Ottawa Sketch Comedy has launched episode one of its new web series Locker Lives. “The real drama, the real show is about the actors on this TV show,” explained Ottawa Sketch member Rachelle Casseus. “The actors are playing 16-year-olds but they’re actually 30-year-olds, 40-year-olds who are sort of washed up and can’t get any other jobs. They’re stuck on this show.” You can see the pilot here. The group has been filming in Ottawa at St Pat’s, but the show is set in Vancouver, B.C. (aka Canadian Hollywood). Episode one... | Continue reading article
If this heat is making you want to run around in nothing but your birthday suit, why not do it with a few others on bikes? If you’re feeling a bit more modest, make like WestFest and stick to going naked in name only – you do get to hang out with Bif, after all! And if you do need to don some new duds, the sample sale at Road Trip this weekend can hook you up. While we’ve got serious summer weather upon us, Ottawa’s crafters have been working... | Continue reading article
After a sold-out first show at the Elmdale Tavern in February, Ottawa Sketch is bringing back their Live Show — a mix of scenes, videos, and puppets — to entertain Ottawa this week. The nine-person show has gotten bigger, with a three-night run and a larger venue: The Mayfair Theatre. “We liked the Elmdale because we liked the coziness of it, but we did have some problems with people not being able to see…” said group member Rachelle Casseus. “And we wanted that sort of red carpet movie theatre event... | Continue reading article
Let’s get right to it, Ottawa! Start your pre-weekend off right and head to Raw Sugar to see Zac Crouse and Steve Gates tonight – or head over to Mavericks to see Maybe Smith (who will hopefully come back to town again and again). For Friday, if you’ve been missing the early ’90s of late (and who doesn’t from time to time?), the Allrights will happily fill that void for you. Library Voices and Luke Doucet will compete for Prairie Scene audiences on Friday night, while Right by Midnight and... | Continue reading article
Fried chicken fans in Hintonburg have some reason to celebrate today – and not only due to their surprising Hood Wars win against Centretown yesterday. Energetic Hintonburgers took to the streets last night in support of the local KFC location, swelling to a crowd of dozens of chanting citizens by 9pm. A Hintonburg historic site, and one of the final remaining Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets in the Ottawa region, the KFC is a source of pride for the neighbourhood… but has also attracted its fair share of criticism. “This is... | Continue reading article
“Snow! Blizzard! Minus 14!” YouTube star Wilbur Sarguanaraj came to Ottawa, lamented our Prime Minister’s Tamil vocabulary, tried a beaver tail and somehow found a pair of those annoying red mittens. The results make for an awesome way to start your weekend.
Strawberries in January? Okay, so they’re not your farmer’s market fresh variety, but this show will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy – no matter how cold it gets outside. The undercurrents festival also continues at the GCTC, with some of the best Fringe shows returning for another run. Now for the lowdown on the music scene this weekend: Tonight, we’ve got Dragonette at Babylon, The Queers at Mavericks, and a bit of New Country Rehab at the Black Sheep. On Friday, Kelly Prescott is releasing her newest CD at... | Continue reading article
Friends! Lace up your skates – the canal has over 5km open as of 8am this morning. Apparently the Tokyo Police Club show is already sold out tonight, so if you didn’t get tickets and need cheering up, head over to the Elmdale for Ottawa Sketch’s second show in as many days. Or, if you reeeeally need some tunes tonight, Mavericks has Rebel Emergency and three other bands lined up. Tomorrow it’s the Daft Punk Tribute show (and their last one rocked!) down at Barrymores and JP Cormier out at... | Continue reading article
It’s almost the weekend – again! And this one’s got an extra day tacked onto the end – so much more time to have so much more fun. Given that it’s Victoria Day on Monday, you might want to head down to the building officially called the Victoria Memorial Museum Building to celebrate. Otherwise known as, to those of you who aren’t local history buffs, the Canadian Museum of Nature. The renovations are complete and opening day is Saturday – and what a day that will be. You think free... | Continue reading article
A special BARK-ALONG screening of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. All well-behaved dogs – and their owners – welcome! May 16 at the Mayfair (1074 Bank Street).