Escapade, Yoga and Farmers’ Market this weekend in the Glebe

June 21, 2018 | by glebeadmin

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If you like sports, beer, EDM music, yoga and exercise, then this weekend is for you in the Glebe.

It’s another packed weekend of fun in the neighbourhood with everything from beer parties to the Ottawa Farmers’ Market at Lansdowne Park.

The party kicks off with a bang Thursday, as the Ottawa REDBLACKS are back to kick off the 2018 season at TD Place against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The REDBLACKS will be seeking revenge, after losing a heartbreaker to the Roughriders in last year’s playoffs. Kick off is at 7:30 p.m., but the party begins around 3 p.m. as Bank Street will be alive with super fans, live music, face painters, and stilt walkers from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Get your face painted in red and black or show up in front of Local Public Eatery and take a few silly snaps inside our REDBLACKS photo booth. Come early, stay late. Click here for tickets.

If you’re heading to the game, you’ll be hungry and there is not better place to be than in the Glebe.  Thursday also marks the launch of Canadian Eats, the Glebe’s new food showcase that celebrates our national cuisine through a variety of dishes created by our local chefs. Taste everything from Maritime Clam Chowder to Canuck Burgers and everything in between. Diners who eat in a participating restaurant from June 21 to Canada Day could win a dinner package to share with up to eight friends. Check out our menu online here.

You’ll be thirsty too! Before heading up to TD Place, you may want to put a little liquid courage in your belly. Head to Clocktower Brewpub Thursday night for the launch of their new Ottawa Pale Ale. The Ottawa-exclusive beer boasts an isolated yeast strain from fruit from Rideau Pines Farm, which is only found in Ottawa. Come taste the fruity ale tonight at Clocktower. Click here to pull on the taps.

Local artist Jaya Krishnan is launching is new exhibit, Cascading Florals, at his Second Avenue gallery starting this Friday. Explore Jaya’s vibrant and stunning series of paintings that are inspired by the flowers that bloom in Oaxaca, Mexico. The show runs June 22 to July 22 at his gallery at 137 Second Avenue. Click here for show details.

Calling all ravers! The bass will be bumping throughout Lansdowne Park this weekend as the Escapade Music Festival returns to the great lawn for two full days of techno, trance, house, bass and dubstep. This year’s headliners include Alesso, Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade and Zedd, among other selectors. Click here to turn it up to 11.

Stretch it out Saturday morning at CRAFT Beer Market for the Bend and Brunch Summer session at 9:30 a.m. Join Yoga on Tap for Stiegl Radlers, or Culture Kombucha, and then stay for brunch on the patio. Click here to learn more.

Need lettuce? Peas or beets? Head to the Ottawa Farmers’ Market this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and get all your local goods in one spot. Click here for more information.

Push it! Support Colorectal Cancer Canada this Sunday by joining them in their annual 5K Walk & 10K Run, starting at the Horticulture Building at 10 a.m. The annual event has raised over $5.4 million to date to support research, education, awareness and patient support. Click here to get your buns moving.

And if you’re looking for a fun way to end the weekend with family, head to the Glebe Community Centre for Annie the Musical. The Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group is putting on the classic tale from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for tickets.