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What festivalgoers can expect at CityFolk

While it seemed unlikely just a few months ago, Ottawa will actually be hosting live music festivals in 2021, starting with this weekend’s CityFolk. This somewhat abbreviated edition will feature a single stage over three evenings, and while it may not have similar quantity to previous years, it certainly is bringing headline quality performers.

Gig Photos: Day 1 of CityFolk

CityFolk Festival is presenting outdoor concerts at Lansdowne Park from Sept. 16 to 18. Kicking off the weekend, the Thursday night lineup includes performances from singer-songwriter Charlotte Day Wilson, Toronto R&B duo DVSN, OVO rapper Roy Woods, and Juno award-winning R&B artist TÖME.

Where to start at the Ottawa International Animation Festival

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) begins on September 22, and animation lovers have a lot to look forward to in this year’s selections, which were chosen from a record-breaking 2,528 entries representing more than 100 countries. So it might be overwhelming to know where to start. Barbara Popel offers some selections to begin with.

VERSe Ottawa celebrates the art of poetry with communal event, Poetry in the Park

VERSeFest, Ottawa’s annual international poetry festival, wants to celebrate the art of poetry, music, and food by presenting Poetry in the Park. The festival will include an entire afternoon of bilingual arts performances along with a delicious lunch. The day of poetry will be held on Aug. 28 from 1pm to 5:30 pm at Strathcona Park in the Sandy Hill area. The event, including lunch, is free for anyone to attend.