The Glebe at a Glance – May 2019
I hope you haven’t got any significant travel plans this spring, because you’ll have a mad case of FOMO if you aren’t sticking around the Glebe for the month of May.
The month is packed to the brim with events to keep you and the family busy – everything from OHL playoff hockey, food and beer festivals, to theatre, music, sports, dance and a Garage Sale for the ages.
The month kicks off with a delicious bang, as Ottawa Magazine hosts its Best Restaurants of 2019 event at the Aberdeen Pavilion May 7. Taste the succulent creations from this year’s nominees, including the Glebe’s own Erling’s Variety and The Rowan. Click here for more details.
Wednesday afternoon will see the Glebe invaded by school children, as Ottawa Fury FC hosts its annual School Day Game at TD Place May 8. The New York Red Bulls are in town for an afternoon matinee. Click here for more information.
Beer fans will unite under one roof – The Aberdeen Pavilion – May 10-11 for the Ottawa Beer Fest. Sample a number of Ontario craft beers while challenging your buddies to a round of Beer Pong. The festival will also feature Yoga on Tap, Beer U and a Craft Beer Run. The fest runs 3 p.m. to midnight on May 10 and 11 a.m. to midnight May 11. Click here for your tickets.
After suffering their first loss of the playoffs, the Ottawa 67’s will host a third home playoff game for the first time of the post season. The 67’s take on The Guelph Storm in Game 5 of the OHL Championship on May 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets are selling fast, so get yours now. Click here for tickets.
Have you got a house full of runners? You may already be signed up for the Sporting Life 10K, set to take over the neighbourhood on May 12. The fundraiser will raise cash to send kid affected by childhood cancer attend OOCH Camp this summer. The run kicks off at 8 a.m. May 12. Click here to register.
Looking to spend a nice day with mum? Why not take her to a soccer match? The Ottawa Fury FC are set to take on North Carolina for a Mother’s Day theme game at TD Place. And best of all, moms get in for free. That’s right, momma won’t have to pay to take in some hot soccer action. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. Click here for tickets.
On Wednesday, May 15,Ottawa’s top chefs and mixologists will be taking over the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park for the Ottawa Humane Society’s Garden Party. Take in an evening of culinary masterworks, as the organization raises funds to help rehabilitate, reunite and re-home Ottawa’s animals. Tickets are $125. Click here to scoop yours.
On May 16, you’re going to lasso your western spirit for Dave Smith’s 5th Annual Wild Wild West. The special evening, which raises awareness for substance abuse and mental health features a silent and live auction, dinner, live music and compelling stories from survivors. The party kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Horticulture Building. Click here for tickets.
If you’re more into the east coast than the west, perhaps you’ll find comfort at the Glebe Community Centre May 16 for the Sustainable Seafood Culinary Event featuring Chef Jordyn Hodder, who will create a four-course seafood supper and wine/beer pairing. Learn all about sustainable fishing practices and the impact of seafood sourcing on our waters. The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. May 16. Click here for tickets.
Over at Octopus Books, you can join an intimate evening with Anishinaabe writer David Groulx, as he launches his new book of poetry, From Turtle Island to Gaza on May 16. The event runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Octopus Books at 116 Third Ave. Click here for more information.
Hip hop heads will be happy to hear that Alabama rapper Gucci Mane is heading to TD Place May 17 for his “Live in Canada Tour 2019.” The trap music pioneer will rock TD Place Arena with special guests August Alsina, Merkules and Peter Jackson. Click here for tickets.
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 May 18, June 17, July 16, August 15 and Sept. 14. Click here for details.
On May 23, head to the Horticulture for Swirl and Twirl, an evening fundraiser featuring wine, beer and food samples, live entertainment and a live auction, with proceeds going to the Ottawa-Gatineau queer community. Click here for more information.
On May 25, tens of thousands of bargain hunters will descend on the Glebe for the annual spectacular Great Glebe Garage Sale, where residents hold simultaneous garage sales throughout the neighbourhood for one of the largest events of its kind in North America. At the same time, Glebe merchants stage a one-day Great Glebe Sidewalk Sale and offer mega deals on quality items throughout the day. Don’t stick to front lawns this year, move down Bank Street and check out some deals from your favorite Glebe merchants. The sale runs from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. so come early and stay late for the ultimate Glebe shopping day.
Seventeen Voyces is presenting a world premiere, ‘a comic opera’ by choir director Kevin Reeves on Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1 at the Glebe St. James United Church. Seventeen Voyces’ 2018-2019 season began with horror and will end with horror – or more accurately – comedy horror. This is an original chamber opera based on “behind the scenes “incidents from “Nosferatu”- the silent classic from 1922. The performance runs at 7:30 p.m. on May 31 and June 1. Click here for details.