Thanks for playing Ottawa. We made it through YEAR ONE with your amazing support & now it's time to party. We have an amazing week of shows planned to help celebrate plus a few little extras here & there to show our appreciation for your patronage.
WED APRIL 15
HOURS: 9pm - 2am
We have a special $5 Punk show lined up featuring THE MOTHERFUCKERS from Calgary + Machine Gun Dolly + Slim & Popular + Dead Peasants Revolt + Shootin' Blanx. Get More Info.
YEAR ONE T-Shirts - we will be unveiling our limited edition TARG YEAR ONE t-shirts. Same awesome logo on the front but the back lists every band (337 of em') and every game (71 & counting) we have had at the arcade so far. Get 'em while they're hot and show the world where you play!
THURSDAY APRIL 16
HOURS: 5pm - 2am
Family friendly & no cover charge between 5pm & 9pm.
Super mega SKA Dance party with performances by SUITS 'N TOQUES + BLACK MASK BRIGADE. DOUBLE D SOUNDSYSTEM'S DARREN DROUIN + DOUBLE BARREL'S DJ MAGNIFICENT EDWARDS with be at the turntables spinning classic ska, rocksteady and reggae jams all night long. Break a sweat & cut a rug. Get More Info.
Hot Dogs & Giant Beers - At the stroke of midnite a giant mountain of FREE hot dogs (& veggie dogs) will appear... lovingly prepared by culinary misfits Wizard Yogi & Bearded Wizard. You can wash 'em down with $7 Giant bottles of PBR.
FRIDAY APRIL 17
HOURS: 5pm - 2am
Family friendly between & no cover charge between 5pm & 9pm.
Some of Canada's best rock n roll including a headlining performance by PUBLIC ANIMAL (feat legendary guitarist/producer IAN BLURTON) with guests MOTHERS CHILDREN (Ottawa) and FIRST BASE (Toronto). Get More Info.
New Perogi - Farewell Kraut Perogi, hello new perogi - we don't want to spoil the surprise about our latest menu offering & LEEK too much info but it's gonna be SWEET. Join us between 5pm - 10:30pm for this special perogi launch dinner.
To Bean or Not to Bean - there is no question cause our Wizard Momma will be serving up her famous Jean's Beans at midnite. Expect the nite to be extra musical.
Challenge a Wizard - If you recognize a TARG Wizard hanging out by the machines challenge them to a friendly game & you might get a prize & serious arcade tips.
SAT APRIL 18
HOURS: 11am - 2am
Brunch runs from 11am - 3pm and we are family friendly until 9pm. Stop by for an afternoon pint and let our machines entertain your kids - that's how you do Arcade Babysitting #parentingTip.
Record release show for local surf weirdo wizards THE REVERB SYNDICATE. We are looking forward to seeing their newest robot member… Commodore 64 perform. also on the bill, Canada's first band The Sir John A. Macdonalds + Randy Shenanigans. Get More Info.
Old Skool Home Console Lab - Yep we will have some vintage video games on hand for you try out for free. Take a trip down memory lane or try some oddities you have only heard tales of.
SUN APRIL 19
HOURS: 11am - 2am
Brunch runs from 11am - 3pm and we are family friendly until 9pm.
PINBALL TOURNAMENT - Starts at 12pm - all ages and skill levels welcome. Get More Info.
Toughen 1UP FREEPLAY SUNDAY - Our favourite nite of the week. Things get free at 9pm. Get more Info.
Free Late Nite Popcorn - courtesy of our pals across the street at The Mayfair Theatre will be supplying some delicious popcorn through out the nite in case any of FreePlayers get snacky.
Local Cult Classics on the big screen: We will also be projecting Harry Knuckles & the Aztec Mommy, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter & Harry Knuckles & the Pearl Necklace…. After the Sens game of course.
More Pinball Machines? - Yep we are gonna cram in 3 more pinball classics including Star Trek The Next Generation. They will only be around on Sunday so come check em out.