It’s a fun way to be a tourist in your own city.
Moose McGuire’s, Trevor Denault, and “Blues Bud” Brent Diab, in association with Ottawa Rock and Roots Society (ORRS) are hosting a boutique Blues and BBQ festival in support of one of the founding members of the Ottawa Blues Society (OBS) – Jed Rached, on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016, at Moose McGuire’s on 3320 McCarthy Road. There are 100 Early Bird […]
Last week, Ottawa Capital Pride revealed its theme for the 2016 edition of the Festival, and it is nothing short of a royal flush. Gender-neutral bathrooms are a salient point of current LGBTTQ+ dialogue, but their direct implication in daily life extends far beyond LGBTTQ+ communities: it touches every single person. The 2016 Ottawa Capital […]
Aaron Cayer, owner of Antique Skate Shop has been leading a movement for community-built-change in Ottawa under the banner “For Pivot’s Sake”. The goal of this initiative is to pay-it-forward by engaging youth to develop confidence, to get active and to get involved in their own communities. Hops & Fodder is one of For Pivot’s […]
Once a month, a group of local time travellers meet to swap stories about their travels. They travel back in time: years, decades, centuries, thousands, millions and sometimes billions of years. Many of them bring pictures, including photos of stunning beauty, and even some painstaking, meticulous sketches. All their stories share a sense of wonder. […]
Whether you’re an experienced artist looking to practice your skills, an amateur wanting to improve, or just yearning for a Wednesday night of socializing and cheap beer, P(a)int & Draw offers an event above and beyond your standard life drawing session. P(a)int & Draw takes place on the second Wednesday of every month from 6-9PM […]
Sunny Saturdays in Beechwood will get a little more exciting this weekend with the opening of the Beechwood Market in the east end of Ottawa. This will be the kick off of their third season, but this year, things are a little bit different. The market used to be located at 99 Beechwood Ave on […]
Post by Caroline Healy. Dessertfest is finally here and the perfect place to indulge this weekend! It’s all happening at Landsdowne Park on Saturday and Sunday. Can you picture all your favourite desserts under one roof with a pinch of savoury surprises and loads of activities? Co-creator Chelsea Boissonneault sure did! She’s bringing her passion for event planning and […]
Westfest, now in its 13th year, was a lively mixture of music, art, food, and fun. Our contributor Terry Steeves was on the scene to capture these photographs. Check out our interview with founder Elaina Martin on the festival’s history and future.
“It brings you back to when you’re like six or seven,” says Brenda Dunn, local artist and perpetual inner child. She’s sitting in Ministry of Coffee on Wellington Street West, gesturing towards a small clay figure. His name is Bean, and he is the guardian of this establishment. Bean is one of a crew of […]
Post by Geneviève Gazaille. If you were to deconstruct a dish, what would you see? People. And stories. It was back in 2012 when shooting a video at Mariposa Farm that the people behind Working for Food came up with the idea of using the concept of a plate to “deconstruct it so people could […]
In my interview with Lee P, published earlier this week, I learned that the organizers of the Ottawa Zine Fair are pleased at the range of exhibitors eager to support the event. One such exhibitor is The Wheelhouse, a not-for-profit supporting resource based in Toronto. Amongst its activities, the organization serves as a distributor (‘distro’) for […]
Having been a lurking member of the Steampunk Ottawa group for a long time on Facebook, I decided to attend the Victoria Day picnic on this past holiday Monday to see what the group was like. I was directed to one of their long-time members, Gailene Green, who very kindly sat with me to explain […]
All photos by Ming Wu. Post by Apartment613. It’s hardly any surprise we’re really fond of Ravenswing around here. We posted about it late last week as well as sharing some love for their launch party back in April. That makes this week’s edition of #MingWuWednesday even more dear to us. Ming was there and […]
I had a set Saturday routine as a teenager, living in Montreal. I’d grab the Metro into the centre of town, and head to Cheap Thrills and Labyrinth. There, loose change in hand, I’d scour the collection of purple, somewhat smudged, mimeographed, self-published zines. I would inevitably come home with a handful of folded, 16 […]