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Month: January 2010

Sexual Overtones visits Apt613 for a Valentine's Day TEA-ser!

Flowers? Uninspired. Candy? Unoriginal. Dinner and a movie?  You’re trying to get your Valentine’s date in bed, not put them to sleep. You can do better. In collaboration with Sexual Overtones, we are organizing a little something special for you all on Valentine’s Day. Plus, by buying a ticket you won’t just be showing some […]

Audio Visual Podcast Rundown Jan. 27

It was a film-centric show this week on Audio Visual, as Executive Director of the Canadian Film Institute and Carleton professor Tom McSorley dropped by to talk about the CFI’s upcoming screening of Atom Egoyan’s The Adjuster. McSorley has written a new critical study of the film, Atom Egoyan’s The Adjuster, and the January 28 […]

Date Night: Absinthe and bowling

You can always tell whether a person is interesting if they take you out to see something a little different. Something that shows originality.  Something that demonstrates that they don’t judge and are open to trying new things. No, I’m not talking about taking you to a sex shop and pointing out all the toys […]

Weekend round up

It’s the last weekend of 01/10, and hopefully the weird weather patterns will disappear along with this month. The forecast for this weekend, though, is mostly sunny, so there are no excuses for staying holed up at home. Tonight is the first jam-packed evening – there’s poetry, film, more film, and music of the Latin […]

Dance, eat, buy or get pampered for Haiti this weekend!

By Kym Shumsky, Ottawa trends watcher and blogger at As the beleaguered nation of Haiti continues to suffer the fallout of the devastating January 12 earthquake, Ottawans continue to open their hearts and wallets. There is no lack of events, fundraisers, and small-change collection jars to drop a few charitable bucks into happening this […]

Recycled: Valentine's Day in Ottawa

Can’t let a good thing go to waste! Today we’re recycling two of last year’s Valentine’s day post (with updates of course) to help you get in the mood. But don’t make plans yet: Apartment613 is also organizing an exciting event for Feb. 14th that you don’t want to miss! Details to come soon… Valentine’s […]

Chef Wars for Charity: Juniper takes on Ottawa!

Ever since the Food Network imported Iron Chef from Japan, cooking is becoming more and more like a competitive sport. Just like their non-edible counterparts, culinary sports come in a wide variety of flavours. At the WWF end of the spectrum is the hot dog eating contests, in which ‘reversals’ does not mean a string […]

Anti-Prorogation Protest

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. While Apartment613 normally focus on city issues, from time to time the fact that Ottawa is the national capital just can’t be ignored. This weekend, as many as 3,500 people gathered on Parliament Hill to protest the closing down of parliament until March. The Ottawans were joined by at least 7,000 […]

Acoustic Afternoon Concert Series

Chivalry is dead and monarchy is out of style, but there is one aspect of the Middle Ages that lives on: the troubadour. Strumming guitars and banjos instead of lutes, modern day singer-songwriters wander the land (or in this case, the bars and cafés of the National Capital Region) warbling their tales of love and […]

Weekend Round Up

So, what to pack in this weekend? If you’re in the mood for a little activism, head on down to the Hill for the No to Prorogation Rally on Saturday. After that, catch the screening of ‘U.N. Me‘, a film that explores the downfalls and dark side of the United Nations. (Yes, the screening is […]

ABSTrACTS/RéSuMÉS: An Exercise in Poetry

ABSTrACTS/RéSuMÉS: An Exercise in Poetry Presented by The A B Series and The Ottawa Art Gallery Doors open 7pm / Reading at 7:30pm Thursday, January 28, 2010 Club SAW 67 Nicholas Street Ottawa Free admission / donations accepted ~~~ Poets perform works inspired by Michèle Provost’s installation ABSTrACTS/RéSuMÉS in the context of the exhibition Fibred […]

Audio Visual Podcast Rundown Jan. 20

It’s a podcast twofer this week, with two episodes for the price of one! Note: Price remains free. This week’s Audio Visual was a Tina-ful experience, but the majority of the show was given over to an interview with Alex Mattar aka DJ Zattar, one of the founding DJs of Ottawa’s hottest monthly soul dance […]

Monumental Monuments by Meaghan

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Today, apartment613 is lucky to have a collection of photos from Meaghan Walton-Perreault exploring Ottawa’s monuments. Take a look and let us know what you think!

Midwinter Music Preview: Owen Pallett, Dinosaur Jr., Woodpigeon, and tons o' griping!

Sometimes I wish nature were more like a reality show. If it were, I would mount a vigorous Internet campaign to vote off the sunless doldrums of January and February, resigning them to the celebrity weather trash heap with other such has-beens as torridly-humid July and October of Incessant Freezing Rain. (Another plus: the inevitable […]