Edmonton Weekend Guide: May 25-27

It's warming up! Wishing you a delightful (& hopefully sunny) weekend.

Shop: Dress Me Dearly Shopping Party at American Apparel
Eat: Crepe Symphony on Rice Howard Way
Do: Fine Wines Annual Spring Fling (taste over 50 beers, spirits and wine for free)

Eat, Drink & Talk
Food in the City
What: Part-conference, part-celebration this event is all about one giant conversation about food and agriculture in Edmonton.
Why: A great keynote, engaging panel discussions and you can bet the food will be fabulous!
Where: Shaw Conference Centre (9797 Jasper Avenue)
When: Friday, May 25 (afternoon) and Saturday, May 26 (all day)

The Great Race
City Chase
What: An urban adventure where 2-person teams search the city for ChasePoints scattered in unknown locations throughout Edmonton. To take home the title, you’ll compete in a variety of physical, intellectual, adventurous and humorous challenges.
Why: Serious fun. Get motivated with these videos.
Where: All over the city! Teams can run, walk or use public transit. Register here - $150/team.
When: Saturday, May 26 at 10am. Takes 4-6 hours to complete.

Miniature City
Micropolis 2.0
What: Peer through a microscope to explore the relationships between between people and urban life.
Why: The silkscreen cutouts and digital prints convey a sense of wonder and awe.
Where: SNAP Gallery and Studio (10123 121 Street)
When: May 24 to June 30, 2012

Feel the Thunder
Rainmaker Rodeo
What:
This semi-professional rodeo kicks off the summer rodeo and midway season.
Why: Feel the thunder with three days of yeehaw fun and great live music
Where:
St. Albert Kinsmen Rainmaker Rodeo & Exhibition Grounds (Riel Drive and Rayborn Crescent)
When: May 25 to May 27

Melodies
Vocal Arts Festival
What:
Vocal Arts Festival kicks off this weekend and one of the shows features promising vocal artists from the Kiwanis Music Festival.
Why: A lovely afternoon enjoying classical and musical theatre pieces. 
Where: U of A Convocation Hall, Old Arts Building
When:  Sunday, May 27. 2:30 pm.

Fresh Take
The City Market Downtown
What: The farm and the city collide at this urban gathering of farm-fresh produce, locally-raised meats, delicious baking, and breads so yummy they only last a few hours.
Why: It’s the first outdoor market of the year.
Where: Just north of Jasper Avenue on 104th Street. Here's a map to make sure you arrive.
When:
Saturday, May 19 from 9am-3pm. Rain or shine, the 104th Street Farmers’ Market is open from May long weekend to Thanksgiving weekend.