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Sip, Sip (and Chop, chop!)
Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival
What: Wine tastings, regional purveyors, local restaurants and more scotch, beer, liquors and gourmet food than you can stomach.
Why: Wining is highly encouraged. Dress your stylish best.
Where: Shaw Conference Centre, Halls A-C. Buy tickets online ($22) or at the door ($27).
When: Friday, Nov 5 (4-10pm) – Saturday, Nov 6 (3-10pm)
What: November is Shop Local First Month. This weekend, challenge yourself to live local – eat, shop and dine at Edmonton’s best local establishments. For shopping inspiration, see this week’s Style Dossier for some great sales and happenings on the local style scene.
Why: Living local matters. Not only does it strengthen our local economy, but you’ll feel instantly more connected to the community.
Off the Deep End: Art Exhibition & Fashion Show
What: For one night only, the Scona Pool will be transformed into an exhibit for high fashion and art – all inspired underwater in the pool itself.
Why: The event is a collaborative effort between Parlour Magazine and Save Scona Pool Action Team. Need convincing it will be a stunning display, read this article in the Edmonton Journal or visit Caroline in the City blog.
Where: Scona Pool (10450 72 Avenue NW), Admission is free.
When: Saturday, Nov 6 from 6-10pm. Fashion show from 8:30 – 9pm.
Two to a Hundred
Hundred Bar + Kitchen
What: A most interesting 2nd birthday party with the World’s Most Interesting Man in town to join the celebrations.
Why: Hundred knows how to party – a live DJ, canapés, and good looking people.
Where: Hundred Bar + Kitchen (10009 101 St NW)
When: Friday, Nov 5 Bash starts at 6pm.
What: A collective of local Edmontonians gather for a monthly market featuring handmade goods.
Why: Toss aside any preconceived notions of handmade goods - this mafia takes it to the next step.
Where: Orange Hall - Just behind the Old Strathcona Farmers Market off Whyte Ave.
When: Saturday, November 6 from 10am-4pm
Maggie Hidden Gems Bazaar
What: An gathering of Edmonton’s best local women’s boutiques for fashion, home, health, and beauty. There’s goodie bags, draw prizes, and incredible finds.
Why: Shop while sipping wine and sampling local charcuterie and artisan cheeses offered by D'Lish Wine Bar.
Where: Maggie Fashion Underground (11217 Jasper Avenue)
When: Friday, Nov 5 from 5-9 pm and Saturday, Nov 6 from 10am-6pm