Weekend Events & Activities in Edmonton: Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8, 2015
A digest of What’s On in & around Edmonton 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
More To Do
I. Family Events & Activities
1. For When She Wakes
Little girls with dreams become women with vision. This performance brings storybooks to life using simple props your little ones can make at home. Where will your dreams take you next? Part of SkirtsAfire HerArts Festival.
Friday March 6, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM, & 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Sunday, March 8, 2015 |12:30 PM– 1:00 PM
Nina Haggerty Arts Centre, 9225 118 Avenue, Edmonton
2. The Next Step Live On Stage
Featuring music from the hit series, The Next Step Live on Stage is an interactive dance experience for kids and families of all ages. Showcasing their incredible talent and athletic abilities, The Next Step dancers will perform popular routines from the show – both intricate solos/duets and jaw-dropping group numbers – along with new eye-popping choreography and tutorials designed to celebrate dance and movement. Details
Friday, March 6, 2015 | 06:30 PM
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre, Edmonton
3. Mom, Pop & Tots Fair
Head to the Mom, Pop and Tots Fair and join in on the excitement! With hundreds of vendors and participants, there is a lot to explore. Learn about parenting tools, find out what’s happening in your community, or just come and see all the toys, and on stage entertainment – Toopy & Binoo & more! Details
Friday, March 6, 2015 | 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Edmonton Expo Centre, Hall A
General Admission (17+): $14.00
Youth (9 – 16): $10.00; Child (3 – 8): $4.00
4. Fun & Games
What do you do when the electricity goes off and the batteries are dead? Play marbles, card games and indoor games! Pack up the kids and bring back some memories. Details
Sunday, March 8, 2015 | noon to 4:00 PM
Rutherford House, 11153 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton
Servus Free Ski Fridays – Friday, Mar 6, 2015 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Edmonton Ski Club
5. Other Family Activities
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 Zoo – Visit Edmonton Zoo this Week.
Turkish Delights @ Muttart Conservatory – Sunday, March 8, 2015 | noon – 4:00 PM
The Muttart Conservatory presents a pyramid opening celebrating all things Turkey! Stop in to see Turkish cultural demonstrations, performances and activities! There will be a wide range of fun activities for all ages to enjoy, so stop in and delight in Turkey!
Free Tour of Government House on Sundays.
Drop in at John Walter Museum on Sundays | 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM – Free
This week at City Hall.
6. 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 Thursdays | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. In the evening, join for the public lecture at 08:00 PM and view the variety of star clusters, planets, nebulae, galaxies, as well as the Moon when it is visible through the telescopes (until 09:00 PM). Free event. This Week (March 5) – Night Sky Astrophotography.
7. Telus World of Science
Imax theatre : show times
March: March Mathness Details
Each weekend there will be a different math-tacular focus: Each Saturday, Sunday & holiday throughout February | 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM @ ESSO Skywalk
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology – Exhibition on now at the museum. – Details
8. 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
The Book Of Life on Mar 7
How To Train Your Dragon 2 3D on Mar 14
Fantastic Mr. Fox on Mar 21
Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema: Details
2:00 PM Shows – Free for kids under 12.
Muppets Take Manhattan on Mar 7 @ 2:00 PM
Song of the Sea on Mar 13 & 16 @ 7:00 PM; Mar 14 @ 2:00 PM; Mar 14 & 17 @ 9:15:00 PM
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya on Mar 21 @ 2:00 PM & Mar 22 @ 6:45 PM
9. 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 Spring book sale at St. Albert Place Lobby – Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8, 2015.
10. 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 County – Drop 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.
Kids Yoga at Purity Health and Wellness, Edmonton – Drop in on Fridays
II. Adult/ Youth Events
1. Live Music
See Live Music in Edmonton for more details.
Ana Vidovic @ Muttart Hall.
Michael Musillami Trio & Celsius Quartet, @Yardbird Suite,
The Troubadours @ Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre
Pavlo @ Festival Place; Shelly Dubois @ Shell Theatre
The Mikado In Concert @ McDougall United Church
Infinitus @ Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts
Annual Spring Concert & Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto @ Winspear Centre
Vaughan String Quartet @ Don’s Piano Showroom
Bobby Cameron @ Queen Alexandra Community Hall
Mickey Gilley In Concert @ Shoctor Theatre
Jazz Choir and Jazz Combo Concert @ John L. Haar Theatre
Canadian Connections III @ All Saints’ Cathedral.
Twin Kennedy CD Release Concert on March 7 @ Giovanni Music Theatre
2. Performing Arts
Events this weekend include
Sylvain Emard Danse @ Timms Centre for the Arts
Artists Emerge National Hip Hop Competition @ Westbury Theatre
Dido and Aeneas, the Opera @ Concordia University College
Jim Jeffries @ Northern Jubilee Auditorium
Waiting for the Parade @ Kinsmen Club of St Albert
The Mothers @ Alberta Avenue Community Centre
Fiddler on the Roof @ Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Summer of My Amazing Luck @ Varscona Backstage Theatre
Vigilante @ Maclab Theatre
The 11 O’Clock Number @ Varscona Theatre,10329 83 Ave, Edmonton
See Performing Arts in February article for more details.
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3. SkirtsAFire HerArts Festival
SkirtsAFire creates a platform for women’s stories presented in theatre, music, dance, visual art, comedy and spoken word. Artists and audience come together to share in these powerful, moving, insightful and entertaining performances and exhibitions. Details
March 5 – 8, 2015
Venues in and around 118th Ave, Edmonton
By donation / Free
III. Sports & Related Events
1. Total Spirit Championships
Now in its 13th year, the Alberta Cheerleading Association Total Spirit Championships brings together approximately 200 cheer teams of various levels, ages and divisions from across Western Canada. Details
Friday, March 6, 2015 to Sunday, March 8, 2015
Ice Palace (Level One, Phase II), WEM
2. Edmonton Oil Kings
vs. Regina Pats – Friday, March 06, 2015 | 07:00 PM
vs. Calgary Hitmen – Saturday, March 07, 2015| 07:00 PM
Rexall Place, Edmonton
University of Alberta – Golden Bears & Pandas Home Games - Schedule
3. Edmonton Rush
vs. Calgary Roughnecks- Sunday, March 8, 2015 | 02:00 PM
Rexall Place, Edmonton
4. Dieter Knobloch Memorial Tourney
Adult Soccer Tournament – in honor of one of the initial founders of St. Albert Soccer Association. Details
March 6 – 8, 2015
Servus Credit Union Place, 400 Campbell Road, St. Albert
IV. Exhibitions & Other Events
1. Edmonton’s International Beerfest
Liquor Depot Canada Presents – Edmonton’s 9th Annual International Beer Festival. Beerfest takes over 60,000 sq feet of space in Edmonton’s premier conference destination. With over 200 beers available for tasting, a whole new line-up of entertainment, and Edmonton’s most popular and best beer serving establishments represented; this year is shaping up to be a blast. Beer Festival.
Friday , March 6th , 2015 | 4PM – 10:00PM
Saturday, March 7th, 2015 | 4PM – 10:00PM
Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton
$19.00 & up.
2. Zahra Al-Harazi
International Women’s Day Featuring Zahra Al-Harazi – Among Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs, few have traveled a route with more obstacles overcome than Zahra Al-Harazi. Sharing her no-holds-barred attitude and passion for success, Zahra discusses her unique approach to entrepreneurship and leadership, as well as her personal experience as a pioneering woman and immigrant in the business world. Al-Harazi
Friday, March 6, 2015 | 05:30 PM
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park.
3. Cirque Du N.O.A – Night of the Artists
The 2015 Night of Artists weekend festival will be a true smorgasbord for the senses and a circus of the arts like no other! Three days of astounding visual art from all over Alberta on display and for sale by some of the finest artists in the province. Not to mention galas and daytime festivities full of stunning costumes, choirs, opera, gypsy jazz, country, folk, blues etc. Something for everyone to enjoy! Details
Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8, 2015
Moonflower Ball Room, The St. Albert Enjoy Centre
$5.00 – $35.00
Ticket price varies with Gala, Show & exhibition.
4. Edmonton Golf Show
Bring the whole family to the PGA of Alberta Golf Show. Whether you’re looking to buy a membership, find somewhere new to play, book a vacation, or pick up your free Kidz Zone giveaway, there is something for every member of the family! PGA of Canada Professionals will be running FREE junior clinics all day Sunday for kids of all ages. Details
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Sunday, March 8, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Hall H – Edmonton Expo Centre.
General:(13 & Up): $10.00; Seniors (65+): $8.00; Children (12 & Under): FREE
See the above link for $2.00 off coupon & Family Sunday (2 adults get in for $15) coupons.
5. Coin Show and Sale
Canada’s largest coin show and sales event. Offering something for every collecting need: Canada, US, World, modern, medieval, ancient coins, paper money, tokens, medals, bullion and collecting supplies.Also on site for time piece enthusiasts – the Edmonton Watch Club. Details
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, March 8, 2015 | 10:00 AM –04:30 PM
Radisson Hotel, 4520 – 76 Avenue Edmonton Alberta
$5 at door; 16 & under -free.
6. Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Experience the beauty, fragility, and array of life on our planet through the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Royal Alberta Museum.
November 28, 2014 – April 12, 2015 | 09:00 – 05:00 PM
Royal Alberta Museum
7. AGA Exhibitions
The Clock: Christian Marclay | February 13–April 12, 2015
Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art | January 24–May 3, 2015
BMO World of Creativity: World of Boo | July 27–April 16, 2015
Tyler Los-Jones: A Panorama Protects its View | January 23–January 31, 2016
8. U of A Museums Exhibitions
Charles Stankievech: The Soniferous Æther of The Land Beyond The Land Beyond | January 22 – March 21, 2015 @ Enterprise Square Galleries, 10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton
10-minute, 35-mm film installation, created during a residency at Canadian Forces Station Alert, a military spy outpost and the northernmost settlement on Earth. Stankievech’s documents the station—built in 1956 to intercept Russian radio communications and aid Cold War efforts—and the surrounding landscape shrouded by the intense darkness of a polar winter.
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.
Free / Donation
9. Multicultural Heritage Centre Exhibitions
@ Multicultural Heritage Centre , 5411 – 51 Street, Stony Plain
Maria Madacky Reverie : February 12th to March 18th, 2015 – Details
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.
Book – Easter Sunday Brunch – Details
2. The Hat - Events
3. River Cree Resort & Casino - Events
4. Jubilations Dinner Theatre - Events: Oh Boy, Buddy Holly!: February 7 – April 12, 2015
5. The Red Piano - Events
6. Blues on Whyte - Events
7. The Comic Strip - Events
8. Mayfield Dinner Theatre – Events : Don’t Dress for Dinner: February 10 – April 5, 2015
9. The Comedy Factory - 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
Every Sunday from 12 :00 PM to 4 :00 PM (ongoing throughout the year – Rain or Shine)
La Cité Francophone, 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury [91 street], Edmonton
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