Edmonton Weekend Guide: March 8-11

Spring is in the air. The weather will be warm. We change our clocks and spring ahead. And, there are parties to attend, yummy food to eat and more.

Cheer: Edmonton Rush vs. Calgary Roughnecks
Listen: Copland’s Clarinet Concerto
Make: Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies
Eat: 25 Best Things to Eat in Edmonton
Do: Turn your clock forward on Sunday

Celebrate: International Women’s Day
What: Originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. Celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements.

Join the celebrations in Edmonton: 

The Dawning of Modernism
Alberta Mistresses of the Modern: 1935-1975
What:
A pioneering group of women artists transformed the development of modernism in Alberta through paintings, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and mosaics.
Why
: Take in history-making art.
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
When: Opens Saturday, March 10.

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: Now until Sunday, March 11

Flash Shopping
Pop-Up Shop: Designer Clothes & Boutique Finds
What: 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: Now until Sunday, March 11

Attention Bloggers
BlogWest
What: A 3-day event to transform you (and your blog) into success.
Why: Learn to make a media kit, write headlines, and transform your blogging hobby into a career.
Where: Delta Edmonton (10222 102 St NW)
When: Thursday, March 8 to Saturday, March 10

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

* top image via Style at Home