25 things to do in Edmonton this weekend: March 6 to 8

Mar 6 2020, 5:00 am

Fill the first weekend of March with our rundown of 25 things to do in Edmonton from March 6 to 8. Check out Shen Yun, International Women’s Day Celebration, and more.

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

Friday, March 6

Tracy Morgan

What: Tracy Morgan is well-known for his roles in 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, and The Last O.G. He brings his No Disrespect Tour to River Cree on March 6.

When: March 6, 2020
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: River Cree Resort & Casino — 300 E Lapotac Boulevard, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Shen Yun Performing Arts

Shen Yun Performing Arts

What: Shen Yun Performing Arts has become one of the biggest productions on earth, taking attendees back to the magical world of Ancient China. The production features dance as the centrepiece, with classical and folk styles from China’s many ethnicities set to a live orchestra that combines Chinese and Western instruments. The performance is guided by hosts who narrate everything in both English and Chinese.

When: March 6 and 7, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm (Friday), 12 pm (Saturday)
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 11455 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Open Mic at Anvil

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

Edmonton Oil Kings vs Swift Current Broncos

What: Edmonton Oil Kings take on the Swift Current Broncos at Rogers Place on March 6.

When: March 6, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Place — 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online


What: Concordia University of Edmonton’s THEATRE AT CUE presents Shakespeares’ compelling and timely tragedy, Macbeth. Directed by Michael Peng.

When: March 6 to 8, March 13 to 15, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm (Friday and Saturday), 2 pm (Sunday)
Where: Al and Trish Huehn Theatre — 7128 Ada Boulavard, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Saturday, March 7

Rabbit Hill Family Winter Festival

Family Day

Kids skiing ( gorillaimages / Shutterstock)

What: Rabbit Hill’s ninth annual Family Winter Festival features a variety of family activities, including BBQ and bake sale, snow slide, games, and more. $1 from every lift ticket sold on the day, plus all proceeds from silent auction, BBQ and bake sale will go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

When: March 7, 2020
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Rabbit Hill Snow Resort — 25512 Township Road 510A D, Leduc County
More Info: Online

Blue Halloo

What: A comedy cabaret at The Grindstone hosted by Nathalie Frances Feehan. Featuring a variety of performers each month.

When: The first Saturday of every month
Times: 9 to 10 pm
Where: The Grindstone — 10019 – 81 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

HSBC Canada Sevens – Edmonton Watch Party

What: Rugby Canada and Tackle Talks host an HSBC Canada Sevens watch party on the big screens at The Rec Room in West Edmonton Mall. There will be prizes to win.

When: March 7, 2020
Time: 12 to 6 pm
Where: The Rec Room — 8882 170 Street Northwest #Unit 2065, Edmonton
RSVP: Online, Free

We Lit Afro-Indie Book Fair

What: Melanistic Magazine host We Lit Afro-Indie Book Fair, a showcase of local black authors. There will also be live readings and a children’s area.

When: March 7, 2020
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: 10420 103 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Outdoor Skating and Ice Rinks

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

Beverly Heights Variety Show

What: Beverley Heights Community League presents the longest-running community-based variety show in Edmonton. Enjoy an adult comedy variety show each Friday and Saturday until March 28 and help raise funds for community initiatives.

When: Every Friday and Saturday until March 27 and 28, 2020
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Beverly Heights Community Hall — 4209-111 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

As You Like It

As You Like It – Citadel Theatre / Facebook

What: Citadel Theatre in association with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre presents an adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It set in 1960s Vancouver. The show features 25 songs by The Beatles as well as professional wrestling.

When: Now until March 15, 2020 (no shows on Mondays)
Time: Various times
Where: Citadel Theatre — 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Oilers vs Columbus Blue Jackets

What: Edmonton Oilers face off with the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 7 at Rogers Place.

When: March 7, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Rogers Place — 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Barbie You Can Be Anything Festival

What: Microsoft Store and Barbie are teaming up to host a series of all-day workshops and STEM activities. Workshops include coding, video creation, and more.

When: March 7, 2020
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Microsoft Store — 1723-8882 170 St NW Edmonton
Register: In store or online

Women of Aviation Celebration

What: The Alberta Aviation Museum present the 7th Annual Celebration of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week. Elevate Aviation will be hosting an all-day career fair with real-life pilots, air traffic controllers, and aircraft maintenance engineers. There will also be an interactive social media scavenger hunt, activities, displays and more.

When: March 7, 2020
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Alberta Aviation Museum’s historic WWII Hangar at Blatchford Field — 11410 Kingsway, Edmonton
Price: Free with regular museum admission

Sunday, March 8

2020 Mom, Pop & Tots Fair

What: The Mom, Pop & Tots Fair is a family-oriented tradeshow with a variety of activities for adults and children. There will be interactive areas for children, petting zoo, stage performances, and more to check out throughout the weekend.

When: March 7 and 8, 2020
Time: 9 am to 5 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre, Hall A
Tickets: Online

Black Label Society

What: Los Angeles heavy metal band Black Label Society brings the North American Crusade tour to Edmonton on March 8.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: Doors 6:30 pm
Where: Midway — 6107 104 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

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: Now until March 8, 2020
Time: Tuesday to Saturday, 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 2:30 pm
Where: TELUS World of Science Edmonton — 11211 142 Street, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

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: 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

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

5 Artists 1 Love 2020 Exhibition

5 Artists 1 Love / Art Gallery of Alberta

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

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: Now 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

Candide Opera Brunch

What: Opera Brunch features brunch along with an intimate recital by artists starring in Edmonton Opera’s upcoming production.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Chateau Lacombe – 10111 Bellamy Hill Road Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

West Edmonton Mall’s International Women’s Day Celebration

What: West Edmonton Mall presents an International Women’s Day Celebration hosted by Kari Skelton. Events include Female Founders – Power Hour Panel, and a book signing and conversation with Cynthia Loyst, cohost of The Social and author of “Find Your Pleasure: The Art of Living a More Joyful Life“.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Phase IV Stage, West Edmonton Mall
Tickets: Online

WinterFest 2020


Holiday ice skating/Shutterstock

What: Knottwood Community League hosts WinterFest 2020, with a variety of free family activities including games, firepits, skating and sledding, and more. Attendees are asked to bring their own skates, sleds and helmets.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Ekota Park — 1415 Knottwood Road North NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free