UFC, mental health art show, and Video Games Live on this weekend in the Glebe

April 5, 2018 | by glebeadmin


Tarps off, boys! It’s time to shed the mitts.

It’s fight night at Boston Pizza this weekend, as the Bank Street pub is showing two title fights for UFC 223. Grab a table, a booth or a bar stool and watch the world’s top mixed martial artists duke it out with both the Lightweight Title and the Strawweight Title up for grabs.

The main event features #2 ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. current featherweight champion Max Holloway in what promises to be an all-out war. In the co-main event, former Strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk will be out for vengeance after she lost her title to Rose Namajunas late last year.

The fights get underway at around 10 p.m. Click here to reserve your front row seat to all the UFC action you can handle.

If watching athletes punch each other in the face isn’t exactly your thing, then don’t worry. There is lots going on in the Glebe this weekend – everything from art shows and job fairs, to a live video game concert.

It all starts Friday night with The Brain and Mental Health Art Show inside the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. Take a tour of some stunning artwork created by a diverse lineup of artists who express their own experiences, feelings, and struggles related to the brain and mental health. The show runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with tickets at $10 at the door. Purchase advance tickets for $8 here.

Looking for a new job? Dig sports? The Ottawa REDBLACKS and Fury FC are looking for part-time game day staff for the upcoming seasons. The organizations are hosting a one-day job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Just show up with your resume and you could be leaving with a new job. Click here for more details.

Itching to get your hands on some more bling? Save 15% on all Point No Point Studio jewellery 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.

Are you a mad gamer? Have you ever seen a video game concert? Yeah, I thought so. Well, this Monday is your chance to see Tommy Tallarico’s Video Games Live – a multi-media symphonic gaming experience. Hear your favourite music from all-time classic games. The concert will combine top orchestras and choirs from around the wold with synchronized video footage, lighting and live action. Tickets are as low as $25. Click here for tickets.