A sweet double-double: Orleans café shares niche with a gallery and both benefit
Art of Bean, a popular café in Ottawa since its opening in 2021, also shares floor-space with a local art gallery.
The 23rd Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow welcomes everyone back to celebrate First Nations culture
The annual Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow is back after a three-year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Event organizers stress the importance of fostering community between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Piqued interest: Festival showcased city’s underground music scene
The quarterly festival Pique welcomes Spring with a lineup of diverse musical artists, film screenings and art installations.
Ottawa Jazz Festival recovering but more international travellers would help
Ottawa Jazz Festival is slowly recovering from the pandemic, but a lack of international tourists is stifling growth.
A ‘youthful engine:’ NAC reaches out to young audiences with adaptation of acclaimed novel Fall on Your Knees
A theatre adaptation of ‘Fall On Your Knees’ is coming to Ottawa, 27 years after the book was first published.
Drag defenders: Supporters of ‘love’ and inclusivity thwart angry protesters at NAC storytime standoff
A Drag Storytime event at the National Arts Centre was the scene of a protest by the conservative Christian group Save Canada. Counter-protesters pushed back and the event went ahead.
History society ‘tour guide’ explores how street art enlivens city neighbourhoods
Street art and graffiti were the focus of a presentation by the president of the Historical Society of Ottawa
A view from the Arctic: Indigenous film festival opens a window on northern culture
The seventh Unikkaatuarniq: Snowscreen hosted by the Asinabka Film Festival returned to in-person screenings with Winterlude for the first time in three years.
Activists urge greening of Canada’s music industry — and cheaper transit
Activists are calling on governments, musicians, and event organizers to help contribute to a greener future for the music industry.
City protects 19th-century timbers exposed at Charles Billings House by mistake
Some timbers exposed during a renovation at the Charles Billings House have been given a heritage designation by the City of Ottawa.
A king of Drag: Ottawa’s Omari B. Johnson has found passion in performance
On Feb. 10, 2023, the National Gallery of Canada is hosting their second annual Queer Black Excellence Showcase in collaboration with Capital Pride to celebrate Winter Pride.
Bytown Museum to reopen in May with exhibit on historic blazes in Ottawa
Opening in May a new in-person exhibit at the Bytown Museum will examine 10 big fires that shaped the city we know today.