Edmonton Weekend Guide: September 14-16

Photo by the talented Jose Villa.

Shop: So Pretty Jewelry Fall Trunk Show 
Shop Bargains:
Multi-Store Blowout Sale 
Eat:
Passion for Pork
Cheer: FC Edmonton vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies

The Fashion Show
Western Canada Fashion Week

What:
It’s showtime! Eight days of runway shows featuring lines from local, Canadian and international top designers.
Why: Creative chaos takes over Edmonton. You’ll get to know and love the designers – and be fashionably chic in the newest trends.
Where: Westbury Theater at the Transalta Arts Barn (10330 – 84 ave)
When: Thursday, September 13– Thursday, Sept 20. Tickets to nightly shows are $22 online. Nightly runway shows at 8pm (doors open at 7pm)

Party on Every Block
Community League Day
What: Over half of the city (91 community leagues) are throwing a party!
Why: Meet the folks in your community with fun happenings - free swims, BBQs, block parties, penny carnivals, baking contests and so much more.
Where: Check out the interactive map to find events within your community.
When: Saturday, September 15

Your Library Inside Out
EPL Squared
What:
Join the Edmonton Public Library at an outdoor family festival and book sale.
Why:
Go for the stories, games, live music, prizes, food and, of course, the book/ CD/ DVD sale.
Where:
Sir Winston Churchill Square
When:
Saturday, September 15, 2012. 10am – 6pm

Wonderful Whyte
Off Whyte Garage Sale
What: Old Strathcona is holding a family fun street fair – with games, music, shopping, fitness demonstrations, food and shopping.
Why: Check out Imagination Station craft making and EPL’s activity tent with stories, face painting and book making.
Where:
Wilbert McIntyre Park (8331-104 Street). Plus, 83 Avenue in front of the farmers market, and in the bus lane on Calgary Trail.
When:
Sunday September 16, 2012. 12 – 5 pm

Rock Solid Run
Rock ‘N’ Roll Climb of Hope Run
What:
A unique 5KM run/walk that will have you stair-climbing (4 flights of stairs), hill running (Victoria hill) and busting out moves to rock n’ roll music. All participants are encouraged to dress-up in rock n’ roll
Why: Presented by Hudsons Canadian Tap House, this run benefits the Cross Cancer Institutes’ vision of a Cancer-Free Future.
Where: Race starts and ends in Victoria Park (map)
When: Saturday, September 18. Rock band starts at 9:30am, runners and walkers get their groove-on at 10am.

Me So Corny
CornFest
What: Free corn-on-the-cob and popcorn popped with a little salsa music and dancing.
Why: FREE CORN (and cool people).
Where: Beaverhills House Park (Jasper Avenue and 105 Street)
When: Saturday, September 15 from 11am to 3pm.