Are you a photog? Join our Flickr group!
 

The Suya Spot: Hintonburg gets a taste of Nigerian BBQ

Written by on
The Suya Spot at 1104 Somerset WestThe Suya Spot at 1104 Somerset West

Hintonburg is quickly becoming one of the best – if not the best – neighbourhoods in Ottawa for trying delicious cuisine. With a wide range of restaurants offering numerous tasty dishes, this area just west of downtown is developing into a foodie’s paradise. The newest food establishment in Hintonburg is set to join this illustrious group of eateries by offering up appetizing servings of Nigerian-style barbequed meat. Operating at the former location of the Indian Express takeout, The Suya Spot at 1104 Somerset West offers customers several meat dishes that are very... | Continue reading article

Comments

2
 

Weekly News Review: Pink Slip Patty erects protest piñata, Gatineau comes alive with colour, a chopper buzzes Parliament and more!

Written by on
Photo by Christopher S. Penn on FlickrPhoto by Christopher S. Penn on Flickr

If you’ve taken a trip down Centretown’s Florence Street lately, you might have been surprised to see an eight foot art installation lamenting the most recent round of public service job cuts. Erected by Shannon Lee Manion, aka Pink Slip Patty, the so-called pink slip piñata decries the government’s handling of job cuts by way of distributing pink slips to outgoing employees. Expect to see the avant-garde structure until the first snow hits the city. If you’re looking for colours of a different sort, you might want to head over... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 
Filed in: General, News, News & Ideas

A Gallery of Portraits: Exhibition at the Council for the Arts in Ottawa

Written by on
How Many Roads Must a Woman Walk Down (detail) Freya Poirier. From the Festival X website.How Many Roads Must a Woman Walk Down (detail) Freya Poirier. From the Festival X website.

Post by Shewit Kalaty. As soon as you walk into the photography exhibit at the Council of the Arts of Ottawa (CAO), a row of portraits from four young emerging artists immediately grabs your attention. Rawaa Ayoub, Freya Poirier, Emma Rath and Maya Wilson, whose ages range from 13 to 17, took each other’s portraits – each displaying her own individuality and uniqueness. Curator Julie Hodgson explains her thoughts on exhibition on the CAO website. Peter Honeywell, Executive Director of the CAO, helped to guide the photographers through the installation process, asking... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 
Filed in: Visual art

Vanier (and the Internet) make a home for Zuffa Home

Written by on
Photo by Yasmin NissimPhoto by Yasmin Nissim

Vanier in Ottawa’s east end is often treated as the city’s poorer brother, at least when compared to the region’s more affluent west side. When two local entrepreneurs looked at Vanier, however, they saw an upcoming neighbourhood filled with business opportunities, as well as the perfect location for founding a new company. The result was Zuffa Home, a local online furniture store headquartered in east Ottawa that recently opened for business. “We know that there will be a lot of development in the next five years, so we wanted to... | Continue reading article

Comments

6
 
Filed in: General

Extreme Self: Art in the Radical First Person at Galerie SAW Gallery

Written by on
Shitted (1983). Gilbert & George. Image courtesy of Galerie SAW Gallery.Shitted (1983). Gilbert & George. Image courtesy of Galerie SAW Gallery.

Pop Quiz: What do cryogenically frozen heads made of raspberry gelato, video footage of a naked man crawling through broken glass, and veil-and-bikini-clad ribbon-twirler have in common? All are on view as a part of Galerie SAW Gallery’s exhibition, Extreme Self: Art in the Radical First Person, which opens tonight. The group show, comprised of ten artists working in self-portraiture, is the latest curatorial endeavor by Jason St-Laurent. “The works in this exhibition represent various human states: psychological, physical,” says St-Laurent. “There is a lot more than meets the eye.... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 
Filed in: Visual art

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

Written by on
The Divorcees play the O-town Hoedown Saturday night. Photo courtesy their website.The Divorcees play the O-town Hoedown Saturday night. Photo courtesy their website.

It’s a little quieter this weekend as people scatter decorative gourds on the dining room table and bake up pumpkin pies, but we’ve still got some great options for you. Hoping to make that Thanksgiving dinner a little more fairly traded? Credible Edibles has the perfect workshop for you. And, staying with the season, learn all about how harvesting is actually done (scythes are so last century) and how you can harvest energy from those very crops. Lefty McRighty and the O-town Hoedown enter the last weekend of that music... | Continue reading article

Comments

2
 

Your new hump-day committment: Pressed to host round two of Experimental Music on Wednesdays

Written by on
Photo courtesy of Ming WuPhoto courtesy of Ming Wu

It you’re suffering from mid-week blues, worry not! You have options. Local musician and broadcaster Adam Saikaley has put together another season of experimental music at Pressed Cafe on Gladstone Avenue. Every Wednesday starting at 8pm, you can listen in on some musical experiments over pints of Kichesippi. Pressed makes for a nice intimate venue and its location at Bronson and Gladstone is making it a great addition to a lesser-traveled part of Centretown. With the experimental music starting tonight, we sent a few questions over to Adam to find out what you... | Continue reading article

Comments

1
 
Filed in: General

(Dis)Appearance at Spiral Gallery – Festival X

Written by on
The Chicken Barn by Freeman Keats. From the Festival X website.The Chicken Barn by Freeman Keats. From the Festival X website.

Post by Julia Bustos. Held at the Spiral Gallery for Festival X, (Dis)Appearance featured works by photographers Glenn Bloodworth, Freeman Keats, William (Bill) McCloskey, Maureen Murphy, and Richard Perron. The focus of the exhibition stemmed from a quote by Henry David Thoreau, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” It seems only fitting that the group of photographers would have an affinity to Thoreau. Not only was the naturalist a huge champion of natural observation and personal experiences, he aspired to “live deep and suck out all... | Continue reading article

Comments

0
 
Filed in: Visual art

Treepot indie filmmaker showcase returns – win tickets!

Written by on

Ottawa’s got a thriving filmmaker scene – which is why the Treepot Indie Filmmaker Showcase gets better every year. Coming up on October 4, this fourth showcase is going above and beyond, featuring some of Ottawa’s best as well as some folks who once called Ottawa home. It all takes place down at the Bytowne, where for just $10 you can catch over ten short films and music videos, and win a few awesome prizes. We’re in the mood for prizes, too, so we’re giving away five pairs of tickets... | Continue reading article

Comments

4
 
Filed in: Cinema
Interested in advertising with us?Email us at
apartment613@gmail.com