A Few Things to Watch For

We’re gone after this week, but Edmonton’s still hopping.

In Festivals…the Kaleido Family Arts Festival runs this weekend on 118 Avenue (part of Arts on the Ave)…down in Hawrelak Park there’s a peace concert this weekend, on September 11…Latitude 53’sVisualeyez is back next week…Community League Day is on Saturday, September 17…The Edmonton International Film Festival is back on September 23, and runs through October 1. That last day is Alberta Day, with plenty of homegrown films playing…For a little French flair, check out the Edmonton Chante music festival, September 23-October 1…Also beginning September 23 is the Edmonton Accordion Festival…the Edmonton Comedy Festival gives it a go, October 19-22…the same dates as Lit Fest

The ESO, Alberta Ballet, Edmonton Opera, Citadel Theatre, and Roxy Theatre headline the arts season that runs through the spring of 2012.

In sports…The Capitals are hosting the North American Baseball League’s championship series right nowThe Eskimos will wrap their season…FC Edmonton will conclude its inaugural season (and made the playoffs)….there’s Prairie Football at Clarke Park…and lots of roller derby, including a clash between Edmonton’s E-Ville and Oil City Derby Girls leagues on September 17…oh, and the Oilers begin their quest for a new winning team in October…

Share Edmonton and the EEDC’s Festival calendar are good places to keep updated on what’s up.

There’s gonna be a lot of great music around Edmonton. (Be sure to keep on top of that at YEGLive.ca.)

Friday, Lyra Brown and Brian McLeod join Rapid Fire Theatre in a night of Edmonton entertainment…The Consonance, Tiff Hall, and Kusch are at Haven Social Club…Wool on Wolves play two shows (!) at the Pawn Shop this weekend, on Friday with The Wheat Pool and Saturday with Scenic Route to Alaska

The Provincial Archive play with Library Voices September 17…At Avenue Theatre on September 23 you’ve got Christian Hansen and the Autistics, with Doug Hoyer100 Mile House and The AwesomeHots are playing with Jesse D and Jacquie B, September 25…September 30, at The ARTery, Weird Canada’s got a show with Jennifer Castle, Kris Ellestad, Mark Templeton, and Field+Stream…at the end of the month (and every month) the Sonic Band of the Month plays the Pawn Shop (it’s The Frolics in September)…October 1, The Deep Dark Woods are at the Royal Alberta Museum…On October 21 F&M play Yellowhead Brewery with Tyler Butler…and October 28, Ariane Mahryke Lemire plays the Haven Social Club…

We’ll let Landon A.R. Coleman play us out of this events post. (Landon is playing at Wunderbar on September 28th and the CD will be available at Blackbyrd as of September 17th.)

Edmonton is a busy place. So get out there and enjoy your city!

2 Responses to “A Few Things to Watch For”

  1. Patricia says:

    So sad for the demise of the Edmontonian! Puhleez stay and make our lives better. Who will deliver the goods with such flair? What can we do to make it better??

  2. Jeff says:

    Aww, thank you Patricia. :)

    It’s not anything to be made better, we’re off to our next great adventures. But we will miss everyone here at the website.