Weekend Guide: November 24 - 27

Diversions, events and jolly happenings - this weekend is jam-packed with moustache celebrations, opera underground and ofcourse, festive affairs including snowflakes, craft shows and holiday shopping. 

Shop: Loft 82 and Umi & Co Holiday Party
Listen: Krystle Dos Santos at Nola Creole Kitchen & Music House
Celebrate: The final weekend of the Mo

Buy these tickets now:
Fort Edmonton Park Christmas Reflections
Alberta Ballet The Nutcracker
A Christmas Carol
The Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree

Operascape
Mercury Opera 104 Underground
What: Designer costumes, amazing talent and opera’s greatest hits in a most unconventional spot – underground at the LRT station on the corner of Jasper & 104 Street.
Why: Local businesses host a reception complete with wine, beer and local fare.
Tickets: $25 each. Tickets are available at Devine Wines and Spirits, Eyecare Group, Coup and Armstrong 29 (cash only) with $2.85 from each ticket sale benefiting the ETS Donate-a-Ride program.
Where: Bay/Enterprise Square LRT Station platform (Jasper Ave at 104th Street)
When: Friday, November 25. Reception starts at 6pm.

The Artsy Type
Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair
What: Over 70 of Edmonton’s most gifted artists, crafters and creative talent sell their wares.
Why: A locals-only focus and a careful vendor selection that gravitates towards what hasn’t been given a shot elsewhere.
Where: 8426 Gateway Blvd. $2 entrance fee.
When:
Saturday, November 26 from 10am-5pm to Sunday, November 27 12pm-5pm. 

Festive Decor
Homes for the Holidays

What: Tour six beautiful homes decorated for the holidays by Edmonton’s top design talent.
Why: Be inspired to bring the holiday magic home and raise money for the Kids Help Phone and Junior League of Edmonton.
Where: Tours begin at the Glenora Community League (10426 136 Street). Tickets $40 each.
When:
Thursday, November 24 to Sunday, November 27.

Glitter & Snowflakes
Snowflake Festival

What: Light up the holidays with the city of St. Albert .
Why: The whole downtown core comes alive with cookie decorating, pick up shinny hockey game, horse and wagon rides, live reindeers, and snowflakes everywhere!
Where:
St. Albert Place, Perron Street and Community Hall.
When:
Friday, November 25 from 6:30pm-9:30pm

Movember Gala
Gala Partés

What: A partés to celebrate your Mo while toasting the achievements and fundraising efforts of Movember.
Why: Meet your fellow Mo Bros and dress-up in your best Movember costume for the coveted titles of Best Mo in Character, Miss Movember and Man of Movember 2011.
Where: Cook County Saloon (8010 Gateway Boulevard). Buy Tickets ($20 each).
When: Friday, November 25

Fashion Party
Dollhouse Fashion Show & Pop-up Store
What: Parlour Magazine returns to the scene with a stylish party in the pedway.
Why: A night music, treats by Duchess Bakeshop and fashion by local designers (Sig Neigum, Genette Salgado & Malorie Urbanovitch)
Where: City Centre Mall Pedway. Tickets ($20) are available at Coup Garmet Boutique.
When: Saturday, November 26 from 8pm-11pm.

Image via {this is glamorous}: fashion editorial by paolo leone for Glamour Italy