Weekend Guide: September 23-25

Fall’s back, so spring to it with fashion shows, craft beer and riveting films.

Eat: Yelp! Eats for Hunger Relief
Cheer Football:
Edmonton Eskimos vs. Montreal Alouettes
Cheer Hockey: Calgary Flames vs. Edmonton Oilers
: Sweet Paul

Front Row
Western Canada Fashion Week - Autumn 2011
What: It’s showtime! Eight days of runway shows featuring lines from local, Canadian and international top designers.
Why: Get your fall wardrobe on in style (and start planning spring!) with shows from top designers.
Where: Westbury Theater at the Transalta Arts Barn (10330 – 84 Avenue). Tickets $20 at door. Buy a week pass $87.
When: Thursday, September 22 to Thursday, September 29. Nightly runway shows at 8pm (doors open at 7pm)

Reel Good Times
Edmonton International Film Festival

What: Nine days of cinema featuring independent films from around the globe, including 55 feature-length productions, and 110 short films.
Why: An event this stellar, the tickets go fast! Don’t miss the Opening Night Gala Film: Cloudbrust.
When: Thursday, September 22 – Saturday, October 1. Full schedule.

The Beer Hunter
Shabam: Beer, Art and Music Festival
What: A craft brew festival and charity, together at last. Drink beer; raise funds for the Kidney Foundation.
Why: Sample over 50 carefully crafted, flavourful beers. 
Where: Mayfield Trade Centre (16615 109 Avenue). Buy tickets online $20 each or 2 for $35.
When: Saturday, September 24 from 5pm – 10pm

All Over Town
Free Admission Day

What: Edmontonians are invited to try out select City of Edmonton recreation facilities and attractions on Free Admission Day.
Why: The ‘free’ list includes Fort Edmonton Park, City Arts Centre, Muttart Conservatory, the Valley Zoo, Kinsmen Sports Centre and so many more! (see complete list)
Better Yet: Busy on Sunday? On sale only on Free Admission Day, buy the Family Fun Sampler Pass for $69 ($164 value) to receive a family single admission to Edmonton Valley Zoo, Fort Edmonton Park, John Janzen Nature Centre, Muttart Conservatory and any 1 of the City of Edmonton's 19 sports and fitness facilities, and outdoor pools.
Sunday, Sept 25 from 10am-6pm

Calling All Shoppers
Bossy Mama Flaunt
What: A shopping event featuring more than 90 local, women-owned businesses.
Why: Fashion shows, shopping, sweet tastings, live music and fabulous shopping.
Where: Edmonton Event Centre, West Edmonton Mall (#2556, 8882 170 Street)
When: Sunday, September 25 from 11am to 5pm. Fashion shows at 11:30am & 2:30pm.

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