Hey Ottawans – it’s May Day weekend! While we may not celebrate by dancing around a large pole with ribbons, there are still many ways to mark this occasion (and be thankful you’re not living in Calgary – at least for today). Do you remember seeing large groups of people on the street at this time last year, wandering around behind someone holding a little orange flag? No, it’s not a mass game of Follow the Leader – it’s Jane’s Walk, and it’s back again this weekend. Didn’t know that... | Continue reading article
There’s nothing like music so rockin’ it bludgeons your opponents to death… or at least gets them eliminated from a contest. The organizers of Canada Day in Barrhaven are organizing a Battle of the Bands that culminates on Canada Day. Finalists will get the chance to perform on the main stage of the Barrhaven Canada Day festivities taking place at Clarke Fields. Once the musical corps have been disposed of, the winners will take home 12 hours of recording time with an engineer at Hummingbird Music School (worth $500), Traditional... | Continue reading article
Post by Denise MacDonald. Want to see more musicals in Ottawa? Buy your tickets this weekend! The Gladstone is deciding by Sunday whether to cancel the last half of the powerful local production of the Liverpool-based musical Blood Brothers. The show was planned to run until May 15th but, due to slowing ticket sales, The Gladstone’s owner Steve Martin may move closing night to as early as May 1st. He’ll make this decision based on this weekend’s seat reservations for the rest of the scheduled run. If this production doesn’t... | Continue reading article
Start your Friday with this much anticipated second Airport Security webisode from Gruppo Rubato. This installment takes a dramatic turn! If you missed episode 1, check it out here!
The Canadian Tulip Festival may go on without the guest of honour. Tulips along the Queen Elizabeth Drive and Dow’s Lake are already in bloom due to Ottawa’s recent warm weather spell. The festival, which runs May 7th to the 24th, may have to focus its attention on speakers and music because the flowers may be dead by then… Get your bike/rollerblades/running shoes/camera out to see them before they die… and show the tourists what they missed.
Happy Earth Day! If you want your weekend to be as eco-friendly as possible, be sure to check out our Earth Day event listings. Continuing with a bit of a green theme, Plants and Animals will be down at Babylon, and Springfest continues in all of its glory. And if you’re the starry-eyed sort, there are two events up your alley: International Astronomy Day and a free star party on Saturday. There’s a pretty interesting mash-up of events occuring over this last April weekend. We’ve got a German film festival,... | Continue reading article
I am feeling terribly guilty about not having posted about this sooner, but better late than never! Evan Thornton, good friend of Apartment613 and editor of Spacing Ottawa, is hosting this season’s final Salon Evening at Cube tonight. Tickets are $20 and the doors open at 7:30. This is an opportunity to see the talents of Jonathan Koensgen, John Carroll and Kel Parsons. I have yet to visit the new cube location, but I’ve heard good things. If the rain is keeping you inside, sit back with your laptop and... | Continue reading article
You’ve got your days filled with scavenging for treasures – but how to fill your evenings this weekend? Well, Hawksley is coming to the Bronson Centre if you’re interested. (And you should be!) And the next installment of the Blackbox Concert Series is on Sunday, featuring guitar virtuoso Don Ross. Giant Hand will be taking the stage at Cafe Dekcuf, along with some good friends. If you want your music to have a distinct Spring theme, there’s Springfest on Saturday, just one show in a series of promising acts that... | Continue reading article
presented by Ottawa StoryTellers and The Tea Party Join us for an evening of storytelling and tea, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at The Tea Party, 119 York St. (Map ) From 7pm to 8:45pm, stories begin on the hour and half-hour with breaks in between for treats and chatting. Stories and Tea: every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at The Tea Party, 119 York Street, 7:00 p.m., pay what you can ($8 suggested) Winter and Spring 2010 programs April 13 – Eastern Wisdom Mindy... | Continue reading article
Airport Security, Ep 1: Passenger Protect from Kris Joseph on Vimeo. Apartment613 is very pleased to play host to the first of four “webisodes” of Airport Security. As you may know (from their fundraiser or cube salon), the talented team from Gruppo Rubato will be presenting their show Airport Security this June. These webisodes are intended to carry the theatre experience into the online space – adding a little something-something to your Internet. Sit back, enjoy the show, and stay tuned for episode two in two weeks.