20 things to do in Edmonton this week: January 13 to 16

Jan 13 2020, 5:00 am

January is already half over! Slow down and enjoy these 20 events happening in Edmonton from January 13 until January 16, including Edmonton Whisky Festival, Ryan Belleville, and more!

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

Monday, January 13

Queen Lear Is Dead

Queen Lear Is Dead / The Fox Den Collective

What: The Fox Den Collective presents Queen Lear Is Dead, an interactive, pick-your-own-pathway live theatre show that “examines the things we love, the people we lose, and the cupcakes we eat along the way.”

When: Now until January 13, 2020
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Strathcona Baptist Church — 8318 104 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Chinatown Dining Week

What: Chinatown Dining Week showcases 16 restaurants and diverse cuisines, including regional Chinese specialties, Filipino, Indian, and Thai. Participating restaurants have created special $18 fixed-price multi-course dinners, and some will also be offering $10 takeaway dinners.

When: Now until January 19, 2020
Time: After 5 pm
Where: Various locations
Price: $18 fixed-price dinner menus or $10 takeaway

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

Edmonton Vocal Minority – Meet the Choir Night

What: Edmonton Vocal Minority welcomes new singers to their January rehearsals. Attendees wanting to join EVM can begin the process by attending a Meet the Choir Night. Meet new people, sing some songs, and see if the choir is a good fit. All skill levels and backgrounds are welcome.

When: January 13 and 20, 2020
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Unitarian Church of Edmonton — 10804 119 Street NW, Edmonton
More Info: Online

Metro Cinema Customer Appreciation Day – Booksmart

What: Metro Cinema thanks its customers with a free screening of Booksmart, the coming-of-age comedy directed by Olivia Wilde and starring Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever.

When: January 13, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Metro Cinema — 8712 109 Street, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Tuesday, January 14

Edmonton Oilers vs Nashville Predators

What: The Edmonton Oilers take on Nashville Predators at Rogers Place on January 14.

When: January 14, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Victoria Caledonian Distillery – A tasting with Graeme Macaloney

What: Victoria Caledonian distillery’s founder, president, and whisky maker Graeme Macaloney hosts a tasting at Keg n Cork. Sample five unique drams while Graeme shares whisky-making insights.

When: January 14, 2020
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Keg n Cork Liquor Company — 3845 99 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Yvonne Mullock: Gift-Love

What: Explore ideas of intimacy, care, touch, and connection through textiles at Yvonne Mullock’s new work, Gift-Love. The glove is a representation of Mullock’s endearment for both loved ones and strangers. Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta, curated by Lindsey Sharman, and presented by Capital Powered Art.

When: Now until March 20, 2020
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta — 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Admission: Online

Everybody Loves Robbie

Everybody Loves Robbie – Northern Lights Theatre / Facebook

What: The world premiere of Everybody Loves Robbie by Edmonton playwright Ellen Chorley. Robbie and Chloe are the star triple-threat couple of their high school drama club and have dreams of their future success together in theatre. But when Robbie questions his sexuality, and Chloe begins to wonder too, what does that mean for their future together?

When: Tuesday to Sunday from now until January 25, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm (plus 2 pm on Sundays)
Where: ATB Financial Arts Barn – Studio Theatre — 10330 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Edmonton

What: Track N Trail has presented the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour for over 20 years. Screenings are happening until January 16, with two programs to choose from: Track and Trail.

When: Now until January 16, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Metro Cinema — 8712 109 Street, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Wednesday, January 15

2020 Edmonton Whisky Festival

Whisky ( Igor Normann / Shutterstock)

What: The 11th Annual Edmonton Whisky Festival is a fundraiser for MS Society of Canada – AB & NWT Division – and showcases over 175 varieties of whisky from around the world. Meet distillers, master blenders, and whisky experts, enjoy appetizers, bid on silent auction items, and more. Unlimited samples are included with ticket.

When: January 15, 2020
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre – 4404 Gateway Boulevard Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Opera 101: The Marriage of Figaro

What: Edmonton Opera shares details about their upcoming production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. There will also be a wine and cheese reception beforehand.

When: January 15, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: CKUA Radio Network — 9804 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online, Free

Edmonton Story Slam

What: Edmonton Story Slam is an uncensored, competitive storytelling event. Up to 10 storytellers will take the stage to tell fiction or non-fiction tales, with five random audience members acting as judges. The winner will receive money from a hat passed around after the show.

When: January 15, 2020; February 19, 2020; March 18, 2020 (Slam Off) ​April 15, 2020
Time: Sign-up 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: 9910-109 Street, Edmonton
Admission: Free, donations collected for the winner after the show.

Winter Shakespeare Festival – Julius Caesar

What: The Malachites’ Winter Shakespeare Festival takes attendees back to ancient Rome for the timeless tragedy Julius Caesar at Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

When: January 15, 17, 19, 25, 31, and February 2, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm (plus 1:30 pm on January 31)
Where: Holy Trinity Anglican Church — 10037 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Stephanie Hayden, Mya Hill, West to Alaska and Lorin Lynne

What: Yep Music presents an all ages concert at BLAKBAR on January 15 with Stephanie Hayden, Mya Hill, West To Alaska, and Lorin Lynne.

When: January 15, 2020
Time: Doors 6 pm, show 7 pm
Where: BLAKBAR Tavern — 10762 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Thursday, January 16

Ryan Belleville

Ryan Belleville / Facebook

What: Calgary comedian and actor Ryan Belleville (Working Moms, Just for Laughs) performs live at Grindstone Theatre.

When: January 16 to 18, 2020
Time: 9 pm
Where: Grindstone Theatre — 10019 81 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Crave by Sarah Kane

What: StoneMarrow Theatre presents Crave by UK playwright Sarah Kane. Crave is a one-act story of love, loss, and desire, and it is part of the Fringe Spotlight Program.

When: Tuesday to Saturday from January 14 until January 25, 2020
Time: 8 pm (plus 2 pm on Saturdays)
Where: Backstage Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns — 10330 84 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Winter Shakespeare Festival – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

What: The Malachites’ Winter Shakespeare Festival is a new site-specific festival in Edmonton. Enjoy a new production of the Bard’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

When: January 16, 18, 24, 26, and February 1, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm (plus 1:30 pm on January 24)
Where: Holy Trinity Anglican Church – 10037 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

New Music, New Voices #4

What: New Music Edmonton and The Aviary presents volume four of New Music, New Voices. Featuring performances by Nadir Bellahmer, Evelyn Delgado and Jeff Read, and Ben Whittier.

When: January 16, 2020
Time: Doors 7:30, show 8 pm
Where: The Aviary — 9314 111 Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

John & Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery Opening: Grasping at the Roots

What: Join John & Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery to celebrate the opening of Grasping at the Roots showcasing work by Debbie Ebanks Schlums, Serena Lee, Eugenio Salas, Shawn Tse along with recent video by Scott Portingale. Curated by Christine Battle.

When: January 16, 2020. Exhibition runs January 17 until March 28, 2020
Time: Opening Reception from 7 to 9 pm. Exhibition is open 12 to 5 pm, Tuesday to Saturday
Where: John & Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery – Room 11-121 Allard Hall — 11104 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free