Not every city has an Oscar-qualifying film festival, holds evening markets, or has insect characters singing and dancing traditional Ukrainian folk songs—but we do! Check out these cool events this weekend.
Edmonton International Film Fest
When: Through Oct 6
Where: Various Venues
About: Now one of five Oscar-qualifying film festivals in Canada, this friendly film fest gives a voice to indie filmmakers. The cinematic feast will please any film fan as it covers all genres, including contemporary independents, world cinema, documentary, Canadian films, and shorts. Visit edmontonfilmfest.com for all venues.
When: Oct 7
Where: Rogers Place
About: This group of friends have travelled the world creating TV shows following their expeditions riding dirt bikes, base jumping and performing dangerous stunts. Witness a night of pushing physical boundaries and crazy stunts in what’s being called the “greatest, stupidest, funniest show in Nitro history.”
About: Inspired by a traditional ukrainian folk song, this dance theatre production will feature a number of insect characters from various regions of the ukraine. The poignant story explores acceptance, diversity, and overcoming stereotypes.
When: Oct 5–6
Where: Alberta Aviation Museum
About: This exciting late-night market offers the opportunity to try exotic foods, buy unique products, and enjoy live entertainment—with everything from belly dancers to magic shows—in a quaint, lively setting.
Star Warz 2
When: Through Oct 21
Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre
About: Don’t miss the return of Darth Vador, the princess, and your favourite rebels as they battle it out in a universe far, far away. You will love this show set to the best intergalactic rock tunes of the century!