Weekend Guide - September 17-19

The Fashion Show
Western Canada Fashion Week

It’s showtime! Eight days of runway shows featuring lines from local, Canadian and international top designers. Stay current with the fashion notes in The Dossier.
Why: Creative chaos takes over Edmonton. You’ll get to know and love the designers – and be fashionably chic in the newest trends.
Where: Westbury Theater at the Transalta Arts Barn (10330 – 84 ave)
When: Thursday, Sept 16 – Thursday, Sept 23. Full schedule. Tickets to nightly shows are $22 online. Nightly runway shows at 8pm (doors open at 7pm)

Party on Every Block
Community League Day
What: Over half of the city (91 community leagues) are throwing a party!
Why: Meet the folks in your community with fun happenings - free swims, BBQs, block parties, penny carnivals, baking contests and so much more.
Where: Check out the interactive map to find events within your community.
When: Saturday, September 18 

Rock Solid Run
Rock ‘N’ Roll Climb of Hope Run
What: A unique 5KM run/walk that will have you stair-climbing (4 flights of stairs), hill running (Victoria hill) and busting out moves to rock n’ roll music. All participants are encouraged to dress-up in rock n’ roll
Why: Presented by Hudsons Canadian Tap House, this run benefits the Cross Cancer Institutes’ vision of a Cancer-Free Future. Start by getting fueled up with coffee from Starbucks, and stay for the after-party. Dress in your best rock n’ roll outfit to win some rockin’ prizes!
Where: Race starts and ends in Victoria Park (map)
When: Saturday, September 18. Rock band starts at 9:30am, runners and walkers get their groove-on at 10am. Register now for $40.

Artistic Reflection
Alberta Art Days
What: Three days to discover, experience and celebrate Alberta’s arts and culture.
Why: Artists, musicians and organizations across Edmonton are showcasing their talents with events and behind-the-scenes tours. Almost all of Alberta’s provincially-owned historic sits and museums are offering free admission. Go check out the Royal Alberta Museum for free!
Where: Too many great events to list them all! Check out the culture calendar to find all the happening across the city.
When: Friday, September 17 – Sunday, September 18

Symphony 101
Symphony Orchestra
What: A fun, free one-hour workshop introduction to the symphony orchestra concert experience.
Why: Learn the basics and stay for the free concert to hear choral music, performances by Edmonton Symphony musicians, and the lovely Davis Concert Organ.
Details: Symphony 101 – Saturday, September 18 from 1-2pm in the Founders Room. Event is free, but guests must first register by email sarah.leib@winspearcentre.com
Free Concert to follow at 2:30pm in the Enmax Hall.

Behind the Scenes
Citadel Open House

What: An afternoon of behind-the-scene tours, displays and presentations.
Why: There will be backstage tours, rehearsals, dance choreography, design presentations, activities for kids, displays for the upcoming 2009/2010 productions and more.
When: Saturday, September 18 from 1-4pm
Where: The Citadel Theatre