What’s On This Weekend (Sept 30 – Oct 2)

Grieving with the Land, photo courtesy Cheyenne Rain LeGrande/SNAP. Find her newest exhibition at the SNAP Gallery, opening October 1.

Another weekend, another opportunity to fall in love with Edmonton! Explore our city with these 10 events.

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation | September 30

Friday is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, an opportunity to honour and remember the victims of Canada’s residential school system. As stated by the Government of Canada, “public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.” This national commemoration embodies Call to Action 80, as outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. We invite you to reflect on the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action, you can find the document here.

Learn, listen, and support Indigenous Peoples through these community events.

Metal Art Show & Sale | October 1 & 2

The much-loved Metal Art Show & Sale is back at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum this weekend. This event features the work of over 50 artisans. Find beautiful handcrafted jewellery, knives, sculptures, and more. This event is the perfect opportunity to get ahead on your holiday shopping!

Capital City Vintage Market | October 1 & 2

Everyone’s favourite vintage market is back! Browse vintage wares on the second floor of the Edmonton Downtown Farmers’ Market this weekend. With vendors selling preloved clothes, home goods, and so much more, there’s something at this market for everyone.

Comic Sans | until October 2

This weekend is your last chance to catch this exhibition at the Art Gallery of Alberta! Featuring works from several contemporary Canadian comic artists, Comic Sans explores how graphic art forms allow for limitless opportunities. An homage to Canada’s rich history of comic books & graphic novels, don’t miss out on this wonderful exhibition.

Additionally, the AGA is offering free admission on September 30 to recognize National Day for Truth & Reconciliation.

Pumpkins After Dark | September 29 – October 2

Head down to Borden Park this weekend for this year’s debut of Pumpkins After Dark, a unique festival featuring lit pumpkin sculptures! Explore the pathway, witness live pumpkin carving demonstrations, and snap tons of cute pictures! This event is perfect for the whole family.

Edmonton Elks | October 1

Cheer on the home team and witness professional CFL players in action this Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium. The Edmonton Elks face off against the Montreal Alouettes, hoping to secure their first home game win since 2019.

Harry Popper and the Little Mermaid Spell | October 1

Specially designed for little ones, Jubilations Jr.’s production of Harry Popper and the Mermaid Shell features a kid-friendly meal, interactive servers, and a hilarious show! This show is perfect for fans of Harry Potter and The Little Mermaid, so grab your tickets now!

SNAP Gallery – New exhibitions | opening October 1

Two exciting new exhibitions are opening at the Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists gallery this weekend. Nehiyaw Isko ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐤ, created by Cheyenne Rain LeGrande ᑭᒥᐊᐧᐣ of the Bigstone Cree Nation, grapples with the artist’s identity as an Indigenous femme through two performance pieces. Cheyenne Rain LeGrande’s work often speaks to both the past and the present, and she explore history, knowledge and traditional practices.

Just add oil; I feel cold is an exhibition by Kev Liang which engages with experiences of generational trauma, diaspora, and queerness. Using polyethylene blue tarps as his material, Liang reflects on his past, creating communities, and resisting capitalism.

Join SNAP for an opening reception on October 1, with a performance by Cheyenne Rain LeGrande at 7:30 pm.

Trixie and Katya Live | October 2

Everyone’s favourite drag duo will be at the Jubilee Auditorium this Sunday! Gaining widespread success through RuPaul’s Drag Race and their youtube series “UNHhhh,” Trixie and Katya are known for their quick wits and undeniable comedic connection. This live show promises to be completely unforgettable so make sure to check it out!

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