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Things to do this weekend in Edmonton: Jan 30 – Feb 1, 2015

Weekend Events & Activities in Edmonton

Friday, January 30 – Sunday, February 1, 2015

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

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

Weekend Trip Ideas

Jasper in January at Jasper National Park – January 16th – February 1st, 2015.

Banff Snow Days is ON at Banff National Park from January 10 – February 8, 2015.

MEC Ice Climbing Festival (all ages, equipment provided, free event) in downtown Banff from Jan 30 – Feb 1, 2015.

I. Family Events & Activities

1. Ice On Whyte

Its a Treasure Chest filled with Fun at Ice on Whyte. Come outside to play, slide, run, skate, eat, check out the amazing ice carvings, watch an artist at work, take a L’il Chipper class, make a craft, listen to music, dance, sing karaoke and more. You will not run out of things to do at Ice on Whyte. Details

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January 23, 2015 – February 1, 2015

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End of Steel Park, Gateway Blvd (103 Street) and Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton

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Adults : $6.00; Child ( 2 – 12 ) : $3.00

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Tsunami: FlowRider Double, a sheet wave attraction that enables people to ride waves using either a bodyboard or a flowboard has opened at World Water Park, WEM.

 

2.  illumiNITE

Enjoy the artistic light sculptures,  installations that lights up the park. Highlighting the
works of local artists and designers, illumiNITE seeks to animate and bring vibrancy to parks and public spaces that are often lost in the darkness and cold of downtown. Enjoy the entertainment and activities as well.   Details

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Thursday, January 29 – Saturday, January 31, 2015

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Beaver Hills House Park, 10404 Jasper Avenue NW Edmonton

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Free

 

3.  Green & Glow Winterfest

Part of 100th anniversary celebration U of A – We’re kicking off our yearlong celebration of our 100th anniversary with an incredible weekend of winter fun and wonder. See what happens when we bring together talented artists, wondrous exhibits, and amazing performers for a magical festival on campus.  Details

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Thursday, January 29 – Saturday, January 31, 2015
Light Up the Night: Friday, January 30, 2015 | 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Snow Day: Saturday, January 31, 2015 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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U of A Main Campus, Edmonton

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Free; Cool Science Lecture: $10.00

 

4.  Winter Shake Up! Festival

When deep winter sets in, Edmonton will show the world we know how to party outside! Downtown Edmonton will be transformed for the 1st ever Winter Shake-Up! Festival and Market.  Shop local at our city’s first outdoor winter market with over 40 vendors, Roast marshmallows at fire pits, Enjoy hot chocolate, mulled wine and other warm drinks in the family friendly beverage garden, Take in stunning indoor and outdoor live entertainment and displays by local talent, Ride a snow slide
Create your own winter art, Enjoy MANY MORE incredible activities Details

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Friday, January 30, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 08:00 PM

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Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton

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Free
There are other fun activities open to public throughout the week as part of the conference for $15.00. See here for details.

 

5.  Cupid in the PARK

Dog Sled rides, skating, face painting and glitter/sparkle tattoos for children, Featured Frozen Characters – including Anna, Sven & Olaf, as well as some Valentines shopping for everyone!! Details

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Saturday, January 31, 2015 | 10:30 AM – 05:00 PM

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Log Cabin, 50 Spruce Avenue, Sherwood Park

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Free

 

6.  Sip & Slide Sundays

Every Sunday in February, pack up your sleds, crazy carpets and snow saucers, hit toboggan hills with the family, and warm up those little red noses with a FREE hot drink from the City of Edmonton and Global TV Edmonton. Details

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Sunday, February 1, 2015 | 01:00 PM – 05:00 PM

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Rundle ACT Park, 2903 – 113 Avenue, Edmonton; Jackie Parker Park, 4540 50 Street NW, Edmonton; Gallagher Park, 97 Avenue and 92 Street, Edmonton.

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Free

 

7.  Swing ‘n’ Skate

Swing ‘n’ Skate features live swing, jazz and big band music in the City Room at Edmonton City Hall. Local hep-cats, the Sugar Swing Dance Club, will help put the boogie-woogie in your step along with local acts pumping out the jazzy beats. If you’d rather be outdoors, the music will be broadcast directly outside for the enjoyment of ice skaters on City Hall Plaza. Details

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Sundays, until February 22, 2015 | 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM

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Edmonton City Hall & Plaza

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Free

 

8. Other Family Activities

John Janzen Nature Centre

Kids’ Nature Nook: Monday, Thursday @ 10:30am, Sunday @ 1pm

Animal Encounters & Feedings: Monday and Thursday @ 11:15am Saturday @ 1pm, Sunday @11am

Trail-Ventures : Saturday @ 11am and 2:15pm

Snowshoe Trail Ventures : Sunday @2:15pm

Edmonton Valley ZooVisit Edmonton Zoo this Week.

Muttart Conservatory – Feature Pyramid Shows - Details

Year of the Sheep: January 10 to March 1, 2015

Come celebrate the New Year at the Muttart Conservatory and experience the essence of Asian culture. Visitors can enjoy first hand the vibrant colours, sounds and aromas of the Lunar New Year with the diverse plant material and authentic props featured in this show.  The show will include a sheep sculpture made of iron, an oriental-style bridge, paper lanterns, a Buddha statue and much more.

Register for upcoming Fort Edmonton Park Family Events: Snow shoeing through time on Feb 6 & Valentine’s Day party on Feb 7.

 

9. Royal Alberta Museum Activities

There are countless public programs aimed at children, so if you’re looking for something to do with your children during weekdays & weekends , the Museum is the perfect destination! From Story Time Club, to Animal Buddies, the Museum has great activities for kids.

Go for Solar observing at U of A Astronomical Observatory on Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.  In the evening, join for the public lecture at 07:00 PM and view the variety of star clusters, planets, nebulae, galaxies, as well as the Moon when it is visible through the telescopes (till 08:00 PM).  Free event.

10. Telus World of Science

Imax theatre : show times

January: The Science of Water – Details

Each Saturday & Sunday throughout January  | 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM @ ESSO Skywalk

What floats and what sinks? You may be surprised! Learn about buoyancy with hands-on experiments in our water tanks. Construct a boat out of everyday objects then test it out to see how sea worthy it is, learn why you should always drink Diet Coke on boat trips, and discover the magic of convection currents.

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology – Exhibition on now at the museum. – Details

 

11. Family Movies

Have fun with the whole family and watch a movie for $2.99 on Saturday mornings at 11am. See link for shows and participating theatres.  Details

An American Tail on Jan 31

Big Miracle on Feb 7
The Muppet Movie on Feb 14
The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggietales Movie on Feb 21
The Land Before Time on Feb 28

Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema:  Details

Saturdays | 02:00 PM, Free for kids under 12.

Chicken Run (2000) on Jan 31
Happy Feet on Feb 7
The Princess Bride on Feb 14
The Lego Movie on Feb 21 – @ 1:00 PM
Fantastic Mr. Fox on Feb 28

 

12. Free activities at the 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

 

13.  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 (free of charge) – When & Where

b. Drop – in Swim – When & Where

c. Drop-in Fitness Programs : When & Where

St Albert – Servus Place – Drop in Schedule

Starthcona 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

See Live Music in Edmonton for more details.

Marcus-Roberts TrioTotus Tuus @ St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral

Roy Assaf Trio @ Yardbird Suite

Architek Percussion @ Muttart Hall

Kyle Brenders Quartet @ Yardbird Suite

Day Tripper – The Beatles Experience @ Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre &  Shell Theatre

Marcus Roberts Trio @ Festival Place

Rosanne Cash @ Winspear Centre

Baroque Strings @ Robertson Wesley United Church

Get tickets for Soundwave at World Water Park, WEM  featuring  Dada Life, Borgore and Ookay on March 7 – Tickets

2. Performing Arts

Events this weekend include

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Circle Mirror Transformation @ Varscona Theatre

The Magic Flute (opera) @ Northern Jubilee Auditorium

Mary’s Veil – The Musical @ Arden Theatre

By Request (Dinner Cabaret) @ Oliveto Trattoria

Playing with Fire: The Theo Fleury Story @ Maclab Theatre

Venus in Fur @ Shoctor Theatre

Canoe Theatre Festival @ Old Strathcona

How the other Half Loves @ Kinsmen Club of St Albert

The 11 O’Clock Number @ Varscona Theatre,10329 83 Ave, Edmonton

See Performing Arts in January article for more details.

III. Sports & Related Events

1. Edmonton Rush

vs. New England Black Wolves

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Friday, January 30, 2015 | 07:30 PM

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Rexall Place, Edmonton

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University of Alberta – Golden Bears & Pandas Home Games - Schedule

2. WWE Live

Road to WrestleMania.

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Saturday, January 31, 2015 | 07:30 PM

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Rexall Place, Edmonton

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3. Harness Racing

More details.

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Friday, January 30, 2015 | 06:30 PM
Saturday, January 31, 2015 | 01:00 PM – Fan Appreciation Day 

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Northlands Park, Edmonton

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Free

 

4. Red Bull Crashed Ice Qualifier

Details

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Saturday, January 31, 2015 |  4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Leduc Recreation Centre, 4330 Black Gold Drive, Leduc

 

 

5. World Sledge Hockey Challenge 2015

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Sunday, February 1, 2015 – Saturday, February 7, 2015

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Leduc Recreation Centre, 4330 Black Gold Drive, Leduc

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6. Cookie Marathon | Family

St. Albert Nordic Ski Club’s Make & Bake Cookie Marathon: Cookie Monsters young and old are invited to this potluck cookie event with three different loops to ski! Challenge Yourself: How many laps can you ski? Past through the “Cookie Station” for each lap you ski! Details

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Sunday, February 01, 2015 | 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

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Kingswood Park, 395 Sir Winston Churchill Ave

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Free members, $5.00 non members.

IV. Exhibitions & Other Events

1. Break Forth Canada 2015

Join thousands at the leading equipping and renewal conference in the nation. Powerful Inter-Generational Worship, Heart-Renewing Keynotes, Inspiring and Equipping Workshops, Break Forth Artist Competition and much, much more! Details

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January 30 – February 1, 2015

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Edmonton EXPO Centre

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$107.00 & up

 

2. Wildlife Photographer of the Year

WPY-RAMExperience the beauty, fragility, and array of life on our planet through the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Royal Alberta Museum.

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November 28, 2014 – April 12, 2015 | 09:00 – 05:00 PM

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Royal Alberta Museum

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Regular Admission

 

3. AGA Exhibitions

Exhibitions 

BMO World of Creativity: World of Boo | July 27–April 16, 2015

Colin Smith: Obscure Inversions | December 6–March 1, 2015

Suburbia: A Model Life (Photographs 1970s-80s) | December 6–March 1, 2015

View from a Window | December 6–March 1, 2015

 

4. U of A Museums Exhibitions

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Discovering Dinosaurs | September 18, 2014 – January 31, 2015 @ Enterprise Square Galleries, 10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton

Led by Dr. Philip Currie, Faculty of Science, the U of A is home to one of the world’s best dinosaur research programs and vertebrate paleontology collections. Discovering Dinosaurs reveals the fascinating story of Alberta’s Cretaceous dinosaurs, showcasing hundreds of never-before-seen specimens, new discoveries, and recent U of A research.

Lois Hole: The Queen of Hugs | October 23, 2014 – March 22, 2015 @ Human Ecology Building Gallery, Main Floor, 116 Street and 89 Avenue, University of Alberta, Edmonton

From the Clothing and Textiles Collection, Lois Hole: The Queen of Hugs is an exhibition dedicated to the life and legacy of Lois Hole (January 30, 1929 – January 6, 2005), a Canadian politician, academician, and entrepreneur. Well recognized for her roles as Lieutenant Governor of Alberta and Chancellor of the University of Alberta, she was also known and loved for her warm personality. Items of her clothing, jewellery, and photographs enrich visitors’ experiences and help to create a personal connection with the memory of the Queen of Hugs.

Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art | January 24 – May 3, 2015 @ Enterprise Square Galleries, 10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton

Future Station is an examination of the creative practices at work with Alberta artists. The title is derived from an abandoned transit platform located under Edmonton’s civic centre. It is both a physical and allegorical place of transition and stasis: part urban mythology and part monument to the banality of dormant infrastructure.

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Free / Donation

 

5. Multicultural Heritage Centre Exhibitions

@ Multicultural Heritage Centre , 5411 – 51 Street, Stony Plain

Scales, Fur and Feathers – Wildlife Carvings: Natural History Carving by Cheryl and Brian Hepperle: January 3 –  February 11th, 2015

Fashion Reflections – This exhibit features examples of women’s clothing from the early 1900s – 1950. Details

 

 

 

6. Elsewhere

Danbrook and Lancaster both work with memory and identity in their art practices. Memory based art-practice and the experience of memory is multi-sensual, enveloped in spatial ways of understanding our surroundings and the world around us. Memory engages us in an understanding of site, social and body memory and the role of place in memory. Details

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January 9 – February 22, 2015

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Gallery@501, #120, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park

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By donation

 

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. The Hat - Events

3. River Cree Resort & Casino - Events

4. Jubilations Dinner Theatre - EventsThe Game is Afoot! until Jan 31, 2015

5. The Red Piano - Events

6. Blues on Whyte - Events

7. The Comic Strip - Events

8. Mayfield Dinner Theatre – Events : Top of the Pops: A British Rock Invasion: until February 1, 2015

9. The Comedy Factory - Events

Edmonton Queen (River Cruise) is accepting reservations for its 2015 season – Details

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

 

2. French Quarter Farmers Market

A boutique Farmers Market. Come discover quality local vendors, with gourmet/artisan foods available for you and your family’s pleasure & health! Fun for the entire family. Details

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Every Sunday from 12 :00 PM to 4 :00 PM (ongoing throughout the year – Rain or Shine)

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La Cité Francophone, 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury [91 street], Edmonton

 

 

3. City Market Downtown

City Market Downtown

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Saturdays | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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City Hall, Edmonton

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Things to do this weekend in Edmonton: Jan 30 – Feb 1, 2015 4.69/5 (93.85%) 13 votes

11 Comments

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    Abeer Altaei

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    April 20, 2014 at 2:04 AM Reply
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    Randy Gargus

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

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

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    November 5, 2014 at 7:55 AM Reply
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    November 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM Reply
  7. Tracy
    Tracy

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

    November 20, 2014 at 4:34 PM Reply
    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 Reply
    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 Reply
  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 Reply
  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 Reply

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