25 things to do in Edmonton this weekend: February 7 to 9

Feb 7 2020, 5:00 am

Fill your calendar with these 25 great weekend events happening from February 7 to 9 in Edmonton. Check out Theory of a Deadman, Winterfest, and more.

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

Friday, February 7

Theory of a Deadman

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What: Theory of a Deadman brings their Say Nothing world tour to Edmonton with a performance at Winspear Centre on February 7.

When: February 7, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Winspear Centre — 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

La Poutine Week Edmonton 2020

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

The Marriage of Figaro

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

Edmonton Oil Kings vs Red Deer Rebels

What: Edmonton Oil Kings take on the Red Deer Rebels in WHL action at Rogers Place.

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

Silver Skate Festival

What: The 30th annual Silver Skate Festival features a variety of winter activities for the whole family. Enjoy winter sports, snow sculptures, horse-drawn sleighs, live performances, competitions, and more.

When: Now until February 17, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Hawrelak Park, Edmonton
Price: Various, including free

Saturday, February 8

Women of Folkways Concert

What: Winter Roots Roundup and the Northern Lights Folk Club present the Women of Folkways. Featuring performances by Christina Smith & Jean Hewson, Maria Dunn, and Dana Wylie. Enjoy new interpretations of traditional folk songs as well as original songs.

When: February 8, 2020
Time: Doors 7:30 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Parkview Community Hall – 9135 146th Street, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Oilers vs Nashville Predators

What: The Edmonton Oilers take on the Nashville Predators in NHL action at Rogers Place.

When: February 8, 2020
Time: 5 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Valentine Market

Valentine's Day

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What: Shop over 35 vendors with a variety of handmade crafts, fashion, Valentine gift ideas, and more at the Valentine Market. There is also door prizes and food trucks during the event.

WhenFebruary 8 and 9, 2020
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Our Lady of Fatima Portuguese Parish Edmonton — 12311-55 Street, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Snowshoe and Stargaze

What: This experience starts with a short guided snowshoe hike around Astotin Lake. Then guests can gather around the fire and gaze up at the sky of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve with the help of a park interpreter. A great way to connect with nature and the cosmos.

When: February 8 and February 15, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Elk Island National Park
Register Info: Online

5 Artists 1 Love 2020 Exhibition Launch

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: February 8, 2020. Exhibition on now until March 8, 2020
Time: 6 to 9:30 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta — 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Admission: Free

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

Window Wanderland

What: Residents of Westmount turn their neighbourhood windows into an outdoor gallery. Stroll around and see the artistic displays in windows of homes, shops, offices, schools, and more.

When: February 7 and 8, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Westmount Neighbourhood, Edmonton
Admission: Free


What: JUNO Award-winning reggae artist and Edmonton resident Humble perform at The Starlite Room on February 8.

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

Art Battle Edmonton

What: Artists create brand new pieces in three fast-paced rounds at Art Battle Edmonton. Attendees will vote to help decide the winner, and all artwork will be available for purchase via silent auction.

When: February 8, 2020
Times: 7:30 to 11:30 pm
Where: Pure Casino Yellowhead — 12464 153 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Black History Month Gospel Concert 2020

What: National Black Coalition of Canada Society presents a Black History Month Gospel Concert featuring a variety of local choirs, groups, and performers.

When: February 8, 2020
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 11455 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Sunday, February 9

Edmonton International Film Festival presents: The Oscars Live – A Pyjama Party

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What: EIFF presents a pyjama Oscars party at 99ten on February 9. The event features the Oscars screening, raffles, live entertainment, and more. The event will help raise funds for this year’s film festival.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: Doors 5 pm, Live Broadcast 6 pm
Where: 99ten — 9910 109 Street 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 Sweatlife Series – Recover

What: lululemon Southgate hosts The Sweatlife Series, a different workshop, discussion, or class each Sunday. On February 9, learn about self-massage with Dustin Ring of The Wellness Lab YEG.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: 9:30 to 11 am
Where: lululemon Southgate — 5015 111 Street NW Unit 412, Edmonton
Register: Online, Free

SCCL Winterfest

What: Strathcona Centre Community League hosts a free Winterfest on February 9. There will be a variety of activities, including free BBQ and warm drinks (bring your own reusable dishes and beverage containers), ice skating, sleigh rides and kids carnival, chili cookoff, and more.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Where: Strathcona Centre Community League — 10139 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

What: TELUS World of Science Edmonton is featuring an epic Marvel exhibition that runs until February 17. 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

The New Works Festival 2020

What: The New Works Festival 2020 features new theatrical plays until February 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 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

40th Annual Edmonton RV Expo & Sale

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What: The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Alberta present 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 9, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre — 7515 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online


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: Now 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

Chamber Orchestra of Edmonton – “The American Dream”

What: Chamber Orchestra of Edmonton present “The American Dream” as part of their 2020 season. Featuring clarinet soloist Julianne Scott and works by Barber and Copland.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Where: Holy Trinity Anglican Church — 10037 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Canadian Birkie Ski Festival

What: Canadian Birkie Ski Festival is an annual classic-style cross country ski festival. There is a variety of events to check out, including a Nordic Fair, ski events for all ages and abilities, and more.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
More Info: Online