#TheKiss with Skratch Bastid: NAC, Oct. 14

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On Friday, October 14, House of PainT and the National Arts Centre Orchestra present a night featuring Ottawa visual artists Allan André, Mique Michelle, Pat Buck and Dan Metcalfe painting the interior walls of the NAC with colourful works inspired by The Kiss, the NAC-commissioned art from internationally-renowned Canadian artist Anita Kunz, whose work has graced the covers of The New Yorker and Rolling Stone.

The event is part of the NAC’s Beethoven and Schumann Festival and kicks off at 9:30pm with LiVE 88.5’s DJ Noah spinning in the NAC Main Foyer, followed by a special tribute to Beethoven and Schumann by Canada’s turntable champion and crowd favourite Skratch Bastid.

“DJ Skratch Bastid is brilliant and electric, and is known for his expressive execution, coaxing mash-ups and collaborations, with the likes of the Afiara Quartet, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Buck 65 and Shad. He is truly innovative in his ability to disrupt and merge genres. I am thrilled to include him among the phenomenal group of soloists who will perform during our 10 day Festival,” says NACO musical director Alexander Shelley.

Over the past 15 years, Canada’s own Skratch Bastid has been spreading his skills and name around the world. At the rate of over 150 shows a year over the last decade, he has been increasingly heralded for his comfort and versatility in different styles – hip hop, funk, disco, club, rock and just about anything that makes people dance – the Bastid has rocked dance floors in Asia, Europe, Down Under and everywhere in between. With an incomparable hold in his country where he has become a staple of Canadian DJ history, he now celebrates his culture and community in his home base of Toronto and throughout Canada with the annual Bastid’s BBQ held every summer.

You won’t want to miss this party or the chance to devour delicious food samples and see a Bastid mash-up you never thought possible!

Doors open at 9:30pm
$10 cover
#TheKiss

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Alan Neal interviewing Patrick McCormack, General Manager, House of PainT Festival of Arts and Culture; Anita Kunz, Professional Artist and Skratch Bastid on CBC’s All in a Day. Here’s the CBC Radio interview.

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The party continues at Kinki following Skratch Bastid’s NAC Performance + DJ MACE
Friday, Oct. 14, No Cover, 19+

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