Edmonton Weekend Guide :: May 8-11

Phew! All these happenings are a sure sign of the busy summer season to come. There are plenty of events to take part in this weekend - bring Mom along!

Eat: Restaurants hosting Mother's Day specials
Shop: Bedding Plant Sale at Muttart Conservatory
Register: The Underwear Affair (there's a scavenger hunt this year)
Buy these tickets now: Dark Matters at Telus World of Science
Applaud: The Yeggies
Sold Out: Nerd Nite

We always look forward to this: The Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair is happening Friday to Sunday. You can find the best and quirkiest art, crafts, and design the city has to offer just north of the Old Strathcona Farmer's Market (8426 Gateway Blvd). It's only $2 to get in!

Host Edmonton is an upcoming conference that challenges the conventions of food, drink and hospitality. Local and international experts and chefs will share their best tips, tricks, drinks and dishes, with plenty of parties and tastings to fill your plate! See the lineup then sign yourself up.

Global Visions Film Festival showcases award winning documentaries from around the world. Over forty showtimes to choose from between Metro Cinema at the Garneau, Royal Alberta Museum and Art Gallery of Alberta. The films are always thought provoking and interesting - check out the film schedule and buy tickets here.

Need a new bike? Have one you want to sell? The annual Edmonton Bike Swap happens on Saturday from 8am-4pm at Glengarry Arena (13340 85 St). Volunteer mechanics will be on hand to ensure you ride away with a safe bike. 

Much Ado About Nothing is an unconventional Shakespearean love story performed in an unconventional way: in and around Rutherford House. Catch one of the performances between May 8-16. Tickets are $20, available here.

Photo by Kara Rosenlund