The Glebe at a Glance: March 2019
There’s nothing worse than finding out about an awesome event to attend, only to learn that tickets have already sold out.
We often let our readers know what’s happening every weekend in the Glebe, but sometimes it’s just a bit too late. In our new monthly series, The Glebe at a Glance, we aim to alert you about upcoming events that you will want to scoop tickets early for.
Concerts, comedy events, sports matches…you name it. Here’s a run down of what’s happening in March.
Kicking the month off on March 2 is the Tamal Festival – a celebration of the popular, ubiquitous tamales of Latin America. Taste a suite of tamales from various Latin countries, with various fillings. The festival will feature live music, food and a whole lot of tamales. Click here for details.
The Ottawa Winter Farmers’ Market continues throughout March every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Aberdeen Pavilion, where you can browse goods from local farmers and artisans. Click here for more details.
Wanna check out the hottest team in the Ontario Hockey League and watch future stars of the NHL battle it out on the ice? The Ottawa 67’s hit the ice March 3 vs Mississauga, March 9 vs Oshawa, March 15 vs Peterborough and a 90’s-themed game on March 17 vs. Kingston. Grab your tickets now and watch the 67’s make a run at the OHL Championship and the Memorial Cup.
Food lovers may already have their tickets to the Shepherds of Good Hope’s Taste of Hope event at the Horticulture Building March 6. Eighteen renowned Ottawa chefs are putting their skills to work for a night full of mouth-watering dishes that will have you going back for seconds. Sip on wine, gorge on food and bid on items in support of Shepherds of Good Hope. Tickets are $150, which come with a $100 tax receipt. Click here for tickets.
If you didn’t get enough to eat at Taste of Hope, you may want to head to the Glebe Community Centre on March 7 for Beer & Bites. Enjoy a four-course, “Beer & Bites” meal showcasing four beers that will be paired with each course of your meal. Tickets are $70. Click here for more information.
Art Lovers will want to mark March 8 on their calendar, as Studio Sixty Six launches its new show, INTERPLAYS, featuring the painting works of Laurence Finet, Natalie Bruvels and Andrew Beck. The show runs from March 8 to April 21. Click here for details.
Going back to the old school! TD Place Arena will be the spot to get nostalgic March 8, as their popular Monthly DJ Skate Night returns with an old school hip hop theme. Cruise around the ice while grooving to those undeniable hits from artists like a Tribe Called Quest, Run D.M.C and other hip hop pioneers of the 80s and 90s. Tickets are just $5 with the event running from 7-11 p.m. Click here for more information.
Need a break? March Break in Ontario kicks off March 11-15 and GNAG has got a series of fun camps to keep the kids busy. From book-themed camps for kindergarten students to a full week of Survivor Camp for Grades 5-7, GNAG is the place to be for March break. The neighbourhood group offers camp for every age. Check them out here.
If you’re keeping the kids at home for the week, you’ll want a few things to do with them to get them off the couch and away from playing hours of Fortnite. The Arena at TD Place is offering four days of free public skating for everyone. The skate days run March 11 and 13 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and on March 12 and 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for full details.
Feeling green? Join us on Bank Street March 16 for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Glebe. Grab a prime spot along the sidewalk on Bank Street and watch the green magic float by. Attendees are encouraged to don their greenest green and get into the St. Paddy’s Day spirit. The parade route begins at Ottawa City Hall and then heads down Bank Street to Lansdowne Park. Click here for details.
Following the parade, those who want to keep the party going can head to the Aberdeen Pavilion for the Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party beginning at noon on March 16. The party will boast live music, traditional Irish cuisine and a whole lot of green beer. Tickets are $5 for kids under 18 and $29 for adults. Click here for more information.
St. Patrick’s Day is alive and well in the Glebe, as the Ottawa Irish Arts is hosting a traditional Saint Patrick’s Irish Dinner and Dance at the Blessed Sacrament Church (194 Fourth Ave) on March 16. Bring your dancing shoes and your appetite, as you will be treated to traditional Irish stew, bread and tea as well as a performance by the award-winning Ottawa Céilí Band. The party kicks off at 5: 30 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. Tickets are $5 for kids under 12 and $30 for adults. Click here for more information.
Young music fans will be flocking to TD Place March 16 to see Vancouver pop rock outfit Marianas Trench. The multi-double platinum selling band brings their Suspending Gravity Tour to Ottawa alongside break-out Canadian duo Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine. Click here for tickets.
Broadway at Lansdowne! Take in Broadways’ Best Party with Rock of Ages at TD Place March 21. The show was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Watch this mind-blowing, face-melting performance. Tickets are between $50 and $90. Click here for information.
Coffee heads unite! Join coffee lovers around the city for the Ottawa Coffee Fest March 23 at the Horticulture Building. Sip some joe, eat some food and take in live entertainment all day long. Tickets are $15 for adults, with kids under 12 free. Click here for more information.
Close your eyes and taste! That’s what diners will be doing March 28 for the Dining in the Dark fundraiser for the CNIB Foundation at the Crust & Crate Public House. The march edition is Beer vs. Wine and features a four-course meal with beer and win pairings. Tickets range between $100 and $150. Click here for more information.
Wow, that’s a lot to take in. Just grab that red Sharpie and fill in your March with fun.