Weekend What’s Up: Garage Sale, REDBLACKS Fan Fest, art shows in the Glebe

May 24, 2019 | by glebeadmin

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Don’t make any plans this weekend!

If you haven’t already realized that this weekend is the famous Great Glebe Garage and Sidewalk Sale, you better clear some space in your garage, because you may be coming home with a boat load of new goods.

But the Great Glebe Garage Sale isn’t the only thing that will keep you buzzing through the neighbourhood this weekend. There’s everything from a REDBLACKS fan fest to the grand opening of the new Cinnaholic at Lansdowne. Here’s your Weekend What’s Up in the Glebe.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’re probably already lined up outside the new Cinnaholic to score a $1 cinnamon roll at Lansdowne. The new treat spot has got a whopping 18 frosting flavours at their brand new shop. Friday’s grand opening runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more details.

If you haven’t stopped off at the GNAG Arts Show & Sale, now is your chance to view some great art before the show closes June 16. Local artists have put together a compelling show at the Glebe Community Centre with 100 per cent of the proceeds going directly to the artists. The gallery is open everyday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for information.

Also kicking off Friday is a new photography show at Studio Sixty Six, “The Glebe is Overrated,” featuring local Glebe artist Matthew Hinther who has spent his entire life in the Glebe, watching it grow, expand, but also keep its true character intact. Hinther’s show runs from May 24 to June 2. Click here for details.

On Saturday, scores of local merchants will set up their stores along Bank Street to create a dynamic open-air market during the Great Glebe Garage Sale. The sale runs from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. but get here early if you’re looking for some sweet finds. Click here to read our special Garage Sale blog.

On Sunday, REDBLACKS fans will be in football heaven, as the time kicks off its Fan Fest at TD Place from noon to 4 p.m. Fans can take in kids’ games, inflatables and eat food from the delicious concession stands. At 12:45 the REDBLACKS will hit the gridiron for an offence vs. defense live scrimmage. After that, fans can come directly on the field and take part in a number of football drills and get autographs from their favourite players. The event is free for everyone. Click here for more details.

Sunday is also Europe Day in the Glebe with the Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the Embassies of EU Member States hosting a day-long cultural fair inside the Horticulture Building from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The celebration features live music, folk dance performances, games and activities for children, in addition to sampling of European traditional foods and beverages. Click here for more information.

If you’re in the area Sunday, drop by the Ottawa Farmers’ Market and donate gently used books, CDs, DVDs and vinyl to the Ottawa Public Library Spring Book Drive. The drive takes place this Sunday at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for details.

While this event isn’t until next week, I would advise you to get tickets to Seventeen Voyces presentation of Nosferatu: A Comic Chamber Opera by Kevin Reeves.  This is an original chamber opera based on “behind the scenes “incidents from “Nosferatu”- the silent classic from 1922. The show runs May 31 and June 1 at the Glebe St. James United Church. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Click here for more details.

That’s your Weekend What’s Up in the Glebe. We will see you all bright and early for the famous Great Glebe Garage Sale! Happy hunting.