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Le Festibière D’Hiver now serving Ontario brews

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Photo from the Festibiere D'Hiver website.Photo from the Festibiere D'Hiver website.

Winter is a hard time to get warm in Ottawa, so Winter Beerfest (known as Festibière) has joined together with the Museum of History to offer over 100 craft beers and gourmet appetizers to aid in the process. On January 30 and 31st Le Festibière D’Hiver will host some of Quebec’s best microbreweries for the fourth annual Winter Beerfest. This is the first year they open their doors to local company Beau’s, which has worked diligently over the last 8 years to release their beer as widely as possible. Being able... | Continue reading article

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Basement 819 du 21 janvier 2015 :: Big Balade passe à l’histoire! Retour sur Contact Ontarois : Éric est prémonitoire. Théâtre “Le long voyage de Pierre-Guy B” au CNA. Que faites-vous en fin de semaine?

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Big Balade a remporté le concours  « Chanson officielle des fêtes du 400e de la présence française en Ontario »Big Balade a remporté le concours « Chanson officielle des fêtes du 400e de la présence française en Ontario »

Basement 819 s’intéresse cette semaine à l’actualité de la région. Éric vous étonnera avec son retour sur Contact Ontarois : il avait prédit les remises de prix! Bravo à Big Balade qui a remporté un concours qui risque de faire passer le jeune groupe à l’histoire. Les résidents de Hull pourront bientôt mettre fin à la famine (!) et enfin accéder à une épicerie de proximité! Basement 819 |Chronique Actualité | Retour sur Contact Ontarois | Big Balade passe à l’histoire! by Basement819 on Mixcloud Weekend Roundup :: Quoi faire... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: A rollercoaster ride of flavours at Bassline’s food/wine pairing

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Wine selection for the evening. All photos by Terry Steeves.Wine selection for the evening. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Earlier this week, Bassline Pub & Eatery offered a unique wine and food pairing session. It was the perfect way to spend an evening on a day dubbed as Blue Monday…January’s supposed most depressing day of the year. The idea to host these special evenings began last year in Ottawa’s quaint west end bar/restaurant/music venue, supported by owner A.J. Scarcella. Paul Corfe, one of the establishment’s bartenders and our culinary and wine expert for the night, has had an on-going love affair for all things food and wine, enhanced by... | Continue reading article

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Tick, tick, boom: Ottawa’s Little Theatre lights up with explosive drama Clybourne Park

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All photos courtesy of Ottawa Little Theatre.All photos courtesy of Ottawa Little Theatre.

If you’re up for a night of powerful live theatre there is still time to catch Clybourne Park, the multi-award winning play written by Bruce Norris and brought to the Ottawa stage for the first time by director Chantal Plante. This tension fuelled, incisive drama will make you laugh, make you squirm and make you think. Even in the face of some pretty heavy subject matter, the show has plenty of humour, though it isn’t always the result of the lines as much as an uneasiness. Clyborne Park takes its... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

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Photo courtesy of Snowday.Photo courtesy of Snowday.

This weekend is heavy with Friday events, with your pick of the mix from music to art and theatre filling the days and nights around it. Make sure to get in on some Robbie Burns celebrations this weekend honouring the famed Scottish poet and lyricist. Typical celebrations include whiskey tastings, indulging in some Scottish cuisine and readings of his most famous poems. And of course, another installment of Nature Nocturne, celebrating the Lunar Year Year with Chinatown Remixed. Tonight, the Ottawa Art Gallery opens a collection of exhibits running until... | Continue reading article

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Share an evening down the pub with The Gladstone’s Two

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Photo by Lois Siegel.Photo by Lois Siegel.

Set in a northern UK town Jim Cartwright’s Two features Michelle LeBlanc and Richard Gelinas in not only the roles of husband and wife publicans, but also as the dozen or so characters that pop in for a drink over the course of an evening down the pub. This inventive two-hander opens with the landlord and lady deftly serving imaginary customers whilst biting and snapping vicious asides – the play slowly reveals clues to this brewing storm. Laughingly they pull pints as she rolls her eyes and snarls at his... | Continue reading article

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Motion happened last friday and it was crazy

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Photo from the Bydek Group Inc Facebook page. Credit: Alex BraultPhoto from the Bydek Group Inc Facebook page. Credit: Alex Brault

On Friday night Motion happened at Barrymore’s and they had an insane turnout. Bydek Group, DNA Presents and Straight Goods were all big name organizers for the show and worked collaboratively to bring an all Canadian show to the stage. Their efforts certainly didn’t go unnoticed. The show was crazy. If you want a little taste of what you missed, Serk The Turk did a mini video that you can watch that recaps the night perfectly. The event featured Keys ‘N Krates with Thugli, and had support from locals Iggy... | Continue reading article

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Write On Ottawa: Six young authors to watch out for

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The aim of Apartment613 is to profile the great arts and culture scene taking place in Ottawa-Gatineau.  As part of our mandate, we have written about numerous writers, poets and comic book artists from our region. Sometimes, however, we like to take a look at the next generation of artists, which is why today we are showcasing six young scribes whose literary talent has already been recognised. Each year the Ottawa Public Library runs their Awesome Authors contest for local residents who are between the ages of 9 to 17.  Submissions... | Continue reading article

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Apt613 Live for January 20, 2015

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Radio Free Strawberry by Alan Levine on Flickr.Radio Free Strawberry by Alan Levine on Flickr.

Hi kids! This week on Apt613 LIVE you can hear my conversations with Chris Dixon and Justin Louis Labelle. Dixon is the author of Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements.  He was at Octopus Books January 20th to talk about his book-so if you missed out don’t despair!  He sat down with 613 to discuss his belief in the potential of anarchism and grassroots movements to change the world for the better. Justin Louis Labelle is an Ottawa-based photographer whose first solo show opens at the 1073 Bank Street location... | Continue reading article

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