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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend? + subDevision ticket giveaway!

This weekend has an intense lineup of music for all ages and genres with vintage pop ups, trivia nights and film festivals to round out activities for everyone. Spring is in the air, and everyone is itching to pack up the layers and get out into the fresh, crisp air. Lets start with he events […]

Marriage of Figaro

The lively Marriage of Figaro takes the stage + ticket giveaway!

Photo and videos by Kenneth Ingram. Apartment613 has two pairs of tickets for the Marriage of Figaro’s opening night performance on Saturday, March 21, 2015. To enter, send an email to with “Marriage” in the subject header. Winners will be selected by random draw at noon on Friday, March 20th. It’s a great time […]

Guy Mintus

Young jazz virtuoso Guy Mintus to play in Nepean

At only 23 years of age, jazz pianist Guy Mintus is already turning heads with his impressive mastery of the keyboard. Currently in his last year at the Manhattan School of Music’s elite jazz program, the New York-based wunderkind has already played with several Grammy-winning musicians, and in such iconic places as the Apollo Theatre and Kennedy […]

Photo : Éric Barette

Basement 819 du 11 mars 2015 :: Le Château Cyr présente John Carroll en Session LIVE! Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival :: 10 performances qui vont vous dépasser! FFO :: Lancement d’une très inspirante programmation!

Le Château Cyr en collaboration avec Basement 819 vous présente fièrement une nouvelle édition des Sessions LIVE! À l’honneur cette fois-ci, c’est John Carroll qui a été installé sous les feux de la rampe. Personnage emblématique de la région, il performe sur scène depuis 25 ans. Le lancement de son dernier album avec le band The Epic […]

Made Noon play Zaphod's on Saturday. Photo courtesy their website.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

It seems that daylight savings not only kicked us ahead an hour, it kicked the temperature ahead to bring us some fine spring weather. Get out to celebrate St Paddy’s Day early and soak up a bit of this sunshine! Tonight things get groovin’ down at Babylon, with the Motown Showdown set to keep you […]

Photo from the Covet & Co. Facebook page.

Apt613 Live for March 9, 2015

This week on Apt613 Live we’ve got an interview with Julie Gauthier from Covet &Co.  Officially the boutique’s grand opening is in May, but in the meantime they’re introducing themselves and their love for paper-based salutations (remember the world pre-texting?) by offering Letterpress workshops each weekend in March.  We sat down and chatted about the […]

Wilderness of Manitoba. Photo courtesy of Killbeat Music.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

March has begun and with it the event season begins to rev back up. People will start to release albums in the coming months, there will be garage sales galore, and everyone’s mood improves. There’s plenty of comedy, art and music coming up this weekend to kick off some March madness! Start things off by […]

Image tirée du film "Meurtre à Pacot" de Raoul Peck - Film d'ouverture du Festival DiverCiné

Basement 819 du 4 mars 2015 :: Les tulipes ont vu leur ombre! Le printemps s’en vient! On épluche les programmations de Scène Ontario, Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival et du Festival DiverCiné.

Basement 819 se prépare déjà à accueillir les tulipes. On est optimistes. On est prêts à recevoir en pleine figure le temps doux! En attendant, on se projette vers l’été. Constatez par vous-mêmes! Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival  (du 25 au 28 juin) Chaque année, ce festival accueille la plus grande compétition de bateau dragon sur […]

Photo by Takashi Okamoto courtesy of the NAC

The mesmerizing drums and dance of Kodo

For more than three decades, Japan’s performing arts ensemble Kodo have been captivating audiences around the world with their brilliant shows that combine taiko drumming, dance and theatre. No stranger to Canada’s capital city – previous performances in Ottawa have sold out – the internationally renowned group is now back to perform Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery at the National […]

All photos courtesy of Inuit Tapariit Kanatami.

Taste of the Arctic shares unique flavours, sights and sounds with Ottawa

When I was asked to attend a tasting and preview of the upcoming fundraising event A Taste of the Arctic at the National Arts Centre, I was admittedly hesitant. While I was definitely eager to learn more about Canadian Inuit culture, my unadventurous stomach had reservations. The invitation informed me that the event’s cuisine would feature […]