20 things to do in Edmonton this week: March 2 to 5

Mar 2 2020, 1:00 pm

Start the first week of March the fun way! Here are 20 events in Edmonton happening from March 2 to March 5, including Girl In The Machine, A Night Of Motown, and more.

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

Monday, March 2

Become A Knot Nerd: Learn To Tie 6 Advanced Knots

What: MEC Edmonton Downtown hosts a more advanced knot tying clinic, teaching a variety of outdoor knots choosing from different types of ropes, and more. For intermediate to advanced skill levels.

When: March 2, 2020
Time: 6 to 7 pm
Where: MEC Edmonton South — 1624 99 Street NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free, register online

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

MEAN Thirst Mondays

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What: Chris Wynters , James Murdoch and Benjamin N S Williams rotate as hosts of MEAN Thirst Mondays, an Open Stage night at the Cask. Musicians of all skill levels are invited to perform new material or showcase classic songs.

When: Every Monday
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Cask and Barrel – 10041 104 St NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

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

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

Tuesday, March 3

Girl in the Machine

What: Bustle & Beast presents Girl In The Machine by Olivier award-winning playwright Stef Smith. Girl In The Machine is a dystopian drama that takes a look at technology addiction, how people connect to each other, and what happens when the world is overwhelming. Featuring 360 degrees of digital projection in the Zeidler Dome.

When: March 3 until March 8, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm (Tuesday to Saturday), 2:30 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: TELUS World of Science Edmonton – 11211 142 Street, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Traditional Arts & Crafts with the Canadian Native Friendship Centre

What: Learn a 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

[email protected]: A National Film Board Screening and Discussion


What: [email protected] is a National Film Board screening and discussios that showcases LGBTQ2+ lives, 50 years later. The film features five personal stories of victories, losses and empowerment, and is open to everyone.

When: March 3, 2020
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Where: Betty Andrews Recital Hall Room 11-150 Allard Hall 11110 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton
Admission: Free

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 St 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

Wednesday, March 4

Brewchella Beer & Beverage Festival

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What: CRAFT Beer Market hosts Brewchella Beer & Beverage Festival, a sampling event of sips and bites. Attendees can sample from local breweries, enjoy live entertainment, favourites from the menu, and try over 20 new beers to CRAFT’s line-up of over 100 beers on tap.

When: March 4, 2020
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Where: CRAFT Beer Market — 10013 101A Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Oil Kings vs Spokane Chiefs

What: Edmonton Oil Kings take on the Spokane Chiefs on March 4 at Rogers Place.

When: March 4, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

River City Revival House Open Mic Night

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 St NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

5 Artists 1 Love 2020 Exhibition

What: Art Gallery of Alberta hosts a celebration of Black History Month with the exhibition of 5 Artists 1 Love. The five featured artists for 2020 are Braxton Santiago-Garneau, Carla Mooking, Jay Dontae, Raneece Buddan, and Samual J. Mensah.

When: Now until March 8, 2020 (closed Mondays)
Time: Various times
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta — 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton
Admission Info: 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, March 5

A Night of Motown with Terrell Edwards

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What: Terrell Edwards and friends present A Night of Motown, a trip back to one of the most memorable times in music history.

When: March 5, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 11455 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

SkirtsAfire Festival

What: Founded in 2012, SkirtsAfire is a multidisciplinary arts festival that showcases, empowers, supports, and develops female artists. Enjoy performances by women artists of diverse backgrounds, including trans women, self-identifying women, 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and all ethnicities and abilities.

When: Now until March 8, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Science on Tap: The Science of Depression

What: A panel of researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and individuals with lived experience will answer your questions about the Science of Depression. Attendees will learn the risk factors for depression and some of the treatment options, including cognitive behavioral therapy and novel drug treatments.

When: March 5, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Purple Pear Restaurant – TELUS World of Science – 11211 142 Street, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

RAW Edmonton presents Premiere

What: Raw Edmonton is a showcase and celebration of local artists, including music, photography, fashion, film and more.

When: March 5, 2020
Time: 7 pm to midnight
Where: Union Hall – 6240-99 St, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Festival Players for Kids Presents: Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

What: Festival Players for Kids presents Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, starring a talented cast of local children and led by skilled industry professionals. Follow along as Snow White meets the Seven Dwarfs and finds her everlasting true love.

When: March 5 until March 8, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm (plus 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Festival Place — 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park
Tickets: Online

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