Welcome to a new week, Edmonton! While we are looking at a sunny start, it is still a bit chilly out (considering it is spring…) But, lots going on in the city none-the-less! And, we are heading into a long weekend, which is even better! So if you’re looking to plan your week ahead of Easter, check out these things to do in and around Edmonton.

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Edmonton Oilers

Cheer on the Oilers at home this week! The Oilers are here facing the LA Kings on Thursday.

When: Thursday, March 28th, 2024
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave NW
Cost: $128+

Downtown Dining Week

Eat your way through the best restaurants in the city during Downtown Dining Week! Try some amazing eats with multi-course menus in several price categories – so you can choose what you’re willing to spend. Check out the full list of participating restaurants online and try something new!

When: Wednesday, March 20th to Sunday, March 31st
Where: Participating restaurants in Edmonton
Cost: $15, $25, $35, $50 and $65 multi-course menus

Sponsored Pick: The Sound of Music

The hills are alive – and they’re going to be singing at The Citadel Theatre! The Sound of Music is in Edmonton, and this Tony Award-winning musical is unmissable. Follow the story of free-spirited Maria as she becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with 7 children. It’s a story of joy, love, and found family – and it’s a total classic. Get your tickets to see it – and hurry.

When: Saturday, March 2 to Sunday, March 31, 2024
Where: The Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave, Edmonton
Cost: Ticket price varies by seat

Dinosaurs – The Exhibition

Step back in time and witness the grandeur of the Dinosaurs – The Exhibition, right here in Edmonton. Having opened recently, you can experience this journey that “transcends hundreds of millions of years, bringing you face-to-face with Earth’s most extraordinary ancient creatures,” according to the Telus World of Science.

When: On now
Where: Telus World of Science, 11211 142 St NW
Cost: $23.95


You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour and it stops in Edmonron!

“Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?” Can she? Watch and find out!

When:  Tuesday, March 26th to Sunday, March 31st, 2024
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 — 87 Avenue
Cost: $45.90+

Expanse 2024

Expanse 2024 kicks off this week! The event is a 10-day Movement Arts Festival that focuses on body-based work from a cross-section of artists. “Expanse offers opportunity, inspiration, education, and community for artists and audiences who share a love and curiosity in physical performance,” according to its organizers.

When:  Thursday, March 28th to April 4th, 2024
Where: Fringe Theatre Adventures – Westbury Theatre, 10330 84 Ave NW
Cost: Pay What You Can

Free Admission at AGA

It’s a Thursday before a long weekend, and it is also the last Thursday of the month which means The AGA is offering free admission from 4-7pm! Take advantage of this offer to check out the galleries and programming.

When:  Thursday, March 28th, 2024
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Noah Kahan

Following his massively successful, sold-out 2022 and 2023 Stick Season Tour runs, Noah Kahan announced his 2024 “We’ll All Be Here Forever Tour” North America dates.

Check out the critically acclaimed Vermont singer & songwriter playing at Rogers Place at the end of the week.

When: Friday, March 29th, 2024
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave NW
Cost: $171+

The Downtown Defrost

Since launching in 2015, the Downtown Defrost has been a family-friendly winter celebration of dance music and culture! This year, the lineup includes Hot Chip dj set, Skream, MPH, and The Librarian.

When: Friday, March 29th, 2024 and Saturday, March 30th, 2024
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square, as well as The Chvrch of John, Starlite Room
Cost: $80+

World-music quartet DakhaBrakha

World-music quartet DakhaBrakha are returning to the Winspear Centre! The theatrical Ukrainian band that hails from Kyiv, Ukraine, and their powerful music has “uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.”

When: Friday, March 29th, 2024
Where: Winspear Centre
Cost:  $43+

Have a great, short, week!