Weekend Events & Activities in Edmonton: Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29, 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. Rattle & Strum
The recipe for fun? Take a scoop of toe-tapping tunes, add a dash of silliness, then rattle and strum until you’re ready to fall over! Rattle and Strum gets kids of all ages dancing, clapping, singing, and playing. With Heather Blush on guitar and Steve Hazlett on drums, you on percussion, and everybody singing, this highly interactive band leaves nobody out and is known for original music that parents enjoy too! Details
Friday March 27th, 2015 | 10:30 AM.
Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts, 4308 – 50 St., Leduc
$10.00 ; Under 2: Free
Register for St. Albert Annual Father’s Day Soapbox Derby.
2. Family Yoga Playshop
Come prepared to stretch, laugh, breathe, relax, be silly, make animal sounds, connect and have fun with your family and community! This class includes individual, group and partner yoga, magical journeys, games, music and so much more. Details
Saturday, March 28, 2015. 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Idylwylde Community Hall. 8631 81 Street NW, Edmonton
Spring Break Activities in Edmonton
3. 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 @ Feature Pyramid – Muttart Conservatory – March 7 – April 12, 2015
Rich colours and botanical history in a can’t-miss feature pyramid show.
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.
U of A Astronomical Observatory | Thursdays
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 26) -“Neutrinos in Antarctica!” by Tania Wood.
4. 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.
5. 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 March | 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM @ ESSO Skywalk
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology – Exhibition on until April 6, 2015 at the museum. – Details
6. 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
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel on Mar 28
Hop on Apr 4
Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema: Details
Free for kids under 12.
Mary Poppins on Apr 3 & 6 @ 1:00 PM
Paddington on Apr 11 @ 2:00 PM
7. 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
Register for Kids of Courage Triathlon @ Devon | July 25
8. 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.
Maroon 5 on Thursday @Rexall Place
Oliver Swain Live in Concert @ Capitol Theatre
John Stetch, Fern Lindzon, Rene Marie @ Yardbird Suite
The Austin Lounge Lizards @ Saint Basil’s Cultural Centre
Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto @ Winspear Centre
Wind Rose Trio @ Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Sondheim on Sondheim @ Theatre Lab (Room 189), MacEwan University
Rebecca Caine @ Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre
Songwriters’ Concert, Contemporary Combos @ John L. Haar Theatre
2. Performing Arts
See Performing Arts in March article for more details.
Events this weekend include
The Book of Mormon @ Northern Jubilee Auditorium.
Vigilante @ Maclab Theatre
Arcadia @ Shoctor Theatre
A Dream Play @ Timms Centre for the Arts
First Time Last Time @ Varscona Theatre
The 11 O’Clock Number @ Varscona Theatre,10329 83 Ave, Edmonton
3. The Shape of a Heart: A Gypsy Love Story
The EU Centre of Excellence, together with the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, host a screening of the film
“The Shape of a Heart: A Gypsy Love Story” with featured musical performance by: Micheal Butch lead signer of the Toronto band The Gypsy Rebels. Details.
Friday, March 27, 2015 | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
Telus Centre U of A, Room 150, 111 Street 87 Ave NW, Edmonton
Free. Free pop and popcorn!
III. Sports & Related Events
1. Canadian College Finals Rodeo
School’s back in session and it’s time for Canada’s best collegiate cowboys and cowgirls to compete for the marks they need to take home a national title. All six major rodeo events will be featured, along with Team Roping, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping and Pole Bending.
March 26 – 28, 2015 | 05:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Hall D, Edmonton Expo Centre
University of Alberta – Golden Bears & Pandas Home Games - Schedule
2. Edmonton Oilers
vs. Dallas Stars – Friday, March 27, 2015 | 07:30 PM
Rexall Place, Edmonton
Spring Bocce Blast March 28, from 2 to 4 pm at Clarke Field – Details
3. Edmonton Oil Kings
vs. Brandon Wheat Kings – Sunday, March 29, 2015 | 06:00 PM
Rexall Place, Edmonton
4. Relay For Life Youth 2015
Relay For Life is a community fundraising event where Canadians across the country join together in the fight against cancer.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 6:00 P.M.
Universiade Pavilion, Edmonton
5. Try Field Hockey
Get the kids out to burn off some energy! Come try the exciting sport of field hockey! Boys & Girls! U10/U12 & U14/U16. Details
Sunday, March 29, 2015 | 5:00 P.M. – 07:00 PM
Glenora Community Hall, 10426 136 St, Edmonton
Free. Register by March 26.
IV. Exhibitions & Other Events
1. Farm & Ranch Show
Northlands Farm & Ranch Show has been serving Western Canada’s agriculture industry for over 47 years, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever. Events include Rodeo, Prospect Steer & Heifer Show, Stock Dog Demonstration, Alpaca Spring Show & more! Details.
March 26 – 28, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Edmonton EXPO Centre
General Admission(13+): $5.00; 7-12 yrs: $3.00; Child(6-): Free
Buy vibrant, fresh bunches of daffodils to support Canadians living with cancer and help the Canadian Cancer Society fund life-saving research to fight all cancers for all Canadians in all communities. – Details
2. Western Canada Fashion Week
Western Canada Fashion Week is celebrating our 10 year anniversary in 2015. Join us for nine nights of different programming; with runway shows, design competitions and performers, there’s something for everyone! Details.
March 27 – April 4, 2015
ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84 Ave. Edmonton
$10 (matinee show) – $25.00
3. Spring Art Walk
St. Joseph’s College and Catholic Social Services present the Spring Art Walk. Silent Art Auction, Entertainent & more! Details
Friday, March 27, 2015 | 7:00 PM – 09:00 PM
St. Joseph’s College University of Alberta 11325 89 Avenue, Edmonton
$10 ($5 for students). Ticket proceeds go to the Sign of Hope campaign. Art proceeds go to the Sign of Hope & the artists.
4. Tri Municipal Expo Business & Home
Tri Municipal Expo Business and Home, hosted by the Stony Plain & District Chamber of Commerce, is an annual event held each year and is the largest Expo in the Tri-Municipal region. It provides our attendees a more diverse and wider variety of products and services to reach the demand of our growing community. This not to be missed event has something for everyone in the family. Details
Friday, March 27, 2015 | 5:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, 221 Jennifer Heil Way, Spruce Grove
Adult: $2.00; Children(12-): Free
5. Edmonton’s Board Game Convention
Here at GOBfest, we’ve made it our mission to be inclusive to gamers of all levels of experience and commitment. This convention is organized by members of the Players of Games on Boards (or short, POGOB!) – a gaming group with over 300 members that has been meeting in Edmonton on Sundays since 2006. Also features games for children. Details
March 28 & 29, 2015
Alberta Avenue Community Hall, 9210 118 Avenue, Edmonton
$20 – $25
6. Women’s Self-Defense Seminar and Strength Training
Women’s Self-Defense Seminar by Krav Maga Solution: Awareness and prevention, defend and escape; it just might save your life. – Krav Maga the Worlds most effective Self-Defense system Today. Strength Training by Ripple Effect. Details
Strength training: Friday March 27, 2015 | 06:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Ripple Effect, 9602A-60 Ave, Edmonton.
Women’s Self-Defense: Saturday March 28, 2015 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Krav Maga Solution – 321 Kaska Rd. Sherwood Park.
7. Easter Artist & Craft Market and Easter Workshop
Participate in Easter workshops that will teach pysanka making for different levels, pascha making, butter lambs, and much more! This timely event will teach participants the tricks to mastering traditional Ukrainian Easter customs.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 10:00 AM- 04:00 PM
Kilarney Community Hall, 8720 130A Avenue, Edmonton
8. Bead Market
Come and find your unique beading supplies. Bring your family and friends. Shop together, design together and beading together. Details
Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Ramada Inn, 5359 Calgary Trail, Edmonton
9. Northern Lands
Northern Lands will be a place to learn about wine, to taste it, to drink it with food from one of Canada’s most fertile agricultural regions and culinary labs, and to gather for a pint of the country’s most exciting craft beers. All that and Northern Lands raises funds for the High School Culinary Challenge and the Edmonton Community Foundation Grateful Palate Fund. Details
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Shaw Conference Centre, Hall D, Edmonton
10. 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
11. AGA Exhibitions
POP SHOW! Dazzled by the Everyday | March 21 to June 7, 2015
Showcasing Pop Art at its best, POP SHOW! Dazzled by the Everyday will delight with works from the early years of Pop Art’s history—when Post-War commercial images were everywhere and Pop artists came into the art world with the glint and gleam of popular commodity.
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
12. U of A Museums Exhibitions
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.
Free / Donation
13. Alberta & the Great War
@ The Provincial Archives of Alberta, 8555 Roper Road, Edmonton – Details
2014 marks the centennial of the outbreak of the First World War, a conflict that would define the course of the 20th century with reverberations still felt today. Drawing upon archival holdings, Alberta & the Great War explores the many ways the First World War affected and changed the province.
14. Multicultural Heritage Centre Exhibitions
@ Multicultural Heritage Centre , 5411 – 51 Street, Stony Plain Details
The Zen Thinker: Karen Manganye Sculpture and Stories March 20 to April 22, 2015
How did women’s clothing reflect the changes in women’s lives in the last century? This exhibit features examples of women’s clothing from the early 1900s – 1950.
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.
“Till Death Do Us Part” – Murder Mystery at Hotel Selkirk, Fort Edmonton Park – March 27 & 28
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
10. Get tickets for An Evening in Tibet.
11. The Government House High Tea on on Sunday, April 12 - Get Tickets
12. Edmonton Opera Bruch – April 12, 2015 at Royal Glenora Club – Get Tickets
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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