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The HPH Open Mic

Muskoka Brewery Presets The HPH Open Mic With Jess Cole. 3pm-5pm. Stop by & enjoy the music or chime in & play a few. Enjoy $2 off ALL Muskoka Brews during the event.

The HPH Open Mic

Muskoka Brewery Presets The HPH Open Mic With Jess Cole. 3pm-5pm. Stop by & enjoy the music or chime in & play a few. Enjoy $2 off ALL Muskoka Brews during the event.

The HPH Open Mic

Muskoka Brewery Presets The HPH Open Mic With Jess Cole. 3pm-5pm. Stop by & enjoy the music or chime in & play a few. Enjoy $2 off ALL Muskoka Brews during the event.

Swizzles comedy night delivers (pizza)

Aaron Hill is a producer and comic who runs Sunday Night Standup,  8pm Sundays at Pub 101. I totally bombed at the first Swizzles Comedy Night held back in early January, 2016. As I recall, there were four to six people in the audience, and no one seemed to know quite what to make of […]

Ottawa Creatives: Jenny Rational Rebel Meya

Jenny Meya was first introduced to poetry in the sixth grade. Stanzas, falling meter, iambic pentameter – at first these things meant little to Jenny, who had always wanted to be a dancer. Jenny had always told stories through dance. It wasn’t until she started middle school that she discovered her passion for telling stories […]

A celebration of child and teenage awkwardness

Lisa Frank diaries filled of pages and pages of melodrama, all written in a pink gel pen. A school project detailing your hopes and dreams for adulthood. Letters written between classes to your friends, rife with angst and spelling mistakes. Juvenilia comes in all shapes and sizes, but maintains a few commonalities: it’s endearing, revealing, […]

Woody’s Open Mic Mondays

Continuing my series on Open Mic/Open Jam nights in our Capital, this month brings me to the wonderfully snug pub of Woody’s in Ottawa’s Golden Triangle downtown area of Elgin St., a busy street which hosts a wealth of activity throughout the year, including the annual Ball Hockey Tournament, Charity Chili Cook-Off, and has been […]

KABOOM! Thursday Open Mic & Jam

This is the third instalment of an in-depth look at the open mic/open jam experience…the musicians who attend them, the people that host them, and the venues that offer their stages for our local talent to shine. For complete listings in the Ottawa area, check out open mic scene. Welcome to the Atomic Rooster, located […]

Ottawa’s open mic/open jam experience: The Rainbow

The open mic/open jam experience is a way for musicians to strut their stuff onstage solo or in a group effort with other artists.  It’s a way to network with fellow musicians, make new friends, and gain some exposure and stage experience.  It’s sometimes even how bands are formed and talent is discovered.  Or, you […]