It is Ottawa’s favourite season, friends: festival season! Coming hard on the heels of Jazzfest is our world-famous Bluesfest. Mix in the Lebanese Festival and the Stewart Park festival in Perth and you have got one perfect 613 weekend. Enjoy the sunshine and hit the beach, support a local patio, or take in any of the amazing musical acts happening around the city.
It’s a rainy Thursday in Ottawa, but guess what? The forecast for the next three days looks like perfect summer weather! And good thing too, because festival season is in full swing in Ottawa! Jazz, dragon boats, summer solstice events and more are on the schedule.
Welcome to tulip season, friends! It seems like the whole city has come alive in the last week, with the magnolias exploding off their branches and the tulips suddenly coming out of nowhere. We are solidly heading towards a warm, welcoming spring.
Writer Madeline Paiva attended a media preview of the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Truth In Our Time program, which is going on tour to Toronto and New York over the next few weeks before returning to Ottawa.
Whether you have a weekend of museum and patio hopping planned, or a quiet picnic in your neighbourhood park, stay safe, stay hydrated, support local businesses, and take a deep breath of that July air, friends. We’ve gotten this far together. Let’s keep one another safe.
We’ve come a long way since our Weekend Roundup: social distancing edition was published around this time last year. This weekend, let’s focus on the positives… there’s a lot!
The National Arts Centre Orchestra is back! Granted, it’s via a new avenue—the NACO is set to perform their first livestream of the season this Saturday, October 31, at 8pm. This is a free livestream with a rich, wonderful program for the evening, featuring guest musicians Jonelle Sills and Christ Habib, who appear on CBC’s “Top 30 Classical Musicians Under 30” list this year.
With a daily performance every weekday at noon the NACO Lunch Break playlist is going to hit one hundred videos this week.
See the shows Apt613 contributors look forward to most in Ottawa-Gatineau!
Susan Aglukark appeared to great acclaim in Ottawa accompanied by the NAC Orchestra.
The 2018–19 season is an intriguing program of dance, theatre, and music, and will mark the National Arts Centre’s 50th anniversary.