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undercurrents: Monstrous blends storytelling to dance in search for cultural belonging

Miscegenation (noun): the interbreeding of people considered to be of different racial types. Sarah Waisvisz travels a murky, muddled and miss-remembered heritage in Monstrous a world premiere performance at undercurrents that blends storytelling to dance in Waisvisz search for cultural belonging. Premiering during Black History Month this work comes at an opportune moment offering insight […]

Brew Donkey Tour: Hidden History Adventure

Two weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend my first Brew Donkey tour – Hidden History Adventures. If you’ve ever been to a local beer event, you’ve likely seen Brew Donkey owner, Brad Campeau working a booth or sampling the wares or you might be familiar with his company from their efforts working through […]

Foodie Friday: Preston St. cocktail crawl

Classic and craft cocktails are making a huge comeback and there is no shortage of great spots in Ottawa to enjoy one. In fact, if you’re looking for a night out, Preston St. has several great places within a stone’s throw of each other. Forget the pub crawl, we’re going on a Preston street cocktail […]

Foodie Friday: Valentine’s recipes from Cake & Shake

Are the ubiquitous pastel coloured conversation hearts just 2 cute 4 u? Whether you’re looking to escape the sea of red and pink, or for something a little less cliché this Valentine’s Day, Holland’s Cake and Shake has the perfect treats. Owner of the Hintonburg dessert shop and Pastry Overlord, Michael Holland, says he didn’t […]

Jeremy Hotz: Misery loves an audience

Ottawa native and standup road warrior Jeremy Hotz will be airing his grievances on Saturday February 13th at the National Arts Centre as part of his International Man of Misery Tour, presented by Just for Laughs. Fans of comedy will recognize Hotz’ signature stance:  sideward facing, chin leaning on hand and furrowed brow.  He has […]

undercurrents: Mouthpiece a silent scream made audible

Jared Davidson is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Apt613. Follow his Twitter for more. The opening night of undercurrents closed with Mouthpiece, a play from Toronto’s Quote Unquote Collective, and a play whose title only hints at the social commentary that bursts forth from this performance in new and important ways. It is […]