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Month: April 2011

Apartment613 candidates survey: Ottawa-South

Survey by Natasha Mooney and Chris Connolly Apt613’s election correspondents election correspondents Natasha Mooney and Chris Connolly have continued their investigations into the favourite Ottawa spots of the candidates vying to represent us. They sent out a questionnaire to local candidates in a number of Ottawa ridings, asking them to identify their favourite summer festival, […]

Big or small: Hamilton Trading Co. will rock your world

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] Gloria Song is a music writer for Apartment613. She also plays in her own pop band Scary Bear Soundtrack. Yes, I admit it’s true, I used to be in Hamilton Trading Co., so I am writing about my own former band. But to be fair, there used to be a running joke […]

Freya Björg Olafson’s Avatar

Inspired by the idea of an interdisciplinary performance involving James Cameron’s ‘Avatar,” Winnipeg’s Freya Björg Olafson’s show of the same name – a one-hour “duet with technology” – was a reflective and innovative piece.  This solo show engaged with sound, video and movement (primarily modern dance) to the mantra of “I post therefore I am.” […]

Enriched Bread Artists hosts Drawn

The Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) building is one of those spots you should visit. It’s made up of several floors of small studios, spread throughout an interesting warehouse-looking building on Gladstone Avenue. The EBA have become famous for hosting super-fun open house events where you can meet the artists and see whatever they happen to […]

It’s Prairie Scene swag-o-rama time, courtesy of the NAC!

Update: We’ve got a winner! Congrats to Rusty, who knew the answer was Flin Flon – it’s a major copper mining centre, was named after a character in a science fiction novel, and was the site of a medicinal marijuana production facility. (It’s also where the above picture was taken.) The first few days of […]

Royal Canoe, The Liptonians, and Maybe Smith

How do you get civil servants to stay out past midnight on a Thursday evening? Answer: keyboards, keyboards, and more keyboards. In fact, it’s probably a good thing that Royal Canoe and The Liptonians aren’t in Ottawa more often – hordes of hungover, bleary-eyed government folk, their eardrums still ringing with echoes of the previous […]

Apt613 candidates survey: Ottawa-Centre

Survey by Natasha Mooney and Chris Connolly Apt613’s election correspondents have continued on in their intrepid task – tracking down Ottawa’s local candidates and finding out where they spend their happy hour. And while these details might not change your vote, they’ll give you a bit of a sneak preview as to exactly what kind […]

Weekend roundup: things to do in Ottawa

Let’s get right to it, Ottawa! Start your pre-weekend off right and head to Raw Sugar to see Zac Crouse and Steve Gates tonight – or head over to Mavericks to see Maybe Smith (who will hopefully come back to town again and again). For Friday, if you’ve been missing the early ’90s of late […]

Your Apt613 guide to all things Prairie Scene, plus a chance at free tickets!

Editor’s note: Throughout the week, Apartment613 will be giving away Prairie Scene tickets and other awesome stuff on the site, on Facebook, and on Twitter. The first giveaway is today – click through for more details! Every year, I lay down 800 bucks or so on a plane ticket and make my annual pilgrimage back […]

Apt613 candidates survey: Ottawa-Vanier

Survey by Natasha Mooney and Chris Connolly Knowing a candidate’s favourite summer festival will not determine your vote. Revealing their guilty Ottawa pleasure will not set the pundits tongues a waggin’. And yet, the intrepid reporters at Apt613 still believe that the people have a right to know. Maybe knowing a bit about how the […]

Duelling Chefs Round Five: Judging by the flavour…

By Yasmin Nissim and Chris Cline This past Monday the lights dimmed and the wine flowed once again as visiting competitor, Chef Ben Baird and his team from The Urban Pear served up some of their best in this fifth match of the 2011 Duelling Chefs series. As usual, Juniper Kitchen and Wine Bar played […]

Paper Beat Scissors: an intense love letter to Canada

Gloria Song is a music writer for Apartment613. She also plays in her own pop band Scary bear Soundtrack. If you’re looking for something good for the soul to ease you back into your week after the Easter holiday, check out Paper Beat Scissors’ show at the cosy Raw Sugar Café on Tuesday, April 26. […]

Weekend roundup: what to do around O-town

Hey, Ottawa: tomorrow is Earth Day! To get things started, head on down to the Museum of Nature this afternoon for a complimentary bike adjustiment and to kick-off to Bike to Work month (which, in case you’re wondering, cycles through May). And one of our favourite knitting stores is throwing an Earth Day party Friday […]

Bridgehead comes to Hintonburg! And other neighbourhood rumors…

We’re a bit late in the game to announce this, but Bridgehead made another big announcement to bring a bit of sunshine to our rainy day: it was finally confirmed that it’s opening a location in Hintonburg. Many persistent rumors had Bridgehead moving into what’s currently the KFC on Wellington St. West but they’ve picked […]