Glebe weekend boasts b-ball, beats and Big Soul
Just when you though things would slow down after Canada Day, things will get wild again in the Glebe with a jam-packed weekend that will see a REDBLACKS game, an outdoor basketball tournament, two Ottawa Welcomes the World events and the return of the ever-popular Lansdowne Summer Art Series.
It’s just par for the course in the Glebe, with something literally for everyone happening all throughout the neighbourhood and at Lansdowne Park.
Ever been to Rwanda? How about Taipei?
The Rwanda High Commission in Ottawa is planning a “mega exhibition” for another Ottawa Welcomes the World event on Friday. Take in Rwandan culture with dance, music, art and food while learning about the African country’s economy, its tourism industry and Rwandan life in general. The event is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside the Horticulture Building. Click here for more info. The event shifts to celebrate life in Taipei on Sunday, featuring live music, Taiwanese food, art and orchids. Click here for your passport to Taipei.
Flowers and art
There aren’t too many better ways to spend a sunny weekend in the Glebe than touring local gardens while browsing stunning art. The Art in Our Garden and Studio Tour will take visitors through the neighbourhood as they scope out art in stunning outdoor Glebe garden environments. Running Saturday and Sunday, the tour will showcase 11 studios and 19 artists throughout the community. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for route information.
Will the REDBLACKS get back on track?
The Ottawa REDBLACKS haven’t exactly had the worst start of the 2017 season, but it hasn’t exactly been the start they were looking for either. After tying the Stampeders in their home-opener June 23, The REDBLACKS were handed their first defeat in Calgary a week later. They currently sit in third place in the CFL’s East Division, with a date with rivals the Toronto Argonauts this Saturday in the Glebe. Can the REDBLACKS take down the top seeded Argonauts and score their first win of the season. Head to TD Place Saturday night and see the defending champs do what they do best: win. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets.
Lambos & Espressos
Grab a cup of jo, and sit inside a magnificent Ferrari, but maybe finish your coffee first. The Cars & Coffee will showcase a number of exotic cars including Aston Martins, Lamborghinis, Ferraris and more. The event will boast family-friendly entertainment all Saturday. The event is free and runs from noon until midnight inside the Aberdeen Pavilion. Click here for info.
Beats, BBQ and ballin’
While you’re at Lansdowne Park Saturday afternoon, check out some b-ball action during the 3on3 613 basketball tournament. The all-day tournament boasts several divisions – everything from male and female divisions from U8 to adult open. The event will also feature live DJs, graffiti demos, break dancing competitions and more. Click here to register a team.
How do you like them apples?
We are now well into July, and that means the Ottawa Farmers’ Market is booming with apples, apricots, broccoli and cauliflower and delicious ripe cherries. The market is on every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aberdeen Square and boasts artisan goods, art and other treasures and trinkets. Click here for more information.
Art in the park!
The Lansdowne Summer Art Series is back, and it’s starting with a massive bang with Ottawa’s Big Soul Project jamming at the south court of the Aberdeen Pavilion from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Grab a lawn chair and dance the summer away every Sunday night with your family, friends, or that special someone. The event is free every week. Click here for more information.
Yoga under the stars
Before heading home after the Lansdowne Summer Art Series, join the Rama Lotus Yoga Centre and Conscious Movement for Full Moon Yoga on the Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park. Perfect your downward dog under a full moon with host Stefan Caissie. This event is free for everyone. Click here to learn more.
We’ll see you where something is always happening, right here in the Glebe.