Edmonton Weekend Guide :: October 11-14

 

Buy Your Tickets (future events)

  • Mercury Opera’s Fiamma heats up an alley as its performance venue on Friday, October 26 (tickets $25). Do a pre-performance opera crawl popping into businesses along the 104th Street Promenade for drinks and light bites.
  •  PKN 14 (Thursday, October 18) features presentations on local ideas, projects, and musings in the 20 slides x 20 seconds per slide format. 

This Weekend:
Cheer:
Edmonton Eskimos vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders
Shop:
Bossy Mama Flaunt
Theatre: Pith! (30 years of Teatro)
Art: Beautiful Monsters: Beasts and Fantastic Creatures in Early European Prints (AGA)

Art Worth the Purchase
Timeraiser
What:
A really great party where you can bid volunteer hours to bid on artwork.
Why:
Make a difference in your community by volunteering your talents at the right local organization.
Where: TransAlta Arts Barns
When
: Saturday, October 13 at 7pm. Buy your tickets online ($20 each).

Gloria!
Citie Ballet

What: Modern and explosive ballet set to gospel music followed by a classical ballet performance.
Why: The first production of the season features a program of pointe, modern and neoclassical dance.
Where: Timms Centre for the Arts (112 Street and 87 Avenue). Tickets $10-$35.
When: Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14

Get Inspired
TedxEdmonton Education

What:
A conversation on how learning is evolving and impacting schools, workplaces and industries.
Why: The best ideas are worth spreading.
Where: Winspear Centre (9720 102 Avenue). Buy your tickets online ($99, students tickets are $49).
When:
Saturday, October 13 from 8am to 5pm

The Artful Party
Subsequent Fall

What: A cultural mashup of opera, interactive animations, digital painting, and DJs.
Why: It’s a party with all the cool (artsy, creative, musically talented) kids.
Where: Jubilee Auditorium. Tickets are free - claim yours.
When: Friday, October 12 from 6pm to 11:30pm

Get Lost!
Edmonton’s Original Corn Maze

What: A giant maze through a corn field – more than 5 km of twists and turns and 85 points to make tough navigational decisions.
Why: Being a part of the maze is a lot more fun than tracing a pencil through one on paper!
Where: Just west of the city in Parkland County. Here are directions and a helpful map.
When: Ongoing til October 20.  Plan your visit here.

Haunted Happenings
Scarecrow Festival

What: This Halloween event is full of spooky activities including ghastly games, life-sized scarecrows, a haunted house, a pumpkin house and ofcourse – C-A-N-D-Y.
Why: Where else can you turn yourself into a mad scientist, zoo keeper, scarecrow or mummy. Best of all – costumes are encouraged.
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre
When
: Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14