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NAC play grapples with the fallout of Montreal Massacre

The mass murder of 14 women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989 is an event that will mark Canadians forever. In a horrifying act of evil, 25-year-old Marc Lépine singled out female students to kill with a rifle. In one particularly barbaric incident, he divided a classroom into men and women, and then […]

Gang Signs bring dark and dreamy horror-inspired tunes to Zaphods

Although they’ve been been around since 2011, Gang Signs will be playing their first show in Ottawa at Zaphod’s on November 28. Touring in support of their brand new album Geist, a follow-up to their 2012 self-titled EP, it will also be the Vancouver-based band’s first time playing in eastern Canada. Comprised of Peter Ricq (also […]

Librarian In Residence: Holiday gift list 2015 – adult reads

Jessica Green is a book addict and library card holder since the age of 3. She’s a librarian at the Ottawa Public Library and currently the Apartment613 Librarian-in-Residence, sharing a compendium of literary thoughts and tips. Once again, I’ve rounded up my favourite books for this year. [Editor’s note: See Jessica’s 2013 and 2014 picks […]

U-theatre offers a sensory explosion + ticket giveaway

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the November 24 show of Taiwan’s U-Theatre. To enter send an email to by 4 pm today with the subject live “Contest: U-Theatre”. The winner will be picked by random draw and notified after 4 p.m. Taiwan’s U-Theatre is a delight to watch. With hypnotic […]

Apt613 Live for November 19, 2015

This week on Apt613 Live, we talk to Claudia Balladelli, music programmer at the Mercury Lounge, which is celebrating its 19th anniversary! Tune in to Apt613 Live! every Tuesday at 6pm on CHUO 89.1 FM.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

What are you binge-watching Ottawa? Between pug Friends, Justin Trudeau’s jazz hands, and Master of None, a dangerous amount of timesuck vortexes have opened up. Master of None especially. Aziz Ansari’s Netflix masterpiece is the only thing I’ve seen hilariously shuffle from The Human League to Mac DeMarco aside from my iPod. Here’s the thing […]

Yukon Blonde plays the NAC + ticket giveaway

This weekend, Ottawa will be hit with two Canadian talents Yukon Blonde and Hey Rosetta! for the second time this year after two knockout performances at the Dragon Boat festival in June.  These bicoastal sweethearts will be rocking Southam Hall at the NAC on Sunday to a packed house who will certainly be dancing in […]

Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Michelle

Ottawa’s Compliments & Complaints Department is a featured column supported by the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The aim is to spotlight locals from different hoods of the capital, letting them celebrate this city and share their constructive criticisms. Since July, I have been going from neighborhood to neighborhood around the downtown core of Ottawa interviewing locals–on […]