20 things to do in Edmonton this week: February 10 to 13

Feb 10 2020, 1:00 pm

Looking for fun ways to spend your weekdays? Check out these 20 events happening in Edmonton from Monday, February 10 to Thursday, February 13. Dear Evan Hansen, International Festival of Winter Cinema, and more!

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Monday, February 10

MEAN Thirst Mondays

What: Chris Wynters , James Murdoch and Benjamin N S Williams rotate as hosts of MEAN Thirst Mondays, an Open Stage night at the Cask. Musicians of all skill levels are invited to perform new material or showcase classic songs.

When: Every Monday
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Cask and Barrel – 10041 104 St NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

What: TELUS World of Science Edmonton is featuring an epic Marvel exhibition that runs until February. The exhibition will feature more than 300 artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic and sought-after pages, costumes, and props, chronicling the story of Marvel and its influence on visual culture while exploring the narratives of individual characters such as Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Doctor Strange.

When: Now until February 17, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: TELUS World of Science — 11211 142 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Ice Castles Alberta

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What: The magical ice castle in Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park features ice caves, tunnels, slides, fountains, and even a throne room. The shimmering wonderland was handcrafted by artists who used only icicles and water. Workers grew up to 12,000 icicles per day, harvested them, and individually sculpted them to create the ice formations, according to Explore Edmonton.

When: Now until March 10, 2020
Hours: 4 to 9 pm (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday), 4 to 10 pm (Friday), 11 to 10 pm (Saturday), 12 to 8 pm (Sunday), Closed on Tuesdays
Where: Hawrelak Park — 9330 Groat Road, Edmonton
Tickets: $13.99 for adults on weekdays, $10.99 for children. On weekends, prices increase to $17.99 for adults and $12.99 for children. You can buy online

Front Yards In Bloom: Winterscapes

What: Edmontonians are encouraged to brighten their neighbourhood by making a winter wonderland in their front yard, community hall, office/business building, or school. Use lights, plants, snow, and ice in a winterscape-building party then a 2020 Winterscapes Photo Contest.

When: Now until February 17, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Price: Free

Shakespeare’s Dog

What: University of Alberta’s Studio Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Dog, a comedy about how the young William became the world’s most famous playwright as told through the eyes of his dog, Hooker.

When: Now until February 15, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm (plus 12:30 pm on February 13)
Where: Timms Centre For The Arts – University of Alberta – 87 Avenue, 112 St NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Tuesday, February 11

Dear Evan Hansen

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What: Dear Evan Hansen, the story of a teenage boy who gets wrapped up in a tragic event by happenstance, is playing in Edmonton this February, as part of the Broadway Across Canada 2019/20 Season. Dear Evan Hansen picked up six Tony awards in 2017, including best musical, as well as a 2018 Grammy Award.

When: February 11 to 16, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 11455 — 87 Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Blackhawks

What: The Edmonton Oilers hit the ice against Chicago Blackhawks in NHL action at Rogers Place.

When: February 11, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Bedouin Soundclash

What: Toronto alt rockers Bedouin Soundclash perform at The Starlite Room on February 11 with special guests Odario.

When: February 11, 2020
Time: Doors 8 pm
Where: The Starlite Room – 10030 102 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

I Am From Here

What: I Am From Here shares stories from descendants of Alberta’s early Black pioneers. Hear spoken-word stories from a tabletop jukebox, watch a film about one family’s quilting tradition, and partake in other activities.

When: Now until September 7, 2020 (closed Mondays)
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Royal Alberta Museum — 9810 103a Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Every Brilliant Thing

What: John Ullyatt performs a solo show about a child who keeps his mother’s chronic depression at bay by creating a list for her of everything that makes life worth living.

When: Now until February 23, 2020 (no show Mondays)
Time: 8 pm (plus 2 pm on February 15 and 16)
Where: Citadel Theatre – 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Wednesday, February 12

Silver Skate Festival

What: The 30th annual Silver Skate Festival features a variety of winter activities for the whole family. Enjoy winter sports, snow sculptures, horse-drawn sleighs, live performances, competitions, and more.

When: Now until February 17, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Hawrelak Park, Edmonton
Price: Various, including free

Choose Your Own Adventure

What: Grindstone Improv Conservatory present a Choose Your Own Adventure-style improv show, where the audience gets to decide what happens next.

When: February 12, March 11, 2020
Times: 9 to 10 pm
Where: The Grindstone — 10019 – 81 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Charcuterie Night for Glenrose Foundation

What: Glenrose Foundation’s Charcuterie Night raises funds to provide equipment, programs, and technology in order to help patients. The interactive experience led by Executive Chef Serge Belair will show guests how to build the ultimate charcuterie spread with meats and cheeses from local suppliers Meuwly’s and Old School Cheesery. There will also be a selection of wines and beers to enjoy.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: 5:30 to 8 pm
Where: Edmonton Convention Centre – 9797 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton

Edmonton Tellaround


What: Storytelling Alberta hosts Edmonton Tellaround at Parallen Community Hall. Storytellers share stories and pieces in progress. All skill levels are welcome, and everyone is invited to listen.

When: February 12, March 11, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Parkallen Community Hall – 11104 65 Avenue NW, Edmonton
More Info: Online

The Romance Travel Show

What: The 10th annual Romance Travel Show is Canada’s only national destination wedding and honeymoon expo. Meet international bridal and travel suppliers, check out presentations, enter for prizes, and more.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Holiday Inn Conference South – 4485 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton
Tickets: Online, Free

Thursday, February 13

International Festival of Winter Cinema

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What: Bundle up and enjoy free outdoor movies projected onto a giant block of snow during Edmonton’s International Festival of Winter Cinema at Hawrelak Park. The films shown at the snow theatre reflect polar and alpine themes, or can surface an Indigenous viewpoint or explore stories about climate change. The festival will also screen local movies made in Edmonton. There are benches so viewers can watch, and there’s also a little fire to provide some much-needed warmth.

Throughout the film festival there are events such as screenplay feedback sessions, screenplay readings, and a 24-hour filmmaking competition.

When: February 13 until February 16, 2020
Time: Various times. More info online
Where: Just behind the fire sculpture in Hawrelak Park — 9330 Groat Road, Edmonton
Admission: Free

The Beaches

What: Toronto alternative rockers The Beaches bring The Professional Tour to Union Hall with special guest Hunny on February 13.

When: February 13, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Union Hall — 6240 99 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online


What: Walterdale Theatre presents 1984, adapted from the George Orwell novel by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr. and William A. Miles Jr. Directed by Monica Roberts.

When: Now until February 15, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Walterdale Theatre – 10322 83 Ave, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Cole Merkosky, Sam Flint, Alyssa Bilodeau & Melanie Silot

What: YEG Music presents a concert by Cole Merkosky, Sam Flint, Alyssa Bilodeau and Melanie Silot at The Hexagon Board Game Cafe on February 13.

When: February 13, 2020
Time: Doors 6 pm, show 7 pm
Where: The Hexagon Board Game Cafe – 10750 82 Ave, Edmonton
Tickets: Online, include game play admission fee for Hexagon Cafe

John & Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery: Grasping at the Roots

What: Grasping at the Roots showcases work by Debbie Ebanks Schlums, Serena Lee, Eugenio Salas, Shawn Tse along with recent video by Scott Portingale. Curated by Christine Battle.

When: Tuesday to Saturday until March 28, 2020
Time: 12 to 5 pm,
Where: John & Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery – Room 11-121
Allard Hall – 11104 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

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