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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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This next few days look very promising: when we’ve got something like FerretFest happening, the weekend has to be great. Tonight, Arboretum Arts Festival brings PHÈDRE, Boyhood and Ken Park to Pressed, while there’s a 60s Franco-jazz revival down at Maxwell’s with Les Petits Fours and The Sick Sick Sicks. Tomorrow, Zaphods has a night of rock/pop with Eric Gilmore and The Mad Hatters, along with The City Gates and By The Lights. Down at the Sheep, you’ll find Claude Munson and the Storm Outside, while it’s a crazy dance party... | Continue reading article

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PechaKucha inspires in 6 minutes and 40 seconds

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Photo from pechakucha.org.Photo from pechakucha.org.

For anyone looking to get inspired to take on new projects now that it’s finally time to come out of hibernation, an upcoming event will bring together a wide array of local artists, organizers, and entrepreneurs to tell us about their work. PechaKucha (“chit-chat” in Japanese) nights were created in Tokyo in 2003 as a way for young creative professionals to meet and share ideas.  Each speaker shows 20 slides for 20 seconds each, and speaks over them, keeping their presentations to an MTV-generation-friendly six minutes and forty seconds each. ... | Continue reading article

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KABOOM! Thursday Open Mic & Jam

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The view from the stage at the Atomic Rooster. All photos by Terry Steeves.The view from the stage at the Atomic Rooster. All photos by Terry Steeves.

This is the third instalment of an in-depth look at the open mic/open jam experience…the musicians who attend them, the people that host them, and the venues that offer their stages for our local talent to shine. For complete listings in the Ottawa area, check out open mic scene. Welcome to the Atomic Rooster, located in the busy hub of Ottawa’s Centretown area on Bank St. just south of Somerset St….a moderately sized restaurant/bar featuring well prepared and presented pub-style fare, numerous draught beers from all over the world, and... | Continue reading article

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[Square]: Helping to launch Hintonburg Festival this summer

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"Zig" by Tafui."Zig" by Tafui.

I remember the days when I first moved here and I barely ventured West of Bronson or as I referred to it W.o.B. My boyfriend at the time had his film studio in Hintonburg, but there was little other reason to head out to the mainly residential neighbourhood. Now, things have radically changed and Hintonburg is not only home to some of Ottawa’s coolest homes, it is also a cultural hotspot featuring casual fine dining restaurants, funky stores and hip galleries. This is certainly something worth recognizing and celebrating. In... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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So this weekend is a weekend of choices – you’re going to have to make some tough ones, since the city is hopping. In the music world tonight, you’ve got your pick of indie darlings Basia Bulat and The Head and The Heart, or a bit of a pop punk party with Andrew W.K., We were Sharks, and Robots! Everywhere!!, or some wild trombone down at Zaphods. Just in case that wasn’t enough, Claude Munson and the Storm Outside will be down at the Mercury Lounge. Friday brings indie rockers... | Continue reading article

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Full Steam Ahead: Ottawa Steampunk Fifth Anniversary Gala

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Photo from the Steampunk Ottawa Facebook page.Photo from the Steampunk Ottawa Facebook page.

Post By Rachel Thistle. In the past few years, the internet and fandom have been full of steampunk images: heroines in leather corsets armed with tesla coil ray guns and Gentleman Adventurers with blunderbuses, top hats and monocles. Steampunk revels in retro science fiction, presenting a reimagining of the Age of Exploration with Victorian fashion, steam-powered gadgets and a love of craftsmanship, gears and goggles. There’s something about the aesthetic that appeals to a wide cross section, bringing together experienced costumers, basement tinkerers and curious bystanders from all age groups... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Photo of Freelove Fenner courtesy their website.Photo of Freelove Fenner courtesy their website.

Let’s pretend the weekend starts now, shall we? Or at least start planning what to do to avoid slipping further into the winter blues. Kick things off tonight with Kalya Scintilla’s musical transmissions at Ritual, or head to the Karsh-Masson Gallery for the blending of art and music in a new exhibit. If you want something a little more underground, put on your best ’20s threads and head to Babylon for the Ragin’ Cajun Speakeasy. Mill Street Brew Pub is raising funds for kids + wishes with The Breakfast Wish... | Continue reading article

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The World of Dance Shakes Up the Kapital

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Photo from shenkmanarts.ca.Photo from shenkmanarts.ca.

Ottawa, it’s time to let loose! Shake your hips! Flare your hands! Stomp and kick your feet! The sensual sights and sounds of world dance are coming to Ottawa this weekend for the Dans/ce Kapital Festival. Organizer Saveeta Sharma’s infectious love of dance and desire to share its beauty are apparent “When I came to Ottawa, there was little dance activity in the community. Having grown up with dance, … I wanted a platform that I could use to introduce all types of dances to the Ottawa community.” Sharma is... | Continue reading article

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Arrows & Anchors celebrate their musical and romantic partnership with flapper-themed Stag and Doe

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Nicolas Crisafi and Danielle Allard of Arrows & Anchors. Photo by John Wenzel.Nicolas Crisafi and Danielle Allard of Arrows & Anchors. Photo by John Wenzel.

When local chanteuse Danielle Allard arrived at the Avant-Garde Pub for a gig in the spring of 2011, romance wasn’t on her mind. After a stressful day of university midterms, she was aggrieved to see a large amp on the already crowded stage. It soon became apparent that the amp belonged to bassist Nicolas Crisafi. “Is my amp in your way?” he asked. It was, but as the night went on it seemed increasingly less important. Within a couple of weeks Allard and Crisafi were dating and playing music together, eventually... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Giveaway to NAC’s Casual Friday

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So it’s true: you have one less hour to have fun this weekend. But that’s really just an excuse to pack as many adventures into the rest of the time as you possibly can. Plus, throw your hat in the ring for four tickets to the NAC! Thursday night is heavy with vernissages: Ottawa School of Art has new work by Aganetha Dyck, while Norman Takeuchi’s work down at Cube Gallery explores the duality of being Japanese Canadian. Down at the Ottawa Art Gallery, the curator of their latest exhibit... | Continue reading article

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