Weekend What’s Up: Paint up the Glebe with hockey nights, fashion and Maslenitsa Festival
There aren’t many places where you can take in a fashion show, croon with your pals during karaoke night, cheer on the country’s top junior hockey team, rock out to local live music and celebrate worldly cultures all in one single weekend.
But in the Glebe it’s just par for the course, as this weekend boasts another handful of unique and exciting events that will have you dressed up, pumped up and ready to paint up the town. From 67’s games to a Capital Catwalk, you won’t be bored this weekend in the Glebe.
Kicking the weekend off early Thursday is Harmony House’s 14th Annual Foodie Fundraiser inside the Horticulture Building, where renowned chef Jordan Holley of Riviera Restaurant and Executive Chef David Gosdoe of e18hteen will team up for a fine 4-course meal. Money raised will go towards purchasing WiFi, computers and security cameras for women and children at Harmony House. The fundraiser gets going at 6 p.m. Click here for tickets.
Speaking of painting up the town, Collabo Café is launching a series of paint nights at their Third Ave café this week led by emerging multidisciplinary artist Kina Forney. The painting classes can be taken as a one-off, or together as a series that will run aspiring artist through the entire creative process. Learn everything Light Sources and Value Studies and speed painting to Painting from a Photo. Individuals classes are $30 and run every second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Click here for more details.
Also on Thursday, you can croon your favourite shower toon under the spotlight at Pints and Quarts with their new weekly Karaoke Nights every Thursday. Whether you’re a vocal pro or can’t hit a note, the crew and P and Q want to hear you belt it out. That’s the point of karaoke – bad singers always get the best applause. Bring your best Freddie Mercury, Bowie or Backstreet Boy and let it all hang out. The music gets going at 10 p.m. Click here for details.
The Ottawa 67’s are back home this weekend for a pair of games against Oshawa Friday night and Barrie Saturday afternoon. The 67’s are leading the OHL and look to remain hot over these pair of weekend games. Go 67’s go!
On Saturday night, high fashion takes over Lansdowne with Capital Catwalk at the Horticulture Building, where local designers will show off their best and most dazzling outfits of the year. What’s hot, what’s trendy? What are the hot colours this spring? Don’t miss this must-attend event. All proceeds will be donated to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. The party gets going at 7:30 p.m. Click here for tickets.
On Sunday, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market returns to the Aberdeen Pavilion, where you can score fresh produce, vintage goods and artisan products. The market runs every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more details.
Who doesn’t love pancakes? Enjoy Hot, round and golden pancakes at the Maslenitsa Festival Sunday from 12- 6 p.m. inside the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. Taste authentic Eastern European and Central Asian cuisine, enjoy Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Moldavian and Serbian folk songs and dances, shop unique handcrafts, art pieces and souvenirs at the festival’s Fair, and learn more about Canadian multicultural communities at this dynamic and fun family event. All day Sunday. Click here for more information.
Take in some silky vocal jazz this Sunday evening at Pints and Quarts, as the Glebop Trio hosts their monthly jazz series at the local pub with vocalist Helen Glover bringing her love of the roaring 20s and that signature Bossa Nova sound to the stage this week. The jazz show runs from 6-8 p.m. Sunday evening. Click here for details.
These weekends seem to be getting better and better!