Edmonton Weekend Guide: April 18-22

This weekend, allow all of your senses to be wooed.

Drink: Vines Spring Fling Open House
Celebrate: Edmonton Earth Day Festival
Fashion: West Edmonton Mall Spring Fashion Show
Cheer: Edmonton Rush vs. Calgary

The von Trapp's & You
Sound of Music
Since 1959, this musical about the von Trapp family has been stealing hearts onstage and big screens.
Why: Do…re…me…fa… so… la… ti… do… do not miss this production.
Where: The Citadel Theatre (9828 101A Avenue). Buy your tickets.
When: April 21 to May 27 (5th week just added due to popularity!)

Bon Appetite
hot chefs, cool bEATS
What: A party for Edmonton culinary scene: the most creative restaurants, outrageously talented chefs and yummy food trucks. This fundraiser is supporting Team Canada in its quest for gold at the Culinary Olympics in Germany.
Why: Toss aside your black-tie outfits; this cool party calls for a street-chic dress code. Forget the cocktail reception; you’ll be greeted with food street festival. The main event will be a tourist dream; you can experience Granville Island, Little India, a French Brasserie and more.
Where: Shaw Conference Centre. Buy your tickets ($150)
Saturday, April 21 from 6:30pm-10pm

Picture This
Spring Gallery Walk
The art galleries in the 124th Street area open their doors to the public.
Why: Meander or take a carriage ride between art galleries, restaurants, clothing boutiques, bookstores and more specialty businesses.
Where: 124th Street area – a 12 block area just west of downtown. (map)
When: Saturday, April 21 from 10am-5pm & Sunday, April 22, 12pm-4pm.

Score Vinyl
Edmonton Music Collectors Show
What: Looking to trade or stock up on preloved albums, collectible vinyl or rare sheet music? This is your spot for all things music-inspired.
Why: The impressive collection of musical goods will satisfy both the music traditionalist and beat-dropping djs.
Where: Sherbrooke Community League (13008 122B Avenue)
When: Saturday, April 22 from 10am-4pm

Suit Yourself
Feathers, Fedoras, and Friday Night Blues
What: A fashionably fun time with eats from renowned Chef Emmanuel David and grooving music from Dr. Blu.
Why: This FUNdraising event supports Suit Yourself, an organization helping women overcome the barriers to entering or returning to the workforce.
Where: Bistro La Persaud (Cité Francophone, 8627 - 91 Street). Buy your tickets ($45).
When: Friday, April 20 at 8pm

Fashion Catwalk
Spirit of Spring
What: A spring luncheon and fashion show is support of the McDougall House.
Why: The runway show will showcase fashions from OAK+FORT, TK Clothing, Who Cares Wear, gravitypope Tailored Goods and more!
Where: Shaw Conference Centre. Tickets $75 – call 780-498-6216.
When: Sunday, April 22. Reception at noon; luncheon at 1pm.

Lend an ear to Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The adventures of four young Athenian lovers and six amateur actors, who are manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest. It’s magical and funny.
Why: One of the bard’s most beloved comedies.
Where: The Citadel Theatre (9828 101A Avenue ). Buy your tickets.
When: Nightly shows until April 29 at 7:30pm. Some matinees at 1:30pm.

* image via Sessùn Printemps-été Ambient 2012