Weekend Guide: August 25-28

The end is near. A couple more weekends to live summer like you mean it

Eat: I (Heart) yegdt BBQ (Thursday from 11:30am-1:30pm)
Shop: Shades of Grey - 1st Anniversary Sale
Enjoy: Dinner on a patio

More than Words
EPL Squared: Your Library Inside Out
What: An outdoor book sale and library festival. All books, CDs and DVDs will be $1 or $2.
Why: Visit the ‘Human Library’ where people with interesting lives and experiences will be available to “check out” and chat with.
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square (10247 100 Street)
When: Friday, August 29 from 10am-9pm

Mercury Opera
Madame Butterfly

What: Puccini’s tragic Madame Butterfly will be performed under the stars in Giovanni Caboto Park smack in the middle of Edmonton's Little Italy.
Why: A most untraditional opera performance. Read more.
Via Italia - Giovanni Caboto Park (9403 - 109A Avenue). Buy your tickets ($67.50 each)
Tuesday, August 23 – Saturday, August 27. Gala Reception begins at 6pm, Madame Butterfly commences at 8pm. 

Surf Rock, Reggae & Roots Music Festival
Open Sky Musical Festival
What: A little name dropping -
Donavon Frankenreiter, Daniel Wesley, Jon and Roy, Hayley Sales and Souljah Fyah – will all play at the 2nd annual Open Sky Musical Festival features
Why: Beer gardens, a 500-person dance floor and music all day.

: Hawrelak Park
Saturday, August 27 – Sunday, August 28. Doors at 10:30am. Show end at 10:30pm nightly. Buy tickets: single day tickets $40, weekend pass $60.

Cultural Explosion
East Meets West

Africa, China and Italy come together for glorious days of cooking demonstrations, street vendors, performances, arts, crafts and activities for the kiddies.
Belgian Waffle Breakfast: On Saturday (11am-4pm) eat at the Belgian Waffle Breakfast and visit the World Market for handmade creations and cultural items. Feast takes place at McCauley School (9538 – 107 Avenue)
Viva Italia Viva Edmonton: On Sunday (noon-7pm), enjoy live entertainement, food, an Italian car show… and you guessed it – more F-O-O-D with a wine & cheese tent and cooking demonstrations. Events take place on 95 Street and in Giovanni Caboto Park (95 street and 109 Avenue)
: Saturday, August 20 to Sunday, August 28. Full East Meets West Events Schedule.

Microfunding Together

What: Come together to share a great local meal, connect with people, and together fund home-grown projects
Why: Practice small-scale microfunding. Learn more about community-driven projects. Bring $10 to give to the winning proposal.
Where: A idyllic backyard in Edmonton (only those registered will be notified of the location)
When: Saturday, August 27 from 6:30-9:30pm