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All photos by Lisa Levesque.

Art and politics converge at the People’s Social Forum

On Tuesday April 8th at Gallery 101, the People’s Social Forum held its official Ottawa launch. To celebrate the budding activist movement, the event featured a potluck, social justice speakers, slam poetry, and local musicians, all in the context of the gallery’s exhibit of international art. The People’s Social Forum bills itself as an attempt […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] This next few days look very promising: when we’ve got something like FerretFest happening, the weekend has to be great. Tonight, Arboretum Arts Festival brings PHÈDRE, Boyhood and Ken Park to Pressed, while there’s a 60s Franco-jazz revival down at Maxwell’s with Les Petits Fours and The Sick Sick Sicks. Tomorrow, Zaphods has […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] So this weekend is a weekend of choices – you’re going to have to make some tough ones, since the city is hopping. In the music world tonight, you’ve got your pick of indie darlings Basia Bulat and The Head and The Heart, or a bit of a pop punk party with […]

Photo of Freelove Fenner courtesy their website.

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

Let’s pretend the weekend starts now, shall we? Or at least start planning what to do to avoid slipping further into the winter blues. Kick things off tonight with Kalya Scintilla’s musical transmissions at Ritual, or head to the Karsh-Masson Gallery for the blending of art and music in a new exhibit. If you want […]

Crystal with her painting that will be a raffle prize at the fundraiser. Photo credit: Ben Welland.

Painter Crystal Beshara raising funds for new art studio and cafe

Ottawa artist Crystal Beshara has always dreamed of opening a common space where artists could congregate, and share their talents and skills with others. The dream is about to become a reality as Crystal is planning on opening The Studio café, gallery and workshop.  It combines a gallery, as well as studio and workshop space […]

Screen shot of Dennis Tourbin, Canadian poet and painter reading Bay Street Ottawa as part of the Festival Of The Arts presentation Inset: The Visual Poets.

Celebrate the late Dennis Tourbin with ABCDelevision at Club SAW

The name says it all: ABCDelevision. Rather, to be clear, the written word doesn’t say it all-but absolutely that’s the point. ABCDelevision is actually pronounced “Abracadelevision” and it was a term Dennis Tourbin coined to describe the ‘magic’ of television: an ‘instant’ medium which beamed with unprecedented immediacy and simultaneity images and words, a message, […]

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Basement 819 du 12 mars 2014 :: Festival de Films de l’Outaouais et son Festival international du court-métrage, Urban Craft Market, Les Hay Babies, The Sheep Dogs et ++

Ce mercredi 12 mars, Basement 819 a inauguré sa toute première émission officielle SANS metteur en ondes, parti refaire sa vie, loin des studios de CHUO (pour la légende). Grandes adeptes de culture mais pas forcément de consoles, ayant rencontré divers couacs techniques de différents genres, nous souhaitons parachever cette expérience et vous proposer un […]

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, […]