20 things to do in Edmonton this week: November 18 to 21

Nov 18 2019, 5:00 am

November is just zooming by! Slow down and have fun with these 20 things to do in Edmonton from November 18 to November 21. Shaun Majumder, Disney On Ice, and more!

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

Monday, November 18

Gravity & Other Myths: “Backbone”

What: Australia’s Gravity & Other Myths is making its Alberta debut with Backbone. The acrobatic cirque production is described as the largest show ever to be held at Shell Theatre.

When: November 18, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Shell Theatre — 8700  84 St, Fort Saskatchewan
Tickets: Online

Westview Village Night Market

What: An evening market with over 20 vendors, including knitting, soaps, jewellery, and more.

When: November 18, November 25, and December 16, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Westview Village Community Hall — 10770 Winterburn Rd NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Marty Chan – Kung Fu Master book launch

What: Edmonton award-winning author, writer, and playwright Marty Chan launches his new book, Kung Fu Master, at Edmonton Public Library. The evening will also feature a Chinese Lion Dance and Kung Fu demonstrations.

When: November 18, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: Edmonton Public Library Whitemud Crossing Branch — 4211 106 St, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Meet the Makers


What: Meet the Makers features five entrepreneurs sharing their stories about how they started their business. Attendees will also get to sample and purchase the entrepreneurs’ products.

When: November 18, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: River City Events — 1215 95 St SW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Shaun Majumder

What: Award-winning comedian and actor Shaun Majumder brings the Hate Tour to Festival Place on November 18. His credits include JFLThis Hour Has 22 Minutes24, and his documentary series, Majumder Manor. Presented by Laughter Zone 101.

When: November 18, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Festival Place — 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park,
Tickets: Online

Tuesday, November 19

Disney Trivia Night

What: Test your Disney knowledge at Disney Trivia Night at Match Eatery & Public House on November 19. Teams of up to seven players will play for hundreds of dollars in prizes.

When: November 19, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Match Eatery & Public House – West Edmonton Mall — #2710, 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Nerd Nite 53: The evolution of online communities, poo, and street names


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What: Nerd Nite 53 features presentations by Eric Forcier about lives online, Alyssa Lefebvre about how Edmonton streets get their names, and Chelsea McDougall about fecal transplants. The evening will also feature a science demo and trivia.

When: November 19, 2019
Time: Science demo 7:30 pm, trivia 7:45 pm, main show 8 pm
Where: Backstage Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns — 10330 84 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Six – The Musical

What: The six wives of Henry VIII share their stories in a musical celebration that combines historical heartbreak and modern girl power.

When: Various dates from now until November 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Citadel Theatre — 9828 101 A Ave, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Lunch & Learn: If Not You Then Who? Foster Care In Alberta

What: Edmonton Social Planning Council presents a series of Lunch and Learn events where attendees learn about social issues and the diverse ways to build a community where everyone is a full and valued participant. This week’s talk is “If Not You… Then Who? Becoming a Foster, Adoptive, and Respite Caregiver in Alberta,” presented by JoAnn Hallikainen, Caregiver Recruitment Team Lead Government of Alberta, Ministry of Children’s Services.

When: November 19, 2019
Time: 12 to 1 pm
Where: Edmonton Public Library’s Enterprise Square Branch — Program Room – 10212 Jasper Ave, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Bed and Breakfast

What: Theatre Network presents Bed and Breakfast by Mark Crawford, the story of Brett and his partner, Drew, starting their new life as modern B&B owners. Mathew Hulshof and Chris Pereira play over twenty characters each in the production directed by Bradley Moss.

When: November 19 and November 20 (previews), November 21 until December 8, 2019
Time: 8 pm (Tuesday to Saturday), 2 pm (Sunday)
Where: Theatre Network Live at the Roxy — 8529 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Wednesday, November 20

DisruptHR YEG 7.0

What: An evening to challenge, inform, and empower attendees to think in new ways about the Human Resources field. There will be opportunities for networking, plus food will be served and there will be a cash bar available.

When: November 20, 2019
Time: 5 to 8:30 pm
Where: Italian Cultural Centre — 14230 133 Ave Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Search Party


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What: Disney On Ice features acrobatics and stunts on ice with all of your favourite Disney characters. Featuring characters and worlds from Peter PanCocoFrozenAladdinThe Little MermaidToy Story and, Moana.

When: November 20 until November 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre — 7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Ria Mae

What: Halifax singer-songwriter Ria Mae brings The Stars Tour to The Starlite Room with special guest Matthew V.

When: November 20, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Starlite Room — 10030 – 102 St, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Story Slam

What: Edmonton Story Slam is an uncensored competitive storytelling event. Up to 10 storytellers will take the stage to tell fiction or non-fiction tales, with five random audience members acting as judges. The winner will receive money from a hat passed around after the show.

When: November 20, 2019; December 18, 2019; January 15, 2020; February 19, 2020; March 18, 2020 (Slam Off); ​April 15, 2020
Time: Sign-up 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: 9910 —  9910 109 St, Edmonton
Admission: Free, donations collected for the winner after the show.

In Flames

What: Swedish metal rockers In Flames perform at the Union Hall on November 20 with special guests RED and Arrival of Autumn.

When: November 20, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Union Hall — 6240 99 St NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Thursday, November 21

Stony Plain Christmas Light Up

What: Stony Plain’s downtown will light up for Christmas on November 21 with holiday lights as well as the Town Christmas Tree in the centre of Main Street. There will also be a treat and treasure hunt throughout the downtown businesses, visits and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a live DJ, hot chocolate and hot dogs, and a colouring contest. Toys and non-perishable food items are being collected for the Kinsmen Christmas Hampers.

When: November 21, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Main Street — 5017 50 St, Stony Plain
Admission: Free

Make It! Edmonton

Make It! The Handmade Revolution

Make It! The Handmade Revolution

What: Shop over 180 vendors at Make It! Edmonton, with products including clothing, art, gourmet goodies, accessories, baby and children’s items, and more. There will also be food trucks and an on-site beer garden.

When: November 21 to 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre — 7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Enjoy Light Festival

What: The Enjoy Light Festival sees The Enjoy Centre turn into a winter wonderland with an interactive lights garden, photos with Santa, live performers, a festive market, light tunnel, and local food vendors.

When: November 21, 2019 until January 5, 2020
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: The Enjoy Centre — 101 Riel Drive, St. Albert
Tickets: Online

Endless Bummer 2019

What: Endless Bummer showcases a wide variety of bands, musicians, and artists from November 21 until November 23 at nine venues around Edmonton.

When: November 21 until November 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
More Info: Online

St. Albert Children’s Theatre presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid

What: St. Albert Children’s Theatre presents a production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, based on the timeless tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

When: November 21 until November 24, November 29 until December 1, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (2 pm on Sunday)
Address: The Arden Theatre — 5 St.Anne St, St. Albert
Tickets: Online