Aaaand here comes the first weekend of November! This also means Daylight Saving Time ends, and our clocks move back on Sunday – so be prepared! There’s lots going on in and around the city right now, and here are the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend!

Oppenheimer – The IMAX Experience

Oppenheimeris screening for a limited time at the IMAX theatre. If you haven’t seen it yet, this is your chance to experience the Christopher Nolan film on Alberta’s largest screen.

When: Friday, November 3rd, 2023
Where: IMAX Theatre, Telus World of Science
Cost: $14.95

Community Day at Cineplex

Cineplex’s Community Day is back in November, and you can enjoy a morning of free movies and snacks for $2.50. Movies will include: Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, Jumanji: The Next Level, and The Angry Birds Movie 2.

When: Saturday, November 4th, 2023
Where: Cineplex near you
Cost: Free (for the movies)

Sponsored Pick: Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Fest

Getting ready to gear up for the most highly anticipated wine festival this fall! The beloved Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Fest will be returning this weekend and you can indulge in a HUGE selection of wines, spirits and beer while sampling a selection of delicious hor d’oeuvres. Thirsty yet?

When: Friday, November 3 & Saturday, November 4, 2023
Where: Edmonton Convention Centre
Cost: $35+

2023 Edmonton National Bank Challenger

Tennis fans, this one is for you. The Edmonton National Bank Challenger is held from October 29 to November 5 at the Royal Glenora Club, offering $25,000 in total prize money for the women’s and men’s events. It is the sixth stop on the National Bank Challenger Tour!

When: On now until Sunday, November 5th, 2023
Where: Royal Glenora Club, 11160 River Valley Road
Cost: $11.06

Sponsored Pick: Little Shop of Horrors

Retire Netflix for an evening and try a fun night out at the theatre instead! Citadel Theatre’s Little Shop of Horrors is the perfect blend of comedy, music, and just a hint of fall-appropriate spookiness. This sci-fi musical comedy tells the story of a meek floral shop assistant who stumbles across a strange new plant that causes business to boom. But this plant has a sinister edge, and when it starts to promise fame and fortune, it also develops a vampiric thirst for human blood! This story is one of the theatre company’s longest-running Off-Broadway shows and is set to an upbeat 60s-inspired pop/rock score for a fun night out streaming services can’t beat.

When: Showtimes between Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, November 19th, 2023
Where: The Citadel Theatre, 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Cost: Ticket price varies by seat

Alberta Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty

Ready to be immersed in magic? Alberta Ballet is bringing back The Sleeping Beauty to Edmonton. If you’re looking for family activity, this classic fairy tale will enchant ballet-goers of all ages, with three shows this weekend.

When: Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th, 2023
Where:  Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Cost: $66+

Holiday Gift Market

Kick off your November at the Holiday Gift Market. Like many of our local markets, you can expect local products. This event supports the Edmonton Food Bank.

When: Saturday, November 4th & Sunday, November 5th 2023
Where:Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway Avenue Northwest
Cost: By donation

Extra Life Edmonton Game Day

This weekend, there will be a 24-hour gaming marathon in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. It all kicks off on November 4th at the Ice Palace in West Edmonton Mall. According to organizers, the event will also have a public activation space, where mall attendees will be able to witness the action as it occurs and engage partners in the community!

When: Saturday, November 4th & Sunday, November 5th 2023
Where: West Edmonton Mall
Cost: by donation

Edmonton Oilers vs. Nashville Predators

The Oilers are back on home ice this weekend, and will be facing the Nashville Predators on Saturday.

When: Saturday, November 4th, 2023
Where: Rogers Place,  10220 104 Ave NW
Cost: $70+

Deadmonton Haunted House

Last call for spooky season! Celebrating 10 years of scary the pants off of nearly everyone who attends, this year’s Deadmonton Haunted House will take place at the old Edmonton Sun building and feature 3 chilling experiences. It’s the last weekend to check it out!

When: On now until November 4th, 2023
Where: 9300 47 Street, Edmonton, AB
Cost: $39.99+