Things To Do

8 Things To Do in Edmonton this Week (April 8-12)

Via @dejecacion

Hey there, readers! Welcome to the first edition of our picks for things to do in Edmonton this week! We’ll highlight events, experiences, and cool things to check out all around town. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at 8 of the best things to do in Edmonton this week.

Improv hilarity at Rapid Fire Theatre Bonfire Festival

If quick wits and big laughs are what you’re looking for, then Rapid Fire Theatre’s Bonfire Festival has you covered. These long-form improv shows will be sure to deliver belly laughs, so get ready for some wicked fun.

When: Runs until Saturday, April 14
Where: 9828 101A Ave
Cost: $5-$30

JD McPherson at the Starlite Room

McPherson has said that his main musical inspirations are “Led Zeppelin, Pixies, and the Wu-Tang Clan”. So, yeah- there is definitely something for everyone at his live show.

When: Wednesday, April 10 @ 7 PM
Where: The Starlite Room – 10030 102 Street NW
Cost: $20+

Last Class Bash

Laugh your way through the end of the semester with Sterling Scott headlining this comedy night. Have some drinks, shed a few happy tears about exams being over, and enjoy.

When: Wednesday, April 10 @ 7 PM
Where: Dinwoodie Lounge – 8900 114 Street
Cost: $5

Legends of the Northern Sky

Experience this incredible full-dome show that tells an Indigenous story passed down for generations. Plus, you get to explore the rest of the Science Centre which is always a people-pleaser.

When: Wednesday, April 10 through December 31
Where: TELUS World of Science – 11211 142 Street NW
Cost: Prices Vary

“Draw me like one of your French girls” Tequila Night

Art is weird, people. That being said, the sooner you let yourself get weird, the more you’ll enjoy everything art can offer you. Feeling adventurous? Why not ignite that inner Jack Dawson and enjoy some nude-model drawing while sipping on the finest tequila cocktails you can find in town? It’s 2019, let’s try something new.

When: Wednesday, April 10 @ 7 PM
Where: El Cortez Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar – 8230 Gateway Blvd NW
Cost: $25

Watch a Charlie Chaplin classic like never before

Attention all movie and music fans! If you’ve got an affinity for live tunes and seeing some history, then the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra putting sounds to Charlie Chaplin’s classic film, The Circus will spark your interest. A silent film has never sounded so good.

When: Thursday, April 11 @ 8 PM
Where: Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square Northwest & Corner of 99 Street & 102 Avenue,
Cost: Youth Starting at $15; Adult Starting at $24

Have a drink and get ready to vote!

Remember middle-school, when we all became a weird version of ‘cool kids’ and randomly acted as if we cared about nothing? Yeah, pretty cringe. Well, we’re hoping your nihilistic pre-teen self isn’t still around, because Apathy is Boring. Oh, that’s also the name of the company running this pre-election event! Come out and drink, meet a few candidates, and leave with some swag and plenty of knowledge.

When: Thursday, April 11 @ 4:30 PM
Where: Yellowhead Brewing
Cost: Free – Pre-register here

Matters of Substance

In case you guys have already forgotten, weed used to be illegal!! Discover the history of Alberta’s cannabis prohibition past at this free event, intended to showcase some of the rowdier tales of our province’s relationship with bud.

When: Thursday, April 11 @ 6 PM
Where: Meet Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre – 9820 107 Street
Cost: Free – Space is limited

There you have it, peeps! Our picks for some cool, weird, and fun things to do in Edmonton this week.

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