Edmonton Weekend Guide :: September 26-29

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In a few short weeks, we'll be voting for a new mayor, councillors, and school trustees. If you're eligible, there is no excuse not to vote. ShareEdmonton has a helpful site for learning about each candidate and keeping track of election related events. Make an educated decision on October 21.

Drink: Shabam Beer Festival 
Cheer: Edmonton Eskimos vs. Toronto Argonauts
Nerds Unite: Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo
Be Amazed: Last days of Body Worlds at Telus World of Science

Sunday is Free Admission Day for many City of Edmonton attractions! Go for a swim, try geocaching at John Janzen Nature Centre, time travel in Fort Edmonton Park, breathe in different climates at Muttart Conservatory, the list goes on and on. Plan your day with this helpful guide.

It's the final days of Western Canada Fashion Week.  Scout out your new favourite designers, hairstylists, and makeup artists from right here in Edmonton. Shows run every day until Saturday. Mark your calendar for the sample sale on Saturday. Check the schedule and learn more here.

The Edmonton International Film Festival will make Empire City Centre Theatres home until next Saturday. 170 films in 10 days means something for everyone. If you're working downtown, take in one of the 45 Minute Lunchbox Short (includes Subway lunch). There are galas, parties, special guests, and of course many, many films. Check the schedule and buy tickets while you can.

Alberta Culture Days celebrates art and culture in the province by opening art galleries, museums, and cultural centres. The fun kicks off in Churchill Square on Friday night with music, food trucks, and an artisanal market. See what other activities you can be a part of by visiting their website

The Art Gallery of Alberta will be transformed into a zen yoga celebration on Friday night for a special event called Bloom. Yoga, music, and inspirational talks take place before the barefoot ball. For tickets and more info, check out their website

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