The Glebe at a Glance – Winterlude, Capital Hoops and hockey highlight a stacked February
If you’re a fan of pretty much anything fun, then this month in the Glebe is the place to be.
No, seriously, there is literally something for everyone in the Glebe throughout much of February: The sports fan, music aficionados, food lovers, shower singers, bargain hunters and trivia kings.
February is certainly one for the books.
The month got an exciting kickoff with the launch of SNOWMANIA in the Glebe for Winterlude, where bundled-up passersby can take in a small zoo of winter wildlife carved out in snow. You’ll spot a lynx, a deer, a walrus, a penguin and a majestic wolf at the following locations throughout the Glebe:
- Bank Street and Chamberlain Avenue (North end of the Glebe, near Reliable Parts)
- Bank Street and Clemow Avenue (North end of the Glebe, near Boston Pizza)
- Bank Street and Second Avenue (Beside Feleena’s Mexican Restaurant)
- Bank Street and Fourth Avenue (beside the Fourth Avenue Baptist Church)
- Bank Street and Holmwood Avenue (in front of Sporting Life)
The Glebe Collegiate Institute is getting set to celebrate its centennial in 2022-23, but they need your help in how to do it properly. The school is looking for ideas on how to celebrate this monumental milestone at an open House Thursday Feb. 6. A vintage homecoming? A 50s style prom? A modern gala? Bring your best ideas to the school for the beginning of something spectacular. The open house runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
Warm up this winter with the Winter Warm Up! Wow, that’s a mouthful. Join one of the country’s top Celtic bands Coig at the Winter Warm Up inside the Horticulture Building February 6 for a stompin’ night of tunes, company, food and drink. Tickets for the show are $125 and can be purchased here.
You’ve witnessed the crazy of the Panda Game. You’ve hollered loud during the intense third period of the Colonel By Classic and now you’ll get to see the Gee Gees and the Ravens battle it out for Ottawa basketball supremacy Friday, February 7. Catch the men’s defending national champs the Ravens as they put their perfect 19-0 record on the line against the 15-4 Gee Gees. Tip off is at 8 p.m. But before the men duke it out, the women will take to the court for a 1st vs 2nd place battle at 6 p.m. The women’s Gee Gees are having a strong season and currently sit in first overall with a 17-2 record. The Ravens aren’t far behind them at 26 points. This will be a buzzer-beater for sure. Get your tickets to both these games and catch top Ottawa basketball action right here in the Glebe.
The Ottawa Winter Farmers’ Market continues throughout February, including this weekend where you can grab the freshest produce, quality handmade goods, vintage finds and more. The Market runs every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Aberdeen Pavilion. Click here for details.
It’s a busy road month for the Ottawa 67’s, but they will be at home four times throughout February so you can get your hockey fix. And if you ever wanted to see the best junior hockey in Canada, now is your chance. The 67’s have been red hot all year and they are showing no signs of slowing down. They’ve won their past nine games straight and are 10 points ahead of the second-place London Knights. Forward Marco Rossi leads all OHL players with an impressive 88 points in just 40 games. The 67’s have three players in the top 10 in scoring with Jack Quinn and Noel Hoefenmayer joining Rossi. Catch these future NHLers on Feb. 9 as they host North Bay, Feb. 16 with a tilt against Windsor, Feb. 25 vs. Kingston, Feb. 28 vs. Oshawa and on Feb. 29 when Barrie blows into town. Go 67’s!
Pints and Quarts is beginning to pick up the pace. New owner Blair Brassard has been whipping the place into shape with new food nights, live shows and trivia challenges that are making pub nights fun again. You can catch the Glebop Jazz Trio on the first Sunday of every month, while Wing Nights are now Tuesday nights. Got a bunch of useless knowledge collecting dust in your brain? Put that knowledge to use during Pints & Quarts Trivia Night. Compete against teams for fun prizes and bragging rights. It’s recommended to reserve a spot to guarantee your team will be in. Click here to test your brain power.
Feeling confident? Think you have had enough shower practice to bring your voice to the stage? Join Chris Zimmerman for a new weekly Open Mic Night at Pints and Quarts every Wednesday night. Everyone is welcome, whether you are ruining a classic or playing your own tunes. The music gets going at 10 p.m. Click here for details. Pints and Quarts also launches its Live Music Series Feb. 14 with Allaire and Stryker. The Friday Night Live Music Series will be a bi-weekly show at the Bank Street pub. Click here for details.
Grab your family, lace up the skates and head to the Arena at TD Place Feb. 14 for a free public skate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. and skaters are asked to enter the building through Gate 2. Click here for details.
Feeling romantic? Take your date on a unique date this year, as the Arena at TD Place will transform into a romantic disco with a DJ providing the soundtrack to your love story on Feb. 22. The DJ Skate Date Night features a live DJ who will be spinning Michael Bolton on repeat. No, not really, but you’ll probably here a few of his hits mixed in there. The skate night runs from 7-10 p.m. and boasts a number of fun prizes and food and drink. Tickets are just $5. Click here to get yours now.
If you’d rather be the DJ, head to Collabo Café Feb. 23 for a cool new music event that invites the public to sample music and play it back to a live audience. The Ottawa Loop Sessions allows participants to sample beats from a selected record, then bring those samples to their own workstation to record a track. Everything is provided, all you have to do is show up and sample some beats. The event runs from 5-10 p.m. Click here for details.
Seventeen Voyces are bringing Giacomo Carissimi’s ‘Oratorio’ Jepetha to life under the direction of Kevin Reeves. Jeptha’ was considered Carissimi’s his finest work, his finest ‘oratorio’ — for its ‘capacity to move the minds of its listeners’. Works by two of his Baroque contemporaries will complete the program — Claudio Monteverdi’s Magnificat for 6 Voices and Antonio Caldara’s Magnificat for 16 voices. Joining Seventeen Voyces to present Jeptha are two former members of Seventeen Voyces, soprano Bronwyn Thies -Thompson from Montreal and tenor Dillion Parmer from Ottawa as well as from the Ottawa Baroque Consort cellist Olivier Henchiri and harpsichordist and organist Marie Bouchard. The concert takes place Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Matthew’s Anglican Church. Click here for tickets.
That’s your month in a nutshell. Mark your calendars and we will meet you in funtown!