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Month: October 2011

Epic Meal Time hits Ottawa: You will never look at bacon the same way again

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″][/youtube] Whether your reaction is awe, envy or horror, one thing’s certain: you won’t be able to look away. Internet sensation Epic Meal Time, best described as food porn on crack, is not for the faint of heart (or weak of stomach). The premise is simple: in each episode host Harley Morenstein and […]

Sandy Hill’s One and Only Craft Fair

WHAT: Sandy Hill’s ONE & ONLY Arts and Craft sale 2011 *CALL FOR VENDORS* WHERE: 250 Somerset East, Ottawa, Sandy Hill Community Center WHEN: Sunday November 20, 2011, 10 am to 4pm . Hello Friends, we are having our 2011 ONE + ONLY FAIR again! Please join us for a day of fun, frolic and […]

A bit of (Data) Romance on a Sunday night

By Robin Levinson Victoria, BC duo Data Romance is bringing their brand of atmospheric and emotional electronica to Ottawa. I got the chance to chat with members Ajay Bhattacharyya and Amy Kirkpatrick on one of their rare days off from their North American tour. Since the release of their self-titled EP in June 2011, they […]

The Great Apartment613 T-shirt Contest: The winners!

Alright, dear readers, it’s finally time. You’ve been incredibly patient with us over the past few months, and we’re not going to let you down. The chance to get your t-shirt from the Great Apartment613 T-shirt Contest is finally, finally here. First off, a big thanks to everyone who submitted a design – it’s clear […]

Ottawa Gaze Graze: Visual Si(te)ghts in the Capital

Photos and words by Alessandro Marcon Pretoria Bridge: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. During the day it’s all prim and proper – a bastion of steady, sturdy and ordinary. But at night, those bland sentinel bars are suddenly graced with the presence of the creepy crawlies who weave their poetry of ominous symmetry and efficacious […]

On the public service – an Apartment613 special series

Post by Nick Charney Recognising that “Government Town” might be one of the adjectives that come to mind when thinking about Ottawa, we recruited public-servant-blogger-renaissance-man Nick Charney for an occasional series on the culture of the public service. He will be highlighting the interesting personalities running our national government and the cool stuff they get […]

Weekend roundup: Things to do in Ottawa

It’s another full weekend, Ottawa. At the very least, you’re going to have to choose between elegant picnicking, documentaries and a bakery birthday party – and there are even more options to add to that mix below. Slim Moore and the Mar-Kays have their cd release party tonight at Babylon, while it’s an evenin’ with […]

Stage II recap: Public Art Competition for the Somerset Steet West Reconstruction

Last Wednesday evening, the Public Art & Community Art division at the City of Ottawa invited the general public to take a peek at the finalist submissions of the public art competition for the Somerset Street West Reconstruction Project. 16 proposals were originally submitted and the list has been narrowed down to five artists/teams (as […]

Art-Is-In to expand to accomodate growing eat-in clientele

It was inevitable – with the line-ups building week after week, Kevin Mathieson and Stéphanie Monnin have decided to expand the eating area at Art-Is-In Bakery, in the City Centre industrial complex. Monnin told Apt613 that the wall on the right hand side as you enter will be busted open and expanded to allow for […]

Young Janes now offers two floors of vintage goodies!

Good news vintage lovers! Beloved Dalhousie St. store Young Janes has moved to an expanded locale at 223 Dalhousie St. where Green Light District Design used to reside. Owner Mika Lemm had announced the move on the store’s blog mid-September. The new store has 2 floors and a lot more space which Lemm promises to […]

Hey Ottawa! Can you keep a secret?

We may live in a city rife with state secrets and a multitude of security clearance levels, but this may be the best-kept secret we’ve ever encountered. And yes, it’s just a simple picnic. Well, ‘simple picnic’ might not be the right phrase – it’s more of a flash mob with tasty fare and formal […]

Loud Lions after dark

Tonight, Sound of Lions is inauguring Après Dark  –  a series of live music events supporting Ottawa’s emerging musicians and other cutting-edge acts. The Shenkman Arts Centre’s black box studio will be transformed into a nightclub to play host to the event. I caught up with Sound of Lions lead singer, Whitney Delion and DJ/producer […]

The Donna Litas get ready to make a scene

Post by Robin Levinson Local band The Donna Litas are busy trying to balance promoting their new EP, Laser Doves, with the sheer joy of making music. Formed in the summer of 2009, Sean Rioux (keyboard and vocals) Adam Dunn (guitar), Phil Jonasson (guitar), Andrew Jonasson (bass) and Justin Orr (drums) spent the first couple […]