20 things to do in Edmonton this week: October 28 to 31

Oct 28 2019, 12:00 pm

Happy Halloween Week! There are lots of fun things to do in Edmonton this week! From Ghost Tours to Pecha Kucha Night, here are 20 things to do from Monday, October 28 to Thursday, October 31.

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

Monday, October 28

Westview Village Night Market

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

When: October 28, November 18, November 25, December 16, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Westview Village Community Hall – 10770 Winterburn Rd NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

STARFest: St. Albert Readers Festival – Jean Teillet

What: Jean Teillet is the author of The North-West Is Our Mother: The Story of Louis Riel’s People, the Metis Nation. STARFest hosts a conversation with Teillet, also an Indigenous-rights lawyer and the great-grandniece of Riel. Moderated by Celina Loyer.

When: October 28, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: St Albert Public Library – 5 Saint Anne Street, Saint Albert
Tickets: Online

Crazy Town

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What: Los Angeles rap rockets Crazy Town celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the bestselling record The Gift Of Game with a concert at The Starlite Room with special guests Revolution Engine and RC Syndicate.

When: October 28, 2019
Time: Doors 7:30 pm
Where: The Starlite Room – 10030 102 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Art Show at Little Brick Cafe – Jeanette Spencer

What: Little Brick Cafe’s first art shows features Jeanette Spencer, with ticket sales going to the artist. Plus there will be charcuterie art by Diana Harrison.

When: October 28, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Little Brick Cafe – 10004 90 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

The Edmonton Vanguard Orchestra

What: The Edmonton Vanguard Orchestra is a 17-piece jazz reading big band.They will be reading music at the Sewing Machine Factory crafted by local composers, as well as established jazz pieces. For ages 18+.

When: October 28, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: The Sewing Machine Factory – 9562 82 Ave, Edmonton (Alley Entry)
Admission: $5

Tuesday, October 29

Edmonton Ghost Tours in Old Strathcona

What: Go on a spooky walk around Old Strathcona and hear true stories of hauntings, murders, ghosts and mysteries. Dress for the weather.

When: Now until November 3, 2019
Time: 7 pm (plus 9 pm on October 25, October 26, October 30 and October 31)
Where: Meet in front of the Rescue Statue – 10322 83 Ave, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Simpsons Trivia – Treehouse of Horror Edition

What: The Buckingham and Tipsy Trivia hosts The Simpsons Trivia: Treehouse of Horror edition. Compete solo or in a team of up to six people. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

When: October 29, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Protospace – Bays 110 and 108, 1530 27 Avenue NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

YEG Stair Climb for United Way

What: YEG Downtown Collaboration challenges downtown Edmontonians to climb 22 flights of stairs – 440 stairs – in support of the United Way. The #YEGStairClimb can be attempted anytime between and 7 pm, plus participants will receive a button to show off their success. All proceeds go to the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region.

When: October 29, 2019
Time: 7 am to 7 pm
Where: ATB Place (South Tower) – 10025 Jasper Ave, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Pumpkins for Polio



What: Rotary Whyte Ave hosts a Halloween party and pumpkin carving event at Rooster Kitchen and Bar. Featuring a costume contest, silent auction, prizes and more. Admission plus a portion of food and drink purchases will go towards combating polio.

When: October 29, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Rooster Kitchen & Bar – 10732 82 Ave NW, Edmonton
Admission: Minimum $10 donation

Premier’s State of the Province

What: Edmonton Chamber of Commerce hosts the first-ever Premier’s State of the Province Address with Premier Jason Kenney at Edmonton Convention Centre.

When: October 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Edmonton Convention Centre Hall A/B – 9797 Jasper Ave, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Wednesday, October 30

DARK at Fort Edmonton Park

What: Get spooked at DARK at Fort Edmonton Park. Admission includes three immersive haunts – R.I. Payne’s Fourth Ring, A Taste Of Eternity, Core Industries – plus roving entertainment, scare zones, and access to the DARK Circle.

When: October 30 to November 1, 2019
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: Fort Edmonton Park – 7000 143 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Wide Open Mic Wednesdays


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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 Ave NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

The Ballad of Peachtree Rose

What: The world premiere of The Ballad of Peachtree Rose by Nicole Moeller. “Max works for one of Canada’s most notorious criminal organizations; Peach is a street kid trying to make a buck. A chance encounter entangles their lives indefinitely,” says the synopsis. Presented by Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre.

When: October 30 to November 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Backstage Theatre – 10330 84 Ave, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Pecha Kucha Night 35

What: Edmonton’s NextGen and University of Alberta School of Business present the 35th edition of Pecha Kucha Nights Edmonton. Hear 10 passionate Edmonton residents talk about 10 different topics.

When: October 30, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Timms Centre for the Arts – 87 Avenue 112 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Howl-O-Ween: Doggy Costume Contest

What: Kingsway Mall hosts its first-ever Howl-O-Ween: Doggy Costume Contest, with free puppy trick or treating and the opportunity to show off your dog’s costume.

When: October 30, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Kingsway Mall Centre Court – 109 Street Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Thursday, October 31

Deadmonton House

What: Deadmonton House returns with the theme of New Dark Ages. The story behind this year’s theme takes you to into a world where a horrible epidemic has gripped the city. The Haunted House is open to all ages but recommended for children over 12 years old. No refunds are given if a child is too scared.

When: Now until November 3, 2019
Time: Times vary based on date
Where: 7031 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton
Price: Regular Admission, $28.00 plus fees; Speed Pass, $45.00 plus fees

Alberta Ballet’s Frankenstein

What: Alberta Ballet presents the world premiere of Jean Grand Maître’s Frankenstein, featuring multi-media set design, haunting soundtrack, and state-of-the-art projections. The show will feature a combination of contemporary and classical ballet styles.

When: October 31 until November 2, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (plus 2 pm on Saturday)
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 11455 87 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Halloween Festival

Neon Halloween Skulls


What: Time to show off your creative costumes, and head down to the largest Halloween party happening in Edmonton. Taste some special spooky bewitching concoctions, and boogie to some sick music like there’s no tomorrow.

When: October 31, 2019
Time: 10 pm
Where: 10304 111 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

2nd Annual Sterling Haunted Show Home

What: Explore the Sterling Haunted Show Home on both October 31 and November 1, with vendors, candy and more. There are no actors in the haunted house from 3 to 5 pm, and live actors inside from 5:30 to 11 pm. Parental discretion is advised.

When: October 31, November 1, 2019
Time: 3 pm to 5 pm (kid-friendly), 5:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: 1208 Cy Becker Road NW, Edmonton
Admission: Minimum $10 donation to Make A Wish Foundation

The Haunted Castle

What: A spooky Halloween yard display and 400 sq ft charity haunted house that is also collecting donations to Edmonton Food Bank. The Haunted Castle is family-friendly – no gore – but organizers warn that some children may be frightened.

When: October 30 to October 31, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 10 pm
Address: Downtown Canmore next to the Canmore Civic Centre Plaza- 7th Avenue
Admission: Donations to Edmonton Food Bank

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