Weekend what’s up: Art, hockey, soccer and Farmers’ Market in the Glebe this weekend

October 11, 2018 | by glebeadmin

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There’s nothing worse than a weekend full of nothing to do.

Luckily for you, there is always tons happening in the Glebe, and this weekend is no exception.

Get your rest now, cuz your weekend kicks off early tonight.

Ecology Ottawa is inviting you to its 11th annual Eco Gala Thursday night at the Horticulture Building, where you can feast on vegan and vegetarian grub, bid on green items in the silent auction and rub elbows with like-minded individuals who care about the environment. The evening will also honour former NDP MP Paul Dewar for his leadership and contribution to the environment in Ottawa. The party gets going at 6 p.m. with tickets at $60. Click here for more information.

Tour a suite of stunning sculptures at the Horticulture Building Friday through Sunday, as the 17th annual Dimensions show kicks off in the Glebe. Browse through a variety of sculptures from artists with the National Capital Network of Sculptors, who use several different mediums from wood and glass to stone, bronze, steel, plaster and mixed media. The event is free all weekend. Click here to check it out.

The 67’s are on a serious roll, and they’ll try to make it four straight wins this Saturday when the Windsor Spitfires skate into the Arena at TD Place. The 67’s are off to a hot start this year, and currently sit in second place in the Eastern Conference with a 6-3-0 record. Can the 67’s keep this roll going? Show up Saturday to cheer on our young guns. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets. The 67’s will be back on the ice at TD Place Sunday evening when the Erie Otters show up to trade blows. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets to Sunday’s game.

Welcome to the neighbourhood! Help Vivian Yau celebrate the grand opening of her new Glebe Desjardins Insurance Agency all day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day will feature refreshments, cake and giveaways. Click here for more information.

It’s going right down to the wire for the Ottawa Fury FC, who, with just one game remaining in the regular season, sit just two points out of the final playoff spot in the USL’s Eastern Conference. The game is more than a must-win if the squad wants to keep any playoff hopes alive. The Fury need a big win Saturday over Charleston, paired with a loss by Nashville, or a loss or a tie by Bethlehem Steel to make it in. If the Fury win Saturday, they’ll have a nerve-wracking Saturday evening as they await their fate. Kick off for Saturday’s game is at 2 p.m. Click here for tickets.

The produce you’ve been waiting for all year is here! Pumpkins are fully in season, and you’ll be able to get a wide selection of the gourd, just in time for Halloween. The market also boasts scores of other produce from garlic and leeks to mushrooms and carrots. The market runs every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to see what else is in season.

Free jazz? Yes please. Industria Pizzeria has started up a Sunday afternoon jazz series every week from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at their Lansdowne eatery. Enjoy cocktails, pizza and snacks while listening to some local jazz. Click here for more information.

It’s Monday night debate, y’all! Join Capital Ward Candidates on Monday for The Politics of Plastic: All-Candidates Debate on single-use plastics. Each candidate will be pressed on where they stand on the options for municipal action on plastic pollution. The debate will be held at the St. Giles Church on Monday night at 7 p.m. Click here for more.