Stay safe, follow guidelines, and enjoy the best of the city. Here’s what’s on this weekend in Edmonton!
1) Rockin’ The Jukebox | Starts Sept. 3
When the teens of the sleepy town of Lakewood discover an old jukebox at the abandoned diner, they’re in for an evening of rockin’ music and fun—and so are you! Get your tickets for Jubilations Dinner Theatre’s newest show, which also includes a delicious three-course dinner.
2) Heathers | Sept. 3
This dark comedy has become a cult classic since its release in 1988, and it’s returning to the big screen for one night only at Metro Cinema! When popular girl Veronica (Winona Ryder) realizes her boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater) has a murderous streak, she must stop his reign of terror while navigating clashes with the rest of her clique.
3) Honeymoon Suite & The Headpins | Sept. 3
It’s a rock n’ roll double feature as classic Canadian bands Honeymoon Suite and The Headpins come to the River Cree Resort and Casino! Individual, table, and VIP seats are still available.
4) Audrey Ochoa and Friends | Sept. 3
Catch Audrey Ochoa LIVE at the Citadel Theatre before she heads out on the road for the North American tour of Hadestown! The 2020 Western Canadian Music Award winner for Best Jazz Artist of the Year brings a unique blend of Latin and contemporary to her jazz, making for an eclectic and always-entertaining performance.
5) Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival | Sept. 3–4
The beloved concert series returns to Beaumont’s Four Seasons Park for a weekend of the best in Canadian blues, country, and rock! This year’s lineup includes Junkhouse, The Bros. Landreth, Celeigh Cardinal, and more.
6) A Dinosaur Tale | Sept. 3–4
This epic family adventure is coming to the Jubilee Auditorium for its world premiere! After a rift in time brings a group of dinosaurs to the present day, it’s up to 8th-graders Lisa and Declan to get the dinos back home. Join in on the fun while learning more about the dinosaurs that once lived right here in Alberta.
7) CUE Homecoming 2021 | Sept. 3–5
To celebrate their 100th anniversary, Concordia University Edmonton is planning a weekend of big events and community spirit. Enjoy a pep rally, pancake breakfast, reunions, a banquet, fireworks, and much more! A full list of events is available on the CUE website.
8) Harvest Festival | Sept. 4–5
Celebrate the start of fall with some family-friendly farming fun! The Reynolds-Alberta Museum is once again hosting its Harvest Festival, which includes everything from bread baking to a children’s carnival. Purchase your tickets in advance to avoid the lines.
9) Rado-Alley Mural Fest | Sept. 4–6
District Whyte is quickly becoming the hottest place in Edmonton to see stunning murals, and this weekend you can catch some more being made as the 82 Ave. alleyway between 108 St. and 107 St. becomes home to the Rado-Alley Mural Fest!
10) Cocktails and Jerk Festival | Sept. 5
Get a taste of the tropics as this one-day festival rolls in to the Roots 107 Pop-Up Park! Enjoy cocktails, live music, and, of course, a wide array of delicious Caribbean street food. Admission is free!
11) Sheep Leaving Parade | Sept. 6
A bittersweet tradition, the Sheep Leaving Parade is Fort Saskatchewan’s way of saying farewell for the winter to their friendly flock of sheep, which tend to the parks in summer. Don’t worry, they’ll be back next year; in the meantime, come to the Fort Heritage Precinct at noon to get your chance to feed the sheep! Carrots will be provided.
12) Scarred Land: Works from the AGA Collection | Until Sept. 16
Catch two short films exploring landscapes shaped and scarred by human development in Alberta and beyond with Scarred Land, screening outside the northwest corner of the Art Gallery of Alberta. The films run daily from 10 am–10 pm.