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House of PainT: Exploring the Urban Environment

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For years, the Dunbar Bridge underpass beneath Bronson Avenue was a neglected corner of the city filled with gravel, litter, dirt and weeds. Thanks to the grassroots work of local organizers, however, this once forgotten space between Brewer Park and Carleton University has now blossomed into the main site of the annual House of PainT festival, Ottawa’s largest gathering of urban art and culture. “The festival originated from the City of Ottawa’s decision (in 2003) to legalise the first graffiti wall under the Dunbar Bridge,” explains Rob Reid, media director... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Photo courtesy Julie Doiron's website.Photo courtesy Julie Doiron's website.

Folk Fest is on, people! We’ll be down there all weekend, so if you see us roaming around tweeting and doing interviews, stop by and say hi. Or you can  head to the Agricultural Museum and learn about chicken care, or head towards the airport to play a giant game of pinball. Regardless, it’s going to be an awesome weekend. If you’re one of those people who is always tapping your toes to something, you should be at Pressed tomorrow for Tropikalo for Ottawa’s afrilatincaribbean dance party. Keeping with a latin theme, jazz singer Caridad... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Labour day edition

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Sea Chart 1, 2011, stitch work on paper, 80 x 60 cm by Jenny McMaster.Sea Chart 1, 2011, stitch work on paper, 80 x 60 cm by Jenny McMaster.

So, Ottawa, how are you spending your last long weekend of the summer? Catching the best sci-fi plays in town? Singing some Verdi? Creating a coffee map? Celebrating a crafty birthday? Some people are convinced that bacon goes with anything, and this show, featuring Roberta Bondar and The Yips, is proving that bacon and music make a great couple. Other music adventures this weekend include DJ Hobo and Sweetcheeks doing a pop-up show at the H’burg Public House, and your favourite Ramones cover band taking to the stage at Zaphod’s. STILLNATIVE will... | Continue reading article

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Apt613 Live for August 22, 2012: Pride edition!

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Listen here or on iTunes. It’s pride week in Ottawa, and this week’s Apt613 Live is nothing if not prideful! Kicking off the show, we have an interview with Sebastien Provost from House of SAS. House of SAS is behind this year’s premiere of Cirque Bizarre, a 1930s-style carnival that has taken residence in the Ottawa Jail Hostel for pride week. In addition to carnival games and gourmet food, the event sports some pretty great DJs such as Lady Miss Kier and Honey Dijon. For a full listing of events,... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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So enamoured are we are with all things beer in Ottawa that it seems not a Weekend Roundup goes by without at least some mention of the bubbly beverage. This week is no different. National Capital Craft Beer Week is in full swing this week, with events too numerous to mention. And while the Week ends this weekend, it won’t be without some fanfare. You see, at the core of National Craft Beer Week is the National Capital Craft Beer Festival, which takes place at Marion Dewar Plaza (just outside... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Ottawa is quickly becoming a beer-fanatic’s wonderland, with new breweries like Broadhead and Ashton Brew Pub bubbling up everywhere to compliment Ottawa’s many beer festivals. The latest addition to this city’s craft beer craze is the National Capital Craft Beer Week, which kicks off this Friday at D’Arcy McGee’s. The kickoff party runs from 6-9 and admission is free. In addition to the obligatory craft beer, the party will feature music from Andre and the J-Tones, and so the funk will most certainly be brought. The festival continues through the 18th with plenty of... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in O-town

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Humidity is down this weekend, folks, so all you need is sunscreen and you should be fine outside. And who wouldn’t want to be outdoors for the most creatively named festival of the summer: Zaphodsfestamusica?! What would you do with the Voice of Fire if you could have it for a day? Artist Rene Price will talk about this contentious painting and his weekend with it down at Blink Gallery this weekend. Afterward, take a little wander through Beechwood with the Photo Walk - or stop by the Printmakers Connective Exhibition... | Continue reading article

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Hip Hop Karaoke’d

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Photo courtesy of Hip Hop Karaoke OttawaPhoto courtesy of Hip Hop Karaoke Ottawa

I’m standing at the side of the stage, my palms sweaty (something about spaghetti). DJ So Nice is warming up the crowd with a few of his trademark beats. It’s a hot night, and Mugshots, the bar behind the Ottawa Jail Hostel, is packed to capacity. All heads are turned to the stage. The audience waits. They came to see me. Well, me and the other twelve-or-so performers at Ottawa’s first monthly Hip Hop Karaoke event. Before me, two people from Hip Hop Shakespeare, a show at this year’s Fringe... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Photo of Feral Children courtesy their myspace page.Photo of Feral Children courtesy their myspace page.

It’s another sunny one ahead, friends. And while our coverage of all things local at Bluesfest continues (did you know Kelly from the Claytones can do an awesome Cher impression? Or that The Flats want to head to Pluto? We’ve got the inside scoop, folks), there’s more than just music happening this weekend. First of all, grab a summery novel and head down to the canal downtown to check out the Capital Reading Garden, a popup space that’s perfect for bookworms. Shakespeare fans should head to Prescott for their annual... | Continue reading article

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A Tribe Called Red hits Bluesfest Hard

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Photo courtesy of Joelle GuédonPhoto courtesy of Joelle Guédon

Last night Ottawa’s A Tribe Called Red played Bluesfest. It should surprise absolutely no one that they played a fantastic set – their album, which I reviewed back in March, is rock solid. The one concern that I had going in was that an album created entirely with computers might be rather boring to watch live – a fear that was alleviated almost immediately by the trio’s great stage presence and ability to connect with their audience. They played one of the most dynamic and compelling DJ sets I’ve ever... | Continue reading article

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