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Pony Girl. Photo by Stéphanie Godin.

Video of the Week: Golden Children by Pony Girl

Creativity is a fickle thing that few ever manage to harness fully and produce whatever it is they have in their minds to their satisfaction. It would therefore arguably seem twice as difficult to create two complimentary versions of a single work. Yet Pony Girl have succeeded at doing just that. The video for “Golden […]

Dual StormTrooper Alderaandack Chairs by The Legendary Workshop.

Urban Craft turns 3! New vendors, a pop-up diner + a $20 giveaway

Okay crafty boys and gals its official, Ottawa’s Urban Craft (a quarterly craft show out in the Glebe) is celebrating their third birthday this September 13th. An anchor of the craft show circuit since 2011, this year’s planning committee promises a bigger and better event with more independent designers to celebrate the big day. Boasting […]

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Seasick Steve plays Ottawa Folk Fest this weekend

Seasick Steve, aka Steven Gene Wold, is an American blues guitarist/singer-songwriter whose songs and stories tell of many of his exploits of life on the streets – a life he chose at the young age of 13 to escape the perils of violence at home. They are tales of survival, spun into mud-soaked Mississippi blues, […]

Close-up of Birds and Chipmunks by Art Price. All photos by Sanita Fejzic.

Best outdoor art in Ottawa – Rockcliffe edition

Last fall, Apt613 contributor Sanita Fejzic put together two posts rounding up the best of our city’s outdoor art. She looked at Centretown and the Market and Hull areas. Back then she said, “Outdoor art can easily be dismissed as static. And yet, there is a discourse between the work, the artist and the viewer […]

An assortment of cakes from Holland's Cake and Shake. Photo from their Facebook page. All other photos by Pam Kapoor.

Foodie Friday: 6 things you need to know about Holland’s Cake and Shake (and its instigator)

#1 Inventive dessert ideas? He’s always had ‘em. In his previous gig at Chef Marc Lepine’s famed Atelier, pastry chef Michael Holland had carte blanche to make whatever he wanted: “I was able to do my ideas, but in a different way” (because they were composed, plated dishes). Now, his own platform at Cake and […]

Cassandra Dickie and Michael Davis. All photos by Kenneth Ingram.

Ottawa’s expanding appetite for public art

Two concrete underpasses in Ottawa were recently transformed into colourful murals by the hands of local artists and support from city officials. Unveiled by the artists in late August with Mayor Jim Watson and city councilors, the murals do more than showcase local talent. They represent Ottawa’s expanding taste for different art forms in public […]

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Q&A with Rob Reid, Festival Producer for House of PainT

House of PainT gets underway in a few short hours. Our contributor got the inside scoop from festival producer Rob Reid. Read on: Apt613: Where does the festival take place, and why did you choose this location? Rob Reid: House of PainT Festival happens at the House of PainT legal graffiti wall, under the bridge […]

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Basement 819 du 3 septembre 2014 :: Sortez vos kits festifs pour le FOÉ et le House of PainT! Éric se fait hip pour le HoP. Prestation LIVE The Noisy Locomotive.

Basement 819 s’arrache les cheveux de bonheur devant l’amas d’événements en fin de semaine. Le Festival de l’Outaouais émergent se tiendra du 4 au 7 septembre. Au menu, une programmation culturelle qui a établi ses bases à plusieurs endroits de la ville, dont à la charmante et originale galerie AXENÉO7 située derrière les Terrasses de […]