Arts

Three-day event to honour the café FROM THIS THURSDAY until Oct. 22, students will have the chance to sit back and enjoy good music at Café Nostalgica. While this is not an unusual occurrence at the small restaurant and bar run by the Graduate Students Association (GSAÉD) of the University of Ottawa, the three-day event, …

Harvest Noir hits Ottawa IT WAS A secret that 700 people could keep. Last Saturday saw hundreds of people attend a picnic near the Museum of Civilization. Oragnized by the Mysterious Event Company, Harvest Noir was no ordinary picnic, mirroringsimilar international pop-up picnics, featuring circus performances, a fashion show, and immaculately dressed participants. “Harvest Noir …

Through the lens WHAT HAPPENS WHEN you gather over 700 hundred people to a picnic? Although organizers of Harvest Noir would disagree, you just get a really large picnic. Harvest Noir was a grand-scale, black-tie, secret event. Tickets cost a steep $37 plus tax and participants were only informed of the time and place a …

Take a tour with the haunted PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, HAUNTING secrets of Ottawa’s deathly past, mysterious hangings, and chilling ghost stories—it’s no wonder the Ottawa Haunted Walk tour is the popular go-to activity for the Halloween season. Celebrating it’s 15th anniversary this year, the Haunted Walk is still drawing in locals and newcomers in droves.   …

Ottawa International Writer’s Festival fall event begins ALREADY IN ITS 15th year, the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival not only promotes reading, but it’s also a platform for the literary community to meet and discuss what they love most—books. Boasting over 30 events, the festival, which runs from Oct. 20 to 25, is set to showcase …

The Fashist HALLOWEEN HAS ALWAYS been my favourite non-statutory holiday. With the awesome parties, sugar overload, and creative costumes, it’s the only celebration of the year where looking scary is a good thing. If you’re sick of seeing the same old pillow sheet as a ghost costume or all the vampire costumes—and want to stand …

Lady Antebellum Own the Night Capitol Nashville 3/5 Lady Antebellum been given many accolades throughout the span of their career, including six Grammy awards. Although the biggest award yet would have to be my total and complete devotion. If you think that’s adorable, just wait until you hear what they have in store. I am not a country fan, …

Local store removes controversial window display TRIVIUM, A STORE located on the ground floor of the Rideau Centre, decided to take down its Halloween display last Friday after it created a considerable amount of controversy amongst mall patrons. The display featured mannequins dressed as doctors and nurses—some holding weapons such as a chainsaw—in an attempt …

The decentralized dance party comes to Ottawa NO COVER CHARGE, no waiting in line for an hour, no minimum age, and no guest list—just straight partying all night. Although it sounds too good to be true, the decentralized dance party (DDP) lets you do just that. What started between two friends in Vancouver has now …

Musician Dan Mangan gets all despairing “WHAT IS THIS sorrow?” sings Dan Mangan on the closing track of his third full-length release, Oh Fortune. It’s a question that winds its way through the entirety of Mangan’s album, an exquisite testament to his lyrical honesty, forthright delivery, and a soaring instrumental accompaniment. “In a grandiose way, the record has to do …

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