Beer pong, pottery sale and board games in the Glebe this weekend
Drinking game sharks will descend on the Glebe this weekend for the world’s largest beer pong festival as they look to score bragging rights, wicked prizes and the tournament’s coveted major trophy.
The Palooza Beer Pong Festival will boast 1,000 teams and over 2,500 athletes all vying for the top spot. If you’ve ever seen the movie Beerfest, this is as close as you’ll get to the underground drinking game tournament seen in the film. Expect hilarious and outrageous costumes, live music from several “big name” DJs, celebrity judges and kegs upon kegs of Ace Hill beer. The event is a fundraiser for the CHEO Foundation.
The 12-hour party kicks off at noon inside the Aberdeen Pavilion. Click here to register.
But drinking games aren’t the only thing happening in the Glebe this weekend.
The weekend kicks off early on Thursday with the Glebe Centre Fundraiser at Boston Pizza, where 10 per cent of all proceeds will go back into the cornerstone retirement home. The centre is billing it as, “an evening you’ll never forget.” The party runs from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Click here to book a reservation.
Looking for a decorative sculpture to brighten up your yard this spring? How about a new decorative bowl for the kitchen? A new coffee mug? You’ll find all that and more this weekend at the Ottawa Guild of Potters’ Spring Sale inside the Horticulture Building. The Friday to Sunday event will boast a pop-up gallery, a mug market, and a kids’ clay area, along with scores of artists and merchants to browse. The sale kicks off Friday at 3 p.m. and closes Sunday at 5 p.m. Click here for sale times and details.
Saturday is a day for the kids. First off, it’s the weekly Kid’s Club at Whole Foods at Lansdowne. The kids can do some crafts at the grocery store while you stock up. They’ll also get a fresh fruit snack and a drink. The kid’s Club runs every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Click here for more details.
Down the street at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s, the kids can show off their Munchkin Master skills during the toy store’s Annual TableTop Day Munchkin Tournament from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tournament boasts a cosplay element, allowing players to dress up and outfit themselves with a weapon or accessory of their own creation. If you can’t commit to the tournament, you can still get your board game fix, as all board games in the store will be marked 20 per cent off. Click here to register.
While it has been a tough start to the season for the Ottawa Fury FC, the soccer club will look to notch its first win of the season Saturday afternoon, after posting a 0-3-1 record in their first three outings. They’ll take on FC Cincinnati at TD Place Stadium at Lansdowne. Kick off is at 2 p.m. Click here for tickets.
If you’ve been drinking beer all Saturday at the beer pong festival, it might be a good idea to head to TD Place bright and early Sunday morning for the Lansdowne Stadium Workout at 8 a.m. The free community workout hosted by Goodlife Fitness is open to anyone aged 12 and up. Trainers will have you running stairs, doing push ups and sit ups and everything else to get you moving. All fitness levels are welcome. Click here to start getting rid of that beer belly.
Sunday is also your chance to stock up on local goods at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market, as merchants, producers and artisans will take over the Aberdeen Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You’ll find fruits and veggies, baked goods, sweets and artisan crafts and jewellery. Click here for more information.
Speaking of jewellery, Magpie Jewellery is hosting another Spring Showcase all day Sunday at the Bank Street store. This week you’ll save 15 per cent of all MEGAN THORNE pieces. The sale is on from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to get your bling on.
So, don’t sit around all weekend bingeing Netflix. Get out in the sun, get out on the town, get out in the Glebe.