Events

Mountain Bike Clinics

Mountain Bike Clinics

May 4, 2024    
9:30 am
Embark on your Mountain Bike journey with the Spring Mountain Bike Clinics, designed to elevate your skills and boost your confidence on the trails. Whether you're a beginner seeking the thrill of the ride or an experienced rider looking to fine-tune your technique, these two hour clinics will get your season going. These have been designed for the independent riders who like to do their own thing.
AESA Esports Tour

AESA Esports Tour

May 4, 2024    
10:00 am
Looking to learn more about esports? Scholarships for students, career opportunities, and more, will all be explored with the AESA Esports Tour! Hosted by the Alberta Esports Association and partnered with NorQuest College and the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, this program will be an educational session on this exciting new industry, discussing health, wellness, digital citizenship, and followed by a Super Smash Brothers and Mario Kart tournament. Alberta Esports Association understands that while esports is an exciting activity, it also requires the same discipline and practices demonstrated in high-level traditional sports. This means living a healthy lifestyle, balancing esports with school, and much more. Join them as they help educate the local Edmonton community on what esports is all about and get ready to play!
Get Ready In The Park

Get Ready In The Park

Get Ready In the Park is a free, informative, interactive event that brings together all responders trained in assisting during emergency events. Come and see up close the helicopters, police vehicles and fire trucks along with other neat exhibits!
Jane's Walk: Mill Woods Tour

Jane's Walk: Mill Woods Tour

May 4, 2024    
10:00 am
Join MLA Christina Gray for a tour speaking to some of the progressive history of Mill Woods, including some of the housing co-ops & community gardens that were ground breaking at the time.
Little Striders

Little Striders

Is your little adventurer ready to take their first steps into the world of biking? Look no further than the Little Striders 4-week program, specially crafted for 3-4 year olds eager to embark on a thrilling journey of balance, coordination, and newfound confidence on their strider bikes! This 4-week curriculum is designed to progressively build essential skills for your little strider. Each session focuses on enhancing balance, coordination, and instilling a love for the ride.
Jane's Walk: Big Bold Idea's for 76th Avenue

Jane's Walk: Big Bold Idea's for 76th Avenue

May 4, 2024    
10:30 am
Walk along 76 Avenue and discuss how to rebuild this neighbourhood corridor so that it works for everyone, regardless of the mode of transportation they choose! Exploring Ritchie, King Edward Park, and Avonmore, discuss infrastructure choices the City could make to build a safer, more liveable corridor for the entire community. Come prepared with your best ideas, like more trees, added infrastructure to bike along, and better crosswalks.
Jane's Walk: Old Strathcona's Latter-Day Saint Heritage

Jane's Walk: Old Strathcona's Latter-Day Saint Heritage

May 4, 2024    
12:00 pm
Old Strathcona is significant to the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Edmonton. Two of the Church’s first rented halls in the city were in Strathcona and so was its first purpose-built meetinghouse. Step back in time with Erik Backstrom for a lively discussion of how history, architecture and faith came together in one of Edmonton’s best-loved communities.
Jane's Walk: UofA Campus Tour

Jane's Walk: UofA Campus Tour

May 4, 2024    
1:00 pm
Starting with a quick dunk tank history lesson about the University. From there, touring the three original student residences, and then onward for a glimpse of the observatory and the Nano building. Next, the newest science building for a bit of a break indoors. Off to the second Power Plant and Triffo Hall, both heritage buildings following that. Finally, towards the LRT to have a look at St Stephen’s College and the major external renovations to the old Med Building.
Jane's Walk: Walking and Talking Trees

Jane's Walk: Walking and Talking Trees

May 4, 2024    
1:00 pm
Join Dustin Bajer, a passionate proponate of urban trees, as he walks and talks about the stupendous value of urban trees. Check out a small urban fruit tree nursey; consider the backyard trees that stay behind even after a house is gone; and consider how trees shape a city whether they are planted in a public park, an urban farm, a boulevard, or in the river valley!
Star Wars at the Capitol

Star Wars at the Capitol

May the 4th be with you! Join us to celebrate Star Wars Day with a screening of the iconic Star Wars: A New Hope in the historical Capitol Theatre. Enjoy a fully licensed concession in the beautiful theatre and embark on this classic adventure.
WNBA live

WNBA live

May 4, 2024    
5:00 pm
The 2024 WNBA Canada Game presented by Tangerine will be the second preseason WNBA game to ever be played in Canada and the fourth preseason WNBA game outside of the United States, following previous games in Toronto, ON (2023); Manchester, England (2011) and Monterrey, Mexico (2004).
Star Wars at the Capitol

Star Wars at the Capitol

May the 4th be with you! Join us to celebrate Star Wars Day with a screening of the iconic Star Wars: A New Hope in the historical Capitol Theatre. Enjoy a fully licensed concession in the beautiful theatre and embark on this classic adventure.
Across The Stars

Across The Stars

May 4, 2024    
7:30 pm
The Mill Creek Colliery Band invites you on a trip “Across the Stars” in this space-themed concert. This event will bring you to the edge of your seat by travelling to the edges of the universe in what will surely be a night out of this world!
Jennifer Berezan in Concert

Jennifer Berezan in Concert

May 4, 2024    
7:30 pm
Singer-songwriter Jennifer Berezan is an artist who called Edmonton home for a period of time and Alberta was central to her life during her formative years. While she eventually settled in Berkley California, which has been her home for a few decades, this gifted artist returns to Edmonton for a concert at the Cosmopolitan Music Society in the heart of Strathcona.
May the Perfect Fourth Be With You

May the Perfect Fourth Be With You

May 4, 2024    
7:30 pm
This concert includes a range of selections from Renaissance to Contemporary, Sanctuary to Stage. The line-up includes Magnificat by Lana Walter, Ubi Caritas by Ola Gjeilo, Mary Speaks by Daniel Gawthrop, plus a set of toe-tapping tongue twisters. Enjoy the extended Avian Feature, and the signature Excentrica sing-along now featuring Patently Perfect 4th Participation.
Schubert's Unfinished Symphony

Schubert's Unfinished Symphony

May 2, 2024 - May 4, 2024    
7:30 pm
Barber’s whimsical Violin Concerto spotlights Concertmaster Robert Uchida with poetic music that will sweep you off your feet. It’s a mystery why Schubert left his eighth symphony unfinished, although one historian claimed, “He could never have finished it because nothing could approach the originality, power, and skill of the first two movements.” On the other hand, Beethoven wrote four different overtures for his one opera, of which the third is the most impressive, and most popular.   Join the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra for an Evening of Schubert with Robert Uchida and Conductor Shiyeon Sung.
Unir

Unir

May 3, 2024 - May 4, 2024    
7:30 pm
Watch the world premiere of Unir with Ballet Edmonton. The final piece for the 2023/24 season is choreographed by company dancer Connor McLeary. The idea of “struggle” is an overarching theme within this piece, exploring how personal struggle can manifest itself physically. The movement, the music and the minds of each Ballet Edmonton artist have played a part in how this work has evolved.
Alberta Champions Cup

Alberta Champions Cup

May 3, 2024 - May 4, 2024    
All Day
North America's Largest Spring Hockey Tournament: The Alberta Champions Cup. Held annually in Calgary, AB & Edmonton, AB. Get ready for a weekend packed with unforgettable moments on the ice!
Jabulani Arts Festival

Jabulani Arts Festival

The Ribbon Rouge Foundation proudly announces the debut of the Jabulani Arts Festival, a vibrant celebration of African, Caribbean, and Black Albertan culture. This inaugural event promises three days filled with captivating performances, engaging workshops, and stunning visual art. The spotlight of the festival shines on Ogboingba Tries to Change Her Fate by The Foundation’s ArtSpace Team, a new theatre work. This innovative production revitalizes a captivating folktale from the Ijaw people of Nigeria, immersing audiences in a tale where courage meets destiny. Witness as a courageous woman boldly confronts the creator, navigating a path of transformation and self-discovery. The festival also features a diverse array of artistic showcases, including a vibrant visual art exhibit, and dynamic dance and soul-stirring poetry showcases. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops, providing accessible avenues for community members to engage with the arts. Some events are free of charge, ensuring inclusivity and welcoming all members of the community to experience the magic of the Jabulani Arts Festival firsthand.
Butterdome Craft Sale

Butterdome Craft Sale

Get ready, Edmonton! The Butterdome Craft Sale is taking over the U of A Butterdome, bringing together over 110 Canadian artists, makers, and designers for an unforgettable shopping experience. Discover a curated selection of handmade treasures, from textiles and jewellery to ceramics and gourmet foods. Connect with passionate creatives, hear their stories, and find the perfect gift for Mother's Day – or treat yourself to something special. Don't miss out on this premier spring event!
Drawn to Character

Drawn to Character

May 4, 2024 - May 5, 2024    
10:00 am
Participants will enjoy a full day of character creation and world building! Choose to explore either table top roleplaying, led by Mason Repka and held at Red Claw Gaming! Or choose comic book creation with Cowboy Dan Schneider and Chelsea Wong held at Rolling Tales. Or, spend the whole weekend with YouthWrite and do both!
Pysanka Showcase

Pysanka Showcase

March 19, 2024 - May 6, 2024    
11:00 am
The annual ACUA Pysanka Showcase starts March 19. This year's showcase features some brand new work from a number of pysanka artists this Easter season. Update your Easter basket or give someone a truly unique handmade gift this season from a local artist.
Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival

Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival

April 26, 2024 - May 6, 2024    
All Day
This year’s festival has over 40 films, filmmaker panels, an animation workshop and more. Each film was selected by our jury from over 200 entries. There are documentaries, shorts, features, animations, and films from seasoned professionals and first time directors. The films hail from all over the world including: Canada, the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Chile, Japan, and for the first time, Iran. DIIFF will once again have both in person and online screenings.
Rent! Presented by Elope Musical Theatre

Rent! Presented by Elope Musical Theatre

May 3, 2024 - May 11, 2024    
7:30 pm
Join ELOPE for one of Broadway’s most popular and powerful shows! Loosely based on Puccini’s La Boheme, RENT! tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in Lower Manhattan’s East Village. The production is set during the thriving days of the bohemian culture of Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
CANstruction Edmonton

CANstruction Edmonton

May 4, 2024 - May 12, 2024    
11:00 am
Canstruction is a not for profit event that began in 1992 in New York as a friendly competition between architects, engineers, designers, contractors and the community in general to design and build amazing sculptures out of cans of food. These colossal structures are judged for various awards such as Best Original Design, Best Use of Labels, Best Meal and Structural Ingenuity. At the conclusion of the event all food items are donated to local food banks.
Paranormal Cirque

Paranormal Cirque

May 2, 2024 - May 12, 2024    
5:30 pm
Are you ready Edmonton? Do you love thrilling, wicked, sexy, or even dangerous things? Paranormal Cirque will expose you to a unique creation of combined theatre, circus, and cabaret with a new European style flare. Cirque Italia is now presenting a brand-new show for a MATURE audience! This innovative horror story features different shades of sexy and an incomparable storyline – the only thing you can be sure of during this unique experience is that you will not know what to expect!  It might be hard to divide reality and illusion!
The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

April 20, 2024 - May 12, 2024    
7:30 pm
Adapted by Catherine Bush from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, and directed by Daryl Cloran. A swashbuckling adventure for the whole family! Newly arrived in Paris, with the skill of a swordsman and the heart of a warrior, D’artagnan wishes to join the renowned Musketeers, but first he must prove himself worthy. To win the heart of Constance and save king and country he sets off with the Musketeers to thwart a plot by the evil Cardinal Richelieu. Together, they'll fight All For One and One For All! A co-production with the Arts Club Theatre Company in Vancouver.
Tiny Beautiful Things

Tiny Beautiful Things

April 24, 2024 - May 12, 2024    
7:30 pm
Anonymous online columnist “Sugar” receives thousands of letters asking for advice, and with her own particular brand of brutal honesty and incisive empathy, helps those [...]
Journey of the Horse

Journey of the Horse

April 20, 2024 - May 26, 2024    
11:00 am
Follow the journey of early Chinese settlers in Alberta in this two-part exhibit at the Mah Society of Edmonton. Come see our collection of fascinating objects, immerse yourself in our historic recreations, and read personal stories that illustrate the challenges and triumphs of Edmonton’s Chinese community. Immerse yourself in this historic experience and learn more about Edmonton’s past.
King of the Hill

King of the Hill

April 17, 2024 - May 29, 2024    
7:00 pm
A cast from the Grindstone Improv Ensemble pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create characters, scenes and comedy sketches on the spot. After each round, the audience decides on the winning pair who will stay on for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings. In this knockout comedy battle you'll see which fools are truly King of the Hill!
Sip & Celebrate Mom

Sip & Celebrate Mom

May 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024    
7:30 am
All month long guests can visit any OEB Breakfast Co. location to sip on the Mom’osa and join in the celebration of motherhood. In addition to the Mom’osa, OEB Breakfast Co. will have their regular menu available for dine-in and take-out, with plenty of delicious sweet and savoury options for the whole family to enjoy.
Creating Beauty - A Watercolour Exhibit

Creating Beauty - A Watercolour Exhibit

April 6, 2024 - June 2, 2024    
11:00 am
Exhibiting artworks created by a group of 11 emerging artists, alumni of the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension Visual Arts certificate Program, who studied the Introductory Watercolour Technique course with curator Amy Loewan. The theme of this exhibition is about creating beauty. It is not about 'pretty or glamour', it is about expressing beauty with a deep sense of reverence to human relationships and to the natural world.
All Guts, No Glory Art Exhibit

All Guts, No Glory Art Exhibit

April 26, 2024 - June 8, 2024    
10:00 am
All Guts, No Glory – a body of most recent and compelling works by Krissya Iraheta, an emerging American-born and Edmonton-based interdisciplinary visual artists – is an exploration of lost innocence and resilience in the darkest of times. Iraheta brings together themes of trauma, religion, sexuality, interiority, and the harsh struggle to suppress vulnerability in order to survive.
Panoramada Art Exhibit

Panoramada Art Exhibit

April 26, 2024 - June 8, 2024    
10:00 am
PANORAMADA – the exquisitely executed body of textile works by Caitlin Thompson, a Calgary-based textile and multimedia artist and art educator – animates the gallery space with colorful needleworks incorporating embroidery, appliqué, and repeating patterns. The natural and the digital collide in imagery of landscapes – made both by hand and with machine. PANORAMADA is an exhibition of embroidermation – combining both embroidery and animation to create looping, revolving scenes of landscapes nodding towards the history of the panoramic vista.
Grindstone Theatre School's Spring camps and classes are live!

Grindstone Theatre School's Spring camps and classes are live!

April 13, 2024 - June 9, 2024    
All Day
The Grindstone Theatre School Spring Classes are now open for registration! This spring, Grindstone Theatre School’s programming offers a variety of returning favourites, and new classes launching by popular demand.
Minutiae

Minutiae

March 9, 2024 - June 15, 2024    
10:00 am
Minutiae is a fascinating display of miniature artworks created by 54 artists across Canada. These tiny works are meant to be observed up close and personal, exploring the intricate details and thoughtfully crafted designs. The exhibition includes diverse works, such as aspic salad brooches, miniature pottery studios, and silver candlesticks designed for birthday candles. Each piece showcases the artist's attention to detail and ability to create in the smallest forms. What does minutiae mean to you? Come and explore this unique exhibition and discover the magnitude in the minutest of details.
Musical Mornings

Musical Mornings

April 21, 2024 - June 16, 2024    
9:00 am
Join Ms. Kate for a musical morning and meet musicians from the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Together, you'll sing, laugh, and be amazed by all the things instruments can do with a fun variety of familiar tunes. Designed for ages 1 - 5, come and learn with your child in the upstairs lobby of the Winspear Centre.
The Beach Boys of Summer

The Beach Boys of Summer

April 12, 2024 - June 16, 2024    
6:30 pm
Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents The Beach Boys of Summer. Get ready to be transported back to summer with a show that celebrates the iconic Beach Boys and their timeless sound. So grab your sunglasses and get ready to feel the warmth of the sun and the sound of the surf as we take you back to the beach for an unforgettable night.
09 Apr

Grease!

April 9, 2024 - June 16, 2024    
All Day
GREASE IS THE WORD! Get ready to hand jive – the most iconic rockabilly musical in the world is coming to the Mayfield! It’s 1959 [...]
Echoes of Thunder

Echoes of Thunder

February 24, 2024 - June 22, 2024    
12:00 pm
In Chinese culture, the dragon is a mythical shapeshifter whose most common form is a composite of various animals. As a revered protector that remains obscured from human sight, the legend of the dragon is rooted in the sound and rain of thunderstorms and other weather events. Using select objects from the Mactaggart Art Collection, Echoes of Thunder: Unveiling the Mythical Chinese Dragon aims to illustrate the origin of the Chinese dragon and its importance and significance in Chinese culture. Available for viewing on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Angkor's way!

Angkor's way!

February 23, 2024 - June 28, 2024    
10:00 am
In the heart of an ancient empire lies a tale waiting to be told, and this February, the world is invited to embark on an extraordinary journey through history. Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia, an international feature exhibition, promises an immersive experience that unveils the secrets of one of the greatest empires the world has even known. Become a part of the Angkor narrative with interactive activities that let you build a temple, touch ancient sculptures, and flex your archaeological detective skills. It’s not just a spectator sport; it’s an opportunity to be an active participant in the unravelling of Angkor’s mysteries. 
The 11 O'Clock Number

The 11 O'Clock Number

April 13, 2024 - June 29, 2024    
9:00 pm
The 11 O’clock Number is Grindstone’s award winning improvised musical comedy! Based on suggestions from the audience the cast improvises a brand new musical comedy on the spot, complete with twisting plots and showstopping numbers. Laughs are guaranteed.
Ebb and Flow

Ebb and Flow

March 23, 2024 - July 7, 2024    
11:00 am
The works in Ebb and Flow are about water in its literal form, the manipulation of water as tool of colonial violence, water as matrilineal connector and water as earth forming geological force and keeper of geologic time.
Dwayne Martineau: Boreal Fortress

Dwayne Martineau: Boreal Fortress

March 2, 2024 - August 4, 2024    
11:00 am
Boreal Fortress uses images of trees, bark, weeds and detritus from our aspen parkland ecosystem that are made uncanny through mirroring techniques. This installation towers above Main Hall and its massive scale is designed to make the images of trees feel strange yet familiar. This cluster of trees suggests a secret passageway or a swirling vortex. However, this is an illusionistic fictional entryway into an elusive space that cannot be entered. This fortress gives a feeling of discovery but confronts viewers with a space they cannot enter and forces you to think about what we can and cannot access. Boreal Fortress evokes a sense of ancient connection to environmental knowledge that lays beyond the conscious mind.
Dinosaurs - The Exhibition

Dinosaurs - The Exhibition

March 23, 2024 - September 9, 2024    
9:00 am
Get up close with life-sized dinosaurs and skeleton casts that will bring you back to the Mesozoic Era, time of the dinosaurs, which includes the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. Hear them roar, see them move, and compare how you measure up over 10,000 square feet of dinosaurs!
Here & Now Exhibit

Here & Now Exhibit

April 17, 2024 - September 29, 2024    
10:00 am
Discover Alberta’s unique cultural heritage through Albertan artists. Presented in partnership with the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA), Here & Now showcases 12 Alberta artists whose work was recently acquired to AFA’s collection through the Art Acquisition by Application program. The artworks featured in Here & Now tackle themes of identity, dis/ability, female strength, and human impacts on the land. These artists join the more than 1,700 Albertans represented in the AFA Art Collection, the biggest and only public art collection dedicated to Alberta art.
Damian Moppett: Untitled Abstract Drawing in Space

Damian Moppett: Untitled Abstract Drawing in Space

March 17, 2020 - December 31, 2024    
11:00 am
The Art Gallery of Alberta commissioned Canadian artist Damian Moppett to create an installation for long-term display in the AGA Atrium. This work is intended to be a scaled-up sketch that occupies the space in the AGA's atrium as if it was drawn in the air. Shapes and lines are fabricated out of cut aluminum plate, which have been arranged and painted to recreate a 'fast' artistic abstract drawing. Moppett's recent large-scale public sculptures have all been centered around the idea of making a relatively 'quick' drawing or painting into a large three-dimensional sculpture while still trying to convey the immediate graphic simplicity of the original drawing or painting. This work will maintain the qualities of a sketch with drawing materials and blow them up to architectural or larger-than-life scale.
Probably Plausibly Possibly

Probably Plausibly Possibly

March 23, 2024 - March 1, 2025    
11:00 am
Probably, Plausibly, Possibly is the newest iteration of our Children’s Gallery seeking to imagine what the AGA will be another 100 years into the future. Kids and families step into a time machine where they listen to and hear what is happening in a future world. As co-creators of the future, kids participate in reflective art activities to cultivate a vision and path forward.