To mark the beginning of Winterlude, brave ByWard Market restaurants participated in their 26th Annual Stew Cook-Off.
So much fun, so little time. Whether you prefer to feel alive in the cold, or cozy in the warm, there is something for everyone this weekend. Festivals The Winterlude festivities continue all around the city. If you haven’t already checked out the giant slides in Jacques Cartier Park (and even if you have), do […]
The return of winter’s frigid weather is sure to have everyone wanting to stay indoors, but the weekend has plenty of awesome things you’ll sure be sad to have missed, if you are unwilling to brave the outdoors. Don’t believe us? Here’s proof! All Weekend Megaphono kicked off yesterday, for their third great year. There […]
The list of signature events is impressive. Having perused the line-up, here is an early roundup of Ottawa 2017’s standout events. Expect more programming to be announced in the coming months.
After moving to Ottawa from BC nearly a decade ago, Hannah has made it her mission to explore Ottawa. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter. Ah Valentine’s Day. Some love it, others hate it. Personally, I’m more excited for Galentine’s Day, the best day of the year! No matter your preference, grab your friends and […]
The Bytown Museum is one of the oldest structures in its vicinity, no small claim for a building flanked on either side by Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier. Though those stately buildings house plenty of history, they are all predated by the structure that became the Bytown Museum (commissioned in 1927) by nearly one-hundred […]
The 1st annual Ottawa Winter Brewfest, held last weekend happened on the unluckiest and luckiest days of the year: Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day. The good people of Festibière de Gatineau crossed the mighty Outaouais to bring their magical event to Lansdowne. This was the first time this event was held in Ontario, but […]
The Canadian Film Institute brings international contemporary cinema to town in partnership with Winterlude and the Baltic and Nordic countries. This year marks the 5th Baltic-Nordic Film Festival. Eight countries will be showcasing their best features from Friday, February 6 to Saturday, February 14 at Carleton University’s River Building. One movie per night will play […]
Winterlude moved up a few levels of cool with last Saturday’s German-Canadian Graffiti Jam. Hosted by the Embassy of Germany, the event included live graffiti painting, hip hop and techno music, free German sausage, pizza and a truly foreign way of staying warm: hot mulled wine (also known as Glühwein) and warm apple cider. I […]
Elaborate ice carvings have temporarily transformed Confederation Park into a crystal garden this year for the 36th Winterlude. Kenny Hayden, 64, is a local competitor who participates in the event each winter. “This year we had a fantastic competition,” says Hadyen as we sit near the fountain where about a dozen ice carvings are on […]
Tune in to Apartment613 Live every Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CHUO 89.1 FM. If you miss it, you can catch this week’s show using the handy Soundcloud widget below. And remember to subscribe to the podcast version of the show on iTunes. This week Ryan kicked the show off with an interview with jazz singer Renée Yoxon, who is […]
In the annals of children’s music, a special place is reserved for the magical work Peter and the Wolf by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. Created in 1936 , this timeless classic tells the story of a young boy who ignores his grandfather’s warning about a dangerous wolf lurking outside. When the stubborn Peter comes face-to-face with the wolf, however, […]
As the beat pumps and lights flash over Confederation Park, I stride pleasantly to the Ottawa Art Gallery’s (OAG) Dada for Switzerland party. I seem to be going against the stream of pedestrians heading to Winterlude and I wonder if I’ll be alone at tonight’s event? But the gallery is packed and the smell of […]
2014: the Year of the Horse! Yup, it’s Chinese New Year this weekend – celebrate down in Chinatown at Shanghai or party with jazz group Bamboo Groove Saturday night. At Babylon Thursday night, it’s another edition of “I can’t believe it’s not“, with Nirvana’s Nevermind being played full-out with more than a dozen local musicians. In other […]
In the winter of 2013, craft beer lovers braved a possible polar vortex (the term hadn’t been popularized yet, so who knows?) to sample some tasty brews at WinterBrewed, a beer-themed Winterlude spinoff event on Sparks Street. And it was cold out. Really cold. While the atmosphere was mostly jubilant, likely owing to the warming […]