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LOCAL GOOD EVENTS
 

Green Drinks: Sustainability on Campus

Wednesday, September 7, 7 pm – 10 pm

Yellowhead Brewery

Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door

Green Drinks is a simple, unstructured event that brings together the environmentally-minded in a relaxed, agenda-free evening of networking and great conversation. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to meet people working in sustainability on campus and learn how to get involved yourself! Start your school year right at the Yellowhead Brewery on Wednesday, September 7th from 7 to 10pm.

More Infohttp://greendrinks_sustainabilityoncampus.eventbrite.ca/

 
COMMUNITY EVENTS
 

Edmonton International Fringe Theatre FestivalThat was then, this is Fringe.

Thursday, August 11 – Sunday, August 22

Old Strathcona

With more than 1,500 live theatre performances across 44 venues, everyone is certain to find their Fringe. After a show, grab a beer from a festival patio, a snack from a vendor, and catch buskers and live shows at one of our three free outdoor stages.

More Info: http://www.fringetheatre.ca/

 

Natural Dyes

Thursday, August 18 – Thursday, August 25

Made Local Society

Cost: $90

Learn natural dyeing techniques, and take home two one-of-a-kind skeins of wool yarn you have dyed yourself – using locally grown or foraged plants! We’ll go through every step of the dyeing process, from scouring and mordanting to setting up an immersion bath.

More Info: www.eventbrite.ca/e/natural-dyes-tickets-26973332965

 

 

Forward Thinking Speaker Series – Championing Equality: LGBTQ (Ac)counts in SportsChampioning Equality header

Wednesday, August 24, 7 pm

Stanley A. Milner Library Theatre 

Cost: $10

This panel conversation will feature Brian Burke, President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames Hockey Club and an advocate for LGBTQ equality and acceptance in the NHL community and beyond. Moderating the session will be the University of Alberta’s Dr. Kris Wells, Assistant Professor and Director of Programs & Services at the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services.

More Info: https://www.epl.ca/speakerseries/

 

Patio Party

Thursday, August 25, 5 pm – 11 pm

Latitude 53

Members and guests are invited to relax, drinks in hand, on Latitude 53’s outdoor patio, while learning a bit more about contemporary visual culture! Watch the conversation within our Incubator Series unfold during these eleven weeks. This unique downtown summer event is Latitude 53’s largest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds from bar sales, door donations, and membership directly support upcoming programming. Join us and enjoy catering from Edmonton’s best restaurants, music from the best local DJ’s, and the best summer-inspired signature cocktails.

More Info: http://www.latitude53.org/patio

 

Kid’s Plant Walk

Thursday, August 25, 6 pm – 8 pm

Mill Creek Ravine

Cost: $50 per family

Come with your kids and learn about the edible and medicinal plants in our river valley with world renowned herbabilst, Robert Rogers. This is a one of a kind event for kids and families. Learn to identify a wide variety of plants and their uses, plants that live right under our noses! Inspire a deep love of plants, nature and local foraging in your kids.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1022752711173637/

 

Symphony Under the Sky2016

Thursday, August 25 – Sunday, August 28

Hawrelak Park

Cost: $25 – $135

Join us under the stars for four irresistible nights of music ranging from classical gems to Hollywood hits, led by conductor Bob Bernhardt. And of course, we’ll cap off the weekend with a an exciting evening of music from around the world. And Symphony Under the Sky couldn’t possibly conclude with anything other than Tchaikovsky’s majestic 1812 Overture.

More Info: http://www.edmontonsymphony.com/concerts-tickets/2016-2017-eso-season/symphony-under-the-sky

 

YEG Food Crawl: Little Italy

Thursday, August 25, 6 pm – 9 pm

Little Italy

Cost: $40

YEG Food Crawl is a project funded by McCauley Revitalization to provide exposure to the local restaurants and to showcase the McCauley area as a safe and viable area to enjoy.A Participants also get to meet the people behind these delicious dishes and hear about their stories.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/764510437024575/

 

Edmonton in Bloom Awards

Thursday, August 25, 7 pm – 9 pm

The Citadel (Shoctor) Theatre

Join us to celebrate the generous contributions of volunteers, gardeners, businesses, sponsors, and community organizations who work hard to beautify our city. Your efforts are essential to making Edmonton such a bloomin’ great city!

More Info: http://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/recognition_awards/edmonton-in-bloom-awards.aspx

 

StageLab Theatre Festival

Thursday, August 25 – Sunday, August 28

Timms Centre for the Arts

A showcase of innovative work presented by the University of Alberta Department of Drama faculty, StageLab Theatre Festival 2016 brings theatrical research to life August 25 – 28, 2016 at the Timms Centre for the Arts.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/603007366528029/

 

Isaak Kornelsen Memorial Parklet and Bicycle Ride

Friday, August 26, 11 am – 7 pm

join us at 5:30pm in front of Edmonton City Hall for a memorial ride in honour of Isaak Kornelsen. The ride will proceed slowly and in legal order to the Memorial Parklet for Isaak Kornelsen at 10151 82 Ave. This ride is both a celebration and remembrance of Isaak’s life, as well as a demonstration in support of dedicated, safe cycling infrastructure. The parklet will be a one day public space memorial on Whyte Ave in honour of Isaak Kornelsen. The parklet will be a small urban park set up temporarily in two metered parking spaces.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1726404370980881/

 

Eco Move-in MarketCome to the market on August 26, 2016.

Friday, August 26, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

International House, U of A

Are you looking for some new clothes but hesitating because of the expense and the environmental impact? Buying second-hand is good for your wallet, your community, and the environment.

More Info: http://sustainability.ualberta.ca/GetInvolved/Residences/EcoMoveIn.aspx

 

End of Summer Faerie Market

Saturday, August 27, 10 am – 5 pm

Where Faeries Live

We will be bringing together vendors with awesome hand crafted items to delight the inner witch. We have joined forces with our next door neighbor, Ibon Antiques and Collectables to bring you collectables and hand crafted items. We will be having vendors inside and outside. There will be a food vendor.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/815473665219582/

 

Vegan Bake Sale

Saturday, August 27, 10 am – 3 pm

Earth’s Genera Store

Come out and purchase some delicious vegan baking to support your vegan community! Earth’s General Store downtown event hosted by Vegans and Vegetarians of Alberta and Voice For Animals Society. Earth’s General Store Whyte Ave event in Support of FARRM.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/892818217490067/

 

Wheelhouse Presents – In The Park

Saturday, August 27, 11 am – 10 pm

Borden Park

Keep those festival vibes alive & finish this summer off with a bang! Bring your families, a non-perishable food item for the Edmonton food bank & your dancing shoes!

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1132284486843808/

 

Secret Alley Gallery

Saturday, August 27, 1 pm – 8 pm

10226-104 Street

The concept takes a residual urban space and creates a unique and discoverable alley art gallery themed: Eyes on the Street. This one time delivery of small scale artwork will be viewable from a short distance (<4′). A clean gallery wall surface on one side with the rough parkade wall on the other side, the gallery is open on both ends, and is positioned to allow accidental discovery flowing from a street to the alley in the back.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1648628855455795/

 

The Vixens of Vintage Summer Bazaar

Saturday, August 27 – Sunday, August 28

Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre

80 vendors selling all things vintage inspired, upcycled vintage, TRUE vintage and anything else with an old school panache public market. You don’t want to miss this! Food Trucks, entertainment and more.
 

 

Accent Back Alley Beer Garden

Saturday, August 27, 3 pm – 11 pm  

Accent Lounge

Cost: $30

Beer. BBQ. Back Alley. Accent is hosting its second back alley beer garden, this time in conjunction with our friends at Alley Kat Brewery. Tickets include entry to the garden, a meal, a pint of Alley Kat’s new Back Alley Brew making its debut that night, and a flight of 4 – 8oz pours of other excellent Alley Kat beers. Join us in our awesome alleyway just off of Whyte Ave and enjoy the summer before it’s over!

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/147857838982782/

 

URB PRK Electric Barn Concert Series

Every Saturday, July 3 – August 27, 4 pm – 8 pm

Cafe Mosaics

Live music showcasing emerging and established local musicians curated by the one and only Brendan Kane from Welcome to the West from Calgary, AB. Happening every Saturday starting July 23rd to August 27th, 2016. Event is free for all so invite your friends, eat some corn, and enjoy your evening with some amazing tunes.

More Info: http://www.urbprk.com/

 

Viva Italia Viva

Sunday, August 28, Noon – 9 pm

Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre

Giovanni Caboto Park

Be Italian for a day! At this Italian festival you can enjoy a day of Entertainment, Food, Music, Drinks, Gelato and much more.

More Info: http://www.agie.ca/

 

Celebration on the Square – Sviato 25!

Sunday, August 28, 1 pm – 11 pm

Churchill Square

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Declaration of Independence with a full day of non-stop performances along with beverage gardens and food trucks! This one-day free festival runs from 1pm to 10pm and culminates in the lighting of the High Level Bridge in blue and yellow – Ukraine’s national colours.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/279480922431656/

 

Rust Magic Street Mural Festival

Thursday, September 1 – Sunday, September 4

Fresh Canvas Art Co. is proud to present Edmonton’s first ever Rust Magic Street Mural Festival. Expect to see new public art along Jasper Avenue, The Quarters, Whyte Avenue and into the French Quarters. 16 large scale murals are waiting to come to life and explode with colour and style. Covering all types of styles – the roster is thick with raw talent. We are honoured to be hosting international artists along with some of the best local and active talent in Edmonton.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/657264591098415/

 

Sweet, Sweet Corn Fest

Saturday, September 3 – Monday, September 5

Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm

This corn festival is a family event with a cornucopia of corny activities including corn eating contests, corn mazes, face painting, corny jokes, veggie art and more. The festival features the Kids Maze and Mindbender Kids Corn Mazes, folk music, and hands-on corn craft activities for children.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1846601955568292/

 

Tour of AlbertaTour of Alberta Stage One Prologue, Svk Peter Sagan of Cannondale Pro Cycling

Sunday, September 4 – Saturday, September 5

More than just a sporting event, the Tour of Alberta is a spectacular travelling festival. The festivals occur in every start and finish community and provide educational, community outreach, and healthy living programs in a festive environment with entertainment, family fun and kids’ activities.

More Info: http://tourofalberta.ca/

 

Kaleido Family Arts Festival

Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11

Alberta Avenue

For two and a half days every September, Alberta Avenue comes alive as an environment of creative exploration and performances on rooftops, sides of buildings, back alleys, parks, old spaces and new spaces. You have to see it to believe it! 

More Info: http://www.kaleidofest.ca/

 

Strathearn Art Walk

Saturday, September 10, Noon – 7 pm

Strathearn Drive

Celebrate art and community. Join us for the 5th annual Strathearn Art Walk in the park along Strathearn Drive, between 89 and 91 streets. From noon until 7 p.m., enjoy the art show and sale, as well as food (including our famous Strathearn pulled pork sandwich), beer and music. Plus, we’ve got a kids’ zone with activities for our youngest artists.

More Info: http://www.strathearnartwalk.com/

 

Red Shoe Crawl

Saturday, September 10, 1 pm – 5 pm

124 Street

Cost: $15 – $35

The Red Shoe Crawl is a fundraising event in support of RMHCNA and hosted by the Red Shoe Society. Come out and enjoy the best of 124th Street. In this one-day opportunity, you will try culinary delights from a variety of restaurants and shops on 124th Street to support RMHCNA.

More Info: https://rmhcna.org/event/community-event-red-shoe-crawl-124th-street/