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Jean McLernon

Columnist / Weekend Roundup


Five Things I Learned at the Ottawa International Music Conference

The first Ottawa International Music Conference was held recently at Maker Space North. The Conference featured international artists and panelists, who shared their knowledge with a room full of industry hopefuls. The three day event was successful, both in attendance and information obtained by attendees. The panels ranged from how to turn music into a […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend? + Handmade Harvest giveaway

The weekend long festivals and events really begin this Thursday, starting with the 2nd European Union Short Film Festival (OIMC) at Club Saw. The event is  free of charge, and encourages everyone to catch at least one of these films that begin every night at 6:30pm until Sunday. From Friday to Sunday, the Ottawa International […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce long weekend?

This weekend begins the tours and outdoor events that will last the rest of the summer. Music in the park, tours around monuments and of course more music! All weekend long, Decipher is holding their Everyday is Halloween Pop-up Shop full of punk, derby and psychobilly gear. If you love Hot topic, make sure to […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

This weekend kicks off NAC’s Ontario Scene festival that runs until May 10 and showcases 600 Ontario artists from all disciplines. Tonight, you can check out Next Wave: Bondar, Boonie Doon and The Yips playing Club SAW as part of the opening for SAW’s exhibit with Michael Forge titled All Dogs are Dogs. It’s also […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend + Originals Spring Craft Sale ticket giveaway

As we blow past the middle of April, the springtime clothing swaps, wine & food shows and all ages events begin again. This weekend holds its usual eclectic array of music and family fun, with a few things like fan fiction readings, burlesque shows and an Aboriginal arts fundraiser thrown in for variety. Friday afternoon […]

A voice that could fill a stadium

Music doesn’t need to be loud and in your face to make an impact, and a perfect example of this is Ottawa’s own Monday I Retire. The heart of their sound comes from their front woman Mackenzie Di Millo: short of stature but with a voice that could fill a stadium. Joining her is brother […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

This first weekend of April brings warmer weather and the passing of annual prankster day. With all the festival lineups being released, it finally feels like the fun can start. This weekend is an excellent opportunity to pick up something new with a Bubble Soccer Tourament, Glass Blowing and free hot dog parties. Thursday evening […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend? + subDevision ticket giveaway!

This weekend has an intense lineup of music for all ages and genres with vintage pop ups, trivia nights and film festivals to round out activities for everyone. Spring is in the air, and everyone is itching to pack up the layers and get out into the fresh, crisp air. Lets start with he events […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

March has begun and with it the event season begins to rev back up. People will start to release albums in the coming months, there will be garage sales galore, and everyone’s mood improves. There’s plenty of comedy, art and music coming up this weekend to kick off some March madness! Start things off by […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

The snow just keeps coming down, and the temperature refuses to rise – even though many Ottawa residents are fed up with wet feet and cold noses. This has been a huge week for events like Megaphono, and the events just keep on coming as we look to distract ourselves until spring arrives. All weekend […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

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 […]