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
Celebrate Chinese New Years across Edmonton.
The year will be 4709 and it’s all about the Rabbit.
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
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.
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.