Weekend What’s Up: Christmas Market, Pottery Show, 67’s in the Glebe
There aren’t too many places in Ottawa where you can strap on your skates and dance around the ice to a live DJ, pick up some unique holiday pottery gifts, tour a Christmas market and watch the hottest team in the OHL take to the ice.
But you can do all of that, and more, in the Glebe this weekend.
It all starts Friday night with Studio Sixty Six hosting a new group show entitled, OBJECTS. The sculpture, textile art, design, 3D art and jewellery show features works by local artists Marisa Gallemit, Troy Moth, Susan Roston and Kathryn Shiver. OBJECTS launches Friday and runs until December 23. Click here for more information.
Also kicking off Friday afternoon is the Ottawa Guild of Potters’ Annual Holiday Potter Sale, running Friday through Sunday at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park. The show features over 40 potters with an extensive array of handmade, artisanal pottery. The sale will also boast live demonstrations, live music and a pottery café. Click here for more details.
And if you haven’t done all your Christmas shopping yet, this weekend is the best time to get it done, as it’s Glebe Spree Christmas Chaos Weekend. Earn double the stamps and stickers for every $15 you spend all weekend long.
Pull on that ugly Christmas sweater and lace up your skates for the Lansdowne DJ Skate Night: Holiday Edition this Friday night at The Arena at TD Place. Skate around while grooving to beats from a live DJ. The skate night features hot beverages, holiday tunes and a slew of prizes to be won. Tickets are only $5. The skating gets underway at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Ottawa Christmas Market at Lansdowne Park will warm you from the inside out with horse and wagon rides, Dickens carolers and the Ottawa Farmers’ Christmas Market. Cozy up to the wood-burning fire while you sip hot cocoa. Browse goods inside the Aberdeen Pavilion at the Farmer’s Market and snag some unique gifts from local artisans. The Farmers’ Market will also run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Ottawa Christmas Market boasts programming every weekend in December. Click here for more details.
Also, on Saturday, the red hot Ottawa 67’s take on the Gatineau Olympiques for the second of two “Battle of the Ottawa River” games that will see the winner hoist the very first Alexandra Cup. The series will reignite an old rivalry between the two National Capital Region teams. The 67’s currently sit atop the OHL standings with an impressive 22-3-3 record while the struggling Olympiques are in seventh in the QMJHL’s Western Conference. Saturday will also be your first chance to see newly-acquired goaltender Michael DiPietro, who will suit up for his 67’s debut in the afternoon game. The highly-touted netminder is arguably the top goalie in the OHL and broke several franchise records with the Windsor Spitfires en route to wining his first-ever Memorial Cup championship in 2017. Click here for tickets to the game. The Ottawa 67’s also play the Peterborough Pete’s on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Arena at TD Place. Click here for tickets to Sunday’s tilt.
Saturday will also see the St. Matthew’s Church put on its adaptation of I Sing of Maiden, presented by Seventeen Voyces. The concert will feature Lucile Hildesheim on harp, Andrew Ager on organ and young soloist Madighan Ryan. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at 130 Glebe Avenue. Click here for tickets.
Also, in the evening, Stomping Ground is hosting its Friends of the Dominion pop-up featuring a curated list of Ontario craft breweries, cideries and wineries from afar. The event also coincides the launch of Stomping Ground’s collaboration with Muttonhead clothing. The event runs from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday night. Click here for details.