Barbecued beats, Triathlon this weekend in the Glebe
Burgers? Check. Beers? Check. Beats? Double check.
If you like food, beer and music, then TD Place is your place to be this Saturday, as legendary Canadian DJ Skratch Bastid is parking his mobile DJ truck on the 30-yard line at TD Place for a massive family barbecue.
But not just any old barbecue, it’s a feast of beats and eats featuring top selectors from around the world, including Toronto’s Internet Daughter, Canadian Red Bull Thre3style Champ Adam Doubleyou and producer extraordinaire Just Blaze.
Bastid, who goes by the name Paul Murphy by day, says his Bastid’s BBQ event is a way to showcase his and other DJs music in a more relaxed setting, outdoor in the sun with families, kids and everyone in between – an atmosphere you don’t get at a dank, sweaty nightclub.
“It’s a different environment to see a lot of your favourite DJs in than, say, a club,” says Murphy.
“It’s more of a community-based thing. The spirit of this event is bringing people together.”
Bastid has been taking his transformer DJ truck across the country, in parking lots, back alleys and city streets. But in Ottawa, the DJs will be dropping beats right on the TD Place field, with loads of space for kids and families to run around, dance and eat.
“That’s what makes the Ottawa show unique, is that we have all this space for people to just have a fun summer day,” he adds.
“It’s an opportunity to go run around on the (TD Place) field like you are playing in the CFL.”
Tickets are just $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Kids under 9 are free. Click here for tickets.
If you’re more into sports than beats, then stay in the Glebe all weekend and check out the Canadian Triathlon Championships at Dow’s Lake and the Rideau Canal. Starting Saturday morning, thousands of the top cyclists, swimmers and runners will descend on the Glebe, as they twist around the historic Rideau Canal and picturesque Dow’s Lake. Grab a spot along the Canal and watch Canada’s elite whiz past you. The race runs both Saturday and Sunday with youth events, paratriathlon competitions and an intimate Race Village at Dow’s Lake. Click here for event times and more information.
Looking to find treasures this weekend that aren’t Pokémon characters? Head to the Aberdeen Square at Lansdowne for 613Flea, Ottawa’s massive outdoor flea market. You may come across a street sign with your name on it? How about some comics to add to your collection? The event runs Saturday from 10AM to 4PM. Click here for more information.
And forget Sunday morning cartoons when there’s so much happening in the Glebe. Get the whole family up and active with Sunday Bikedays.
A tradition since 1970, the National Capital Commission has opened scenic parkways to cyclists in Ottawa and Gatineau Park. Both lanes of Colonel By Drive, located on the east side of the Rideau Canal, from the Laurier Bridge to the Hog’s Back Bridge are closed off every Sunday until September 4.
While you’re out on the path, be sure to stop by Lansdowne Park for the Ottawa Farmers’ Market.
Squash your sweet tooth with an array of locally grown, in-season goodies: raspberries, blueberries, apples, cherries, plums, honey, maple syrup and plenty of other fruits and veggies. Come grab some goods and check out artisan crafts, handmade goods and other treasures. The market runs every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aberdeen Square at Lansdowne Park.
Once you’ve gotten all your goods, stick around for some live music at the Lansdowne Summer Art Series, as this week features La Troupe Tilelli de l’Acaoh. The shows start at 5:30 and are always free in the East Court of the Aberdeen Pavilion. Click here for more information.
So, now you have your weekend planned and it’s so simple: head to the Glebe.