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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

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.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

We made it! The May long weekend always feels like the official beginning of great weather and summer plans… though last week sure felt like the middle of July. Check out all the great activities this weekend and stay safe!

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

Happy November! As more events keep going live, and cool things are popping up all over town, I hope you’re enjoying yourselves, friends! We are solidly into that part of the year when snow could be on the horizon any day now, and Mother Nature is keeping us all on our toes. Take this as […]

Long Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

We have arrived at the last of the magical long weekends of the summer! The weather looks wonderful and with things continuing to reopen around town, there is plenty of music, art, and exercise to fill your days. Make sure to don your mask and bring your sanitizer and enjoy the goings-on safely.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

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!

The Rainbow celebrates 30 years!

There is something about performing on the Rainbow stage. As a fledgling singer over 20 years ago, I remember the acute sense of nervousness I felt walking onto it, standing as green as could be, high above the crowd, looking out past the packed dance floor below me, the bar area beyond, the balcony area […]

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 […]

Trevor Finlay: Live and unplugged

From the first time I met guitarist/singer/songwriter Trevor Finlay and watched him perform on the Calabogie Blues & Ribfest stage last summer, I was hooked. From his searing blues solos to some serious chicken-plucking frenziness, Trevor has developed a unique style since the start of his musical journey at just nine years of age. I caught […]