Edmonton Weekend Guide: October 20-23

Happy Weekend! Full of so much fun. Enjoy.

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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, October 21 (4-10pm) – Saturday, October 22 (3-10pm)

 LOL (Actually)
Edmonton Comedy Festival
What: Sit down for stand up at the first annual Edmonton comedy festival.
Why: Spend the weekend laughing with improv, sketch to traditional stand-up.
Where: The Citadel Theatre (9828 101A Avenue)
When: Wednesday, October 19 to Sunday, October 23. Full schedule.

Storm the Stage
Edmonton Opera
What: An opera-themed party that puts you centre stage.
Why: Get on stage; try on opera costumers; pose for photos; take a backstage tour; and eat, drink and dance your night away.
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Tickets $30 each.
When:  Friday, October 21
Don’t miss: Performances of Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci on October 22, 25, 27 at 7:30pm

Speak Easy Film
Global Visions Festival
What: World Premier of the documentary ‘That House That Bop Built’ by Edmonton producer/director, Collette Slevinsky. The film celebrates the storied history of Edmonton’s venue for world class jazz – The Yardbird Suite.
Why: It’s a fundraiser for Global Visions Film Festival, Canada’s longest running documentary film festival.
Where: Yardbird Suite (11 Tommy Banks Way). Tickets $20 with all proceeds going the Global Visions Film Festival.
When: Sunday, October 23 from 4pm-8pm

Novel Concept
Lit Fest

What: A nonfiction festival with a series of events, chic gatherings and gourmet experiences.
Why: The line-up of events reads better than a great novel – at a Brunch of Writers enjoy a full buffet whil listening to three powerful female authors. At Genu-Wine authors tackles serious global issues, accompanied by samples of seriously good wine, and a sampling of the brilliant fare at the Hardware Grill
Where
: All over Edmonton and surrounding area.
When
: October 12-23 – view full schedule and buy tickets.

Scare Tactics
Screamfest
What: Five haunted houses, a scary maze and a coffin waiting for you.
Why: Wanna see something scary?
Where: Northlands (Wayne Gretzky Drive and 118 Avenue). Tickets start at $20.
When: Friday, October 21 – Sunday, October 23 & Friday, October 28 – Monday, October 31

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