Weekend What’s Up: 67s’ FRIENDS NIGHT, Butterfly Run, World of Dance and more in the Glebe
Brush up on your Ross and Rachel trivia, because the Ottawa 67’s want to see just how crazy Ottawa is about FRIENDS.
The team is set to launch its first-ever FRIENDS NIGHT during their game against the Peterborough Petes Friday night where fans, both hockey and tv, can take in some late 90s nostalgia from their favourite New York gang of six. But that’s not all you’ll have to choose from this weekend in the Glebe. We’ve got a heaping handful of events for you to take in – everything from dance and charity events to shopping and reading, and a whole lot of beer.
The weekend kicks off early Thursday night with the third edition of Beer and Analytics where ale and technology fans converge to learn about the latest in AI. This weekend’s event features talks by Passage AI CEO and Co-Founder Ravi Raj as well as Bronson Analytics Partner and Chief Data Scientist Martin McGarry. Learn about the changing role of data in elections, how light rail in Ottawa is changing the daily commute forever and find out why everyone is talking about DataRobot. The event runs from 5-9 p.m. at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. Click here for tickets.
Friday night will have you whipping off Joey one-liners at the Ottawa 67’s FRIENDS NIGHT. The game against the Petes will feature a FRIENDS-inspired menu to make you feel like you’re in the Central Perk Café. Think Joey’s Famous Meatball Sandwich or Ross’s Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich. Fingernail quiche anyone? The game will also boast FRIENDS trivia, a FRIENDS video wall and FRIENDS-inspired jerseys that the team will wear. Don’t forget to bring Ross a gift, as Oct. 18 is his birthday. Click here for tickets. The 67’s also take on Hamilton Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Click here for tickets to that game.
Party at the clocktower Saturday afternoon! Ottawa’s original craft brewery is opening up the doors for a Community Open House Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. where patrons can sample some of their favourite beers or try a few new concoctions. The newly-renovated taproom will be open to the public to enjoy. Live music, beer-paired bites and a whole lot of fun is on the menu. Click here for details.
Local treasure hunters will be digging through goods at the St. Matthew’s Church all day Saturday for their annual Treasures Auction from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Browser through art, antiques, fine silver, jewellery and bid on vacations and entertainment items. The day will also feature refreshments and live music. Click here for more details.
Are you tough enough to pull a fire truck 100 feet? Put your muscles on display at the Ottawa Fire Truck Pull where teams of 10 will compete head to head pulling a massive firetruck along the Aberdeen Square at Lansdowne. Teams will compete to see who is the fastest, who can raise the most money for charity and who has the most team spirit. The event runs from 2-5 p.m. Saturday and benefits Epilepsy Ottawa. Click here for details.
Did you know that you don’t have to drive all the way to Vankleek Hill to celebrate Oktoberfest? Just a jaunt down Bank Street will have you eating, drinking and dancing your way through Oktoberfest at Bowman’s on Bank Saturday from 6 p.m. through to the wee hours of the morning. Click here for details.
All I wanna do is dance! Head to the Arena at TD Place Saturday evening to catch jaw dropping performances from some of the world’s finest dancers. The NBC smash hit series World of Dance is stopping at TD Place this Saturday night, bringing with it the worlds top dancers, YouTube sensations and dance icons from across the planet. The rug cutting gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Click here for tickets.
Take a stroll or a nice job along the beautiful Rideau Canal Sunday morning while raising funds for a good cause during the Butterfly Run. The run will take racers and walkers from the Aberdeen Pavilion along the Rideau Canal before returning to the finish line at Lansdowne. The event will raise funds, awareness and support for Ottawa families who have experienced infertility, a loss during pregnancy or the loss of an infant. Click here to register.
Have you carved your Halloween pumpkins yet? If not, head to the Ottawa Farmers’ Market every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aberdeen Square at Lansdowne. Browse everything you need for a spooky Halloween. Click here for details.
Also on Sunday, head to the Horticulture Building for the Ottawa Book Expo. The Expo will focus on local authors to “showcase the literary cultural vitality of Ottawa.” The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for details.
What’s better than an afternoon of tea with Sinatra, Elvis and Jacques Giroux? Nothing! The Abbotsford House is hosting a Sunday Social for seniors. Meet, mingle and mix it up. The event runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Click here for more details.