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Cyclists on Laurier.  Photo by City Clock Magazine from the Apt613 flickr pool.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

Guys, there is so, so, so much going on this weekend that I’m gonna keep this intro short and sweet like daisy dukes. Now is the time to go festival hopping, try new events, take chances, make mistakes, and get messy. Here’s just some of the many best bests going on. It’s Ottawa Fringe Festival’s […]

All photos by Aaron Cayer and Sarah Robinson.

Hops and Fodder: Community brunches for lasting change

Aaron Cayer, owner of Antique Skate Shop has been leading a movement for community-built-change in Ottawa under the banner “For Pivot’s Sake”. The goal of this initiative is to pay-it-forward by engaging youth to develop confidence, to get active and to get involved in their own communities. Hops & Fodder is one of For Pivot’s […]

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Fringe Review: Small Creatures Such as We

60 minutes | Drama | Mature Brace yourself for a tough look at the scars left behind by a cruel adolescence in Small Creatures Such as We, as well written yet painful to watch at times offering by Angels in the Rafters productions. An unassuming set with a sofa to stage left and a kitchen/bar […]

Left to right: Liam Mooney (CEO, Jackpine), artist Marc Adornato, Summer Baird (owner of The Hintonburg Public House) and Jared Davidson (Apt613) pose in front of Adornato's "Ruined Landscapes" paintings at the Ottawa Art Gallery. Photo by Ming Wu.

Marc Adornato has some bad news for you

Marc Adornato’s “I’ve Got Some Bad News” is a show intended to inundate. The artist is a long time lover and critic of the media’s coverage of social issues and he is here to inform us of the consequences of our apathy, albeit in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible. When you walk into the […]


Fringe Review: BLINDSIDE

By Samantha Richarz 65 minutes | Comedy, Solo | G If you like unique and gritty, down-to-earth storytelling, BLINDSIDE is the play for you. When she was just an infant, Stéphanie Morin-Robert was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer that rapidly forms in the immature cells of the retina. In order to save her […]

A Room of Wolves

Fringe Review: A Room of Wolves

By David Currie 60 minutes |Comedy | PG A show was featured at the Preview Night that excited me. Two talented young people went out on stage and made the audience laugh. Like Laurel and Hardy, this up-and-coming playwright and clearly his acting soul mate used their two minutes to show a simply contest of […]

Picnic table at Carleton University. All photos by Alanna Smith unless otherwise noted.

Best Of: Picnic spots in the Capital

Post by Alanna Smith. Ottawa is bustling with picturesque picnic spots! From historical picnics next to museums and The Hill to stretches of blue canal and blossoming flowers. These seven picnic spots are a must try this summer! Whether you’re on a romantic date or gathering with a bunch of your best friends, we have […]