Bull riding, beer fest, big game for RedBlacks this weekend in the Glebe

August 17, 2016 | by glebeadmin

The Ottawa RedBlacks will look to continue its winning ways this week when the Montreal Alouettes blow into town for a tilt at TD Place Friday night in the Glebe.

The RedBlacks have been clinging to first place in the East Division, leading by just one point after the second-place Argonauts dropped to 4-3-0 after a disappointing 34-17 loss to Winnipeg last week.

The RedBlacks now have a chance to extend that East Division lead Friday when they take on the last-place Alouettes and they should be rested after sitting out last week’s bye week.

Starting quarterback Henry Burris is expected to start the game, but he’ll likely be on a short leash, as second-stringer Trevor Harris, who has been lights out in his 4 starts this year, is back from injury and waiting for his shot to return to pivoting the team.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Friday night. Click here for tickets.

But don’t show up for the game at 6:55 p.m. Show up early and stay late, there is always tons of stuff happening in the Glebe. In fact, you may just want to camp out somewhere in the Glebe over the weekend, as you’ll want to be in the neighbourhood Saturday morning and late Sunday night.

It all starts Saturday morning during A Courtyard Kaleidoscope Music Saturdays at the Fourth Avenue Baptist Church. Join Ottawa band Modasaurus for a free outdoor concert from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday. Click here for more information.

After shaking your soul, zip up those Wranglers, don that cowboy hat and boots and button up that flannel shirt because things are gonna get dusty inside the TD Place Arena when the circuit of professional Bull Riders show up Saturday night. Watch some of the world’s toughest cowboys tame the wildest of bulls in the most intense eight seconds you’ll ever live experience. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. Giddy up. Tickets here.

Find a place to crash in the Glebe Saturday night and be out bright and early to get the freshest fare at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. Every Sunday from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m., Ottawa producers bring their best to Lansdowne. Looking for fresh veggies? Artisan crafts, the tastiest lemonade the nation’s capital has to offer? Head on down to the Farmers’ Market every Sunday. Click here for more information.

But don’t head home yet? Taste some of what the Glebe Food Tour has to offer, check out some of your favourite beers at Cask-a-Palooza at the Craft Beer Market or join the Hillbilly Hepcats at the Lansdowne Summer Art Series Sunday night.

It’s a weekend for all, only in the Glebe. See you down in the hippest neighbourhood in Ottawa.