Lots to do this week in the Glebe
You won’t need any chips for this Salsa convention.
You will need your dancing shoes though.
Fifty of the most renowned Latin dance stars will be in the Glebe for the Ottawa Salsa Convention this weekend, taking over the Aberdeen Pavilion for three full days of workshops, performances and Latin tunes courtesy of some of the top Latin DJ from North America.
Learn how to do the spicy Salsa, the Bachata or the Kizomba or watch as international dancing stars put on a Latin dance off that will no doubt leave you jaw-dropped.
Tickets range between $15 and $125. Click here to cut up a rug.
The Salsa convention is just one of the many exciting events happening at Lansdowne all week. Here’s a quick rundown of how you should be planning your week in the Glebe:
Loch Ness Monster at Lansdowne
Grab a blanket, some snacks and watch the Scottish mythological creature come to life on the Great Lawn during the Lansdowne Movie Nights Monday night. The Water Horse tells the story of the Loch Ness monster and the relationship between a young boy who discovers his existence. It’s the perfect mid-summer family outing. Showtimes are at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. Click here for show times and the movie list for the summer.
Show your Pride
Join the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity at Whole Foods Market for the Proud City Official launch Wednesday evening. The event will be a celebration for the LGBTQ+ community, and a pre-emptive party for the upcoming Capital Pride Festival happening in late August. Everyone is welcome to attend this important event that aims to identify safe and respectful space in Ottawa’s business community. The event runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Click here to show your Pride.
Red and Black vs. Blue and Gold
The Ottawa REDBLACKS will look to get back to their winning ways against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Friday night in the Glebe. The REDBLACKS sit in third in the Eastern Conference, but can climb up the standings with a win at TD Place this weekend. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets.
Feel the Fury
The Ottawa Fury will need every point possible to get back into the United Soccer League playoff picture – and it all start this Saturday night with a tilt vs. Bethlehem Steel FC at TD Place. Come cheer on the Fury as they try to save their season. Click here for tickets.
Produce, get your fresh produce
The Ottawa Farmers’ Market is the only year-round, producer-only farmers’ market in Ottawa. This means that every vendor at our market grows, makes, and bakes everything that they offer from within 100 kilometers of the City of Ottawa. You can get your favourite local grains, meats, cheeses, fruits and veggies, locally produced baked goods and sweets, as well as exceptional artisan crafts and jewelry year-round at our Lansdowne location! Wondering what’s in season? Click here to find out.
Join Ottawa 2017 for another Ottawa Welcomes the World events. This time, we travel to Macedonia for some cultural folklore, live music, exhibitions, traditional cuisine and wine. The event runs for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Click here to plan your trip.