20 things to do in Edmonton this week: February 3 to 6

Feb 3 2020, 5:00 am

The first week of February is here! Start the new month with these 20 events in Edmonton from February 3 to February 6, including The Marriage of Figaro, Edmonton RV Expo, and more.

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

Monday, February 3

4th Annual Black History Month Celebration at the Legislature

What: MLA David Shepherd hosts the 4th annual celebration of Black History Month in Alberta at the Alberta Legislature. The event features music, speeches, spoken word, and a special guest who will speak on behalf of the Black community at large.

When: February 3, 2020
Time: 5:30 to 7 pm
Where: Alberta Legislature Building — 10800 97 Avenue Northwest Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Lion Dance Open House Intro Class

Edmonton Hung Mon Lion Dance‎ / Facebook

What: Edmonton Hung Mon Athletic Club hosts a free Open House Intro Class on February 3. Meet the team, see how they train, and learn more about the art and sport. Bring workout clothes and indoor runners to participate.

When: February 3, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: Edmonton Hung Mon Lion Dance — 9622 102 Avenue, Edmonton
Admission: Free

EIFF Presents: Oscar Nominated Shorts (Animation)

What: Check out the Oscar nominated shorts and help raise funds for Edmonton International Film Festival. All films in non-English language are presented with English subtitles.

When: February 3 and 5, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm (Monday), 8:30 pm (Wednesday)
Where: Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre Edmonton — 10200 102 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: Now until February 17, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: TELUS World of Science — 11211 142 Street 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: 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

Tuesday, February 4

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 4 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

The Marriage of Figaro

Edmonton Opera – The Marraige of Figaro / Facebook

What: Edmonton Opera production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Follow the adventures of servants Figaro and Susanna as they foil the efforts of their philandering employer Count Almaviva and teach him a lesson in fidelity.

When: February 4 and February 7, 2020
Time: 7:30 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

The New Works Festival 2020

What: The New Works Festival 2020 features new theatrical plays February 4 to 9. Night A showcases happy now by Claudia Kulay, directed by Cassie James; and People in Cages by Matthew Hackett, directed by Ben Osgood. Night B features The Mirror of Venus by Julian Stamer, directed by Vina Nguyen; and Paris, Without Return by Sydni Zastre, directed by Piper Rempel.

When: February 4 until February 9, 2020
Time: 8 pm (plus 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Timms Centre for the Arts — 87 Avenue 112 Street Northwest, 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 from February 4 until February 23
Time: 7:30 pm (Tuesdays to Saturday), 2 pm (Sundays)
Where: Maclab Theatre – 9828 — 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Wednesday, February 5

La Poutine Week Edmonton 2020

poutinefest

Poutine/Shutterstock

What: The fest takes place during the first week of February. The dining public can eat and vote on their favourites before a winner is announced at the end of the week. As always, February 1 will mark the kick-off of the self-proclaimed “biggest poutine festival in the world,” and it will run until February 7.

When: Now until February 7, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Participating restaurants in Edmonton
More Info: Online

Cricut 101: Valentine’s Day Cards

What: Edmonton Public Library hosts a Valentine’s craft evening for adults. Design and create a valentine’s card using cardstock, paper, and the Cricut cutting machine.

When: February 5, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Edmonton Public Library – Whitemud Crossing – 145 Whitemud Crossing Shopping Centre, 4211 — 106 Street, Edmonton
Register: Online, Free

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: Now until February 16, 2020 (no shows Monday)
Time: 8 pm (Tuesdays to Saturday), 2 pm (Sundays)
Where: The Roxy on Gateway — 8529 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Fever Dream Revue presents: Sweet Dreams

What: Fever Dream Revue and friends presents a Valentine’s variety show with burlesque, drag, and emotionally driven acoustics.

When: February 5, 2020
Time: Doors 7:30 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Aviary — 9314 111 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

TEDxUAlberta Salon Event

What: TEDxUAlberta presents TEDxSalon: 2020 Vision, a discussion about Artificial Intelligence and the opportunities and challenges of AI. Featuring a talk by Dr. Jonathan Schaffer and a Q&A with the audience.

When: February 5, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Cascade Room Students Union Building (SUB) — 8900 114 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online, Free

Thursday, February 6

Chinook Series

What: Chinook Series is a showcase of contemporary performances, workshops, and salons at ATB Financial Arts Barns from February 6 to 16. Shows include The Two NatashasPawâkan Macbeth, and Deaf Cabaret.

When: February 6 until February 16, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: ATB Financial Arts Barns — 10330 84 Avenue, 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

40th Annual Edmonton RV Expo & Sale

Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Alberta – Edmonton RV Expo / Facebook

What: The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Alberta presents the 40th annual Edmonton RV Expo & Sale. Check out over 500 of the newest travel trailers, motorhomes, and more on the market. There are seminars, contests, and experts to learn from during the RV Expo & Sale.

When: February 6 until February 9, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre — 7515 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Salisbury Farmers’ Market

What: Shop for local fresh foods and arts and crafts every Thursday at Salisbury Farmers’ Market. Every week there is a new Feature Vendor. The first 20 customers to make a minimum $5 purchase at the Feature Vendor of the week will each receive $5 in Salisbury Market Bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market that Thursday.

When: Every Thursday year-round
Time: 4 to 7:30 pm
Where: Salisbury Greenhouse — 52337 Range Rd 232, one mile South of Wye Road, Sherwood Park
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: February 5 until February 15, 2020 (no show on Monday, February 10)
Time: 8 pm (2 pm on Sunday, February 9)
Where: Walterdale Theatre — 10322 83 Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online