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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).


The Divorcees play the O-town Hoedown Saturday night. Photo courtesy their website.

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

It’s a little quieter this weekend as people scatter decorative gourds on the dining room table and bake up pumpkin pies, but we’ve still got some great options for you. Hoping to make that Thanksgiving dinner a little more fairly traded? Credible Edibles has the perfect workshop for you. And, staying with the season, learn […]

Treepot indie filmmaker showcase returns – win tickets!

[vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″]http://vimeo.com/48079500[/vimeo] Ottawa’s got a thriving filmmaker scene – which is why the Treepot Indie Filmmaker Showcase gets better every year. Coming up on October 4, this fourth showcase is going above and beyond, featuring some of Ottawa’s best as well as some folks who once called Ottawa home. It all takes place down […]

Photo of Erik Lind and the Orchard courtesy their website.

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

It’s getting easier to make the case that Ottawa’s a great city chock-full of music, arts and culture. One look at this weekend’s lineup should be enough to convince out-of-towners that this city has got it goin’ on: we’ve got Oktoberfest, an outdoor picnic, an afternoon of beer and board games, a ping pong tournament, […]

Nuit Blanche is here!

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

Ottawans, you’ve never seen a weekend like this – it’s going to be one big art party! With Festival X’s photography, the Animation Festival’s films, and Nuit Blanche’s all nighter on Saturday, you’re sure to find something that delights and amuses. First off, Nuit Blanche: we Apartment613 folks will be stationed down in the market, […]

Photo by Ottawa VELO Vogue.

Harvest Noir: Flashmob fashion

With Harvest Noir just around the corner, a few attendees gathered down at the National Gallery last Wednesday. Their purpose? To give a sneak peek at some of the fashions to be expected at the secret-location picnic later this month, alongside a few vintage bikes. The bikes came courtesy of Capital Vélo Fest and HUB […]

Photo of The Weather Station courtesy their website.

Apartment613 Live for September 12, 2012

This week, Karen and Trevor take to the airwaves a little tardily but oh-so-awesomely. They chat with Rolf Klausener and Marlene Power, co-founders of Arboretum music + arts festival, about organizing a boutique event, tasty treats, and who they’re most excited to hear tomorrow at the festival. They also chat with Rob Reid, an organizer over […]

Weekend roundup: Things to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDB0HD4J2Ec[/youtube] Ottawa is bursting at the seams this weekend – we’re definitely not ready to let go of festival season quite yet. Today, House of Paint kicks off for four days of graffiti, hip hop and breakdancing. And Saturday is Arboretum, the newest boutique festival celebrating all things local – we’re talking food, […]

Photo courtesy Julie Doiron's website.

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

Folk Fest is on, people! We’ll be down there all weekend, so if you see us roaming around tweeting and doing interviews, stop by and say hi. Or you can  head to the Agricultural Museum and learn about chicken care, or head towards the airport to play a giant game of pinball. Regardless, it’s going to be […]

Sea Chart 1, 2011, stitch work on paper, 80 x 60 cm by Jenny McMaster.

Weekend roundup: Labour day edition

So, Ottawa, how are you spending your last long weekend of the summer? Catching the best sci-fi plays in town? Singing some Verdi? Creating a coffee map? Celebrating a crafty birthday? Some people are convinced that bacon goes with anything, and this show, featuring Roberta Bondar and The Yips, is proving that bacon and music make a […]

Just add candles! Photo courtesy Anne-Marie Bouchard of AMBPhoto.

Urban Craft Celebrates its first birthday, and you get the present!

Time flies when you’re having fun – particularly crafty fun! It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since Urban Craft kicked off Ottawa’s first ever monthly craft show, but it’s true. After welcoming over 6,000 people to their shows, and showcasing 150 small, independent, local businesses, they’ve got a lot to be thrilled […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pssWfOj7oVM[/youtube] With a precious few summer weekends left, we’ve got to pack in as many outdoor activities as we can – we won’t have too many more chances to head to garage sales (a rock ‘n’ roll one, at that), take a bike tour, or frolic on a farm with zombies. We’ve got […]

Photo courtesy Walt Jabsco on Flickr.

Apt613 Live for August 1, 2012 + a giveaway!

This week on Apt613 Live on CHUO 89.1 FM, we take to the airwaves with a decisively pop theme. No, not the music. Or the beverage. Instead, we’ve got a special mix by the Apt613 Live House Band, and an analysis of Ottawa’s newest pop-tart. Before that, however, we chat with Catherine Landry, one of […]

Fragments - photo by Paul Hockett, courtesy his Flickr page. His show is at Blink this weekend.

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

This city loves to burst at the seams with activities during the summer. We flock to our favourites (like movies outside!) and try to fit in new adventures (not-your-grandma’s-classical music festival, anyone?). And this weekend will be no exception! In classic events, Urban Art Show is back for another year down at Minto Park, where […]

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327 Wine Bar: Somerset’s newest classy addition

The mysterious closing of Benitz Bistro down on Somerset last year brought disappointed sighs from around the city. For Tim Barton and Brad Henderson, though, that close resulted in one of their biggest opportunities to date: opening their own restaurant. But things are never as easy as they sound – from the start, this duo […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in O-town

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oObLmIIwHdI[/youtube] Humidity is down this weekend, folks, so all you need is sunscreen and you should be fine outside. And who wouldn’t want to be outdoors for the most creatively named festival of the summer: Zaphodsfestamusica?! What would you do with the Voice of Fire if you could have it for a day? […]

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