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Apartment613 Live for June 13, 2013

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Listen here, in iTunes, or with this nifty Soundcloud widget!: Karen and Trevor kicked things off with an interview with Brian Cheung of Awesome Ottawa to talk about the third year of these awesome grants. They were joined by Kyle McInnes, a successful Awesome Ottawa applicant who pitched an idea for a dumpster pool party in the Byward Market. The party is yet to happen, but Kyle told us all about the inspiration for the idea and where it might go. He likened winning an Awesome Ottawa grant to being... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Ottawa’s “Little Market That Could” re-opens tomorrow on Preston

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Preston Farmers' Market.Preston Farmers' Market.

In the heart of Little Italy, a quaint market will once again come to life every Saturday from tomorrow until Thanksgiving. The “Little Market That Could” – so dubbed for its community-powered tenacity – is back for another season of one-stop shopping for quality local goods. Its grand re-opening takes place during the final weekend of the area’s 39th annual Settimana Italiana (Italian Week). A foodie destination to be sure, Preston Farmers’ Market (PFM) appeals equally to locavores, collectors, the curious, and the peckish. PFM serves residents of Little Italy,... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Photo courtesy klwatts on Flickr. Ontario Craft Beer Week kicks off Sunday!Photo courtesy klwatts on Flickr. Ontario Craft Beer Week kicks off Sunday!

It’s a crazy weekend, folks: from free dentistry day to a no pants party to a rock paper scissors competition, it’s next to impossible to leave this weekend without a bit of entertainment. Looking for a whole lot of variety, packed into a short amount of time? Head to Pressed this evening for a variety show like no other. You can also head down to Mercury Lounge for the indie rock stylings of Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes, along with High Waters. Tonight is also the CHUO Edition of Battle of the Bands... | Continue reading article

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Introducing Apt613′s Beer Club: Live chat with Ottawa’s local breweries

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Like an over-shaken bottle of lager Ottawa’s craft beer scene is exploding. With an ever-expanding list of breweries, brew pubs and beer-related festivals it’s clear that Ottawa is making a play to become the brew capital of Canada. On Tuesday, June 25 from 7pm to 8pm we will be hosting a live chat with several of the people driving the success of Ottawa’s beer scene, including: Robert McIsaac, one of the co-owners of Beyond the Pale, the Hintonburg-based brewery that just can’t seem to keep its flavourful brews in stock.... | Continue reading article

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The Mayor of Everywhere: Five things you need to know about Foursquare in Ottawa

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Evan Thornton is the founding editor of the Spacing Ottawa blog; these days he keeps up with Ottawa’s most interesting spaces by creating lists on Foursquare. Does this scenario sound familiar to you? You’re out for a social visit at a coffee bar or a pub and the friend you arrive with breaks off the conversation to look down at their phone. “I just have to check-in” they say…and a long 20 seconds pass as they fiddle with their screen. Then, satisfied, a “there, that’s done” expression comes over their... | Continue reading article

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Hawksley Workman brings the Bacchanalia to Ottawa in The God that Comes

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The God that Comes is a delightful cocktail of cabaret, Greek tragedy, avant-garde theatre, one-man show, musical, queer theatre, and rock concert. This show will undoubtedly draw two types of audiences: the theatre fan and the Hawksley Workman fan. Neither will be disappointed. Adapted from The Bacchae by Christian Barry and Hawksley Workman, the play is a decidedly musical and modern twist on the Greek classic. In The Bacchae, a straight-laced ascetic Soldier-King named Pentheus is pit against the original hedonist, Bacchus (sometimes referred to as Dionysus), god of wine and ecstasy. Pentheus disrespects Bacchus... | Continue reading article

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613 Style File: Velo Vogue 2013

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On June 1st, Ottawa Velo Vogue held a fashion show at the Kichesippi Beer Co. Between the cute dresses, cute bikes and fashionable people, the event was filled with style inspiration. If you didn’t have an opportunity to attend the event, photos can be found here.   Name: JORDAN DE RUITER Occupation: Designer at Jordan De Ruiter Outfit: Dress from her line, Jordan De Ruiter Style Inspiration: “I just make what I would really wear. Stuff you can dress up in, but that you buy and doesn’t just sit in your closet forever.”... | Continue reading article

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Your official Apt613 guide to Ottawa’s farmers’ markets

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Weekend mornings in Ottawa are meant for two things: sleeping off hangovers and — now that summer finally seems to be here — browsing for heirloom tomatoes and fresh flowers at one of our dozen-plus farmers’ markets. And so, we’ve put together this map for all you hungry, hungry locavores out there. (If only those cows let out a bellowing moo when you clicked on them. Get on that, Google!) We’ve also profiled a few markets that we’ve frequented over the years, along with one shiny new addition to the... | Continue reading article

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Apartment613 Live for June 6, 2013

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Listen here or in iTunes. This week, Ryan, Katie and Chris recorded the show from Apt613′s top secret lair in Centretown. Things kicked off with a chat with Shopify Chief Product Officer Harley Finkelstein. Shopify is hosting their inaugural Popify pop-up shop in the Byward Market this weekend, and Harley filled us in on all the details. Be sure to check it out if you’re interested in experiencing what Harley calls the next generation of retail. Next, Trevor headed over to the Hintonburg Public House to talk to artists Dwayne... | Continue reading article

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