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Basement 819 du 28 mai :: Kelp 20, Couch Assassin, nos nouveaux amis! Éric jubile-en-musique +++

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Basement 819 vous présente une autre semaine riche en culture-du-coin. Faites circuler librement, partagez allègrement! Notre sélection offficielle :: Kelp 20! Soyez de la partie les 30 et 31 mai pour souligner le vingtième anniversaire de la maison de disque d’Ottawa Kelp Records. L’occasion se veut grandiose. L’événement Kelp 20 regroupera les bands locaux suivants (et ce n’est qu’un échantillon!) : The Acorn, Jim Bryson, HILOTRONS, Chris Page. Ah! Et Tout le monde est invité ce vendredi soir pour vous réchauffer l’esprit au Pre-Game WarmUp Party au Avalon Studio. Couch... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Town loves you (and we love Town)

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Photo by Rémi Thériault.Photo by Rémi Thériault.

I was treated to the most excellent of birthday dinners at Town by two dear friends last month. As someone who loves good food, it was a surprise that I had not already been since it opened in June of 2010. Having looked at the menu beforehand, I was excited when the night of our reservations came. As it turns out, my excitement was warranted – this meal easily made my top three dinners out, ever. Town is a family owned restaurant, located at 296 Elgin Street in Centretown. Firm believers... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Food preservation is on exhibit at The Farm

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Photo by Lily Pepper.Photo by Lily Pepper.

Until recently, food preservation was thought of as a dowdy and grandma-ish chore, if one thought about it at all. In recent years, however, canning and other food preservation techniques have gained a new prominence, less as a necessity for surviving harsh winters than as a trendy pastime. A new exhibit at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, which is part of the Experimental Farm, aims to situate this trend in a long history of food preservation. The exhibit is called “Food Preservation: The Science You Eat” (which doesn’t seem... | Continue reading article

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Final hours of Apt613′s Indiegogo Campaign and we still need to meet our funding goal

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Friends, we are down to the final hours of our Fellowship Program on Indiegogo campaign and we still need your support to meet our goal. The campaign ends this Saturday, May 31st at midnight and we have raised $8,650. We only have $1,350 to go!!! Please share this, spread the word if you love Ottawa’s arts and culture scene and want to contribute to it! So let’s play the numbers game. If 135 people donate $10, we will meet our goal. If 54 people donate $25, we will meet our goal.... | Continue reading article

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BLINK Gallery is launching its 2014 season!

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Pieta Performance #11, 2014 by Bozica Radjenovic. Wool felting on digital print. Photo courtesy of the artist.Pieta Performance #11, 2014 by Bozica Radjenovic. Wool felting on digital print. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Steps away from the National Gallery of Canada may not seem like the ideal location for a non-profit artistic collective to be, but this is exactly where BLINK Gallery is situated. And while you may think that such a prestigious address would garner public interest solely based on this merit, it seems that only those truly in the know have had the opportunity to explore it thus far. In fact, sculptor and BLINK Gallery member Bozica Radjenovic affirms that “it is like a gem or the best kept secret” The... | Continue reading article

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Woody’s Open Mic Mondays

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Woody's Urban Pub. All photos by Terry Steeves.Woody's Urban Pub. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Continuing my series on Open Mic/Open Jam nights in our Capital, this month brings me to the wonderfully snug pub of Woody’s in Ottawa’s Golden Triangle downtown area of Elgin St., a busy street which hosts a wealth of activity throughout the year, including the annual Ball Hockey Tournament, Charity Chili Cook-Off, and has been affectionately dubbed Ottawa’s Sens Mile. Woody’s Urban Pub, founded in 1986, boasts an excellent bistro/pub-style menu, a great selection of draught beers and wines, and a large front window which opens up onto a quaint... | Continue reading article

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Art at the Gladstone theatre + ticket giveaway

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Serge (Robert Marinier), Marc (David Frisch), & Yvan (Andy Massingham) in Art. Photo by Julie Le Gal.Serge (Robert Marinier), Marc (David Frisch), & Yvan (Andy Massingham) in Art. Photo by Julie Le Gal.

80 minutes (no intermission) | Drama | Mature content What is Art? For example, is a meat dress Art? The public can be very passionate and blunt expressing opinions about this question. (As are the characters in Yamina Reza’s play Art.) But there are subtexts to these public debates. The debates become particularly heated when the art in question is publicly funded. Is the issue Art itself, or public funding for the arts? “I could hear your laugh.” said a friend after the show. “I only laugh when it’s funny.”... | Continue reading article

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On the Brink: Celebrating new published voices in speculative fiction

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Photo by Nana B. Agyei on Flickr.Photo by Nana B. Agyei on Flickr.

There is nothing I love more than sitting down and reading a good book. Always have. Always will. I love the intimacy of getting pulled into the make believe world of an author’s imagination. I’m not particular about genres or authors, but I certainly have a sweet spot for anything that touches on mystery and intrigue, the unexplained and the unexplored. Which is why I was thrilled to learn about On The Brink – an event aimed at introducing readers to new Ottawa authors of speculative fiction—science fiction, fantasy, horror,... | Continue reading article

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Shenkman Arts Centre turns five!

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Pardon My French are set to take the stage at 2pm to celebrate Shenkman's 5th anniversary. Photo provided by The Shenkman Arts Centre.Pardon My French are set to take the stage at 2pm to celebrate Shenkman's 5th anniversary. Photo provided by The Shenkman Arts Centre.

Despite her day job as a bureaucrat, A. Laramey is a writer who spends far too much time on the internet. You can find her on Facebook. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the creation of the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orleans, and in the spirit of creativeness, arts and community, Shenkman is hosting a 5th anniversary celebration on May 31st .  And what a five years it’s been! The goal of the centre was “to create a home for arts and culture in east Ottawa,” says Karen Scott-Gagné, Marketing and... | Continue reading article

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The Great Curry Cook-Off happens tonight!

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Za Za Za's curry pizza.Za Za Za's curry pizza.

Anyone who loves curry often wants endless supplies. So many restaurants in our city can put a spin on a curry dish, a foodie is never disappointed and a novice is rarely overwhelmed. These magical places come together every year to flaunt their curry skills, and this year it’s for The Great Curry Cook-Off presented by the Ottawa Fringe Festival. For the past several years, the Fringe Festival has put on a fundraiser for curry lovers and curry inspired dishes from local restaurants around the city. Roughly a dozen restaurants... | Continue reading article

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