March in Edmonton is for Fun!

It’s been two months since I stopped compiling events, and though in this time I have still been keeping tabs on what has been going on in Edmonton, it hasn’t been the same. I feel less connected somehow, and after coming across quite a few interesting activities that will take place over the next few weeks, I couldn’t resist an events throwback.

  • Winter Light continues this weekend with free skiing and sledding at Gallagher Park on Snow Daze, March 6, and a Star Party at Coronation Park on March 7. There’s nothing like free fun outside!
  • The Alberta Drama Festival Association presents Stage Struck 2009, Edmonton’s annual one-act festival, March 6 & 7. Details at Tix on the Square.
  • Edmonton Downtown Dining Week runs March 6-15. Pre fixe menus are $15 for lunch and either $25 or $50 for dinner at 21 restaurants in the core.
  • IDEAFest, an event with a format similar to BarCamp, is taking place on March 7. Mack is one of the presenters!
  • The Edmonton Jewish Film Festival is taking place on March 8 and 15 at the Royal Alberta Museum.
  • If classic films are what you are looking for, the Winter 2009 series put on by the Edmonton Film Society is called “Pretty women can be funny too”. Movies are every Monday at 8pm until the beginning of April. I’m eying Hepburn and Tracy’s Adam’s Rib.
  • Music Wednesdays continue at the McDougall United Church every Wednesday at noon hour in March.
  • I read about Pi Day for the first time two weeks ago, which is celebrated at 1:59 on 3/14. Join other mathematical revellers at the Telus World of Science on March 14. While you’re there, stick around for the Art of the Brick, which I wrote about back in January.
  • I’ve been in Stewart Lemoine withdrawal since the end of the Teatro la Quindicina season last fall, but luckily, his collaboration with the Grant MacEwan Theatre Arts program is just around the corner – The Addelpated Nixie runs March 13-21 at the John L. Haar Theatre.
  • The Alberta Student Film Festival is on March 20 and 21. Admission is by donation – a great price to check out some new local talent.
  • Winter Light’s final event is called Illuminations, and it will take place in Churchill Square on March 21. I plan to be there to check out the outdoor light and fire show!
  • 2009 is the International Polar Year, and the Royal Alberta Museum is hosting Dr. Andrew Derocher on March 26 for a free lecture on his research of the effects of climate change on polar bears.
  • Edmonton Public Library is holding their Spring Book Sale on March 28 and 29 at the Stanley Milner parking lot. Materials range in price from 50cents to $1, or fill your own box for $10.


6 thoughts on “March in Edmonton is for Fun!

  1. Thanks so much for posting this! My fiance and I were in Edmonton a little while ago and though chilly (!) we loved it. We especially liked the ski hill (seemingly) in the middle of town. All the events you’ve listed (especially IDEAFest) make us want to come back.

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