Weekend What’s Up: REDBLACKS, Fury Dog Day and Shakespeare in the Glebe

July 10, 2019 | by glebeadmin

"If you love sports, food, movies, music, yoga or Shakespeare, then the Glebe is the place to be for you and your family all weekend long.

This weekend is packed to the brim with exciting events, from REDBLACKS and Fury FC games to Full Moon Yoga and Shakespeare in the Park. There’s truly something for everyone in the Glebe this weekend.

Your weekend kicks off early this week when Canadian violin virtuoso Alexandre Da Costa brings his award-winning show to the Horticulture Building Thursday night. Da Costa’s unique show blends classical music with modern rock, fusing together everything from rock and jazz to electro-pop. You’ll be head bobbing and foot tapping all night long. He’ll even play a “futuristic version” of the famous Pachelbel’s Canon. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. with tickets starting at $15. Click here for details.

On Saturday afternoon, the Ottawa REDBLACKS will look to get back into the win column when rivals the Montreal Alouettes blow into town for a mid-season dust up. The REDBLACKS started the season hot, going 2-0 in their first two outings, but faltered when they met western powerhouse the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and lost big 29-14. The REDBLACKS currently sit in second place in the East Division, just two points ahead of the Alouettes. Saturday’s game kicks off at 4 p.m. Go REDBLACKS! Click here for tickets.

Grab a blanket, pop some corn and get cozy for an outdoor movie on the Great Lawn Saturday night. This week’s showing is the animated feature Ballerina, which follows a young dancer Félicie on her quest to escape a rural orphanage to attend a prestigious dance school in Paris. This fun family adventure is the perfect Saturday night outing, and best of all, it’s completely free! Come down early and snag a good spot. Showtime is at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. Click here for details.

It’s berry season, and the Ottawa Farmers’ Market is celebrating with a Strawberry Social this Sunday at the Aberdeen Square. Sample strawberry delights from a variety of local producers and don’t forget to grab a slice of Strawberry Shortcake from the Parkdale Food Centre. Plus, you’ll have your pick of the freshest produce around. The market runs every Sunday at Lansdowne Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for details.

"It will be a Dog Day Afternoon at TD Place Sunday afternoon, as the Ottawa Fury FC are bringing the pups to the pitch for their game against Louisville. The second-annual Dog Day Afternoon will give dog owners a chance to bring their furry friend to the game. Get yourself a ticket for the game, and Fido comes for free. The adorable RNation puppies will make an appearance during the game and special menu items will be available. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. Click here for tickets.

It will be a battle of the barbers at Lansdowne Park Sunday evening as the country’s top barbers compete in an epic cut-off for Barber Royale, the city’s first barber battle. Hosted by industry celeb Jay Majors, watch as these epic hairstylists chop, shave and snip their way to the crown. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. Click here for tickets.  

Get your groove going Sunday evening when Occasional Pudding puts on a genre-bending concert in the Aberdeen Square for the Lansdowne Summer Art Series. Occasional Pudding plays everything from traditional Irish and Atlantic Canadian tunes to vintage rock, country and bluegrass. Come and stomp your Sunday night away. The shows kick off at 6:30 p.m. every week and are completely free. Click here for a schedule.

The fun doesn’t stop just because the weekend is over. Full Moon Yoga is back at Lansdowne Park Tuesday night with instructor Sofiya Vyhovska from Rama Lotus taking your through a session under the stars. Full Moon Yoga is completely free every month at the Great Lawn. The sessions begin at 9 p.m. Click here for details.  

Grab a lawn chair and head down to Central Park Wenesday evening for Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Catch the classic tale of a love-struck Duke and his Amazon queen, warring monarchs of the Fairy kingdom, and mismatched rival lovers, under the backdrop of the gorgeous Central Park. The show kicks off 7 p.m. July 17. Pass the hat. Click here for details.