“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).
With all of the budget talk going on around this city, let’s undertake a bit of financial analysis of this weekend’s events: We’re pleased to announce that yes, indeed, there will be some free happenings going on around town. Whether you’d like to gaze at the stars, watch the green parade or participate in a rousing debate on a cohesive civil society, these priceless events will be the highlight of your work-free time. If you’re willing to spend a bit of your hard-earned cash and need a laugh or two,... | Continue reading article
I could begin this post by describing in detail one of the many memorable improv skits I’ve seen throughout the years – the snowball wielding nun, an English major getting sports-raped at a bar, parents pressuring their daughter to drop law school for prostitution – but it wouldn’t be funny. Improv is like an inside joke: you just have to have been there to get it. Which is why you should go in person to see the first annual Ottawa Improv Festival, starting this Thursday, March 11 and running to... | Continue reading article
Post by Dave Atkinson: file clerk by day, semi-successful local comedian by night, roguish space pirate by later night. Check out his comedy podcast, Shitshooters, on iTunes. Good Morrow hip and with it bloggy-type reading persons! It’s time that all the weird cliquey scenes that make up Ottawa’s awesomeness get talking to each other. To that end, guess who has yet another weird cliquey scene to tell you about! The answer is me. I do. See below. Ottawa’s Comedy scene is bursting with awesome. Right now there are over a... | Continue reading article
Flowers? Uninspired. Candy? Unoriginal. Dinner and a movie? You’re trying to get your Valentine’s date in bed, not put them to sleep. You can do better. In collaboration with Sexual Overtones, we are organizing a little something special for you all on Valentine’s Day. Plus, by buying a ticket you won’t just be showing some love to your lovers or friends, but to Apartment613 as well: net proceeds will go to our bandwidth fund to help pay our interweb and other expenses. This Valentine’s day afternoon, Sexual Overtones – Ottawa... | Continue reading article
Review written by Katie Marsh with help from Jessica Wells and Josh Alcock. BASH’d! A Gay Rap Opera runs from January 14 to the 31, 2010 (Tuesday to Sunday). Tickets are $33 to $42. Star-crossed lovers, a deft mix of tragedy and comedy, and of course, the kind of slick rhymes that haven’t been seen on stage since the Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff left hip-hop for super stardom and a goat farm on mars respectively. Bash’d: A Gay Rap Opera mixes the best of these Shakespearean conventions into... | Continue reading article