Arts & Culture

What you need to know about attending Ottawa’s October beer festival Photo by Tina Wallace GUTEN TAG, OKTOBERFEST! Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company is once again taking Oktoberfest by storm. Hosted at the Vanleek Hill fairgrounds, Oktoberfest 2013 will take place Oct. 4 from 4 to 11 p.m. and Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to …

Premieres Sept. 27   Don Jon tastefully covers the issue of porn addiction. The movie has a great plot with pristine symbolism and camera work. The script was a little dry, as is often the case when one of the main actors—in this case Joseph Gordon-Levitt—writes the script. The ending also seemed abrupt but did …

The event is an annual all-night arts exhibit open to the public that displays art installations, performances, and other artistic events like stick ‘n’ poke tattooing. While the movement has been held in cities around the world for more than a decade, this is only the second time it’s been to Ottawa.

Band takes up one-month residency at Café Nostalgica Photo by Isaac Vallentin IT’S NOT OFTEN you find international groups spending a month or more in Ottawa, but Dutch electric duo Dialoog has come to town for a month-long residency at Café Nostalgica, playing every Wednesday evening from Oct. 2–30. Ottawa isn’t just another stop on …

It’s fall, which means it’s time to get ready to avoid the outdoors and start planning your television schedule. We can help you with that.

Musicians collaborate for charity at Everybody Loves Everybody festival Photo courtesy of Zach Raynor ZACH RAYNOR, A University of Ottawa student and member of the band The Lionyls, wants to bring local young musicians together in a collaborative atmosphere. At 5 p.m. on Sept. 20 on Tabaret lawn, the ELE Music festival will feature local …

A Tribe Called Red aims to reclaim indigenous culture  Photos courtesy of Tina Wallace IAN “DJ NDN” Campeau says he still gets nervous before every show. “Typically it goes away right as the music starts,” he says. Bear Witness, Dan “DJ Shub” General, and Campeau—the three members of A Tribe Called Red—headlined the Fall Festival …

Fulcrum contributors’ picks for the Polaris Prize THE POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE is a $30,000 music award given to the best Canadian full-length album of the year.  A jury of music journalists, broadcasters, and bloggers chooses the winning album based on its artistic merit, without regard to genre, sales, or professional affiliation. The Polaris Prize Gala …

Campus pub competition series returns for sophomore year  Photo by Marc Jan CAMPUS PUB 1848 is holding a party competition: no gimmicks, no tricks—as plain and simple as that. Party-Off nights take place on Thursdays again this year and 1848 is giving $100 and a DJ to competing federated bodies, clubs, and  other associations in …

Visual representations inspired by human rights violations and social justice issues can be arresting, compelling, and sometimes, disturbing. They can also begin conversations.

Though the beginning of the show was promising and his insights on the corruption of a capitalist society rang true to me, as the show progressed, he dove further and further into a pool of cheap, predictable sex jokes.

Since the release of their self-titled album in 2012, the band—made up of Erin Saoirse Adair and University of Ottawa students Angela Schleihauf and Amelia Leclair—have received media attention for their song “Apartheid.”

THE ARKELLS ARE SET to headline this year’s Fedstock, one of the largest and loudest student-organized concerts each year. The event will take place Sept. 1 at Confederation Park and is open to all University of Ottawa students for $15 and included in the cost of all 101 Week kits. Patrick Marquis, vp social of …

ADULTHOOD IS FILLED with responsibilities: bills, deadlines, and worrying about long-term plans. But for one night a month, the Canadian Museum of Nature offers an opportunity to indulge your inner six-year-old with a drink in hand. On Aug. 18, the museum held their monthly Nature Nocturne event, this time with a Star Wars theme. Attendees …

It might be new compared to similar festivals across Canada, but this year’s second annual National Capital Craft Beer Week was a resounding success

But even from the back of the crowd it would be hard to miss her; she’s wearing a gigantic red wig and a sparkly blue outfit that’s half-dress, half-cape, it sounds gaudy but Bjork’s presence makes it memorable. Every twitch, step and hand motion is like watching a conductor possessed by their craft, it’s trippy but every moment is under complete control.

While record stores have been closing down across the city for years—notable closures being Record Runner in 2006 and The Record Shaap last November—the stores that have managed to tough it out celebrate annually in the form of Record Store Day.

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