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Michaella Francom


Weekend Roundup: Get your geek on with free tickets

In case you didn’t know already, October is #Support613 month. We’re kicking things off tonight with a little party over at House of Common. Help us celebrate five years of creative collaborations between small businesses, artists, musicians and more. The fun continues on Sunday with some hearty laughs. Don’t forget to check out the full […]

Tour la Nuit: Light up the night on your bike

There are all sorts of cyclists out there.  Some folks take to the vast network of Ottawa’s urban trails as their main form of transportation every day; others casually hit the scenic paths around town as a fun way to spend an afternoon.  Whatever your motivation though anybody who owns a bike will likely agree […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Kicking off their 2015 campaign, this Thursday September 24th United Way Ottawa is hosting an outdoor rally on the front lawn at City Hall. From 11am -12:30 pm you can catch a bite to eat courtesy of Art-Is-In Bakery and catch a performance by local singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher. Busy during your lunch hour? Thursday offers […]

Apt613 Live for September 18, 2015

This week on Apt613 Live, we look at some of the many things happening this weekend, from Chinatown Remixed to CityFolk, plus the audio version of our contributor Terry Steeves’ interview with the MATT dorgan PROJECT.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Hey kids! If you’re anything like me you’re well aware that autumn is upon us (I can’t be the only one waking up at 2 A.M. suffering through the challenging eternal question: do you get out of bed to grab another blanket or hope your shivering body can just shake itself back to sleep?) Despite […]

Apt613 Live for August 18, 2015

We interview and play music by Allison Brown, folk/country singer who is cruising through Ottawa this weekend. She’ll be at Avant Garde bar on Thursday, August 20 and Pressed on the 21st. We also briefly talk about #ARB2015 and some of their featured events. And, we feature Tudor Robins in Back Cover Blur. Have a […]

Foodie Friday: eCelery brings the world to your doorstep (and your plate)

Ottawa is a city rich in cultural diversity. If you need proof, look no further than the end of your fork. You want Thai? We’ve got Thai. You want Greek? Done. German? Indian? Japanese? There’s no limit. There is however the tricky question of finding authentic cuisine. One of the best ways to introduce yourself […]

Music for your next road trip

Union Duke’s album Cash and Carry is the perfect soundtrack for a summer road trip.  Greeted by a banjo twang in the first track’s opening bars you can’t help but be overcome by that hopeful feeling you get turning the key in the ignition on a sunny summer’s day and pulling on to the road […]

Apt613 Live for July 15, 2015

This week on Apt613 Live, Michaella Francom talks to Catherine Brunelle of Write Along Radio, a local podcast about all things writing-related. Kabriya Coghlan chats with Jamil Keyani about Art Battle, a live competitive painting event happening in Ottawa this Thursday. Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in every Tuesday on CHUO 89.1 fm at 6pm.

Apt613 Live for July 7, 2015

This week on Apt613 Live, our contributor Chrissy Steinbock, chats with The Company of Fools director Catriona Leger. Catriona tells us about how their current play, The Comedy of Errors makes Shakespeare accessible and the inspiration behind the colourful set and costumes. Click here for a rundown of outdoor theatre in Ottawa this summer. We […]

Apt613 Live for June 16, 2015

This week on Apt613 Live contributor Jean McLernon sits down to chat with Island Park Distribution co-owner Martin Conley-Wood to find out what makes them unique.  Plus we’re the fly-on-the-wall for a conversation between Jared Davidson and BIA chair Heather Garrod as they discuss this year’s Glowfair. Music as always throughout the program: we’re giving […]

Theatre Review: Young Drunk Punk

When a comedian kicks things off by semi-bragging about bad reviews for the show you’re about to see you take it to mean “screw that guy, you folks are gonna love this!”  Which of course is exactly what Bruce McCulloch meant when he quoted a recently earned negative review of Young Drunk Punk his one(ish) […]