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Holiday craft show roundup 2013

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Linocut greeting cards from MakerJane. Photo by Robin Sidhu of Urban Craft.Linocut greeting cards from MakerJane. Photo by Robin Sidhu of Urban Craft.

The holiday season is packed full of craft shows–so many that you could hit one up every Saturday and Sunday from now until Christmas! Krista Leben, coordinator and co-founder of Urban Craft, has once again put together a curated guide of indie shows for you to hit up: the shows here feature hip handmade stuff that you (and everyone on your list) will love! Glebe Artisan & Craft Fair November 15, 16 & 17 Friday: 6-9pm, Saturday: 9am-3pm, Sunday: 10am-3pm Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue This show is a... | Continue reading article

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Powerful new dance show offers personal reflection on father-son relationship (+ ticket giveaway)

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Photo of Akram Khan performing Desh by Richard Haughton.Photo of Akram Khan performing Desh by Richard Haughton.

When British-born dancer Akram Khan started working on DESH, his new solo show, he thought it was going to be about his mother.  As he started putting together the innovative piece, however, he discovered that it was really a celebration of his father, who had told him numerous stories when he was a child that were taken from his homeland of Bangladesh. “(My mother) was the one who was always pushing Bangladeshi culture on me as a child, and I always felt closest to her,” recounts Khan in a recent... | Continue reading article

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Think global, gift local with SMAKK gift card service

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Photo courtesy of SMAKK.Photo courtesy of SMAKK.

Take an idea and run with it. That’s what Heidi Fuller and Bettina Vollmerhausen did when they created SMAKK. Heidi lived abroad for several years and every time she wanted to send a gift card home to Canada, be it for a birthday or a wedding, she ended up buying from big chain store. It irked her that there wasn’t a platform where she could buy gift cards from local businesses. She kept the idea in her back pocket until a chance encounter with Bettina, an old friend, at the... | Continue reading article

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Streetscape Memory Bank: The Nicholas Sparks House

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Front entrance to Nicholas Sparks house, c.1950. All Photos courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.Front entrance to Nicholas Sparks house, c.1950. All Photos courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.

Nearly 60 years ago, in late 1954, the Nicholas Sparks house was demolished. Although there had been some serious discussion about preserving the place, the federal government – under the auspices of the Department of Public Works and the Federal District Commission – decided that restoration and preservation would cost too much. Moreover, the house was in the way of a new construction project: the West Memorial Building. Already more than a century old by this stage, the Sparks home had been recognized by historians as a place of national... | Continue reading article

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Hidden Gems: Museum of Nature

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This week’s gem is not exactly a hidden one, but it’s definitely one of the most impressive buildings in the City. Designed by architect David Eward, drawing inspiration from similar Scottish Baronial style estates in Europe, the building is affectionately referred to as “the castle”. When you look closely you can notice many similarities between the museum and the Parliament buildings such as the use of local sandstone and the similar window design. And that’s not a coincidence. The idea was to establish a national landmark on the opposite end... | Continue reading article

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Flowers and Vintage: The Loveliest Shop

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Photo by Rémi Thériault.
Jaime McLeod and Vanessa Madely are the owners of Flowers and Vintage.Photo by Rémi Thériault. Jaime McLeod and Vanessa Madely are the owners of Flowers and Vintage.

Photos by Rémi Thériault Flowers and Vintage is one of the loveliest shops in Ottawa. As the name suggests, it combines two of my favourite things: men’s and women’s vintage apparel and floral arrangements. The store opened last September at 502 Somerset at Lyon with a tasteful and wonderfully curated collection of items for sale. Flowers and Vintage is the result of a collaboration between Vanessa Madely of Sparrow Floral Design and Jaime McLeod of Housewife Vintage. Jaime sold her previous store – Aunt Olive’s on Gilmour – a couple of... | Continue reading article

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Apartment613 Live for November 6, 2013

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Photo by Alexandre Dulaunoy on flickrPhoto by Alexandre Dulaunoy on flickr

Tune in to Apartment613 Live every Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CHUO 89.1 FM. If you miss it, you can catch this week’s show using the handy Soundcloud widget below. And remember to subscribe to the podcast version of the show on iTunes. With Apartment613′s Support Local campaign raging, we decided to bring you a best-of show this week. Listen below for some of our favourite segments and interviews in 2013 so far. And be sure to check out some of the more than 60 events taking place during Support Local in November! Here are... | Continue reading article

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Review: Lucy Guerin Inc. performance of Weather

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Photo of Lucy Guerin Inc. performing weather by Heidrun LöhrPhoto of Lucy Guerin Inc. performing weather by Heidrun Löhr

If you enjoy modern dance, then you should consider going to the Lucy Guerin Inc. show at the National Arts Centre, which runs until tomorrow. In an interview last week with Apartment613, artistic director Lucy Guerin explained that Weather, an original piece by the Australian dance troupe, is meant to represent meteorological conditions.  After viewing the opening day performance on November 7, I can confirm that the show accomplished this objective. As Canadians know all too well, weather is often comprised of predictable patterns, before transforming into seemingly chaotic behavior. ... | Continue reading article

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IMOOfest celebrates the best of improvised music

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Christine Duncan (left) and Jean Martin perform on opening night. Photo from barnyardrecords.com.Christine Duncan (left) and Jean Martin perform on opening night. Photo from barnyardrecords.com.

What better to brighten up a gloomy weather weekend than some music? The Improvising Musicians of Ottawa/Outaouais (IMOO) are back hosting their second annual IMOOfest 2013 this weekend – the mini music festival that celebrates the best of improvised music. Working as a networking platform for emerging artists to present their work to an open audience, the IMOO team creates a community for developing artists to come together and share their unique talents. Taking place November 8 – 10 at Ottawa’s GigSpace, IMOOfest 2013 will showcase nine acts over three... | Continue reading article

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