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Tim Walker (left) and Colin Munch in Punch Up. Photo by Zaiden.

undercurrents festival: Punch Up needs to be punched up

Theatre Brouhaha from Toronto pitches their creations as “theatre for the HBO generation” and as “pitch black comedy”. This play by writer/director Kat Sandler won both Best of Fest at the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival and Patron’s Pick.  So I was expecting to laugh a lot at Punch Up.  But I didn’t.  Neither did my […]

Photo courtesy of the Ottawa Dance Directive

Get down and dance for a local fundraiser!

Legendary soul singer James Brown knew how to put life in perspective.  “The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing,” the father of funk once said. With this lovely thought in mind, let’s cue next week’s innovative fundraiser by the Ottawa Dance Directive that is scheduled for Saturday, February 21.  Taking place between 11 […]

Photo courtesy of the NAC

Your child’s imagination will soar at NAC Family Day

For the fifth straight year, the National Arts Centre is putting on its annual NAC Family Day that will be filled with numerous children’s activities, games, special performances and baked treats. Taking place in the NAC lobby on Monday, February 16, the event will run from noon to 4 pm with the theme possible worlds […]

Still from The Hour of the Lynx.

Bright Nights Film Festival Premiere: The Hour of the Lynx

Danish film by acclaimed director, musician and song-writer Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, The Hour of the Lynx bears his signature. This dark and complex drama centers on teenager Drengen (Frederik Christian Johansen), who for no apparent reason savagely kills two seniors and stages their corpses in a perverse, yet aesthetically tender way. Institutionalized in a high-security facility, […]

La Maison de la Commune / House of Common

Basement 819 du 11 février 2015 :: Festival undercurrents – Much Ado About Feckin’ Pirates. Théâtre – Le projet bocal au CNA. La Maison de la Commune sort de l’ombre!

Basement 819 s’en est donné à coeur joie cette semaine. En plus de nos suggestions publiées dans le Weekend Roundup, nous vous présentons trois entrevues pour bien démontrer le caractère grouillant de la scène culturelle de la région. Un départ en force avec une première capsule pour souligner le festival undercurrents qui s’activera du 12 […]

Photo from the Sip n' Slurp! Ottawa Noodlefest 2015 Facebook page.

Foodie Friday: Sip n’ Slurp at the Second Annual Ottawa NoodleFest

Sadly, the frigid, tundra-like winters Ottawans know and love tolerate is upon our lovely city once again. If you’re like me, your hibernation mode is in full-force and departing the cozy warmness of your home is downright painstaking. Fortunately, Sip n’ Slurp is back for its second annual Noodle Showdown and not a moment too […]

Jerk It - Crédits : Pat Bolduc

undercurrents | Trois performances à vous tatouer sur l’agenda!

Le Théâtre de la Cour des Arts accueillera la 5e édition du festival undercurrents – une série de performances contemporaines faisant figure de proue à la création indépendante et aux artistes actifs à travers le pays. Cette année, du 12 au 21 février, le festival accueillera des artistes professionnels de cinq villes et présentera 30 […]