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
Head into the weekend with another exclusive airport security webisode from Gruppo Rubato. If you missed the first two, there is no need to wait for the DVD release. You can find them online here and here.
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!
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
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.
How to recover from the gorgeous indulgence that was last weekend’s weather? If all of this rain has got you down, then cheer yourself up, starting tonight: perhaps some crafting, movies, art or some local music stylings will bring a little sunshine to your life. If you’re looking for a few volts of excitement, Electric Eclectic will charge you up with art, music and poetry – all for a good cause. For more of a spine tingling time, check out the murder mystery playing out in the Glebe. This stroller-filled... | Continue reading article
With all of the budget talk going on around this city, let’s undertake a bit of financial analysis of this weekend’s events: We’re pleased to announce that yes, indeed, there will be some free happenings going on around town. Whether you’d like to gaze at the stars, watch the green parade or participate in a rousing debate on a cohesive civil society, these priceless events will be the highlight of your work-free time. If you’re willing to spend a bit of your hard-earned cash and need a laugh or two,... | Continue reading article
So, in the interests of giving us all as much time to spend outside as possible (it’s supposed to be 10 above this weekend!), here’s your short and sweet weekend round up: Music! Babylon has two great nights (one and two) in store if you’re looking for a little dancy action. Especially exciting is GOOD2GO at the Elmdale on Saturday night – Ottawa needs more taverns with regular music shows. The regulars playing pool in the background always add a quirky element… Need a new spring wardrobe? Umi Cafe (610... | Continue reading article
Despite his reputation as a purveyor of high-class art, William Shakespeare knew how to tell a good joke. It’s in that spirit that A Company of Fools mount their new production of Shakespeare’s Danish Play, a reinterpretation of Hamlet that dispenses with the Prince’s endless dithering and instead serves up a steady diet of jokes, pratfalls, and ice cream. Shakespeare’s Danish Play is amusing entertainment, but its cornucopia of gags fails to congeal into the compelling narrative expected from a Fools show. Nevertheless, it’s a great diversion, and everyone could... | Continue reading article