The Glebe at a Glance: June 2019
If you’re counting down the remaining days of June as you inch closer and closer towards summer vacation, you can stop looking at the calendar.
When you see the list of events stacked up for June in the Glebe, you won’t want the month to end. There’s everything from art shows and international volleyball championships to food events, yoga, sports and music – and it all happens right here in the Glebe.
Kicking the month off is the Craft Beer Market’s third anniversary on June 5. Come celebrate the craft beer pub by sipping some complimentary samples, appetizers and helping them launch their new summer rotating beers. The day will also feature door prizes, a live DJ and more. The celebration kicks off at 4 p.m. June 5. Click here for details.
Beginning June 6, Studio Sixty Six is launching a new exhibition to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, featuring award-winning Ottawa photographer Leslie Hossack. The D-Day Normandy 1944 show will feature a number of works from Hossack’s book, H-Hour, Normandy 1944, related to Normandy and the D-Day invasion. Browse through this stunning and compelling photo essay from June 6 to June 16. Opening reception kicks off June 6 at 6 p.m. Click here for details.
Set, spike, serve! TD Place will have all the volleyball action you can handle from June 7-9 for the Volleyball Nations League. Come and cheer on Canada as they take on Australia, Germany and Serbia as part of a five-week pool play stage. Canada will play all three days of the tournament, at 7:30 p.m. June 7; 7 p.m. June 8 and 4 p.m. June 9. Click here for tickets.
We know how much you bargain hunters love 613 Flea, but now the Ottawa flea market is turning the lights off for the 613 Night Market inside the Aberdeen Pavilion June 7. Explore an array of eclectic goods, handmades, antiques and collectibles from 5 to 10 p.m. June 7. Click here for details. 613 Flea returns the following day for a full day market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Do it for Daron! The DFID Foundation is hosting a Purple & Blues fundraiser of all fundraisers June 7 and they’ve invited top 10 Billboard Blues Artist JW Jones to rock out inside the Horticulture Building. The Purple & Blues event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. with tickets at $29. Click here for details.
Art in the park! The New Art Festival, Ottawa’s longest-running outdoor art exhibit takes over the Glebe’s Central Park June 8-9. Browse one-of-a-kind handmade art in all forms from nearly 200 visual artists. The event is free and runs June 8-9 from 10- a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for more information.
Run, Glebites, run! Mark your calendars for June 8, as the Movement Co is bringing back its Glebe running race, the Glebe Mile on June 8. The family-friendly event is a one-mile running race for joggers at all levels. Slower running will be in the first heats, while elite running will compete in the entertaining Elimination Mile at the end of the night. The races take part on the fields of Glebe Collegiate and will also feature live music. Click here to register for the Glebe Mile. Also, don’t forget about Push for your Tush June 23, which features a 5-km walk and a 10-km run to raise money and awareness for colorectal cancer. Click here to register.
Calling all salsa dancers! Ottawa Salsapalooza takes over the Glebe Community Centre June 8. The event will feature 30 local dance performances of all kinds, followed by social dancing for the evening. Dancers of all levels are invited to attend. Proceeds from the evening will go towards the Ottawa Food Bank. Click here for more information.
Let’s go to the movies! The Ottawa Indian Film Festival Awards will take over the Aberdeen Square June 11 to 15 for a week of Indian films, awards and culture. Come down to the Glebe and support local Indian filmmakers while taking in some compelling movies. Click here for more details.
Sip, swallow, bite, taste and gulp. That’s what you’ll be doing at GNAG’s Beer & Bites, a four-course social event that showcases four beers of a variety of styles. Your meal will be freshly prepared with local ingredients and each course is matched by a specially selected beer whose flavours compliment the food. The food and beer celebration runs June 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Glebe Community Centre. Tickets are $70. Click here for details.
In case you haven’t heard, the Ottawa Fury FC are unbeaten in their last six games. You’ll want to catch this time while they’re red hot June 15 when Memphis blows into town for a mid-season dustup. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Cheer on the Fury as they climb their way to the top of the USL standings. Click here for tickets. The Ottawa Fury also take on the Montreal Impact June 18 for the CapCity Cup. The team will play a friendly home-and-home series against the Impact. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets to that game.
Full Moon Yoga is back at Lansdowne Park, beginning May 18 on the Great Lawn from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rama Lotus Yoga Centre and the City of Ottawa are teaming up for another season of free outdoor yoga. Full Moon Yoga will run once a month on June 17, July 16, August 15 and Sept. 14. Click here for details.
Football is back in the capital! The Ottawa REDBLACKS hit the field at TD Place for their home opener June 20 vs. the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. but get here early because Bank Street will be alive with superfans, live music, face painters and stilt walkers before the game to pump you up. It all kicks off around 3 p.m. June 20. Get down here early and stay late. Click here for tickets.
Celebrate our national cuisine! From June 21 to Canada Day, chefs in the Glebe are putting Canada on a plate. Maple bacon burgers, fiddleheads and more will be on the menu for 10 days leading up to Canada Day. The full menu has not yet been set, but you can check canadianeats.ca by mid June to see all the amazing dishes.
Head to the Glebe Community Centre June 21 for the Sustainable Fashion Show and you’ll have access to incredible deals on designer clothing and accessories, pop-ups by local businesses and free drinks and food. The fashion show runs June 21 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Click here for details.
DJ Snake and Martin Garrix are set to turn the Great Lawn into a rave June 23-24 for the Escapade Music Festival. The two-day electronic music festival will feature more than 28 global EDM DJs who will drop the bass in the Glebe all weekend long. Click here for tickets.
Forget Will Smith, head to the Glebe Community Centre for Aladdin Jr: The Musical. Join GNAG for their Youth Theatre production of Disney’s Aladdin on June 23 at the Glebe Community Centre. Take in the beloved story as our Glebe youth put their own spin on the classic tale. Showtime is at 1 p.m. Click here for tickets.
Do you have trouble remembering the names of people you have just met? Do you struggle to recall dates, facts or phone numbers? If you do, then the Art of Memory with mind reader Jaymes White is for you. Jaymes will provide participants of the workshop with a fresh insight into the hidden powers of the human mind. Take in this mind-bending workshop at the Glebe Community Centre June 26 at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets.
It’s a busy month. We will see you in the Glebe!