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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 […]

Photos by Maria Vartanova courtesy of Ottawa Little Theatre.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest leaves a mark

I have to admit I was a little apprehensive when I heard the Ottawa Little Theatre was taking on One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Dale Wasserman’s stage adaptation of Ken Kesey’s popular novel. It can be tough to go up against the expectations audiences bring from reading a book or seeing a movie. It’s […]

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Fellowship: Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard – JOHNNY VEGAS, page 5

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 from Rick Miller's Facebook page.

BOOM! starts with a bang and ends with a whimper

Joseph is busy, busy, busy, but always looking for new opportunities to apply and develop his talents. He reviews for Apt613 and OnStage Ottawa, writes for the Kitchissippi Times, and is slowly compiling a portfolio of his published works on his website at cuppajoebooks.com. Kidoons’ and WYRD’s production of BOOM, written by and starring Rick Miller, is […]

Idan Sharabi. Photo by Tami Weiss.

Face 2 Face: Ours explores significance of home

Last week the National Art Centre hosted its fourth edition of Face 2 Face, a series that offers up-and-coming stars the opportunity to demonstrate their skill and talent in an intimate space. Hosted in the salon of the NAC and the ODD Box of the Ottawa Dance Directive, also known as the second floor of […]

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Write On Ottawa: A sealed bottle of magic and mystery

Jennifer Carole Lewis just released her second paranormal romance novel, Metamorphosis, and is hard at work on the third book in the series. Find her on Twitter at @jclewisupdate. I’ve reviewed Edain Duguay’s young adult Chameleon series (Chameleon and Castrum Lucis) before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from her venture into the grown-up side of […]

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