Eat: Mac & Cheese for a good cause
Cheer: Oilers vs. Flames
Shop: Who Cares? Wear (they're having a sale!)
Celebrate: St. Patrick’s Day. You've just found a lucky charm. Read this before you put on that silly hat and your “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” t-shirt and go drink some green beer.
- Irish pubs here in Edmonton: O'Byrne's Irish Pub (10616-82 Ave), The Druid Irish Pub (11606 Jasper Avenue) and Devaney's Irish Pub (9013 88 Avenue).
- Go on an urban St. Patrick’s Day hike that goes nowhere near Ireland.
- Make Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes (photo above - recipe here!)
- Refresh your knowledge of St. Patrick’s Day traditions from green beer to Irish music.
- Read a brief history of Irish Whiskey.
- Take your Irish beer knowledge beyond Guinness with the Irish Beer Guide.
- Recipe for Guinness Cupcakes with Baileys Buttercream.
- Go on a Shamrock Shaker pub crawl.
Elizabeth’s Antique & Collectible Sale
What: A rather charming selection of antique furniture, fine china, jewelry, records, toys and much more.
Why: Vintage is key to living a styled life.
Where: Alberta Aviation Museum (11410 Kingsway Avenue). Admission is $5.
When: Friday, March 16 from 2-8pm and Saturday, March 17 from 10am-4pm.
What: A dramatic comedy driven by a case of mistaken identities to cause a whirlwind love affair (features lots of humour!)
Why: It’s the start of The Capitol Theatre’s 2012 season.
Where: Fort Edmonton Park (entrance on Fox Drive and Whitmud Drive)
When: Thursday, March 15 to Sunday, March 25
The 1950s: The Golden Age of Black and White
What: Travel back to the 1950s with the Edmonton Symphony with “Hit Parade” tunes, and themes from the hottest TV and radio shows.
Why: Remember the decade that introduced us to Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, and the ‘Elivs era’ of rock n’ roll.
Where: Winspear Centre (99th Street and 102 Avenue)
When: Friday, March 16 & Saturday, March 17
Boys will be Boys?
God of Carnage
What: An outrageous comedy that starts with two boys fighting in school, and ends in comedic chaos as the two sets of parents come together to “resolve” the problem.
Why: This comedy took home the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play.
Where: The Citadel Theatre (9828 101A Avenue)
When: Friday, March 10 to Sunday, April 1