Weekend what’s up: Brian Wilson, Muay Thai, Grand Market, 67’s game in the Glebe
There aren’t many better ways to spend this upcoming weekend than watching the second-best junior hockey team in the entire country, watching a former Beach Boy perform, browsing handmade goods at a local craft fair and watching world-class kickboxers beat the snot out of each other.
Welcome to the Glebe.
There truly is something for everyone nearly every single day in the Glebe – and this weekend is no different. From a red-hot Ottawa 67’s game and a Brian Wilson concert to this weekend’s Grand Market at Lansdowne and a Muay Thai kickboxing event, the sports fan, the music fan and the shopper in your household will find much to do in the Glebe.
It all starts Friday night when Beach Boys co-founder, and one of music’s most revered figures Brian Wilson takes over The Arena at TD Place for his Pet Sounds: The Final Performances. The legendary musician, who has been dubbed by many as the “Mozart of Rock” will perform hits from the Beach Boys’ 1966 album Pet Sounds. Music kicks off at 8 p.m. Click here for tickets.
Powerful punches, devastating kicks, brutal elbows and wicked knees. Sound like fun? The Aberdeen Pavilion will be transformed into a ringside fight night Saturday evening when a world-class roster of Muay-Thai fighters from across Ontario will battle it out in the ring. Two undefeated heavyweights Mirza Hopovac and Doni Foreman will duke it out for supremacy while Stephan Lamarche vs Bryce Mills promises to be a bloodbath, as the two veteran fighters have close to 100 fights combined. The full card features 5 A class Muay Thai matches and 7 thrilling undercard clashes. The fists start flying at 6 p.m. Click here for more details.
The Ottawa 67’s will look to continue their pure dominance in the Ontario Hockey League this weekend when the Sarnia Sting show up at TD Place Saturday night. The 67’s are in first overall in the OHL – with a 10-point lead on the second-place London Knights. The 67’s are ranked as the #2 junior hockey team in the country, behind only the Prince Albert Raiders. The team’s 20-game point streak has helped them stay in control. Watch the future start of the NHL up close and personal at TD Place this weekend. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. Click here for more information.
If you’re looking to take in a holiday show this weekend, head to the St. Matthew’s Church Saturday night, as the in-house choir – along with soloists soprano Joan Fearnley, mezzo-soprano Pauline van der Roest, American tenor Patrick McGill, and baritone Ryan Hofman – perform Handel’s Messiah. The show start at $7:30 p.m. with tickets starting at $15. The church is also hosting a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Click here for details.
If you’re hoping to get some Christmas shopping done early this weekend, the 2018 Grand Market will probably have just what you’re looking for. Browse through a selection of handmade crafts, goodies, toys, books and games for all ages inside the Horticulture Building all day Sunday. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information.
While at Lansdowne, head over to the Aberdeen Pavilion for the indoor Ottawa Farmers’ Market where you can browse local grains and produce, as well as locally-made crafts, artisan goods, treats, trinkets and treasures. The Market runs every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information.
And don’t forget the big game. Your Ottawa REDBLACKS are looking to win their second Grey Cup Championship in just the five years that they have been a franchise. The REDBLACKs take on the Calgary Stampeders Sunday in what promises to be an all-out battle for the CFL crown. The last time these two teams met in the Grey Cup in 2016, it was a back-and-forth battle that needed overtime to settle things. The REDBLACKS edged the Stamps 39-33 to win its first Grey Cup as a franchise. They’ll look to do that again Sunday. A number of bars and Restaurants will be showing the game in the Glebe. Check our directory online here and choose your spot to cheer on the REDBLACKS! Kick off is at 6 p.m.
Go, REDBLACKS, GO!