May the start of a new month shine brightly upon you. Not only do we have some great things to do in Edmonton this week, but the weather is just getting nicer and nicer! And as always, we’re hoping to make the absolute most of it. Here are the best things to do in Edmonton this week!
MEGADEATH AND BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
Kick off your May with metal titans Megadeth, who are bringing the Crush the World Tour to Canada, with a stop at the Edmonton Convention Centre! They will be bringing special guests Bullet for My Valentine & ONI.
When: Monday, May 1st, 2023
Where: 9797 Jasper Ave
AN ODE TO JOY: BEETHOVEN’S 9TH
How about checking out the ESO this week? There will be two performances of “An Ode to Joy” which the ESO describes as, “always invigorates” and “delivers a powerful message of unity and peace. The program also features thoughtful and reflective pieces by two of today’s celebrated women composers, Canadian Vivian Fung and American Jessie Montgomery.”
When: Thursday, May 4th, 2023
Where: 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq
Canada’s longest running documentary film festival takes place right here in Edmonton. The NorthwestFest International Documentary Festival is a cinematic celebration of real-life stories and it will run for 10 days.
When: Thursday, May 4th until May 14th, 2023
Where: Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre – 8712 109 St
Cost: $84.40 – $105.49
Want to spend a glam evening at the Art Gallery of Alberta? Then head to Art on the Block on May 5! Expect an evening filled with opportunity to bid on and take home stunning artwork, along with one-of-a-kind experiences and packages donated by local businesses and makers! It’s the AGA’s largest fundraising event and a highly sought-after gathering!
When: Friday, May 5th,2023
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $150 +
Ballet Edmonton is finishing its season with two pieces by its artistic director, Wen Wei Wang. Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
When: Friday, May 5th, 2023
Where: Triffo Theatre, Allard Hall, 11110 104 Ave NW
You know all her songs, so why not experience it live? Iconic Canadian singer Shania Twain is going to be in Edmonton this week, and you know it’s all everyone will talk about that weekend!
When: Friday, May 5th, 2023
Where: 10220 104 Ave NW
The world’s largest and most popular display of Lego art is coming! If you’re a Lego fan, be sure to make time to head to Telus World of Science to discover over a million Lego bricks transformed into over 100 sculptures by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya.
When: Opens Friday, May 5th until October 10th, 2023
Where: TELUS World of Science – Edmonton – 11211 142 Street
ROYAL BISON ART AND CRAFT FAIR
This twice-yearly event will see over 70 local vendors selling everything from books to ceramics to clothing. And of course, cheap entry just means more pocket change for you.
When: Starts Friday, May 5th, 2023
Where: 8426 Gateway Boulevard
Cost: $4 for GA
Edmonton’s municipal courses have all opened for the season, and it’s time to check it out with the warm weather. Sneak out after work for a little twilight tee time, or keep things even cheaper with an hour or two at the driving range just to get warm once more.
When: Open throughout the week
Where: Locations around Edmonton
Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo is Canada’s largest and longest-running sports collectables show! At the event, you can get autographs from hockey, football, baseball and other sports legends.
When: Starts Friday, May 5th, until May 7th, 2023
Where: Millenium Place, Sherwood Park
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