Edmonton Weekend Guide: March 1-4

On your agenda for the weekend: eat plenty, shop vintage finds, and watch thought-provoking documentaries.

Drool: The Edmonton Motorshow (Aston Martin Virage, Bentley Continental GTC, Lotus Evora IPS)
Shop: A multi-store blowout sale in Sherwood Park
Read: Our Edmonton Wedding Guide
Cheer: Oilers vs. Stars
Kids: Things to do this Weekend

Reel World
Global Visions Film Festival
What: The longest running documentary film festival celebrates its 30th anniversary with a line-up featuring the best documentaries from around the world.
Why: More than just films, Global Visions Film Festival is a not to-be-missed event with guest filmmakers, speakers, panels, Q&A sessions, galas and more!
Watch: Must see flicks: Into the Abyss (from legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog, it's a compelling look at a death penalty case...from all sides of the issue), You’ve Been Trumped (highly entertaining story of 'The Donald's' attempt to build the world's biggest luxury golf course...and the Scottish farmers who might just have something to say about it!), Peace Out (featuring world-renowned U of A scientist David Schindler, this is a poetic and visually arresting look at the energy battle being fought in Northern Alberta and BC), and The Loving Story (the haunting story of an interracial Virginia couple in the 1960's, and their fight to have mixed-race marriage legalized).
Where: Cinemas across Edmonton.
Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4. Full schedule

Full to the Core
Downtown Dining Week
What: Downtown Edmonton transforms into a foodie haven. Your tastebuds will devour the multi-course menus at special fixed prices of $15, $25 and $50.
Why: The line-up of restaurants is impressive: Madison’s Grill, The Marc Restaurant, Lit Italian Wine Bar, Sabor Divino, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Zinc Restaurant, The Wildflower Grill and so many more local favourites.
Where: Downtown Edmonton
When: Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 11

Flash Shopping
Pop-Up Shop: Vintage Treasures & Boutique Finds
What: Two shops occupy the space this weekend. Friday and Saturday features a vintage and jewelry shop. On Sunday, Coup Boutique, Dote Baby, glass.ful and So Pretty Jewelry move in!
Why: Rare vintage finds and savings of 50-89% on designer duds.
Where: 10720 124 Street (Former Duchess Bake Shop)
When: Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 11

Fashion Meets Potential
Uniquely Me Fashion Show Gala
What: Celebrity models strut the runway along Edmontonians born with down syndrome.
Why: A style icon fashion show accompanied by champage and an interactive food reception.
Where: Winspear Centre. Tickets $175 (include a $75 tax receipt per ticket). Purchase tickets.
When: Saturday, March 3rd at 6:30pm

Artistic Minds
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