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Saturday, October 14, 11 am – 2 pm
It’s time once again to come to the aid of businesses who’ve had a stretch of bad luck. This time, it’s our friends in the Highlands neighbourhood who could use a little extra love. (If you haven’t heard, The Highlands was hit by a vandalism spree. Someone went around with a blunt object and smashed out about a dozen shop windows in the idyllic neighbourhood.) The Highlands is full of local, independent businesses for whom a smashed window or a couple days closed can make a big difference. It’s time to show these local shops how much they add to our communities. It’s time to Cash Mob the Highlands! Bring a friend, a tote bag and $20 or more to spend on fantastic local businesses. (This is free to attend, we just ask that you consider supporting some of the businesses we visit.)
Wednesday, November 1, 7 pm – 10 pm
So how do we define local art, who is out there doing it and how can we help them thrive in an enviroment where people are as ready to pounce on public art as they are to embrace it? Green Drinks Edmonton is a simple, unstructured event that brings together environmentally-minded Edmontonians in a relaxed, agenda-free evening of networking and great conversation. In Edmonton, we do Green Drinks with a slight difference: the events are themed to bring interested people and local experts together, to facilitate introductions, and foster collaborations. Join us for Green Drinks: Local Art and hear from some of the changemakers trying to beautify our city, inside and out. Who knows? You might even create something yourself!
Saturday, September 9 – Sunday, October 15
The Vignettes Design Series is a months-long festival that celebrates incredible creative collaborations amongst the art, design, and culinary communities in Edmonton. From interactive art installations and interior design showcases, to creative workshops and one-of-a-kind pop-up dining experiences, The Vignettes Design Series has plenty of inspiring events for you to attend.
More Info: http://www.vignettesyeg.ca/
Wednesday, October 11, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Needle Vinyl Tavern
Cost: $10 – $20
It’s October, and that means a time to give thanks for nerds and to nerds, and probably to dress up as something we’re not at some point. Will your nerd bosses come in costume? Will there be a giant roasted turkey with all the fixins? Almost certainly no! But there will be three fantastic speakers the likes of which you have probably never seen drunk.
Thursday, October 12 – Sunday, October 22
LitFest celebrates life stories, politics, science, art and fine wine through a series of performances and intimate conversations with notable authors. We tackle big ideas at more than thirty events in downtown Edmonton and throughout the region. Litfest showcases a variety of authors and events: From books on food, science, memoir, culture, history, sport, and politics, there is something for everyone at LitFest.
More Info: https://litfestalberta.org/
Friday, October 13, 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Elk Island National Park
Experience the wonder of Elk Island’s night sky. In the heart of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, escape the city and gaze upon the countless stars in our galaxy with a friendly park interpreter. Campfire, hot chocolate, and s’mores provided..
Sunday, October 15, 2 pm – 4 pm
Elk Island National Park
Discover the legacy of bison conservation at Elk Island National Park. Embrace your inner bison and follow in the hoof prints of this great animal through the passages and gates of the handling facility. Campfire and light refreshments provided.
Monday, October 16 – Friday, October 20
University of Alberta
join us at the University of Alberta’s Sustainability Awareness Week for your chance to explore social, environmental and economic challenges and solutions. With dozens of free workshops, tours and events, you can discover issues that matter to you and make a positive difference.
More Info: http://www.sustainabilityawarenessweek.ca/
Monday, October 16, 7 pm – 10 pm
Join Edmonton AM’s Mark Connolly and Garrette McGowan as they host an election-night extravaganza at the Garneau Theatre. CBC reporters will be at the Garneau and in the field reporting live as the results come in. We’ll also have political scientist John Brennan, Equal Voice chair Lana Cuthbertson and writer Omar Mouallem weighing in on the important issues that matter to Edmontonians. Special events include a trivia game show, a special performance from Rapid Fire Theatre, giveaways and more.
Thursday, October 19, 7 pm – 10 pm
Telus World of Science
Cost: $17 – $28
Are you afraid of the dark? Feel anxious in confined spaces? Does the thought or sight of spiders make your skin crawl? For most of us, there is one thing that inspires our deepest, darkest fears… On Thursday, October 19, guest experts will explore what fear is, why some fears are really common, and whether or not these fears are founded. DARK MATTERS ‘Fears & Phobias’ — not for the faint of heart!
More Info: twose.ca/darkmatters
Friday, October 20, 5 pm – 9 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta
Cost: $10 – $15
Step in from the cold October evenings and wind down your work week with live music, tapas and drinks at the Art Gallery of Alberta. On October 20, come enjoy the smooth stylings of Cynthia Hamar and revel in the alt-folk sounds of Von Bieker. Don’t forget to join Nikhat Quereshi for a peaceful calligraphy-based art making activity.
Saturday, October 21, 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Needle Vinyl Tavern
Cost: $12 – $15
We’ve teamed up with LitFest to present previous contributors James Collier, Danielle Lorenz, and Sadia Masud—along with special guest Tanya Talaga, author of Seven Fallen Feathers—to share writing and ideas on social inclusion and offer unique perspectives on race, gender, and disability.
Thursday, November 16 – Friday, September 17
Fort Edmonton Park
Cost: $99 – $399
Summit 4 Change is a unique two-day business summit where business, community organizations, and thought leaders will come together to Connect, Learn and Build Alberta’s non-profit and for-profit sectors into a movement of changemakers. The goal of Summit 4 Change is to connect business, community organizations, and thought leaders, help them learn the needs of society and methods to inspire social change, and build corporate and community partnerships that will create meaningful social impact. This summit will lay the foundation to continue building concrete strategies through mutually beneficial partnerships between non-profit and for-profit sectors.
More Info: http://summit4change.ca/