We hope that you’ve enjoyed the long weekend, Edmonton, and are feeling a little more refreshed heading into this week. If you aren’t quite yet, don’t worry, because we’ve got some great options around the city that will put the ‘spring’ in your step! Here are the 10 best things to do in Edmonton this week.
Need a laugh this weel? Kevin Hart’s Reality Check tour was named the #1 Comedy Tour of the Year by Billboard, and he was also awarded the People’s Choice Award for Comedy Act of 2022. He is in town this Tuesday.
When: Tuesday, April 11th, 2023
Where: Rogers Place
For just a few days, you can catch PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL in Edmonton! Based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, this musical springs to life with a powerhouse creative team led by two-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde).
When: Tuesday, April 11th, to Sunday, April 16th, 2023
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 — 87 Avenue
Get ready to rock! Rock Of Ages will be in Edmonton starting this month. The Tony Award nominated musical has been selling out theatres from New York to Vegas to London’s West End! This show “captures the iconic era that was the big, bad 1980’s through the story of a small-town girl, a city boy, and a rock ‘n’ roll romance on the Sunset Strip.”
When: On now until Sunday, June 11th, 2023
Where: Mayfield Theatre
It’s the last month of regular season games, and the Oilers are in town this week facing the San Jose Sharks.
When: Thursday, April 13th, 2023
Where: 10220 104 Avenue NW
PARANORMAL TOURS AT FORT EDMONTON PARK
It might be spring, but you can get a little spooky for it! Fort Edmonton Park is offering a more mature tour this month, as it gears up for the summer season. Will you see a ghost? Maybe. Will you get the willies? Absolutely!
When: Tours until Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
Where: 7000 143 Street NW
Cost: $65 for GA
Trouble In Mind is at the Citadel Theatre this week. A co-production with the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, this play is set in 1957, and is described as “a fascinating comedy-drama that takes a look at racism in the New York theatre scene.”
When: Until April 16th, 2023
Where: Citadel Theatre, 9828 101 A Avenue
Not feeling the warn spring feels? Head to the Muttart Conservatory! This indoor botanical garden is the perfect option for those wanting to speedrun that summer feeling. And adult-only evenings are on Wednesdays from 4 – 9 PM.
When: Open throughout April
Where: 9626 96a Street NW
Cost: $14.95 for GA
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FILIPINO RESTAURANT MONTH
The second annual Filipino Restaurant Month is back nationwide, and has got some Edmonton names joining in!
When: On throughout April
Where: Locations around Edmonton
Feeling outdoorsy? Springtime is a great time to check out Elk Island. Do a little walk here or there, maybe spot some bison, and stick around after the sun goes down for some top-tier stargazing.
When: Open throughout April
Where: 54401 Range Road 203, Fort Saskatchewan
Cost: $7.90 for admissions
As much as we love a state-of-the-art theatre, we might like this local option even more! Metro Cinema has always got a great selection of movies to check out, from cult comedies to art-house to things even we’ve never heard of!
When: Showtimes throughout the week
Where: 8712 109 Street
Cost: $13 for GA
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