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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

After moving to Ottawa from BC nearly a decade ago, Hannah has made it her mission to explore Ottawa. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter. It may be the last weekend of winter, but from the awesome line up of events this weekend it’s clear that Ottawa is ready for spring. Dig out your rain […]

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Ming Wu Wednesday

You probably already know Ming. He is a champion of music, art, and culture, and brings enthusiasm and fun wherever he goes (which, as it turns out, is a lot of places). This featured column will present one of Ming’s favourite shots from the many events around town he’s recently attended. The picture above is […]

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Jayme Stone brings Lomax Project to NAC + win tickets

Canadian multi-Juno award winning banjo artist, composer, producer, and teacher Jayme Stone will be giving us a sneak peek of what he and some of his collaborators have been up to recently. His upcoming NAC show on March 16th will feature 14 newly developed songs in a 4-stringed quartet ensemble. The songs have been pulled […]

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Fellowship: Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard – JOHNNY VEGAS, page 6

Kristopher Waddell is our newest fellow. A longtime member of Ottawa’s comic book scene, Kristopher has been involved with all aspects of the trade – from creating comics to publishing books. In regular weekly installments, Kristopher presents his take on the life and times of Johnny Vegas, who has been performing in this city for decades. Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard: Johnny […]

Photo by Gordon Wong.

The Sleeping Beauty was beautiful, graceful and exact

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of a headlining show on the Southam Stage. People flood into the National Art Center from all doors, and you’re excited about this process that, as a lucky Ottawa native, you may have experienced a few times since your childhood. The hum of voices discussing the show you’re about […]

Photos by Alexander Vlad / Captivate Creative Studios and Merritt Decloux.

Honouring Saartjie

Stepping into Origin Studio, at 57 Lyndale Avenue, actor/writer Jacqui Du Toit welcomes me in and offers me a tea. If you’ve never been, the studio is a quirky, warm and inviting space. Du Toit points to the ceiling, which I’m surprised to see is completely covered in doors. She is dressed in full makeup […]

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SHElarious returns in recognition of International Women’s Day

With International Women’s Day just around the corner, Ottawa improv comedy company, EFT (Experimental Farm Theatre) have planned their sophomore event entitled, SHElarious II…celebrating women in various realms of the comedy spectrum. All proceeds will go to Cornerstone Housing For Women, a community charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women. The evening […]

Heathers perform at Pressed on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Photo from their Bandcamp page.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

You’ll notice that a chunk of the hibernation-shattering events going on this weekend are at Pressed Café. On top of an excellent new wave of venues such as House of Common, Black Squirrel, and Happy Goat, Pressed has been a beaming example of welcoming diverse programming and patrons – zines on zines on zines, transparent […]

Photo courtesy of City of Ottawa

City steps into fashion with new March Break camp

I’m extremely envious of the children and youth of today. What my younger self wouldn’t do for the playful apps I now hold so dearly, the insanely cool toys available, or the beautiful children’s books that line the shelves at Chapters. (Full disclosure: I wouldn’t be too overjoyed with the new apple slices option for […]

Photo by Gordon Wong.

Win tickets to The Sleeping Beauty at the NAC

Apt613 has two tickets to the Saturday night (March 5) performance of The Sleeping Beauty to give away. To enter, send an email to apartment613@gmail.com with the subject header “Fairy Tale”. We’ll pick a winner by random draw at 9am on Friday, March 4. Good Luck! The Hong Kong Ballet Company’s Mixed Rep was an […]

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Ottawans offered A Taste of the Arctic next Monday

While Ottawa has the largest Inuit population outside of the Arctic, many Ottawans who don’t have ties to the North have few opportunities to experience the richness and diversity of Inuit culture. Next Monday, an event offers Southerners an opportunity to sample the NAC kitchen’s take on a variety of Inuit culinary delicacies, with ingredients […]

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