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Weekend roundup: The naked edition

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If this heat is making you want to run around in nothing but your birthday suit, why not do it with a few others on bikes? If you’re feeling a bit more modest, make like WestFest and stick to going naked in name only – you do get to hang out with Bif, after all! And if you do need to don some new duds, the sample sale at Road Trip this weekend can hook you up. While we’ve got serious summer weather upon us, Ottawa’s crafters have been working... | Continue reading article

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Patrick John Mills and going against the grain

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By Vince Guglielmi When you run against the grain, you can expect some resistance. Few people understand that sentiment better than Hintonburg-based artist and gallery owner Patrick Mills, who, in less than a year, has had the book thrown at him from almost every conceivable angle. “In the last eight months alone, I’ve had nine separate governing bodies contact me in some way” says Mills, who runs the Patrick John Mills Contemporary Fine Art Gallery out of his home on Hinchey Ave., and has had to settle qualms with everyone... | Continue reading article

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This week on Apartment613 Live: Restos in Hintonburg, microbrews in Gatineau, and songs in the key of Ottawa

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Hey there, capital city audiophiles. It’s another edition of Apartment613 Live, coming to you – as always – in juicy podcast form courtesy the good citizens at CHUO 89.1 FM. This week, we bring you the sounds of the recent Gatineau Festibiere, as beer aficionado Sylvain Cloutier takes us on a journey through the history of beer in la belle province. We also chat with Gen Lamorie, co-owner of the soon-to-open Burnt Butter Italian Kitchen, about Hintonburg’s continuing emergence as ground zero of the local food scene. And of course,... | Continue reading article

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More fashion, less victim: BumpIt or dump it, expiration and trip preparation

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Jes Lacasse is a wardrobe consultant who knows style. She grew up absorbing Vogue, studied costume design and fashion history, and thinks about clothes all the time. Jes does personal styling and shopping for private clients and dabbles in lifestyle design. If you have questions about fashion, she wants to answer them — please e-mail her at jes.lacasse@gmail.com. Your Sweet Bippy is where she blogs about style, shopping, cosmetics and self-love. She is also known to obsess over clothes on Twitter. Hello darlings! I hope you’ve been taking the time... | Continue reading article

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Ottawa Sketch brings double the laughs with a live show and web series

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After a sold-out first show at the Elmdale Tavern in February, Ottawa Sketch is bringing back their Live Show — a mix of scenes, videos, and puppets — to entertain Ottawa this week. The nine-person show has gotten bigger, with a three-night run and a larger venue: The Mayfair Theatre. “We liked the Elmdale because we liked the coziness of it, but we did have some problems with people not being able to see…” said group member Rachelle Casseus. “And we wanted that sort of red carpet movie theatre event... | Continue reading article

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The Jimmyriggers brings you twangy, jangly country rock, loud and proud

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Gloria Song is a music writer for Apartment613. She also plays in her own band Scary Bear Soundtrack. Country music was not cool when I was a kid. When I was a teen, if you wanted to listen to anything like that, you had to do it in the secret of your bedroom with your volume down low, hiding your Hank Williams CD inside a Nirvana cover case. If anyone found out that you didn’t hate country, they assumed that you were into New Country, and then you were forever... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Review: Ottawa River wasterwater, bye bye KFC, cyber attacks and more!

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Good news on the environmental front, Ottawa has managed to reduce by more than half, the volume of wastewater it discharges annually in the Ottawa River from four years ago. According to the city, new technology enables the city to better manage and process the excess wastewater generated by the runoff from heavy rains. Hintonburg’s iconic KFC has fallen pray to bad economic times. It’s one of seven KFC’s to close in the region, but probably the one that will most be missed by its neighborhood. On Saturday, the Elmdale... | Continue reading article

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Duelling Chefs Round 8: Quelle Soup-rise!

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Monday night marked the second-last round of the extraordinarily palate-pleasing Duelling Chefs series. We walked into “event headquarters” at Juniper Kitchen and Wine Bar expecting the usual phenomenal array of food and wine pairings to complement an evening of good fun…but as soon as we got wind of the menu, it was clear something was afoot! The usual structure of each duel’s menu consists of four courses: an amuse bouche, a fish, a meat and a dessert course. As the rules of the event state, each chef will be given the... | Continue reading article

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Discover Ottawa’s best kept secrets at Doors Open Ottawa

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Have you ever wanted to see what the Canadian home of the Aga Khan, the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, looks like ? Or see if Ashbury College, the place where Ottawa’s young smarty pants go to study looks anything like Hogwarts? Perhaps you’re more interested in seeing how one of Ottawa’s well-known media sources, the Ottawa Citizen, operates? Doors Open Ottawa offers you the opportunity to check these buildings and many many more this weekend. On June 4th and 5th, between 10am and 4pm, over 100 buildings will be... | Continue reading article

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