Pride is almost here and with that in mind, these are the upcoming events that will get you hyped for next week!
This weekend is promising a mixed bag of weather, but it also holds a wide variety of activities in and around the city. Movies and music and beer are readily available this weekend, but you don’t have to look very hard for other cool things to tickle your fancy as we all try to jam as much awesomeness as we can into our remaining summer days (and nights).
A new series of events will be taking place in Ottawa called Spill the Tea. These events combine drag artists with health information to help educate, end stigma, and reduce harm for the members of the PnP community. The first event will take place on August 23 at The 27 Club.
With the week of August 19th to 26th just around the corner, the 2018 theme for Capital Pride has been unveiled: CommUNITY. This year, they want to focus on individuals and organizations that support and improve the lives of LGBTQ2+ people.
With so much going on, deciding what to do can be hard. We hope we can help you out with that, in offering you this weekend’s lengthy list of highlights.
This week on the podcast we’re talking to Pride’s Festival Producer, Mike Connors, to find out more about the week-long fest, which takes place August 21–27, 2017 all around Ottawa.
Paint the town [insert colour(s) of choice]! Abounding in colour, sound and taste, this Ottawa weekend is one for the senses.
This week on Apt613 Live, Livia Belcea speaks to Capital Pride organizers, Tammy Dopson & Joanne Hughes, about the festival’s 2016 theme, as well as Amanda Ryan from advocacy group Gender Mosaic.
Last week, Ottawa Capital Pride revealed its theme for the 2016 edition of the Festival, and it is nothing short of a royal flush. Gender-neutral bathrooms are a salient point of current LGBTTQ+ dialogue, but their direct implication in daily life extends far beyond LGBTTQ+ communities: it touches every single person. The 2016 Ottawa Capital […]
Queering613 describes itself as “a volunteer-run grassroots community love project committed to connecting LGBTQ+ folks to Ottawa’s queer & trans cultures, organizations & issues. We want to be a community space for connecting, getting together, making, amplifying & learning about Ottawa’s LGBTQ loves & faves, its exciting happenings & the issues nearest & dearest to our […]
There’s a new queer collective in town, and they’re combining activism and advocacy with fun and glittery social get-togethers. Queering613 describes itself as “a volunteer-run grassroots community love project committed to connecting LGBTQ+ folks to Ottawa’s queer & trans cultures, organizations & issues. We want to be a community space for connecting, getting together, making, amplifying & […]
[vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″]http://vimeo.com/97438456[/vimeo] This is the kind of jam packed weekend where there is so much going on, you’re going to wish that you could be in more than one place at once. With both Capital Pride and Arboretum Arts Festival spanning the whole weekend, there is more than enough to keep even the busiest […]
In its ever-lasting quest to be more fabulous, fantastic and flamboyant than the year before, the Capital Pride Committee is releasing a program that’s edgier than its predecessors. This year’s Capital Pride Festival will kick off at the Museum of Nature. As part of the museum’s popular Nature Nocturne event series, revelers will launch Pride, […]
Tune in to Apartment613 Live every Thursday at 5pm on CHUO 89.1 FM. If you miss it, you can catch this week’s show using the handy Soundcloud widget below. And remember to subscribe to the podcast version of the show on iTunes. This week, Karen was joined by Malorie Bertrand and Amie Beausoleil, co-founders of the Unshaven Mavens. The […]
The Pride Parade happens this Sunday, and there are a ton of happenings to get you pumped up for the main event. Strip Spelling Bee is back at Babylon, Laugh out Proud is happening at Yuk Yuks, and there’s a bowling tournament – and that’s just tonight. Friday, there’s a pantsless party and Cirque Bizarre, while Saturday […]