It’s a weekend of engagement, city shaping, and thought provocation here in Edmonton.
Thinkers will be at MacEwan’s city centre campus for CityCamp Edmonton, which is a day of talking about local government and community groups. Planners will be at the latest open house on the Alley of Light. And skeptics will be questioning everything at LogiCon 2011, put on by our local Skeptics.
If activism if more your things, and you want to dance, I suggest Dance Dance Revolution, a fundraiser for G20 defendants, at the ARTery.
It’s the last Oilers home game of the season tonight. Which means the merciful end is near, Oilers fans. Oh, and it’s the last time Paul Lorieau will sing the anthem at an Oilers game. Also at Rexall Place this weekend, the Edmonton Rush are home to the Colorado Mammoth.
Anyone interested in short fiction should be at the Stanley A. Milner Library tomorrow for Dzanc Day 2011. We’re the only Canadian site for this day of writing workshops. At the Milner branch on Sunday, youth spoken word workshops continue, for the Edmonton Poetry Festival 2011, with Cadence Weapon.
The quiet before the summer blockbusters is on at your nearest movie theatre.
In fashion…The Fashion Event continues through Saturday. Get some fashion! My Filosophy is hosting its Second Annual Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation Red Carpet Event, at Latitude 53. Surely there will be ladies of high-fasion at the Bossy Mama Annual Spring Brunch, this Sunday.
Around the concert halls…Harry Manx and David Lindley are at the Winspear for The Winspear Presents series of folk and world artists. The Edmonton Recital Society gala concert is at the Muttart Hall at Alberta College. How about a little Bach to get you ready for the Easter season?
There’s some burlesque at the Haven Social Club.
Matt Machete is at bohemia tomorrow night. This guy rocks. There’s a Fundraiser for Walk for the Cure at Wunderbar, with Brash Tax, Miek Headache, Nick Watt and more; which means good music, great beer, and a good cause. Old Ugly’s Liam Trimble has a new album out and he’s kicking it off Sunday at The Pourhouse.
Of course there are LRT delays. Gah!
I know a certain local website which is working on a TV show that is always looking for your videos…
And next week is National Volunteer Week. Thanks for all the volunteering you do, Edmonton!
Update: I totally forgot about the back alley burgers. Tonight. Behind Hundred. 9:30-ish.
Look at tonight:
- Caity Fisher is bringing her lovely voice to Leva Cappucino Bar, as part of the Old Ugly Concert Series (which is on Thursdays!) – and then Old Ugly takes over Wunderbar and Brixx.
- Jenn Grant is at the Pawn Shop
- Stereos are at the Edmonton Event Centre (we hear the kids like their Stereos)
- And Big Hank Lionheart and a Fist Full of Blues are at Blues on Whyte
That is among the other concerts and performances I did not mention.
Buckle up for Thursday night shows.
Also today, and running through Saturday, is a new The Fashion Event – because you love fashion!
(At the Best Western Westwood Inn.)
I love that the update e-mail I get from the lovelies at The Fashion Event opens with “Hi Ladies,” as if no guy wants to know about sweet fashion deals.
Christmas is coming and it would at least behoove us to know what our women want (without the help of Mel Gibson).
Yes, The Fashion Event is back, and for one whole month this time.
Things opened up today at 14238-85 Avenue (south of the 87 Avenue traffic circle, across from Laurier Heights School). Things will remain fashiony until December 24.
This is when you can get your fashion on:
Sunday: Take a break from shopping already.
The key to the event (outside of neat clothes you might not find anywhere else) is that you can register what you want for Christmas. Then, people like me will know what people like you* want to wear, and I can head down and buy it for you.
* “you” being people like my wife
(cue chirping crickets)
Anyway…I know that you like to look your best, Edmonton. That’s why I thought of you when I peeped a handbill for The Fashion Event at a local coffee shop.
The Fashion Event is an indie company that holds big clothing sales, or events, throughout the year. One is happening right now.
It’s not one brand, it’s lots of brands. It’s not one or two sizes, it’s (as they put it) sizes delicate to delicious.
It runs this weekend at the Mayfield Inn & Suites (until 7pm today, 10am-5pm Saturday) and they’ve got another big sale planned for December.
Now that I’m in the fashion loop I’ll try to keep you updated.