Yeg This Weekend: Nov 20-22

Yeg This Weekend: Nov 20-22

Advent doesn’t begin until next weekend but Christmas is already in the air. We have a couple winter events and several markets to prepare you for the holiday season. Here are events happening this weekend in the Edmonton area. All Is Bright on 124 Street (Nov 21) Free All Is Bright winter festival is among the first to kick off the long list of winter festivals in Edmonton. The festival opens up local businesses along…

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All Is Bright Begins Winter Festivals

All Is Bright Begins Winter Festivals

All Is Bright winter festival is among the first to kick off the long list of winter festivals in Edmonton. It began with the WinterCities initiative and local businesses along 124 St and High Street and has been well received by the community. Being affected by delayed construction on the 102 Ave bridge, the festival has become a beacon of hope for many, drawing visitors from around the capital region. At the most recent All…

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Choral Concerts Winter 2015

Choral Concerts Winter 2015

Edmonton has quite a choral music scene with many professional, amateur, and school choirs. Note that this page will be under constant update until Dec 31, 2015. If you have a local choir concert or performance to add, please comment below and it will be updated accordingly. SUN, 15 NOV 2015, 3:00 p.m. EDMONTON METROPOLITAN CHORUS | THE WIZARDRY OF WORTHINGTON First Presbyterian Church, 10025 105 Street NW, EDMONTON “The Wizardry of Worthington” features music…

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Chili Cook-Off A Spicy Hit

Chili Cook-Off A Spicy Hit

The 2016 Chili Cook Off is Nov 4, 2016 from 11:30-1:30 in Churchill Square.  The 25th Annual Chili Cook Off kicked off the Canadian Finals Rodeo’s Rodeo Week in Edmonton. The annual event attracts downtown lunch goers and tourists coming to town for the CFR, which will be the 42nd event in 2015. Over the years it has taken some various names, but the Chili Cook Off remains one of favourite events for Edmontonians in…

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Local Filmmaker Recruits for Hell

Local Filmmaker Recruits for Hell

A local filmmaker is raising hell in his latest instalment of a webseries which received $10,000 to produce its pilot last year.  He’s entered ‘the Hive’ again, to produce more. “The universe of Necessary Evil is very big. We have a lot of stories we’d like to tell.” Says Randy Brososky, the writer, producer, and actor in the series. Brososky is speaking about his entry in last year’s STORYHIVE, Necessary Evil, a story about a low-level…

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How to Fix Transit Immediately

How to Fix Transit Immediately

Here are a few ways that any cities with transit services can improve efficiency with a low-budget or few changes to existing infrastructure. The City of Edmonton transportation department and city council have been looking at large ways to improve transit in elaborate plans decades down the road. While planning for the future is important, there are immediate low-cost ways to improve transit service for cities struggling with balancing budgets and resources. If some or…

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Yeg This Weekend: Oct 30-Nov 1

Yeg This Weekend: Oct 30-Nov 1

Since it’s Halloween, these are the Halloween related events happening this weekend. Linda Hoang has an extensive list of Halloween events on her site here. We’ve reused the same page as last weekend so finished events are at the bottom. Don’t forget that it is All Saints Day on Nov 1, which follows All Hallow’s Eve. All Saints Day is why Halloween even exists. Visit a local Catholic or Anglican church for Mass on Sunday…

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Pop-Up Play Dates A New Venture

Pop-Up Play Dates A New Venture

With so many pop-up events for adults, art, and commerce, this was bound to happen: a pop-up play date for kids. Some local mom-trepreneurs made it all happen last weekend. Climbing, jumping, running and discovering adventures are all priorities on Traci Costa’s agenda with her kids this winter. Costa, the founder of Peekaboo Beans, a children’s playwear company, is passionate about the importance of play for Canadian kids. She, along with local Play Stylist Stacy…

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ZimSculpt Exhibit Ends

ZimSculpt Exhibit Ends

This is the closing weekend of ZimSculpt, so you only have Sunday to see these incredible Zimbabwean masterpieces. The exhibit opened Aug 22, 2015 at the Muttart Conservatory. Originally on the calendar as Africanas, the name was changed to reflect the primary display at the show, made up of Zimbabwean shona sculptures. Upon the opening of ZimSculpt, sculptors of the craft were present as live examples of how the pieces of art were created. Zimbabwean shona…

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Ultimate List of Free Museums in Edmonton

Ultimate List of Free Museums in Edmonton

Learning can become a costly affair if you’re into local history and wish to visit museums to increase your knowledge. Luckily, there’s plenty of museums in Edmonton which are free admission. Here is a compilation of free museums in Edmonton. If any are missing, please comment below. University of Alberta Museums Collections You can call this the Smithsonian Institute of Edmonton. The University of Alberta Museums is a group of roughly 30 different museums and collections,…

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