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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

What are you binge-watching Ottawa? Between pug Friends, Justin Trudeau’s jazz hands, and Master of None, a dangerous amount of timesuck vortexes have opened up. Master of None especially. Aziz Ansari’s Netflix masterpiece is the only thing I’ve seen hilariously shuffle from The Human League to Mac DeMarco aside from my iPod. Here’s the thing […]

Yukon Blonde plays the NAC + ticket giveaway

This weekend, Ottawa will be hit with two Canadian talents Yukon Blonde and Hey Rosetta! for the second time this year after two knockout performances at the Dragon Boat festival in June.  These bicoastal sweethearts will be rocking Southam Hall at the NAC on Sunday to a packed house who will certainly be dancing in […]

Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Michelle

Ottawa’s Compliments & Complaints Department is a featured column supported by the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The aim is to spotlight locals from different hoods of the capital, letting them celebrate this city and share their constructive criticisms. Since July, I have been going from neighborhood to neighborhood around the downtown core of Ottawa interviewing locals–on […]

Get a quick shot of learning at the Westboro Brainery

Where can you get a nice dose of knowledge in one evening, is more social than watching another documentary on Netflix, and costs about the same as a night out anywhere? Whether you’re looking to break the routine, start a project, or have your eyes opened to something new, chances are you’ll find what you’re […]

Safia Nolin sera de passage à la Quatrième salle du CNA

Raw. A youthful soul that questions wisely. Poetry sure to bring you back to a moment you thought you couldn’t live through. But in the end, all is good. To all of you who appreciate a francophone voice, Safia Nolin’s compositions will warm up the NAC’s Fourth Stage on November 28th. « Aujourd’hui, demain Peut-être […]

TACTICS opens with emotional double bill

The inaugural show of the 2015-16 TACTICS series comprises two pieces that, though quite different, artistic director and series curator Bronwyn Steinberg sees as likely to appeal to the same type of audience. Both tackle experiences that, though age old, are at the forefront of contemporary life: mental illness and the street harassment women face […]

Streetscape Memory Bank: The lost Ottawa community of Uppertown, Pt. 2

Last time, we looked at the area of Uppertown now taken up by what is now 395 Wellington, or Library and Archives Canada. This time I’m interested in taking a look at some of the houses located on Lyon, the north side of Vittoria, Kent and Cliff Streets.  [Ed. note: Here’s a Google Maps link […]

Foodie Friday: Split Tree cordials are keeping it local

From local artisan markets to striking a deal on Dragon’s Den, former high tech worker Steve Morrier has taken his fresh cordials and tonics to the big stage. Steve and his Ottawa based cocktail company, Split Tree Cocktail Co. struck a deal with Manjit Minhas, co-founder and co-owner of Minhas Breweries and Distillery on Dragons […]

Quoi faire ce weekend? + Win tickets to Hawksley Workman

Another wonderful weekend has arrived in this fine city and there is plenty happening around town. Tonight, the National Gallery of Canada hosts their first #popscope in the Great Hall. This is an opportunity to go check out the Gallery (for free) and see the night sky up close, through the lens of a telescope. […]