Wiggle your way to the Glebe for another awesome weekend
If you’ve been one of those music fans who has been biting your nails, desperately waiting for CityFolk to begin on September 12, then have we got a treat for you.
Your wait is over, starting tonight.
To mark the 25th anniversary of CityFolk this year, the music fest is hosting a series of ticketed pre-festival shows in neighbourhood churches, beginning tonight with a red hot performance by Ottawa’s alt folk heroes Jack Pine and The Fire at the St. Giles Presbyterian Church. The church is the perfect venue for this five piece, as the acoustics in the space will provide a sonic chamber for the band to explore. The show starts at 8 p.m. with tickets at $10. Click here to scoop yours now.
But that’s not the only concert you’ll want to check out. Saturday’s CityFolk show features Canadian icons the Trews, playing a rare live acoustic set inside the Fourth Avenue Baptist Church. The Nova-Scotia-based rockers will likely be playing some new songs off their forthcoming album, CIVILIANAIRES, which drops on Sept. 14, but you can expect to hear some of the band’s classics like Highway of Heroes and Not Ready to Go. This entire show will be stripped down to just acoustic instruments, making for a rare and intimate night with one of Canada’s most beloved bands. The show starts at 7 p.m. with tickets at $25. Click here to find your tickets.
But this weekend in the Glebe isn’t just for music fans, as there are several other events that will get the entire family off the couch and into the final days of summer.
It all kicks off Friday at Studio Sixty Six with Christian Champman’s solo exhibition Gaa-mazinaateseg & Animikiig. The exhibition runs from Sept. 6 to Oct. 7 at the Bank Street art gallery. Click here for showtimes and details.
Sports fans will be able to witness a moment of history Friday night when the Ottawa Fury FC host the Montreal Impact in the first-ever CapCity Cup. While the new tradition is a friendly match between the two clubs, it won’t take long for a rivalry to form out of this new annual competition. Kick off is at 7 p.m. at TD Place. Click here for tickets.
It will be a dog day afternoon on Sunday in the Glebe, as hundreds of dog owners hit the pavement for the Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run. The Ottawa Humane Society is inviting you and your furry friends to walk or run or race through the Glebe. Attendees can race in the 5 or 10-kilometer race, walk in the 3-kilomeeter route, or take part in the 2-kilometer Furry Fun Run or the 1-Kilometer Kids Fun Run. The Great Lawn at Lansdowne will also boast a flurry of furry activities including a Family Fun Zone, A Pet Pavilion, foot trucks and a K9 Fun Zone. The run starts at 9 a.m. and goes into the afternoon. Bring Fido! Click here for more information.
Sunday also boasts the Ottawa Farmers’ Market Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. where you can grab local produce, handmade goods, vintage finds and artisan crafts throughout the day. The market runs every Sunday at the Aberdeen Square. Click here for more information.