Flea Market, Future Cities and Kids Club all in the Glebe this weekend

February 22, 2018 | by glebeadmin

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Looking for the perfect vintage sweater to complete your hipster look? How about a pair of new handmade slippers? Brownies, anyone?

Treasure hunters and crate diggers will be in their own heaven this Saturday, as the Aberdeen Pavilion will be converted into a giant flea market for 613 Flea with over 100 vendors selling off their eclectic goods, handmades, and one-of-a-kind finds.

The bustling marketplace boasts everything from birdhouses and bowls, to sweets, treats and artisan goods that will add to your eclectic collection at home, or fill your belly at the event.

613 Flea runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at the Aberdeen Pavilion in the Glebe. More information can be found here.

Your search for hidden gems continues all day Sunday at the Ottawa Winter Farmers Market inside the Aberdeen Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market is the city’s only year-round, producer-only farmers’ market. Snatch up your favourite local grains, meats, cheeses, locally-produce baked goods, artisan crafts and jewellery. Click here for more details on the Winter Farmers’ Market.

But the weekend really begins Friday night with a Log Drive concert at Abbotsford House featuring Timothy Blinks and Chrissy Steinbock. The duo will perform a selection of ballads and old tunes on the theme of love and death. The concert starts at 7:30 with tickets at $10. Click here for more information.

Curious about what our city will look like in the future? You’re not alone. Join science-fiction writer and futurist Madeline Ashby, urban designer Ken Greenberg, and professor and big data researcher Tracey Lauriault for the Future Cities Forum Friday night at the Horticulture Building. The three keynote speakers will discuss their speculations on future cities in the context of emerging and disruptive technologies.  How will a citizen be in public or private in our new data-driven city? Who will be the heroes and anti-heroes of the cities to come? Join this thrilling discussion Friday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. More can be found here.

Kids can get a creative start on the day Saturday morning at Whole Foods Market at Lansdowne for the weekly Kids Club that features a craft or activity and a fresh fruit snack for the kids. Parents get free coffee. The Kids Club runs every Saturday at the Lansdowne grocery store from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Click here to find out more.