The Glebe at a Glance: April 2019

April 8, 2019 | by glebeadmin

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April is going to be a great month in the Glebe, especially if you’re a fan of soccer, hockey, music, theatre or partying.

From community theatre to major concerts, the Glebe will be buzzing all month long and this is your guide to it all. Here’s your Glebe at a Glance for the month of April.

Kicking things off this month is the Canadian Premiere of The Wind in the Willows at the Glebe Community Centre from April 9-14. Kenneth Grahame’s wild tale about the thrill-seeking, lovable menace Mr. Toad comes to life in a brand new musical comedy. Watch Mr. Toad’s need for speed get him into serious trouble. Can Mr. Toad make the daring escape from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders? Find out at the Glebe Community Centre from April 9-14. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children.  Click here for details.

Avid readers will be lined up at Mutchmor Public School April 11 through April 14 for the annual spring book sale. Browse over 20,000 used books at fantastic prices. The yearly book sale is the school’s major fundraiser, with money raised this year going towards a new play structure on the Mutchmor field, as well as charities that benefit children. The sale kicks off Thursday at 4 p.m. and runs through the weekend. Click here for details.

Ever built an egg car? You’ll be tasked with just that during The Great Egg Race at Lansdowne Park on April 13. Design an egg car and race it to glory. Participants will be given everything they need to build a racer. They’ll each have 30 minutes to design and build their car that is both fast, but also safe, so as not to crack their egg. The egg that goes the farthest with the least amount of damage wins. There are three divisions for younger kids, adolescents and teens from 11-14. The action runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lansdowne Park. Admission is free. Click here for more information.

If the Ottawa 67’s keep playing the way they have been, there won’t be too many more home games this year, as they Barber Poles are now up 2-0 on the Sudbury Wolves in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals. A loss in Sudbury either Tuesday or Thursday will bring the series back to TD Place April 13 and April 16, if necessary. But if the 67’s sweep the series; we will have to wait and see who their next foe is. Stay tuned to our twitter page for updates here.

Also, on April 13, the Ottawa Fury hit the pitch for a date with Loudoun United FC. The Fury have started off the season fair, notching one win, one loss and one draw in their first three outings. They’re hoping for another win at home April 13. Click here for tickets.

The Ottawa Winter Farmers’ Market will be heading outdoors at the end of the month, but in the meantime, you’ll be able to browse produce and artisan goods inside the Aberdeen Pavilion every Sunday throughout the month. The Market runs form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for details.

Experience the mind of Leonardo da Vinci through music. In the Footsteps of  Da Vinci will take you into the famous painter’s ambitious project to build the larges bridge in the world in Istanbul. While the project never came to fruition, his unfinished brainchild will come to life in music. Don’t miss this special concert at the Horticulture Building on April 14. Tickets start at $14. Click here for details.

Calling all entrepreneurs. Grow your small business at Ottawa next eSAX speed networking event on April 17 at the Horticulture Building. Create lasting connections and further your brand at this trade show and networking event. Tickets are $30. Click here to register now.

Are you a bargain hunter? The Aberdeen Pavilion will be your hunting grounds on April 20 as 613 Flea returns for its monthly flea market. Scoop vintage finds, rare vinyl, ancient video games and more at this buzzing market. The bargain hunting gets underway at 10 a.m. so get there early. Click here for details.

If you’re into art, then you’ll want to head to the Horticulture Building on April 24 for the Algonquin College Graphic Design Show, where the college’s 2019 grads will be showing off their top projects. Explore the future of graphic design at this stunning show. Tickets are free. Click here for more information.

Theatre fans have likely already got April 25 marked off on their calendar, as the winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, Kinky Boots comes to TD Place for one night only. Kinky Boots won Best Musical in 2013 and features an award-winning score by Cyndi Lauper. Don’t miss this special night. Click here for tickets.

Are you a shark at beer pong? Did you win your college tournament? If so, then the Palooza Beer Pong Festival wants you for an outrageous beer pong tournament April 27 at the Aberdeen Pavilion. The day will feature more than 2,000 competitors, food, live DJs and, of course, a ton of beer. The event runs from noon to 9 p.m. Click here for information.

Music fans are in for a treat April 27 when Metric and July Talk take over TD Place for a night of indie rock at its finest. Metric is currently on a 12-date Canadian tour and will stop at the Arena at TD Place for a night of rockin’ tunes. Tickets are between $36 and $66. Click here to snag yours.

The Ottawa Fury also return for another home game on April 28 when the Atlanta United blow into town for an early-season tilt. Kick off for that game is at 2 p.m. Click here for tickets.