A music festival, an opera, an ice carving competition: you name it, Edmonton’s got it! Get ready for another vibrant weekend in our beautiful city.
Chiseled in Mcintyre park | January 27–29
As an extension of Chiseled, Edmonton’s International Ice Carving Competition, Activate Arts Alberta will be hosting ice carving demonstrations in McIntyre Park. You can also try your hand at ice carving with their chippers lessons or browse the marvellous ice sculpture garden!
Have you checked out the completed Chiseled sculptures at the ICE District? If so, don’t forget to vote on your favourite piece. Find more info on the Chiseled website.
Winterruption | January 25–January 29
Local, national, and international musicians will be taking over the city this weekend! You can catch artists like Hawksley Workman and Tempers at The Station on Jasper, Polaris Music Prize nominee Pierre Kwenders at 9910, or RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Kornbread Jeté at Evolution Wonderlounge. There will also be tons of Edmonton talent on display including a performance by local theatre group Girl Brain at the Downtown Edmonton Community League on Saturday. Check out Winterruption’s website for a full schedule of event and to purchase your tickets.
UNSUNG | January 25–February 12
A one-of-a-kind immersive theatre experience is opening this weekend, produced by Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre. Using interviews from local healthcare workers, this moving show shines a light on the people who risk their lives in order to take care of ours. In the words of Unsung’s creator Heather Inglis, this show “is a tribute to the contributions of some of the remarkable Edmontonians who stood on guard for us, through the worst humanitarian crisis of our era.”
Chinatown Dining Week | January 26–February 5
Eat your way through Edmonton’s vibrant culinary scene with Chinatown Dining Week! Back for its 6th year, this event seeks to shine a light on all the amazing locally owned restaurants located in Chinatown. This year’s event features 15 different restaurants offering $10 and $20 menus with both dine-in and take-out options. Some participating restaurants include the longstanding Hong Kong Bakery and All Happy Restaurant, as well as The Moth Cafe, Padmanadi, China Marble Restaurant, and more! Visit their website to browse full menus.
Orphée+ | January 28, 31 & February 3
The Edmonton Opera returns for their first show of 2023 with Gluck’s Orphée, one of the oldest continuously performed operas. This weekend’s production will feature brand new visual effects, inventive new staging, and a contemporary spin, making the show completely unique and a must-see! Based on the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice, this opera ventures into the underworld to explore obsession, love, and loss.
Aaron Goodvin | January 29
Country music star Aaron Goodvin is returning to his hometown of St. Albert for a remarkable night of music at the Arden Theatre. Named Canadian Country Music Association’s Songwriter of the Year in 2018, he’ll be playing crowd favourites like “Lonely Drum” and “Lucky Stars.” Goodvin will be accompanied by Hailey Benedict, another St. Albert artist who is currently making waves on the country music scene.