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Month: May 2012

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The return of Saturday Morning Cartoons

Do you long for the days of yore, when you could lounge in front of the television on a Saturday morning in your pyjamas, eating breakfast and watching cartoons guilt-free? Of course you do! Which is why Apartment613 and Pressed Café are joining forces to bring you Saturday Morning Cartoons on Saturday, June 9. From […]

Music Video of the Week: Atherton’s Lights Out

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″][/youtube] Ottawa MC and producer Atherton’s back with a new video! Atherton’s been a feature of the Ottawa hip hop scene for a few years now, having won best  Ottawa hip-hop act in the Xpress’ 2005 and 2006 Best of City Poll (RIP). He’s also one of the driving forces behind Vinal Tap, an independent music […]

Screen shot from preview by Andrew Alexander

So Much Theatre: Review of Circle Mirror Transformation

It is only by looking in a mirror that people can see themselves as they are. In the final play of the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s 2011–12 season, Circle Mirror Transformation, five people’s lives intersect over the course of a six-week community centre creative drama workshop. The class is led by enthusiastic former hippie Marty […]

Photo courtesy of funderstorms on Flickr.

Weekly News Review: Ottawa Race Weekend, Bayshore renos, Beckta’s gezellig and more!

Ottawa Race Weekend brought more than 42,000 runners to the streets of Ottawa over the past couple of days. No big surprises on the results, with twenty-eight-year old Kenyan Laban Moiben winning for the second straight year. He broke the Ottawa Marathon record with a time of 2:09:12, shaving 19 seconds off the previous time […]

Photo courtesy of the Festibière Facebook page.

Festibière de Gatineau: bigger is better

What a difference a year made between  the first and second editions of Gatineau’s Festibière. While last year’s edition was a resounding success, “it’s much bigger this year,” explained Monsieur Guy Blain, founder and chef at L’Orée du bois in Chelsea. The number of kiosks increased from 32 to 63, doubling in size. This means […]


April showers bring Darren Flowers: Brothers Beer Bistro opens on Dalhousie

In early April, 366 Dalhousie resembled a Vietnamese restaurant trashed by marines. Today, a new restaurant has opened featuring a charming, rustic setting with wood and natural colours decorating the interior. The owners were lucky to uncover beautiful brick walls while transforming the old Takara restaurant into Brothers Beer Bistro, which opens tonight. “We wanted something warm and inviting,” […]

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Apartment613 Paper Kindle Club: The Horse that Leaps through Clouds

Remember books? Sometimes known as Kindles that you don’t need to plug in, those nice paper objects were useful for filling up bookcases and, as an added bonus, sometimes contained useful information or great works of art. In partnership with Collected Works, West Wellington’s favorite independent bookstore, Apartment613 is hosting a bi-monthly book club to […]

Photo courtesy Wind Up Radio Session's website.

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

You thought last weekend’s sunshine was reason enough to go outside? This weekend, your outdoor adventures will have way more purpose, whether it’s garage sale-ing (get there early!), beer-festing across the bridge, taking in some art in H’burg, or wandering through the city finding edible urban plants (your neighbours’ strawberry patch doesn’t count!). Weather too […]

The final Xpress cover

We turn Apartment613 Live over to all things Xpress

It’s a bittersweet Apartment613 Live this week. We devoted the entire show to Ottawa’s weekly arts and culture paper, the Ottawa Xpress. This week’s issue of the Xpress is the final print edition and we learned this evening that the Xpress website will also soon be shutting down. It’s the end of an Ottawa institution and […]


Win tickets to Capital Chill

The fine folks from Capital Chill are planning a great show for this Friday night. They have booked some great artists and musical acts and… they would like some Apartment613 readers to go the show for free. If you’re interested in the tickets, shoot us an email with Capital Chill in the subject. We’ll draw […]

Photos courtesy of Mike Fancie and ndh on Flickr.

Hood Wars Final! Centretown vs New Edinburgh

The story to date: Hood Wars first erupted in 2011 and soon spread across the city like Jim Watson on a fundraising bender, spreading verbal violence and bad puns throughout Ottawa. No one knows just how it got started, although local conspiracy theorists claim it’s a plot by Larry O’Brien and the giant spider statue […]

Photo courtesy of Propeller Website

Get some Attitude! Ticket give-away for Propeller Dance

After the massive success of our ballet ticket give away, we’re branching out to see if Ottawa will give other types of dance a try. Propeller Dance specializes in what it calls integrated dance, which combines contemporary dancers with and without disabilities in each performance. The style pushes boundaries by exploring new principals of movement […]

Existential filmaking in the heart of Little Italy

[youtube][/youtube] Video of the construction of Gott Ist Tot”s set in Little Italy. A long-awaited dream comes true in the form of a short film for Ottawa Producer Marc-Antoine Cuerrier. “Doing this movie is definitely a check mark on my to-do list,” said Cuerrier. On April 14, 2012 after installing the green screen, cameras, among […]

Photo by tcp909 on flickr

What to look forward to at this year’s Gatineau Beerfest

Post and photos by guest blogger Art Hill. Festibiere (Gatineau Beerfest) is scheduled for May 25, 26 & 27 at Lake Leamy Park. This annual festival features the best of the brew coming out of Quebec’s ever growing brewery industry, featuring both established brewers like Boreal or the artisan beer producers springing up almost everywhere […]