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The view of the Brew Bus Lounge Sessions stage and grounds. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Brew Bus Lounge Sessions debuted Saturday night

Dan Hopkins and Dan Beardsley, creators of the Brew Bus Lounge and this year’s aVibe Music and Arts Festival, put on the first of their Brew Bus Lounge Sessions this past Saturday. A scaled down version of their festival, which incorporated a variety of artisans and healthier-choice food concessions, these sessions focus on live music […]

Cinq visages pour Camille Brunelle au Studio du CNA du 15 au 18 octobre

Basement 819 du 8 octobre 2014 :: Entrevue avec l’artiste Laura Jean. Festival international du film d’Ottawa (OIFF). Théâtre — Cinq visages pour Camille Brunelle. L’Acronyme improvise en direct.

Basement 819 vous présente cette semaine un beau tableau de culture à consommer dans les prochains jours. Voici notre sélection de contenu de la 36e édition de l’émission. Entrevue :: Laura Jean, artiste multi disciplinaire! En plus d’être une excellente musicienne folk à la voix mélancolique et séduisante, Laura Jean s’est entre autres fait connaître […]

Montreal's Maica Mia play Pressed on Saturday Night. Photo from their Bandcamp page.

Weekend Roundup: What to do in Ottawa

Thanksgiving weekend is upon us, and with that marks the season where the outdoor activities wind down and the indoor activities rev up. There’s plenty of Thanksgiving themed fun all over the city, and whether you’ve got kids or you’re still one yourself, make sure you get out and enjoy all the fall festivities. Saturday […]

Leslie Hossack, Prime Minister’s Room, #65A, Churchill War Rooms, 2014, pigment ink on archival gloss Baryta paper, 55  x 67 cm, framed. Photo courtesy of the artist.

London Times: an eloquent, well-crafted photo exhibition at Exposure Gallery

The Ottawa Art Gallery’s Articulation: Critical art writing workshop series is intended to offer participants the support, skills, and editorial assistance they need to establish or expand their critical art writing practice. Each workshop is designed and led by a leading Canadian expert in the field of art. Participants learn hands-on from professionals who have an […]


Write On Ottawa: Noble Illusions by Stephan Dale

A century ago, in 1914, the “Great War” began, a war which killed 66,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders. Ottawa author Stephen Dale is concerned about the way this tragic anniversary is being commemorated. In Noble Illusions: Young Canada Goes to War (Fernwood Publishing, 2014), he accuses the Harper government of spinning World War I as an […]

Solar panel. Photo by Mike Geiger on Flickr.

Making Ottawa go green – the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op

Janice Ashworth is the Operations Manager for the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op. OREC brings Ottawa residents together to invest in local renewable energy projects in our own communities. What does this all mean? Join this neophyte on a journey of discovery. Ashworth was in her undergrad in Environmental Science and International Development at Dalhousie University […]

Beau's Oktoberfest Mix Pack available at select LCBOs. Photo from Beau's All Natural Facebook Page. All other photos by Jordan Duff.

Beau’s Oktoberfest: Beer + Food + Music = Success for local charities

Vankleek Hill, a small beautiful community an hour east of Ottawa, was the place to be this past weekend as 14,000 attendees experienced Beau’s Brewery 6th annual Oktoberfest. For those unfamiliar with this German-inspired, beer-soaked celebration, it dates back to October 12, 1810, when the German Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese. They threw one […]

Louise Lecavalier (photo courtesy of the NAC)

Mesmerising dance show coming to NAC (+ ticket giveaway)

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Louise Lecavalier’s October 9 performance at the National Arts Centre.  To enter the draw, email by 2 pm Tuesday, October 7, with the subject line “Louise Lecavalier contest”.  The winner will be notified on late Tuesday afternoon. World renowned Canadian dancer Lousie Lecavalier is an […]