Weekend Guide - October 8 - 11

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It's a quiet long weekend in Edmonton. Thanksgiving marks the passage from hectic summers into brisk autumn weekends. It's suppose to be beautiful outside, so pick up sandwiches from Elm Cafe and go on a picnic, squeeze in an extra long bike ride, or simply stroll in the river valley.

A Reel Good Time
Movies on the Square

What:  Two block buster hits shown on back-to-back nights on the giant 3-story high inflatable screen.
Why: Bring your own snacks, secure a spot and enjoy the pre-movie activities.
When: Friday, October 8 at 7pm showing Marmaduke , Saturday, October 9 at 7pm showing Shrek – Forever After.
Where: Churchill Square (map)

Farewell to Fresh
City Market
What: The last weekend farm-fresh produce and meat, delicious baking, and handcrafted accessories on 4th Street Promenade.
Why: Go while you can! After Saturday, you’ll have to wait until May before the farm and city collide again at this urban gathering. (p.s. there will be one last hoopla next weekend at the Olde Time Fair)
When: Saturday, October 9th
Where: 4th Street Promenade (104th Street, just north of Jasper Avenue)

Mullet Night
Oil Kings WHL Hockey
What: It’s mullet night at the Oil Kings game versus the Swift Current Broncos.
Why: The first 1,500 fans through the doors receive a free mullet. Talk about swag.
When: Saturday, October 9. Puck drops at 7pm
Where:
Rexall Place. Tickets $17.75 - $32.50. And, here’s the unofficial Rexall Food Finder.

Live Music
YEG Live
What: A round-of Edmonton’s music scene.
Why: When was the last time you spontaneously stumbled upon live music? Remember how great it was? Small, intimate venues, and artists playing because they love it - music at its best. Go take in a show this weekend.
Where/When: Every night, across Edmonton. For an insanely comprehensive listing of venues and artists, visit yeglive.ca and hit up Edmonton’s music scene.

Time for Thankfulness
Thanksgiving
What: A day to celebrate and be thankful for the harvest or in modern times, a day to reflect and give thanks. Be kind and consider a donation to the Edmonton Food Bank.
Why: An excuse to spend all day cooking, eating and drinking with those that mean the most to you.
When: Monday, October 11

Happy Thanksgiving!
To all the readers of City and Dale, a most sincere thank you. Starting this blog to explore, share and connect with Edmonton has been an incredible journey. So, dear family, friends, Edmontonians, and one boy in particular, thank you. Wishing you all the best in health, love and fulfilling dreams.

xo Kendall