20 things to do in Edmonton this week: January 6 to 9

Jan 6 2020, 1:00 pm

Game Nights, Beer and Yoga, Winter Camping tips, and more to fill your week. Here are 20 things to do in Edmonton from January 6 to 9! Invite a friend to join the fun.

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

Monday, January 6

How To Go Winter Camping: BRRRRing It On

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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

Cheshfire Freestyle Open Mic Rap Party

What: Rappers, musicians, scratch artists, beatboxers, and hip-hop enthusiasts of all skill levels are invited to bi-weekly meetups at Spotlight Cabaret. Cheshfire Flow Sessions is hosted by Thug Shells.

When: First and third Monday of every month
Time: Doors 6 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Spotlight Cabaret — 8217 104th Street, Edmonton
Admission: By donation

Monday Write Nights at Edmonton Public Library

What: Writers’ Guild of Alberta, Edmonton Public Library and Capital City Press present Monday Write Nights, free drop-in writing sessions. Attendees can network with other writers, learn about WGA and EPL programs, and work on their projects.

When: Every Monday until June 29, 2020 (closed on stat holidays)
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

No Place by Emmanuel Osahor

What: An exhibition by Emmanuel Osahor at McMullen Gallery made up of recent paintings of real and imagined landscapes in Edmonton, a living wall of tropical plants, as well as a soundscape of the Edmonton River Valley.

When: January 6 until February 25, 2020
Time: 11 am to 7 pm (Monday to Friday), 11 am to 5 pm (Saturday and Sunday). Evening and weekend hours are subject to volunteer availability.
Where: McMullen Gallery — 8440 112 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta
Admission: 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 6, 13, and 20, 2020
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Unitarian Church of Edmonton — 10804 119 Street NW, Edmonton
More Info: Online

Tuesday, January 7

A Decade of Cinema

What: Metro Cinema celebrates A Decade in Cinema with a retrospective series week. Selections include Mad Max: Fury Road: Black and Chrome Edition on January 7, and Hunt for the Wilderpeople on January 9.

When: Now until January 9, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Metro Cinema — 8712 109 Street, Edmonton
Tickets: Online


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

Hosted Game Night at GRETA Bar

What: Captain Ron hosts an interactive games night at GRETA Bar. Form a team to play for a chance at prizes.

When: Every Tuesday
Time: 8 pm
Where: GRETA Bar YEG — 10141 109 Street NW, Edmonton
Admission: $20 a team

Triple Threat Tuesday at The Comic Strip

What: The Comic Strip’s comedy amateur night features a variety of stand-up comics every Tuesday night. See the next star in the making, plus enjoy food and drink specials.

When: Every Tuesday
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Rick Bronson’s The Comic Strip — West Edmonton Mall — 8882 170 Street Northwest, Bourbon Street Unit #1646, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Traditional Arts & Crafts with the Canadian Native Friendship Centre

What: Learn a variety of traditional crafts from Tanya Rushton from Driftpile First Nations. Attendees can try leatherwork, make dream catchers, and bead leather lanyards. Suitable for ages 7 and up.

When: Every Tuesday until April 28, 2020
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Edmonton Public Library – Strathcona Branch — 8331 104 Street, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Wednesday, January 8

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 8, 12, 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

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

Women Talk Edmonton

What: Each month, Women Talk Edmonton presents three women sharing real-life empowering stories. There is also a motivational talk, networking time, and more.

When: January 8, 2020
Time: 6 to 7 pm (social), 7 to 9:30 pm (talks)
Where: Sandman Hotel Edmonton — 17635 Stony Plain Road NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Matilda the Musical

Matilda by Paul Kane High School

What: Paul Kane High School presents Matilada the Musical, the Roahld Dahl story of an extraordinary girl who takes a stand and shapes her destiny.

When: January 8 until January 10, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Arden Theatre — 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert
Tickets: 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

Thursday, January 9

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

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 9, 10, 11, 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

Holiday Planetarium Shows

What: TELUS World of Science’s Zeidler Dome is adding two new planetarium shows for the holidays. Enjoy screenings of Cosmos Odyssey: Our Quest to Discover the Universe and American West until January 10.

When: Now until January 10, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: TELUS World of Science Edmonton — 11211 142 Street, Edmonton
Price: Included with admission

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 January 10 to January 25, 2020 (preview on January 9)
Time: 7:30 pm (plus 2 pm on Sundays)
Where: ATB Financial Arts Barn — Studio Theatre – 10330 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Beer Yoga at the Rec Room

What: Enjoy a pint while you pose during Beer Yoga at the Rec Room. After the hour of yoga, attendees will enjoy 30 minutes of free play for non-redemption games in the yard.

When: January 9, 2020
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Where: The Rec Room — 1725 99 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

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