Weekend Guide – Nov. 19 - 21

(images via ban.do and flickr)

The weekend forecast is all about chilly air. Don't stay inside. Put on your party shoes and hit the town. Lots of great weekend happenings in Edmonton.

Beer Me
Winter Beer Tasting

What: An evening of beer hosted by two men who know their beers, Transcend founder Poul Mark, who is a level three certified WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) wine evaluator, and Transcend Manager, Chuck Elves.
Why: Beer in a coffee shop? We’ll drink to that! Taste complex ales and stouts perfect for the chilly Why: holiday season.
Where: Transcend Garneau (8708-109 Street)
When: Sunday, November 21 at 7pm

Real Slick
Refinery Late Night Party
What: Inspired by the current exhibition EDWARD BURTYNSKY: OIL, this party is all about entertainment, art, local talent and drinks.
Why: Contribute to the ongoing installation piece using your own ‘carbon footprint’.
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
When: Saturday, Nov 20 from 9pm – 2am.

Get Smart
Festival of Ideas

What: A festival dedicated to forging interconnections between science and the arts. This year’s theme is provocative “Truth and Lies: Trust Me”.
Why: It’s a festival of intriguing topics and brilliant minds - David Sedaris, Jared Diamond, José G. Funes, S.J. (some serious name dropping). There’s debates, talks, hands-on activites, dancing, and a rap guide to evolution.
Where: All over Edmonton. Some events are free and some require tickets.
When: Tuesday, Nov 16 – Sunday, Nov. 21. Complete schedule.

Festive Decor
Homes for the Holidays
What: Tour five beautiful homes decorate for the holidays by Edmonton’s top design talent.
Why: Be inspired to transform your house and raise money for the Kids Help Phone and Junior League of Edmonton.When: Friday, Nov 19 to Sunday, Nov 21. Tickets are $32 each. 

Winter Wonderland Craft Market
Handmade Mafia
What: Over 30 local crafters, designer and makers of pretty things gather to celebrate the holidays with the art of handmade
Why
: Shop to live music and hit up the bake sale!
Where: Strathcona Community Center (10139 87Ave NW)
When: Saturday, November 20 at 10:00am - November 21 at 5:00pm 

Young at Art
WeeStock 2010 Holiday Edition

What:
A shopping extravaganza for families with babies and toddlers featuring goods from local boutiques and independent-owned businesses.
Why:
Workshops and activities for kids and parents while you buy from local businesses. First 50 get a swag bag.
Where:
 Mayfield Trade Centre (16615 109th Avenue) {map}
When:
Saturday, November 20 from 10am – 5 pm. _$5 in advance or $7 at the door. Children under 2 are free. Please bring a clothing donation for Basically Babies.