20 things to do in Edmonton this week: January 27 to 30

Jan 27 2020, 1:00 pm

The last week of January has arrived! Enjoy the new week with these 20 events happening in Edmonton from January 27 to January 30, including Flying Canoe Volant, National Geographic Live!, and more.

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

Monday, January 27

Edmonton Oilers Open Practice and Autograph Session

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What: West Edmonton Mall hosts the Edmonton Oilers for a public open practice at Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace in the afternoon, followed by autograph sessions in the evening. Meet players like Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and more.

When: January 27, 2020
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm (open practice), 6 to 8 pm (autographs)
Where: Open practice held at Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace. Autograph sessions will be held in various locations throughout West Edmonton Mall
Admission: Free

Barrie Risman – Author of Evolving your Yoga – Yoga Class and Book Signing

What: Yoga instructor and bestselling author Barrie Risman leads a yoga class and signs copies of her latest book, Evolving Your Yoga, at IM Lab on January 27.

When: January 27, 2020
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: IM Lab – Use South Entrance – 2nd Floor — #208 2920 Calgary Trail Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Goat’s Head Comedy Night

What: Goat’s Head Comedy Night hosts Monday Night stand-up at O’Byrne’s Irish Pub. Each week features a new lineup of comedians and a different headliner.

When: Every Monday
Time: 9 pm
Where: O’Byrne’s Irish Pub — 10616 82 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Admission: Free

National Geographic Live! — Adventures Among Orangutans

What: Biological anthropologist Cheryl Knott and wildlife photojournalist Tim Laman presents the latest edition of National Geographic Live! – Adventures Among Orangutans. They share their techniques and the new technologies used to get a closer look at orangutans.

When: January 27, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Winspear Centre — 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq,
Tickets: Online

Single Onion OPEN MIC

What: The Single Onion is Calgary’s longest-running poetry series. They host a monthly open-mic series at Good Earth Coffeehouse the fourth Monday of every month.

When: The fourth Monday of every month – January 27, February 24 and March 30, 2020
Time: Sign-up at 6:30 pm
Where: Good Earth Coffeehouse — 1502 11 Street SW, Calgary
Admission: By donation

Tuesday, January 28

Edmonton Oil Kings vs Brandon Wheat Kings

What: Edmonton Oil Kings face off with Brandon Wheat Kings on January 28 at Rogers Place.

When: January 28, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Boardwalk Ice On Whyte

What: The Boardwalk Ice On Whyte and the International Ice Carving Exhibit takes place in Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park until 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: Now until February 2, 2020 (closed January 27)
Time: Various times
Where: Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park – 8331 104 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Cost Of Living

What: A 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about relationships and living with physical disabilities. The play tells the story of a wealthy student being cared for by a young down-on-her-luck woman, and a man who rebuilds an old connection by providing assistance to his ex-wife.

When: Tuesdays to Sundays until February 2, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Shoctor Theatre – 9828 — 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Best Edmonton Mall

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What: Edmonton and District Historical Society’s speaker series presents Matthew Dutczak, Mall Historian, talking about the history of West Edmonton Mall.

When: January 28, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Old Timers Cabin – 9430 – 99 Street (Scona Road) NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free, donations accepted

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: January 28 to 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

Wednesday, January 29

Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames

What: The Edmonton Oilers hit the ice against Calgary Flames at Rogers Place on January 29.

When: January 29, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Cloud Nine: University Of Alberta Improv Group’ 9th Annual Improv Festival

What: University Of Alberta Improv Group presents The Notorious UIG’s 9th annual international improv festival, Cloud Nine. The festival showcases groups from all over Canada and the United States.

When: January 29 to February 1, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) — 11405 87 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Admission: By donation

River City Revival House Open Mic Night


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What: River City Revival House hosts an Open Stage Night every Wednesday evening, with a different feature artist each week.

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 9 pm
Where: River City Revival House — 10030 102 Street NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

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

Edmonton Twitch Mini Meetup

What: Edmonton Twich Mini Meetup is a monthly meetup and networking event for gaming content creators and live streamers to connect and collaborate.

When: January 29, 2020
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: GRETA Bar YEG — 10141 109 Street Northwest Edmonton
Admission: Free

Thursday, January 30

Sake 101 with Sake Educator Mariko Tajiri

What: City Cellars hosts Sake Educator Mariko Tajiri in an evening of Sake tasting and learning. Six Japanese sakes from a variety of regions and producers will be tasted.

When: January 30, 2020
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: City Cellars — 10505 123 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Flying Canoe Volant

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What: The Flying Canoë Volant is inspired by the legend of Honoré Beaugrand’s La Chasse-galerie, and highlights culture and traditions of the First Nations, French-Canadian and Métis peoples. Explore the Mill Creek ravine and new Francophone Quarter in Edmonton with a variety of activities and events, including live entertainment, bannock making, light installations, and the Flying Canoe public races on February 1.

When: January 30 to February 1, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Mill Creek Ravine and La Cité francophone – 8627 Rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91 Street), 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

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

Edmonton Public Library’s Forward Thinking Speaking Series: Mayor Don Iveson

What: EPL’s Forward Thinking Speaking Series hosts Mayor Don Iveson in a discussion on Edmonton’s future. Other special guests and panelists will also be featured.

When: January 30, 2020
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Triffo Theatre – MacEwan University Allard Hall — 11110 104 Avenue NW Edmonton
Tickets: Online

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