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Bowling & beer Big Lebowski style, dudes

Jean McLernon is the Executive Assistant / Event Planner for the Ottawa International Film Festival. On Saturday, June 14th join Beau’s Beer and the Ottawa International film Festival for The Big Lebowlski: A far out bowling and feature beer night. The event is a fundraiser for the Ottawa International Film Festival which runs later this […]

A couple enjoying the music of the Slowcoasters. All photos by Terry Steeves.

aVibe fest delivers in its debut year

“Providing an environment where people can come together to celebrate great music, food & drink, art, culture, peace, and positive vibes.” The credo on the aVibe Music & Arts Festival website says it all. It delivered everything it set out to do in spades, in its debut year at the beautiful and massive Vincent Massey […]

From left: Michael (Eric Coates), Phil (John Koensgen) and Lianne (Samantha Madely). All photos by Kenneth Ingram.

The Burden of Self Awareness premieres at the GCTC

Over the course of 85 minutes (including one intermission) we follow a cast of five characters though a cascade of profanity, questionable ethics, infidelity, violence — even self-mutilation. The Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) is ending its 2013-14 season with the world premiere of The Burden of Self Awareness, a dark comedy written by Canadian […]

Figure emblématique de Jo Chapeau (via Facebook)

Basement 819 du 4 juin :: Ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur la scène underground Ottawa-Gatineau!

Basement 819 vous épatera encore cette semaine avec son menu saisissant! Voici ce que vous retrouverez dans cette 18e édition de l’émission : Yeah! Une scène marginale dans la région! Oui, il y a bel et bien une scène éclatée, voire dissimulée dans les environs. Écoutez la voix d’un grand connaisseur, Jo Chapeau, nom qui […]

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From VICE to NXNE, Ottawa’s Christopher Roberts’ crazy journey

While we love to showcase what’s great about Ottawa, we also like to write about Ottawans that have made it big outside of our Nation’s Capital. After all, it’s not everyday we get to speak to a man who brought the likes of Black Lips, Action Bronson and The Raveonettes to VICE Records. Christopher Roberts’ […]

Weekend roundup + ticket giveaway

[youtube width=”600″ height=”450″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvLXqeQIua4[/youtube] The rain should clear up by the weekend, Ottawans, so plan on getting out and enjoying the sun! This week, we’re giving away tickets to Winchester Warm’s album launch – read on to find out how you can win. Summertime should perhaps be re-cast as weddingtime – ’tis the season of nuptials, […]

All photos by Maksim Apelfeld.

Hidden Gems: The ruins in Gatineau Park

As someone that has grown up and lived in a city environment for most of his life, I often realize how deprived I am of nature and the outdoors. Although I spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer, I still feel that going for a jog or a bike ride along the canal […]

Photo of the Melting Plastic 'Nope' pennant by Elliot Strikefoot and Alli Asudeh.

Goods: Making a house a home

If you’ve stopped by the West Wellington location of Victoire in the past few months, you may have noticed a special section lining the back wall. Filled with preserves, wool blankets, quaint dishes and art, these shelves make up Goods, the store-within-a-store. Jessica Wilson, owner and curator of Goods, launched this project in the fall of […]

Photo from OPL-BPO on Flickr. Credit: Rheal Doucette

Librarian in Residence: Libraries as space

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. “The last bastion of free, equitable, open, public space is the library” – Libraries as Space Last week, I […]

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