Weekend What’s Up: REDBLACKS, Garden Art, Flea Market and Movie Night in the Glebe
Those seeking a fun weekend won’t have to venture out of the Glebe over the next few days, as the neighbourhood is packed with everything from sports and shopping to an outdoor art show in gardens throughout the Glebe.
The weekend literally kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Friday when the Ottawa REDBLACKS put their perfect record on the line against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at TD Place. The REDBLACKS are 2-0 after dramatic wins over Calgary and Saskatchewan last week. But the Bombers are also unbeaten this season so far, and one team will go home with a blemish. Can REDBLACKS Quarterback Dominic Davis and crew keep the perfect record alive? Find out tonight. Get your tickets here.
Shop ‘til you Drop
If you’re not heading to the game, you may want to check out the 613Flea Night Market inside the Aberdeen Pavilion. Browse antique goods, vintage video games, records, furniture and more at Ottawa’s largest monthly flea market. The market runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and returns the following morning for the day market. Click here for details.
Kicking off Saturday morning is the Glebe Art in Our Gardens and Studio Tour that will take attendees on an artsy tour of the neighbourhood. There are 18 artists exhibiting their art at 12 different sites throughout the Glebe. Come out and support local art while touring the historic neighbourhood. The tour runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Click here for more information.
Movie night in the Glebe!
Grab a blanket, some snacks, your fam and head to the Great Lawn for a screening of Small Foot – the animated family film that follows a special Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers a human. This fun family adventure is the perfect night out. And best of all, it’s completely free! Showtime is at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. Click here for details.
Thai one on!
The Amazing Thailand Festival is returning to the Glebe this Sunday – with a bash inside the Horticulture building from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gobble up authentic Thai cuisine, take in classical Thai dances and cultural performances, including the exciting Muay Thai Kickboxing. Or, relax with a traditional Thai Massage. It’s all Sunday and it’s all free. Click here for details.
Beats, broccoli and blueberries
The Ottawa Farmers’ Market is on this and every Sunday at the Aberdeen Square. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. you can browse local produce, artisan goods, hot food and much more. Apples, apricots, cauliflower and celery are all in season. Grab some goods and go. Click here for details.
Cap off your weekend with a free concert Sunday night at Lansdowne Park for the Lansdowne Summer Arts Showcase, which will host free live music every Sunday throughout the summer. This week’s vibe gets groovy with The Big Soul Project – Ottawa’s large community choir whose upbeat brand of choral music has roots in R&B, Gospel, Soul, Rock and Motown. Don’t miss this perfect Sunday evening event. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Click here for details.
And that’s another weekend in the Glebe. We know you’re going home smiling.