Food, music, art: all in the Glebe this weekend!

July 9, 2015 | by glebeadmin
Skratch Bastid brings his Bastid's BBQ to the Glebe July 11.

Skratch Bastid brings his Bastid’s BBQ to the Glebe July 11.

If you like food and music, the Glebe is the place to be this weekend.

Canadian DJ Skratch Bastid is rolling into the Glebe Saturday for a daytime dance party that will feature burgers, beats and big name DJs at TD Place.

The Skratch master is pulling in with his mobile DJ truck – a massive bus that converts into a raging DJ stage – and a bunch of local DJs who have come up with a delicious menu of tunes from old school funk and hip hop to house. There will be something for everyone to chew on this Saturday.

The afternoon party is all-ages, so bring the kids down for a day of dancing in the sun and support local selectors Bear Witness, DJ Magnificent, Acro and Iggy Smalls as they cook up a spicy dance floor that knows no genres.

The party starts at 4 p.m. and goes past sundown until 11 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Get them here.

If you’re in the Glebe the day before between noon and 1 p.m., head to Lansdowne Park for Momentum Fridays – a free hour of activities to get you moving. There is dance, yoga, Bootcamp, Acro/Partner Yoga and Zumba. It’s free every Friday. Click here for more information.

Things will get groovy in the Glebe Sunday when the Big Soul Project takes over the Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park from 5-7 p.m. Pick up some picnic supplies at one of the Glebe’s fine grocers Metro McKeen, Loblaw’s, Whole Foods or II Negosio Nicastro and enjoy some great live music with the family. It’s all part of the City of Ottawa’s Summer Art Series that features new local artists every week all summer long. This week’s show featuring The Big Soul Project boasts more than 150 choir members who run the gamete of music from R&B, Gospel, Soul, Rock and Motown. It’s the perfect wind down to the weekend. It’s all free. More information here.

And just a few steps away, you know there is always quality live music blasting out of Irene’s Pub on Bank Street. Friday will see Toronto rockers Long Range Hustle take over the bar alongside locals Fathers of Modern Rocketry.

Saturday’s bill features a yacht rock party with Ottawa’s Pleasure Craft. The band will be whipping though 75s-85s soft rock. Think Hall and Oates, TOTO and Huey Lewis and the News. Bring your sailor’s cap and dance all night. Check out the entire summer lineup here.

Over at FarmTeam Cookhouse and Bar, there is a live DJ every night spinning up lounge tunes while Saturday’s feature a live local band rocking the bar. More info here.

And don’t forget every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday The Ottawa Farmers’ Market is on at the Aberdeen Square. Fresh local produce, artisan crafts and ice cold lemonade.

There’s always lots to do in the Glebe. All you have to do is show up. See you in the sun.