Weekend What’s Up: Fury Soccer, 67’s playoffs, Vegan market, kickboxing in the Glebe
It’s going to be a wild weekend in the Glebe – especially if you’re a fan of Muay Thai Kickboxing, vegan food markets, wine & cider and the Beautiful Game of soccer.
With the Ottawa Fury set to open their season against Nashville April 6, as well as a slew of other events including the Brain & Mental Health Art Show and County in the Capital, you’ll find plenty to do this weekend without barely leaving your back yard.
The weekend starts early Thursday night with County in the Capital, where you can meet and greet wine & cider makers from Prince Edward County. Sip and stock up on bevvies while sampling artisan cheese, sparkling, white, red and dessert wine. The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday night at the Horticulture Building. Click here for more information.
On Friday night, support local mental health charities at the Brain & Mental Health Art Show from 6-9 p.m. at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. Meet with the artists at this vernissage-type show and find out what their inspirations were in creating these stunning art pieces. Admission is $10 with all proceeds going to local mental health charities. Click here for tickets.
The Ottawa 67’s are also back in action Friday night for Game 1 of Round 2 of the OHL playoffs. This time it’s the Sudbury Wolves who are looking to take a bite out of the Ottawa 67’s. The Barber Poles swept the Hamilton Bulldogs in four games in Round 1, while the Wolves also remained perfect in post-season play so far by sweeping Mississauga in Round 1. The 67’s are the favourite in this series, however the two teams split the season series 1-1. It will all be revealed Friday night at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets. Game 2 of the series goes on Sunday at TD Place at 2 p.m. Click here for tickets to Sunday’s game.
Saturday is a big day for soccer fans at TD Place, as the long-awaited home opener for the Ottawa Fury takes over the stadium at 2 p.m. The Fury take on Nashville FC and hope to set the tone early with a win over their rivals. The Fury are hoping for a raucous home crowd to start the 2019 season. Click here for tickets.
The Aberdeen Pavilion will be throwing elbows and kicks Saturday night when Muay Thai Live takes over Lansdowne for a night of martial arts. Watch a number of fights from Ottawa’s top Muay Thai fighters looking to move on to the IFMA World Championships later this year. The figths kick off at 4 p.m. with the headlining match at 11 p.m. Click here for tickets.
Also on Saturday night is the Vegan Night Market being held at TD Place Arena from 7:30 to 11 p.m. where food lovers can taste delicious vegan creations from Oat & Mill, Sausage Party and the Hot Potato Co., among others. This year’s event will boast twice as many vendors as last year with live music and entertainment throughout the evening. Tickets are $5. Get yours here.
On Sunday, it’s the Ottawa Farmers’ Winter Market setting up shop in the Aberdeen Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. where you can browse local produce, sample goods and score rare artisan gifts. The market runs every Sunday. Click here for more information.
On Sunday afternoon, head to the St. Matthew’s Church for the Last Seven Words of Christ concert, which features soloists Cara Gilbertson-Boese (soprano), Alain Paquette (tenor) and Jean-Sébastien Kennedy (baritone). The concert begins at 4 p.m. Click here for more information.