20 things to do in Edmonton this week: February 24 to 27

Feb 24 2020, 5:00 am

The last week of February is upon us! Make the most of it with our picks of 20 Edmonton events from February 24 to February 27, including Celtic Illusion, Reuben and the Dark, and more.

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

Monday, February 24

Cannas, Bananas, and Birds of Paradise

What: Edmonton Horticultural Society presents Cannas, Bananas, and Birds of Paradise, a talk given by Lyndon Penner. Learn about the tropical plants at the presentation happening at the Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre, preceded by the EHS AGM.

When: February 24, 2020
Time: 6:45 to 9 pm
Where: Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre — 11113 113 Street, Edmonton
Admission: Free to EHS members, non-members $10

Single Onion OPEN MIC

What: The Single Onion is Calgary’s longest-running poetry series. They host a monthly open-mic series at Good Earth Coffeehouse the fourth Monday of every month..

When: The fourth Monday of every month: February 24 and March 30, 2020
Time: Sign-up at 6:30 pm
Where: Good Earth Coffeehouse — 1502 11 Street SW, Calgary
Admission: By donation

Artist Talk: Serena Lee

Serena Lee

What: John & Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery host an artist talk by Serena Lee, one of the featured artists in the current exhibition, Grasping at the Roots. Lee will also share details about her ongoing project, Doing the dishes.

When: February 24, 2020
Time: 12 to 1 pm
Where: MacEwan University – Allard Hall — 11110 104 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Square Dance at the Hall

What: Square dancers of all skill levels are invited to do-si-do every Monday at the Hall. Solo and couple dancers are welcome, with new dancers and mainstream dancers from 7 to 8:30 pm, and mainstream dancers from 8:30 to 10 pm.

When: Every Monday until May 4, 2020
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Queen Mary Park Community League – 10844 – 117 Street NW, Edmonton
Admission: $7

Music at Noon Presents: The Horn Studio

What: University of Alberta’s horn studio perform solo works by female composers as well as classic and fun quartets during this free lunchtime concert.

When: February 24, 2020
Time: 12 to 12:50 pm
Where: University of Alberta Convocation Hall — Old Arts Building, University of Alberta Campus
Admission: Free

Tuesday, February 25

Edmonton Oil Kings vs Winnipeg ICE

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What: Edmonton Oil Kings face off with Winnipeg ICE in WHL action at Rogers Place.

When: February 25, 2020
Time: 11 am
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

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: 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 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta
Admission: Free

Celtic Illusion

What: Celtic Illusion is a combination of modern Irish dance and spellbinding magic. Led by Anthony Street, director, producer, choreographer, and lead dancer. Celtic Illusion has performed to sold out audiences since its debut in 2011.

When: February 25, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 11455 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Remembering the First World War

What: Remembering the First World War spotlights items that evoke memories from Royal Alberta Museum’s Military and Political History collection.

When: Now until October 17, 2020 (closed Mondays)
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Royal Alberta Museum — 9810 103a Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

For the Love of Art

What: The West End Gallery presents For the Love of Art, a group exhibition showcasing a variety of colours, techniques, and inspiration. Artists have created landscapes, still lifes, abstracts and more art styles, and you can enjoy them until February 27.

When: Now until February 27 (closed on Monday)
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: West End Gallery — 10337 124 Street, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Wednesday, February 26

Edmonton Permaculture Guild: Permie “Pecha Kucha” Night

What: Edmonton Permaculture Guild hosts their first Permie “Pecha Kucha” Night. Community members will give mini presentations on topics ranging from soil building to vermicomposting and more. There will be Q&A and mingling afterwards.

When: February 26, 2020
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Roots On Whyte (Community Building) — 8135 102 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online, free

Kingsway Kidspace 2020

What: Kingsway Mall hosts free kids activities every Wednesday in COMMUNITY, located on the main level by Starbucks. On February 26, learn about home Safety with Alberta Health Services.

When: Every Wednesday until March 25, 2020
Time: 9 to 11 am
Where: Kingsway Mall — 1 Kingsway Garden Mall Northwest, Edmonton,
Admission: Free

Reuben and the Dark

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What: Calgary indie folk band Reuben and the Dark are on tour in support of their latest album, un | love. Featuring special guest FAUX PRIX.

When: February 26, 2020
Time: Doors 8 pm
Where: The Starlite Room — 10030 102 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

A Bunch of Queers

What: A Bunch of Queers features a rotating lineup of queer stand-up comedians monthly at The Grindstone. Come be a part of the show. Hosted by Brittany Campbell, a comedian and speaker originally from the East Coast. Ages 18+.

When: The fourth Wednesday of every month: February 26, 2020
Time: 9 to 10 pm
Where: The Grindstone — 10019 81st Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Opera 101: Candide

What: Edmonton Opera shares details about its upcoming production of Bernstein’s Candide. There will also be a wine and cheese reception beforehand.

When: February 26, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: CKUA Radio Network — 9804 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online, free

Thursday, February 27

SkirtsAfire Festival

What: Founded in 2012, SkirtsAfire is a multidisciplinary arts festival that showcases, empowers, supports and develops female artists of diverse backgrounds. Performers include trans women, self-identifying women, 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and all ethnicities and abilities. Enjoy theatre, music, and more throughout the festival.

When: February 27 until March 8, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
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 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

Because We Are Girls

Because We Are Girls

What: Because We Are Girls tells the story of a conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town British Columbia who must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning when they were children. After remaining silent for nearly 25 years, the sisters decide to come forward, not only to protect other young relatives but to also set an example for their daughters.

Filmmakers in attendance include director Baljit Sangra, Jeeti Pooni, Kira Pooni and Salakshana Pooni. Presented by Metro Cinema with the National Film Board, Edmonton Movie Club, and the Sexual Violence Advocacy + Accountability Network.

When: February 27, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Metro Cinema — 8712 109 Street, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Meet the Artist: Giuseppe Albi

What: Art Gallery of Alberta hosts a Meet the Artist session with Edmonton-based abstract artist Giuseppe Albi. Albi studied at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary and L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Montréal, beginning as a sculptor before becoming an abstract painter.

When: February 27, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta — 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Price: Free with regular Art Gallery of Alberta admission

Off-the-Cuff 2020: A Space Odyssey

What: Off-the-Cuff presents their fifth show titled A Space Odyssey. There will be live performances, visual art, snacks and more to enjoy at Timms Centre for the Arts.

When: February 27 and 28, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Timms Centre for the Arts — 87 Avenue 112 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Admission: $10

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