OG 500 Poetry Slam

Fri. Aug 24th
NAC Fourth Stage (7pm - 10pm) House of Paint is proud to include spoken word programming in its line up, and this year is honoured to have Canadian/Antigua spoken word bard Tanya Evanson as the feature artist. COVER: $15

HoP Main Day

Sat. Aug 25th
100 Brewer Way (12pm - 11pm) More than 200 graffiti artists, urban dancers, Mc's Poets, bands, and DJs of all levels gather underneath the Dunbar Bridge on August 25th, to celebrate and elevate hip hop culture. While thousands flock to House of PainT’s breaking competitions, concerts, vendor booths and and mural walls. Hosted by: RITA CARTER & LAZYLEGZ


Sat. Aug 25th
Mavericks (11pm - 2am) featuring: DJ Illo DJ Magnificent DJ Grouch Playing all your favourite hip hop tracks, break beats, and dancefloor classics to celebrate a decade and a half of dancing to the beat of the pulse of Ottawa's Underground. COVER: $5

Knowledge Conference

Aug 23rd, Aug 25th, Aug 26th
Ted Talks and Master Classes for hip hop heads - Multiple Locations and dates - EVENTS THURSDAY August 23, 6:30-9:30 pm The Origin Arts and Community Centre, 57 Lyndale Avenue Free In partnership with The Origin Arts & Community Centre HoP presents BOTHISM - A spoken word workshop with Tanya Evanson ----- SATURDAY August 25, noon-5pm House of PainT Graffiti Wall, Brewer Park (Dunbar Bridge) Free or By Donation House of PainT Festival 2018 (15th Anniversary Aug 25th) Main Stage Programming 1:30pm: Join Julia Gutsik from Luv2Groove Dance Education as she hosts an awesome Dance Party on the Main Stage! 2:30pm: No Excuses No Limits! Luca Lazylegz Patuelli from ILL-Abilities International Dance Crew will be hosting the 2018 HoP Main. --- Seeds Tent Programming 12pm: CBC Ottawa will be hosting a Hat Painting workshop with the youth 1:00pm: Bucket Drumming with Troy Sexton from Rhythm Works . 2:00pm: DJ ACRO will be hosting an all-ages DJworkshop. 3:00pm: Play, Pause: Take a moment to step back and dig deep with a conversation on intersectionality in the context of hip hop arts and culture. 4:00pm: Rewind, Fast Forward: A Conversation Circle on the Evolution of Hip Hop Culture featuring Canadian legend and OG emcee Michie Mee. ----- SUNDAY August 26, 1-4pm Free 1:00pm: Popping Masterclass with Venom. 2:00pm: Make it Werk! A knowledge panel introducing artists to the resources available for turning ideas into action. 3:00pm: Breaking Workshop with J-kay Mendezona aka JK47.


Sun. Aug 26th
Kinki Lounge Kitchen (9:30pm-2:30am) HOUSE OF PAINT & WAVES join forces to bring you a wild medium for the 20th edition of the WAVES group show! Local artists painting mini basketball nets