Weekend What’s Up: Mutchmor book sale, Fury soccer, theatre, music, egg race in the Glebe
There aren’t too many places in Ottawa where you can take in a theatre performance, a soccer game, a farmers’ market, a classical concert and an epic book sale all in one weekend.
But if you’re in the Glebe this weekend, you’ll find all that and more going on.
Your weekend starts early in the Glebe, with the Canadian premiere of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. The play runs from April 9-14 at the Glebe Community centre with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Follow the thrill-seeking Mr. Toad as he attempts a daring escape from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children. Click here for details.
Avid readers will be lined up at Mutchmor Public School April 11 through April 14 for the annual spring book sale. Browse over 20,000 used books at fantastic prices. The yearly book sale is the school’s major fundraiser, with money raised this year going towards a new play structure on the Mutchmor field, as well as charities that benefit children. The sale kicks off Thursday at 4 p.m. and runs through the weekend. Click here for details.
Ever built an egg car? You’ll be tasked with just that during The Great Egg Race at Lansdowne Park on April 13. Design an egg car and race it to glory. Participants will be given everything they need to build a racer. They’ll each have 30 minutes to design and build their car that is both fast, but also safe, so as not to crack their egg. The egg that goes the farthest with the least amount of damage wins. There are three divisions for younger kids, adolescents and teens from 11-14. The action runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lansdowne Park. Admission is free. Click here for more information.
To say the Ottawa 67’s have been dominant this post-season would be a massive understatement. The powerhouse of the OHL have won 7 consecutive playoff games, including the first three games of their series against the Sudbury Wolves in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals. A loss in Sudbury Thursday night would see the 67’s back at TD Place April 13 and April 16, for games five and six,if necessary. But if the 67’s sweep the series; they’ll be back at TD Place next week against either the Niagara Ice Dogs, or the Oshawa Generals . Stay tuned to our twitter page for updates here.
Also, on April 13, the Ottawa Fury hit the pitch for a date with Loudoun United FC. The Fury have started off the season fair, notching one win, one loss and one draw in their first three outings. They’re hoping for another win at home April 13. Click here for tickets.
The Ottawa Winter Farmers’ Market will be heading outdoors at the end of the month, but in the meantime, you’ll be able to browse produce and artisan goods inside the Aberdeen Pavilion every Sunday throughout the month. The Market runs form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for details.
Experience the mind of Leonardo da Vinci through music. In the Footsteps of Da Vinci will take you into the famous painter’s ambitious project to build the larges bridge in the world in Istanbul. While the project never came to fruition, his unfinished brainchild will come to life in music. Don’t miss this special concert at the Horticulture Building on April 14. Tickets start at $14. Click here for details.
To finish off the weekend in style, head to Irene’s Pub Sunday night for Jack Paine and the Fire who are taking over the stage every Sunday in April for a night of alt-folk, brews and good company. The shows start at 9:30 p.m. and are free to everyone. Click here for details.
It’s another packed weekend in the neighbourhood. Grab the family, your special someone, or a close pal and create lasting memories here in the Glebe.