Things to Do this Weekend in Edmonton

Weekend Activities and Events in Edmonton – Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1, 2016




A digest of What’s On in and around Edmonton during this  weekend including free fun family activities, weekend events & activities for kids, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports events.

Check road conditions, before you go- Here Weather Warnings – Here

I. Family Events & Activities

1. Annie the Musical

Broadway Across Canada presents ANNIE.  Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”  Details

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 03:00 PM & 08:00 PM
Sunday, May 1, 2016 | 02:00 PM & 07:30 PM

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Northern Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave NW, Edmonton

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$40 – $95 + charges

 

2. Japanese Children’s Day

In Japan, children have their own national holiday in early May – Kodomo no hi, or Children’s Day. Families fly colourful carp-shaped streamers (koinobori), display special dolls and ornaments and celebrate children on this festive day. Come see giant koinobori flying in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, make your own carp streamer and other Japanese crafts to take home with you, and listen to Japanese folktales. Enjoy the early spring Garden and be sure to visit the butterflies in our Tropical Showhouse.    Details
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Sunday, May 1, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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Devonian Botanic Garden is located in Parkland County, 15 minutes SW of Edmonton, 5 km north of Devon on Hwy 60.
GPS: 53 24 30 N 113 45 43 W

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general admission.

 

3. YMCA Healthy Kids Day 

Your family is invited to join us at your local YMCA to participate in Healthy Kids Day activities! Come out and meet members of our staff and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon. Spend the afternoon with your kids in a fun and safe environment, away from admission fees and add-ons. At our free event, kids can join in on group sports, participate in crafts and activities, and browse the many vendors that are coming out to support healthy, active kids in the community.    Details
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Sunday, May 1, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Edmotnon YMCA locations
– Castle Downs Family YMCA | 11510 – 153 Ave
– Jamie Platz Family YMCA | 7121 – 178 St
– William Lutsky Family YMCA | 1975 – 111 St
– YMCA Welcome Village | 9538 – 103a Ave

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Free

 

4. Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival

Every year, the festival creates over 2500 opportunities for music students, actors, musicians and music lovers to perform in front of an audience and receive professional adjudication. Come out and see the stars of tomorrow and help us celebrate over 100 years!   Details
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April 11 – April 30, 2016.

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Grant Macewan College Alberta College Campus (10050 MacDonald Drive), McDougall United Church (10025 101 Street) Grandin School (9844 110 Street), Ben Calf Robe School (11833 64 Street), and the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (8426 Gateway Boulevard).

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 Free

 

5. Dance Strong Dance Festival

Dance Strong Productions presents a dance Festival and competition for dancers age 3 years to adult in numerous forms of dance.  Details
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April 27 to May 1, 2016

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Arden Theatre, St Albert

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By donation & final showcase ticketed.

 

6. Other Family Activities

1. Muttart Conservatory: Feature Pyramid – Kaleidoscope of Colour

For this year’s wedding show, watch the feature pyramid undergo a metamorphosis with the beauty of a butterfly. This exhibit will be packed with extravagant hydrangeas, baby’s breath and cineraria as well as large topiaries of butterflies and other pollinators. Details

2. John Janzen Nature Centre

Family friendly programs daily. – Details

3. Visit Edmonton Zoo this Week. – Edmonton Valley Zoo

4. Government House: Free Tour of Government House on Sundays.

5. City Hall – This week at City Hall./ Spring in the Square 

6. Visit John Walter Museum on Sundays – Free (1:00 PM – 04:00 PM)

7. Visit University of Alberta Observatory on Thursdays, to explore the universe and unravel the mysteries of the night sky. Solar Observing –  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Thursdays. Participate in the free public lectures during the evening observing hours (08:00 PM – 09:00 PM, Thursdays).

7. Family Movies

1. Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema: Details Free for kids under 12.

The Secret Garden on Apr 30

2. Cineplex Family Favourites: Join us on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children. Details

Pan on April 30

3. Telus World of Science

Imax theatre : Shows

 

8. Free activities: local library

Edmonton Public library offers plenty of free drop in activities to choose from for all ages including toddler story times. Plan ahead to attend some of the free activities in the following weekends : Details and link for registration.

Strathcona County Library – Here;

Spruce Grove Public Library – Here

St. Albert Public Library – Here

 

9. Drop – in Programs

Edmonton Recreation : There is always something you can do as family with the advantage of not having to plan early or register. Check these links below.

a. Public Skating – When & Where

b. Drop – in Swim – When & Where

c. Drop-in Fitness Programs : When & Where

St Albert  – Drop in Schedule

Strathcona CountyDrop in Programs

Activities by Edmonton Recreation

There are many affordable, high-quality inclusive programs, camps and activities throughout the year for all ages and abilities including Toddler time, puppet show, story time and more! Spend time exploring the river valley, trying a new sport, discovering your creative side and experiencing the outdoors. – See the link for details and register.

II. Adult/ Youth Events

1. Live Music

Live Music and Concerts




1. Death From Above on Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 8:00 PM @ Shaw Conference Centre | $47.5

2. M83 with guests on Friday, April 29, 2016 | 8:30 PM @ Winspear Centre, Edmonton | $58.50

3. River City Big Band on Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 8:00PM @ Oasis Conference Centre, Edmonton | $25.00

4. John Sweenie Quartet on Friday, April 29, 2016 | 08:00 PM @ Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton | $16 – $20

5. Brahms’ Third on Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 8:00 PM @ Winspear Centre, Edmonton | $24 – $79

6.Mozart Missa Brevis in G on Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 7:30 PM @ All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral, Edmonton | $25 for Adults and $20 for Students/Seniors

7. Spring Concert on Sunday, May 1, 2016 | 7:30 PM @ Muttart Hall, 10050 MacDonald Dr., Edmonton | $11.75 – $22.00

8. Da Camera Singers on Sunday, May 1, 2016 | 3:00 PM @ First Baptist Church – 10031 109 Street, Edmonton | $13 – $18

9. Cantilion Choirs on Sunday, May 1, 2016 | 3:00 PM @ McDougall United Church, Edmonton | $12 – $15

10. Edmonton Youth Orchestra in Concert on Sunday, May 1, 2016 | 2:00 PM @ Winspear Centre, Edmonton | $10- $15

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George Thorogood and The Destroyers on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 07:30 PM at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

The Who Hits 50! on Sunday, May 8, 2016 | 07:30 PM @ Rexall Place, Edmonton

2. Performing Arts & Theatre

Performing Arts & Theatre in Edmonton

1. Grease Sing-A-Long

Have you ever been watching a live musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song and start dancing with the stars on the stage? Here is your chance to don your poodle skirt or black leather jacket, slick back your hair and let go of your inhibitions.
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Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 07:30 PM @ South Pointe Community Centre, Edmonton | $20

 

2. Wish

The hearing son of deaf parents, J.J. agrees to teach sign language to the mysterious Eliza, a gorilla rescued from a research lab by animal rights activists. Eliza demonstrates a gift for signing and bonds passionately with her new teacher until they face an ethical conundrum.
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April 28 – May 7, 2016 @ PCL Studio, ATB Financial Arts Barns | PWYC to $27

 

3. Gordon

With dreams of a building a criminal empire, Gordon breaks into the home of his father but Dad is determined to set his namesake on the right path. Old wounds are opened, dark secrets are unearthed, and battle lines are drawn – this is one family reunion you’ll never forget.
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April 28 – May 15, 2016 @ Theatre Network, Edmonton | $24 – $28

 

4. Murder at the Howard Johnsons 

All is fair in love? Even murder? That’s the question posed by this light and funny suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn. A three scene love triangle
involving a woman, her lover, and her husband.
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April 28 – May 14, 2016 @ Kinsmen Club, St Albert |  Dinner Theatre – $50 – $55

 

5. West Side Story

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is one of the greatest musicals of the 20th century – a love story set on opposite sides of a turf war between rival street gangs. Includes such popular songs as Maria, I Feel Pretty, Tonight, America and Somewhere.
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April 23 – May 22, 2016 @ Maclab Theatre – Citadel, Edmonton | $35 & up

 

6. Under Cover

A powerful and timely exploration of issues ripped from the headlines…On the surface, Ella is just like any other girl wandering the halls of a Canadian High School. Although she has immigrant parents, she was raised to embrace western values. But when Ella makes the decision to wear a hijab after a life changing summer with her grandmother overseas, suddenly her religion is front and centre.

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April 29 – 30, 2016 @  La Cité francophone, 8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury (91 St), Edmonton | Adults $19, Seniors/Students: $16

 

7. Other Desert Cities

Polly and Lyman Wyeth, wealthy and politically prominent Republicans, are hosting their family for Christmas at their Palm Springs home. Estranged daughter Brooke rejoins the family after a six year absence to announce she’s about to publish a memoir that will reveal a dark family secret. Let the battle begin!
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April 9 – May 1, 2016 @ Shoctor Theatre – Citadel, Edmonton | $35 & up

 

3. The Incandescent Life of a Jazz Great

The new music documentary tells the compelling and complex story of an outstandingly gifted alto sax and flute master who was on his way to becoming a well-known virtuoso of jazz when he died after a year-long battle with leukemia at age 40 in 1998. Details
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Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Yardbird Suite, 10203 86 Ave NW, Edmonton

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$10

 

4. The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque

The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve seen filled with pop culture references, high energy indie soundtrack and the sexiest choreographed strip tease to make your inner nerd explode with glee. Join us for our geeky burlesque show with striptease performances in tribute to Star Wars, Orange Is The New Black, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange and more! Details
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Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 7:00 PM

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The Ranch Roadhouse – 6107 104 St NW, Edmonton

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$32.50 – $102.50

III. Sports & Related Events

1. Grand Slam of Curling

Thirty of the world’s best men’s and women’s curling teams will be at the Sherwood Park Arena Sports Centre to battle for the Champions Cup and $200,000 in prize money. The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling final event brings together winners from the Brier, Scotties, World Junior’s, international championships and World Curling Tour. Details
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Tuesday, April 26 – Sunday, May 1, 2016
Humpty’s Family Day Free Pancake Breakfast and Fanfest Celebration – Saturday, April 30 | 11:30 PM – 02:00 PM : Includes autographs with curlers, selfie photo booth, rocks n’ rings curling game for kids, face painting, magic, crafts, bean bag toss and mascots (Humpty and Slammer the Grand Slam of Curling).

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Sherwood Park Arena Sports Centre
2015 Oak Street, Sherwood Park

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2. E-Ville Roller Derby

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Berzerkhers vs Las Pistolitas on Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 7:00 PM

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Edmonton Sportsdome – 10104 32 Ave NW, Edmonton

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3. Runs & Walks

1. Spring Into Sprinkles 5k Fun Run

5k Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 10 AM  @ Rundle Park, 2909 113 Ave NW, Edmonton – Register

2. Storm The Fort Night Race 

5K / 10K Run on Saturday April 30, 2016 | 9:30 P.M. @ Fort Saskatchewan – Register

3. The Great Neighbour Race

3K Fun Run (Family) , 5Km Run/Walk, 10Km Run on Saturday April 30, 2016 | 9:00 A.M @ Hawlerak Park, Edmotnon  Details

4. Mother’s Day Walk

5K Walk on Sunday, May 1, 2016 | 10:30 AM @  Emily Murphy Park,  Edmonton  Details

5. 4th Annual Hope for Little Hearts

5km Walk/Run and 1km Walk/Run  on Sunday May 1, 2016 @ Rundle Park, Edmonton – Register

6. Join Edmonton Outdoor Club (Free to join) for regular outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, biking, inline skating and canoeing  and more!

IV. Exhibitions & Other Events

1. Edmonton Tattoo & Arts Festival

Over 200 of the best local and international artists will be on hand for Edmonton’s largest tattoo expo yet! Entertainment, contests, retail, exhibits and tattooing happening all weekend long. Special guests include artists from Ink Masters. Details.

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April 29 – May 1, 2016

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Edmonton EXPO Centre

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 $25
Kids 14 and under FREE

2. Edmonton Resilience Festival 

The Edmonton Resilience Festival aims to strengthen community resilience through skill-sharing workshops and other events, inspiring participants to help create a sustainable, creative and promising future. The 2nd annual Edmonton Resilience Festival consists of hands-on practical workshops, guided Conversation Cafés and a fair showcasing the work of community organizations called the Community Connections Fair.  Details

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April 29 to May 01, 2016

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Boyle Street Plaza – 9538 103a Avenue, Edmonton

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Free & ticketed events

 

3. Mother’s Day Sip and Shop

Come on by, have some mimosas and shop for that special woman in your life. Shop with over 30 of our vendors and have some snacks. Details

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 05:00 PM – 08:00 PM

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Southwood Community League –1880 37 St NW, Edmonton

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Free

 

4. Lovable Littles Uptown Market

This market will be a great chance to do some Mothers Day shopping win some prizes and browse some fantastic local companies, many of which feature handmade goods! You are sure to get an adorable handmade outfit for a little loved one, find something for your home, or learn about some local products or services. Bring the Littles for some entertainment and fun including free balloon art, a free photo booth and more! Details

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Terwillegar Community Church, 1751 Towne Centre Blvd Edmonton

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 $3

 

5. Fashion For Freedom

Poiema Productions will be presenting the 3rd Fashion For Freedom Fundraising and Awareness Gala, at City Life in Leduc. This community driven event has raised over $13,000.00 for various charities including The A21 Campaign and the George Spady Society. It promises to be an exciting night full of fashion, friends, food, drinks, entertainment, and awareness. Details

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 7:00PM

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City Life Church – 5216 50 Avenue, Leduc

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$30 – $40

 

6. Devon Christian School Fundraiser

This community event consists of a 5 course appetizers, desserts, beverages (gluten free option available upon reservation), live and silent auction, door prizes and much more!! Details

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Devon Alliance Church 201 Miquelon Ave W, Devon

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$20

 

7. The Original Edmonton Witches Market

30 + vendors to browse and shop with. Readers, herbs and oils, tarot, jewlery, candles, sweets and soooo much more!! Details

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 09:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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King Edward Community Hall – 7708 85 street Edmonton.

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Free

 

8. Butterdome Spring Craft Sale




The Butterdome Spring Craft Sale gathers over 180 of Canada’s most amazing artists, artisans, and designers, who interact with shoppers and display their best works for them to behold, providing a truly unforgettable experience. With an incredible assortment of locally and nationally sourced quality handmade goods to choose from, including fresh fashion looks, stunning jewellery, home décor, sculptures, glassware, natural body care, delicious gourmet treats, and more, this event is the perfect time to spoil yourself or a loved one for the many moments spring time has to offer.    Details
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April 29 – May 1, 2016

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University of Alberta, Butterdome
87 Avenue and 114 Street, Edmonton

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Adults $5; Seniors (65+) $4
Youths (13 – 17) $4; Children (12 & under) Free

 

9. Japanese Tea Ceremony

Experience Japanese culture in a unique setting. Traditional tea offerings are hosted at the Ozawa Pavilion, an authentic Japanese Tea House, or in the adjacent Ikoi no ba (a “cozy place to gather”), both overlooking the tranquil Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Japanese sweets and tea are provided to guests, as well as an explanation of the tea ceremony.    Details
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Sunday, May 1, 2016 | 11:15 AM, 12:45 PM, 1:30 PM and 2:15 PM.

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Devonian Botanic Garden is located in Parkland County, 15 minutes SW of Edmonton, 5 km north of Devon on Hwy 60.
GPS: 53 24 30 N 113 45 43 W

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general admission +  Tea tickets $7.50/each

Annual Treasure Hunt – April 29-May 1, 2016 @ Stony Plain  (Town Wide)

10. Mother’s Day Gift Fair

Come join us for a great one stop shop for all your mother’s day needs. We are going to have a nice variety of vendors with products such as jewelry, home décor, health and fitness, massage, hair and skin care, scrapbook products, bags, purses, cooking products, clothing, candles, cleaning products, organization, and handcrafted products.  Details

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 10:00AM – 4:00 PM

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Pioneer Museum, 5120 – 41 avenue
Stony Plain

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Free

 

11.River Valley Clean Up 

Join us for the River Valley Clean Up kickoff event and see how many bags of litter can be picked up around Victoria Park.   Details

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 |  9:30 AM – 12 PM

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Victoria Park, 12130 River Valley Rd, Edmonton

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Free

 

12. International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

The exhibition brings Sherlock Holmes to life as never before as you step into Conan Doyle’s Victorian London and work side-by-side with his legendary detective. Inside the exhibition, you will become Holmes’ eyes and ears as he tackles a baffling new case in a world steeped in innovation and experimentation. Along the way you’ll see a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, film and television props and costumes. Details

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March 25, 2016 to September 5, 2016

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TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, 11211 142 Street, Edmonton

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$19.95 – $122.25 (family)

V. Dinner Theatre/Music Events

1. Fort Edmonton Park Events

Sunday Brunch – Gather your clan for Sunday Brunch at Johnson’s Cafe at the historic Hotel Selkirk in Fort Edmonton Park. Enjoy a scrumptious meal then take a stroll around the park.

2. River Cree Resort & Casino – Events
3. Jubilations Dinner Theatre – Events
4. Blues on Whyte – Events
5. The Comic Strip – Events
6. Mayfield Dinner Theatre – Events
7. The Comedy Factory – Events

8. Mercury Room – Events 

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Connie’s Comedy hosts Weekly Comedy – Every Friday 7:30 PM  | Draft Country Nightclub,  Edmonton
Salsa Bachata Practice Social on Sundays | 08:00 PM @ ETOWN Salsa Dance Studio
Soundwave on April 30 @ World Waterpark, Edmonton
Fireside Ghost Experience – Immerse yourself in true ghost stories around our travelling campfire, all while enjoying the luxuries of a limousine and the adventure of visiting some of Edmonton’s most frightening haunts! on May 19

VI. Shopping Promotions & Related events

1. Old Strathacona Events
2. West Edmonton Mall Events & Promotions
3. Edmonton City Centre – Sales and Events
4. Kings way mall – Events
5. South Gate Centre – Events
6. Sherwood Park Mall – Events
7. Millwoods Town Centre – Events
8. Northgate Centre – Events
9. Londonderry Mall – Events

10. Edmonton Area Farmers Markets – Details

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    1. Abeer Altaei
      Abeer Altaei

      good website plz write more information
      thanks

      April 20, 2014 at 2:04 AM
      1. mike
        mike

        I think they cant really put more info as everything is mention here … you need to google it if you need more I guess

        August 22, 2015 at 5:39 PM
        1. Ian
          Ian

          I think it is cultural. I find when Asians say ” Please write more”, they are complimenting. When North Americans say it, it is being demanding. Same words, different message. I find this stuff interesting. But both of you are correct. Nice website.

          September 19, 2015 at 7:25 PM
          1. Lindsay
            Lindsay

            Great website!!! Thank you!

            September 26, 2015 at 10:46 AM
    2. Deals
      Deals

      Groupon deals for Edmonton Queen, Ed’s Rec Room, Leduc Energy Discovery Centre.
      http://www.groupon.com/local/edmonton/things-to-do#

      May 26, 2014 at 8:29 AM
    3. Randy Gargus
      Randy Gargus

      First time on site, very impressed with the amount of information

      October 4, 2014 at 11:28 AM
    4. Melissa
      Melissa

      I find myself reading this site nearly weekly. It is very informative and always updated well in advance of the weekend!

      October 6, 2014 at 5:09 PM
    5. New to Town
      New to Town

      I’m new to town and so happy I found this site! Please keep it up!

      November 5, 2014 at 7:55 AM
    6. Jacquie Dawkins
      Jacquie Dawkins

      Love this website! I have added it to my favorites :)

      November 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM
    7. Tracy
      Tracy

      So basically nothing happens in Edmonton. So disappointed with this “city”.

      November 20, 2014 at 4:34 PM
      1. Tara Simon
        Tara Simon

        Your comment made me do a bit of research.
        1. I compared tourist attractions in Calgary listed in this site – http://www.todocanada.ca/things-to-do-incalgary/ to that in ours – http://www.todocanada.ca/Things+to+do+Attractions+in+Edmonton/. If you see objectively, there is nothing more in Calgary, that is not there in Edmonton.

        2. I did the same with weekend activities – compared Toronto activities with Edmonton. I believe there are enough cultural events & other activities [with respect to the population that Edmonton/capital region has ] to keep the event and activity seekers happy. You should keep in mind that Toronto/GTA has ~7 times the population of our capital region.

        IMHO each place is unique in its own way and grass is always greener on the other side.
        Enjoy your weekend in Edmonton!

        November 21, 2014 at 9:01 AM
        1. Trot escaper
          Trot escaper

          I agree. But the grass only “looks” greener on the other side is what u mean. Nevertheless. Agreed!

          February 19, 2015 at 12:05 AM
        2. Dustin
          Dustin

          Well said.

          May 15, 2015 at 1:26 PM
      2. Edmonton Resident
        Edmonton Resident

        There are several planes buses always leaving. There are also many places to rent a car if you do not have one to leave.

        January 20, 2015 at 8:05 AM
      3. Nick
        Nick

        Agreed

        May 3, 2015 at 4:13 PM
      4. Tina
        Tina

        Maybe you shouldn’t be so picky then! Free events, cool educational events, concerts… even if you don’t have kids… TONS of stuff to do here

        September 25, 2015 at 12:27 PM
      5. Kat
        Kat

        Leave then

        November 22, 2015 at 2:01 PM
    8. Javier
      Javier

      Great site, I constantly check it, there is some information here that I cannot find anywhere else. I wish you could include more activities from the U of A, they are always doing something interesting. keep up the good work.

      January 9, 2015 at 11:54 AM
    9. Andy Kuiper
      Andy Kuiper

      I lvisit this site most every weekend – thanks – keep up the good work here :-)

      February 1, 2015 at 10:01 AM
    10. Stephen
      Stephen

      This website is getting more and more thorough every time I visit it. The only things that seem to be missing are some of the more events for the more local scenes. And while it would be pretty hard to cover all of them, having a page or linking to the venues would be a great addition. Things such as open mic nights(ex. Arcadia), live local music(wunderbar), poetry nights(Ex. Tuesdays at Rouge Lounge), Story Slams (3rd wednesday of every month at The Mercury Room) or local comedy nights(Ex. Sunday at Empress) that are going on around the city in the various venues/bars. There is a lot going on and having a compilation of all of them would be very useful. Not that there isn’t already enough stuff on here to fill up every night of the week.

      February 3, 2015 at 3:03 PM
      1. todocanada
        todocanada (Listing owner)

        Thank you for taking time to comment. As you rightly said, one of the reasons for not adding local scene is that there are so many events. We are compiling an article on ‘an evening in Edmonton’ which will include links to local event scene in addition to activities from a tourism perspective.
        All suggestions are welcome.

        February 3, 2015 at 7:09 PM
        1. Debby
          Debby

          I can’t thank you enough for what your website offers in a fabulous and thorough overview of events categorized perfectly, in a very user friendly way. I have been looking for something like this for years!! I now rely on this site to know ‘what’s on’ and it has served me well ? Outstanding website!!! Thank you!!!

          October 1, 2015 at 11:54 PM
    11. Bev
      Bev

      Great website. Definitely will be advising my teens to visit here.

      February 26, 2015 at 12:05 PM
    12. Alberto Garcia
      Alberto Garcia

      Great site and very informative!

      February 28, 2015 at 4:43 AM
    13. Heather
      Heather

      I love this list very much. Missing an Art show I found at the Enjoy Centre
      http://www.nightofartists.com/#!201213_shows/cihc

      March 2, 2015 at 9:51 AM
    14. Martin
      Martin

      awesome webpage! Lots of events. Only boring people can say there is nothing to do in Edmonton. There is always something going on here 😀

      March 2, 2015 at 11:02 PM
      1. Gerald
        Gerald

        Only people from small towns would say Edmonton has a lot to do. Restaurants are expensive while chained restaurants and fast food dominate the market. Grocery is expensive. Anybody from big cities are used to the many free and big events (not those that only a hundred ppl show up), whereas here every even small event costs a fortune. Shopping is limited to the big box stores at South Commons and WEM which is really the same old stores you can find across Canada. Whyte Av is a joke when compared to Robson or even Main in Vancouver or Yonge or Queen in Toronto. Yes I’m gonna be told to go back if I don’t like it here (I wish), but to suggest there is a lot going on that you can just walk into like you can in a real big city is just absurd.

        March 24, 2015 at 11:54 PM
        1. David
          David

          Well… Try to make some lemonade out of lemons. Complaining about the city and never getting out and doing something about it will never bring about the change you may desire. Maybe try getting involved with an event / initiative / festival / etc. and you may find out that you can have a lot of fun in Edmonton. Life is too short not to take a stride down the “path not taken”.

          August 12, 2015 at 3:29 PM
    15. VL
      VL

      Just found this website. I think it’s awesome. I have lived here 15 years and now I have found even more things to explore.

      March 8, 2015 at 9:10 AM
    16. Lisa
      Lisa

      This site is great! Covers every type of activity you could want to do in Edmonton! Thanks so much:) Me and my family do a much broader variety of activities since finding your website.

      March 20, 2015 at 3:51 PM
    17. laurie
      laurie

      Ok on the main page it says FREE ON EASTER WEEKEND but when you go to each tjing it shows a price so what is it??

      March 30, 2015 at 9:30 AM
    18. Blade
      Blade

      Ughh please dont make edmonton sound like it has alot to do….majority of this shit here is boring family crap…for hillbillies and farmers….where is anything cool and hip to bring out single young people? ?

      August 15, 2015 at 12:49 PM
      1. Tyler
        Tyler

        Try a meet up group. There is something for all interests. Edmonton has a ton of things to do. Cool and hip young people are not looking on todoCanada for fun. They are usually connected through friends and word of mouth. Unless you have no friends, then sorry, cannot help you there..I have a family.

        August 22, 2015 at 1:31 PM
    19. Guest
      Guest

      Wow! Your site is very informative! It has more events and details in an easy to find format then any other site I have used. I have lived in Edmonton for quite awhile and didn’t even know about some of the attractions!
      Just wondering if you can add more for things to do during the week? We are always trying to find new and interesting things to do with the kids!!

      August 31, 2015 at 11:43 AM
    20. Louise
      Louise

      Excellent site! Keep up the great work. After reading the comments I see the old ” you can keep some of the people happy some of the time” people if your not happy with what’s going on…. Change it! Oh and Edmonton does not have the same number of people as TO and Van we are a different place different province and no one can make you happy but you.

      September 12, 2015 at 9:53 AM
    21. Rosie
      Rosie

      This site is very informative and varied. I visit weekly to find things for my family to do. We are from Toronto and considering the population difference and the high volume of young families, we have no complaints with Edmonton’s offerings. Thanks for compiling such a useful resource! There is always a way to find joy, but you have to be willing to look!

      September 21, 2015 at 9:32 PM
    22. Tim Zadel
      Tim Zadel

      Caught part of a tv commercial for an all-night contemporary art festival in Edmonton this weekend, but several searches turn up nothing about it. Too bad, we’re up in the mountains trying to decide whether to come down to Edmonton or Calgary for a few days, guess we’ll go to Calgary. It would still be nice to get info if this is a regular event because we might be in the area next year.

      September 23, 2015 at 3:50 PM
      1. todocanada
        todocanada (Listing owner)

        Nuit Blanche – http://nuitblancheyeg2015.ca

        September 23, 2015 at 3:56 PM
    23. Grace
      Grace

      This website is great! I found this in summer time this year, even if I have lived here for 4 years! The info is very helpful to immigrants to have fun here and enjoy the life in Edmonton.

      September 25, 2015 at 3:15 PM
    24. Sasha
      Sasha

      As my Mother used to say, “Show me a bored person and I will show you a boring person.”

      October 2, 2015 at 6:53 AM
    25. Sasha
      Sasha

      Meant to add – great website!

      October 2, 2015 at 6:56 AM
    26. Blake
      Blake

      For lots of fun and exercise. Where you can meet lots of people. There is salsa nights. Lots of music variety. Plus, you can make it cheap if you choose not to drink. Or if you have money have some drinks and have fun!
      Lots of beautiful single people!
      Wednesday – Funky Buddha on whyte
      Thursday – On the Rocks – Jasper Ave
      Saturday – Tumbleweeds

      October 4, 2015 at 12:21 AM
    27. edmontonian
      edmontonian

      This website is fantastic! There’s so many things I’ve found going on in my city that I would not have known about had it not been for this website.
      Keep up the great work!!

      October 7, 2015 at 9:13 PM
    28. Jonathon
      Jonathon

      Can people send in events/Classes somewhere to be posted here?

      October 21, 2015 at 5:55 PM
      1. todocanada
        todocanada (Listing owner)

        Yes, if it is relevant Edmonton area events.

        October 21, 2015 at 6:19 PM
    29. Jenny
      Jenny

      Awesome site! Just wondering if there’s anywhere to see what’s going on next weekend (aka a week in advance) just for planning purposes? Thanks! :)

      November 6, 2015 at 10:21 PM
      1. todocanada
        todocanada (Listing owner)

        1. This article is updated every Sunday night between 08:30 PM – 12:00 AM.
        2. Music and live theatre events are listed in advance.
        3. Christmas / Winter / New Year events – Christmas events in Edmonton
        4. Long weekend activities are listed a month in advance.
        5. You may also check the events calendar.

        November 6, 2015 at 10:48 PM
    30. Guest
      Guest

      Great site to plan outings with our grandchildren and guests who visit Edmonton. Keep up the good work. Would you be able to add bowling alley sites with times of operation to the list of family activities?

      January 7, 2016 at 10:28 AM
      1. todocanada
        todocanada (Listing owner)

        Thank you! We are working on a list similar to the following for Edmonton – Free Activities:

        – Indoor

        ; Kids Calgary:

        . If you have additional suggestions let us know.

        January 7, 2016 at 10:39 AM
    31. Jimmy
      Jimmy

      Soo basicilly there ain’t n e thing to do in dis “wonderful city they call Edmonton” so board here I mighta well go back to Barry Ontario .

      January 24, 2016 at 12:50 PM
    32. Rhonda
      Rhonda

      Good by Jimmy have fun in Barry Ontario.

      January 29, 2016 at 4:23 PM
    33. Carole
      Carole

      This is a great website!! Covers all kinds of entertainment options and ideas. Love it!!

      February 14, 2016 at 11:30 AM
    34. CJ
      CJ

      Great site! A lot of the things I want to go to aren’t accessible to me but I keep checking and occasionally there are things that are time/place accessible.

      I have a good idea though. Why don’t all the people here who say there is nothing to do here all start a little clique. The Whine Experts or something, then you can have your own event listed here. Honestly, they have so much here listed and you’re like spoiled kids who only want cake for breakfast. It doesn’t matter what else you offer (how bout Cornflakes AND $1,000,000?) they say “no…don’t wannit, want cake!”

      February 20, 2016 at 10:29 AM
    35. Jack Murduff
      Jack Murduff

      From Ontario and visiting my son in Thorsby. What a wonderful sit which summarizes everything happening and something we may want to do. In fact we are going to see the Oil Kings play medicine Hat tomorrow night, and of course found on this site.

      March 3, 2016 at 1:39 PM
    36. Yvan
      Yvan

      Great site. Here for the weekend on a layover and if I don’t get out it certainly isn’t because the options are not a available. Appreciate the infom

      March 12, 2016 at 11:38 AM
    37. Olga
      Olga

      Great web! Based on it, i can plan my weekend and do something interesting and fun with my family.

      March 19, 2016 at 11:54 AM
    38. Hello Itsme
      Hello Itsme

      i know this is a for-profit company, and you have overhead/bills to pay but the ads and pop-ups on here are becoming annoying. How much is too much?

      March 21, 2016 at 12:28 PM
    39. Russ
      Russ

      I echo Rhonda’s sentiments above Jimmy. Have fun in Ontario. And if you get bored in Barrie, I recommend looking into typing and spelling classes. Failing that, you could at least Google the spelling for your home town. Good luck to you! Feel free to visit again – for the Fringe, Folk Fest, or any other of our world-famous Edmonton events. Just leave the negativity in Barrie please.

      March 31, 2016 at 4:54 PM
    40. Roz
      Roz

      Relative to other sites, this one is a gold mine. That being said, I’m not interested in most of the things on this site. If I come across events or companies/bars that have special things going on, can I send them your way? What about legions and other specific groups? I’m sure there are others whose interests lie elsewhere and I’d be willing to help expand the options for them.

      April 15, 2016 at 4:42 PM
      1. todocanada
        todocanada (Listing owner)

        Yes, two weeks in advance please!

        April 15, 2016 at 10:39 PM

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