25 things to do in Edmonton this weekend: February 28 to March 1

Feb 28 2020, 5:00 am

So long February and hello March! Head into the weekend with these 25 Edmonton events on Friday, February 28, Saturday, February 29, and Sunday March 1. The Simon & Garfunkel, Happy Leap Beer, and more.

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

Friday, February 28

Eric Schwartz

What: Eric Schwartz combines stand-up, music, and visual elements for his live shows. He has performed on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Hulu, and BET and recently opened for Jo Koy.

When: February 28, 2020
Time: Doors 6 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Pure Casino Yellowhead — 12464 153 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Tubing at Sunridge

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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

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

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

What: Quatro Entertainment bring The Simon & Garfunkel Story to Edmonton on February 28. The tribute concert features a full live band performing all the duos hits along with giant projection photos and original film footage. Simon & Garfunkel won 10 Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

When: February 28, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 11455 87 Avenue 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

Saturday, February 29

The 80s Club

A Flock Of Seagulls / Facebook

What: Take a trip back to the 80s with performances by A Flock of Seagulls, Men Without Hats, and Spoons at the Hard Rock Casino Show Theatre.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: River Cree Resort & Casino — 300 E Lapotac Boulevard, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets

What: The Edmonton Oilers face off with Winnipeg Jets in NHL action at Rogers Place.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 8 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, and 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

Alan Doyle

What: Alan Doyle is a songwriter, actor, and 12-time JUNO Award nominee for his solo material and work with Great Big Sea. He brings his Rough Side Out tour to Edmonton with his six-piece band and special guest Kelly Prescott.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 11455 87 Avenue NW, 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

Beer School: Happy Leap Beer!

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What: 7degrees host Beer School, a tasting of rare and vintage beers. They will be accompanied by special appetizers created by chef Georgio.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Favoloso Italian Cafe — 13240 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Great Lake Swimmers

What: JUNO-nominated indie folk rockers Great Lake Swimmers from Toronto play Station On Jasper on February 29.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Station On Jasper — 10524 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

A Night at the Opera – Comedy Tour 2020

What: The Edmonton Metropolitan Orchestra present their fourth annual Night at the Opera. Soloists Cristina Wieheimer, soprano; Krista Mulberry, mezzo-soprano; Andrea Pinna, tenor; and Bertrand Malo, bass-baritone, perform a selection of comedic scenes, arias, and overtures.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: McDougall United Church — 10086 Macdonald Drive Northwest Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Parkinson Association of Alberta – The Main Event

What: Parkinson Association of Alberta has teamed up with Boxing Alberta and Avenue Boxing for fundraising gala boxing showcase, The Main Event. The evening includes five fights, world-class cuisine, live entertainment, and special guest Jelena Mrdjenovich, the current WBC Featherweight Champion of the World and WBA World Champion.

When: February 29, 2020
Times: 6 to 11 pm
Where: JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District — 10344 102 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online


What: Multi-platinum award-winning producer and international artist Ville Virtanen aka Darude plays Union Hall on February 29. Although best known for Sandstorm, which became the world’s best selling 12″ vinyl of 2000, Darude has had a long and successful career as both a live performer and a DJ.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: Doors 9 pm
Where: Union Hall — 6240 99 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Sunday, March 1

SkirtsAfire Festival

What: Founded in 2012, SkirtsAfire is a multidisciplinary arts festival that showcases, empowers, supports, and develops female artists. Enjoy performances by women artists of diverse backgrounds, including trans women, self-identifying women, 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and all ethnicities and abilities.

When: Now until March 8, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Bountiful Farmers’ Market

Farmers Market (Brent Hofacker / Shutterstock)

What: Bountiful Farmers’ Market offers a wide variety of fresh goods, including local vegetables and meat, coffee roasters, and beer and wine. There is also an ethnic food hall, a children’s play area, live entertainment, and more!

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday year-round
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 3696 97 St, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Ice Castles Alberta

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.

The Boldness of Britten

What: Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus presents the choral music of Benjamin Britten, one of England’s most acclaimed 20th century composers. With RJ Chambers as conductor and Marnie Giesbrecht as organist.

When: March 1, 2020
Time: 3 pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church — 10025 105 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

As You Like It

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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

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

Family Films at the Library – Because of Winn-Dixie

What: Bring the family to enjoy a film at Edmonton Public Library’s Whitemud Crossing. On March 1, enjoy the 2005 girl-and-her-dog classic Because of Winn-Dixie.

When: March 1, 2020
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Edmonton Public Library – Whitemud Crossing – 145 Whitemud Crossing Shopping Centre, 4211 — 106 Street, Edmonton
Admission: Free

the tiny comedy show

What: Don Filipchuk and the tiny comedy show presents headliner Mark McCue on March 1 at The Glass Monkey. Also featuring emcee Sterling Scott, feature performer Linnea Ward, and performances by Ben Bauce, Don Filipchuk, and Steve McGovern.

When: March 1, 2020
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: The Glass Monkey — 5842 111 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Fat Bike Tour in YEG River Valley

What: Ultra runner and fat bike expert, Mia leads a guided fat bike ride around Edmonton’s River Valley. All skill levels are welcome. Attendees can bring their own fat bike or rent one. Make sure to bring a helmet, insulated bottle and snacks, and winter bike-friendly clothing.

When: March 1, 2020
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Meet in parking lot of United Sport & Cycle Strathcona — 7620 Gateway Boulevard Northwest, Edmonton
Registration: Online, free

Afro Dance Workshop

What: Afrobeats and Afro-Fusion dance teacher and performer Ivan Touko presents a special Black History Month edition of his Afro Dance Workshop. Everyone is welcome.

When: March 1, 2020
Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
Where: Mile Zero Dance — 10816 95 Street NW, Edmonton
Registration: Online

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