Hello Edmonton! We trust that you had a delightful weekend and are prepared for another exciting week exploring the city. From attending a live performance to savoring some art, there are plenty of activities to indulge in. Here’s a list of the top 10 things to do in Edmonton this week.
EDMONTON MUSIC & SPEECH ARTS FESTIVAL
The 115th AnnualEdmonton Music & Speech Arts Festival (formerly known as the Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival) is back, and it creates over 2,500 opportunities for over 20,000 music students, actors, musicians, and music lovers to perform in front of an audience and receive professional adjudication. See the stars of the future!
When: Monday, April 17th to Saturday, April 29th, 2023
Where: MacEwan University, Alberta College Campus, 10050 MacDonald Drive NW
DREAMSPEAKERS INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL
Canada’s oldest running Indigenous Film Festival since 1993, Dreamspeakers produces an international film festival (DIIFF) that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous people’s innovation in film, video, radio, and new media, presenting selections of Indigenous works from around the globe!
When: Wednesday, April 19th to Sunday, April 23rd, 2023
Where: Whiskeyjack Art House , 11051 97 St, Edmonton
Check out an inspirational concert this week. Hosted by composer/performer Cris Derksen (Treaty 8), Love is a Battle Field offers insight into a rich heritage of storytelling transformed into unique orchestral sonorities, braiding traditional and contemporary together, according to the ESO.
When: Thursday, April 20th, 2023
Where: WinSpear Centre
Yeah, here’s something off the beaten path for our things to do in Edmonton this week. Over 150 artists will descend up the city for art, workshops, and of course, tons of tattoos. Finally ready to immortalize a picture of a frog or an inside joke? This is a one-stop tattoo shop.
When: Starts Friday April 21st until Sunday, April 23rd, 2023
Where: 7515 118 Avenue NW
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Get ready to rock! Rock Of Ages is now playing in Edmonton. 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
The Muttart Conservatory is a great weekday pick no matter the weather. After all, who can resist a trip to an indoor botanical garden in one of the city’s coolest buildings? Enjoy Adult Only evenings on Wednesdays from 4 – 9 PM.
When: Open throughout April
Where: 9626 96a Street NW
Tickets: $14.95 for GA
THE MAMBO KINGS: HOT LATIN NIGHTS!
The Mambo Kings are here to turn up the heat at the end of the week! Celebrate sizzling music from Cuba, Argentina, Perú, Chile, and the U.S. (especially Puerto Rico!). Expect a night of “an orchestral Latin jazz tour of the Pan American experience.”
When: Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd, 2023
Where: Winspear Centre
This exciting annual event showcases some of Strathcona County’s most unique artists! The weekend event starts on Friday, and you’ll be able to view and purchase amazing art.
When: Friday, April 21st to Sunday, April 23rd, 2023
Where: A. J. Ottewell Centre, 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park
GASLIGHTER – SONGS OF THE CHICKS
Get ready to sing for this one! Gaslighter features Juno award winner Shannon Saunders, Tracy Masson and Emily Ashcroft. For this night, expect memorable “sing-a-longs to moving ballads and rocking country numbers, their powerful songs resonate with everyone.”
When: Friday, April 21st, 2023
Where: The Pearl Showroom, Pure Casino Yellowhead
We’re thinking dinner and a show sounds lovely as a springtime night out! For this, expect all the best of the ABBA music and movies, all together in one classic Jubilations Dinner Theatre parody romp.
When: Showtimes throughout April
Where: 8882 170 Street NW
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