There is something happening for everyone this weekend! Check out art shows and family festivals, sit in a cockpit, sample yummy food, and so much more.
1. The Garage Residency | Through Sep 14
This is the last weekend to see artist Ashna Jacob’s exhibit, which involves using The Garage as a performance space to conduct experiments with tabletop games. From old classics like chess to childhood board games that are missing half the pieces, Jacob uses the games to build community with her audience while exploring broader themes of power, vulnerability, collaboration, and competition. The final performance this weekend will conclude with her research of the previous months.
Latitude 53 | 10242-106 St.
2. Open Cockpit Day | Sep 14
This is your chance to climb inside the cockpit of a real plane! Plus, this year’s event will focus on simulators, so you can pilot a WW1 biplane and try your hand at a lumbering four-engine airliner.
Alberta Aviation Museum | 11410 Kingsway NW
3. Edmonton Burlesque Festival | Sep 12–14
This event is a not-for-profit extravaganza celebrating all things burlesque, vaudeville, and fabulous through dance, comedy, and elaborate costumes. This festival is 18+ due to mature subject matter and nudity.
Myer Horowitz Theatre | 8900-114 St.
4. T.J. Miller | Sep 12–14
You may recognize him from his roles in movies such as Deadpool, Transformers 4, and She’s Out of My League. He has also voiced many animated characters such as Tuffnut in How to Train Your Dragon, Randy in F is for Family, and Prancer in Ice Ages: A Mammoth Christmas. But now, you can see him live and in person as a comedian at Edmonton’s own Comic Strip at West Edmonton Mall. Let the hilarity ensue!
West Edmonton Mall | 8882-170 St.
5. Kaleido Family Arts Festival | Sep 13–15
Check out this big annual festival dedicated to everything arts related. There will be tons of live music in the jazz alley, art work for sale, a family fun zone, and street performers entertaining the crowds. Don’t forget to stop in the Carrot Community Coffeehouse for a bite to eat!
Alberta Ave. | 118 Ave. between 91 St. & 94 St.
6. Adrenaline Rush Movie Marathon | Sep 14
Calling all adrenaline junkies—this Saturday at the TELUS World of Science IMAX Theatre, two feature films about rock climbing will be playing: Free Solo and The Dawn Wall. Free Solo was recently released this summer and went on to win an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature as it follows the infamous climber, Alex Honnold, and his stunning (and terrifying) accomplishment of free climbing the 3,200 ft face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The Dawn Wall follows two climbers, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, as they climb the seemingly impossible 3,000-foot rock face called the Dawn Wall. Watch in heart-pounding, palm-sweating, adrenaline-fueled anticipation as these daring athletes pit themselves against nature, fate, and gravity all on the big screen.
TELUS World of Science | 11211-142 St.
7. Edmonton VegFest | Sep 14
Come out for Edmonton’s all-Vegan festival. Sample vegan and vegetarian dishes (and even veg-beer!), learn about vegan/vegetarian diets, and enjoy great shopping and live entertainment. There is a Veggie-Kids Fun Zone, too!
Downtown Baseball Stadium, RE/MAX Field | 10233-96 Ave.
8. Metal Art Show and Sale | Sep 14 & 15
Browse through the wares of over 55 artists at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum. There will be all kinds of handcrafted items, such as jewellery, custom knives, chainmaille, sculptures, outdoor and indoor decor, and much more made from different metals like sterling silver, copper, and Damascus Steel. While there, you can also visit the Aviation Display Hangar and Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.
Reynold Alberta Museum | 6426-40 Ave., Wetaskiwin