Wondering what to do this weekend? From festivals and sports to concerts and theatre, find your next great day out here!
Festivals and Special Events
2) Farmfair International | Until Nov. 13
Canada’s premiere livestock and agricultural show returns to the Edmonton Expo Centre for livestock shows and sales.
3) The Market Off Whyte, Christmas Edition | Nov. 13
Find one-of-a-kind local gifts and artisan goods from over 30 independent vendors! Free admission.
4) Rainbow Visions Film Festival | Until Nov. 14
Stream a selection of films exploring LGBTQ2SIA+ identities and experiences, including both fiction and non-fiction features.
5) Dig in Dining Week | Until Nov. 14
Enjoy special prix fixe breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner options at participating restaurants across St. Albert. Indulge in culinary delights and celebrate the talents of local restaurateurs.
6) Edmonton Speech and Arts Festival | Nov. 15–24
The festival returns for its 113th year, showcasing the talents of thousands of musicians and performers receiving professional adjudication.
7) Sample the City | Until Nov. 26
Visit participating restaurants across Edmonton and try their special features for the chance to win prizes, including gift cards, merch, and dining packages!
1) Peter and the Wolf | Nov. 13
Families will love this classic musical adventure, performed by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra with special guest storyteller Nisha Patel.
2) Make It: Swings and Slides | Nov. 13
This virtual activity from Edmonton Public Library invites kids to create their own dream playground using paper and other household supplies. Recommended for children aged 6–8.
3) Swim with Santa | Nov. 14
Join Santa at West Edmonton Mall’s World Waterpark for a pancake breakfast, photos, and lots of fun on the slides and in the pool!
4) Sustainable Kitchen Cooking Class | Nov. 15
Learn how to make spanakopita with this free virtual cooking class from Edmonton Public Library!
Concerts & Music
1) Jon Bryant | Nov. 12
Jon Bryant is bringing his distinct, dream-pop sound to SOHO on Jasper Avenue, accompanied by special guest Von Bieker.
2) The Saturday Jazz Matinee with Dave Babcock | Nov. 13
Relax and enjoy some classic jazz and blues every Saturday afternoon at Spotlight Cabaret!
3) Sticks and Stone | Nov. 13
This unique trio performs classic songs and crowd favourites on a variety of percussion instruments. Catch the show at The Leaf Bar & Grill!
4) The Long Run | Nov. 13
Relive the music and spectacle of The Eagles with this tribute show at Century Casino Edmonton, as performed by some of Canada’s top touring musicians.
5) Salsachata Party @ ETOWN | Nov. 13
Enjoy a free dance lesson, followed by a chance to show off your new moves with music from live DJs!
1) 366 Days | Until Nov. 13
This streamed performance from the Major Matt Mason Collective combines the real and the digital in a haunting, surreal piece examining art, trauma, and reinvention.
2) Convergence | Until Nov. 13
Enjoy live dance performances across genres, including the world premiere of Sasha Kleinplatz’s how many emails does it take to make a dance piece?, fancy dancer Dustin Stamp, and more.
3) All Together Now! | Nov. 12–14
This musical revue show brings your favourite Broadway songs to Wetaskiwin’s Manluk Theatre, with selections from Les Miserables, Mamma Mia!, Hairspray, and more.
4) Godfrey | Until Nov. 14
One of the biggest names on the comedy circuit today, Godfrey has been featured on 30 Rock and Zoolander, as well as having his own 1-hour special on Comedy Central. See him LIVE at The Comic Strip!
5) Metronome | Until Nov. 21
This autobiographical stage show explores playwright/musician Darrin Hagen’s experiences growing up queer in small-town Alberta, and the piano that changed his life forever.
6) Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer: The Musical | Until Nov. 21
This satirical musical spectacular, starring Donovan Workun as Jason Kenney, is a hilarious sendup of classic frat movies with a uniquely Albertan twist.
7) Self-Help | Until Nov. 27
Presented by St. Albert Dinner Theatre, this farce follows two struggling actors who reinvent themselves as self-help gurus—with disastrous results.
8) Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story | On Now
Mayfield Dinner Theatre’s latest production, the most successful rock ‘n roll musical of all time, takes you through the early life, meteoric rise, and tragic death of Buddy Holly, scored by over 20 of his biggest hits.
Art Shows & Exhibits
1) Out of the Ashes | Nov. 13–27
Tom Gale’s latest landscape exhibition at the Bugera Matheson Gallery showcases scenes of idyllic prairie and raging forest fires, reflecting his recent experiences.
2) In Good Company | On Now
This special exhibition, on now at the Art Gallery of St. Albert, brings together past winners and shortlisted artists of the the Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize.
1) World Cup Qualifiers: Canada vs. Costa Rica | Nov. 12
Canada’s men’s soccer team faces off against Costa Rica for their chance to head to the 2022 World Cup! Learn more about how to celebrate around the city here.
2) PBR Canadian National Finals | Nov. 12–13
For the first time ever, Professional Bull Riders Canada will hold their National Finals in Edmonton! Enjoy heart-pounding, edge-of-your seat action at Rogers Place as the best bull riders around compete for the title.
3) Golden Bears Basketball | Nov. 12–13
The University of Alberta men’s basketball team faces off against the Mount Royal University Cougars for two back-to-back home games.