Weekend Guide: April 28 - May 1

What to do this Weekend:
Shop: Lux Beauty Boutique
See:
Little Women – Broadway Musical
Make:
Banana, Pecan & White Chocolate Muffins
Network: Advertising Club of Edmonton Awards and Mad Hatter’s Gala
Kids: Weekend Activities

Creative Mixer
artsScene Nights
What: A casual gathering to draw the next gen crowd to chat about arts, culture and technology over drinks.
Why: Brought to you by this awesome organization, these nights will be set in the city’s hottest lounges, galleries and unique venues.
Where: The Common (10124 124 Street). Register here (it’s free + cash bar).
When: Thursday, April 28 from 7:30pm-10:30pm

Royal Moment
Edmonton’s Exclusive Royal Wedding Event
What: It’s a midnight bridal show with a twist: a royal wedding reception, an English inspired breakfast, and a divine wedding cake.
Why: This is no pajama party. Wear your finest attire and a formal hat; full royal protocol in effect.
Where: Chateau Louis (11727 Kingsway NW). Tickets $40.
When: Friday, April 29 from 3am-9am

Irish Stomp
Riverdance

What: The critically Irish dance production stomps its way to Edmonton.
Why: Put on your dancing shoes for this high energy production.
Where: Jubilee Auditorium (11455 87 Avenue). Buy tickets $40-$80.
When:
Six performances between April 26 – May 1.

Fun on Tap
Edmonton International Beer Festival

What:
Pouring over 200 beers for sampling.
Why:
It’s a party with 10 bands performing, too much beer and a rowdy crowd.
Where:
Shaw Conference Centre. Buy tickets online $19-$29.
When:
Friday, April 29 from 4pm-10:30pm, Saturday, April 30 from 3pm-10:30pm

Ready. Set. Swap.
Over the Top Swap
What:
Edmonton’s annual city-wide swap is a full-on shopping party frenzy with thousands of articles of clothing and accessories and a local artisan marketplace. Read about how it works.
Why:
Beyond clothes, there are spa treatments, makeovers and cupcakes.
Where:
Telus Field (10233 96 Avenue), Tickets: $20 online, $25 day of event.
When: Saturday, April 30 from 10am-6pm and Sunday, May 1 from 11am-5pm.

Strike a Ball
FC Edmonton vs Montreal Impact

What:
Two of Canada’s best soccer teams battle on the pitch.
Why: Professional soccer is back in Edmonton with a talented squad of players and coaches.
Where: Foote Field (11601 68 Avenue). Buy tickets.
When: Sunday, May 1 at 7:30pm

*image from Sofia Coppola