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Cafe Nostalgica

Comedy Part + Open Mic

FREE EVENT OPEN TO EVERYONE @ Ottawa U Campus COMEDY PARTY @ 830 PM Hosted by Joke Salesman, 6 acts will take the stage before a feature closes out the booked portion of the show. Acts come from every discipline of comedy including but not limited to stand-up, improv, musical and sketch. _____________________________________________ (10 minute […]

Beau’s fights the winter doldrums with FeBREWary

The doldrums of an Ontario winter can be tough. It’s cold, dark and the snowbanks have overtaken the streets and sidewalks. Need something to look forward to as winter’s longest, yet shortest, month approaches? Beau’s brewing gets it, so they’ve created FeBREWary.

Fringe Review: Jesus Christ Private Investigator

By Matthew Stella 60m | Improv | Mature As the name suggests Jesus Christ Private Investigator tells the story of Jesus of Nazareth, back for a third stint in the mortal world, this time as a redeemer of justice for the Miami PD. The performance by GRIMprov, a local improv troupe, takes an easily parodied […]

Fringe Review: The Triangle

37 min | Comedy, Drama | PG What lurks in The Triangle? The play’s description suggests cheesy-poof comedy: is it ghosts? Aliens? The pirates of the Caribbean?  Based on those show notes and my first impressions of the amateurish set at Café Nostalgica, I feared this play might be one to skip. I told myself […]

Best of: Ottawa’s dance parties

Ottawa is home to a bunch of great DJs who host creative and eclectic events that are worth checking out. Nearly every weekend there are awesome dance parties held in pubs, clubs, restaurants, and one what-used-to-be jail throughout the city. There’s more to Ottawa than the Byward Market – especially when it comes to dancing. […]

Timekode makes moves

It was on an unusually warm, sunny day in January when Zattar, one of Timekode’s DJs, received word that the Eri was closing. The abnormally nice weather for this abysmal winter helped to ease the blow, but as the sun set and the weather changed, so did Zattar’s mood. An extraordinary sense of nostalgia took […]

Meredith Luce & The Mandates perform music from Creatures

Meredith Luce’s latest album, Creatures, has taken two years to complete. Luce has been focused on other things. She got married last year and bought a 100-year-old farmhouse on a one-acre lot in Kemptville. Then a horseback riding accident left her with some time on her hands. “I had an opportunity to record at Gallery Studio with Dean […]