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“Like the bees made it”: Westboro food fair this Sunday!

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Photo courtesy Auntie Loo's Treats.Photo courtesy Auntie Loo's Treats.

Westboro will be filled with holiday cheer this weekend as some of the city’s best merchants gather at a local food fair. Scheduled for Sunday, December 9, the Taste of Ottawa- Westboro Holiday Food Fair will take place at 430 Churchill Avenue at Byron from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission and parking is free. Among the more than 20 confirmed merchants are Auntie Loo’s Treats, the city’s only 100 per cent vegan bakery, and Happy Goat Coffee, which Apartment 613 has written about before. In preparation for Sunday, we contacted... | Continue reading article

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Open Data Ottawa hosts Learn Hack YOW

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This weekend Open Data Ottawa and their partners at the City of Ottawa will be hosting Learn Hack YOW at City Hall. It’s your chance to come mess around with some of the city’s data sets, brainstorm ideas for what to do with data, and learn some practical skills that will help you engage with the exciting new world of open data. You don’t need any technical skills – in fact, the organizers tell me they are hoping that a full range of academics, activists, artists and others will show... | Continue reading article

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National Geographic goes ghetto at La Petite Mort Gallery

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Art work by Peter Shmelzer.Art work by Peter Shmelzer.

While continually transforming with the technological means of the times, the map has been always a tool that illustrates our desire to explore our surroundings. A map is never solely ornamental. From the earliest explorers to modern day road-trippers, the map stands as more than a guide to simply understanding the physical layout of an unknown territory; its presence is an invitation to continue the exploration of that which is foreign. This Friday at La Petite Mort Gallery, many artists will be exhibiting work exploring this theme of maps. We... | Continue reading article

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Wolverine and Lego sex: Eschaton 2012

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Sometimes a speaker is so fascinating all you want to do is listen to them for hours. I was left with this impression after attending the keynote lecture at the Eschaton 2012 conference, which was held in downtown Ottawa from November 30 to December 2. Given by the renowned biologist and university professor Paul Zachary “PZ” Myers, the talk at the Canadian Museum of Nature discussed the role of chance in evolution. Like many people, my understanding of evolution is based on a basic view of natural selection. The child’s... | Continue reading article

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Crush Improv celebrates five years of professional make-believe

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These days, with so many things going on around us, how many of you have time to treat yourselves to a good laugh?  Well, you can begin by making plans to attend Crush Improv’s Fifth Anniversary Show this Friday at 8pm.  I’ll even pause a few moments while you call/text/email/holler-at/tweet that person you’re crushing on. Heck, contact your best friends and certainly contact your friends who have no idea what improv is. For those of you who don’t know much about improv, maybe it’ll help to hear from Al Connors... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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What’s on your agenda for this weekend, Ottawa? Perhaps some burlesque with your usual Sunday brunch? Or a holiday food market like no other?A bit of improv? Or a classical Christmas concert, perhaps? If you’re looking to take in some art – or trying to find some for gifts – the Ottawa Art Gallery and Cube Gallery might have something for you, or Cyclelogik’s Holiday Sweat-ER in an art sale like no other (we’re talking food and DJing). Craft sales continue, too, with Craftalicious happening down in the Glebe on... | Continue reading article

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Make the trek to Kite Hill at Raw Sugar

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Photo by Brianna Greaves.Photo by Brianna Greaves.

Seeing that the holiday onslaught typically sends the live music scene into sputters and fits, you owe it to yourself to check out Kite Hill and friends at Raw Sugar this evening. If you haven’t heard of Kite Hill, it might be worth paying attention because they have some serious Cancon indie cred. Led by Ohbijou’s Ryan Carley, the band rounds itself out with Carley’s bandmate Anissa Hart, former Germans drummer Steve Lappano, Mika Posens of Forest City Lovers and more. The band credits their name to Tantramar, the farm... | Continue reading article

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Diamond Rings brings bolder sounds, new album to Ritual

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According to John O’Regan, the man behind Toronto’s Diamond Rings, his latest album Free Dimensional should translate well into a live setting. “I think a lot of this album is informed by my experience playing live,” says the Oshawa-raised O’Regan, who brings his indie-electronic sounds to Ottawa on Friday when he plays Ritual. O’Regan says he wanted the album—his second, after 2010’s critically acclaimed Special Affections—to both “sound great at home and on headphones” and in music clubs. “The beats hit a bit harder, and I think that there is an... | Continue reading article

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Jill Barber’s second set with the Ottawa Jazz Festival

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Jazz Festivals don’t just fund themselves! This week the Ottawa Jazz Festival is holding their annual fundraiser to help them pull together the resources they need to put on a great show next summer. This year’s event features Jill Barber, an Ottawa Jazz Festival veteran and lover of the capital. I spoke with Ms. Barber for a story before her show at the Jazz Fest last year and we thought it appropriate to reprint that story to get you in the mood for this week’s fundraiser. The show starts with appetizers at 6:30 at... | Continue reading article

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