Weekend Activities and Events in Edmonton
October 26 to 28, 2018
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. Few weekday events are also listed.
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I. Family Events & Activities
1. Halloween Themed Events
The Wiggles are coming to perform for you as part of their Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle! tour! You might like to ‘Do the Propeller’ or ‘Dial E for Emma’, say g’day to Lachy’s friend Ponso the Pony or play ‘Simon Says’ as well as doing the ‘Hot Potato’ or ‘Rock a Bye Your Bear’. The Fab Four of Fun will of course be joined by Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus!
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 12:30 PM, 03:30 PM & 06:30 PM
Edmonton EXPO Centre, Edmonton
$31.5 + charges
3. Other Family Activities
1.Dinosaurs Unearthed: Down to the Bone: This exhibition invites you to challenge what you think you know about dinosaurs and explore spectacular prehistoric scenes, life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, full-scale skeletons, intriguing fossils, engaging content, and interactive activities. Details
Through November 4, 2018 @ TWOSE, Edmonton
2. Muttart Conservatory: Details.
Day of the Dead : September 22 – November 18
Join this traditional Mexican celebration at the Muttart Conservatory! Take in a fascinating display of chrysanthemums and celebratory props.
3. City Hall – This week at City Hall
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1. Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema: Details — on most Saturday afternoons. Free for kids under 12.. Come early and enjoy themed lobby activities before the films.
Cineplex Community Day — free movies on Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
3. Telus World of Science
Imax theatre : Shows
Free activities: local library
Edmonton Public library: Details and link for registration.
Strathcona County Library – Here
Spruce Grove Public Library – Here
St. Albert Public Library – Here
Drop – in Programs
1. 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.
- Drop-in Fitness/Skate Programs : When & Where
St Albert – Drop in Schedule
Strathcona County – Drop in Programs
More To Do
II. Live Music & Concerts
Weekday Concerts, EDM & Concert Tours
- The Gateway Show on Monday, October 22, 2018 | 7:00 PM @ The Starlite Room
- Foo Fighters: Concrete And Gold Tour ’18 on Monday, October 22, 2018 | 7:00 PM @ Rogers Place
- Kayla & Matt Hotte on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 2:00 PM @ St. Albert Community Hall
17 Perron Street.
- Tokyo Police Club on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ The Starlite Room
- Trivium – The Sin and The Sentence World Tour on Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 6:00 PM @ The Ranch Roadhouse
- JANN ARDEN These Are The Days Tour on Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 7:30 PM @ Arden Theatre
- The Once on Thursday October 25, 2018 | 7:30pm @ Festival Place
- Ellias/Copland/Vedady on Friday, October 26 | 8:00 PM @ Yardbird Suite
- Freddy & Francine on Friday October 26, 2018 | 7:30 PM @ St Basil’s Cultural Centre
- Ikons Tribute To Kiss on Friday, October 26, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ Century Casino
- Suzi Quatro on October 26 & 27, 2018 | 9:00 PM @ River Cree Resort & Casino
- “Fair Winds” – Free Concert on Friday October 26th, Noon to 1 p.m. @ Cité Francophone
- Tom Harrell Quartet on Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 8:00PM @ Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton
- Celtara CD Release Concert on Saturday, October 27 | 7:30 PM @ Irish Sports and Social Society
- Forever Country on Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ The Pearl Showroom, Casino Yellowhead
- Patricia Zentilli on Saturdays, October 27th, 2018 | 8:00 PM @ The Roxy on Gateway
- Ivan Zenaty and Dmitri Vorobiev on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 7:30PM @ Muttart Hall, MacEwan Conservatory of Music
- STARFest presents Tom Wilson on Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 2:00 PM @ Arden Theatre
- Celtic Thunder X Tour on Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 7:30 PM @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Alberta Emerging Musicians Festival Gala Concert
The Gala Concert of the Alberta Emerging Musicians Festival and Music Conference Alberta features performances by the Alberta Youth Choir, the Alberta Wind Symphony and two award winning young soloists sponsored by the Alberta Music Education Foundation. This is an evening of entertainment performed by some of the brightest young talents in the province.
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 8:00PM
Winspear Centre – Enmax Hall, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Martin Mayer: The Grande Piano Show
Hailed by the Chinese press as “Canada’s Prince of Piano,” Martin Mayer brings his sold-out China concert tour to Edmonton for a night of original music, world-famous songs, and popular Chinese hits! Details.
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Triffo Theatre, MacEwan University – Allard Hall, Edmonton
$20 to $33
Spooky Organ Concert
Be prepared to be entertained in a spooky, mysterious atmosphere and experience the return of the Halloween Spooky Organ Concert! This ghoulish event features three organists – Ria Busink, Ashley Tenbrinke, and Tammy-Jo Mortensen playing some seasonal favourites and is not for the faint of heart! There will be some sweet treats as well. Come in costume – if you DARE! Details.
Saturday, October 27 | 9 PM
Robertson-Wesley United Church 10209-123 Street NW, Edmonton
Mozart’s Symphony No. 40
Great arias from opera are given instrumental arrangements for flute and violin, plus a favourite Mozart symphony. Details.
Sunday October 28, 2018 | 2:00 PM
Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, Edmonton
$15 to $69
Orchestra Borealis concert
Orchestra Borealis is a volunteer orchestra comprised of talented, passionate musicians.Come and join us for our first concert of the 2018-19 season. We will be performing: Vaughan Williams – A London Symphony. Telemann – Concerto in G major for viola and string orchestra
Ponchielli – Dance of the Hours. Details.
Sunday October 28, 2018 | 3:00 PM -5:00 PM
South Point Community Centre, Edmonton
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III. Theatre & Performing Arts
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Edmonton Opera’s new production of La Traviata combines spectacle, passion, drama, and thrilling music to tell the story of Violetta, a famous Parisian courtesan who is consumed both by love and a life-threatening illness. Don’t miss the opera that inspired the blockbuster film Moulin Rouge! Details.
October 20, 23, 26 2018
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton
$29 & up
Blood: A Scientific Romance
Twin sisters Poubelle and Angelique are bonded in both biology and shared tragedy after a car accident leaves them orphaned along a prairie highway in a pool of blood. But the young twins are brought home with Dr. Glass after their remarkable recovery, and quickly find themselves the subject of endless experiments. Details.
October 16 – 27, 2018
ATB Financial Arts Barns – Backstage Theatre, Edmonton
The Comedy Company
An extraordinary true Canadian story of the members of the Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry Division. Company members were asked by their commander to put together a comedy/musical revue to entertain the troops to boost morale. During some of the most difficult fighting of the war they would conceive, write and perform comedy sketches and musical parodies to lift the spirits of the soldiers. With the help of surprisingly realistic comedy scenes and startlingly pretty cross-dressing performances they would become wildly popular. Details.
October 24 to November 11, 2018
Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Ave, Edmonton
$22 to $38
Origin of the Species
In Bryony Lavery’s quirky ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES, ardent archaeologist Molly unexpectedly finds a four-million-year old female body in the Olduvai Gorge. Upon kissing her lips the four million year old woman comes to life. Molly smuggles the woman back to England and names her Victoria, after Molly’s grandmother. Details
October 12 to 27, 2018
ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Ave, Edmonton
PWYC to $30
Hey Ladies! is not your average infotainment game/variety/talk show. What is it? Comedy, music, drinks, prizes and unexpected hijinks Homemaking tips! Booze! Prizes! And a bit of culture all in one spectacular evening. Details
Fridays, October 26th, 2018 | 08:00 PM
The Roxy Theatre, 8529 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton
FESTIVAL OF FEAR International Film Festival
3 Day Film Festival. Details
October 25 to 27, 2018
10337 82 Ave, Edmonton
$12 & up
Murder at Makeout Point
Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Pirhanna 3DD. These are the paradigm of the great American ‘Teen Slasher’. Murder at Makeout Point will bring the best parts from all teen slashers to the stage in a bloody angsty improvised adventure. So come fill your October with some teenage archetypes and murder mystery!! It’ll be a Scream! Details
Saturdays in October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 | 07:30 PM
The Citadel Theatre – Zeidler Hall, Edmonton
$12 to $14
III. Sports & Related Events
vs. Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 7:00 PM
vs. Washington Capitals on Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Rogers Place — 10220 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton
Edmonton Oil Kings
vs. Saskatoon Blades on Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 7:00 PM
vs. Lethbridge Hurricanes on Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Rogers Place — 10220 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton
Halloween Howler Fun Run and Walk
Alberta Diabetes Foundation presents their annual Halloween Howl Fun Run and Walk: a fun, family friendly event that includes a 3km and 5km fun run/walk and a chip-timed 10km competitive run. Participants are encouraged to dress up and prizes are awarded for the best costumes. Details
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 9:00 AM
The University of Alberta Butterdome, 116 St & 85 Ave
$25 to $45
IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events
More To Do
Alberta Vacation Ideas & Itineraries
For Halloween parties like 100.3 The Bear’s 26th Halloween Howler, other events like murder mysteries and masquerade balls, see Halloween in Edmonton.
Dead Centre of Town XI: Edmonton’s only live action horror show inspired by true history possesses the Blatchford Field Air Hangar at Fort Edmonton Park. Forget what you know: the 11th Annual Dead Centre of Town presents its most immersive, horrifying experience yet.
October 18 – 31, 2018 @ Blatchford Field Air Hangar, Fort Edmonton Park
DARK: DARK will be here to haunt you to your core. There is nowhere to hide on the DARK streets of Fort Edmonton Park nestled deep in the river valley. Feel the adrenaline pump through your veins this Halloween as your mind is sent into a state of terror you’ve never felt before as you experience three horrifying attractions.
October 18 to 27, 2018 @ Fort Edmonton Park
Deadmonton House: Deadmonton House is the first of its kind, haunted house located in downtown Edmonton.
Through November 4 @ 7031 Gateway Boulevard
Monster Mash-Up Movie Marathon: Those classic scary flicks that make your skin crawl & keep you up at night, but the unspoken thrill you get from re-watching them year after year is tradition!
October 25 to 28 @ TELUS World of Science – Edmonton
Hospital of Terror: A Virtual Reality Haunted House. 14+.
October 1 to 31, 2018 @ Laser City, 5104 67 Ave, Edmonton
Christmas & Fall Markets/Craft Fairs in Edmonton
- Christmas in October Craft & Gift Sale — October 26 to 28 @ Festival Place, Festival Way, Sherwood Park
- Craft Book Bake Sale — October 27, 2018 | 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM @ Mill Woods Branch, 201 2610 Hewes Way, Edmonton
- Glenora Gift and Craft Sale — October 27, 2018 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM @ Italian Cultural Center, 14230 133rd Ave NW, Edmonton
The Craft: Ladies Night
Relax… It’s only magic. Thursday, October 25, marks the return of Ladies Night in the IMAX Theatre featuring a beloved classic, The Craft. Details
Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 6:00 PM
TELUS World of Science Edmonton, Edmonton
Alberta Beer Week
#ABBeerWeek is a province-wide celebration of Alberta-made indie beer. We bring together the gorgeous people who make and sell beer with the equally gorgeous people who love local brews. Details
October 19 to 27, 2018
Various Venues, Alberta
Edmonton Fall Home Show
The show for every home. From renovation overhaul to brand-new build, and DIY do-over to one-day décor dreams, the Edmonton Fall Home Show is where big ideas, trusted advice, and fresh inspiration unite, complete with more than 200 trusted brands and local companies. Details
October 26 to 28, 2018
Northlands, Edmonton Expo Centre
Annual Sip and Bid
Enjoy an evening of wine tasting offered by one of Edmonton’s finest boutiques Vines Wine Merchants, as well an assortment of appetizers to compliment your tasting experience. The evening will also consist of a silent and live auction with over 50 items to bid on!! Details
Friday, October 26, 2018| 06:30 PM-09:30 PM
6201 Country Club Rd NW, Edmonton
Edmonton Ski & Snowboard Show
We’re bringing all the industry experts under one roof, providing some of the best deals on equipment in western Canada (including an awesome used gear sale), and getting you in touch with the most exciting resorts and destinations.
October 27 & 28, 2018
Edmonton EXPO Centre
$11.00 – $40.00
Indoor and outdoor vendors (weather permitting) to browse and shop with. Readers, herbs and oils, tarot, jewlery, candles, sweets and soooo much more!! Dress up and a random guest will get a 25$ gift certificate to spend with the vendor they chose!
Mac’s Burger Shack will be out food truck again! Details
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 10 AM to 4 PM
King Edward Park Community League
7708 85 Street NW, Edmonton
EXHIBITIONS & Other Events
Under the Surface
Marilène Oliver works with medical imaging data to create artworks. Since 2001, Marilène has worked with MRI and CT scans to create print based sculptures and installations that invite us to rethink medical scans, suggesting that they can reveal more than just a medical diagnosis. Marilène has created a large body of work based on medical data, a selection of which are on display in the McMullen Gallery.
October 20 to December 9, 2018 @McMullen Gallery, Edmonton