60 things to do in Edmonton in January

Dec 30 2019, 9:45 am

Welcome to the new decade, everyone! Start off your 2020 with our rundown of 60 fun things to do in Edmonton in January, including Lunar New Year, Kevin Smith, and more.

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

Enjoy the great outdoors

Edmonton Outdoor Skating and Ice Rinks

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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

Tubing at Sunridge

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: January 1 to January 5, then 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

Snowshoe and Stargaze

What: This experience starts with a short guided snowshoe hike around Astotin Lake. Then 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: January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, and 15, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Elk Island National Park
Register Info: Online

How To Go Winter Camping: BRRRRing It On

What: MEC Edmonton Downtown hosts a winter camping clinic. Get prepped for an outdoor adventure with tips on how to cook when it’s below zero, advice on what to wear, and more.

When: January 6, 2020
Time: 6 to 7 pm
Where: MEC Edmonton South — 1624 99 Street NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free, register online

Birkie Hot Chocolate Sundays

What: Head out on a cross-country ski adventure on the track-set trails in Birkieland and enjoy a warm fire and complimentary hot chocolate. Provided by the Friends of the Blackfoot and the Canadian Birkebeiner Society in advance of the Canadian Birkie Ski Festival.

When: January 19, January 26 and February 2, 2020
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Cooking Lake — Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, Waskahegan Staging Area, Edmonton
Price: Free

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

2020 Polar Plunge

What: Take the Polar Plunge on January 26 at Lake Summerside in support of Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Alberta.

When: January 26, 2020
Time: Registration 11 am, opening ceremonies 12 pm
Where: Lake Summerside — 1720 88 Street NW, Edmonton
More Info: Online

Fun around the city

Free Holiday Skate at West Edmonton Mall

What: Enjoy a free holiday skate at Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace on January 3. There will also be surprise guests and entertainment throughout the day.

When: January 3, 2020
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace – West Edmonton Mall — 8882 170 Street NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

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: January 12 until February 17, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Price: Free

The Wedding Fair

What: Edmonton’s The Wedding Fair features wedding vendors, advice from the city’s top wedding experts, a New York-style fashion show, and Edmonton’s largest gown sale with dresses from 40% to 70% off.

When: January 12, 2020
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Edmonton Convention Centre — 9797 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Motorcycle Show

What: Edmonton Motorcycle Show is a showcase of new motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, and side-by-sides at the Edmonton EXPO Centre. There will also be experts to meet, latest gear and apparel to try on, and more to check out.

When: January 17 until January 19, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre — 7515 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Old Strathcona Artisan Market

What: The Old Strathcona Artisan Market showcases over 20 local designers, vendors, and artists along with their handcrafted wares.

When: January 18, 2020
Time: 11 to 3 pm
Where: Varscona Theatre — 10329- 83 Avenue, Edmonton
Admission: Free

2020 Lunar New Year Extravaganza Year of the Rat

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What: Edmonton Chinatown Multicultural Centre hosts a Lunar New Year Extravaganza at West Edmonton Mall to celebrate the Year of the Rat. Enjoy live performances, Dragon and Lion Dances, vendor booths, and more.

When: January 18 and January 19, 2020
Time: 10 am to 10 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 6 pm (Sunday)
Where: Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace – West Edmonton Mall — 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton
Admission: $2, seniors over 65 and children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult

Tet Lunar New Year Festival and Concert

What: Edmonton Viets Association hosts Tet Lunar New Year Festival and Concert at Edmonton Convention Centre on January 18. The Tet Festival during the day includes cultural performances and activities, lion dance, and more. The Tet Concert in the evening includes headliner Nguyên Khang, the Sunflower Band, a night market, and more.

When: January 18, 2020
Time: 11 am to 4 pm (Tet Festival), 7 pm to 1 am (Tet Concert)
Where: Edmonton Convention Centre — 9797 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Bridal Fantasy: The Show Everyone is Talking About

What: Bridal Fantasy: The Show Everyone is Talking About showcases over 200 Western Canadian wedding professionals with a variety of services and products.

When: January 19, 2020
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre — 7515 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

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

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

Edmonton Renovation Show

What: Get inspired for your home renos at the 2020 Edmonton Renovation Show. Discover the years hot new trends, find products and services, and learn how to do your renos the proper way.

When: January 24 to 26, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre – 7515 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Harlem Globetrotters

What: Harlem Globetrotters bring their all-new show, “Pushing the Limits,” to Edmonton on January 25, with top-notch ballers showcasing ball handling, soaring dunks, a new record-breaking attempt, and more for the whole family.

When: January 25, 2020
Time: Doors 6 pm, show at 7 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Lunar New Year of the Rat Celebration at Kingsway Mall

What: Chinese Benevolent Association of Edmonton hosts a Lunar New Year of the Rat Celebration at Kingsway Mall on January 26. The event features interactive activities, exhibitions, live performances, lion dances, new year’s cake, and more.

When: January 26, 2020
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: Kingsway Mall — 109 Street & Kingsway, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Edmonton Chamber of Commerce Winter Showcase and Social

What: Edmonton Chamber of Commerce invites the business community to network and connect at their Showcase and Social. Plus check out the exhibitor showcase with a variety of Edmonton businesses. 

When: January 30, 2020
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Where: The Westin Edmonton — 10135 100 Street NW, Edmonton
Register: Online

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

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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

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

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

Remembering the First World War

What: Remembering the First World War spotlights items that evoke memories from Royal Alberta Museum’s Military and Political History collection.

When: Now until October 17, 2020 (closed Mondays)
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Royal Alberta Museum — 9810 103a Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Holiday and Christmas Events

YEG Candy Cane Lane

What: YEG Candy Cane Lane is a holiday tradition where the neighbourhood from 148 Street between 100 Avenue to 92 Avenue decorates exteriors of homes for everyone to enjoy. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to Edmonton Food Bank, with green bins for donations placed all along the lane. There will also be sleigh rides on select dates in the park on 148 Street and 100 Avenue.

When: Now until January 1, 2020
Time: Sunset to midnight
Where: 148 Street between 100 Avenue to 92 Avenue
Admission: Free

Glow Christmas Festival

What: Glow Christmas Festival is back this year at Edmonton Expo Centre with stunning light displays, delicious seasonal food and drink, and an opportunity to take pictures with Santa. The festival — which is entirely indoors — will have LED Swings and Hanging Picture Frames to light up your Instagram feed, as well as a Christmas market to find unique gifts for the special people in your life.

This year, you can stroll through festive light displays and illuminated historical landmarks from China, India, Holland, Mexico, France, and England. The festival has a playground and a train for little kids, and adult beverages for the big kids, as well as live entertainment.

When: Now until January 4, 2020 (closed on Sundays)
Time: Various times
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre — 7515 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

The Canadian Tire Magic of Lights

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Castrol Raceway/Magic of Lights

What: The Canadian Tire Magic of Lights is two kilometres of festive and vibrant LED-light displays that you can enjoy as a drive-through experience. At every turn, and in every direction, the magical route is overflowing with spectacular displays and animations, with multiple holiday themes coming to life through hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights.

A portion of proceeds from every vehicle goes to support 630 CHED Santas Anonymous and Canadian Tire Jump Start charities. You can also tune your radio to 88.7 FM to enjoy merry melodies and get in the holiday spirit with Christmas music provided by 96.3 The Breeze.

When: Daily until January 4, 2020
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Castrol Raceway — 50342 Range Road 253 Edmonton International Airport, Leduc County
Tickets: Online

Enjoy Light Festival

What: Enjoy Light Festival sees The Enjoy Centre turn into a winter wonderland with interactive lights garden, photos with Santa, live performers, festive market, light tunnel, and local food vendors.

When: Now until January 5, 2020
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: The Enjoy Centre — 101 Riel Drive, St. Albert
Tickets: Online

Eat fresh at farmers’ markets

Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market

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What: The longest-running farmers market in Edmonton. Shop over 60 vendors at Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market indoor location, including fruit and vegetables, crafts, and more. There will also be entertainment and live music for the whole family to enjoy.

When: Every Saturday
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market — 10305 97 Street NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market

What: Edmonton’s first indoor farmer’s market. The Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market showcases over 130 vendors every Saturday, including vendors with locally grown produce, arts and crafts, specialty foods, clothing, and more.

When: Every Saturday
Time: 8 am to 3 pm
Where: 83rd Avenue and 103 Street NW (just off Whyte Ave), Edmonton
Admission: Free

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

Salisbury Farmers’ Market

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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 Road 232, one mile South of Wye Road, Sherwood Park
Admission: Free

Bountiful Farmers’ Market

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 Street, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Miller Crossing Farmer’s Market

What: Miller Crossing Farmers’ Market happens every Sunday at Royal Canadian Kingsway Legion #175. Shop for local fresh produce and goods, enjoy live music from buskers, grab a bite to eat, and more.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Royal Canadian Kingsway Legion #175 – 14339 50 St. NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Cheer on the home teams

Edmonton Oilers

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What: The Edmonton Oilers continue their NHL season in January at Rogers Place. Visiting teams include Nashville Predators on January 14, Arizona Coyotes on January 18, Calgary Flames on January 29, and St. Louis Blues on January 31.

When: January 14, 18, 29 and 31, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Oil Kings

What: Edmonton Oil Kings bring WHL action to Rogers Place in January. Matchups include Moose Jaw Warriors on January 3, Prince Albert Raiders on January 17, and Brandon Wheat Kings on January 28.

When: January 3, 5, 17, 19, and 28, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Bon Appetit

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: January 9 until January 19, 2020
Time: After 5 pm
Where: Various locations
Price: $18 fixed-price dinner menus or $10 takeaway

2020 Edmonton Whisky Festival

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What: The 11th Annual Edmonton Whisky Festival is a fundraiser for MS Society of Canada – AB & NWT Division – and showcases over 175 varieties of whiskey 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

Concerts and Performances

The Jim Cuddy Band

What: The Jim Cuddy Band brings the Countrywide Soul Tour to Winspear Centre on January 4. Expect to hear re-imaginings of solo and Blue Rodeo hits, plus classic covers.

When: January 4, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Winspear Centre – 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton December Tellaround

What: Storytelling Alberta hosts Edmonton Tellaround at Parallen Community Hall. Storytellers share stories and pieces in progress. All skill levels are welcome, and everyone is invited to listen.

When: January 8, February 12, March 11, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Parkallen Community Hall – 11104 65 Avenue NW, Edmonton
More Info: Online

INVISIBLE

What: A group exhibition by artists of the non-profit arts organization PAINTER8, curated by Contact C.. Featuring artwork from Craig Talbot (Cardston), Tim Rechner (Edmonton), Beth Pederson (Edmonton), Tom Cummins (Vancouver), Chrissy Cheung (Vancouver), Rafael Sottolichio (Montreal), miss hatt (Montreal) and guest artist, Kai Chan (Toronto).

When: Now until January 11, 2020
Time: Doors 7:30 pm
Where: Galerie Cité, La Cité Francophone — 8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury (91 Street N), 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.

The Strumbellas

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What: Toronto six-piece rockers The Strumbellas bring their Rattlesnake Canadian Tour to Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium with special guests Neon Dreams.

When: January 15, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 11455 — 87 Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Choir! Choir! Choir!

What: Toronto-based Choir! Choir! Choir!, led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman, invites the audience to become an impromptu choir. Each event features attendees learning an original arrangement to a beloved song, and then performing it together.

When: January 17, 2020
Time: Doors 8 pm
Where: The Starlite Room — 10030 102 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Mariana Mazza

What: Quebec comedian Mariana Mazza brings her one-woman show to Edmonton. She has won the Olivier of the Yearaward at the Gala les Olivier and a Félix award for Best Comedy Show of the Year. She also appeared in Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2 and De père en flic 2. Mariana will also be holding an informal discussion with the audience after the show.

When: January 17, 2020
Time: Doors 7:30 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Triffo Theater — 11110 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Paw Patrol Live – The Great Pirate Adventure

What: Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live – The Great Pirate Adventure at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Bring the little ones to enjoy a pirate-themed live show with the heroic pups

When: January 17 to 19, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 11455 87 Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Half Moon Run

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What: Indie-rock band Half Moon Run is coming to Edmonton on the Canadian leg of their A Blemish in the Great Light world tour.

The four members, Conner Molander, Dylan Phillips, Devon Portielje, and Isaac Symonds released their first album Dark Eyes in 2012. After the record went platinum in Canada, Half Moon Run followed up their success with 2015’s Sun Leads Me On. They received a JUNO nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year in 2016.

When: January 18, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Winspear Centre – 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow with Kevin Smith

What: Kevin Smith hosts a screening of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot at Myer Horowitz Theatre. The screening will be followed by a Q&A.

When: January 18, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Myer Horowitz Theatre – University of Alberta — 8900 114 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

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

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

Brian Posehn

What: Nerd Nite Edmonton presents Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program, Nerd Poker, The Big Bang Theory) at The Starlite Room with special guest Kathleen McGee.

When: January 24, 2020
Time: Doors 6:30 pm
Where: The Starlite Room — 10030 102 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Darude

What: Multi-platinum award winning producer and international artist Ville Virtanen aka Darude plays Union Hall on January 25. 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: January 25, 2020
Time: Doors 9 pm
Where: Union Hall — 6240 99 Street NW, 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

Wide Open Mic Wednesdays

What: A weekly open mic series at Grindstone Bistro, hosted by David Dempsy and showrunners Will Hannigan and Natasha Lyn Myles.

When: Every Wednesday
Times: 10 pm to midnight
Where: The Grindstone — 10019 – 81 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Open Mic at Anvil

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What: Anvil Coffee House hosts an open mic night every Friday. Poets, musicians, comedians, and more are all welcome to perform.

When: Every Friday
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Anvil Coffee House – 6148-90 Avenue, Edmonton
Admission: Free

TheatreSports at Rapid Fire Theatre

What: Edmonton’s longest-running improv show, TheatreSports sees two teams of Rapid Fire Theatre comedians battling each other with scenes based on audience suggestions.

When: Every Friday
Time: 10 pm
Where: Rapid Fire Theatre — 9828 101A Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Schmoozy Boozy Singy Thingy Sing-Along Holiday Slay

What: The Schmoozy Boozy Singy Thingy is a weekly musical theatre open mic hosted and produced by Twin Flames Theatrical Productions at Grindstone Theatre. Attendees are welcome to bring sheet music, and accompanist Simon will sight read and accompany on piano.

When: Every Sunday
Time: Doors 8:30 pm, signup 9 pm, show 9:30 pm
Where: Grindstone Theatre — 10019 81 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free