The Glebe at a Glance: October
If you’ve got a calendar handy, you might want to take a big red marker and scribe the words, “in the Glebe” across the entire month of October, as you won’t want to leave the neighbourhood over the next 30 days.
This month is brimming with activity with a healthy dose of sports, music, dance, shopping, cultural events and a whole lot of beer. There’s something for everyone in the family, whether you’re a hockey fan, a culture vulture, a techie, a Halloween howler or a schmoozer, you’ll find something to keep you busy pretty much every day of the week.
Here’s a rundown of what’s happening in the Glebe this October.
The month kicks off with the Ottawa Fury taking on the Indy Eleven Oct. 2 in what could prove to be a fateful game. The Fury are currently in control of the final playoff spot in the USL’s Eastern Conference. They are just three points ahead of Saint Louis FC and with just four game remaining, they’ll need to remain consistent down the stretch. The Fury have won two of their last three games. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets. The Fury also take on Bethlehem Oct. 12 for their final home game of the season. Click here for tickets to that game. #FortheFury.
Things will get a bit wild at TD Place Oct. 5 when The Carleton Ravens and UOttawa Gee Gees square off in the fabled Panda Game. Considered the most anticipated football game of U Sports, the cross-town showdown will see the Ravens try to get back to their Panda Game dominance, as Carleton has won four of the last five. The Gee Gees trounced the Ravens 28-27 in last year’s game. The overall series since 1955 stands at 33-15 for the Gee Gees. This year’s Panda Game kicks off at noon. Click here for tickets.
Explore Latin culture at its finest October 6 at the MELOG Latin Expo 2019 inside the Horticulture Building. Sample Latin-American cuisine, folkloric dances, handcrafts, children’s painting contest, Christmas shopping, information and much more. The Latin Expo is free for everyone. The event runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the Horticulture Building. Click here for details.
The Glebeop Jazz Trio has a new home for their monthly Sunday jams, as they have moved from Arrow and Loon to Pints and Quarts. Enjoy a rotating cast of Ottawa jazz vocalists on the first Sunday of every month. Music starts at 6 p.m. Click here for details.
Although the Peterborough Petes spoiled the homecoming party for the Ottawa 67’s last weekend during their home opener at TD Place, the Barber Poles are still tied for second place in the OHL’s Eastern Conference. The 67’s opened up the season with three straight road wins before dropping a close 3-2 contest to the Petes last weekend. The 67’s are back on the ice at TD Place Arena October 11 to face the Mississauga Steelheads. Can the 67’s get back into the win column? Find out October 11. Grab your tickets here. The 67’s also play Kingston Oct. 14, Peterborough Oct. 18, Hamilton on Oct. 20
Fancy yourself a bargain hunter? Are you a vinyl crate digger? Are you a vintage video game junkie? Head to 613Flea, the Glebe’s monthly flea market inside the Aberdeen Pavilion on Oct. 12 and you’ll find a trove of treasures and trinkets to explore. 613Flea runs Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for details.
Are you a dancing queen? Have you binged movies like Save the Last Dance and Step Up? Are you glued to the TV when NBC’s smash hit World of Dance is on? Well, now that popular TV show is coming to Ottawa for The World of Dance Live Tour Oct. 19. The Arena at TD Place will be lit with the best dancers in the world taking over the stage for one night only. The event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Click here for tickets.
Are you a hobnobber? Do you enjoy rubbing elbows with like-minded hobnobbers? Head to Schmoozefest, ultimate networking event at the Horticulture Building Oct. 24. It’s Ottawa’s social event of the year. Make new friends, level up your career and contribute to our growing city. The event runs 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Click here for tickets.
Are you the artsy type? Someone in your family a sculptor? Don’t miss the National Capital Network of Sculptors Annual Exhibition at Sculpture EXPO 2019. Browse a number of works by local sculptors that will be on display at the Horticulture Building Oct. 25 from 5-9 p.m. Click here for details.
Watch a movie like never before at the St. Matthew’s Anglican Church Oct. 25-26 when the Seventeen Voyces Choir screens the classic 1926 F.W. Murnau silent classic film Faust, which will be accompanied by live choral music. Will the demon Mephisto’s bet with an Archangel to corrupt a righteous man’s soul and destroy in him what is divine succeed? Will the Devil win dominion over earth? Find out Oct. 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. Click here for tickets.
Things will get spooky at Lansdowne Oct. 27 when dozens of scary pumpkins zip through the Glebe for the Fifth Annual Lansdowne Pumpkin Derby. Design a pumpkin car, carve it and then race it. Compete for prizes, bragging rights and likely a bunch of Halloween candy. The event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Aberdeen Square. Click here for details.
End the month with a good, healthy dose of Saskatchewan sound with The Dead South during their Served Cold tour throughout Canada. The bluegrass ensemble makes a stop at the Arena at TD Place Oct. 29. You may want to scoop your tickets now, as the band’s 2018 concert was a complete sellout. The concert kicks off at 6 p.m. Click here for tickets.
It’s a stacked month. Clear your calendars and we’ll see you in the Glebe.