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Gig pick: ONE OK ROCK at Algonquin Commons Theatre – 07.21.2017

Coming into town this Friday are Japanese heavy hitters ONE OK ROCK, bringing their own brand of alternative music to Algonquin Commons Theatre. With millions of fans worldwide, the quartet regularly play arena shows in Japan that can hold over 20,000 people. Now is the chance to see them at an intimate venue on their first trip to Ottawa.

anXiety womXn. Photo provided by Kelsey Rideout.

E T E R N I T Y : a theatre and production company at the crossroads of art, politics and social innovation

Through a multidisciplinary approach, Kelsey brings a holistic vision to her theatre and production company and created a unique artistic hub. The three pillars of the company, artistry, education and innovation, aim at connecting and highlighting literary work, artistic performances, self-expression and creating a dialogue to address modern-day issues such as oppression, violence and the environment.

Telling the Truth by John Sabourin

Learn Traditional Northern Crafts from Master Crafters this week at the National Arts Centre

From July 19-22 seize the unprecedented opportunity to work alongside some of the North’s finest visual artists. The National Arts Centrehas seven specially invited artists from the Far North exhibiting and running workshops where you can try your hand at soap-stone carving, jewelry making, beading, caribou hair tufting and more under the guidance that only a master crafter can provide.

Photos by Hannah Manning (@hannahkgm).

Sky Lounge takes diners on a culinary flight of fancy

Sky Lounge, one of Ottawa 2017’s signature events, is an exclusive culinary flight of fancy. With a cocktail and a dinner option, attendees enjoy fine dining prepared by Chef Stephen La Salle and his team from Andaz’s Feast+Revel restaurant as you float 150 feet above Ottawa, suspended by a crane parked at City Hall. Apt613 took to the sky above Ottawa Friday night as a guest of Ottawa Tourism to enjoy the dinner service.

Photo by Terry Steeves.

Gig Photos: Day 10 at Bluesfest

Legendary performers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers closed out year number 24 of Ottawa Bluesfest with a 2-hour long show on the City Stage that drew large-scaled numbers. Earlier in the night, country star Tim Hicks played to an energetic crowd. High Waters, Claude Munson and more also performed on the final night.

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Kontinuum dazzles from the unlikeliest of venues

Kontinuum, an underground sound and light experience inside the yet to be opened LRT station at Lyon and Sparks premiered over the weekend. Created and produced by the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Moment Factory, the studio responsible for lighting such events as the Sagrada familia in Barcelona, Madonna’s MDNA Tour and NFL Super Bowl halftime show, and most recently the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal.

Old Man Grant. Photo by Terry Steeves.

Bluesfest Local Highlight: Old Man Grant

Those that wandered into the Barney Danson Theatre during Bluesfest early Friday night were treated to something more than your average bluegrass band. Ottawa trio Old Man Grant whipped up their own brand of bluegrass brew that had flavours of country, folk, New Orleans dixieland, and a hefty heaping of foot-stomping hillbilly goodness.

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