Edmonton Weekend Guide: February 9-12

Will you be ours this weekend at a opera performance, burlesque show, and a speed dating event?

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Be Inspired:
Watch the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival
Meatless Date:
Go speed dating with vegans and vegetarians at Noorish.
Lover’s Weekend:
Peruse our list of date night ideas, including these weekend happenings:

  • A ‘Love Spell’ Menu at d’Lish Urban Kitchen & Wine Bar
  • A ‘Blind Date’ at the Citadel
  • Love & Other Myths at the Daffodil Gallery
  • Let’s Fall in Love with the Edmonton Symphony
  • Murder Mystery at the Muttart Conservatory

The Mikado
Edmonton Opera
What: A fusion of contemporary and traditional Mikado makes this opera performance spectacular.
Why: The costumes were created from scratch and are truly incredible. And, it’s not often you can attend an opera actually sung in English (ideal for first-time opera goers!).
Where: Northern Alberta Jubiless Auditorium. Tickets $34-$170.
When: Thursday, February 9 at 7:30pm.

Animal Attraction
Speed Dating at the Zoo
What: Speed dating with a primal twist – animal encounters, 8-minute speed dates and tasty treats!
Why: Heat things up while learning the steamy details about animal romance.
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo (13315 Buena Vista Road). Tickets $40/person. Buy online.
When: Friday, February 10 or Saturday, February 11.

A Shared Winter
Common Ground
What:
A Winter Light event where warm hearts gather in the spirit of winter in the inner city.
Why:
A universally fun presentation of heritages including multicultural tea ceremonies, warming fires, hot chocolates and a drum summit. Event is free.
Where: Giovanni Caboto Park (9403 109A Avenue)
When: Friday, February 10 from 6pm-9pm and Saturday from 11am-9pm.

Tease On
Laced Up Cabaret Fashion and Burlesque Show
What
: A sensual night of carnival-inspired fashion, burlesque, magic and fun.
Why
: Strutting the catwalk for the Sweet Carousel Corsetry fashion show is Canada’s Next Top Model runner-up Linsay Willier. Plus, tease, temptation and dancing by the gals of Capital City Burlesque.
Where: The Empire Ballroom (8882 170 street West Edmonton Mall)
When: Friday, February 10. Doors at 8pm. Show at 9:30pm

Winter Festival
Metropolis
What: A winter festival featuring a village downtown Edmonton. Local architects designed temporary, heated structures to host a whirlwind of events each weekend.
Why: A Taste of Winter looks particularly yummy this weekend with eats from Guru Restaurant & Bar, Sultan Palace, Molly’s Eats, Eva Sweet Waffles, Fat Franks, Tres Carnales Taqueria & Funky Pickle Pizza Co.
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
When: Friday, February 10 to Sunday, February 12

* Photo by Julia