Weekend Guide - Feb 4-6

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Great round-up of happenings in Edmonton this weekend - Monster Jam Trucks, Renovation Show, and all the fun below!

Chinese New Years
What:
Celebrate Chinese New Years across Edmonton.
Why:
The year will be 4709 and it’s all about the Rabbit.
Happenings:
Firecrackers Street Celebration features street performances, lion dances, a dragon dance and thousands of firecrackers. Takes place on Saturday, Feb 5 from 11:30am-2:30pm inChinatown (97 Street from 105 to 107 Avenue). The Chinese New Year Carnival takes place in Edmonton City Centre Mall (102 St - 102 Ave) on Saturday, Feb 5 from 11am-4pm. Performances include the traditional dragon dance, lion dances, drumming, demonstrations, costume parade, Chinese musical instruments, and colorful cultural dances.

Love Winter Yet?
Common Ground
What:
Light, stories, music and old-fashioned winter fun.
Why: Reflective of its neighbourhood, this new winter festival is infused with culture – African drumming and music, Italian food, Asian New Year display, latern parade and more fun!
Don’t forget: Share the warmth – bring a mitten or take a mitten.
Where:
Giovanni Cabota Park (95 Street at 108A Ave). Full Schedule
When:  Friday, Feb 4 – Sunday, Feb 6.

Cupcakes for Charity
Flirt Cupcakes
What: Buy a cupcake and 100% of proceeds will be donated to Little Warriors!
Why: Flirt Cupcakes is opening its doors for sweet fixes on Sundays. This first Sunday, is all about a great cause.

Where: Flirt Cupcakes (10158 82 Avenue)
When: Sunday, February 6 from 12-5pm.

Winter Blues
EPL’s Books2Buy
What: A book sale - everything is only $1-$2. Hooray!
Why: Score great deals on books, CDs and DVDs. Make room for new materials to be added to the collection.
Where: Stanley A. Milner Library, Lower Level (100 St & 102 Ave)
When: Friday, February 4 – Sunday, February 6.

Live Music
YEG Live
What: A round-of Edmonton’s music scene.
Why: When was the last time you spontaneously stumbled upon live music? Remember how great it was? Small, intimate venues, and artists playing because they love it - music at its best. Go take in a show this weekend.
Where/When: Every night, across Edmonton. For an insanely comprehensive listing of venues and artists, visit yeglive.ca and hit up Edmonton’s music scene.