed the Members’s Events listed on the Rasputin’s website? Not surprisingly, a large percentage of our members are musicians who produce their own entertaining and worthwhile events and are in demand for for other events, many of them charitable in nature. We decided a few weeks ago to assist these events through the Spirit of Rasputin’s website and the occasional newsletter. Over the next few weeks there are several events involving our members you should know about. Members’ names below are in bold.
What: CD Release Benefit Concert
Who: Mark Evenchick
When: 8pm Saturday November 12
Where: Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill at Byron
No cover charge. 100% of the proceeds from CD sales will go to the Ottawa Food Bank. Mark will be accompanied by Kate & Hollis Morgan. Greg Kelly will peform an opening set. Mark is a Spirit board member, our treasurer, and one of the host/organizers of the Monday night Open Stage. Advance sales of his CD Incident at the Hangdog Saloon have already raised hundreds of dollars for the food bank.
What: Writers’ Bloc
Who: Hosted by Greg Kelly
When: 2pm-4pm Sunday November 13
Where: The Ottawa Folklore Centre, 1111 Bank Street
Write a song on topic and receive a gentle but sincere critique from your fellow composers. This month’s topics are “Dreams”, “Behind Those Eyes”, “Shortlist”, and “Winter”.
What: Ottawa Folklore Centre 35th Anniversary Concert and Fundraiser for the Hospice at Maycourt
Who: Terry Gillespie, Ana Miura, Sheesham and Lotus, Jesse Greene and harp sensation Marc Seguin, Folk legend Doug McArthur, Alicia Borisonik, Don Gibbons, Missy Burgess, the Bytown Ukulele Group (BUG), local clawhammer banjo legends Mary Gick – Paul Horn
When: 7pm-10pm Sunday November 13
Where: The Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St
What: Healing Garden Music Fest
Who: Lynn Miles, Missy Burgess, Amanda Rheaume and Ana Miura. With special guests Michael Burgess and Keith Glass.
When: 2pm-5pm Sunday November 27
Where: The Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave
President, Spirit of Rasputin’s Arts Society