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Weekend roundup: things to do around O-town

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These successive rain days have successfully seemed to put a damper on the city – the smallest glimpse of sun seems to get everyone excited. So take advantage of the hot, hot rays this weekend and get out to discover more about your neighbourhood. The yearly Jane’s Walk festival is on Saturday and Sunday, so you’ve got no excuses for staying holed up inside! Unless, of course, you’re at one of the music shows we’ve got lined up. With Kelp Record’s 17th birthday bash (they’re almost legal voting age!) happening... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: things to do in Ottawa

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Let’s get right to it, Ottawa! Start your pre-weekend off right and head to Raw Sugar to see Zac Crouse and Steve Gates tonight – or head over to Mavericks to see Maybe Smith (who will hopefully come back to town again and again). For Friday, if you’ve been missing the early ’90s of late (and who doesn’t from time to time?), the Allrights will happily fill that void for you. Library Voices and Luke Doucet will compete for Prairie Scene audiences on Friday night, while Right by Midnight and... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Stuff to do in Ottawa!

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You know it’s spring in Ottawa when the festival announcements start popping up faster than the crocuses. WestFest‘s schedule is out, the Jazz Festival lineup came out yesterday, and Bluefest’s is expected next week… The FolkFest and others won’t be far behind! If you’re like me and missed the Rich Aucoin show last night (I blame spacey-Wednesday-afternoon-brain), thankfully there are plenty of shows to console us. And what better show to do this than Raekwon (of Wu-Tang Clan fame) at Ritual? Also this evening is Tarun ‘Tspoon’ Nayar’s album release... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Stuff to do in Ottawa!

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Apologies to those federal employees out there – the rest of us are really, really sorry that you don’t get Monday off. Because you’ll have to miss a free pancake breakfast among other things.. But you can rub it in later this year when you get your special long weekends, we promise! As for the actual weekend before Monday rolls around, there’s plenty to do. April Wine is going to satisfy that classic rock void in your life, while Timekode will meet all of your dancing needs. For the part... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Stuff to do in YOW!

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I may be biased, but I think our city has one of the best airport codes – which naturally is why the name of this unconference tonight is so great. And the content will be, too! Also tonight? Danko Jones down at the Capital Music Hall – some serious rockin’ will go down there. On Friday, Julie Doiron hits the stage at Mavericks and Rich Aucoin takes on Cafe Dekcuf, while Babylon celebrates one year of its dancing FRENZY. Following owner Eugene Haslam’s stroke in December, Zaphod’s has decided to... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: stuff to do in Ottawa!

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Strawberries in January? Okay, so they’re not your farmer’s market fresh variety, but this show will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy – no matter how cold it gets outside. The undercurrents festival also continues at the GCTC, with some of the best Fringe shows returning for another run. Now for the lowdown on the music scene this weekend: Tonight, we’ve got Dragonette at Babylon, The Queers at Mavericks, and a bit of New Country Rehab at the Black Sheep. On Friday, Kelly Prescott is releasing her newest CD at... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Things to do in Ottawa!

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Home reno fanatics, this is the weekend for you – start dreaming about those spring projects! If your humble abode is already pretty great (or your landlord wouldn’t look kindly on tearing down walls or building additions), you’ll also have plenty to keep you occupied… I know that many Centretowners have a fear of crossing bridges, but prove me wrong tonight, Ottawa! Head over to Hull to hear electronica master Steve Aoki. If you do feel like staying closer to home, you’ve also got a good option in The Golden... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Things to do in Ottawa!

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Friends! Lace up your skates – the canal has over 5km open as of 8am this morning. Apparently the Tokyo Police Club show is already sold out tonight, so if you didn’t get tickets and need cheering up, head over to the Elmdale for Ottawa Sketch’s second show in as many days. Or, if you reeeeally need some tunes tonight, Mavericks has Rebel Emergency and three other bands lined up. Tomorrow it’s the Daft Punk Tribute show (and their last one rocked!) down at Barrymores and JP Cormier out at... | Continue reading article

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Do you have a face for radio? CBC’s All in a Day is looking for a permanent host

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We noticed an interesting job posting on the CBC jobs twitter feed this week. The local CBC Radio One team is looking for a new host for the flagship afternoon program All in a Day. The show has been without a permanent host since Adrian Harewood left for the new CBC Ottawa afternoon and late-night television news programs. Think you might have what it takes? According to the job posting, you will need an “engaging and intelligent on-air presence, showing a wide emotional range” and “curiosity and a genuine interest... | Continue reading article

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WESTFEST (June 11-13)

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SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!! But wait, there’s more. WESTFEST is a diverse celebration that includes music, visual, literary, performance art, dance, spoken word, theatre, and more! WESTFEST is about artists, it’s about community and it’s about what makes this city a great place to live in.  An estimated 150,000 WESTFEST-goers will walk the streets of this 100% Canadian festival from June 11 to 13, 2010.  Best of all, it’s FREE! Where: Westboro Village – Richmond Road (between McRae and Golden Ave.), Ottawa Website: www.westfest.ca

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