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Weekend Roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Montreal's Maica Mia play Pressed on Saturday Night. Photo from their Bandcamp page.Montreal's Maica Mia play Pressed on Saturday Night. Photo from their Bandcamp page.

Thanksgiving weekend is upon us, and with that marks the season where the outdoor activities wind down and the indoor activities rev up. There’s plenty of Thanksgiving themed fun all over the city, and whether you’ve got kids or you’re still one yourself, make sure you get out and enjoy all the fall festivities. Saturday starts with the Metcalfe Farmers Market during the day at the Metcalfe Fairgrounds. Starting at 6:30am, The Farmers Market promises farm fresh produce, plants, pottery and furniture.  Only two weekends are left in its season,... | Continue reading article

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London Times: an eloquent, well-crafted photo exhibition at Exposure Gallery

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Leslie Hossack, Prime Minister’s Room, #65A, Churchill War Rooms, 2014, pigment ink on archival gloss Baryta paper, 55  x 67 cm, framed. Photo courtesy of the artist.Leslie Hossack, Prime Minister’s Room, #65A, Churchill War Rooms, 2014, pigment ink on archival gloss Baryta paper, 55 x 67 cm, framed. Photo courtesy of the artist.

The Ottawa Art Gallery’s Articulation: Critical art writing workshop series is intended to offer participants the support, skills, and editorial assistance they need to establish or expand their critical art writing practice. Each workshop is designed and led by a leading Canadian expert in the field of art. Participants learn hands-on from professionals who have an active writing practice, in a supportive day-long session. Apt613 is pleased to be publishing the best piece of writing from each of the workshops. This piece followed Tess Edmonson’s workshop, “I Will Not Make Any... | Continue reading article

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Beau’s Oktoberfest: Beer + Food + Music = Success for local charities

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Beau's Oktoberfest Mix Pack available at select LCBOs. Photo from Beau's All Natural Facebook Page. All other photos by Jordan Duff.Beau's Oktoberfest Mix Pack available at select LCBOs. Photo from Beau's All Natural Facebook Page. All other photos by Jordan Duff.

Vankleek Hill, a small beautiful community an hour east of Ottawa, was the place to be this past weekend as 14,000 attendees experienced Beau’s Brewery 6th annual Oktoberfest. For those unfamiliar with this German-inspired, beer-soaked celebration, it dates back to October 12, 1810, when the German Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese. They threw one heck of a party and invited all of Munich to join them and, as it was an open-bar, they obliged. Munich has kept the annual tradition alive and the party has been emulated all over... | Continue reading article

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Mesmerising dance show coming to NAC (+ ticket giveaway)

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Louise Lecavalier (photo courtesy of the NAC)Louise Lecavalier (photo courtesy of the NAC)

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Louise Lecavalier’s October 9 performance at the National Arts Centre.  To enter the draw, email apartment613@gmail.com by 2 pm Tuesday, October 7, with the subject line “Louise Lecavalier contest”.  The winner will be notified on late Tuesday afternoon. World renowned Canadian dancer Lousie Lecavalier is an iconic figure in contemporary dance.  Her sparkling resume – and oh boy, what a resume! – is testament to her incredible skill and talent, which has won her admirers around the globe. Among her numerous accolades,... | Continue reading article

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Check out the amazing Piece Tower on Elgin

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Ottawa Architecture Week Headquarters. All photos by Mico Mazza.Ottawa Architecture Week Headquarters. All photos by Mico Mazza.

This year the Ottawa Architecture Week’s flagship attraction is Michael M. Simon’s Piece Tower, an inhabitable art installation built on the lawn of the Knox Anglican Church. Michael was approached in July by Nico Valenzuela, the current chair of OAW, to create an installation to embody the theme of Urban Intensification and bring attention to Architecture week. A few months, some volunteers, and not a negligible amount of elbow grease later the Piece Tower had its debut in the courtyard of the Metropolis restaurant at this year’s Nuit Blanche. “The... | Continue reading article

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Buy locally made art with volunteer hours at Timeraiser

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Art for auction at the 2013 Timeraiser event. Left: Barn Owl 2; RIght: Caribou - both by Amy Thompson. Photos from the Timeraiser Facebook event page.Art for auction at the 2013 Timeraiser event. Left: Barn Owl 2; RIght: Caribou - both by Amy Thompson. Photos from the Timeraiser Facebook event page.

A Canadian organization is working to help non-profits make their limited resources go further and to motivate busy people to connect with their communities through volunteering. Timeraiser events were conceived in 2001 by Simon Foster and Anil Patel of Framework as a way to address these challenges in a fun, engaging way. Timeraiser hosts annual events in cities across Canada that offer volunteers a chance to win art by volunteering with local non-profits. The 7th Ottawa Timeraiser will take place November 8th at the Canadian Museum of History. Timeraiser engineers... | Continue reading article

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch is back by popular demand

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Tim Oberholzer as Hedwig. Photo courtesy of The Gladstone Theatre.Tim Oberholzer as Hedwig. Photo courtesy of The Gladstone Theatre.

90 minutes (no intermission) | Rock Musical | Mature content including explicit sexual and coarse language. “Hedwig’s back by popular demand! 4 nights only. Oct 1st – 4th.” Say the posters, handbills and programs. Well, folks, ALL four nights are SOLD OUT. BUT, you haven’t missed your chance. Vanity Productions and The Gladstone Theatre have added one more show on Saturday night at 10:00PM. As of opening night, the late show is already 1/3 sold and tickets are going fast. So how has a gender-bending, rock musical about the victim... | Continue reading article

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Basement 819 du 1er octobre 2014 :: C’est le Beau’s Oktoberfest! Party Chapeau au Château Cyr. La Nouvelle Scène investit dans l’intimité de la musique. Dévoilement des nominations pour les prix GAMIQ. Voyez Fontarabie, c’est gratuit!

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Party Chapeau!Party Chapeau!

Basement 819 vous en passe un papier, la fin de semaine sera chargée. Voici les musts de notre 35e édition! Beau’s Oktoberfest 2014 C’est à Vankleek Hill, à moins d’une heure d’Ottawa qu’aura lieu l’édition 2014 du Beau’s Oktoberfest. Le plan du site est fabuleux, une quarantaine de microbrasseries seront représentées sur place + une série de bands de la m-u-e-r-t-e (The Rural Alberta Advantage entre autres qui vient de sortir un album Mended With Gold qui fait jaser de bonheur). Écoutez Éric qui démontre un enthousiasme sans borne pour... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup + Beach House giveaway

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Still from Forever Still, a film featuring Beach House. Photo from beachhousebaltimore.com.Still from Forever Still, a film featuring Beach House. Photo from beachhousebaltimore.com.

Welcome to the greatest month of the year (please forgive my personal bias)! Apples, pumpkins, leaves, layers, and Halloween! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves – there is a ton of awesome events happening this weekend. A great start to a great month! This weekend is launch weekend for Support Local, a month long festival of art, culture, food, music, beer, and all around local awesomeness. With over 75 participants, including restaurants, shops, and our homegrown artists, this month is chock full of fun things to do and see,... | Continue reading article

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Support Local: We build this city

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It’s clear that there’s a lot of love for Ottawa these days. Heck, our city is even shaped like a heart. And so, to show our love for this city, we’ve brought Support Local month back for its fourth year. What is Support Local? It’s a month-long series of unique, collaborative events, showcasing the best our creative side has to offer. We’ve got breweries taking over restaurants, crafters making small special batches of goods, and an awesome day out in Almonte on the 25th with pop-up shops and patio parties... | Continue reading article

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