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Foodie Friday: Chef Michael Blackie’s NEXT adventure takes him back west

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Photo courtesy of NEXT.Photo courtesy of NEXT.

A favorite local culinary bad boy finally gets to do his own thing, his way. Chef Michael Blackie – Gold Plates Ottawa star (gold 2006, silver 2009) and Food Network Canada celebrity – has just launched NEXT restaurant on Hazeldean Road in Stittsville. While the clean, modern décor suggests upscale, the concept and atmosphere of NEXT is decidedly relaxed (billed as “casual neighbourhood dining”). In addition to a spacious, airy restaurant, NEXT offers takeout, catering, banquet, and meeting services. Why Stittsville? I suspected the west end fans he cultivated as executive... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Music lovers rejoice: this weekend’s edition of Westfest marks the unofficial launch of festival season! This year, the festival’s 10th, will feature four days of music and art. Things kick off tonight with artists Jane Siberry, Zoe Whittall, Captain Dirt and the Skirt, Juliana Pulford and Jill Zmud. The Magnetic North Theatre Festival is getting things started this Friday. The festival promises an exciting smorgasbord of contemporary Canadian theatre, with a variety of different themes and stories to be told at venues all around the city. This weekend, the National... | Continue reading article

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Pour tous les goûts: Le vernissage de Perspectives Peinture promet une soirée en couleurs à AXENÉO7

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Photo from AXENÉOSALON#6.Photo from AXENÉOSALON#6.

For Anglos: English version is available after French text.  Débutant le 6 juin prochain, la galerie d’art AXENÉO7 située à Hull inaugurera sa nouvelle exposition, Perspectives Peinture, qui met en vedette des peintres du Canada, de New York, et une étudiante de l’Université d’Ottawa. L’exposition promet des pièces uniques, en encourageant les artistes à s’engager « à travers la perspective d’une peinture hybride et traditionnelle. » (AXENÉO7, 2013) Les artistes présentant leurs œuvres dans cette exposition sont soit nouvelles au monde des arts, ou ont de l’expérience au niveau national et international.... | Continue reading article

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Atlantic University Pub Night: How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now

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Photo credit: Jeffrey Meyer Photographer.Photo credit: Jeffrey Meyer Photographer.

Many of the degrees hanging on the walls of our nation’s capital were minted in Atlantic Canada, I’ll tell ya right now. For the seventh year in a row, Ottawan alumni of the fine educational institutions to the East will congregate to celebrate all things Atlantic. I recently chatted with Jennifer Henderson, the event’s lead organizer, to explain what it’s all about. The event has the simple and noble goal of “welcoming alumni and friends from Atlantic Canadian universities. Our focus is on connecting friends and having a good time”.... | Continue reading article

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A Ravenswing 2013 retrospective

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Photo courtesy of Adria May on Flickr.Photo courtesy of Adria May on Flickr.

Ravenswing stands out as being one of the more interesting, fun, and accessible grassroots creative events in Ottawa. I went last Sunday, May 26, and there were zines, live music, as well as Do it Yourself (DIY) arts and crafts vendors offering quality stuff. The event had gotten bigger and more bustling than years past. The diversity of participants of all generations and interests, as well as a group of passionate and dedicated volunteers gave the event an incredible energy. “Ravenswing is a labour of love.” said co-Director Lauren Potosky,... | Continue reading article

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Awesome Ottawa: Three years of making the city a little more amazing

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Editor’s note: Apt613 itself received an Awesome Ottawa grant in 2012 for our lecture series.  Doesn’t everyone want their city to be a little more awesome? Awesome Ottawa – a group devoted to promoting awesomeness in the universe – will be celebrating its third birthday and the contributions they have made to the worldwide ecosystem of awesome on June 11 . The first Canadian city to have an Awesome chapter, Awesome Ottawa is part of a global movement of self-organizing groups made up of ten or so individuals who hand over $100 of their own... | Continue reading article

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The Fringe Festival adds even more value with a free concert series

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Last week, details emerged for this year’s Fringe Festival, and what a festival it promises to be. This year, Ottawa’s biggest theatre festival will get even bigger, sporting 54 productions over its ten day run. Beginning on June 20th, fringe-goers will be treated to some of the most eclectic theatre out there, and for only ten bucks a ticket, it’s hard to resist spending a night or two enjoying the unpredictability and energy found at the Fringe. And this year, there’s even more reason to get down to Arts Court. In addition... | Continue reading article

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You think you know this city? Take our weekly news quiz

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Think you are up to date about local happenings? Test your knowledge with our local news quiz, five questions designed to test whether you’ve been paying attention. How to score: 5 out of 5: News stud! I hear The Citizen is hiring… 4 out of 5: Cheater! You work at City Hall. 3 out of 5: Not bad, but you may want to check your #ottcity Twitter feed a little more often. 2 out of 5: Newspapers are dying, but you should still try to pick one up once in... | Continue reading article

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Ottawa, we need to talk: We’re losing the farmers in the ByWard Market

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Guest post by Anne Walsh, who works in Kemptville as an art therapist. For those of us who were born and bred in Ottawa, the arrival of farmers and their produce signals the start of spring. The colorful array of fruits, veggies, baked goods and fresh flowers transforms the ByWard Market from drab and cold to bursting with life and activity. I set out to interview farmers who have been selling their wares on the ByWard Market for multiple generations. As I interviewed hard working farmers, my sense of alarm... | Continue reading article

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