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Future of Ottawa: Is a new era in dance on the horizon?

This is the final part in our week-long series The Future of Ottawa (arts and culture edition).  In this guest column, Julie Houle Cezer,  the coordinator of the Dance Network from 1995-2006 and a longtime observer of Ottawa’s dance scene, offers her thoughts on the local dance community.  Twitter users: use hashtag #futott if you want to discuss this series […]

All photos by John Aung.

Will you escape at Claustrophobia?

Ottawa problem solvers, puzzle lovers, game enthusiasts and those looking for fun, there is a new challenge in town for you at Claustrophobia.  It is an escape game that requires groups of people to work together solving clues and puzzles to find the key out of the room and back to freedom.  Recently, I had […]

Photo by J. Michel Carriere courtesy of Apartment613 Flickr pool

Future of Ottawa: Painting our city’s portrait

This is part five in our week-long series The Future of Ottawa (arts and culture edition).  In this comprehensive post, Jason St-Laurent, the curator at Galerie SAW Gallery, writes about the present state and future direction of  the visual arts community in Ottawa-Gatineau.  Twitter users: use hashtag #futott if you want to discuss this series on Twitter. In the past year, […]

when the apocalypse comes we will still have americanos. Photo by Trevor Pritchard from the Apartment613 Flickr pool.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

True to form, the arrival of spring has brought with it spring showers. A weekend of rain may be in store for us this week, but we’ve got plenty going on to brighten up the mood. Head over to Ritual Nightclub tonight, for a hip hop showcase from the 613 to the 416. The Home […]

Photo from the Full Circle Facebook page.

Full Circle: The Home Invasion Show branches off the airwaves tonight

CKCU’s THE HOME INVASION SHOW is branching off the airwaves tonight, storming Ritual Nightclub with some live beats and rhymes. Hosts Masai and Livin’ Large shared some time with us to gab about their show, and the event they’re hyped to be bringing to the city. Apartment613: First off, tell us about your slot on […]

Alan Neal

Writers Fest: Songwriters Night has stellar line-up

The Ottawa International Writers Festival is taking place from April 22-28.  Apartment613 is previewing some of the authors who will be speaking at the festival, as well as the songwriters night, in a series of special posts. For the past few years, Alan Neal, host of CBC’s All in a Day, has been putting together Songwriter Nights […]

Still from Ottawa Indie FIlm - Shannon, Emanuela, Sarah and Xu.

Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa Indie Film, Episode Two

Today we bring you the second episode in Jith Paul’s series, Ottawa Indie Film. This installment features Shannon Lough, Emanuela Campanella, Sarah Turnbull and Fangliang Xu, four students from the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University.  They have just completed their first film together, a documentary called Secret War about the innovative War Horse project which utilizes horses […]

Tim Oberholzer as Hedwig (Hedwig and the Angry Inch). Photo courtesy of The Gladstone Theatre.

Future of Ottawa: Fear and hope for our theatre scene

This is part two in our week-long series The Future of Ottawa (arts and culture edition).  In this guest column, Eric Coates, the artistic director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company, offers his insights on our city’s theatre community.  Twitter users: use hashtag #futott if you want to discuss this series on Twitter. When I was asked to […]

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Future of Ottawa (arts and culture edition)

Twitter users: use hashtag #futott if you want to discuss this series on Twitter. This past January we published the Future of Ottawa series that looked at some of the major urban development projects in our city.  The original plan was to have a one-off group of posts, but after receiving a lot of positive feedback from […]

Photo from The Record Centre Facebook page.

Record Store Day weekend happenings

Did you know this Saturday is Record Store Day? Yes, there is actually a day to celebrate “record stores,” those brick-and-mortar independents and all the vinyl goodness they stock for us. In Ottawa the celebrations start Friday with a Record Swap event at Raw Sugar and some live music at the Record Centre. Here’s a […]

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