Weekend What’s Up: Yoga, sustainable seafood and more in the Glebe

May 16, 2019 | by glebeadmin


Hip hop heads, country bumpkins and poetry junkies will take over the Glebe for a weekend of music, food and yoga beginning this Thursday night.

Your weekend kicks off a bit early this week with Dave Smith’s 5th Annual Wild Wild West. The special evening, which raises awareness for substance abuse and mental health features a silent and live auction, dinner, live music and compelling stories from survivors. The party kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Horticulture Building Thursday night. Click here for tickets.

If you’re more into the east coast than the west, perhaps you’ll find comfort at the Glebe Community Centre May 16 for the Sustainable Seafood Culinary Event featuring Chef Jordyn Hodder, who will create a four-course seafood supper and wine/beer pairing. Learn all about sustainable fishing practices and the impact of seafood sourcing on our waters.  The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. May 16. Click here for tickets.

Over at Octopus Books, you can join an intimate evening with Anishinaabe writer David Groulx, as he launches his new book of poetry, From Turtle Island to Gaza on May 16. The event runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Octopus Books at 116 Third Ave. Click here for more information.

Full Moon Yoga is back at Lansdowne Park, beginning May 18 on the Great Lawn from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rama Lotus Yoga Centre and the City of Ottawa are teaming up for another season of free outdoor yoga. Full Moon Yoga will run once a month on May 18, June 17, July 16, August 15 and Sept. 14. Click here for details.

Looking to score some fresh veggies as we cruise through spring? The Ottawa Farmers’ Market has moved outside for the summer and takes over the Aberdeen Square this and every Sunday at Lansdowne Park. Asparagus is still in season, as is maple syrup and you may even be able to spot some yellow beans start to sprout at the Farmer’s Market. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information.

Have a fantastic weekend, in the Glebe