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Weekend roundup + Festival of India giveaway

[vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″][/vimeo] Take a gander at the events going on this weekend – once again, we’ve got a full lineup. Read on to find out how you can win tickets to the Festival of India! In music, Thee Silver Mount Zion is playing with Scattered Clouds out at the Black Sheep tonight, while the […]

Morning frost in Muskoka. Photo from Muskoka Cottage Brewery Facebook page. All other photos by Amanda Armstrong.

Muskoka Brewery tap-to-table tasting at HPH

Beer lovers may be familiar with Muskoka Brewery’s Detour, a dry-hopped IPA. The six-pack design boasts a vibrant teal cartoon map reminiscent of those available at provincial parks. Both the eye-catching design and the name promise an enjoyable and leisurely drink, one that led me off the beaten path and in the right direction. I […]

Lido Pimienta. Live at EmpyFest in Sarnia. Photo from the artist's Facebook page.

Video of the Week: Ruleta by Lido Pimienta

Lido Pimienta is simply badass. Her music is dark and energetic. Often described as experimental pop – she creates a sound that blends afro-Colombian rhythms with electronic beats, chanting traditions of her indigenous ancestry and analog synths. I’m taken in by her ethereal vocals and outspoken on-stage banter. She will make you dance while urging […]

Screen Shot from Algebra

Video of the Week: Algebra

Algebra is the directorial debut of Jith Paul, founder of Ottawa-based production company Treepot Media. The 11-minute film is a poetic short about a painter who is losing his sight and features local Ottawa talent in front of and behind the screen. Shot in Wakefield and downtown Ottawa in 2014, the film has just completed a festival tour with […]

A Tribe Called Red. Photo by Nadya Kwandibens.

Best of Ottawa Dance Parties 2014: A Follow-Up

Earlier this summer, we brought you the Best of Ottawa Dance Parties. You guys spoke up about the parties we missed and we listened. There most certainly are other great dance parties in the city besides the six we listed, and now as we dance closer to the end of summer we want everyone to be […]

Canada's first and only female Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Kim Campbell. Photo courtesy of Equal Voice.

Calling all Ottawa women: Make your mark in the October 2014 election

Post by Etana Cain & Jennifer Mowbray from Equal Voice National Capital Region Chapter Make your mark – that’s the slogan featured on the City of Ottawa’s website for the upcoming municipal elections. Equal Voice National Capital Region (NCR), the local chapter of Canada’s only multi-partisan organization dedicated to electing more women, is calling on […]

Hollie Davies in front of the Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region house in progress.

Three things to remember when volunteering for Habitat for Humanity

There’s a slew of volunteer opportunities in Ottawa – it’s possible to work with animals, children, and international aid, among others. If you can remember as far back as highschool, you might recall being forced to spend 40 whole entire precious teenage hours dedicating your time to one cause or another – an actual requirement […]