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Chandel Gambles (left) and Catherine Ballachey in Joseph and Amarise. Photo by MJ Gervais.

DIY theatre is breath of fresh air

One of the stated goals of Fresh Meat 4 is to attract non-theatre audiences, partially on the basis that twenty minute bites are easier to swallow than the prospect of a two hour play. For those adept at this new-fangled “binge watching” Fresh Meat will be a breeze and feel like a breath of fresh […]

Still from #TrueWrit.

Video of the Week: The electoral western, True Writ by Jackpine

This is a shortened version of an article that originally appeared on Jackpine earlier this month. Click here for the full post. What to the untrained eye might look like a bunch of young, Centretown hipsters dressed in vintage garb (typical hipsters) down in a bar (also typical) speaking in a bunch of goofy accents […]

Cast of next to normal from L to R  back row:  C.Lee Bates, Director; Maxim David, Kodi Cameron, Wendy Berkelaar, Musical Director; Jeremy Sanders, Skye MacDiarmid, Justice Tremblay and DJ Eyamie. Photo by Alison Foley-Howard.

next to normal returns to Centrepointe Theatre

 ”I Don’t Feel Anything”. Patient Stable After great success last year, indie women productions has scheduled a second run of next to normal – a raw, provocative and engaging story portrayed as a rock musical, running from October 20th to 24th at the Centrepointe Studio Theatre. Directed by C. Lee Bates, Skye MacDiarmid is reintroduced […]

Fury fans. Photo by Steve Kingsman.

Win tickets to Fury FC’s home finale!

Fall is here, the hoodies are out, and Ottawa is starting to look like a Group of Seven painting (a Thomson though, not a Jackson.  Ugh).  Point is, it’s getting colder.  So what better way to warm up than by getting tickets to see the hottest team in Canada (Blue Jays): Ottawa Fury FC! Apt613 […]

Photo by Blair Gable

Support Local: Dominion City Brewing Co. are Makin’ it Grain

October is a mighty fine month. Fall arrives in full force and everything is beautiful, covered in fall colours. Here in Ottawa, we’ve another reason that October is, arguably, the best month of the year: October is Support Local month – a month-long celebration of local initiatives that make Ottawa great. This year, food is […]

Photo by Chris Snow from the Plaid Parade event page on Facebook.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Coming off a beautiful long weekend full of family and delicious food, we’ve got a weekend so jam packed with things going on that you may want to take Monday off again next week to leave time to rest & recover! Pecha Kucha brings PK x CanU 2015 to Lansdowne this Thursday – a night […]

One of Bombshell Revival Designs' creations, photo from their website

Apt613 Live for October 14th, 2015

This week on Apt613 Live, Michaella speaks with Kym Brown of Bombshell Revival Designs about the upcoming event (October 17th at Library and Archives Canada) Art in Fashion 613, a fashion show/burlesque performance/night market. Catch Apt613 Live every Tuesday at 6pm on CHUO 89.1 FM.

Still from Wildlike, from the film's website

OIFF prepares for jam-packed weekend

The Ottawa International Film Festival (OIFF) is preparing for what will be its sixth year. On October 17th and 18th, the festival, held at Cineplex Lansdowne, will showcase over 50 productions from 13 countries, as well as informative panels that will appeal to industry insiders and film buffs alike. With that much on display, there […]