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Weekend roundup: The summer continues

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Too many people are calling this weekend the last hurrah of summer – but the fall equinox ain’t ’til September 23, folks. So let’s just refer to this as the Labour Day Extravaganza or something with a bit of extra pep, and dwell on the fact that we’ve still got a few hot days ahead! So if you’re looking to fill your long weekend with music, you’re in luck. If you’re not already heading down to the Sheep to hear Kathleen Edwards tonight, you can catch Brendan Albert and Alissa... | Continue reading article

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Urban Craft: Ottawa gets a monthly craft market

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Ottawa’s burgeoning craft scene pops up every now and again at various craft shows – most of which fall in late November or early December, when gift-giving season starts sneaking up on us. But what about the rest of the year? While a few stores around town carry bits of local creativity, it’s always seemed like Ottawa’s crafters needed a regular spot to set up (temporary) shop. And that moment has arrived! Urban Craft is the city’s first iteration of a regular craft fair. They’ll be open down at the... | Continue reading article

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Ottawa gets its very own night market

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We’re a bit behind on posting this one, but last night was the first of two nights for Ottawa’s very own night market in Chinatown. If anyone has been to the epic Vancouver night market (let alone markets in Asia) you can surely understand why people are excited about this idea. The combination of street food vendors, a friendly crowd and a warm summer evening in Chinatown sounds just perfect. Head to the corner of Somerset and Empress any time between 1pm and 1am to check it out. I’m heading... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Stuff to do in Ottawa!

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It’s been a busy week in this town – while August seems to be a nice, quiet month, it always seems to pack a punch and give a few unexpected wallops to remind us it’s here, and it’s actually a lot of fun. So here are a few things that you can do to give your weekend a little more oomph: The World Slalom Skateboarding Championship is in town all weekend long – and it’s not just the young folks who are into this. The average age? 35. So hop... | Continue reading article

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Vote for your favourite t-shirt design – starting now!

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The time has come to make your vote count once again. We got a great response for our call for designs in our first-ever t-shirt contest (we’d like to thank everyone who submitted a design), and the editors of Apt613 had a hard time narrowing down the submissions to the top 10. Now it’s up to you to decide which three designs will get printed. The top three designers will be featured on Apt613 and will receive a cash prize: $100 for third place, $200 for second, and $300 for... | Continue reading article

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The Dirty Rectangles and the art of the indie video game

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Post by Travis Boisvenue, whose story on Ottawa video game collective Dirty Rectangles originally appeared at OpenFile Ottawa. Canada is no stranger to independent video games. The movement of art-focused, largely unfinanced video game designers has produced some of the most critically acclaimed games of the decade. And Canada is home to award-winning indie studios like Montreal’s Polytron and Winnipeg’s Infinite Ammo. Since January 2010, a video game design collective called The Dirty Rectangles has earned Ottawa attention in the indie games world by organizing events including monthly video game... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Things to do in Ottawa

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Hey Ottawans, looking for some weekend plans? The Weekend Roundup has its magnifying glass out, its trusty bloodhound at its side, and is on the case. This is one mystery we’re not going to let go unsolved. Starting with music: there ain’t no party like a B.A. Johnston party, because a B.A. Johnston party just might end with partial nudity, if the above photo’s any indication. You can catch the Hamilton indie rocker/shirt eschewer this Friday night at Irene’s. Guitar virtuoso Luke Doucet brings his White Falcon to the Black... | Continue reading article

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Finally, a new shoe store that (hopefully) doesn’t suck

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The people behind ByWard Market fashion innovators Schad (and SchadBlü) are bringing a new shoe store to Ottawa later this summer. Wolf & Zed is scheduled to open on Sussex the weekend of Aug 8-9. Having spent a good part of the last 24 hours debating if I should keep the olive green Tory Burch flats I’d just purchased on sale at Holt Renfrew – and subjecting my colleagues to more flip-flopping than I care to admit – I’m particularly excited about this news. (I finally decided to return them,... | Continue reading article

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More Fashion, Less Victim: Dress for success!

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Jes Lacasse is a wardrobe consultant who knows style. She grew up absorbing Vogue, studied costume design and fashion history, and thinks about clothes all the time. Jes does personal styling and shopping for private clients and dabbles in lifestyle design. If you have questions about fashion, she wants to answer them — please e-mail her at jes.lacasse@gmail.com. Your Sweet Bippy is where she blogs about style, shopping, cosmetics and self-love. She is also known to obsess over clothes on Twitter. Happy summer, sweetnesses! We’re in the thick of it,... | Continue reading article

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613 Style File: Fringe Festival Edition!

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Thespians are known for their attention grabbing ways, but does their flare for the dramatic extend to the wardrobe? Melanie Yugo, crafter extraordinaire and co-founder of Spins & Needles, and Lauryn Kronick, a vintage-obsessed fashion junkie, were on hand at the 2011 Fringe Festival to find out. While the festival ended last week, we hope that some of the styles that made their way to the famous fringe beer tent last all summer long.

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