Fury, roller disco and Shakespeare in the Glebe this weekend
Ottawa Fury FC is going to need some rowdy fans to get behind them this Saturday, as they look to get back into the playoff picture in the United Soccer League.
A tough start to the season has them outside the postseason cut-off, in 12th place in the Eastern Conference, but a win this weekend over Toronto FC II could catapult them up the standings, just a point out of contention.
The team is due for a win at home, as they haven’t notched three points since late June. The squad will be looking for some much-needed offence this weekend, and a rowdy crowd will help push them along.
Kick off is at 7 p.m. Saturday night at TD Place, with tickets between $10-33. Click here to grab your tickets to The Beautiful Game.
But weekend celebrations in the Glebe get going well before kickoff, as there is a slate of events to get you and the entire family moving.
Ottawa Welcomes the World: Thailand
You don’t need an expensive plane ticket to experience Thailand. Just show up at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne and take in Thai culture all day Friday. The “Amazing Thailand” festival will boast traditional cuisine, art, music and dance, as well as exhilarating Muay Thai demonstrations. The day kicks off at 10 a.m. Friday and runs until 6 p.m. Click here to start mapping out your Thailand vacation.
Take a trip to Lithuania
While you’ve got your travel bug running things, you may as well hit up Lithuania while you’re in the Glebe. Ottawa Welcomes the World continues with a Lithuanian celebration Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Take in some folk dancing, choral singing and traditional cuisine. Click here to find out more.
Saturday Night Fever!
Pull out those bell bottoms, and those high wasted hot pants, because the Aberdeen Pavilion will be transformed into a 70s disco roller rink for the Family Roller-skating event Saturday night. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and skate rentals are available on site. There are two sessions available, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Click here to get rolling.
Shakespeare in the Park!
Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art though Romeo? Come and see the Shakespearean classic Sunday night at the Lansdowne Summer Art Series in the Glebe. Bear & Company have been touring parks in the Ottawa region all summer and the Capulets and the Montagues will continue their feud at Lansdowne Park this weekend at 6 p.m. The event is free for all ages. Click here for more information.
Loch Ness Monster at Lansdowne
Grab a blanket, some snacks and watch the Scottish mythological creature come to life on the Great Lawn during the Lansdowne Movie Nights Monday night. The Water Horse tells the story of the Loch Ness monster and the relationship between a young boy who discovers his existence. It’s the perfect mid-summer family outing. Showtimes are at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. Click here for show times and the movie list for the summer.