Weekend Guide: June 2-5

It’s not just the temperature that's starting to soar to new heights; so is your weekend agenda. Edmonton weekends are about to get jam-packed with summer festivals, events and happenings.

Take Note: Edmonton's Summer Festivals
Shop:
TK Clothing (10127 - 124 Street)
Eat:
Sandwiches from D'Amores Deli
Make: Caramelized Banana French Toast
Sold Out:
If you can wrangle a ticket from someone, go to Saturday’s sold out Late Night Refinery at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

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Behind the Scenes: Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

What: Go behind the scenes and see the inner workings of the Winspear Centre.
Why: A reception in the Founders Room, an intimate tour and a performance by the Edmonton Symphony.
Where: Winspear Centre, Founders Room. Buy your tickets $39.
When:
Friday, June 3 at 8pm.

Artful to the Core
Heart of the City Festival
What: Two days of non-stop original music and artwork by local artists.
Why
: Located in Little Italy, this free festival exudes vibrant energy. Take an art workshop, eat gelato in the park, and browse the art tents.
Where
: Giovanni Caboto Park, Little Italy (95th Street and 108 Ave) 
When: Saturday, June 4 – Sunday, June 5. Complete schedule

Hand-Clapping Fun
International Children's Festival

What
: A five-day event where kids rule.
Why
: You'll remember the fun of being childish! Concerts, dancing, storytellers, fun and games. Go alone, go with friends or bring the favourite children in your life!
Where
: 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert
When
: May 31 – June 4. Daily schedules

Where Art Thou?
Nextfest

What: 400 artists. 50 events. 11 days.
Why:  A celebration of young emerging artists in the disciplines of theater, dance, film and visual arts.
Where: List of the performance arts and visual art venues. Buy your tickets – all shows $10, day passes $18, festival pass $40.
When:  Thursday, June 2- Sunday, June 12. Complete schedule. Stay up to date on Twitter @NextfestArtsCo 

Have a Ball
Capitals Baseball
What: Edmonton Capitals vs. Calgary Vipers. It’s a weekend lineup of excuses to eat hot dogs and drink cheap beer in the stands.
Why: Post-game fireworks on Friday, and a screening of a movie post-game on Saturday night. 
Where: Telus Field. Tickets start at $9
When: Thursday, June 2 - Saturday, June 4, games nightly at 7pm. Sunday, June 4 at 2pm.

* Photo via LonnyMag.com