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National Capital Craft Beer Week is an easy sell

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Ottawa embraces its beer. The growth of our local breweries and the proliferation of local beers on tap at great restaurants keeps us all drinking something fun, unusual and local. This month you’ll have a chance to celebrate this beer culture in the capital with National Capital Craft Beer week, taking place August 10 to 18. There festival features a main-stage at City Hall, where you can take in music entertainment, including two of my personal favourites – the Fiftymen and Dry river Caravan. There will be speakers on beer-related topics, including... | Continue reading article

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New Ottawa-based music mag is aiming to bring an online magazine to your mailbox

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See the publication at http://www.damnmag.com/sample/See the publication at http://www.damnmag.com/sample/

Ottawa native Emily Kennedy is looking to add a little something different to her yet-to-be launched online music magazine. She wants to combine the best parts of online (fast publication, low cost, fun Internet community) with the best parts of getting mail. For every new issue of her new music publication Damn Magazine, you’ll get a little something in your real-life mailbox alerting you to the new issue. However it’s more than novelty that’s pushing Emily to launch her own publication. She’s hoping to embrace the political side of music and... | Continue reading article

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A new frozen yogurt addiction

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I just had an awakening…of the frozen yogurt kind. Until recently, Ottawa was pretty much a frozen-yogurt free zone and other frozen treats – gelato, ice scream, frozen custard – kept me nice and cool during the scorching summer months. This was until my workmate Amanda introduced me to Spoon Frozen Yogurt Lounge. She said to beware; it’s addictive. So it was with great anticipation that I walked to Clarence St. to try out Spoon. Spoon is located in an old section of Canadian Rug Traders, right off Dalhousie St.... | Continue reading article

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Creative Mornings: Julian Garner on “Unconventional Creativity”

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Last month, Creative Mornings brought their blend of pre-lunch intellectualism and coffee to the Ottawa School of Art with a talk hosted by Chef Matthew Carmichael, the man behind Mello’s Pop Up Kitchen. This month, the topic of discussion has shifted from the edible to visual art, with discussion featuring Julian Garner. Long a notable figure in Ottawa’s visual art scene, Garner is one of the men behind Five Cents Tattoo, a parlour located off Parkdale that emphasizes the art in the creative act of tattooing. The venue doubles as... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Review: Farmers Market in Westboro, Nanobrewery in Hintonburg, big changes at the Citizen and more!

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Photo courtesy of bad bokeh on Flickr.Photo courtesy of bad bokeh on Flickr.

An Ottawa-based company, Personal Neuro Devices Inc., has been developing “apps that, in conjunction with a special headpiece, allow users to move on-screen objects using only their thoughts.” This has multiple uses – from gaming, as it’s being used now to anticipate oncoming strokes or other health problems, conduct mood analysis and determine what triggers depression in the future. Beginning on Aug. 16, visitors will be able to experiment with released and development-stage apps PND’s office at 99 Fifth Ave in the Glebe. The Ottawa Farmers’ Market, which runs the market at Brewer’s... | Continue reading article

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Photo Scavenger Hunt: Mayfair Theatre Orleans Edition

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Photo courtesy of Karen Eliot on flickrPhoto courtesy of Karen Eliot on flickr

Starting – NOW – Apt613 is going to run a bi-weekly city-wide photo scavenger hunt that will feature curiously familiar scenes from all over town. Ordinary life can be pretty complex stuff, so much so that sometimes it’s easy to blur the line between interesting and ordinary. With this new series we hope to feature some of the obvious yet subtle urban and natural wonders we are privy to here Ottawa, and we’re going to have some interactive fun while doing it! Every second Saturday we’re going to run a... | Continue reading article

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Apt613 Live for August 1, 2012 + a giveaway!

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Photo courtesy Walt Jabsco on Flickr.Photo courtesy Walt Jabsco on Flickr.

This week on Apt613 Live on CHUO 89.1 FM, we take to the airwaves with a decisively pop theme. No, not the music. Or the beverage. Instead, we’ve got a special mix by the Apt613 Live House Band, and an analysis of Ottawa’s newest pop-tart. Before that, however, we chat with Catherine Landry, one of the masterminds behind Eat Me! – a restaurant guide set to come out in September featuring some of Ottawa’s best fare. And? We caught her live on location at the new Tacolot. (Don’t worry, Hintonburgers,... | Continue reading article

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Video of the week: Cabaal’s Out of Body

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Cabaal is an Ottawa-based musician who you may not have heard of yet, but who will soon be making a bigger splash on the music scene. As a participant in the 2012 Red Bull Music Academy, Cabaal will be travelling to New York City this September to participate in what sounds like the ultimate band camp where he will get to take advantage of the wisdom and advice of some pretty fancy people. Previous lecturers in the marathon session of lectures, workshops and general creativity include the likes of Peaches, A-Trak and Erykah... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Fragments - photo by Paul Hockett, courtesy his Flickr page. His show is at Blink this weekend.Fragments - photo by Paul Hockett, courtesy his Flickr page. His show is at Blink this weekend.

This city loves to burst at the seams with activities during the summer. We flock to our favourites (like movies outside!) and try to fit in new adventures (not-your-grandma’s-classical music festival, anyone?). And this weekend will be no exception! In classic events, Urban Art Show is back for another year down at Minto Park, where they’ll have photography, painting, fabric, jewelry, and even furniture design from some of Ottawa’s best artists. This year, they’re offering Best in Show prize of a gallery exhibit at La Petite Mort. Other art events abound... | Continue reading article

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