Weekend What’s Up: Dining in the Dark, book launch, cocktails competition in the Glebe

March 28, 2019 | by glebeadmin

"If you like tasting new food, reading, browsing art and sipping fine cocktails, then you’ll want to be in the Glebe all weekend.

From a popular Hindu celebration to a full-blown art gala at Lansdowne, you’ll find plenty to do from Thursday through Sunday in the Glebe.

It all kicks off Thursday night with the CNIB Dining in the Dark: Beer vs. Wine edition a Crust & Crate Public House at Lansdowne. Participants will be blindfolded while they taste, sip and slurp up a four-course meal complete with beer and wine pairing. All proceeds to CBIB’s Access to Technology Program. Tickets start at $100. Get them here.

Also Thursday night is Author Michael Hutchinson’s book launch for his new novel The Case of Windy Lake. Join Hutchinson as he reads from his new mystery. The book follows the Mighty Muskrats who are looking to solve the mysterious disappearance of an archeologist who vanishes in Windy Lake First Nation. The book was the co-winner in Second Story Press’ 2018 Indigenous Writing Contest. Join Hutchinson at Octopus Books Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. Click here for details.

On Friday night, head to the Horticulture Building for NCR Uncovered, a multidisciplinary art gala encompassing the best parts of Ottawa culture. The event will feature the city’s best visual artists, vendors and merchants, with food and live music from some of Ottawa’s top players. Food. Art. Music. Enough said. Click here for details.

The Ottawa 67’s would have been playing Game 5 of their playoff series against the Hamilton Bulldogs Friday night, but because of their dominance in winning all four games, the Barber Poles are through to the second round and await their next playoff opponent. Way to go, 67’s!

On Sunday, Celebrate the popular Hindu festival Holi at the Holi Bash at the Horticulture Building from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be live music, and a traditional Indian buffet, as well as other forms of entertainment. Come and celebrate Holi in the Glebe. Click here for details.

While it’s not quite warm enough to set up outside just yet, the Ottawa Farmers’ Winter Market is still going strong inside the Aberdeen Pavilion. Browse goods from local producers and artisans this and every Sunday in the Aberdeen Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information.

The weekend party continues Monday night with the Made With Love Cocktail Regional Finals at the Horticulture Building. Come out and taste the city’s best cocktails and treat your taste buds to out-of-this-world flavours you never knew could come from a cocktail. A $65 ticket will give you a complete tasting of all the showcased cocktails and food pairings. Click here for tickets.

It’s another weekend for the books. We will see you in the Glebe.