Trivia, music, art, theatre and food this weekend in the Glebe
If you haven’t got any plans yet this weekend, you better pull out that permanent marker and etch, “In the Glebe” across this entire weekend, as there are a whopping 15 events from today through Sunday in the neighbourhood.
Whether you’re a trivia whiz, an art lover, a theatre junkie, a foodie or a music buff, you’ll find plenty of activities to occupy your time this weekend, and it all happens right here in the Glebe.
The weekend starts early at Boston Pizza, as the Bank Street eatery and pub is hosting a Last Class Bash for students at their Glebe location Thursday night. You may want to blow off the stress of that last class project you just finished with $14 domestic pitchers, not to mention it’s wing night. Show your valid student ID and receive an additional 10% off. Click here for details. While you’re there, see if you can be the trivia master during their Pubstumpers Trivia Night. The brain busters start flowing at 7 p.m. Click here for more information. While you are there, be sure to order a large pizza for the table; Boston Pizza is participating in the Children Wish Foundation’s Hero Challenge, and have set a goal of raising $10,000 by June 15th to make a child’s dream come true. As part of their fundraising efforts, $1 from each large pizza sold will go towards this goal.
Art lovers can take in some premiere Canadian art this weekend in the Glebe, as the neighbourhood’s newest gallery, Studio Sixty Six opens its doors Friday night for a new show, Balancing Act. The show features Canadian artist and photographer Troy Moth and Ottawa-based artist Yvonne Wiegers, whose works delve into the instability of the world and its environments. The show launches Friday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and runs through to May 12. Click here for details.
Friday night also will see the 6th annual Food Sort Challenge inside the Aberdeen Pavilion where corporate and community teams of 10 will race head-to-head to see how can sort food the fastest. Awesome prizes and bragging rights are up for grabs. The afterparty is at Craft Beer Market. Click here for more information.
Music fans can catch chart-topping, multi-platinum, award winning singer-songwriter Johnny Reid as he takes his Revival tour across the country. He lands at TD Place Friday night with his Big Band, The Soul Providers. Glass Tiger will also make a special appearance at this show. Click here for tickets.
Theatre lovers will be in Green Gable heaven all weekend, as GNAG presents the classic tale of Anne of Green Gables at the Glebe Community Centre Thursday through Sunday. Donald Harron has adapted the tale for the GNAG stage, while Norman Campbell will provide music for the performance. GNAG has five showings of the play, including a matinee on Saturday afternoon. Click here for showtimes.
If you’re looking for something to do with the kids while Saturday morning, head to Whole Foods Market and kick off your Saturday with a fresh fruit snack and an in-store craft or activity at the Kid’s Club. Every Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. kids can get a healthy snack and get creative before embarking on their Glebe day. It’s the perfect way to start your weekend. Click here for more on Kid’s Day.
Starbucks will be praying for sunshine this weekend, as the Bank Street café is hosting a Patio Party Saturday afternoon from noon to 2 p.m. Show up for coffee games, and hopefully sunshine. The coffee house will also be auctioning off some of its older merchandise during the party. Click here for more details.
Looking for something for the kids? Head to the Arena at TD Place for the Shopkins Live theatrical performance Saturday at 1 p.m. The popular children’s toy brand is fresh off its 100-city tour and heads to the Glebe for a day of family-friendly shenanigans. Tickets start at $26.50. Click here to get Shopkin.
Itching to get your hands on some more bling? Save 15% on all Anouk Jewelry pieces at Magpie Jewellery this Sunday in the Glebe. The jewellery store is hosting a different showcase every week in April. Check out what’s on sale throughout the month here.
While you’re here, check out the Ottawa Winter Farmers’ Market where you will find produce, grains, handmade goods and other artisan products. The Farmers’ Market runs every Sunday inside the Aberdeen Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. before it heads outside for the summer season May 6. Click here for more information.