Our Lady Peace headlined Day 2 of CityFolk for the largest crowd of this year’s festival, so far.
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Apt613 chatted with Kevin Young, keyboardist and founding member of the festival co-headliners Moist, to catch up on what the band has been up to on how they have worked around the pandemic, and the creative process for their latest upcoming album.
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.
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.
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that you should take advantage of things when you can, because you never know when they’ll be taken away from you, closed for months, or shutter before you get the chance to get there. Carpe diem and check out all these great events taking place this weekend while you can!
Get a new perspective on fall as you zipline from one platform to another through the trees of Gatineau Park.
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House of PainT’s street dance battles are back and taking place in September throughout Ottawa. Check out “Take It to The Streets” in a neighbourhood near you to either watch or compete for a prize!
Fall schmall. There are still plenty of great activities to enjoy—even if you’re trying to avoid pumpkin spice everything and back-to-school traffic. (Not that there’s anything wrong with pumpkin spice.) Check it out and let us know what you explore this weekend!
The iconic one-screen repertory movie theatre reopens their doors to patrons on Sept. 8.
Check out the shortlist for the Archibald Lampman Award, recognizing the best in Ottawa and area poetry.
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Like many people, Joshua Renaud went on a lot of walks during COVID-19 lockdowns. Here, he selects some of his faavourite photos—all taken on a phone—that help him remember this strange, isolated time.
Join us for a video tour of the OAG’s Filtered exhibition featuring works by Craig Commanda, AM Dumouchel, Laurena Finéus, and many more artists.