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Write On Ottawa: The Master of the apt and unexpected

Ottawa poet N.W. Lea will be at Raw Sugar Cafe (692 Somerset St. W.) on Thursday, June 18 as part of the Chaudiere Books spring 2015 launch.  The event starts at 8 pm and also features the work of William Hawkins and an acoustic set by Jesse Patrick Ferguson.  (Ed: Hawkins will not be reading due to health reasons. […]

Photo by Cameron MacLennan courtesy of Canada Dance Festival

Wonderful outdoor dance show is pure artistic gold

This past Saturday I got a glimpse into the future of dance and oh boy is it ever good. For one brilliant hour in the afternoon, only a few blocks away from the bustling crowds at Westfest, the normally quiet residential streets of Westboro turned into a dance playground.  Porch View Dances, which took place on […]

Kiesza, one of the Glowfair headliners.  Photo by Tibarazzi, from Kiesza's Facebook page

Bank Street gets its glow on at Glowfair

Glowfair, now in its second year, proves to step it up a notch with even more emphasis on music, arts, light, and plenty of activities, including 16 musical acts, and 9 themed street blocks. On June 19th and 20th, nine-themed blocks from Slater to James streets will be closed off for 2 magical days and […]


Write On Ottawa: #Setlife is a bittersweet glimpse into the fashion industry

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work as a fashion stylist?  A model?  A magazine photographer?  If this burning curiosity sounds familiar track down a copy of #Setlife, and let local stylist and magazine editor Christopher Massardo bring you to the frontlines. Fully titled The Funny, Horrible and (Possibly) True Stories […]

Theatre Review: Young Drunk Punk

When a comedian kicks things off by semi-bragging about bad reviews for the show you’re about to see you take it to mean “screw that guy, you folks are gonna love this!”  Which of course is exactly what Bruce McCulloch meant when he quoted a recently earned negative review of Young Drunk Punk his one(ish) […]

Mill Street Brew Pub, host of ManMade on Sunday, June 14. Photo from the Handmade Harvest website.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Westfest is all back for a weekend long celebration of art and culture in Westboro Village, highlighting some of the most interesting and eclectic shops and businesses in the area. Make sure to check out the schedule so you don’t miss any of the free live shows. Some other neighbourhood events include Free Yoga outside […]