30 things to do in Edmonton this weekend: February 14 to 17, 2020

Feb 14 2020, 5:00 am

Valentine’s Day, Family Day, and more! Enjoy your long weekend with our picks of 30 things to do in Edmonton! Have a great time!

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

Friday, February 14

Tinder Tales: A “Not-So-Valentine’s” Show

What: Five Edmonton comedians share their own hilarious and real dating stories during Tinder Tales. The “Not-So-Valentine’s Show” is headlined by Leif Oleson-Cormack.

When: February 14, 2020
Time: Doors 8 pm
Where: The Rec Room South Edmonton — 1725 99 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Oil Kings vs Regina Pats

What: Edmonton Oil Kings take on the Regina Pats in WHL action at Rogers Place.

When: February 14, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

House of Hush presents: The Late Valentine Show

What: House of Hush’s The Late Valentine Show is a speakeasy burlesque show at Crash Hotel’s vintage cocktail bar. Dress up in style and enjoy drinks, glamour, and burlesque performances throughout the room.

When: February 14, 2020
Time: 10 pm
Where: Crash Hotel Lobby — 10266 103 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

IKEA Canada Valentine’s Day Dinner

IKEA Canada Valentine's Day Dinner

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What: This one-of-a-kind three-course meal will offer diners a choice of soup or salad to start, followed by meatballs with bacon and herb-infused mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and lingonberry sauce or glazed salmon, cauliflower puree, marinated vegetables or Nordic shrimp, or veggie balls with ratatouille, mixed vegetables topped with gremolata and parmesan crisps.

When: February 14, 2020
Time: 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: IKEA locations across Canada
Price: $34.99; purchase a Restaurant Check Out ahead of time

Séance!

What: Fort Edmonton Park’s invites attendees to celebrate Valentine’s Day with spirits, spectres, and mysteries of the unknown. This re-creation of a late-1800s spiritualist meeting has everyone becoming a direct participant in the search for the afterlife. Rating: 14A

When: February 14 and 15, 2020
Time: 7:30 and 9:30 pm
Where: Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Saturday, February 15

Edmonton Oil Kings vs Medicine Hat Tigers

What: Edmonton Oil Kings face off with the Medicine Hat Tigers in WHL action at Rogers Place.

When: February 15, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Winefest Edmonton

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What: Winefest Edmonton offers an all-inclusive sampling of wines from all over the world, as well as delicious hors d’oeuvres. There are three sessions to choose from – Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening.

When: February 14 and 15, 2020
Time: 7 to 10 pm (Friday and Saturday), 2 to 5 pm (Saturday)
Where: Edmonton Convention Centre, Hall D – 9797 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Rob Pepper Presents: The Day After Valentine’s Day Show!

What: Keep the loving feeling going with a comedy show at Pure Casino Yellowhead. Featuring performances by Celeste Lampa, Ben Proulx, Cian Beatty, and headliner Rob Pepper. Hosted by Lars Callieou.

When: February 15, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Pure Casino Yellowhead — 12464 153 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Snowshoe and Stargaze

What: This experience starts with a short guided snowshoe hike around Astotin Lake. Then guests can gather around the fire and gaze up at the sky of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve with the help of a park interpreter. A great way to connect with nature and the cosmos.

When: February 15, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Elk Island National Park
Register Info: Online

Plant Pure Nation Film Screening

What: Alberta Whole Food Plant Based Society hosts a screening of Plant Pure Nation. The event will include a plant based health forum, plant based food samples, live music and a photo booth, prizes, and an audience Q&A after the movie.

When: February 15, 2020
Time: 3 to 5:30 pm
Where: Garneau Theatre — 8712 109 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

The Princess Bride

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The Princess bride movie cover (ARTS Senior Animal Rescue/Facebook)

What: Metro Cinema hosts a screening of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride for a Valentine’s Day weekend movie party. Follow along on the adventures of Dread Pirate Roberts, Princess Buttercup, Inigo Montoya, and more.

When: February 15, 2020
Time: 9:30 pm
Where: Metro Cinema — 8712 109 Street, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Outdoor Skating and Ice Rinks

What: Edmonton has a variety of outdoor skating and ice rinks to enjoy during the season. City-operated ice surfaces are monitored and maintained daily and will be closed if conditions are unsafe. Make sure to bring your skates and helmet, and check the rink status and conditions before heading out.

When: Open daily until the end of the season based on weather and ice conditions
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

1984

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 Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Tubing at Sunridge

What: Sunridge Ski Area’s Snow Tubing Park offers a dedicated tubing lift, three groomed chutes down one of the main hills, and special tubes to ride down.

When: Fridays to Sundays until March 8, 2020. Also open on holidays.
Time: Various times available
Where: Sunridge Ski Area – Strathcona Science Provincial Park — 10980 17 Street NW, Edmonton
Booking: Online

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: February 15, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Timms Centre For The Arts – University of Alberta — 87 Avenue, 112 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Sunday, February 16

FREQUENCY 2020

What: The 21st FREQUENCY Festival features live performances by Dillon Francis, Kayzo, Oliver Heldens, Barely Alive Back to Back with Virtual Riot, Keys N’ Krates and Soundrush at Edmonton Convention Centre.

When: February 16, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Edmonton Convention Centre — 9797 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

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

International Festival of Winter Cinema

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

Edmonton Travel Show

What: Edmonton Travel Show features a variety of suppliers, hotels, airlines, and travel brands from all over the world. Meet travel representatives and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes.

When: February 16, 2020
Time: 11 amt to 6 pm
Where: Edmonton Airport Renaissance Conference Centre — 1000 Airport Road, Leduc County
Tickets: Online

The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius by Colleen Murphy

What: Theatre Network presents The Society For The Destitute and their show Titus Bouffonius by Colleen Murphy. The award-winning troupe will perform a comedic and unique adaptation of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.

When: February 16, 2020
Time: 2 pm
Where: The Roxy on Gateway — 8529 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Wildfire at Rapid Fire Theatre

What: Rapid Fire Theatre’s annual teen improv festival. Wildfire consists of three different events: The Nosebowl High School Theatresports Tournament, The Alberta Regionals of the Canadian Improv Games, and The Wildfire Junior. Participant teams represent schools all across Alberta.

When: Now until February 23, 2020 (no shows Mondays)
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays), 2 to 3:30 pm (Sundays)
Where: Rapid Fire Theatre — 9828 101A Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Family Day Pancake Breakfast

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What: Jasper Park Community League hosts a Family Day celebration with live music, pancakes, and more. The skating rink will be open after breakfast, so bring your skates.

When: February 16, 2020
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Jasper Park Community League — 8751 153 Street NW, Edmonton
Price: Breakfast $2

GoldenEye Tournament at The Canadian Brewhouse

What: The Canadian Brewhouse hosts a Goldeneye video game tournament on February 16. Play the Nintendo 64 classic for a chance to win some prizes. Registration includes access to a taco bar.

When: February 16, 2020
Time: 1 pm
Where: The Canadian Brewhouse (Downtown Edmonton) — 10338 109 Street Northwest #A3, Edmonton
Tickets: 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

Drag Brunch: Mean Girls

What: Yellowhead Brewery hosts Drag Brunch, a combination of Drag and Burlesque hosted by Gogo Fetch and featuring performances by Honey Dijon, Kat Astrophic, and Gemma Nye. An all-you-can-eat Buffet-style brunch will be served and local beer will be available on tap.

When: February 16, 2020
Time: 10 am and 1 pm
Where: Yellowhead Brewery – 10229 105 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Monday, February 17

Family Day at Alberta Legislature

Edmonton Skyline (Jeff Whyte / Shutterstock)

What: Alberta Legislature hosts a Family Day celebration with an open house full of performances and activities. Enjoy a show by CBC Kids’ Will’s Jams, then make some crafts and play some games. There will also be special screenings of Edmonton International Film Festival Family Shorts and storytime with Rocky the Ram. A number of food vendors will also be on-site.

When: February 17, 2020
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Alberta Legislature Building — 107 Street and 97 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Edmonton Oil Kings vs Lethbridge Hurricanes

What: Edmonton Oil Kings hit the ice versus the Lethbridge Hurricanes in WHL action at Rogers Place.

When: February 17, 2020
Time: 2 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

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

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

Fire and Ice Festival

What: St. Albert Firefighters Local 2130 present the Fire and Ice Festival at Lacombe Lake Park. The Family Day event includes hockey, fire dancers, campfires, and firefighter obstacle course. There will also be hotdogs donated by Save On foods, and coffee and hot chocolate donated by Tim Hortons. Park and ride from St. Albert Centre is provided free by St. Albert Transit.

When: February 17, 2020
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Lacombe Lake Park — 151 McKenney Avenue, St. Albert
Admission: Free. Donations will be collected to support the fight against muscular dystrophy.