Weekend What’s Up: REDBLACKS Finale, Cookie Run, Rick Mercer in the Glebe

October 31, 2019 | by glebeadmin


If you’re a fan of football, jogging, laughter, food and music, then you may just want to spend the entire weekend in the Glebe.

From the REDBLACKS final season game and a night of stitches with a Canadian comedy icon, to the final outdoor Farmers’ Market of the season, you’ll find more than enough to keep you busy this weekend.

The fun all kicks off Thursday for Halloween, as the neighbourhood will be abuzz with goblins, ghouls and ghosts looking for sweet treats. Several neighbourhood homes are spooking up the street this year, including the incredible Fourth Avenue house that puts the howl in Halloween year after year. Make sure you check out this spooky home during trick or treating.


Friday will be your last chance to see the Ottawa REDBLACKS this season, as they play host to the Montreal Alouettes at 7 p.m. at TD Place. The season may not have gone as we had all hoped, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still love our home team. Come out and say thanks for the season that was and let the REDBLACKS know you’ll be ready to cheer them back into the win column next season. Friday’s game kicks off at 7 p.m. and features a Night of 10,000 Giveaways where fans will have the chance to win everything from 2020 season seats and game-worn jerseys to REDBLACKS lunch bags, backpacks and thousands of Ottawa 67’s tickets. Click here for tickets to the game.

Runners will unite in the Glebe Saturday for The Great Big Cookie Run, in support of local Girl Guides. The run will take racers on a loop along the Rideau Canal before finishing at Lansdowne Park. The event features both a 5-km run and a 1-km Kids Run.  It all gets going at 10 a.m. for the race and the kids run at 11:15 a.m. Click here for details.

If you’re anywhere near TD Place Saturday night, you’ll probably come home in stitches. That’s because Canadian funny man Rick Mercer is taking over the arena for a night of stand up comedy. And he’s bringing with him comics Ivan Decker, Debra DiGiovanni and Ali Hassan. The party gets going at 7:30 p.m. Click here for tickets.

Sunday will also be your last chance to take in the Ottawa Farmers’ Market outdoors, as the farmers are moving inside the Aberdeen Pavilion on Nov. 10 for their winter season. But you can still grab some fresh produce, artisanal goods and hot food at the market every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for details.  

Looking to sink away to some cool Sunday jazz? Head to Pints and Quarts for their monthly jazz series featuring the Glebop Trio and a rotating roster of local vocalists. This week you can catch Floyd Hutchinson at the bar from 6-8 p.m. Click here for details and the yearly schedule.

Another perfect weekend in the Glebe. We’ll see you down here!