25 things to do in Edmonton this weekend: November 15 to 17

Nov 15 2019, 5:00 am

We’re already halfway through November! Keep the good times going with these 25 Edmonton events on Friday, November 15, Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17. Bill Nye, Edmonton Oil Kings, and more.

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

Friday, November 15

Edmonton Taboo Show

What: The Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show is a weekend full of steamy shows, provocative performances, and a variety of vendors. Enjoy live entertainment, catch an educational seminar, and shop for a variety of items to help spice things up in the bedroom.

When: November 15 to 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre — 7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Tree Lighting Ceremony

tree lighting


What: Fairmont Hotel Macdonald hosts its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to bring awareness to Christmas Bureau of Edmonton, and also in dedication to Second Chance Animal Rescue Society. The ceremony will reveal Fairmont Hotel Macdonald largest gingerbread house to date, plus features live musical performances by Hilwie Hamdon School. Cookies and hot chocolate will also be served.

When: November 15, 2019
Time: 12 to 1 pm
Where: Fairmont Hotel Macdonald – 10065 – 100 Street, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Three Ladies

What: Remix the Ritual presents Three Ladies, starring Edmonton/Treaty 6-based dramatist and poet Lady Vanessa Cardona. Using monologue, poetry, ceremony, hip-hop and traditional Colombian dance, Cardona shares how her life’s most traumatic events shaped her sense of identity.

When: Now to November 17, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (Friday and Saturday), 2 pm (Sunday)
Where: Studio Theatre – 10330 84 Ave 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 Ave., Edmonton
Admission: Free

Pop Culture Garage Sale at Foam Fighters

What: Foam Fighters hosts their first annual Pop Culture Garage Sale on November 15. Shop for toys, video games, comics and more.

When: November 15, 2019
Time: 4 to 9 pm
Where: Foam Fighters – 9767 45 Ave NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Saturday, November 16

An Evening with Bill Nye

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Bill at the 2017 Emmy Awards/Shutterstock

What: Telus World of Science brings science educator, comedian, and TV presenter Bill Nye The Science Guy to Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium for an evening of science fun. All ages are welcome.

When: November 16, 2019
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW, Calgary,
Ticket: Online

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

What: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker tells the classic holiday tale with over 200 stunning costumes, dazzling sets, soaring birds and towering puppets.

When: November 16, 2019
Time: 3 pm and 7 pm
Where: Myer Horowitz Theatre – 8900 114 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Oilers vs Dallas Stars

What: Edmonton Oilers hit the ice against Dallas Stars at Rogers Place. Today’s special theme is Hockey Fights Cancer.

When: November 16, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Americas Tournament

What: The new Olympic pre-qualification tournaments qualifies teams for the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020, and then on to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Team Canada, currently ranked fifth worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking, will need to finish in the top two in the group to advance. They will take on Puerto Rico (November 16), and Dominican Republic (November 17).

When: November 16 and November 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Hall D, Edmonton EXPO Centre — 7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Curated Edmonton Winter Market

craft fair


What: Shop at 70 handmade makers at Curated. Edmonton Winter Market. Plus enjoy live entertainment, prizes, food trucks and more.

When: November 16 and 17, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre – 10440 108 Avenue, Edmonton
Admission: $4 at the door and online

All Is Bright Festival

What: The 124 Street business community hosts the All Is Bright Festival on November 16, with sleigh rides, winter activities, and light displays. There will also be live music, street performers, children’s activity area, food trucks and beverage gardens, and more to enjoy.

When: November 16, 2019
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Where: 124 Street between 107 and 109 Avenues
Admission: Free

Spirited Away: PJ Party in the IMAX Theatre

What: TELUS World of Science hosts a pajama party screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (dubbed in English) in the IMAX Theatre on November 16. A hot breakfast is also available at 8 pm for an additional cost.

When: November 16, 2019
Time: 8 am to 11 am
Where: TELUS World of Science – 11211 142 Street, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

John Walter Museum’s Homemade Holiday Market

What: John Walter Museum hosts their first Handmade Holiday Market, featuring local makers showcasing and selling a variety of goods. There is also an option for a VIP Shopping Experience from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, with exclusive shopping, hot beverage bar and an intro to John Walter’s homes and family.

When: November 16, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 4 pm (VIP Shopping experience from 9:30 am to 10:30 am)
Where: John Walter Museum – 9180 Walterdale Hill, Edmonton
Admission: Free. VIP Shopping experience for an additional ticketed cost.

Swim with Santa

What: West Edmonton Mall welomes Santa to the World Waterpark for a festive dip. Enjoy a pancake breakfast at 8 am followed by a swim with Santa. Partial proceeds go to support Santa’s Anonymous.

When: November 16, 2019
Time: 8 to 11 am. Option to swim all day also available
Where: West Edmonton Mall – 1755-8882 170 St. NW Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Barks at the Bar

What: The humane animal rescue team (HART) hosts a fundraiser at Dovercourt Community Hall on November 16, with silent auction, liquor basket raffle, light snacks, and drinks available. Guests can also meet HART adoptable dogs and purchase HART merchandise. For ages 18 years and up.

When: November 16, 2019
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: Dovercourt Community Hall – 13510 Dovercourt Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Sunday, November 17

Edmonton Oil Kings vs Brandon Wheat Kings

Edmonton Oil Kings / Facebook

What: Edmonton Oil Kings face off with Brandon Wheat Kings in WHL action at Rogers Place.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

What: Foote in the Door Productions celebrates the 25th anniversary of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with a run of shows at Westbury Theatre. Sing along to all your favourite songs in the tale as old as time.

When: Various dates until November 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Westbury Theatre – 10330 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Queer Youth Art Club

What: Professional artist and activitst Allison Tunis leads Queer Youth Art Club at Alberta Sex Positive Education Community Centre. For ages 14 to 25 years old, and snacks and art supplies will be provided.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: Alberta Sex Positive Education Community Centre – 12031 76 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Admission: Free, donations welcome but not required.

Edmonton Japanese Community Centre 25th Anniversary Concert

What: The Edmonton Japanese Community Association celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Edmonton Japanese Community Centre with a special concert. Enjoy live Japanese arts performances and music, along with EJCA displays.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Where: Metro Cinema – 8712 109 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online, Free

Ottewell Community League Annual Holiday Craft Market

What: Ottewell Community League hosts their annual holiday craft market with a variety of vendors and makers. Shop for knitting, soaps, cards and more.

When: November 16 and November 17, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Ottewell Community League – 5920 93A Avenue, Edmonton
Admission: $2

Drag Brunch: Showgirls

What: Yellowhead Brewery hosts Drag Brunch, a combination of Drag and Burlesque hosted by Gogo Fetch and featuring performances by Pheremone Kills, Vanity Fair, and Kiki Quinn. An all-you-can-eat Buffet-style brunch will be served and local beet is on tap.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Yellowhead Brewery – 10229 105 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Signatures Indie Handmade 2019



What: Shop at over 100 top Canadian artists, makers, artisans, and designers at Signatures Indie Handmade 2019. Items include fashion, home decor, children clothing and toys, and more.

When: Now to November 17, 2019
Time: 10 am to 9 pm (Thursday and Friday), 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Address: The Enjoy Centre – Moonflower Room – 101 Riel Drive – St. Albert
Tickets: Online

Craft & Draught 

What: The Alberta Yarn Project host Craft & Draught, where everyone is invited to bring current craft projects to work on while enjoying good beer and good company.

When: November 3, 2019
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: #203 10816A 82 Ave, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Crescendo’s Time Warp Concert

What: Crescendo Music Studios hosts a Time Warp Concert to raise funds for Encore Music Foundation, which provides music education and experiences to youth in need. Enjoy a variety of performances and music throughout the concert.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: Doors 4:30 pm, show 5 pm
Where: Festival Place – 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park
Tickets: Online

Alberta Craft Feature Gallery – Re:consider

What: Re:consider is a curated, group exhibition that ponders ways a sustainable future can be created. The artist’s works explore the theme of sustainability in thoughtful and holistic ways.

When: Mondays to Saturdays until December 24, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm (until 6 pm on Thursdays)
Where: Alberta Craft Gallery Edmonton – 10186 – 106 Street Edmonton
Admission: Free