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Margo MacDonald, Sarah Waisvisz, and Lawrence Aronovitch. Photo by Titus Androgynous.

Theatre world premières, queer history, & vintage costumes: all in one place!

Mer Weinhold is an Ottawa-dwelling writer, editor, book reviewer, and costuming enthusiast. You can follow them on Twitter. Ottawa has a vibrant theatre scene, comprising a multitude of venues hosting shows, troupes and companies performing them, and programs of study producing new actors, playwrights, and stage managers. From Centrepointe to the Shenkman, and many places […]

Photo by Peggy Skof, from the Apt613 flickr pool.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

After moving to Ottawa from BC nearly a decade ago, Hannah has made it her mission to explore Ottawa. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter. Leap Year already? Every four years, an extra day is added in February to keep our calendar year in sync with our astronomical year. Serious math and astronomy skills required! […]

All photos by Amanda Armstrong, @a.ec.armstrong.613 on Instagram.

Best Of: Winter trails, hiking and cross-country skiing

We’ve just got more snow than we ever thought could fall from the sky in only one day, and, although a lot has melt away nearly as quick as it came, it truly is a winter wonderland out there. The best way to enjoy the season is to go outside and experience the beauty in […]

J Dilla-inspired art from Dom & Phil Laporte.

Dilla 10: Continuing J Dilla’s legacy

James Dewitt Yancey, better known to the world as J Dilla, died on February 10, 2006. That day, the hip hop industry lost one of its most influential figures: a lyricist and producer, a man whose albums were lauded by many, whose collaborations produced new and compelling sounds, and whose friends remember him as a […]

Photo of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat from Wikimedia Commons.

Lecture: Preserving Heritage in the Developing World

Founded in 1980, the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a private sector enterprise supporting economic, social and cultural development and various development programs in Asian and African countries where poverty is rampant. Through a holistic approach, the foundation incorporates aspects of environment, health, poverty and illness in the hopes of providing long-term solutions for […]

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Write On Ottawa: A haunted Acadian murder mystery

Review by Susan Taylor Meehan: find her on LinkedIn and, occasionally, Twitter – or check out her website for information on her latest projects. Robin Riopelle‘s Deadroads is a gripping murder mystery wrapped in a tale of family breakup, individual tragedy and eventual redemption. The story opens in New Orleans, where the Sarrazin children – Sol, Baz […]

From left to right: s/g Phil Cook, Craig McCaul, Frazey Ford, Leon Power, Caroline Ballhorn, Darren Parris.

Frazey Ford: A soul-fueled journey at the NAC

Vancouver native Frazey Ford’s sold out performance this past Thursday night at NAC’s Fourth Stage showcased some of the best sound quality experiences ever captured in that room. She boarded the stage to an already exuberantly welcoming crowd, accompanied by a team of 5 musicians which included opener/special guest Phil Cook who added some sweet tones on […]

All photos courtesy of Cameryn Moore.

Share your story at Cameryn Moore’s Smut Slam

Cameryn Moore is a self-described “award-winning playwright/performer, sex activist and educator, sidewalk pornographer, and a long-time phone sex operator”.  On February 25th, she is bringing Smut Slam to Ottawa: a performance where attendees sign up to tell a five-minute erotic story drawn from their own experiences.  A team of judges awards prizes to the tellers. Brian Carroll […]

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