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House of PainT celebrates a decade of community-building through beats, dance and grafitti

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Images courtesy of HoP, Ming Wu and Francois Levesque.Images courtesy of HoP, Ming Wu and Francois Levesque.

House of PainT (HoP) is celebrating ten years in 2013 and they’re getting things started with a bang at a big unveiling party this Friday at Ritual. Alongside the reveal on the programming, music and art components for the fest itself, DJ Ruby Jane, BlakDenim and Chicago’s Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are taking the stage to make the people of Ottawa dance. I caught up with organizers Rob Reid and Melissa Wheeler as well as Ottawa-born DJ Ruby Jane to get their thoughts on 10 years of HoP, the lowdown on Friday’s... | Continue reading article

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Digital painting, graffiti, lasers and DJs: Night Light Masquerade brings it together at Wall Space Gallery

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Piggyback by Stefan Thompson. Image courtesy of Wall Space Gallery.Piggyback by Stefan Thompson. Image courtesy of Wall Space Gallery.

It’s hot out there, Ottawa. If you need a reason to escape the heat this weekend, head over to Wall Space Gallery for a night of dancing, DJing, lasers and live digital painting by one of our favourite local artists, Stefan Thompson. You may already be familiar with Thompson’s work if you frequent the Idle Hands Craft Sale – he also had a show awhile back at the Ottawa Art Gallery. Known for his mysterious, other-worldly bestial figures, Thompson is a part of the group exhibition, Night Light Masquerade, opening... | Continue reading article

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Outdoor Salsa at City Hall provides free dance for beginners and experts alike

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Photo by Jared DavidsonPhoto by Jared Davidson

Last Wednesday, two local Latin dance studios teamed up to kick off a series of free events under the title Outdoor Salsa at City Hall. Every Wednesday this summer, Azucar! Latin Dance Company and Salsa Force will be bringing a free evening of dance to the Rink of Dreams in front of City Hall. Each event consists of two parts: a beginner lesson from 6 until 7 and a night of social dancing from 7 until 11. The dancing is backed by live or DJed Latin music, and food courtesy... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Festival season kicks off

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The joke usually goes that Ottawa has two seasons: winter and construction. But more and more, I’m convinced it’s not construction season but festival season that more accurately describes our summer – with at least five happening this weekend, that seems a fairly safe bet! First up, we’ve got Ottawa Explosion Weekend, which officially kicked off last night. With dozens of shows across the city, this music festival isn’t afraid to push the boundaries. If you stop by Club Saw, Cafe Dekcuf, Mugshots, Mavericks, Babylon or hang out in Hull,... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Photo courtesy klwatts on Flickr. Ontario Craft Beer Week kicks off Sunday!Photo courtesy klwatts on Flickr. Ontario Craft Beer Week kicks off Sunday!

It’s a crazy weekend, folks: from free dentistry day to a no pants party to a rock paper scissors competition, it’s next to impossible to leave this weekend without a bit of entertainment. Looking for a whole lot of variety, packed into a short amount of time? Head to Pressed this evening for a variety show like no other. You can also head down to Mercury Lounge for the indie rock stylings of Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes, along with High Waters. Tonight is also the CHUO Edition of Battle of the Bands... | Continue reading article

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Birds with Skymirrors at the NAC this Weekend

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Photo courtesy the NAC website.Photo courtesy the NAC website.

Birds with Skymirrors is an irresistible title. At once it conjures images of god-like creatures whose omnipresent mirrors reflect back to earth their privileged perspective of us. This is the mystical work from Samoan born, New Zealand based choreographer Lemi Ponifasio, who in his latest piece considers the degradation of current state of the environment, and equally, our conscious/unconscious complicity in it. Skymirrors is a series of stunning images that are mesmerizing to watch as they unfold to present recurring themes.  Throughout the 90 minute performance we see dancers referencing... | Continue reading article

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Tonight: Northern Scene kicks off with SWARM

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From Indian Brand Corporation (2009) by Joseph Tisiga. Image courtesy of the Ottawa Art Gallery.From Indian Brand Corporation (2009) by Joseph Tisiga. Image courtesy of the Ottawa Art Gallery.

Looking for something to do tonight? As a part of the launch of Northern Scene, a handful of galleries in Ottawa and Gatineau will be hosting events, exhibition openings and performances by some of the best talent coming from the North. Billed as “the largest gathering of artists from Yukon, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut”, the festival will showcase more than 250 artists over ten days. SWARM starts with a gallery crawl at 6pm — to get around the city you can walk, bike or take a ride... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Shotgun Jimmie's release party is Friday night. Photo courtesy his website.Shotgun Jimmie's release party is Friday night. Photo courtesy his website.

Get yourself in the weekend groove with this exclusive Apartment613/Ceremony mix, curated by Gary Franks, one of our fave Ceremony DJs. It’s the perfect soundtrack to deciding how you want to kick up your weekend! There’s a stellar line up of Northern artists, musicians and more stopping by our city for the next week for Northern Scene – it’s well worth your time to seek some out! There’s a fashion show, an art party featuring 15 artists in one night, and a welcome ceremony to kick it all off tonight.... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Spring is coming – we promise. While the weather might seem otherwise, this leafy green event out at Kichesippi Brewery will prove to you that fresh produce isn’t too far away. At the very least, the food and music and beer will distract you from a snowy reality. Tonight at Babylon, it’s Raw Hip Hop with Blakdenim, hosted by VCX, Precice Kenny Creole and Diamond. Some of you, though, might just want to camp out in Wakefield this weekend – with Jenn Grant tonight, Harlan Pepper tomorrow, and New Country Rehab on... | Continue reading article

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Is Nature Nocturne getting you closer to nature?

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bird visualPhoto by Camille Zara Ansar from Ottawa Velo Vogue

Dr. Adam Oliver Brown is a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa with an interest in Science Communication.  Last week I went for a trip to the museum to reconnect with nature and was met by a raucous crowd of hundreds of party-goers sipping on cocktails and dancing to the loud beats of a DJ.  This was the third of a now monthly installment of Nature Nocturne, a social evening at the Nature Museum bringing in a new crowd of visitors to reconnect with Nature while they... | Continue reading article

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