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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend? + subDevision ticket giveaway!

By Jean McLernon on March 19, 2015





This weekend has an intense lineup of music for all ages and genres with vintage pop ups, trivia nights and film festivals to round out activities for everyone. Spring is in the air, and everyone is itching to pack up the layers and get out into the fresh, crisp air.

Lets start with he events that are running all weekend. In Case of No Emergency: The Films of Ruben Ostend will be at the Canadian Film Institute until March 28th. Tickets are free for Carleton University students, and can otherwise be purchased on the CFI website. The Tibet Film Festival is also happening both Saturday and Sunday this week at St. Pauls University from 11am-10pm. Gilbert Gottfried is in town from Thursday to Sunday performing at Yuk Yuk’s on Elgin with varying start times by day. Saturday and Sunday has the Maple Run Studio Tour where you can celebrate the first signs of spring by seeing how maple tress produce sap for syrup. The Ottawa Antique and Vintage Market will be inside the Carleton University Fieldhouse all weekend from 10am-4pm and will have some of the best local antique and vintage pieces around.

Starting this Thursday is Carleton University’s Vintage Pop Up Shop. This eclectic collection of vintage clothes and niche materials is a collaborative effort to promote reuse and reinvention of style. Raw Sugar Cafe is hosting an Arrested Development themed trivia night. Faevo is hosting their Beta Launch Party at the Heart and Crown on Preston. Faevo connects people to a marketplace of deals and rewards at local businesses, and the first round is on them! Also starting on Thursday  is subDevision taking place at Enriched Bread Studios. This event, which runs until Saturday features pop up performances every 10 minutes in every corner of the building and is a fresh and unique way of viewing theatre with 10-20 minute long pieces between 7:30-10:30pm each night. We’re giving away a pair of tickets to this event. Just send an email to with the subject header “Gonzo Theatre” by noon on Friday, March 20 to enter for any performance this weekend. We’ll pick a winner by random draw.

Friday night, Mo Kenney plays the NAC. Ottawa Showbox presents their first Hip Hop Nite at Mugshots. The night has Crooked Bass, G. Grand, Hyf Gypsyson and poetry by King Kimbit playing some of the newest local Hip Hop. Cabaal, Stuka and Chastity play at the House of Common. This evening is for those into deep psychedelic tunes and heavy shoe gaze music, and will lure you into its deep impactful sound. Puddle of Mudd will play the Bourbon Room and is the latest big move for the former Mansion venue to draw in a new crowd, on top of hosting the Sons of Anarchy appearance a few weeks back. Sotto hosts DJ’s Bryan K and Eden Tates for a special showcase. Hear these two stir up some beats and blow the crowd away as they play alongside one another all night long. Gabba Hey! is hosting some down and dirty punks including Absolut, Mueco, Mocoso, Asile, and Perverted Justice. Pressed is having its third instalment of Abracadabra, an all ages show starting at 9pm on the magic of music. Zaphods has Royal Streets, Weird With Cats and The Brook with both indie and folk rock being played. The Carleton University Art Gallery is hosting a Cultural Art Showcase at the St. Patricks building from 7-10pm, and will include performances by Spoke N’ Heard, a photo swap of old photos and a potluck of everyones favourite comfort food.

Saturday, The Sunburst Ensemble play a free show at The Record Store and features Pierre Chretien from the Souljazz Orchestra. C*4 presents The Doom Generation, a live pro-wrestling event at the Vanier Columbus Club. Folk It All  is at Rainbow Bistro Saturday night and will blow the traditional view of easy going folk and celtic music right out of the window. This night includes The Jerry Cans, the Noisy Locomotive, Steamers and Dublin Down among others for a stomping, screaming good time. House of Targ has Stella Ella Ola playing with the Mackenzie Rhythm Section and Elmdale Oyster House has A&E: Anything and Everything an open format dance party. The Queer Mafia presents OffBeat Saturday night at Babylon. Get ready for an electronic dance party and volleyball tournament with DJ’s Dan Valin and Kitty Funk. The Fly Poets Society presents R.A.P.Sody at the Flava Factory, a monthly cypher event with a changing line up. Digicom Ottawa is hosting a workshop for those looking to improve their skills in the technological world at Algonquin College Saturday. The event starts at 12:30 and includes networking opportunities and panel discussions with some of the top minds in the field.

Don’t forget to tag your picture from this weekends events with Apt613’s #apt613wknd hashtag and you may get your photos reposted for the rest of the city to see. Stay dry out there!


Basement819-logoLes suggestions Basement 819
On a changé l’heure, il fait clair jusqu’à 19h, et vendredi marquera officiellement le début du printemps! Quel bonheur! Voici donc nos suggestions d’événements à ne pas manquer ce weekend.

Ce jeudi, commencez ça avec la soirée Groove Franco au Lowertown Brewery. Pour cette deuxième soirée Groove Franco, la brasserie nous présentera encore une fois les groupes, Big Balade et son funk légendaire – Moonfruits et son folk attachant et – Roland Locqueville de Charabia qui porte une voix et un style bien unique en son genre.

Vendredi, Le House of Targ nous met l’eau à la bouche avec deux soirées percutantes. D’abord, le groupe The Ven Dreddies nous fera bouger en masse. Ils seront accompagnés des groupes locaux, Muffler Crunch et Criticull. Une soirée qui promet de bien vous secouer. 

Samedi, le House of Targ récidive , avec un autre spectacle.  L’artiste torontoise Stella Ella Ola sera de passage en ville pour nous offrir du power pop d’une solidité exemplaire. Comme si cela ne suffisait pas, le groupe The Mackenzie Rhythm Section est en charge de réchauffer la foule.

Ce n’est plus une surprise pour personne, la région possède une scène folk très riche. Ce weekend la ville d’Ottawa sera justement le théâtre de Folk it All, un nouveau festival folk. Seront sur place quelques-uns des meilleurs artistes locaux et indépendants de ce courant musical. L’événement aura lieu ce samedi soir dès 18h au Rainbow Bistro et mettra en vedette The Jerry Cans, The Noisy Locomotive, Steamers, James Leclaire & Cable 22, Dublin Down et Jon Creeden!

Du 20 au 27 mars prochain notre belle région vibrera au rythme du 17e Festival du Film de l’Outaouais. L’édition de cette année nous propose encore plus de film. Nous pourrons en effet voir environ 140 longs et courts-métrages provenant de plus de 23 pays. Ce festival ne cesse de prendre de l’envergure, au grand plaisir des cinéphiles de la région! Ne manquez donc pas cette chance unique de découvrir une panoplie de films magnifiques.

Pour plus de suggestions d’évènements à ne pas manquer, suivez nous sur Facebook et Twitter @Basement819. Surtout, écoutez-nous chaque mercredi soir de 18h à 19h sur les ondes CHUO 89,1 FM.


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