Weekend What’s Up: Volleyball, art shows, night market and Salsa dancing in the Glebe

June 6, 2019 | by glebeadmin

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I hope you’re ready to serve, set and spike your way through the weekend, because there’s enough art, sports, shopping, music and dancing to keep you and your family busy until Sunday night.

Your weekend kicks off early Thursday night at Studio Sixty Six where the art gallery is launching a new exhibition to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Award-winning photographer Leslie Hossack puts her “D-Day, Normandy 1944” show on display with an opening reception on June 6 to coincide with the D-Day anniversary. Hossack’s compelling series features selected works from her book, :” H-Hour, Normandy 1944.” The opening reception begins at 6 p.m. Thursday night. The Show runs until June 16. Click here for details.

The fun continues all weekend at TD Place with all the volleyball action you can handle from Friday through Sunday for the Volleyball Nations League. Come and cheer on Canada as they take on Australia, Germany and Serbia as part of a five-week pool play stage. Canada will play all three days of the tournament, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Click here for tickets.

We know how much you bargain hunters love 613 Flea, but now the Ottawa flea market is turning the lights off for the 613 Night Market inside the Aberdeen Pavilion Friday night. Explore  an array of eclectic goods, handmades, antiques and collectibles from 5 to 10 p.m. June 7. Click here for details. 613 Flea returns the following day for a full day market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more information.

Do it for Daron! The DFID Foundation is hosting a Purple & Blues fundraiser of all fundraisers Friday night and they’ve invited top 10 Billboard Blues Artist JW Jones to rock out inside the Horticulture Building. The Purple & Blues event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. with tickets at $29. Click here for details.

Art in the park! The New Art Festival, Ottawa’s longest-running outdoor art exhibit takes over the Glebe’s Central Park Saturday and Sunday. Browse one-of-a-kind handmade art in all forms from nearly 200 visual artists. The event is free and runs from 10- a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Click here for more information.

Run, Glebites, run! Mark your calendars for this Sunday, as the Movement Co is bringing back its Glebe running race, the Glebe Mile. The family-friendly event is a one-mile running race for joggers at all levels. Slower running will be in the first heats, while elite running will compete in the entertaining Elimination Mile at the end of the night. The races take part on the fields of Glebe Collegiate and will also feature live music. Click here to register for the Glebe Mile. 

Calling all salsa dancers! Ottawa Salsapalooza takes over the Glebe Community Centre Saturday. The event will feature 30 local dance performances of all kinds, followed by social dancing for the evening. Dancers of all levels are invited to attend. Proceeds from the evening will go towards the Ottawa Food Bank. Click here for more information.

Beans, beats, spinach and strawberries. That’s what you’ll be able to find this Sunday at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market at Lansdowne. Browse local produce, artisan goods and gobble up hot food in the Aberdeen Square this, and every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information.

That’s your Weekend What’s Up in the Glebe – have a blast!