Dance show tonight at Glebe Community Centre
Live music, FIFA and Farmers’ Market on this weekend in the Glebe
Glebe residents are going to get jiggy with it this week when a handful of dance troupes take over the Glebe Community Centre Wednesday night.
Emilie Phaneuf is throwing the Thursday night dance event that will feature scores of dancers running through the gamut of urban style dance. There will be everything from salsa dancing and hip hop to dancehall and BPM style of club dancing.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are absolutely free. Come check out some local, street-style dance and you can bet they will be blasting some wicket tunes. For more information, click here.
And, it goes without saying, Irene’s Pub in the Glebe has an amazing lineup of tunes every weekend and this Friday and Saturday are no different.
B.A. Johnston blows into town from Hamilton Friday night with his quirky folk rock. He’ll show up with local power folk group The Steamers, as well as Halifax alt-rapper Jesse Dangerously. It’s an eclectic night of music you can only find in the Glebe.
And if you’ve ever heard Chelsea/Ottawa band The Flats play at Ottawa Bluesfest, you know how good they are. While they changed their name to St. Stephens, the six-piece alt pop group still packs their signature punch and will bring it to Irene’s Saturday night. The Steve Marriner band closes out the weekend at Irene’s. Check the full lineup for June here.
If you’re into more of a dancey vibe, the crew at FarmTeam Cookhouse blasts the beats with a live party DJ every Friday night from 9 p.m. until close. Live music happens at the bar Saturday nights – every genre you could imagine. Check them out here.
Pubs at Lansdowne, including Joey, Local, Milestones and Jack Astors usually have DJs during the weekends, but if they don’t, at least you’ll be able to play bocce ball, lawn bowling and ping pong on the Local patio.
And if you’re into sports, there is really nowhere else to be Friday night in Ottawa than at Lansdowne Stadium when USA takes on China for a quarterfinal dustup at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. A berth in the semi-finals is on the line, as the Americans, ranked 2nd in the world, try to continue their quest for gold. The elimination match starts at 7:30 p.m. at Lansdowne in the Glebe. Get tickets here.
And if you will only stay true to your home colours, Canada takes on England Saturday afternoon in Vancouver and Glebe pubs will be playing the game live. Come down, grab a cold one, a burger and some wings and cheer on Canada.
And, as with every Sunday, the amazing Ottawa Farmer’s Market is on from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the iconic Aberdeen Pavilion. Come pick up some fresh produce, local artisan trinkets and crafts, or cool down with the best freshly squeezed lemonade in town.
Don’t stay inside this weekend. Come to the Glebe, where there truly is something for everyone. See you around.