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The Feminist Twins present: Paint Nite

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There are few things more satisfying than the feeling of letting your creativity flow out through a paintbrush and onto a canvas. Add to that the energy of a big ol’ party and you’ve got, in my books, an ideal night out. Painting parties have been happening around the city for a while now and they all work in more or less the same way.  Purchasing a ticket for the event gets you into the venue, puts a drink in your hand, and covers the cost of your painting supplies. ... | Continue reading article

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Tour de blogosphere: Finding Foxtrot Alpha Mike

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Jonathan Rotondo flying Smith Miniplane C-GDSA near Luskville, QC in April.  (Author's collection).Jonathan Rotondo flying Smith Miniplane C-GDSA near Luskville, QC in April. (Author's collection).

Finding Foxtrot Alpha Mike is a story about aviation archaeology and family.  Fittingly, its writer, Jonathan Rotondo, is my older brother and life-long inspiration.  From childhood co-conspiracies to more ripened grown-up pursuits, he remains my sidekick, constantly supporting the counterpart to his sibling tribe. For that same reason, I wanted to support him in his life-long pursuit of flying and highlight his incredible journey and talent for storytelling. This story begins as a way for a son to honour the memory of his father by tracking down a single-seat biplane... | Continue reading article

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Theatre in the Raw with Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune

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David Whiteley as Johnny and Alexis Scott as Frankie, photos by Julie LaurinDavid Whiteley as Johnny and Alexis Scott as Frankie, photos by Julie Laurin

If you’re looking for an entirely different kind of night out you have to check out Vacant House Theatre’s Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune which opened Thursday May 21 at 122 Stewart St. That’s right, 122 Stewart. Vacant House is inviting you right into Frankie’s basement apartment for an altogether immersive theatre experience. In the intimate comedy written by Terrence McNally and set in New York City in 1987, we meet Frankie and Johnny, everyday people who work at the same diner and who, in the very... | Continue reading article

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Chocolate Hot Pockets release Chocolate Dreamz at Ritual tomorrow

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Photo from the Chocolate Hot Pocket's Facebook page.Photo from the Chocolate Hot Pocket's Facebook page.

One of Ottawa’s slinkiest, stankiest and bodaciously-bopping quartets The Chocolate Hot Pockets  is funking up Ritual on Saturday eve with the CD Release  of  Chocolate Dreamz. We dove in the goo-pocket with the forever-phat Alex Moxon to gab about their project. Apt613: Let’s dig into the Cacao of the Chocolate Hot Pockets. It says on your bio that the rhythm section met while studying music at Carleton U. Tell us a bit about the Carleton experience. Alex Moxon: Carleton is wide open stylistically speaking- I learned about a lot of... | Continue reading article

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Keep the beer flowing and the buses rolling: Brew Donkey’s legal battle

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Boarding the Brew Donkey bus. Photo from their Facebook page.Boarding the Brew Donkey bus. Photo from their Facebook page.

If you’re a craft beer lover – and let’s be honest, over the last few years the local beer scene in Ottawa has exploded, making it extremely difficult not to hop on the beer wagon (or in this case, beer bus)  – chances are you’ve already heard about Brew Donkey. Just last week, the beer-delivery service and brewery tour operator was selling out their meticulously put together excursions while expanding on what they already offer just to keep up with demand. But as if overnight, this small business has come... | Continue reading article

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Ridin’ with Memetic from Rideau2Richmond

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Photo courtesy of the artist.Photo courtesy of the artist.

You might know DJ Memetic from Timekode, possibly the best, and definitely the sweatiest, dance party in Ottawa. The not-so-hidden gem has been rocking eager crowds every month for ten years now. Now Memetic is releasing his ambitious debut album, Rideau2Richmond, a 28-track double LP concept album based on the OC Transpo #2 route. Using records dug from record stores along the #2 route and field recordings documenting the sounds of the trip for source material, Memetic went to work sampling, looping, chopping, re-playing and altogether creating a new body... | Continue reading article

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Historica Canada’s Heritage Minutes a Blast from the Past

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Photos and article by Christopher Ryan “I can smell burnt toast!” “But I need these baskets back.” “Nice women don’t. want. the vote.” Mention any of these lines to a person of a certain age and you’ll likely find yourself with a willing and enthusiastic partner on a lengthy nostalgia trip. Now under the wing of Historica Canada, Heritage Minutes were first introduced in 1991 as part of an initiative to improve Canadians’ knowledge of their history. The eighty minute-long shorts cover a wide variety of subjects in Canadian history... | Continue reading article

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Sobeys “Urban Fresh” on Metcalfe opens this week

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Hartman’s officially gets some competition this week when the new Sobey’s grocery opens on Metcalfe. There’s an official opening and ribbon cutting at 7:45 tomorrow morning and the store opens to the public at 8am. As part of the opening Sobey’s will also be making a $2500 donation to the Ottawa Food Bank. According to Sobey’s this is the first “Urban Fresh” location in Ottawa.

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Summer sun and Boogat’s beats

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Boogat. Photo by Carlos Guerra, courtesy of the National Arts Centre.Boogat. Photo by Carlos Guerra, courtesy of the National Arts Centre.

The sun is shining something fierce as I bike over to the NAC to meet up with Boogat, the Montreal-based hip-hop artist who has recently released his latest album Neo-Reconquista and who will be performing the venue this upcoming Friday.  Walking with Boogat to the NAC’s café, where we’ll sit by the canal for a chat, he gets excited to learn that I spent five years in Medellin, Colombia. He passionately reflects on the changing political climate in the country, and we instantly connect over our shared love for ESPN’s... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

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Artwork by Liane McConnell from Bearshark's Facebook page.Artwork by Liane McConnell from Bearshark's Facebook page.

We are back to regular programming this weekend and have not been graced with an extra day off, but we sure have a TON of great things going on to fill up what time we do have. That, along with good weather, means that even though it is shorter in length, this weekend should still be doubly nice. Science by Night is taking place tonight, at the Museum of Nature. This is a free event that gives folks a chance to chat with the experts about the science behind our... | Continue reading article

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