Weekend Guide: March 24-27

Happy weekend! Remember to turn off your lights on Saturday March 26, between 8:30 - 9:30 pm for Earth Hour. Another don't miss event - a free lunchtime concert at the Winspear Centre to celebrate the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra is launching its 60th season on Friday.

Tweet it Up: @yegtwestival
Twestival Edmonton
What: Join the Twestival (Twitter Festival), a party that uses social media to raise funds for the Edmonton Public School Foundation – an organization dedicated to early learning and kindergarten programs.
Why: Be part of a movement - Twestivals happen all over the world raising close to $1.2 million since 2009. Help put Edmonton on the international map of a city for kind giving.
Where: Red Star Pub (10534 Jasper Avenue). Tickets $10 each.
When: Thrusday, March 24 at 6pm.

Sounding Stylish
Western Canada Fashion Week

What: Bigwig designers (Tressa Heckbert, Kelly Madden, Kelsey McIntyre), local boutiques, stylists and make-up artists the latest trends down the runway.
Why: Get
the best of spring with the latest trends and style forecasts.
Transalta Arts Barns (10330 84 Avenue). A fashion week pass ($85) grants you access to all the shows or you can buy individual tickets ($18) for each show.
Thursday, March 24 – Thursday, March 31. Shows nightly at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm.

Home Sweet Home
Home & Garden Show
What: A show dedicated to restoring, renewing and refreshing your home.
Why: See new design and outdoor living trends; get home renovating tips and embrace eco-designing.
Where: Northlands, Edmonton EXPO Centre (7515-118 Avenue). Tickets are $8-14 – buy in advance to save.
When: Thursday, March 24 – Sunday, March 27.

Classic Reinvention
What: Set in the shadows of Notre Dame Cathedral in medieval Paris, this dark musical surprises with a very fresh take on Victor Hugo’s story of a twisted love.
Why: You’ll leave with a new spin on the old tale of a tormented priest, a striking dancer and Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer.
Shoctor Theatre (Citadel Theatre).  Buy tickets.
When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday performances. Shows nightly at 7:30pm, some matinees. Full schedule.

To Market, Market!
City Hall Spring Market
What: Vendors from the City Marketing downtown on 104th street will be holding the market indoors at within the pyramids of City Hall.
Why: No need to wait until the outdoor market opens in May to buy your favourite items from local vendors.
Where: City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
When: Saturday, March 26 from 11am-3pm. Will be held every Saturday until May 14.

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