Edmonton Weekend Guide :: February 14-17

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Valentine's Day. Or should we say Valentine's Weekend? We've got you covered.

Go out for dinner (or brunch):

Canteen

Better than flowers:

Cookie Love

Chocolates:

Jacek

Wine and cheese for two:

Everything Cheese

Catch a show

(choose from the many facets of love):

  • Private Lives at The Citadel Theatre (til Feb 24) - A laugh-out-loud battle of the sexes
  • Blind Date at The Citadel Theatre (til Feb 24) - A lucky audience member is chosen to be Mimi's date and is taken through the bizarre rituals and emotions of dating.
  • Days of Wine and Roses at Varscona Theatre (til Feb 23) - A dark look at a young 1960s London couple who fall in love with life, each other, and drink
  • A Little Night Music at MacEwan's Centre for the Arts (til Feb 16) - A romantic musical about love, in all its wonderous, humourous, and ironic permutations

The Perfect PairWinefest Edmonton is at the Shaw Conference Centre on Friday and Saturday. Ticket price ($70-75) includes all sips, samples, and complimentary hors d' oeuvres. 

Hit the Lights: The Alley of Light comes alive this weekend for IllumiNITE - a light sculpture competition taking place on Saturday and Sunday night from 5-10pm. The alley is North of Jasper Ave on 104 Street (just North of Sobey's).

For the Love of Winter:Silver Skate Festival is at Hawrelak Park from Feb 15-18. Tons of free activities including fire and ice sculptures, skating, marathons, arts, and more.

Lace Up Those Skates: Celebrate our Winter City on Saturdays at Churchill Square. After shopping in the City Market (Summer's huge outdoor market lives inside City Hall for the Winter), take in some free skating (limited free skate rentals available), ice sculpting, and music.

Under the Sea: Watch the most remarkable sequences from the BBC/Discovery TV Series The Blue Planet with the best possible musical accompaniment: Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Choose from Saturday or Sunday shows at the Winspear Centre.

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