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Screaming Females roar into House of Targ

Screaming Females will roar into Ottawa’s House of Targ on Thursday, April 9th.  I had the opportunity to chat with Marissa Paternoster (guitar/vocal) and Jarrett Dougherty (drums) in anticipation of their show. Apt613: I was really excited to see your band perform in Montreal last year, when you opened for The Julie Ruin on your […]

Goodbye Piccadilly: Secrets, surprises, and songs aplenty

This is a show that does what good theatre should, taking you completely away from yourself and immersing you in someone else’s story, besides providing a friendly mirror on your own experience.  Director Sarah Hearn brings the loveable Goodbye Piccadilly, to the Ottawa Little Theatre. With a pitch perfect script written by Ottawa-raised screenwriter and […]

Photo of the cast of Take Me Back to Jefferson by Katherine Fleitas

Take Me Back to Jefferson is brilliant + ticket giveaway

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the Friday, April 3 performance of Take Me Back to Jefferson at the National Arts Centre.  To enter email Apartment613 with the subject like “Contest – Take Me Back to Jefferson” by noon Wednesday, April 1.  The winner will be picked by random draw and notified […]

Reflections on the ambiguity of tourists at Atrium Gallery

Raymond Aubin is an artist in contemporary photography who also writes critiques and reviews in visual and media arts. Tourists: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, a collection of photographs by fine art photographer Jake Morrison, invites viewers to reflect on the ambiguity of tourism. The ghostly figures that fill Morrison’s photographs almost appear deliberately placed over […]

The Mouse That Roared will leave you in stitches!

The Dutchy of Grand Fenwick is a country that’s three miles wide and five miles long, with a population of about 6,000, and its own national bird. Clearly not the kind of place you’d expect to start a war, especially not one against the United States. But in The Mouse that Roared’s opening act, Grand […]

I love spring in Canada. Photo by Bust It Away Photography from the Apt613 Flickr pool.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Welcome to the first weekend of…spring? Ok, so, just because it is technically “spring”, doesn’t mean that it necessarily feels like it. We can’t promise this weekend’s weather will be any warmer, but we can promise plenty of fun stuff happening in the city. Oz Kafe kicks off the weekend tonight with Reggae Night. Join […]

Apt613 Live for March 24, 2015

This week’s Apt613 Live is all about the music.  This weekend there are a lot of great folks visiting the capital to rock your socks off (and toques and mittens and never-going-to-return-to-storage winter coats). We chat with Chris Milligan, one third of the folk-rock band Sea Perry a group of “nice guys” who are taking […]

Jennifer Stewart, muse, 2014, inkjet print, 68 x 90 cm. Photo courtesy of the the artist.

SELFIE: A photo exhibition on crossed identities at Karsh-Masson

Raymond Aubin is an artist in contemporary photography who also writes critiques and reviews in visual and media arts. Through their photographic self-stories, artists Magida El-Kassis, Olivia Johnston, and Jennifer Stewart invite us to reflect upon the contemporary fragmentation of the identity. Walking into the SELFIE exhibition at the Karsh-Masson Gallery is an overwhelming experience. […]

Chris Page. Photo courtesy of Pigeon Row.

Premiere: My Focal Point by Chris Page

Ottawa musician, Chris Page is set to release his anticipated album, Volume Vs. Voice on April 21st, 2015. We know him for fronting the bands Camp Radio and The Stand GT but love him for the stripped down sound of his solo recordings. The combination of Page’s sexy earnest vocals and acoustic guitar blend well […]

Photo from the Opera Lyra Ottawa Facebook page.

Figaro holds you rapt from start to finish

The NAC was teeming with excitement Saturday night as throngs gathered, dressed to the nines for a night at the opera. And what a night it turned out to be! Opera Lyra’s production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro pulls you into Figaro’s world under the spell of great music and sumptuous setting then holds […]

Photo by Nick Kenrick courtesy of Flickr (creative commons)

Welcome to Poetry Week

If you are a lover of poetry then this coming week will bring a smile to your face.  VERSeFest, Ottawa’s annual poetry festival, starts on Tuesday, March 24, and runs until next Monday, March 30. To help celebrate this gathering of talented wordsmiths, Apartment613 is launching today Poetry Week, which will include extensive coverage of […]