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Write On Ottawa: Riveting novel by Deborah Jackson is a page-turning treat

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Photo of Deborah Jackson by G. R. Martin.Photo of Deborah Jackson by G. R. Martin.

In a remote region of Mexico, while exploring one of the deepest caves in the world, a group of scientists becomes hopelessly lost.  Among the trapped group is Kat Delaney, an expert caver and microbiologist. When Kat’s husband Mark discovers that she is missing, he immediately flies from Canada to save his wife.  On his arrival in Mexico, however, his rescue attempt hits a roadblock when he discovers that nobody wants to take him to the dangerous (and, according to some, cursed) cave. After some prodding, Mark hires a mysterious... | Continue reading article

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Say ‘yes to the dress’ at The Handmade Bride

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Photo by Jonathan Kuhn Photography.Photo by Jonathan Kuhn Photography.

Every woman knows that they are supposed to have “the feeling” when they find their dress. That Say Yes to the Dress heart dropping moment. The Handmade Bride seems to have that feeling flowing from their walls because the moment you step inside you just can’t stop smiling. This indie New Edinburgh wedding shop is on a mission to inspire you to customize your wedding. From corner to corner, the boutique is like no other wedding spot; boasting eclectic bright bow ties, highlighter crinoline skirts and bold graphic stationary squeezed... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do + ticket giveaway

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This weekend, we’ve got a musical shattering blonde stereotypes, a festival dedicated to all things steeped, and a night celebrating all things Africa. We’re also giving away tickets to a show at Raw Sugar – read on for more details! Support Local month continues, with the latest installment of Apt613 Talks tonight down at Shopify. Ever wondered when you’ll be able to start printing off replacement car parts or create a perfect replica of your pet? It might be sooner than you think – our panelists will discuss the future... | Continue reading article

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Restaurant International serves up a unique coffee-inspired culinary experience

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Photo provided by the School of Hospitality and Tourism, Algonquin College.Photo provided by the School of Hospitality and Tourism, Algonquin College.

Post by Devan Marr. What if we told you that you could enjoy specially selected canapés, a Costa Rican-inspired dinner entrée, a guided matching and tasting of 8 exquisite desserts and 4 exceptional coffees, and help South American children obtain access to education?  Well, tonight, you can! Algonquin College’s Restaurant International will play host to “Discovering the World of Coffee” a dinner event prepared by the Algonquin Culinary Management students. Expect delicious snacks like ceviche, beef carnitas, and chicharrón, a latin style crackling dish.  From personal experience, the food prepared by... | Continue reading article

 
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Exposition | Figureworks Award Show

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Giacometti in my Bones, de Stephen Frew (2013).Giacometti in my Bones, de Stephen Frew (2013).

Par Cindy Savard, une moitié de Basement 819, émission de radio bientôt en onde sur CHUO et en balladodiffusion sur Apt613.ca.  Le vernissage du Figureworks Award Show avait lieu ce mardi soir. Fort en formes et luxures, il s’agit de la quatrième édition pour Figureworks, un organisme à but non lucratif voué à la promotion et la célébration de l’art visuel associé à la forme humaine. Derrière l’idée se trouve Hilde Lambrechts, la fondatrice qui a voulu redonner à l’art figuratif une place de choix dans la promotion de la sphère artistique.... | Continue reading article

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Support Local showcase: Book sale at the Ottawa Public Library on November 23

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The National Capital Region is overflowing with amazing literary talent.  To celebrate the great wordsmiths in our midst, Apartment613 has organised a book sale of local authors who write in English, French and/or Spanish.  The event takes place this coming Saturday, November 23, from 11 am to 4 pm, at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe) . Bookworms will be able to purchase books from, and have their copies signed by, 20 local writers and one comic book publisher.  This event is part of Support Local month, and is co-sponsored by the Ottawa Public... | Continue reading article

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The magical dance show that has been called “a love letter to art” (+ ticket giveaway)

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Photo by Todd RosenbergPhoto by Todd Rosenberg

Imagine for a moment that a dance stage is a giant white canvas, and that the dancers moving on top of it are human brushstrokes.  If you were a choreographer what “painting” would you draw? This fascinating question is raised by Alejandro Cerrudo, resident choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, which is performing two shows this Saturday, November 23, at the National Arts Centre.  For Cerrudo, creating a dance piece can be compared to an artist working on a painting. “There is this freedom that I have when something blank is... | Continue reading article

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Need a small hit of learning? The Westboro Brainery has got you covered.

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Learn about the benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy. Photo by Tranquil Acres.Learn about the benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy. Photo by Tranquil Acres.

Have you ever felt the urge to learn something new? For me, it’s a hunger that can only be quelled by the consumption of knowledge—hearty, metaphorically consumable knowledge. Sometimes, it’s enough to just read a Wikipedia article, but more often I feel the need for something substantial. Now, I don’t have the time to commit to a college course, or even a weekend learning stint, so this need goes un-satiated more often than not. Which is why The Westboro Brainery so appeals to me. It’s a way to get a... | Continue reading article

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You Should Have Stayed Home – A G20 Romp

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Photo by Will O'Hare.Photo by Will O'Hare.

“I wasn’t an activist before G20, but G20 made me an activist…” You Should have Stayed Home covers the explosive events in the summer of 2010 when protestors and police clashed violently at Toronto’s G20. Based on a Facebook note detailing the arrest and detention of first time rally attendee Tommy Taylor, it’s the story of bystanders and observers caught up in the chaos as police and the government cross the line and Canadian civil rights are attacked. Apt613 spoke with Taylor as the Praxis Theatre production arrives in Ottawa... | Continue reading article

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