Do you like Folk Music? No? Then the 2023 CityFolk line up is for you. Just announced are:

Sept. 13—Iggy Pop; Busty & The Bass; NOBRO

Sept. 14—Arkells; Gov’t Mule; The Tallest Man On Earth; Ruby Waters; Claire Coupland; Redfox

Sept. 15—Bush; Headstones; Sven Gali; Fortunate Ones; Villages; Geneviève Racette

Sept. 16—Kaleo; David Kushner; Allison Russell; Andrea Ramolo; Kristine St-Pierre; Mikhail Laxton

Sept. 17—Hozier; X Ambassadors; Julian Taylor; Grievous Angels: The Legend of Gram Parsons

Presales start tomorrow between 10:00am and 11:59am here with regular sales starting Thursday. New this year is a lay-away-plan for full passes

– Martha and Darren


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    • $45,500
    • – The median employment income in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, the highest in Canada. (Financial Post)

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    • I can’t tell you who won this deal, but I can certainly tell you who lost; the front-line and middle-level managers
    • – Linda Duxbury, a Chancellor’s professor of management at Carleton University. Duxbury believes that the question of remote working, which was not solved by the proposed collective agreement, will continue to be a major point of contestation.  (Kathryn May in Policy Options)

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    •  Hermann Kerckhoff died last month at age 85. Kerckhoff arrived in Toronto from Germany in 1955. Finding the Six boring, he sought the wilderness. In 1972, Kerckhoff and his wife launched Canada’s first white water paddling school on the Madawaska River near Barry’s Bay. Thousands of Canadians – and visitors – learned to paddle or stayed in the couple’s chalets. (Andrew Duffy in the Ottawa Citizen

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    •  Kevin Loring, Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre at the NAC, brings his hit play Little Red Warrior and his Lawyer to the Bas Asper Theatre today through May 27. The play combines classic farce and satire with Trickster stories traditions to explore colonialism and land usage.
    •  There’s a tap takeover at Union Local 613, where Dominion City and Sonnen Hill (of Caledon, ON)’s collaboration Something Easy will be pouring. From 5:00pm. 315 Somerset St. W.
    •  Paper Picture Productions presents Spring into Jazz, an evening of classics from the jazz songbook featuring Betty Anne Bryanton and The Nodding Acquaintances. The event will raise funds fro Operation Come Home’s Homeless Youth Dinner Programme. LIVE on Elgin, 222 Elgin St. 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
    •  Hintonburg Night Market launches today from 4:00pm to 9:00pm at Urban Art Collective, 088 Somerset St. W. There will be Entertainment. There will be Shopping. There will be Eats.

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    •  Tickets go on sale at 10:00am Friday (May 19) for the Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards, celebrated on Tuesday June 6 a the NAC. Be there to discover who will win Radio Song Single of the Year, International Indigenous Artist/Group of the Year, and more. Tickets start at $20. The Awards also serve as the kickoff to Indigenous History Month and the Annual Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival (June 21-25)
    •  REDBLACKS fans will be heading to TD Place Stadium on Saturday (May 20) for 2023 RNation Fan Fest. Tickets are free but early registration is encouraged.
    •  The ByTowne Cinema’s screening of Mamma Mia Sing Along Is the place to be if you live to belt out ABBA tunes with strangers in dark theatres. Thursday May 25, 6:45pm.
    •  Registration is open for Summer sewing courses at the Green Needle. There are classes for adults and kids, and you can even learn to do your own alterations.

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    From 7:00pm tonight Lumber Jill Apparel is discounting its stock of full size and mini rundles. “But it’s nearly summer!” you say. That may be true, but have you noticed how far the temperature has dropped today? Anyway, these cozy wraps are made in Edmonton, Alberta of high quality flannel and fleece, and from tonight until next Monday they’ll be 25% off.


    Canadian Nuclear Laboratory is back again as this year’s title sponsor of the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories 2nd Annual Water & Dirt Festival in Pembroke. The Water and Dirt Festival, held this August, features 13 competitions in water and trails. One does not need to be a nuclear physicist to compete.

    We will see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

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