Are you a photog? Join our Flickr group!
 
Ottawa's Latest and Greatest on Sights & Sounds

Apt613 Live for January 27, 2015

Written by on
Photo by gynti_46 on Flickr.Photo by gynti_46 on Flickr.

As you may already know, all week long Apartment 613 is presenting “The Future of Ottawa” series: a week-long collection of guest-written posts aimed at promoting discussion around Ottawa’s development and its future as a growing city. In a similar spirit, this week on Apt613 Live you can catch my discussion with Chris Osler, Trevor Haché and Suneeta Millington: three organizers behind this Thursday’s FREE screening of The Human Scale over at the Bytowne. We chatted about their personal take on what can make Ottawa neighbourhoods great going forward and... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 

Food and wine and Vivaldi – Oh my! + ticket giveway

Written by on
Photo of Jessica Linnebach courtesy of the NACPhoto of Jessica Linnebach courtesy of the NAC

We are giving away a pair of tickets for this Friday’s concert at the NAC by Jessica Linnebach.  To enter, please email Apartment613 by noon Thursday, January 29, with the Subject line “Casual Friday NAC.”  The winner will be notified on Thursday afternoon. Classical music can sometimes seem like a stuffy pastime. In reality, however, listening to the classical masters can be a lovely and relaxing experience.  Throw in some food and wine and things can get really cool. Cut to this week’s concerts by violinist and NAC Orchestra associate... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 
Filed in: Music, Sights & Sounds

A celebration of child and teenage awkwardness

Written by on
Photo by Evan Mitsui.Photo by Evan Mitsui.

Lisa Frank diaries filled of pages and pages of melodrama, all written in a pink gel pen. A school project detailing your hopes and dreams for adulthood. Letters written between classes to your friends, rife with angst and spelling mistakes. Juvenilia comes in all shapes and sizes, but maintains a few commonalities: it’s endearing, revealing, and more often than not, hilarious. Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids (GRTTWAK), hitting Ottawa this weekend, is a celebration of juvenilia. An open mic night, as well as a podcast, the event consists... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 

Dance shows to raise money for youth mental health

Written by on
Photo courtesy of Jessica ShawPhoto courtesy of Jessica Shaw

For a second straight year, young dancers from the National Capital Region will be performing as part of a charity fundraiser that fosters social charge through dance. Dancers Give Back was originally founded in the United States in 2008 by Ali Dietz and her mother Mary Alice Dietz.  The first event was organised to help Ali’s friend Jacquie Hirsch, who was then suffering from leukemia, pay for her medical bills. While sadly Jacquie has since passed away, this original fundraiser has grown into a movement that has now spread to... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 
Filed in: Dance, Sights & Sounds

Justin Rutledge – A troubadour at heart

Written by on
Justin Rutledge performing at the National Arts Centre. All photos by Terry Steeves.Justin Rutledge performing at the National Arts Centre. All photos by Terry Steeves.

The summer’s turned its back on me, with a sorrow-laden symmetry – with a highway kind of robbery, like my life was an apology. Now I don’t think about you all the time – only when the trees sway, slaughtered by the Alberta Breeze. - Justin Rutledge (“Alberta Breeze“ – from Man Descending) Toronto country/alt singer/songwriter Justin Rutledge has made a very lucrative career out of turning his study and long love of poetry writing into the lyrical masterpieces of his music for over a decade. Topics of personal heartache,... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 

Moss Park is a brutally honest play

Written by on
Emma Slipp and Graeme McComb in Moss ParkEmma Slipp and Graeme McComb in Moss Park

Is it really necessary to always find meaning in pain and suffering?  For many people, finding lessons in sorrow is a necessity, because otherwise what is the point of experiencing anguish. But what if we can’t find any answers, let alone wisdom, from misery?  This question arose in my mind after watching Moss Park, which is running at the Great Canadian Theatre Company until February 8. This hard-hitting play tells the story of Tina and Bobby, two struggling people in their 20s who live in the inner city. Tina (played... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 
Filed in: Dance, Sights & Sounds

Le Festibière D’Hiver now serving Ontario brews

Written by on
Photo from the Festibiere D'Hiver website.Photo from the Festibiere D'Hiver website.

Winter is a hard time to get warm in Ottawa, so Winter Beerfest (known as Festibière) has joined together with the Museum of History to offer over 100 craft beers and gourmet appetizers to aid in the process. On January 30 and 31st Le Festibière D’Hiver will host some of Quebec’s best microbreweries for the fourth annual Winter Beerfest. This is the first year they open their doors to local company Beau’s, which has worked diligently over the last 8 years to release their beer as widely as possible. Being able... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 

Basement 819 du 21 janvier 2015 :: Big Balade passe à l’histoire! Retour sur Contact Ontarois : Éric est prémonitoire. Théâtre “Le long voyage de Pierre-Guy B” au CNA. Que faites-vous en fin de semaine?

Written by on
Big Balade a remporté le concours  « Chanson officielle des fêtes du 400e de la présence française en Ontario »Big Balade a remporté le concours « Chanson officielle des fêtes du 400e de la présence française en Ontario »

Basement 819 s’intéresse cette semaine à l’actualité de la région. Éric vous étonnera avec son retour sur Contact Ontarois : il avait prédit les remises de prix! Bravo à Big Balade qui a remporté un concours qui risque de faire passer le jeune groupe à l’histoire. Les résidents de Hull pourront bientôt mettre fin à la famine (!) et enfin accéder à une épicerie de proximité! Basement 819 |Chronique Actualité | Retour sur Contact Ontarois | Big Balade passe à l’histoire! by Basement819 on Mixcloud Weekend Roundup :: Quoi faire... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 

Tick, tick, boom: Ottawa’s Little Theatre lights up with explosive drama Clybourne Park

Written by on
All photos courtesy of Ottawa Little Theatre.All photos courtesy of Ottawa Little Theatre.

If you’re up for a night of powerful live theatre there is still time to catch Clybourne Park, the multi-award winning play written by Bruce Norris and brought to the Ottawa stage for the first time by director Chantal Plante. This tension fuelled, incisive drama will make you laugh, make you squirm and make you think. Even in the face of some pretty heavy subject matter, the show has plenty of humour, though it isn’t always the result of the lines as much as an uneasiness. Clyborne Park takes its... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Written by on
Photo courtesy of Snowday.Photo courtesy of Snowday.

This weekend is heavy with Friday events, with your pick of the mix from music to art and theatre filling the days and nights around it. Make sure to get in on some Robbie Burns celebrations this weekend honouring the famed Scottish poet and lyricist. Typical celebrations include whiskey tastings, indulging in some Scottish cuisine and readings of his most famous poems. And of course, another installment of Nature Nocturne, celebrating the Lunar Year Year with Chinatown Remixed. Tonight, the Ottawa Art Gallery opens a collection of exhibits running until... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 
megaphono fest
Interested in advertising with us?Email us at
apartment613@gmail.com