Burlesque, comedy, music and football all in the Glebe this weekend

August 6, 2015 | by glebeadmin
Miss A in a Bubble spins above the crowd in her sphere.

Miss A in a Bubble spins above the crowd in her sphere.

Wild acrobatics, insane juggling, burlesque, showgirls?

Yup, it’s all coming to the Glebe all month long.

The storied Spiegelworld circus and burlesque show is uprooting from its home in New York City and heading to the Glebe July 29-Aug. 23 for close to a month of seductive circusry, acrobatics and magical entertainment.

Spiegelworld’s latest show Empire is hot off the heels of sold out seasons in New York City,  Australia, Japan and New Zealand and now, the high-flying show is headed to the South Court at Lansdowne.

The show has been garnering rave reviews across the globe and features everything from hilarious comedy to sultry burlesque dancing. The show isn’t for the full family, but if you’ve got some teenagers in your household, the show is far better than leaving them home to play violent video games.

Tickets are as low as $45. Click here for tickets to one of the most jaw-dropping performances you will ever see in the Glebe.

While it may be the sexiest thing in the Glebe this week, Spiegelworld’s Empire is just the tip of the iceberg for happenings in the Glebe over the next several days.

As always, Ottawa farmers are working hard, toiling in the garden to bring you the freshest produce in the valley. The Ottawa Farmers’ Market is on Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. while the big days Sunday runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There is always great live music and fresh lemonade and homemade artisan crafts that you won’t find anywhere else than in the Glebe.

Click here for more information.

Looking to get out of the office, stretch up from your desk and get a little active during your lunch break?

Momentum Fridays is the perfect excuse to break away from your desk after a hectic week. Join yoga and dance instructors for a free hour of activities from noon to 1 p.m. every Friday at Lansdowne. Click here to get moving.

The Ottawa Farmers Market gets underway this Sunday at Lansdowne.

The Ottawa Farmers Market is in full swing at Lansdowne Park.

And if you’re a football fan, you probably don’t need reminding that the Ottawa RedBlacks are taking on rivals the Montreal Alouettes Friday night at TD Place.

The RedBlacks are looking to return to their winning ways after their dramatic 29-26 win over the Calgary Stampeders on July 29 and a win Friday would give the RedBlacks sole position of first place in the East Division. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. The game is nearly sold-out, with only single seats left. Try your luck here.

And hockey players are probably already taping their sticks for Saturday’s Their Opportunity Ball Hockey Tournament inside the Aberdeen Pavilion. The 3-on-3 tournament is still accepting teams at a $400 fee per squad, with cash going back to Their Opportunity, an organization dedicated to providing low-income families an opportunity for their kids to play organized sports. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. with games starting at 10:00 a.m. Click here to register a team.

And if you’re looking to shake, shake, shake Sunday night, the Lansdowne Summer Art Series is on every week and it’s your ticket to free, quality live music from local talent that will make you pay more attention to Ottawa’s eclectic music scene. This Sunday the Bytown Ukulele Group Boys bring their joyful strumming to the Glebe starting at 5:30 p.m. The concerts are always free, just bring your own dancing shoes.

So, throw on your flip flops, don your shaded spectacles, toss on the board shorts and come to the Glebe for a week of fantastic entertainment. And if you are just about to start your summer holidays, sorry, but after reading what’s going on right in your backyard, you might as well make it a staycation.