Final Weekend of July 2018: Asian Night Market and The Art of The Brick – S13E03

The final weekend of July had a couple of events happening in Ottawa. There was the Ottawa Asian Festival’s Asian Night Market. It ran throughout the weekend in Ottawa Chinatown. It was great seeing people around and going through the long lines and crowds.

On Sunday afternoon, I had the opportunity to check out The Art of The Brick exhibit at the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The exhibit by Nathan Sawaya showcases the collection of unique and extraordinary LEGO artwork. There were art recreated and reimagined from the likes of DaVinci’s Mona Lisa and Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

It was quite fun looking at the LEGO artwork and how astounded the artist took the extreme detail to every piece of artwork in LEGO form. The exhibit runs until September 3rd.

You can check the photos below.

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The Polaris Music Prize Short List for 2018 is Out – S13E02

Polaris Music Prize ©2018The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Short List was unveiled and here are the 10 albums as voted by Canadian journalists, bloggers and critics and broadcasters to find the best in Canadian music.

  • Alvvays – Antisocialites
  • Jean-Michel Blais – Dans ma main
  • Daniel Caesar – Freudian
  • Jeremy Dutcher – Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
  • Pierre Kwenders – MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time
  • Hubert Lenoir – Darlène
  • Partner – In Search of Lost Time
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids – The Average Savage
  • U.S. Girls – In a Poem Unlimited
  • Weaves – Wide Open

There you have it, a good mix of Francophone, Rock, and R&B music to the 2018 edition of Polaris Music Prize.

Some repeat entries from Alvvays, U.S. Girls and Weaves to new entries from Daniel Caeser and Partner. All 10 short listed albums will be worth listening on music streamed services like Apple Music and Spotify.

The Gala is on September 17 and hope to be there in Toronto.