15 things to do in Edmonton this week: February 18 to 20

Feb 18 2020, 5:00 am

Make the most of your shortened work week with our list of 15 things to do in Edmonton from February 18 to 20. Check out As You Like It, Flavours of Iberia, and more.

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

Tuesday, February 18

Villages

Villages / Station On Jasper

What: Cape Breton folk artists Villages perform at Station on Jasper on February 18 with special guests.

When: February 18, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Station On Jasper — 10524 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

The Invisible – Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare

What: Catalyst Theatre’s production of The Invisible tells the story of seven female operatives risking their lives in World War II in a dangerous battle of sabotage, propaganda, and espionage. Inspired by real stories.

When: Tuesdays to Sunday until February 23
Time: 7:30 pm (Tuesdays to Saturday), 2 pm (Sundays)
Where: Maclab Theatre — 9828 – 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Traditional Arts & Crafts with the Canadian Native Friendship Centre

What: Learn a variety of traditional crafts from Tanya Rushton from Driftpile First Nations. Attendees can try leatherwork, make dream catchers, and bead leather lanyards. Suitable for ages 7 and up.

When: Every Tuesday until April 28, 2020
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Edmonton Public Library – Strathcona Branch — 8331 104 Street, Edmonton
Admission: Free

No Place by Emmanuel Osahor

What: An exhibition by Emmanuel Osahor at McMullen Gallery made up of recent paintings of real and imagined landscapes in Edmonton, a living wall of tropical plants, as well as a soundscape of the Edmonton River Valley.

When: Now until February 25, 2020
Time: 11 am to 7 pm (Monday to Friday), 11 am to 5 pm (Saturday and Sunday). Evening and weekend hours are subject to volunteer availability.
Where: McMullen Gallery — 8440 112 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta
Admission: Free

5 Artists 1 Love 2020 Exhibition

What: Art Gallery of Alberta hosts a celebration of Black History Month with the free exhibition launch of 5 Artists 1 Love. The event features local fare, spoken word, and a live music “Tiny Desk Series” performance. The Five Featured Artists for 2020 are Braxton Santiago-Garneau, Carla Mooking, Jay Dontae, Raneece Buddan and Samual J. Mensah, and they will be in attendance at the opening reception.

When: Now until March 8, 2020. Closed Mondays
Time: Various times
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta — 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton
Admission Info: Online

Wednesday, February 19

As You Like It

As You Like It – Citadel Theatre / Facebook

What: Citadel Theatre in association with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre presents an adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It set in 1960s Vancouver. The show features 25 songs by The Beatles as well as professional wrestling.

When: Now until March 15, 2020 (no shows on Mondays)
Time: Various times
Where: Citadel Theatre — 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Oilers vs Boston Bruins

What: The Edmonton Oilers face off with Boston Bruins in NHL action at Rogers Place.

When: February 19, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Story Slam

What: Edmonton Story Slam is an uncensored, competitive storytelling event. Up to 10 storytellers will take the stage to tell fiction or non-fiction tales, with five random audience members acting as judges. The winner will receive money from a hat passed around after the show.

When: February 19, 2020; March 18, 2020 (Slam Off) ​April 15, 2020
Time: Sign-up 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: 9910-109 Street, Edmonton
Admission: Free, donations collected for the winner after the show.

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

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

Thursday, February 20

Cannes Lions Edmonton Screening 2020

What: The National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS) presents Cannes Lions Edmonton Screening 2020, an annual networking event for Edmonton’s marketing community. The fundraising gala includes fine food and drinks, a silent auction, and a late evening screening of the Cannes Lions 2019 reel.

When: February 20, 2020
Time: 5:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: MacEwan University Allard Hall — 11110 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Yvonne Mullock: Gift-Love

What: Explore ideas of intimacy, care, touch, and connection through textiles at Yvonne Mullock’s new work, Gift-Love. The glove is a representation of Mullock’s endearment for both loved ones and strangers. Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta, curated by Lindsey Sharman, and presented by Capital Powered Art.

When: Now until March 20, 2020
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta — 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Admission: Online

Flavours of Iberia

Wine tasting/Shutterstock

What: Aligra Wine & Spirits hosts a tasting of Spanish & Potuguese wines, sherries, and Port and Iberian-inspired tapas to raise funds for Winnifred Stewart Association.

When: February 20, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Aligra Wine & Spirits — 1423 W Edmonton Mall, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

CakeNight – Sloth Cake

What: CakeNight Canada invites attendees to decorate a sloth cake at Canadian Brewhouse. No experience is needed in the interactive evening, and everything is provided.

When: February 20, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Canadian Brewhouse — 9538 Ellerslie Road, 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
Time: 8 pm
Where: Citadel Theatre — 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

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