Edmonton Weekend Guide: January 27-29

Do: Sunday Swing ‘n’ Skate: Live jazz and swing bangs to entertain the skaters at City Hall Plaza.
Go:
Renovation Show 
Listen:
ABTrio Nola Creole Kitchen & Music House 

Winterlight
Adventure Walk in Mill Creek

What: Mill Creek park is transformed into a winter storyland.
Why: You’ll journey along an animated, light filled path filled with magic and a story.  It’s FREE and great for the whole family.
Where: Mill Creek Park (north of Mill Creek Pool (82 Ave & 95 A Street)
When: Friday, January 27 & Saturday, January 28 from 7pm-11pm.

NextGen & Friends
Metropolis
What:
Edmonton’s NextGen takes over as the host of the Metropolis winter culture Festival.
Why:
On the agenda this weekend:
Friday: Best of Pecha Kucha
Saturday: ME/AT 1.5: Local creatives and new philanthropists come together for an evening of short proposals and a meal. At the end of a meal, one proposal receives a pot of funds to move ideas into action. (Register in advance).
Sunday: Explore your creative side with a break dance or spinning jam, improv performance or build a snow sculpture with your team (register here)
Where:
Sir Winston Churchill Square
When:
Friday, January 27 – Sunday, January 29

Hogwarts in Edmonton
Harry Potter Day: Science, Magic and Medicine
What:
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry arrives at the University of Alberta.
Why:
A full day of fun-filled study of potions, care of magical creatures, muggle studies, owlery and defense against the dark arts. (It’s designed for kids 7-12 years old, but adult tickets are available too!)
Where: Katz Group Centre for Pharmacy and Health Research, University of Alberta (Corner of 87th Avenue and 114 Street)
When: Saturday, January 28 from 11am-4pm (drop-in time available but register here)

Laughing
Theatresports featuring Rapid Fire Theatre
What: A tale of hilarity right on the spot.
Why: Punch lines delivered on time or awkwardly late – either way, you’ll be laughin.
Where: Varscona Theatre (10329 83 Avenue)
When: Saturday, January 14 from 11pm-2am

Live Music
YEG Live
What: A round-of Edmonton’s music scene.
Why: When was the last time you spontaneously stumbled upon live music? Remember how great it was? Small, intimate venues, and artists playing because they love it - music at its best. Go take in a show this weekend.
Where/When: Every night, across Edmonton. For an insanely comprehensive listing of venues and artists, visit yeglive.ca and hit up Edmonton’s music scene.