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Hidden Gems: The urban hunter

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Photo by Maksim Apelfeld.Photo by Maksim Apelfeld.

This week’s Gem is located in the heart of downtown, on the corner of Queen Street and Metcalfe. This may not be the typical place where you would expect to find a hunter armed with a bow-and-arrow taking aim at a deer, but that’s exactly the scene that’s depicted in this sculptural arrangement. The sculptural arrangement is located right across the street from the World Exchange Plaza, and is made up of two separate sculptures of a hunter, and a grazing deer, integrated into the surrounding landscaping.  It’s a very... | Continue reading article

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A few fragmented aspects of Ottawa’s Queer History

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Photo by chasdobie on Flickr.Photo by chasdobie on Flickr.

Apt613 works hard to dispel the synonymy of Ottawa with bureaucratic dullness, and to show Ottawans that there’s more to our city than office buildings and faux-Irish pubs.  A key aspect of my culture shock when I moved here from Montréal was that Ottawa seemed bewilderingly, overwhelmingly heterosexual. I wondered why Ottawa had such little visible (to me) gay, lesbian, trans, and queer culture, and I knew there had to be more to the story. And, of course, there is.  What I found was that Ottawa’s queer history has been... | Continue reading article

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Lori Victor’s, How Would Mary Feel? at Wall Space Gallery

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All photos courtesy of Wall Space Gallery.All photos courtesy of Wall Space Gallery.

The first image that came to mind when I heard about Lori Victor’s latest installation, How Would Mary Feel? was an icon of the Virgin Mary. ‘Tis the season. The work, to be displayed at Wall Space Gallery until Dec. 29, is essentially a wall of derogatory words that have been used to disdainfully describe women for centuries. It is intended to generate discussions regarding women’s rights. According to the Artist Statement, each word is cross-stitched by hand using cotton embroidery thread on traditional “Aida” fabric, and framed individually, with... | Continue reading article

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Another Emily Pearlman play, another imaginary world | Collapsible by Mi Casa Theatre

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All photos by Cory Thibert.All photos by Cory Thibert.

In a world… where people have abandoned their decisions to a higher authority, what happens when there is no time to consult that authority? What will they do? What will be the consequences?  In a play heavy with blunt allegories, there is a danger of the play sinking under the weight of its own didacticism. One thing saves this production from that: the children of the New Edinburgh Community and Arts (NECTAR) Centre Youth Drama Program. These 5 to 10 year olds act as Greek Chorus in the play, as... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup + a theatre ticket giveaway

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Dog Day plays tonight at Pressed.Dog Day plays tonight at Pressed.

‘Tis the season for launch parties, apparently. Tonight Dann Oickle releases his new album Blitzkreig! down at the Mercury Lounge. Tomorrow, Oldam Brand kicks off its existence at IdeaSpace, displaying some of their unique fixtures and makings. Down on Elgin, the new Mags + Fags sister store Boogie and Birdie officially opens, with treats and deals galore. There are plenty of craft shows happening, if you’re still looking for unique handcrafted gifts. Urban Craft is Saturday down in the Glebe, while the Ottawa Farmers Market has a special holiday version.... | Continue reading article

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Townies invited to Wakefield’s 1st winter market – celebration of community & old world charm

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Image by Carrie Rodger Bradley.Image by Carrie Rodger Bradley.

Inspired by the quaint winter markets still popular across Europe, Wakefielder Jackie Hansen proposed that her village launch one of their own. This Saturday, that community will welcome revelers from across the Outaouais and NCR to celebrate the season at the Wakefield Christmas Market. I got a chance to ask Jackie what’s in store and what it’s about. “We are so excited to start this new holiday tradition! I wanted to create an event that I’d want to go to.” Billed as family-friendly, the new market – just a 30-minute... | Continue reading article

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Your guide to the best wintery songs by Ottawa musicians

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This post comes to us from artist consultant Samantha Everts of YouRockRed. The snowy weather is upon us and artists all around this fair city use it to their advantage for beautiful visuals in their videos, even when they shoot outdoors in sub-zero temperatures dressed in beach wear only! Some artists altogether threaten to leave for warmer weather and others achieve bone-chilling quality in their vocals. Grab a hot chocolate and settle in for my winter-themed list of videos by great local bands doing more than building snowmen. White Wires: Let’s... | Continue reading article

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Bring your singing voice to the NAC’s production of The Sound of Music

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The cast of The Sound of Music. All photos by Andree Lanthier.The cast of The Sound of Music. All photos by Andree Lanthier.

Sometimes a reviewer has to reveal his/her biases, so I might as well do this up front. If a live performance moves and excites children, it’ll win me over. Children are a tough audience. Let down your guard and you lose them. Fast. I like to go to theatre for kids because performers have to be good to keep their attention. This production does just that. At intermission, I was surprised (and delighted) to see how many children were in the audience. They’d been quietly attentive throughout the first half.... | Continue reading article

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Ethan Claymore is delightful theatre for the Christmas season

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Sarah Finn (Teresa), Tim Oberholzer (Ethan) and Paul Rainville (Douglas) in Ethan Claymore. Photo by Andrew Alexander.Sarah Finn (Teresa), Tim Oberholzer (Ethan) and Paul Rainville (Douglas) in Ethan Claymore. Photo by Andrew Alexander.

At this time of year, most of us, whatever our religious beliefs, enjoy stories with messages of redemption and happy endings.   Charles Dickens knew what he was doing when he wrote A Christmas Carol, as did Frank Capra when he directed It’s a Wonderful Life.  And so did Canada’s prolific playwright Norm Foster when he penned Ethan Claymore, which is playing at The Gladstone until December 22. Ethan Claymore is a struggling egg farmer and amateur painter.  He’s been a bit of a recluse ever since his beloved wife... | Continue reading article

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Meredith Luce & The Mandates perform music from Creatures

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Meredith Luce’s latest album, Creatures, has taken two years to complete. Luce has been focused on other things. She got married last year and bought a 100-year-old farmhouse on a one-acre lot in Kemptville. Then a horseback riding accident left her with some time on her hands. “I had an opportunity to record at Gallery Studio with Dean Watson while recuperating from a concussion,” she explains. “The album is primarily made up of songs I just never had a chance to put on a record before.” The busy 25-year-old musician, graphic designer and... | Continue reading article

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