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8 Things To Do in Edmonton this Weekend (April 12-14)

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Hey there, Edmonton! We’ve got our picks for some of the best things to do in the city this weekend. Get out there and explore the city a little, from concerts to art shows to expos.

Here are 8 things to do this weekend in Edmonton.

Game a little at GOBfest

Edmonton’s annual boardgame convention returns this weekend. The convention includes a variety of tournaments, a live auction, and a flea market. No matter what you’re in the mood for, check this one out for a gaming extravaganza.

When: Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14
Where: Alberta Avenue Community League Hall
Cost: $15-$25, register here for the game you’d like to play

Check out some Flamenco dancing

While the Edmonton Flamenco Festival runs throughout the weekend, the Tierra Flamenco evening on Friday is the standout event. An evening of incredible song and dance, this is a good switch up from your standard Friday night.

When: Friday, April 12 at 8 PM
Where: Winspear Centre
Cost: Tickets are $55 plus fees, get them here

Play Art Bingo

Held at Latitude 53, this evening is sure to be memorable. Drink beers as you play bingo and watch drag performances by callers Kat Marlowe and Ivy League. Prizes include vintage Latitude 53 gear and even some artwork.

When: Friday, April 12 at 6:30 PM
Where: Latitude 53
Cost: $15 donation, get yours in advance here

Have an afternoon at the symphony

Also going on at the Winspear Centre this weekend is ‘The Most Amazing Symphonies’, put on by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Dive into some ‘wonder, power and magic’ as you introduce your kids to the beauty of the orchestra.

When: Saturday, April 13 at 2 PM
Where: Winspear Centre
Cost: $40 for adults and $15 for kids, get them here

Get moody at Alice in Chains

This absolute staple of the grunge scene plays on Saturday at the Expo Centre. Relive the 90s while you listen to their 2018 album, Rainier Fog, live.

When: Saturday, April 13 at 7 PM
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre
Cost: $112.24 with fees, get them here

Buy some Antiques

The Wild Rose Antique Collectors Show is the largest antique show in Western Canada. This is the place to go for mid-century furniture, massive Gulf Oil signs or a weird taxidermied animal. Our top pick for the weekend for sure.

When: Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre
Cost: $10 for one day or $15 for two, tickets at the door

Enjoy a spring gallery walk

Why not check out a little of Edmonton’s art scene? There will be 7 galleries showing various artists throughout the weekend. Enjoy the art, and maybe splurge a little on a small treat for your home.

When: Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14
Where: Mostly along 124 Street
Cost: Free to attend! Maybe bring the cheque book for the art though

Feel empowered at the Woman’s Show

This weekend event will feature a variety of vendors and gives you the option to grab a glass of wine as you browse their wares. The featured speaker is the legendary Lorraine Mansbridge, who will talk about her life in broadcasting.

When: Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre
Cost: $15 per day, get them here

Well, there you have it, folks! Some of the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend. Enjoy it!

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