Edmonton Weekend Guide :: June 20-23

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Friday marks the longest day of the year in Edmonton - a full 17 hours of daylight! Contribute to a cool Make Something Edmonton project by sharing how you're spending your YEG Long Day by using the hashtag #YEGlongday on twitter, facebook, and instagram.

Shop: Old Strathcona Antique Mall's Boot Sale - Sunday, 10-4 (like English garage sale, not shoes). 
 Cheer:  Edmonton Prospects at Telus Field
 Last chance: Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna ends June 23. 
 Patio Party: A special Friday late night version of Latitude 53's Patio

Art and design come alive in downtown Edmonton when The Works festival starts on Thursday. Nineteen sites around downtown are hosting exhibits, events, workshops, and performances until July 2. Download the full guide here and plan your days ahead.

Improvaganza will have you laughing til you cry every night until June 29th. Improv groups from around the world participate in this seriously funny week long riot. Secure your tickets here. 

Edmonton Opera and the beautiful Devonian Botanic Gardens come together for Opera Al Fresco on June 21 at 7pm. It's the perfect end to the Opera's season - celebrating the first day of Summer with wine, appetizers, and an outdoor opera performance.

Learn about the oh-so-important and ever changing role the University of Alberta plays in our city. Stand Up for Edmonton: The University of Alberta's Place in Edmonton is a day packed full of distinguished speakers. It all happens at Stanley Milner Library on Saturday. 

Concerts of all sizes hit stages across Edmonton for 10 days as part of the Edmonton Jazz Festival. Not familiar with jazz? Even better - it's all about jazz for everyone. Full schedule and tickets here.

*Image via Lonny