When: 8am-3pm, May 1, 2010 Where: Auntie Loo’s Bakery, 507 Bronson What: The first ever craft and bake sale at Auntie Loo’s Bakery! Featured vendors include Jak’s Kitchen, B. Goods Bakery, Mandy’s DIY Panties, Bruised Tongue Records, Skoser Clothing – and so many more talented folk! 10% of all proceeds will benefit the Aids Committee of Ottawa.
We poked, prodded, measured, and quantified the wares from eight Ottawa pizza joints – all in the name of delicious, delicious science. Every respectable urbanite needs a good, easy and cheap pizza in their take-out repertoire, and this episode of Apartment613 Science! strives to arm you with the information you need to make informed pizza decisions. To set the scene: a team of eager Apartment613 editors and volunteers show up armed with a bottle of wine and enough cash to order a pizza. We develop a shortlist of pizza places,... | Continue reading article
The NCC has been working on a slogan to brand Ottawa to the world. The slogan is to be part of a five-year $2.5-million branding and marketing project that the NCC began last year. An opinion research poll suggests that terms like welcoming, environmentally friendly and historic might be used. What would you suggest? Spacing Ottawa Art published a very good article on the importance of public art in the urban landscape, of how it can be used as a meeting place and point of pride for the city. Kate... | Continue reading article
There’s nothing like music so rockin’ it bludgeons your opponents to death… or at least gets them eliminated from a contest. The organizers of Canada Day in Barrhaven are organizing a Battle of the Bands that culminates on Canada Day. Finalists will get the chance to perform on the main stage of the Barrhaven Canada Day festivities taking place at Clarke Fields. Once the musical corps have been disposed of, the winners will take home 12 hours of recording time with an engineer at Hummingbird Music School (worth $500), Traditional... | Continue reading article
Post by Denise MacDonald. Want to see more musicals in Ottawa? Buy your tickets this weekend! The Gladstone is deciding by Sunday whether to cancel the last half of the powerful local production of the Liverpool-based musical Blood Brothers. The show was planned to run until May 15th but, due to slowing ticket sales, The Gladstone’s owner Steve Martin may move closing night to as early as May 1st. He’ll make this decision based on this weekend’s seat reservations for the rest of the scheduled run. If this production doesn’t... | Continue reading article
Start your Friday with this much anticipated second Airport Security webisode from Gruppo Rubato. This installment takes a dramatic turn! If you missed episode 1, check it out here!
The Canadian Tulip Festival may go on without the guest of honour. Tulips along the Queen Elizabeth Drive and Dow’s Lake are already in bloom due to Ottawa’s recent warm weather spell. The festival, which runs May 7th to the 24th, may have to focus its attention on speakers and music because the flowers may be dead by then… Get your bike/rollerblades/running shoes/camera out to see them before they die… and show the tourists what they missed.
Happy Earth Day! If you want your weekend to be as eco-friendly as possible, be sure to check out our Earth Day event listings. Continuing with a bit of a green theme, Plants and Animals will be down at Babylon, and Springfest continues in all of its glory. And if you’re the starry-eyed sort, there are two events up your alley: International Astronomy Day and a free star party on Saturday. There’s a pretty interesting mash-up of events occuring over this last April weekend. We’ve got a German film festival,... | Continue reading article
Pizza? In a cone? Am I dreaming? Help wanted ads have been spotted in Used Ottawa and Kijiji for a new pizza joint to be called Ombrellina’s Pizza. They also have a very unhelpful and slightly odd website. The store is allegedly going up at 527 Bronson and will specialize in the pizza cone, a delicacy recently featured in the ‘this is why you’re fat’ website. The Pizzacone joins House of Georgie’s Gravy pizzas in the list of locally available variations on the classic pie. The origins of this stroke... | Continue reading article