Weekend What’s Up: REDBLACKS, Aladdin and Escapade Music Fest in the Glebe

June 20, 2019 | by glebeadmin

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Calling all sports fans, book worms, ravers and theatre junkies – this weekend is for you in the Glebe.

Even though the weekend doesn’t typically begin until about 4:43 p.m. on a Friday, those in the Glebe will be celebrating early.

It all kicks off Thursday night when the Ottawa REDBLACKS take to TD Place to face the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the team’s home-opener. The REDBLACKS stunned the Calgary Stampeders in their season opener last week, edging the defending Grey Cup champs 32-28 for their first-ever franchise win in Cowtown. The REDBLACKS put it all on the line tonight with a chance to improve to 2-0 to start the season. Kickoff is at 7 p.m., but the fun starts around 3:30 p.m. along Bank Street where super fans, face-painters, and live music will greet buzzing REDBLACKS fans heading to the game. There will also be a mobile photo booth stationed in front the Aberdeen Pavilion, complete with all the silly props to create some lasting family memories. Come early, stay late and let’s cheer on our REDBLACKS. Click here for more info on tonight’s game.

Turn someone else’s trash into treasure. Did you know that the average Canadian disposes up to 14 kg of clothing waste per year? Head to the Glebe Community Centre for GNAG’s first-ever Sustainable Fashion Showcase. You’ll be entertained with a live fashion show and will be able to browse designer clothes and accessories at incredible deals. The show runs from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Click here for more information.  

DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Zeds Dead and Markus Schulz are taking over the 1s and 2s this weekend at Escapade Music Festival – Ottawa’s premiere electronic music festival that will be blasting the beats at Lansdowne Park Saturday and Sunday. More than 50 global DJs will take over two stages on the Great Lawn and on the field at TD Place. Get your tickets to Ottawa’s biggest dance party here.

After you’ve had enough beats, grab some beets at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market, running 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this, and every Sunday at Lansdowne Park. Browse local produce, artisanal goods and hot food outside in the Aberdeen Square. Click here for details.

Run for your bum! Colorectal Cancer Canada is hosting their annual Push for Your Tush in the Glebe with a 5km walk and a 10km run. The run starts at 9 a.m. beginning at the Horticulture Building. Runners will jog along the scenic Rideau Canal. There is still time to register here.

Mr. Aladdin, sir, what will your pleasure be? Let me take your order, jot it down, you ain’t never had a friend like me! Enjoy the classic Disney creation at the Glebe Community Centre for Aladdin Jr. GNAG’s Youth Theatre is putting on the classic tale Sunday with two shows- 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. See the magic and mayhem with Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie and Jafar along with an expanded cast of characters, new songs, and more thrills. This new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for your whole family. Click here for tickets.

It’s another stellar weekend in the Glebe. Hope to see your smiling faces down here this weekend.