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Karen Diepeveen

Karen is one of the co-founders of Apartment613. She's had all sorts of roles since it started in 2008, from financial guru and writer to board member and Support Local month coordinator. A big fan of Ottawa and its residents, she's always game to talk new ideas over a local brew (beer or tea, but no coffee, thanks).

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″][/vimeo] The new year is well underway, and if you resolved to have more fun, you’re in luck. We’re kicking things off tonight with the Unreasonable Variety Show at Pressed, featuring comedians and musicians. Or, if dueling future rock stars is more your style, head to the weekly battle of the bands down […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

Holidays are coming fast! This weekend, you can mark them with some festive burlesque, a bit of serious thinking, or do a bit of holiday gift rapping at hip hop karaoke. It seems that Ottawa’s music scene is all set to host you at a seasonal bash or two. Jim Bryson’s annual festivities are sold […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] Yes, it’s the time of year when questionable warm wear can abound – particularly in the office. But! Embrace those ugly sweaters and put them to good use – who knows, you could win a worst dressed award. Everyone likes some fame, right? Anyways, on to regular-wear events: this weekend, there’s a […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] What’s on your agenda for this weekend, Ottawa? Perhaps some burlesque with your usual Sunday brunch? Or a holiday food market like no other?A bit of improv? Or a classical Christmas concert, perhaps? If you’re looking to take in some art – or trying to find some for gifts – the Ottawa […]

Fabrications: Fabulous finds for Ottawa’s crafting scene

Ottawa’s always been lacking in the fabric store department, particularly in the downtown area – until now. Thanks to two civil-servants-turned-shop-owners, the crafting scene here in town doesn’t need to turn to the interweb to find fabric delights. Fabrications is the joint venture of Carrie and Curtis, who saw the opening for a little crafty […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

It’s the last few days of Support Local month, folks (and the annual facial hair growing marathon), so get out to catch the last few events. Tonight, some Dalhousie shops are hosting a festive night, and tomorrow? We’ve got a dance party, a mustache celebration, a supper club featuring fresh food mixed with live music, and […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

It’s the last full weekend of Support Local month, friends, and there’s plenty to pack in. Tonight is the next edition of Apartment613 Talks, our lecture series, and tonight will focus on entrepreneurship and creativity in the city as we chat with three of Ottawa’s creative business folk. Tomorrow night, it’s ArtsNest at Magpie – […]

Video of the week (take two): Interview with photographer Magida El-Kassis

[vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″][/vimeo] This year’s Support Local month has brought together several artists with a few curious venues – we’ve got photography in an office space! – and some traditional venues, too (like Shanghai and Pressed). Tonight we’ve got openings for both Julie Cruikshank’s work, which we featured yesterday, and for Magida El-Kassis. Magida’s show […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

Support Local month continues, with photographers Jen Eldridge and Paul Hockett holding a vernissage at Under One Roof tonight. Down at Workshop on Dalhousie, they’re holidng a trunk show with Ottawa designer Kania (with treats!), while their sister store Flock continues on with the great crafting de-stash. Grab some tasty samples while getting your Bronson […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] This is a great weekend if you’re Scottish, or if you”re curious about what’s behind the walls of the Croatian, Lithuanian, German or Spanish embassies. It’s also not a bad weekend if you’re into all things local, with Support Local month officially starting today. Tonight we’ll be down at Raw Sugar for […]

Weekend roundup: Spooky-ish edition

With Halloween just around the corner, there’s a whole bunch of events hiding behind a bush, waiting to jump out at you and reduce you to a puddle of fear. But be brave, Ottawans, and head out to look those ghouls in the face. For those of you with wicked awesome costumes, this Mobile Costume […]

Weekend roundup: Things to do in Ottawa

We’ve got some high profile visitors this weekend, folks – The Boss and Babs are stopping by for a wee visit. If they’re not your ideal guests, have no fear – we’ve got a whole bunch of other folks coming to town. And if you can’t make it to those big concerts, you can always search […]

Word of the day: Ambassador Wim Geerts on gezellig

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] With the opening of Stephen Beckta’s newest restaurant Gezellig just around the corner – and mis-pronunciations already abounding – it was just a matter of time before the Dutch embassy stepped up to solve the mystery of how to say the name. This little lesson from Ambassador Wim Geerts should soon have […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

Not only do we want you out and about this weekend, Ottawa, but we’re going to give a few of you just the incentive to get out of the house – we’re giving away two pairs of tickets to the John Carroll & the Epic Proportions show out at the Black Sheep this Saturday. Read […]