Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival in Ottawa June 20 -25 9

Did you know… That June 21 is a significant date when Indigenous People across Canada traditionally gather and celebrate Summer Solstice, now officially declared National Aboriginal Day. For the past twenty years, National Aboriginal Day events in the National Capital Region have created an opportunity…

Garden Promenade

Stop. Plant a seed, pull some weeds. Stop and smell the roses. It’s National Garden Day in Canada, and in Ottawa we’re just a-bloom about it. National Garden Day is always the Friday before Father’s Day and it’s a special part of our Garden Days….

Comments Off on Undercurrents 2017: “Theatre Below the Mainstream”

With seven productions, including two world premieres, the 2017 Undercurrents theatre festival kicks off Wednesday February 8 at Arts Court in downtown Ottawa. Running until Saturday, February 18, Undercurrents is the winter festival of the Ottawa Fringe, who have been presenting it since 2011. Undercurrents…

The Youth Perspective: What I saw at The Ottawa International Animation Festival
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Article by Will McDonald This year was the 40th anniversary of The Ottawa International Animation Festival, and with over 2000 film entries, it really turned out well. The festival ran from Wednesday, September 21 to Sunday, September 25 and was held at such locations as Saint…

Ottawa CityFolk 2016: Friday Sept. 16 Roundup 2
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With GUIDED BY VOICES, THE LAST WALTZ, OLD MAN GRANT It was ‘Hip-Hop Night’ on the Friday main stage of Ottawa CityFolk 2016 (which begs the question to be debated at another time – do you really need a hip-hop night at a folk festival?…

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With THE DROPKICK MURPHYS, JAMES BAY, BLIND PILOT, FUTURE STATES, THE RAMBLIN’ VALLEY BAND When the first band to kick off the four-day Ottawa CityFolk 2016 at 6:15pm is veteran Boston Celtic-punk band DROPKICK MURPHYS, you know this isn’t your parents’ kumbaya, sing-songing-around-the-campire folk festival….

Ottawa Bluesfest 2016: Saturday July 13 Roundup
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With THE DECEMBERISTS, JACK BROADBENT, PIERRE KWENDERS, CARLO, SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR Following a two-day on the Monday and Tuesday, RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2016 resumed the second leg of its nine-night schedule on a scorching Wednesday, July 13. Very early on in the evening,…