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Canadian artists Zek and Striker. Photo by Sanita Fejzic.

Party German-Style for Winterlude

Winterlude moved up a few levels of cool with last Saturday’s German-Canadian Graffiti Jam. Hosted by the Embassy of Germany, the event included live graffiti painting, hip hop and techno music, free German sausage, pizza and a truly foreign way of staying warm: hot mulled wine (also known as Glühwein) and warm apple cider. I […]

Weekend roundup: Bridal Show Giveaway & Winter Jazz!

[youtube][/youtube] This weekend is dusted in snow, ice and romance with both Winterlude and Valentines Day and its  jam packed with activities once again for singles and couples alike. It’s also an extended weekend for some with Family Day Monday. On Thursday, if you are in the mood to treat yourself or buy your sweetheart […]

Manon Labrosse stands in front of her work.

Thaw/Dégel beats the winter blues

Manon Labrosse’s new series “THAW” currently on exhibition at the Council For The Arts (2 Daly Ave, Ottawa) is a thing of wistful beauty. The paintings, (oil & graphite on wood panel) illustrate Labrosse’s keen sense of design and although reminiscent of previous work, have evolved into a harmonious, calming collection of dripping jewel tones […]

Photo of Olenka by Patrick Schmidt.

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

2014: the Year of the Horse! Yup, it’s Chinese New Year this weekend – celebrate down in Chinatown at Shanghai or party with jazz group Bamboo Groove Saturday night. At Babylon Thursday night, it’s another edition of “I can’t believe it’s not“, with Nirvana’s Nevermind being played full-out with more than a dozen local musicians. In other […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] Another beautiful winter weekend, folks. Head out sledding on some of the best hills, or strap on your skates for a bit of a glide. Or, stay cozy inside with any of these exciting activities… Kick off your weekend tonight with Tara Holloway at the Lunenburg Pub, playing her trusty guitar. Toronto […]

Photo of Ptarmigan by Agatha Rowland.

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

Still recovering from New Year’s? It seems the city is – while there’s not a lot going on this weekend, there’s enough to keep you warm and cozy. Raw Sugar is having an indie music evening on Friday, with Toronto’s Ptarmigan stopping by along with Mara Nesrellah. Out at the Black Sheep, Kelly Sloan will be […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] So things are getting quieter as the holidays inch closer, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had. Thursday night, head to Pressed for a night of zines, featuring the Toronto Queer Zine Fair. The Fast Romantics are over in Wakefield tonight, and, because it’s the third Thursday of the month, […]

Photo by Daniel Martelock

RED HANDED art show – A must-see collection by Ottawa artists

If you want to become acquainted with Ottawa-area artists, visiting the Red Handed art show at Cyclelogik at 1111A Wellington St West is a great place to start. Until December 25,  some 40 artists from the national capital are displaying their works with several intriguing pieces for sale. The vivacious and talented Andrea Stokes, an […]

Dog Day plays tonight at Pressed.

Weekend roundup + a theatre ticket giveaway

‘Tis the season for launch parties, apparently. Tonight Dann Oickle releases his new album Blitzkreig! down at the Mercury Lounge. Tomorrow, Oldam Brand kicks off its existence at IdeaSpace, displaying some of their unique fixtures and makings. Down on Elgin, the new Mags + Fags sister store Boogie and Birdie officially opens, with treats and […]