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Month: January 2012

Naughty Novelist Night: Three literary ladies get you ready for St Valentine’s

Suckuary (aka February) fast approaches – the dreaded month of slushy streets and minus 30 degree cold snaps that drains even the most dedicated scenester’s will to have fun. No wonder some medieval visionary decided to sex up the month with a little romance. Fortunately, this year you don’t have to wait until the 14th to get […]

Apartment613 Live: Flying solo edition

This week on the podcast, Apartment613 editor Karen goes it alone on the technical side of things, while her usual co-hosts Ryan and Trevor are mysteriously absent. Thankfully, Katrina (Apt613’s Vice Editor – not vice-editor, but editor of all things vice-related) joins her in the CHUO studio to rein in the monologues. We interview Maureen […]

Weekly News Review: Bronson, Barrymore’s, LRT Stations and more!

The city has decided not to widen Bronson when it changes old water mains and sewers in March. While the city has decided not to make the city worse for pedestrians, cyclists and folks that live on Bronson, it’s not really making it better either. “Make no mistake about it. Bronson’s not going to turn into […]

Apartment613 Exclusive: Pressed does waffles!

For anyone who has spent a morning waiting outside Jak’s Kitchen for brunch, it will come as welcome news that there is now another brunch option in the neighbourhood. Pressed, the upstart sandwich joint at 750 Gladstone, will start serving a waffle brunch tomorrow from 10-2. Pressed gave us a chance to sample their fare […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa?

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] First, Ottawans: let us know the real hotspots in the city by filling out our Big Sexy O-town Survey! Will the new Rink of Dreams become a different sort of dreamy spot? Or will the Hill be your tried, tested and true make-out location? Let us know… In other hot news, we’ve […]

Ask the Interweb: Where are the best waffles in Ottawa?

The interweb is a series of magical strings invented by Al Gore in the 1990s. Through our ‘Dear Interweb’ column, Apt613 will use its awesome powers to poll its readers on questions of import. If you have a query to make to the interweb, screw Google – ask Apt613 readers by emailing apartment613 [at] gmail […]

One big happy family: Ottawa’s Burlesque Collective comes to Maxwells

Burlesque in Ottawa has been an unstoppable force in recent years. Most fans know the Sin Sisters or Rockalily to be the Godmothers of Ottawa burlesque, both having hit the scene about 5 years ago. But let’s rewind to 2002: some may recall the Devil Dolls, Maxwells’ resident burlesque babes, who often shared the spotlight […]

Rae Spoon plans to busta move at Q Bounce, Ottawa’s newest underground dance party

Post by Noreen Fagan Caitlyn Pascal is a woman who is seriously tapped into what Ottawa’s queer community wants, needs and loves. Pascal is a music geek, an arts promoter and the maven behind the Divergence Movie Nights, a monthly event  showcasing LGBTQ documentaries. She is also the instigator of Pitch Black, an experimental music […]

Weekly News Review: To all the single ladies, OCData, park(ing) and more!

You think there are many more single ladies than men in Ottawa? The Citizen’s Glen McGregor debunks the 3 single women for every single man myth and maps it out for all the single people. (Pink: More single women than men; Blue: More single men than women) OCTranspo doesn’t want to release GPS data of […]

So much theatre: Blood on the Moon

Take your familiar theatre review column, sprinkle in some academic insights and a good dose of industry knowledge, and you’ve got So Much Theatre: a semi-regular feature by Apartment613?s Andrew Snowdon. Follow Andrew on twitter: he’s @snobiwan. People still talk about Blood on the Moon nearly thirteen years after its inaugural run as a Fringe show […]

Winter Bike Parade: the extreme commuter goes mainstream

Ottawa may have fallen into winter weather, but that doesn’t mean you have to let your beloved bike fall to disuse. Ottawa winter cyclists are out there, proving that navigating Ottawa in the cold can still be done with the right gear and attitude. If you’re a winter biking enthusiast or just looking for a […]

Apartment613 Live for January 19th

Wish you could sit back and just listen to what Apartment613 has to say? You can. This week, Ryan Saxby and Karen Diepeveen host Apartment613 Live. Ryan interviews Malorie Bertrand from Ef Magazine and Karen chats with fellow Apartment 613 editor Katrina Marsh about beer and sex. If you noticed Apartment613’s recent blackout, Ryan explains […]

The best of #ShitOttawansSay

Open File has collected and organized many of the tweets, which you can see here, but we couldn’t resist sharing some of our favourite ones here on the site. The following are Apartment613’s picks for the best of #ShitOttawansSay. [View the story “Best of #ShitOttawanssSay” on Storify]

Philly Moves: New Album on the Way

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″][/youtube] It’s been almost nine months since I last talked to Philly Moves. In that time they’ve been busy. The ever-productive local hip-hop act has released several videos and an EP, played countless bar shows and took to the stage at Bluesfest 2011. Now they are getting ready to release their second full-length […]