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Zaphod’s enters Chapter 2 under new owner

“Our philosophy: no racism; no aggression; no gender bias; entertain and enlighten; no attitude or pretensions; fair prices and fair measures; a musical and social alternative; friendly staff and fast courteous service; respecting our audience and gaining their respect; all our guests, especially women, should feel comfortable and safe here.” Ottawa’s live music landmark, Zaphod […]

Video of the Week: Drop and Dance by Harea Band

As the release of their second EP, All the Hits, prepares for launch, Canadian pop/soul group, Harea Band, drops an energetic music video to make you dance. While the track itself is groovy and spirited, it’s the pacing of the video that really sells the story. The video features the journey of a man, bored […]

Music for the season

There are undoubtedly many ways to celebrate the arrival of spring with music. The Divertimento Orchestra delivered an enjoyable and inspiring tribute to the end of winter at its final concert of the season April 22 and 23. It opened with Gaetano Donizetti’s Overture to Don Pasquale, a short piece that frequently changes tone and […]

Foodie Friday: Zolas celebrates 30 year milestone

Thirty years in business is an accomplishment. Those same 30 years in the hospitality industry is increasingly uncommon. Bells Corners’ Zolas Restaurant, co-owned by siblings Gina and Chef Tony Vacchio, will be celebrating this very milestone later this year. “We are so fortunate, and very grateful to have such wonderful customers.”, Gina told me during […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Last weekend I was out on a patio (along with pretty much everyone else in Ottawa) chatting with some friends. It was unanimously decided that summer in Ottawa is one of the best things about this city and while it’s only April, we can feel that glorious summer heat heading our way. This weekend, grab […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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