1. Dreamspeakers Film Fest & Rubaboo Arts Festival | April 26–May 7
Celebrate milestone anniversaries with the Dreamspeakers International Film Festival and Rubaboo Arts Festival. Both offer unique explorations of Indigenous arts and cultures. International performers and artists gather to share a common bond through film, theatre, music, dance, art, and food. Visit dreamspeakers.org for more info about both festivals.
2. Edmonton Poetry Festival | Through April 28
From slam to traditional verse, the annual Poetry Festival celebrates all forms of poetry and the spoken word. Enjoy unique events with music, dance, food, and anything that lifts words off the page! Check out the star-studded lineup that includes local and international poets alike. Various venues, price varies by event; for the full schedule and ticket information, visit edmontonpoetryfestival.com
3. Live Horse Racing | April 28
There’s a new home for horseracing in Edmonton! The multiple-level Century Mile Racetrack and Casino features a mile-long track and will kick off its inaugural racing season this weekend. First post time is at 1:45pm.
4. MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition | Opens April 26
Explore the world of science using the same methods as the hosts of Discovery Channel’s Emmy-nominated series, MythBusters. Engage in real hands-on, interactive experiences that are suited for guests of all ages by combining popular scientific facts with innovation, family-friendly displays, and never-before-seen myths.
5. Rosie & the Riveters | April 27
Rosie & the Riveters offer a collection of gritty, sultry, vintage-inspired folk anthems that paint a portrait of a woman’s voice in a man’s world. Their debut album, Good Clean Fun, garnered them nominations for both a Canadian Folk Music and Western Canadian Music award.
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