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Weekend roundup: Giveaway to NAC’s Casual Friday

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] So it’s true: you have one less hour to have fun this weekend. But that’s really just an excuse to pack as many adventures into the rest of the time as you possibly can. Plus, throw your hat in the ring for four tickets to the NAC! Thursday night is heavy with […]

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Basement 819 du 26 février 2014 :: Des Zartistes! Rae Spoon, The Jerry Cans, Joanie Michaud, Harfang, Bonnie Doon

Mercredi 26 février, BASEMENT 819  a diffusé et célébré sa première chronique ornithologique grâce à l’ami Éric. On vous raconte… D’abord le récapitulatif du weekend: Cindy et Mariette se sont fatiguées à embrasser la tornade à la Art Battle 99, mais félicitations au jeune Richard Morissette pour sa brillante victoire ! Rae Spoon, chanteur transgenre […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] So maybe the winter blahs have you down. Have no fear! Fun can be had despite the cold weather – or, if you’re headed to the Winter Village Meshkawadoon, fun will be had because of the cold. There’s something for everyone music-wise this weekend. Zaphod’s will feature The Jerry Cans and Saali, […]

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Basement 819 du 19 février 2014 :: Mois de l’histoire des Noirs : Speaking Black Hockey, Art Battle 99, Kandle, Jeremy Fischer, Cinéma: Here Comes The Devils!

Yeah! C’était la sixième édition de BASEMENT 819! Cette semaine, les arts visuels envahissent l’actualité culturelle! Ah! Et on vous propose aussi une fête de nouilles…! — Dans le cadre du Mois de l’histoire des Noirs, nous avons présenté David Deliska, slamer torontois. Il performera à l’Auditorium Alumni ce samedi 22 février dans le cadre […]

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 […]