Edmonton Weekend Guide: May 10-13

Mother’s Day: Gift Guide
Mom’s Day: Brunch Reservations
Eat: Block 1912 (celebrate its 100th birthday with free cake!)
Shop: Cerulean Boutique

Grand Opening Party
Startup Edmonton
What:
After months of planning and renovations, Startup Edmonton is ready to showoff its new space atop the historic Mercer Warehouse.
Why:
Drinks, DJs, great conversations, and tours all evening long!
Where:
Mercer Warehouse (10363 – 104 Street (3rd floor)). RSVP here.
When:
 Thursday, May 10 at 7pm

Digital Beats
Gala Guru TEN
What: An event dedicated to all things digital media. Mingle with current students, alumni and the cool industry folks.
Why: A mind-blowing groundbreaking exhibition that is super top secret! But here’s a hint: a DJ + some crazy tech = wowzer!
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchill Square). Buy your tickets ($15-$30).
When: Friday, May 11 at 7pm. 

Handmade Revolution
Make It Edmonton
What: It’s party-vibe craft show with a DJ spinning and over 100 Canadian urban artists and designers. At Make It you will only find cool, innovative and stylish items that generally fall into the fashion, art, accessories, jewelry and home decor categories.
Where: Alberta Aviation Museum (11410 Kingsway Avenue), $5 at the door.
When: Friday, May 11 (4pm to 9pm), Saturday, May 12 (11am to 6pm), and Sunday, May 13 (11am to 5pm).

Art in the Annex II
Harcourt House Art Auction
What: An art auction to raise funds to deliver exhibitions and education programs to the community.
Why: Some artists’ studios will be open for public viewing plus cold drinks and tasty snacks!
Where: Annex Building (10211-112 Street). Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
When: Saturday, May 12 from 7:30pm to 10pm

Rock n’ Roll Ballet
Love Lies Bleeding
What: Alberta Ballet dances its way through 14 songs to tell the story of the life of Elton John.
Why: Explore the trials and sacrifices of achieving super stardom with an unforgettable story of rock ‘n’ roll, drama, passion, defeat and love.
Where: Jubilee Auditorium (11455 87 Avenue). Buy your tickets.
When: Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12.

Hello, Spring!
Bedding Plant Sale
What: The Muttart Conservatory’s Annual Bedding Plant Sale: planters, hanging baskets, Martha Washington Geraniums, grasses, flowers and vegetables are all on sale.
Why: The staff at the Muttart has lovingly tended to these plants to ensure you’ll get high quality, healthy, and robust plants for your garden this season. Plus, growers will be on hand to answer all your questions.
Where: Muttart Conservatory (9626 – 96A Street). Please go to the greenhouses at the rear of the Conservatory.
When: Thursday, May 10 from 4-9pm, Friday, May 11 (9am-4pm), and Saturday, May 12 (9am-4pm)

* top image via nordstrom