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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Photo of Freelove Fenner courtesy their website.Photo of Freelove Fenner courtesy their website.

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 something a little more underground, put on your best ’20s threads and head to Babylon for the Ragin’ Cajun Speakeasy. Mill Street Brew Pub is raising funds for kids + wishes with The Breakfast Wish... | Continue reading article

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Painter Crystal Beshara raising funds for new art studio and cafe

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

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 for artists and art instructors right in Hintonburg.  It’s a one-stop shop where artists can learn, teach, display, sell and share their talent. It will also become a place to hang out and chat about... | Continue reading article

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Celebrate the late Dennis Tourbin with ABCDelevision at Club SAW

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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.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.

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, directly into our homes. Fascinated by the power of different mediums to transform language and having dedicated his art to “an exploration of the complex visual dimensions contained within language” it’s unsurprising that his single... | Continue reading article

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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 ++

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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 résumé podcasté… sans podcast. Nouveau concept de la semaine, que vous nous pardonnerez faute de l’apprécier. Mais pour nous rattraper, nous vous proposons un line-up gonflé à bloc : c’est parti! Cinématographiquement parlant, le Festival... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Souljazz before winter came. Photo by Alexandre Mattar.Souljazz before winter came. Photo by Alexandre Mattar.

Mid-March means the explosion of green – if not with melting snow, then at least in a pint glass. St. Paddy’s is still a few days away, but there are festivities all weekend long: Irish food, music and of course parties – including a burlesque brunch. For you theatre buffs: Down at Arts Court, Jerk It will get down into some hilarious and touching masturbation stories. Improv gets a sea-bound twist with Much Ado about Feckin’ Pirates, starting this weekend down at the Gladstone. There’s fun for the whole family... | Continue reading article

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Inspiring Change commemorates where we’ve been, are and where we’re going

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Works by Marjolyn van der Hart. From left: New Crusaders, Capturing Her, and She's a Star. Photos courtesy of Wall Space Gallery.Works by Marjolyn van der Hart. From left: New Crusaders, Capturing Her, and She's a Star. Photos courtesy of Wall Space Gallery.

An important aspect of International Women’s Day is that it initiates a dialogue, a dialogue that resurrects past generations of struggle, contempt and discernment in a society that has persecuted individual’s opportunity on the basis of gender. A collection of works by five female artists are featured from now until March 30th at the Wall Space Gallery in Westboro. An exhibit called Inspiring Change, commends the artists who evoke their audience in a process of motivational nostalgia. The thought-provoking works of artists Marjolyn van der Hart, Alex Chowaniec, Joy Kardish,... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Giveaway to NAC’s Casual Friday

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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 vernissages: Ottawa School of Art has new work by Aganetha Dyck, while Norman Takeuchi’s work down at Cube Gallery explores the duality of being Japanese Canadian. Down at the Ottawa Art Gallery, the curator of their latest exhibit... | Continue reading article

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

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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 et onirique nous a accordé une belle entrevue et nous nous ferons une joie d’entendre sa musique le 28 février au RAW SUGAR CAFE. Il nous a raconté son goût pour la musique de Beyonce,... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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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, bringing the sounds of the north to Ottawa. Get some rock with Danko Jones, Say Yes, and The Red Rails down at Mavericks, and a mix of punk and indie math rock with Bonnie Doon, Notta Comet and... | Continue reading article

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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!

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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 de l’événement Speaking Black Hockey. Parce que l’histoire du hockey n’appartient pas qu’aux Blancs! – À Basement 819, on aime vraiment beaucoup l’art du Spoken Words, on vous présente un amalgame de slam, musique et... | Continue reading article

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