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subDevision: Theatre in and around a massive party

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Photo by Nick Kenrick courtesy of Flickr (creative commons)Photo by Nick Kenrick courtesy of Flickr (creative commons)

If you’re looking for some bang for your theatre buck, are slightly short of attention span and own a pair of comfortable shoes, look no further than subDevision. Billed as “theatre in and around a massive party” subDevision brings together artists from thirteen independent companies, each creating a short original piece to fit the unique space they’ve been given, in this case, the nooks, crannies, lofts and studios of the Enriched Bread Artists studio. The building, dating back to 1920, was once a bread factory and for the past twenty-two... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: The only place to find Britney Pickle Spears & Cheesus Crust Almighty

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Picture from The Joint on Preston's Facebook page. All other images by Kelsey Sunstrum.Picture from The Joint on Preston's Facebook page. All other images by Kelsey Sunstrum.

It seems new eateries tend to fit into one of two categories in the past few years: those celebrating the local, organic good-for-you food movement, and those throwing the health food culinary revolution out the window and opting instead for stick-to-the-ribs grub. The Joint on Preston, now open, unequivocally belongs in the latter. Proudly serving up extreme junk food, The Joint on Preston is on a mission to take all your guilty pleasure favorites and turn them on their heads. In doing so, they’ve offered a menu that’s at once... | Continue reading article

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613 Style File: Ottawa fashionista spring styles, Nordstrom Gala for United Way

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All photos by Adria MayAll photos by Adria May

It’s so close we can almost taste it: Spring. With it, the colour palette of our wardrobe changes, we put away our long johns and we watch the ground waiting for those tulips to peep out!  In celebration of impeding Spring we bring you a new style file, from the Nordstrom Gala for the United Way on March 5. The Gala, held at Nordstrom’s new Rideau Centre store, raised funds through the United Way for project step, which provides school-based intervention for young people with addictions issues. Since project step... | Continue reading article

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Marriage of Figaro fun facts + ticket giveaway!

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Photo by Kenneth Ingram. Earlier this week we posted a preview about the upcoming Marriage of Figaro. Today, we bring you some fun facts. And a reminder to enter to win one of two pairs of tickets to see the show on opening night (Saturday, March 21, 2015). To enter, send an email to apartment613@gmail.com with “marriage” in the subject header. Winners will be chosen by random draw at noon on Friday, March 20. The show is a homecoming for Wallis Giunta (Cherubino) who grew up in Ottawa. Her incredible... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend? + subDevision ticket giveaway!

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The Jerry Cans. Photo from folkawards.ca.The Jerry Cans. Photo from folkawards.ca.

This weekend has an intense lineup of music for all ages and genres with vintage pop ups, trivia nights and film festivals to round out activities for everyone. Spring is in the air, and everyone is itching to pack up the layers and get out into the fresh, crisp air. Lets start with he events that are running all weekend. In Case of No Emergency: The Films of Ruben Ostend will be at the Canadian Film Institute until March 28th. Tickets are free for Carleton University students, and can otherwise... | Continue reading article

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Ottawa Public Library Main Branch: Have your say!

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Exterior shot of the new central library in Halifax. Photo by Mathew Matheson on Flickr.Exterior shot of the new central library in Halifax. Photo by Mathew Matheson on Flickr.

Jessica Green is a book addict and library card holder since the age of 3. She’s a librarian at the Ottawa Public Library and currently the Apartment613 Librarian-in-Residence, sharing a compendium of literary thoughts and tips. After the Imagine Campaign run by the Ottawa Public Library back in 2013, it was pretty obvious that many citizens of Ottawa wanted either a major facelift or a completely new building for the Main Branch located downtown on Metcalfe. Many news articles and reports later, it’s looking to become a reality. On March... | Continue reading article

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Milo McMahon performs latest EP at the Rainbow

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Milo McMahon and Mike Beaton, perform on The Rainbow stage Sunday night. All photos by Terry Steeves.Milo McMahon and Mike Beaton, perform on The Rainbow stage Sunday night. All photos by Terry Steeves.

“There’s a deli sandwich in my heart for every one of you.” Some in the audience might have thought this an attempt at some tongue-in-cheek humour, but Montreal’s Milo McMahon meant it with every well-lived bone in his body. After 6 months on the road and over 33 cities across Ontario, the self-produced and self-managed 28 year old and his drummer/touring partner, Mike Beaton, know first-hand about being on the receiving end of such kindness. The two have journeyed relentlessly across Ontario, promoting McMahon’s newest EP, Gone Too Long, which... | Continue reading article

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Treasures await at the Antique and Vintage Market

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Vintage 50s "Midge" radio with bluetooth. Photo courtesy of Ottawa's Daff Design.Vintage 50s "Midge" radio with bluetooth. Photo courtesy of Ottawa's Daff Design.

Do you go into a museum and want to touch everything? Or perhaps you have a curious desire to try on period costumes and jewellery just to see if you really were meant to be born in a different time? Or, maybe you still aren’t over those lamps you absolutely fell in love with in a 1950s design exhibit. Oh, the way they would have completed your living room. I’ve been there and I can tell you there’s a place where you can indulge all of these fantasies. At the... | Continue reading article

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Irish Film Fest – A lucky charm amidst the Ottawa film scene

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Still from the Oscar nominated film, Song of the Sea.Still from the Oscar nominated film, Song of the Sea.

Vanessa Rotondo is an Ottawa-based freelance writer, national spoken word artist and youth outreach coordinator/arts educator. You can follow her on Twitter. We know the Irish for their Celtic countryside roots, legged in Riverdance and legends of Loch Ness, knotted by generations of bred in the bone talented poets and storytellers. From March 27th – 29th the Arts Court Theatre celebrates Ireland’s unique contribution to film at the first annual Irish Film Festival Ottawa, a three day event supported by the Irish Embassy, Culture Ireland, Irish Film Institute and CHIN... | Continue reading article

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Ottawa Creatives: Jenny Rational Rebel Meya

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Jenny Rational Rebel Meya. Photo by Amanda Armstrong.Jenny Rational Rebel Meya. Photo by Amanda Armstrong.

Jenny Meya was first introduced to poetry in the sixth grade. Stanzas, falling meter, iambic pentameter – at first these things meant little to Jenny, who had always wanted to be a dancer. Jenny had always told stories through dance. It wasn’t until she started middle school that she discovered her passion for telling stories through words and that poetry became her daily love. The beginning of middle school brought her first real crush, who became the inspiration for many of her poems. After her crush ended in heartbreak, Jenny... | Continue reading article

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