Another film festival kicks off on May 4: Reel Femme 2009 is a four-day celebration of women in film.
Changing Together: A Centre for Immigrant Women is hosting its third annual Multicultural Fair on May 6-9. Look for unique arts, crafts and jewellery from Peru, Mexico, Egypt, India, China, South Africa, Philippines and Indonesia, among others.
Did you know the city’s International Basketball League team the Edmonton Chill are now the Edmonton Energy? Help cheer them on in their first home game on May 8.
Volunteers are hard to come by these days – why not consider helping out one of the local festivals this summer? Check out opportunities available at the Festival Volunteer Fair, May 13 at the TransAlta Arts Barns.
If you love commercials, you might want to check out a screening of the World’s Hottest Commercials, a fundraiser for the Edmonton International Film Festival. It runs May 14-17 at Metro Cinema.
Something I’m most looking forward to this month – the City Centre Market will again grace 104th Street on May 16. Check out their revamped website – it looks great!
A great opportunity to check out some of the local up and coming actors is in the Citadel’s annual Teens at the Turn Festival, May 22-29.
One of my favourite uses of Churchill Square returns on May 22 & 23 – bring your own lawn chair to enjoy Movies on the Square! I did last year, to watch my guilty pleasure HighSchool Musical.
Doors Open Alberta, an event that turns the spotlight on the province’s architectural heritage, is back on March 23-24 in Edmonton. Last year, I took advantage of the festival and went on a 104th Street walking tour and a Capital Modern Tour – it was a great opportunity to learn more about our city.
Organizations to promote all things local seem to be popping up all over the place. artsScene Edmonton seems to another such group – their launch event is taking place at Planet Ze Design on May 28.
Do you have suggestions for ETS on how they could improve transit service? Consider attending the first ever TransitCamp on May 30, an opportunity for citizens to discuss a range of topics with ETS officials.