Welcome to the first snow covered weekend in the city. If the cold temperatures and slippery sidewalks aren’t enough to make you think like a bear and hibernate this weekend, there is plenty to do out and about in Ottawa. So get bundled up and get out there. We promise you it’ll be worth it!
See the shows Apt613 contributors look forward to most in Ottawa-Gatineau!
Building on the success of the Orléans Craft Beer festival, the Orléans Cork & Fork festival is taking the party inside this November.
The days are getting shorter and the nights are growing cooler and we are all in denial about the impending end of this marvelous summer. Thankfully we still have a handful of summer weekends left to enjoy and this one is bursting at the seams with ways to get out there and make the best of this beautiful season.
The festival was founded from a desire to see more women and non-binary artists on local stages.
Shows are taking place May 10–12 at General Assembly, The Record Centre, Black Squirrel Books, and Queen Street Fare.
A staggered schedule, the close concentration of venues, and short set-times are meant to make seeing bands easy. MEGAPHONO unfolds from February 7–9, 2019.
BLAKDENIM is performing w/sg Kimberly Sunstrum at Babylon Nightclub on Friday, November 16.
The third annual FUSE Street Festival has been even bigger and better this year, with more people taking in the sights, sounds, and gorgeous weather.
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.
Westfest celebrates their 15th Anniversary from Friday June 8 to Sunday June 10 at Tom Brown Arena and Park.
Ottawa’s singer-songwriter Kimberly Sunstrum plays Westfest on Saturday June 9 from 5:50-6:40pm.
Terry Steeves: “The album’s 8 tracks are a diverse collection of beautifully crafted songs, each completely different, and each offering an emotionally stimulating showcase of instrumental and vocal intensities, varying rhythms, and poignant lyrics.”
Thornhill, Ontario’s The Philosopher Kings graced the stage at CityFolk Festival, which also saw performances by Fred Penner, Miss Emily, Common Deer, Father John Misty and more.
As founder Elaina Martin put’s it, Westfest is “the people’s festival.” With Westfest in it’s 14th year, Apt613 talks to Martin about what Westfest is all about, its efforts towards reconciliation, and making Westfest Ottawa’s most accessible and diverse festival.