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Lynn Miles and Petr Cancura find magic at the crossroads

Folkies joined jazz aficionados at the NAC‘s 4th stage last Thursday to experience a rare cross-genre collaboration featuring beloved Ottawa singer-songwriter Lynn Miles performing with a band of top jazz players lead by Petr Cancura. The concert was the second show in Petr Cancura’s Crossroads series presented as part of theWinter Jazz Fest and NAC Presents. The […]

Zero Day Reapers on first show, cybersecurity and free music

New local electro-punk band Zero Day Reapers will be playing their first show this Friday, February 12, at House of Targ, with a line-up of songs that explore sex, computers, and technology. The band consists of lead singer Tanya Janca, lead guitarist Daniel Ryan, bassist Jean-Francois Brown, and rhythm guitarist Godwin Daniel. Apartment613 sat down […]

Win tickets to Winter Brewfest at Lansdowne

This weekend marks the culmination of Winterlude and, to celebrate, the 2nd annual Winter Brewfest, this Friday and Saturday in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. 35 breweries from across Ontario and Quebec will have their best kegs tapped for this event. The breweries include old favourites, like Beau’s, Muskoka, and Beyond the Pale, new kids […]

An uncommon combination of cartoons and cabaret + ticket giveaway

Mer Weinhold is an Ottawa-dwelling writer, editor, book reviewer, and costuming enthusiast. You can follow them on Twitter. Watching The Simpsons was a staple of my youth. Back when broadcast TV existed, we got two syndicated episodes every weekday evening on CFMT and CityTV (three episodes if one of my siblings climbed on the roof […]

Local collective takes action to offer free arts education to youth

In 2012, the City of Ottawa released the Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Heritage and Culture (2013-2018). One of the plan’s four key missions was to “invest in local culture and build cultural leadership.” Unfortunately, in the years since the strategy was published, the arts community has not seen the kind of advancements promised in […]

Fellowship: Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard – JOHNNY VEGAS

We’re delighted to have Kristopher Waddell as our newest fellow. A longtime member of Ottawa’s comic book scene, Kristopher has been involved with all aspects of the trade – from creating comics to publishing books. In regular weekly installments, Kristopher presents his take on the life and times of Johnny Vegas, who has been performing […]

Psychics set the mood for Valentine’s Day

Relying on tea leaves, rainbow beads, decks of cards and an assortment of other techniques, more than a dozen psychics gathered at the Bronson Centre this past Saturday afternoon for the semi-seasonal fair. With Valentine’s Day approaching, plenty of people were eager for advice about love but there was also an abundance of chocolates, SweeTarts, […]

Music for good causes with Divertimento Orchestra

Music from movies and vintage stage productions highlighted the Divertimento Orchestra’s 2016 Pops Concert with two local charities benefiting from the full houses Feb. 5-6. The audiences were treated to a sampling of John Williams’ compositions for the Harry Potter movies and the soundtrack for Pirates of the Caribbean, written by Klaus Badelt. As featured was […]