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Apt613′s hard hitting interview with Wellington’s marble hydrants!

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Stroll down Wellington West on a sunny afternoon and you’re bound to notice the Wellington Street Marble Hydrants. Half hydrant, half… well, the other half seems to vary, but fruit, vegetables, household appliances and musical instruments are common choices. When the marble statues were introduced to Wellington St. in 2010, they received a mixed reaction: some were derisive, a few appalled, but most were simply confused (what is a hydrant with a baby car seat strapped on top supposed to represent?). After a while, most residents got used to their... | Continue reading article

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Kichesippi Beer Company turns two

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Photo by Andrew Szeto.Photo by Andrew Szeto.

Like any two-year-old, Kichesippi Beer Co. has already developed its own personality – and a tendency to want to go against the grain. In celebration of its second birthday party on Sunday afternoon (we’re expecting a bouncy castle, but is that too big-kid-esque for a toddler?), we sat down with a pint of Kichesippi Blonde and asked it a few questions. Apartment613: So what’s your favourite colour? Kichesippi Blonde: Ummm… Blue. Favourite food? KB: Malt. Yum! Oh – and ice cream. With sprinkles. What’s it like being two? KB: I... | Continue reading article

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Vincent Lam at the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival

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Giller prize winning author, Vincent Lam has just released his first novel, The Headmaster’s Wager. It is a intricate piece of historical fiction, where Lam depicts the complexity of the Chinese community in Vietnam during the Vietnam war. Lam is in Ottawa tonight speaking as part of the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival. Tonight’s event is titled The Weight of History and features Lam, Peter Hobbs and Ami McKay. The panel convenes at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street at 8:30pm. Apartment613 sat down with Vincent Lam today to discuss his... | Continue reading article

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Pimp yo’ bi-pedalled ride: Breaking Away

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Photo courtesy of Ashley on Flickr.Photo courtesy of Ashley on Flickr.

You love your bike. It helps keep you fit, it’s never runs  late, and paying for parking is a non-issue. Sometimes though, you forget to show your velocipede the love it deserves. You leave it locked outside, subject to the weather, and let it gather rust. You lock it to lamp posts or sign posts, scraping up the top tube. You’re embarrassed to ride it because green was so 2003. Is a new paint job in order? Whoa, hold on, back away from the spray paint! Do your frame a... | Continue reading article

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Caesar as a girl: Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra’s Guilio Cesare

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Of all the reasons to be intrigued by the Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra’s performance this Friday of Handel’s greatest opera, Giulio Cesare, let’s start with this one: our Julius Caesar is a girl. This isn’t our innovation. It’s built into the role. Handel wrote the opera in 1724 to tell the tale of love and intrigue between Caesar and Cleopatra in Egypt. But the star he wanted to show off as his Caesar was a castrato, the great Senesino, who’d had the family jewels excised so he could sing in... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Photo of The Wooden Sky taken by Justin Broadbent.

The Bronson Centre is a happening place this weekend, people – the Joel Plaskett Emergency and Frank Turner tonight, and Measha Brueggergosman Friday night – both shows that promise to bring it. Tonight you can also get your punk/hardcore fix with Dayglo Abortions and EndPrograms at Mavericks, while jazz aficionados can hear inspirations from Dave Frishberg’s songs. Also? The Wooden Sky is out at the Black Sheep – their indie rockings are well worth the trek out there. Rawbeat rockers StillNative will stop by The Daily Grind on Friday, while... | Continue reading article

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Where the Wild Things… Aren’t? at Wall Space Gallery

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Image courtesy of Jessica Marion Barr.Image courtesy of Jessica Marion Barr.

Romping through the forest on an adventure with wild characters might seem to be a memory from a childhood story, but no matter your age, it does raise the question of our interaction with nature. And with Earth Day just behind us, the themes behind Where the Wild Things…Aren’t? seem especially timely. The exhibit, which opened on Sunday, contains a variety of work from nine artists, including locals Barbara Cuerden, Stefan Thompson, and Carmella Karijo Rother. It’s been a busy week for curator Cynthia Mykytyshyn (who is currently completing a Master’s degree... | Continue reading article

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#SuitupOttawa with Indochino

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Full disclosure: I’m getting the Indochino treatment and a complimentary suit. A suit that fits at an affordable price. How hard could it be to find? Apparently harder than I thought, which has forced me to cave in on fit to accommodate my budget. If you’re like me, you’ll want to thank the boys behind thing #SuitupOttawa campaign for convincing Vancouver’s Indochino suit company to bring their pop up store to eastern Canada for the first time from April 24 to 28th. Barry Keegan and Scott Oakley are two of... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Review: Design plans and Planning Summit, student strike and more!

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Photo courtesy of The Webhamster from the Apt613 flickr groupPhoto courtesy of The Webhamster from the Apt613 flickr group

Centretowner? Curious about the direction the neighbourhood will be taking in the next 20 years? Check out the Community Design Plan here. On the Québec side, hundreds of people gathered at a Gatineau high school to protest rising tuition fees. Premier Jean Charest was in town and called for an end to the violent protests. In Gatineau on Thursday, 151 people were arrested during protests after busloads of student protesters arrived from Montreal. OpenFile’s got the scoop on a couple of visual renderings in the city. First, the new Barrhaven... | Continue reading article

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