Centretown pub draws a crowd with new comedy night￼
Ruckus Productions takes on “pay what you can” formats at many local Ottawa bars, including T’s Pub in Centretown.
SAW Gallery’s artist-in-residence program finds heritage home at NCC’s renovated Rochon Residence
The historic Rochon Residence in Lowertown has begun housing artists partnered with the SAW Gallery and the National Capital Commission for the Capital Culture Lives Here Program. The program aims “to connect Canadians with arts and culture, through partnerships with cultural organizations,” according to an NCC description of the program. “As the steward of heritage buildings and sites in the…
After virtual events, Vanier Sugar Festival looks ahead to in-person celebration — and rebuilt shack — next year
As April brought warmer (and muddier) days to Ottawa, it also brought an age-old Canadian tradition that one urban sugar shack has been continuing in the capital for 37 years now: the production of maple syrup.
Orange Art Gallery rallies support for Ukraine with exhibition and silent auction
Yellow and blue carpets, flags, clothing and paintings filled the Orange Art Gallery for the opening of a special exhibition on March 31. The gallery was alive with the culture of Ukraine, from homemade perogies to Ukrainian music filling the silence. The gallery’s “Free Ukraine” exhibition and silent auction aimed to raise donations for the Canada-Ukraine Foundation. The Centretown gallery…
Local music industry beats pandemic blues with third Encore Ottawa virtual concert series
The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition is hosting Encore Ottawa 3, a series of virtual concerts featuring local musicians as a way to beat the pandemic blues.
Driven by nostalgia and pandemic angst, vinyl thrives in the digital age — could CDs be next?
Vinyl record sales are soaring driven by the interest on people under 34 years of age.
City’s summer music festivals pumped for 2022 comeback: ‘We are part of Ottawa’s social fabric’
The lifting of pandemic restrictions means that Ottawa’s summer music festivals will be back this year and that’s got fans and organizers pumped.
The battles of Hog’s Back Park: A look into the world of live-action role play
Live-action role play is a way for many people in Ottawa to find community — and a good way to hit their friends with swords.
The Red Bird is Live: Local musicians welcome new venue to Ottawa’s music scene
Red Bird Live, a new music venue in Old Ottawa South, hosts live performances, music lessons and weekly events to give local artists the spotlight.
Ottawa Art Gallery showcases uOttawa student works despite challenge of the pandemic and the convoy occupation
Abound was an exhibition of works by students from the University of Ottawa that went on despite the pandemic and the convoy occupation.