November 9, 2020
Category: Blog Posts
Things to Do in Downtown Edmonton November 13-15, 2020
Winter is here, but that doesn’t mean you need to hibernate. There are events happening this weekend in Downtown Edmonton and you can safely take in the fun.
1. Indulge your dramatic side
A fresh leadership team, including executive director Chantell Ghosh and artistic director Daryl Cloran, has breathed new life into Edmonton’s most famous theatrical institution. The pair are bringing three fantastic live productions to the Shoctor Theatre with safety and social distancing measures in place. This weekend is the last to take in the first show - A Brimful of Asha. "Join Ravi and his mother Asha as they tell you their hilarious, awkward, and utterly true story of family tradition. An attempt at an arranged marriage sparks a generational cultural clash, as Ravi is reluctant to marry - and Asha fears time is running out."
2. Book a visit to an art gallery
Saturday, November 14, 12 – 5 pm
Head to Latitude 53 gallery to see new work from Canadian artist Mark Clintberg. The exhibit includes installation, textiles, works on paper and other materials that represent “a queer portal for intellectual, erotic, and sensory encounter.” If you can’t make it this weekend, the show is on display through January 9, 2021. Saturdays, the gallery is open for drop-in visits, but appointments are required Wednesday to Friday and can easily be booked online.
3. Take brunch to a whole new level
Sunday, November 15
Get your Sunday started with Hip Hop Brunch at The Common—no cooking required for you. If you prefer to eat at home, purchase a takeout kit (complete with coffee and colouring sheets) and tune into the music livestream at home. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a table or your takeout kit.
4. Get jazzed up about jazz
Sunday, November 15, 7 pm
The Canadian Online Jazz Festival is livestreaming performances from Canadian artists, and Sunday night is Edmonton’s turn to shine. An ensemble of Edmonton jazz instrumentalists and composers will perform original music from the Winspear Stage, and you can view the performance from the comfort of your home. The show will be livestreamed on the homepage of edmontonjazz.com.
5. Get creative at the new Downtown library
The newly-renovated Stanley A. Milner library is home to a stunning Makerspace space full of tools for making and creating anything you can think of: 3D printers, a resin printer, laser engraver, drill press, sewing machine, and so much more. Not sure how to use these? Makerspace assistants and online tutorials are available. Access to everything is free with an Edmonton Public Library card.
6. Support Downtown restaurants
If you missed Downtown Dining Week last week, you’re in luck because it’s been extended until Sunday November 15. That’s right, you can still grab takeout or dine-in at 31 restaurants still offering multi-course $20 lunch/brunch and $35/$50 dinner menus.
Download the Guide to Downtown Edmonton
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