Barb Popel: “Some people seated nearby on opening night commented that this performance was even better than the last time they saw it. One woman said it was her third time seeing Old Stock.”
Gig Pick: Hollerado call it quits but play Ottawa one last time—11.22.19 at Bronson Centre Music Theatre
The response to Hollerado’s retirement has been quite strong, with quick sellouts at many shows on the “One Last Time” tour.
The Calgary-born pianist, who recently accompanied the NAC Orchestra on their Crossings tour earlier this year, is joined by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for a performance of pieces by both Jessie Montgomery and Felix Mendelssohn.
Fresh Meat 8 is a feast of experimental theatre, comedy and performance art—10.10.19 to 10.19.19 at Arts Court
It’s a feast of short plays, and ideas for plays, and this year the festival is opening over Thanksgiving weekend at Arts Court.
The National Arts Centre is holding their annual Gala to support the NAC and the National Youth and Education Trust. This year’s 50th Anniversary Golden Gala will feature a number of guest performances in a showcase of Theatre, Dance, and Music, with special guest Sarah McLachlan.
Ottawa’s morning commute is about to get a whole lot brighter.
It is already the last weekend in September folks—this is not a drill!! Gather the gang, find a sunny patio, plan your apple picking lineup and bust out your plaid.
Apartment613 takes to the tunnels to interview folks riding Ottawa’s new LRT line.
Using text, audio and video, this multimedia exhibit is designed to give space for a plurality of voices to “[tell] an Indigenous expressionism across Turtle Island” reads the gallery notes.
Just as the festival was hitting its stride, it’s already coming to an end, as the traditionally 5-day festival was shortened by a day for 2019.
With Friday’s incredible triple-header rock bill behind us, it’s back to the eclectic mix that CityFolk is well known for. Folk? Check. R&B? Check. Indigenous hip-hop? Yup, check too.
As we did with Bluesfest this summer, Apt613 will have you covered with daily preview articles, including highlights and interviews with some of the artists about to hit the stage.
Day 1 features The Strumbellas, Lucinda Williams, Orville Peck, Dwayne Gretzky, Larkin Poe and The Once.
Fans of one of Canada’s most iconic singer-songwriters will soon have some opportunities to celebrate their folk hero.
Summer is not over, no matter how many back-to-school ads or Thanksgiving decorations you come across. Whether you are new to Ottawa (welcome!), re-acquainting yourself with town and campus, or just itching to get out of the house this weekend to make the most of summer, we have it all here. This weekend’s major focus seems to be local art and culture, so there is no better time to support local talent in the neighbourhoods we live in.