The Glebe at a Glance: March 2020
Attention Glebe residents! Don’t make any plans for March.
Seriously, just take a giant red Sharpie and draw a giant x through the month of March. Tell the spring chores to take a hike; change the Wi-Fi password in the house to get the kids off the couch and invite your out-of-town friends to the Glebe for some serious fun.
From the U Sports Final 8 basketball championships and the Ottawa 67’s push towards the playoffs to the St. Paddy’s Day Parade and party that will turn the Glebe into an Irish party March 14.
The month gets a thirst-quenching kickoff at CRAFT Ottawa where the Brewchella Beer & Beverage Festival will have you sipping, sampling, biting all night long. The one-day festival on March 4 features local breweries & brews, menu favourites, spirts, wine and cocktails and over 20 new beers on tap to try. The party gets going at 5 p.m. March 4. Click here for details.
Delight your taste buds with an array of mouth-watering food and drink at the eighth annual Taste for Hope March 4. Don’t miss the foodie event of the year, as a selection of renowned Ottawa chefs serve up sweet and savoury delicacies. Wine, beer or specialty cocktails will keep your whistle wet all night. The evening also boasts a live auction, with all event proceeds going to Shepherds of Good Hope. Get your tickets now!
If you’re a basketball fan, you likely have already got your full tournament pass to sit courtside at the U Sports Final 8 this weekend at TD Place. Eight of the top women’s and men’s university basketball teams from across the country will put it all on the line for chance to hoist the W. P. McGee Trophy as national champs. On the men’s side, the favourites, your Carleton Raven’s look to add an impressive eighth consecutive national title to their resume – adding to the 13 national championships already there. The tournament gets underway with women’s qualifiers Thursday before the men’s quarter-finals begin Friday. Click here for the full tournament schedule and for tickets.
Anyone can croon their favourite guilty pleasure toon in the shower, but do you have the guts to perform it live? Head to Pints and Quarts every Thursday for their weekly Karaoke Night. Everyone is welcome, whether you’re a pro, have no rhythm or can’t hit a note, you’ll still be cheered on from the crowd. The karaoke nights run ever Thursday at 10 p.m. Click here to get singing.
It’s now official, the Ottawa 67’s will close out the season as East Division champions. The Barber Poles clinched the division for the second straight year after last week’s 4-1 win over the Oshawa Generals. Following that game, the 67’s have wracked off five wins in a row and lead the OHL standings by an impressive 11 points. But they aren’t done yet. They take on Oshawa March 13 and then look to remain hot two days later when they face Kingston. They take a little breather over March break, but return to TD Place for their final home game of the season March 20 for a dustup vs. Peterborough. After that, the 67’s will look to make another deep run in the OHL Playoffs and hope to earn a berth into the Memorial Cup. Go 67’s! No Quit!
The Irish are coming out to paint the town green March 14 and there’s a slough of Irish fun to be had along Bank Street and at Lansdowne. Kicking off the celebrations is the 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade that will see a circus of green floats cruise through the Glebe before culminating at Lansdowne. The parade gets going from City Hall around 11 a.m. and should wrap up at Lansdowne Park at 2 p.m. Click here for details on the parade. After that, the real fun begins. Beau’s Brewery is throwing the party of parties inside the Aberdeen Pavilion with hilarious games, green beer and a headlining performance by Ashley MacIsaac. Tickets are $35. Children under 12 are free. Click here for tickets.
Keep the spirit of St. Patrick alive all night at the DJ Skate Night – St. Patrick’s Day Edition at TD Place from 7-10 p.m. Skaters are encouraged to dress up in their best St. Paddy’s attire while the DJ drops an Irish jig or two, or three. Prizes throughout the night as well as food and drink. Bring your skates and rock the green in the Glebe. Tickets are just $5 Click here for tickets.
Don’t have plans for March Break? Thinking of holding down a fun staycation? Well, you’ll be able to take the kids for some free public skating at TD Place, with session from March 16-19. Click here for skating times and details. These public skating events are free to the public.
Coffee lovers rejoice, March 21-22 is for you. The Horticulture Building will be transformed into a giant café for the Ottawa Coffee Fest where coffee lovers can celebrate the unique offerings and local roasters and shops found in Ottawa. Join one of three separate, three-hour sessions from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon. Tickets start at $18. Click here to snag yours today.
Bargain hunters will find all their looking for and more at 613 Flea, the Glebe’s monthly flea market. Browse from scores of merchants selling everything from vintage clothing and vinyl to retro video games and other goods. The market runs March 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the Aberdeen Pavilion. Click here for details.
Paint some, “Happy Little Clouds.” IF you’re a fan of Bob Ross, then you might want to head to Collabo Café for their Just Paint night March 26. While Ross won’t be in attendance, you can learn how to paint those “Happy Little Clouds” with direct input and tips from professional artist Kina Forney. The sessions are $30 for a single session, or you can sign up for the full eight-class course. Click here for details.
Rock out with local boys the Glorious Sons at TD Place March 28. The Kingston indie rock band are out on their 40-date North American Tour and will bring their Canadiana flare to the Glebe for a fun, raucous live show March 28. Click here for tickets.
Watch some of Ottawa’s hottest bartenders battle it out at the Made with Love Cocktail Competition March 30. This event is the Regional Finals. Show up for a spectacle offered by the industry, where the city’s bartenders will gather to highlight Ottawa’s cocktail culture. Tickets start at $55. Click here for details.
While it’s not quite in March, we thought we would let you know about the TD 5 year anniversary celebration of them opening at Lansdowne Park April 2. Enjoy refreshments and reminisce on the past five years at Lansdowne Park. Click here for details.