Events in Edmonton: March 31 to April 2, 2017

I. Family Events & Activities

1. ParticipACTION 150 Play List

To celebrate the ParticipACTION 150 Play List – the ultimate list of physical activities that define us as Canadian – ParticipACTION is hosting a Play List Tour stop in Edmonton, which features live demonstrations for Quidditch and rope skipping. There will be additional fun activations onsite to try involving: kayaking, hockey, football and stickpull. Track activities online for your chance to win great prizes! Details

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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 Sir Winston Churchill Square, 102 Ave NW, Edmonton

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Free

Spring Break In Edmonton

2. How the Gimquat Found Her Song

In one of Platypus Theatre’s most beloved family concerts, audiences embark on a musical expedition across continents and through centuries to help a discouraged bird discover her unique voice. Young audiences laugh, chant and sing along with the Gimquat and her wizard guide as they explore musical styles from Gregorian chant to rap. With so much wonderful music to choose from, how can she ever find the song that’s meant for her? How the Gimquat Found Her Song is a heartwarming tale about the search for identity and a celebration of music in all of its forms. Details

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 2:00 PM

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Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre, Edmonton

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$15 – $30

 

3. Second Season Street Party

The Foundry Real Estate Co. is hosting their annual Second Season Street Part with support from Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC)! Family Friendly Programming! The Foundry is a dog-friendly company and they want you to spend the day with your whole family, so bring along your favourite furry friend. Details

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

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Rice Howard Way – Between 100 St & 101 St
Across from the Westin Edmonton Hotel, Edmonton

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Free

II. Adult/ Youth Events

1. Live Music

For more details, see Live Music & concerts in Edmonton

1. Delhi 2 Dublin Details

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Friday, March 31, 2017 | 7:30 PM @ Arden Theatre – 5 St. Anne St., St Albert | $36

 

2. Pharis & Jason Romero

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ Parkview Community Hall, 9135 146 Street NW, Edmonton |  $27

 

3. New Orford Quartet

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 7:30 PM @ Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 St., Edmonton |  $22.00 – $58.50

 

4. Duo Milot & Bareil

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 7:30 PM @  Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre, 1001 Calahoo Road
Spruce Grove |  $35 for adults. $30 for students and seniors 65+.

 

5.“Swell to Great” Gala FBC Organ Fundraising Concert

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 7:30 PM @ First Baptist Church, 10031 109 Street NW, Edmonton | Free Admission

 

6. Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert

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 Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 7:30 PM @ Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Avenue NW, Edmonton | $18

 

7. One Ocean to Another: Canada in Song

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Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 2:30 PM @  McDougall United Church, 10025 101 Street, Edmonton | $5 to $20

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March 30: Pegboard Nerds @ Union Hall
March 31: The Lumineers ‘Cleopatra World Tour Continues’ 2017 @ Rogers Place
April 1: The Decibel Magazine Tour @ Union Hall

2. Live Theatre

Performing Arts and Theatre in Edmonton during April

1.Peter and the Starcatcher: Peter and the Starcatcher is the most hilarious evening of madcap fun! A dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination. This swashbuckling grownup prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. Details

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April 1 – 23, 2017  @Citadel Theatre – 9828 101A Avenue, Edmonton |$25 – $118.65

 

2. Into The Woods: A Baker and his wife wish to have a child but cannot because of a Witch’s curse, Cinderella wishes to attend the King’s Festival, and Jack wishes his cow would give milk. All want a better life, so they set off on into the woods. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them with disastrous results. INTO THE WOODS reminds us there will be times when each of us must journey into the woods but that we must mind the future and the past.  Details

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March 22 – April 1, 2017 @ John L. Haar Theatre, Centre for the Arts and Communications (10045 156 Street), Edmonton | $15 to $20

3.The Fall of the House of Atreus.  In only one hour, The Fall of the House of Atreus ricochets through five generations of backstabbing, child-eating, and gruesome murder. Watch as Greek tragedy’s most infamous family comes to life. And dies. And dies. And dies. Details

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March 22 – April 2, 2017 @ Backstage Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave, Edmonton | $15 to $20

 

4.Bright Burning: When a group of young people break into a mansion to steal stuff to pay off a drug debt, they unexpectedly confront their own ambition and sense of futility. Full of dark comedy and wild abandon, Bright Burning dramatizes the emotional cost of economic disparity to reveal the bottomless rage that often fuels the working poor. Details

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March 30 – April 8, 2017 @ Timms Centre for the Arts, University of Alberta, 87 Avenue 112 St NW, Edmonton | $12 – $25

 

3. Littlebirds Weekend

The Littlebirds Big Band has been the premier educational program of the Edmonton Jazz Society for more than twenty-five years. They have produced many musicians who have gone on to professional performing and teaching careers.  The directors will present music with the current Littlebirds Big Band and the Littlebirds Combo in a program to support the ongoing efforts of this special long-term project. Details

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March 31 – April 1, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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 Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton

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$34

 

4. An Evening of Count Basie

Step back in time to the swinging 1930s and 40s with a tribute to the legendary Count Basie. On April 1st, Edmonton’s Swing Emporium Big Band will perform Basie’s biggest hits in Old Strathcona in a cabaret-style event. The event will appeal to both swing enthusiasts and those looking to experience something a little different. Some Count Basie favourites you will hear include “One O’clock Jump,” “April in Paris,” and “Every Day I Have the Blues.” Details

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Saturday April 1,2017 | 7:00 PM-11:00 PM

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Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, 8426 Gateway Blvd., Edmonto

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$20.00 Adult; $20.00 child

III. Sports & Related Events

1. Ford World Men’s Curling Championship

It will be the final chance for countries to earn qualifying points to secure berths in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.Twelve teams, including the host team from Canada — which will be decided at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier in St. John’s — will battle for the world title.  Details

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April 1 – 9, 2017.

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Northlands Coliseum , 7515 118th Avenue NW
Edmonton

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$32 & up

 

 2. Edmonton Oilers

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vs. Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 07:00 PM
vs.San Jose Sharks on Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 07:00 PM
vs.Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 08:00 PM

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Rogers Place, Edmonton

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IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Edmonton Tattoo & Arts

More than 250 local and international artists will be showcasing their talent at the festival and competing to win in various categories, such as neo-traditional and best Tattoo of the Day. The show features 60,000 square feet of exhibition space, including unique retail exhibits and jaw-dropping entertainment acts. Details

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March 31 to April 2, 2017

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Northlands, Edmonton EXPO Centre
7515-118 Ave NW, Edmonton

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$25
Kids 14 and under FREE

 

2. Winter Patio Weekend

Patios are no longer just for summer! Take part in a weekend of patio festivities and enjoy basking in the sun, savouring the night time glow wrapped in a blanket, and warming up with a warm drink in the cool air.  Details

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March 30 2017 to April 2 2017

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Various Locations, Edmonton

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Free Admission

 

3. British Themed Supper

Come and join us for our first themed supper night! You know us for our fantastic pyrohy suppers, now we are inviting you and your family to join us for a British inspired family friendly meal.
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March 31, 2017 | 4:30 PM– 7:00 PM

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St. Basil’s Cultural Centre 10819 – 71 Avenue, Edmonton

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Adults – $18
Children 6-12 yrs – $10
Under 6 yrs – Free

 

4. Annual Antiques & Collectibles Show & Sale

Wild Rose Antique and Collectors Show and Sale
Over 250 exhibits with a variety of collectibles, antiques, and collector displays
Appraisals available $15 per item or $40 for three items.
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April 1 & 2, 2017

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Edmonton Expo Centre, 118 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton

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$9.00 one day entrance, $15.00 Weekend pass

 

5. Ritchie Chili Cook-Off

Join us for our 5th annual chili cook off! Compete in the contest or partake in a fine evening of chili tasting- good times will be had by all! We think Ritchie Chili Tastes Better and we want to see what the rest of the city can serve up. Details.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 7:00 PM 11:30 PM

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Ritchie Community League
7727-98street, Edmonton

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 $20.00

 

6. Edmonton’s Best Brunch Tour

The perfect way to start a Sunday….BRUNCH! And the best part, you get to skip the line. But seriously, we will visit downtowns favourite eateries, see the sights, and meet the locals that make the area tick! We welcome the young, the old and the young at heart on this “eatventure”. Details.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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Blue Plate Diner, 10145 104 St NW
Edmonton

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 $60.00

 

7. Western Canada Fashion Week

Western Canada Fashion Week (WCFW), which was established in 2005, has developed into a nationally-recognized fashion and design event and the second-largest Fashion Week in Canada. Join us for nine nights of different programming; with runway shows, design competitions and performers, there’s something for everyone! Details.

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Thursday, March 23 – Saturday, April 1, 2017

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ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84 Ave. Edmonton

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 $25.00

 

8. Edmonton Cannabis & Hemp Expo

With the Canadian cannabis industry evolving at a rapid pace, the Lift-sponsored Cannabis & Hemp Expo aims to offer education to patients, growers, industry professionals, investors and more. The show features 30,000 square feet of exhibition space, including unique retail exhibits and a seminar theatre.  Details

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April 1 to 2, 2017

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Edmonton Expo Centre, Hall A
7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton

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$15

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