Music, fashion, hockey and football all in the Glebe this weekend
If you Don’t Wanna Fight no more, then TD Place is the place to be tonight as Alabama Shakes takes over the arena for a soulful night of tunes in the Glebe.
The Alabama-based neo soul group has been taking the world by storm with their groove-filled patterns, brilliant songwriting and the incredible soul-touching voice of singer Brittany Howard.
The band is touring on their new record Sound & Colour and they have a date Thursday at TD Place Arena in the Glebe. The band will be playing old favourites from their debut 2012 record Boys and Girls and the many instant classics off the new record, like Don’t Wanna Fight and Future People.
It will be a brilliant night of music in the Glebe tonight, as Toronto’s blues-rock band July Talk opens up the night. There are still a few tickets left for the show. The music starts at 7 p.m.
And the tunes don’t stop there. Wanna croon, Lady in Red with thousands of other fans? Join Chris de Burgh at TD Place Friday night for his Hands of Man Tour. De Burgh will be pulling out old classics, as well as fresh new music form his latest album, the 20th studio record of his career, Hands of Man. There are still tickets left for the show. Music starts at 8 p.m.
If you’re more of a sports fan, then the Glebe has you covered this weekend.
Can the Ottawa RedBlacks make it four wins in a row? They’ll have that chance Saturday night when they host the Toronto Argonauts at 7 p.m. A win would put them into a tie for first place in the East Division with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Have you been itching for hockey season to start? Fortunately for you, the Ottawa 67s OHL hockey team has its home-opener at TD Place Arena in the Glebe Sunday afternoon. The team has high expectations this season, with star forward Travis Konecny returning to the team from the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers earlier this week. The 67s take on the Barrie Colts at 3 p.m. Sunday. Click here for tickets.
Sunday will also see a flashy fashion show inside the Horticulture Building with the Runway For Hope at 6 p.m. The showcase will expose local talent in the city’s fashion show while raising money for local charities. Tickets are $35 here.
And if you’re looking to stretch out your weekend, Full Moon Yoga is on again Sunday night at Lansdowne. The event features free yoga with notable instructors from around the city. The yoga session starts at 7 p.m. on the Great Lawn. This event is free.
If you’re a quilter, then don’t miss the Quiltco Show and Sale Saturday at the Glebe Community Centre. There will be more than 2,000 quilts on display Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information here.
And the Ottawa Farmers’ Market is still on this week. The market is on every Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.
As always, there is lots to do in the Glebe this weekend. See you there!