25 things to do in Edmonton this weekend: February 21 to 23

Feb 20 2020, 3:30 pm

February is just speeding by! Slow down and have some fun with these 25 Edmonton events happening on February 21, February 22, and February 23. Edmonton Oilers, The Price Is Right Live, and more.

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

Friday, February 21

Edmonton Oilers vs Minnesota Wild

What: The Edmonton Oilers take on the Minnesota Wild in NHL action at Rogers Place.

When: February 21, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

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 a 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 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

The Price is Right Live

The Price is Right Live

What: The live edition of one of North America’s longest-running game shows is coming to Edmonton, and you could be their next contestant. This February, The Price is Right Live will be coming to River Cree Casino for several live shows. Contestants will get the chance to play games like Plinko, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel, and the fabulous Showcase. Contestants can win cash, appliances, vacations, and possibly even a new car.

When: February 21 until February 23, 2020
Times: 9 pm (Friday and Saturday), 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: River Cree Resort & Casino — 300 E Lapotac Boulevard, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Sweet Sounds: Hail Taxi

What: Acoustic folk artist Hail Taxi performs a free show at The Art of Cake. Food donations are being accepted for the Edmonton Food Bank.

When: February 21, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: The Art of Cake — 11811 105 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online, free

Alberta Ballet Unleashed

What: Alberta Ballet Unleashed showcases three different artistic perspectives of ballet. Enjoy a triple bill of classical and contemporary blended ballet at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

When: February 21 and 22, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 11455 87 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Saturday, February 22

Tanya Tagaq


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What: Inuit composer and throat singer Tanya Tagaq performs Qiksaaktuq, an orchestral piece conducted by Christine Duncan and dedicated to the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women. The evening also includes Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor Alexander Prior conducting Prokofiev’s Third Symphony and Webern’s Passacaglia.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Winspear Centre — 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

The Witchery Market

What: The Witchery Market features vendors, tarot readers, crafts, presentations, and more. Plus the first five people in the door each day will receive The Witchery Swag bag filled with items from vendors.

When: February 22 and 23, 2020
Time: 10 am to 8 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: Acacia Hall — 10433 83 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Admission: Free


What: Grammy nominee Afroman performs at The Starlite Room on February 22 with special guests.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Starlite Room — 10030 102 Street Northwest, 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

E-Ville Roller Derby Presents: Double Header

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What: E-Ville Roller Derby opens their home team season with a double header. First is a match between E-Ville’s Living Dead and Calgary’s Jane Deeres. Then E-Ville’s Slice girls take on Oil City’s G.I. Janes.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: Doors 5 pm, first match 6 pm
Where: Edmonton Sportsdome — 10104 32 Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

The Wise Fool

What: Director, educator, and clown performer Jan Henderson shares her artistic journey and explains why she believes clowns emerge when the world needs them most. The afternoon also includes a screening of the short film Aurora and a Q&A.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 4 pm
Where: Metro Cinema — 8712 109 Street, Edmonton
Admission: By Donation

Bingo Players

What: Dutch dance and electro house DJ Bingo Players bring the Chop Tour to Union Hall on February 22.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: Doors 9 pm
Where: Union Hall — 6240 99 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Blackout Sketch Comedy

What: Enjoy a night of sketch comedy created and performed by local writers and actors at Grindstone Theatre.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 9 pm
Where: Grindstone Theatre — 10019 81 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Real Canadian Wrestling – High Times 2020

What: Real Canadian Wrestling brings professional wrestling action to Norwood Legion on February 22. Featuring WWE Hall of Famer Godfather Papa Shango.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 6 to 9:30 pm
Where: Norwood Legion #178 — 11150 82 Street Northwest Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Beverly Heights Variety Show

What: Beverley Heights Community League presents the longest-running community-based variety show in Edmonton. Enjoy an adult comedy variety show each Friday and Saturday until March 28 and help raise funds for community initiatives.

When: Every Friday and Saturday from February 21 and 22 until March 27 and 28, 2020
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Beverly Heights Community Hall — 4209-111 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Sunday, February 23

The Edmonton Winds, At the Movies

What: Edmonton Winds presents a concert of music of the silver screen, including live accompaniment to a silent movie. Selections include “The Immigrant” starring Charlie Chaplin and At The Movies by John Phillip Sousa.

When: February 23, 2020
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Where: Allard Hall Theater — 11110 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

City Hall Swing ‘n’ Skate

What: Edmonton Arts Council hosts swingin’ Sundays inside of city hall. Enjoy free live music from local bands and dance lessons led by Sugar Swing Ballroom. All ages are welcome and no experience is required. Attendees are also welcome to skate on the new fountain ice in front of City Hall. Free skate rentals are available on a first come, first served basis.

When: February 23, 2020
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Edmonton City Hall — 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton,
Admission: Free

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

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: February 23, 2020
Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
Where: Rapid Fire Theatre — 9828 101A 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

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: February 23, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm (Tuesdays to Saturday), 2 pm (Sundays)
Where: Maclab Theatre — 9828 – 101 A Avenue, 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: February 23, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Citadel Theatre — 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Family Films at the Library – The Lion King

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What: Bring the family to enjoy a film at Edmonton Public Library’s Woodcroft (Westmount) Branch. On February 23, enjoy the Disney box office hit, The Lion King.

When: February 23, 2020
Time: 2:30 to 4 pm
Where: Edmonton Public Library Woodcroft (Westmount) Branch — 13420 114 Avenue Edmonton
Admission: Free

Big Lake Community League Winter Festival

What: Big Lake Community League hosts a winter festival with snowman and snow castle building, skating, tobogganing, story-time, and fire pits to make s’mores and hotdogs. Tim Hortons is providing coffee, hot chocolate, and timbits. Attendees should bring their own toboggan and skates.

When: February 23, 2020
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Trumpeter, Edmonton right next to the ice rink
Admission: Free

BMO All Day Sunday: Winter Landscapes

What: Art Gallery of Alberta hosts Winter Landscapes as part of BMO All Day Sunday. Attendees are invited to build their own ice sculpture on the City of Edmonton Terrace. Then guests can create a wintery panoramic with watercolours and snow.

When: February 23, 2020
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta — 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Price: Free with admission

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