Edmonton Weekend Guide: February 24-26

The last weekend of February - ENJOY!

Watch: The Oscars (or at least the red carpet)
Cheer: Edmonton Oil Kings vs. Lethbridge Hurricanes
Shop: Local Designer Pop-up Sale at illumiNITE
Make: Reservations for Downtown Dining Week

Designing Light
illumiNITE
What: An illuminating gallery of light sculpture and structures from local artists, plus an interactive digital display from the talent at GURU Digital Arts College.
Why: Dark spaces transformed like never before.
Where: Alley of Light behind the Sobeys on 104 Street and Jasper Avenue.
When: Saturday, February 25 to Sunday, February 26 from dusk to dusk.

Singing Cats
Cats Broadway Across Canada
What: These singing felines make purring cats a thing of the past.
Why: The longest continuously touring Broadway in history – for good reason!
Where: Northern Jubilee Auditorium (11455 87 Avenue)
When: February 22 – 26, 2012

Artistic Minds
Red
What: A play set in New York in the late 50s. Famous abstract painter Mark Rothko is offered a commission to create a series of murals for an upscale restaurant. Is he selling out?
Why: Witness the battling relationship between an artist and his creations.
Where: Citadel Theatre (9828 101A Avenue)
When: February 11 to March 4, 2012

Listen
Glorious Voices
What: Soprano Jeanine De Bique joins four of Edmonton’s finest choirs for a night of vocal splendour at the symphony.
Why: Young soprano Jeaninie De Bique is impressive.
Where: Winspear Centre (102nd Avenue and 99th Street)
When: Friday, February 24 & Saturday, February 25 at 7:30pm

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.

* image via photography by Ditte Isager for Harper's Bazaar spotted on {this is glamorous}