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Hey guys – we’re sort of checked out for the weekend. We’re going to be spending most of our time over at reviewing every single play at this year’s Fringe Festival. This is our third year taking the project on and it’s a great time. We hope that Fully Fringed can help make the […]

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Weekend roundup: Things to do in Ottawa!

If you missed the crazy fun that was Chinatown last week, have no fear – the art stays up for another few weeks. You might have to create your own installation pieces or bring your own robots, though… (If you need a gently used set of robots, your best bet is to check out the […]


Vincent Lam at the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival

Giller prize winning author, Vincent Lam has just released his first novel, The Headmaster’s Wager. It is a intricate piece of historical fiction, where Lam depicts the complexity of the Chinese community in Vietnam during the Vietnam war. Lam is in Ottawa tonight speaking as part of the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival. Tonight’s event is […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″][/vimeo] Happy World Water Day, Ottawa! Pour yourself a celebratory glass of the stuff and head over to enjoy all things H2O down at Raw Sugar tonight. Music wise, things will be busy over at Babylon on Friday night. The Nearly Naked Truth fundraiser for Planned Parenthood kicks off the evening, featuring Rockalily […]

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Weekend roundup: St Patty’s Day edition

Even though the phishers are trying to get us down, we’re still going to help you figure out how to spend your weekend, Ottawa. Green beer aside, you’ve got some pretty spectacular options ahead. First up? Tonight, you should check out Hey Ocean. And Aiden Knight. And The Donna Litas. Thankfully, they’re all playing at […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″][/vimeo] Today marks International Women’s Day – and our city has got a plethora of celebratory events for you to attend. There’s dance, a fancy dinner, special music surprises, monologues, and even an event for those of you who say “I’m a feminist, but…” Musically, you’re going to have to make some tough […]

Photo courtesy Nino: on Flickr.

Weekend roundup: Things to do in Ottawa

Today’s the day to remember that age-old saying about March, lions and lambs, Ottawa – keep that bright hope for snow-free days going. But don’t worry: there’s a lot going on to lift your spirits this weekend, from some suburban comedy to silkscreening to learning how to write love poems. Mavericks is hosting a night of […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] Well, Ottawa, we’ve almost made it through to March. And there’s plenty going on to help celebrate those babysteps we’re taking towards spring… If the warm weather this week wasn’t enough to dispel those Suckuary vibes, Doldrums Winter Music Festival is for you. Raw Sugar, Cafe Dekcuf and the Rainbow have teamed […]

Photo of Amos the Transparent by Jamie Kronick (from their facebook page).

Weekend roundup: How to stay warm in O-town

This weekend’s all about getting warm – we might be having an early spring, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to stay cozy in the meantime. Kelp Records is all about that this weekend, with their annual Winter Warmer down at the Dom Polski. They’ll have beer, they’ll have food, they’ll have music. What […]

Photo courtesy of Joel Eastwood

Strength in diversity: Ottawa’s first-ever women’s poetry slam a rousing success

Review by Averie MacDonald. Pictures by Joel Eastwood. To call it “girl power” wouldn’t really do it justice. But there was definitely something powerful hanging in the atmosphere last Saturday night at Ottawa’s first Women’s Slam Championship. To be sure, it was a night about women. The line-up featured a handpicked selection of Ottawa’s finest […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in O-town

Photo courtesy Mikey G Ottawa on Flickr. As you’ll see from the listings below, the city has woken up from its post-holiday hibernation and has thrown itself into full-fledged winter fun mode. On the schedule for this weekend? Dog sled rides in Gatineau, a Winter Bike Parade, and likely a few snowball fights. Kalle Mattson […]

Weekend roundup: Things to do in Ottawa

It’s another full weekend, Ottawa. At the very least, you’re going to have to choose between elegant picnicking, documentaries and a bakery birthday party – and there are even more options to add to that mix below. Slim Moore and the Mar-Kays have their cd release party tonight at Babylon, while it’s an evenin’ with […]

Weekend roundup: Things to do in Ottawa – plus a contest!

There’s a lot to give thanks for, living in this city. Sure, there’s room for improvement, but all things considered? We’ve got it pretty good. So when you’re done indulging in an autumnal feast this weekend, head on out to enjoy the multitude of local events Ottawa’s got lined up. And if you want a […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

This weekend we’ve got plenty of chances to get some culture, Ottawa – and it’s not just because Culture Days will be all across the city all weekend long. We’ve also got 24 hours of comics, crafts, fashion galore, and beer. Okay, so beer might not fit your idea of ‘culture’, but we can guarantee […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] So it’s officially fall, and therefore officially harvest time. Which perfectly positions the O-town Hoedown music festival and – even though it’s next weekend, get your tickets! – Oktoberfest out in Vankleek Hill. A little closer to home, you can mark autumn by crushing grapes in Little Italy. However, if you can’t […]