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Month: April 2009

Interview with Immaculate Machine’s Brooke Gallupe

It’s not surprising that Vancouver Island, with its combination of epic sea and landscapes, is an inspiring place to live.  Immaculate Machine is just one of the great acts to have survived the passage across the Jaun de Fuca Strait to spread a little best coast charm on stages across the mainland, joining such acts […]

Classic Sci-Fi? Classy Sci-Fi

This post is a special treat from Apartment613’s Sci-Fi expert Arran, who escorted our lucky winners to the Sci-Fi spectacular this past weekend… This weekend sci-fi and classical music fans basked in the presence of one of the most recognizable names of the science fiction genre – George Takei beamed (literally – with the help […]

May 2 @ 3:00pm: The (Great) Apartment613 Blog Walk at Jane’s Walk Ottawa

Editor’s Note: The (Great) Apartment613 Blog Walk is now scheduled for May 2 at 3:00pm. Come out and visit some of our favourite places on Dalhousie St. We’ll be blogging the walk for those of you who can’t attend (but we really think you should!) Jane’s Walk Ottawa is a free series of community walks […]

The Best West Indian Roti in Town

By guest contributors Chris and Yaz, co-hosts of Digestive Tracks. This weekly radio show on CKCU FM 93.1 plays every Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 and features tips on the local dining scene that any Ottawa foodie can’t afford to miss. Part of the Apartment613 crew got a chance to chat with Yaz this […]

Bluesfest 2009: No Snoop Dogg, but still worth it

Readers who went to Bluesfest in 2008, back me up here: whether you love or hate him, the mere fact that Snoop Dogg graced Ottawa with his presence was the highlight of last year’ s festival. I would guess that of the bands I saw play, at least 50 per cent mentioned that they were […]

Winners of Sci-Fi Spectacular Tickets

The hat was dusted off, slips of paper were torn and folded and the winners were finally chosen. Apartment613 gave away two pairs of tickets courtesy of the NAC this morning to the CTV Pop’s Sci-Fi Spectacular. The contestants had to let us know their favourite sci-fi music moment, and while Star Wars and John […]

Weekly News Review: Richard Florida loves Ottawa-Gatineau, Ottawans are still taking the bus, Obligatory helmets for skateboarders? and trying to get Lansdowne Live! done

Ottawa: One Great City! Well-known urban studies theorist, Richard Florida, has named Ottawa-Gatineau  as the best city in Canada for mid-career people, families and retirees to live in, as well as one of the top three cities for singles and empty-nesters, in his latest book, Who’s Your City? In addition to this, he claims that […]

Six shows for $50 is a sweet deal at BC Scene

You’ve probably scene the posters all around town, British Columbia and its artists will be invading our nation’s capital in the coming week, and it’s a great thing! There are actually loads of cool activities planned around the city. If you’re a music fan and want some bang for your buck, you should definitely check […]

Better Know a Neighbourhood – Hintonburg/WWV

Editor’s note:You might think one way to get to know a neighbourhood might be, oh, checking out its official boundaries. While Hintonburg once might have extended all the way to Western Ave., it’s now subdivided into Hintonburg (east of Holland) and West Wellington Village (everything west). And while we wandered through both neighbourhoods, and visited […]

Apartment613 Visits Vankleek Hill: Beau’s Seasonal IPA out on April 24

During the Easter long weekend, a group of friends and I decided to drive up to the  home of the Beau’s beer brewery. The 3-year old brewery is situated in Vankleek Hill, about a one hour drive east of Ottawa. While Lug Tread is their staple beer, they’ve successfully produced a couple of seasonal beers; […]

People in your Neighbourhood: Interview with DJ Zattar of Timekode

If you haven’t heard of Timekode, consider yourself out of touch with the Ottawa dance party scene. This monthly soul dance party has become an Ottawa institution with a regional reputation, even attracting been-there-seen-that partiers from Montreal and Toronto. Apartment613 recently sat down with Alexandre Mattar, aka DJ Zattar of Timekode, to discuss funky beats, […]

Weekly News Review: No new stadium in Ottawa and Tamils protests at Parliament Hill

The Ottawa municipal government decided to give a thumbs down to both Eugene Melnyk’s Kanata stadium plan as well as Lansdowne Live’s stadium plan. As David Reevely from Greater Ottawa has stated, the Melnyk Kanata stadium would probably be more profitable for the city in the long run, but it does not solve the “Lansdowne […]