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Ming Wu Wednesday: Ottawa River Parkway

Sunday was a day for being outside. Ming took to his bike and rode along the Ottawa River Parkway, stopping at the Prince of Wales train bridge to take these shots. For more on Ming, check out his website, radio show and Instagram.

Image courtesy of Canada Post.

Celebrate Star Trek with new stamps + more (resistance is futile)

Star Trek postage stamps are being unveiled at secret locations across the country between now and throughout May. Each spot will have a Canadian connection to the science-fiction franchise and fans in Ottawa – likely bursting with excitement that’s akin to a warp core breach – have a lot to look forward to. Boldly going […]

Photo by Stephanie Godin.

Woyzeck’s Head explores your breaking point

Third Wall Theatre opens Woyzeck’s Head on April 22nd. Drew Moore will be playing the lead role. James Richardson directs. Brian Carroll interviewed Richardson and Moore about the show and their backgrounds. The interview has been edited for length. Apt613: In 30 seconds or less, what is Woyzeck’s Head about? Richardson: Woyzeck’s Head is a […]

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Ottawa Improv Fest: The magic of scenes you’ll never see again

Post by Adam Fowler As the hosts of the Ottawa Improv Festival (OIF) say, the blessing and the curse of improv is that it’s totally original—magical, but you’ll never see it again. This year’s OIF ran from April 14-16 at the Arts Court Theatre, selling out both Friday April 15 and Saturday 16. A ton […]

Photo from Lowertown Brewery's Facebook page.

Foodie Friday: Chef Kyle’s Cabin

As the last weekends of the sugar bush season turn into the first weeks of cottaging, we find all the best reasons to spend time with friends: incredible food and drink in a relaxing environment. There is a casual fine dining oasis in the Byward Market that brews its own beer, makes its own hot sauce, and […]

Photo by Maria Vartanova.

The Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

We’ve had a hard day’s spring. If the seasons were Beatles, it’d be safe to say that we’re at the Ringo stage of the year. Even Ringo knows he’s blowing it on the lead vocal right now. But don’t worry, you’ve got a ticket to ride out of weather blah and into good times with […]

Photo by Adam Wilson on flickr, used under Creative Commons license

Gargantua Printing: Wear your politics on your sleeve

At Apt613, we love profiling the scrappy upstarts of Ottawa, people working on their dream projects, sharing an idiosyncratic vision, and reflecting the wide range of interests, backgrounds, and talents present in this city. Gargantua Printing, a new, Ottawa-based one-person print shop, caught my eye because of their cute yet outspoken designs and their commitment […]

Scene from Rodgers + Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, all photos by Matthew Murphy.

The Sound of Music plays perfectly to its charms

The story needs little introduction, so familiar is the iconic 1965 film version of Rodger & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. So the question at last night’s packed opening was could this version begin to approach the crowd-pleasing experience associated to its famous legacy? Set in Salzberg, Austria (oddly […]

All photos by Ming Wu.

Ming Wu Wednesday

The 14th Ottawa Community Record Show happened on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at St. Anthony’s Hall. It was a “chance to dig for rare gems and scour for deals on great music from every genre.” Ming was there. For more on Ming, check out his website, radio show and Instagram.

Photo courtesy of the band.

Hervana: A feminist flip on growing up with grunge

Truly a millennial phenomenon, this all girl band was inspired by a tweet that said there should be an all-female Nirvana cover band called Hervana. The band is composed of Carly Beath (Skirt Cobain), Erin Cousins (Miss Novoselic), Sonia Sennik (Dave Grrrl) and Michelle Turingan (Pap Smear). Growing up listening to 90’s alternative rock and […]

The audience at Swizzles (photo by Daniel Araya) and Daniel Araya hosting (photo by Aaron Hill)

Swizzles comedy night delivers (pizza)

Aaron Hill is a producer and comic who runs Sunday Night Standup,  8pm Sundays at Pub 101. I totally bombed at the first Swizzles Comedy Night held back in early January, 2016. As I recall, there were four to six people in the audience, and no one seemed to know quite what to make of […]

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