20 things to do in Edmonton this week: January 20 to 23

Jan 20 2020, 1:00 pm

January is quickly passing us by! Make the most of the new week with our picks of 20 things to do in Edmonton from January 20 to January 24, including Lunar New Year, Alexisonfire, and more!

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

Monday, January 20

Westview Village Night Market

What: An evening market with over 20 vendors showcasing a variety of goods and items.

When: January 20, 2020
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Westview Village Community Hall — 10770 Winterburn Road NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Ice Castles Alberta

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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 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

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 music, and see if the choir is a good fit. All skill levels and backgrounds are welcome.

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

Lunar New Year Lion Dance Performance

What: Grand Villa Casino and Starlight Casino present traditional Lion Dance performances on January 20 to celebrate the Year of the Rat.

When: January 20, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm (Grand Villa Casino), 7:30 pm (Starlight Casino)
Where: Grand Villa Casino — 10204 104 Ave NW, Edmonton; Starlight Casino — 2710-8882 170 St NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Tuesday, January 21

Alberta Ballet Welcomes Diavolo

What: Diavolo is a Los Angeles-based dance company that was a top 10 finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Under Artistic Director Jacques Heim’s the show is a fusion of dance and architecture, and will include Diavolo’s signature pieces Trajectoire and Voyage.

When: January 21 and 22, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 11455 87 Avenue, 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 is part of the Fringe Spotlight Program.

When: Tuesday to Saturday 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

Nerd Nite 54: Nature and the Internet

What: Nerd Nite 54 features presentations by Marcel Chichak on The River Valley, David Woods on how the internet works, and Linden Couteret on thinking about thinking. The evening will also feature a science demo and trivia.

When: January 21, 2020
Time: Science demo 7:30 pm, trivia 7:45 pm, main show 8 pm
Where: Backstage Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns — 10330 84 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Zero Waste Cooking

What: Professional Chef Teresa Bradley will show attendees how to cook simple recipes using imperfect ingredients. Edmonton Food Bank and The Mustard Seed will be in attendance to share their challenges plus lessons from their decades of preparing and distributing donated foods. Attendees will also learn how to reduce food waste. Presented by Blush Lane Organic Market and Edmonton Permaculture Guild.

When: January 21, 2020
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Roots On Whyte (Community Building) — 8135 102 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Admission: By donation

Lunar New Year Extravaganza at West Edmonton Mall

What: West Edmonton Mall celebrates Lunar New Year with a variety of daily events until January 25. Events include a rice writing workshop, ice carving demo, indoor sparkler show and entertainment, and more.

When: Now until January 25, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: West Edmonton Mall — 8882 170 Street NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Wednesday, January 22

Alexisonfire with The Distillers

What: Southern Ontario–born indie band Alexisonfire is coming to Edmonton in January. Opening the shows for Alexisonfire on all dates are reunited modern-day punk icons The Distillers. Meanwhile, Montreal garage punk rockers Nobro will be opening all Canadian show dates.

When: January 22, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Sherwood Park Farmer’s Market – Fall/Winter Season

What: Sherwood Park Farmer’s Market fall/winter season is held inside of Strathcona County Community Centre. Shop for fresh local produce, baking, meats, crafts from local artisans, and more while enjoying live music from buskers.

When: Every Wednesday until May 2020
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Where: Strathcona County Community Centre — 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
Admission: Free

Everybody Loves Robbie

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

Jon Bryant

What: Halifax singer-songwriter Jon Bryant brings his Cult Classic Tour to Station on Jasper with special guest Joshua Hyslop.

When: January 22, 2020
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Station on Jasper — 10524 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

From Page to Stage: The Witch of Edmonton

What: Winter Shakespeare Festival presents rehearsed readings of two forgotten plays. Adapted by local playwright John Richardson.

When: January 22, 2020
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: Holy Trinity Anglican Church — 10037 84 Avenue Northwest Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Thursday, January 23

Boardwalk Ice On Whyte

What: The Boardwalk Ice On Whyte and the International Ice Carving Exhibit takes place in Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park from January 23 to February 2. Up to 10 professional ice carving teams will compete, and after viewing the sculptures, attendees can try making their own small ice carving in a heated tent.

When: January 23 until February 2, 2020 (closed January 27)
Time: Various times
Where: Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park – 8331 104 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Dark Matters at TELUS World Of Science

What: TELUS World of Science hosts Dark Matters, a monthly 18+ event where attendees can enjoy drinks from the bar, food from Purple Pear Restaurant, and music by DJ Thomas Culture. Attendees will also get access to permanent galleries, check out science experiments for grown-ups, and more. There is a new theme each month.

When: January 23, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 10 pm
Where: TELUS World of Science – 11211 142 Street, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Winterruption YEG

What: The first-ever Winterruption YEG features a variety of live music and comedy events, outdoor events, craft beer, and community happenings in venues around downtown Edmonton.

When: January 23 until January 26, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online


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What: Vancouver country and roots rocker Petunia brings his solo prairie tour to The Empress Ale House with guests Jody Shenkarek and the Strings of Destiny.

When: January 23, 2020
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Empress Ale House — 9912 82 Avenue, Edmonton
Admission: $10

Autism Goes to College

What: Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton presents a free screening of Autism Goes to College at the River Cree Casino, followed by a Q&A session presented by executive producer Dr. Jan Blacher. Supported byThe Sinneave Family Foundation.

When: January 23, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: River Cree Resort & Casino — 300 E Lapotac Boulevard, Edmonton
Tickets: Online, Free

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