Winter is back with a vengeance for its season’s finale. For those of us who are anxiously awaiting the imminent arrival of spring, we are pleased to announce that there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this weekend (including, perhaps even, the return of some slightly warmer weather).
This year’s undercurrents festival, to be held in February, will be headlined by repeats, solo shows among an eclectic 8-show lineup.
Watch the MMFF festival trailer now and get tickets for screenings at the second annual, December 2–4 at Arts Court Theatre.
The program includes 11 screenings of international feature-length films, Ottawa premieres, and world premieres by Canadian artists. An awards ceremony closes the festival on Sunday evening, December 4.
This week, Ming’s photos are from an opening party at the Ottawa Art Gallery for the new exhibition, Skate Fast, Die Punk by Ben Jensen and Imogen Reid.
These suggestions should get you started. We encourage you to dive in!
Artengine are bringing national and international panelists to the Unhanded symposium on Saturday at Arts Court Theatre.
This summer the Ottawa Art Gallery presents four shows – Jerry Grey on the Grid: 1968-1978, Paula Murray: You Are Me, Robbin Deyo: Still Moving and Gail Bourgeois: Correspondence. The first three feature examples of non-representational art (you know, stuff that doesn’t look like stuff). This sort of thing sometimes causes members of the general […]
60 minutes | Adventure, Comedy, Solo | Mature I’m sure I wasn’t the first person to see the title of this show and think “Huh? A free Fringe show? Sure, I’m down!” It’s not actually a free show, but that’s ok! Free is the direct translation of the Gaelic word “saor”, and the search for […]
In Judith Thompson’s Perfect Pie, Patsy and Marie meet as children in a small drive-through town in Ontario in a time when children from what were considered good families shared bathwater once a week . Despite major differences in class and social status they become fiercely loyal friends, remaining so until their teens when they […]
Mer Weinhold is an Ottawa-dwelling writer, editor, book reviewer, and costuming enthusiast. You can follow them on Twitter. Ottawa has a vibrant theatre scene, comprising a multitude of venues hosting shows, troupes and companies performing them, and programs of study producing new actors, playwrights, and stage managers. From Centrepointe to the Shenkman, and many places […]
The title of this play is Forstner and Fillister Present: Forstner and Fillister in: Fosterner and Fillister. If that makes you laugh, you will like this play. If the use of punctuation concerns you, you’ll probably still like this play. This is a play that it’s hard not to like. Those who have fond memories […]
I don’t think it’s all that unusual for small children to have a relationship with God, whatever they conceive that to be. The early years of life are a strange and bewildering time; a prolonged shaking off of the dreams of oblivion. You don’t think about it all that often anymore once the options of […]
The inaugural show of the 2015-16 TACTICS series comprises two pieces that, though quite different, artistic director and series curator Bronwyn Steinberg sees as likely to appeal to the same type of audience. Both tackle experiences that, though age old, are at the forefront of contemporary life: mental illness and the street harassment women face […]
See the writeup on Part 1 of Fresh Meat 4 here. Part 2 of Fresh Meat 4 takes a slightly darker turn and I couldn’t help but go with it. Somehow everything is different this week than it was last week. Maybe that always happens and I just never noticed it until I had a two […]