It’s the most festive of weekends in Ottawa, and there’s plenty to do. From craft fairs to holiday concerts, we have your weekend covered.
Haunted Houses and pumpkin carving parties may be at the very top of your to-do list this weekend, and if so, enjoy the heck out of that. If you’re still not sure what else there is to do, we’ve got your back. From a writing festival to choral music and an outdoor movie screening get out and about this weekend with your people and take in some of the nicer weather before the snow flies.
Each month, Mayfair Theatre, in partnership with the Absent Friends shadowcast, present Rocky Horror Picture Show, a sulphurous night of debauchery from start to finish—or should I say, foreplay to climax.
Just a few weeks after moving to Hull, Roxanne Potvin is releasing a new EP at Live on Elgin tonight. She will be playing music from the 20 minute EP All It Was, which released today across platforms. The show will also feature a set from Jonathan Pearce of Winchester Warm. It’s quite a way to […]
The inaugural Ottawa Adventure Film Festival (OAFF) is taking place at the Mayfair Theatre on November 18 and 19.
This weekend is a big one for hip hop in the city, with House of PainT happening, all weekend long! Thursday marks Day 1 of House of PainT, and the OG 500 Poetry Slam and Art Expo at the Mayfair Theatre. 12 spoken word poets will go head-to-head, for a chance at the 500$ grand […]
Par Mariette Delevallée Samedi prochain, c’est le 15 du mois. Vous ne le savez pas encore, vous qui ne rodez pas chaque fin de semaine du côté du Mayfair, mais les weekends de quinzaine y sont le lieu d’un grand rassemblement vombrissant. Du bruit, des cris, des couleurs flashy, des costumes, des bulles… Le mystère s’épaissit… Je dévoile! Voilà quatre […]
A review with a question: is it really fine? Last Friday, The Mayfair Theatre held an event that was unusual even by Mayfair standards. It was night one of two featuring Crispin Glover, in live performance, film, Q&A, and book signing. That’s right: Crispin Glover. Known best as George McFly from Back to the Future […]
Basement 819 du 12 février 2014 :: La Chronique d’Éric avec Sofia Nolin, La Chasse nous présente SoulJazz Orchestra. Le 14 février: Sexy Film Festival au Mayfair
Fringante ambiance en cette 5ème édition de BASEMENT 819 ! Nous avons prêté nos micros à notre fidèle collaborateur Eric Barette ainsi qu’à Jonathan Chagnon, collègue de l’émission franco La Chasse. Voici le résumé de nos sélections culturelles de la semaine: — CHUO FM et le Café Alt inaugurent leur série concerts 2014 pour souligner […]
So Bjork is stopping by for a visit, if you haven’t heard – her first time in the country in 11 years. If she’s not your cup of tea, perhaps an actual cup of tea is? Bad jokes aside, this weekend has a few hidden activity gems. Roller Derby Saved My Soul, a light, fun […]
Ottawans sure do love their yoga. Walk down Bank St. from Wellington to Gladstone and you’ll encounter more yoga studios than Bridgeheads. While the majority of practitioners do yoga for the physical health benefits, it’s well known toned muscles aren’t all you get from downward dog. Yogawoman is an award winning documentary that tells the inspiring stories of […]
“With every travel, it is very much about space and time together,” says Neeko Paluzzi, a Masters student in communications at the University of Ottawa whose first feature-length documentary Wanderweg premieres this Thursday at 7pm at the Mayfair Theatre on Bank Street. “And this film is about two time periods coming together in the same space.” The film […]
This coming Saturday the Mayfair Theatre at 1074 Bank Street is screening a special, top-secret film that is no longer in distribution. The movie is part of the Super Secret Saturday Night Sinema series, which takes place on the last weekend of each month. According to the Mayfair’s website, the film is “a DD-dose of dangerous, disreputable, not-in-distribution cinema […]
It appears another independent bookstore is biting the dust. Collected Works announced this weekend that it is for sale and, if not purchased by Christmas, will close its doors. As one of the few bookstores that focused on local authors, this is one business that will be missed. In happier news, the Mayfair Theatre has […]
Getting your schlock on: 24 hours at Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa’s home of stuff you won’t see anywhere else
As part of their 80th birthday celebrations, the Mayfair Theatre ran a schlock cinema marathon last weekend – a 24 hour celebration of all that is sublimely bad in moviedom. These are films to be enjoyed, in our post-modern era, at a very high level. Your faithful correspondent made it out alive and elated, but […]