Lindork’s Lists #111 – Indigenous & Vintage Markets, Garlic Festival, ‘Schipps Creek’ and more!
Newsletter for April 6 – 12, 2022
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Things to Do This Week
If attending events, please check their COVID-19 safety requirements. It’s still a good idea to mask-up even if it’s no longer a provincial requirement. Get vaccinated/boosted. Stay safe!
This week, there’s a bunch of markets happening!
Shop Indigenous Artist Market Collective’s Spring Pop-up (10305 97 St.)
The Indigenous Artist Market Collective is hosting their Spring Pop-up Market sîkwâspinêwin ᓰᑳᐧᐢᐱᓀᐃᐧᐣ at Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market on April 9 and 10 (third floor—free parking on site, plus free admission!) April is also Ribbon Skirt Everyday Month and you’re encouraged to find a locally made ribbon skirt to purchase and wear (buy these items from Indigenous makers!)
Check out Capital City Vintage Market’s Weekend Pop-up (10305 97 St.)
Also at the Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market space on April 9 and 10 (second floor—free parking on site, plus free admission!), check out the Capital City Vintage Market! This market features 30 vintage-focused curators selling vintage clothing, accessories, home decor, kitchen and household goods. My friend Sharman will be a vendor through her vintage side business Armoire Inspiration.
Shop the Crafters to Rafters Spring Market in Stony Plain (Heritage Park)
Out west of Edmonton you’ll find the Crafters to Rafters Spring Market happening April 9 and 10 at Heritage Park in Stony Plain. Free admission + parking, and while you’re out in the area, use my Travel Guide to the Town of Stony Plain. If you’re in Spruce Grove (next to Stony Plain), try Barbacoa (steak house), Porta Romana (Italian), It Sushi (Japanese/Korean), Thairific (Thai cuisine) or El Taco Loco (Mexican).
Catch the “Schipps Creek” dinner theatre at Jubilations (West Edmonton Mall)
Jubilations Dinner Theatre’s newest production is “Schipps Creek” which tells a familiar tale of a rich family who loses their money and is forced to live like the regular world lives. “Whether you’re a fan of the show or just a fan of great music and laughter, it’s sure to be a great time!” This show runs April 8 to June 12.
Enjoy Kokopelli Choir’s After Dark Cabaret-style Show (10037 84 Ave.)
Edmonton’s Largest Community Choir, Kokopelli Choir is hosting an ‘After Dark’ cabaret-style show this Saturday night. Tickets are $27 and the performance features a mix of contemporary and traditional choral music in a cabaret-style show.
Got an Edmonton area event, virtual event, or something coming up you think my readers would be interested in knowing about? Let me know!
Food to Try This Week
Please continue safely supporting local restaurants, in whatever way works for your comfort levels. If not dining in, please do take-out! Mask-up and please stay home if you’re sick.
Get your garlic on at Sorrentino’s 30th Garlic Festival (various locations)
Eat, drink and STINK! Sorrentino’s restaurants are serving up special, garlic-themed menus this April to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their annual Garlic Festival. You can even take “the garlic dare” (add one to three extra dashes of fresh roasted garlic to your dish!)
Catch live music and a meal at Glasshouse (101 Riel Dr., St. Albert)
I recently learned that the Glasshouse Kitchen + Bar in St. Albert does live music every Friday night! This restaurant is located inside the Enjoy Centre. And if you’re not catching live music Fridays, they also have Happy Hours deals, a great looking brunch, and a kids menu as well.
Try the dill pickle pastrami pizza from Pink Gorilla (7018 109 St.)
Not only does it have an amazing Instagrammable Wall on its exterior, by local artists Lacey & Layla, but Pink Gorilla Pizzeria in the southside also has an house-made pastrami, fresh swiss, grainy mustard, pickled daikon and pickles I love! Thanks to Tracy for suggesting Pink Gorilla for this week’s food recommendations.
Don’t miss the final weekend of Downtown Dining Week (various locations)
Downtown Dining Week runs until April 10. Consider taking advantage of the $20, $35, $50, and $65 deals from nearly 60 restaurants in downtown Edmonton. So many excellent options to choose from!!
Try the new Happy Hour menu at Cactus Club (various locations)
I was invited to try the new Happy Hour menu at Cactus Club—featuring some new and old favourites, and it was awesome! (Cactus Club’s are always consistent). Can never go wrong with the peach bellini, truffle fries and prawn crunch rolls. They do late night Happy Hour too.
Ate something amazing recently? Want to show some love to a struggling restaurant? Have a take-out suggestion? Let me know to include in this newsletter.
Exclusive Giveaway -in April 13’s Email!
Stay tuned—next Wednesday’s newsletter will feature an exclusive giveaway just for newsletter subscribers.
You’ll be able to enter for a chance to win Lunch for 2 (a $50 gift card) to Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse West Edmonton location to celebrate their new a la carte lunch menu! I’ve partnered with Pampa to try the new lunch menu and tell you all about it! As with our previous Pampa experiences—lunch was delicious!
And nice to be able to enjoy Pampa favs without committing to a full all you can eat buffet at lunch (which you can do if you want as well lol). They’re also serving up one of my fav items from A Bite of Brazil cafe (their sister restaurant) at lunch—coxinha (chicken fritters!) and of course, cheesebread + grilled pineapple are must-orders!
Small Business Spotlight
Unbelts, is an Edmonton-based business specializing in ethically-made, sustainable belts. These are beautiful, stretchy belts that offer inclusive sizing, and was recently featured on the Oscars red carpet! Unbelts recently made a hilarious April Fools video and if you shop with my friend Brittney’s affiliate link, she gets some $ back. Unbelts works great as actually belts lol but I typically use them to add a fashion statement / cinched waist look to my dresses or jumpsuits. Fashionable + functional!
Also in local business news:
DON’T MISS THIS: My 10% off code for Alberta outdoor adventure store Breathe Outdoors (formerly Camper’s Village) ends on April 11.
Use code LINDORK in-store or online to get 10% off your order!
AND, I’ve partnered with my favourite local, Vietnamese family-owned nail salon V5 Nails, to offer 10% off your service in April and May 2022.
Use code LINDORK10 in the Notes section of V5 Nail’s online booking system to get 10% off your service! You can use this code as many times, for as many appointments, throughout April and May.
Watch Episode 29 of Lindork Does Life
Episode 29 of my new YouTube video series #LindorkDoesLife is out!
In this episode, I take you back to our Barbados trip, sharing 10 Things To Do on the Caribbean Island.
This Sunday: Q&A with Dr. Muna Saleh
Every other Sunday, I profile a new “interesting person” in a Q&A series just for paid newsletter subscribers. The next person I’ll be profiling this Sunday, April 10, 2022 is Dr. Muna Saleh, a local educator, researcher and community-based advocate (currently an Assistant Professor at Concordia University of Edmonton).
(photos by FO Photography)
Here’s an excerpt from our Q&A:
Muna: I started using social media about three years ago to find or form a community of educators who are engaging in anti-racism work. Maybe it was because I was not on social media for almost 40 years of my life, but I was not expecting the misogyny and racism I experienced on an almost daily basis for existing on the internet as an unapologetic (and opinionated) Palestinian Muslim woman in hijab. I wanted to use whatever platform I had as a form of mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors (more about this powerful framing can be found in this article written by Rudine Sims Bishop). My primary goal was for other women who are Muslim and/or Palestinian and/or in hijab and/or educators to see themselves reflected (particularly in Alberta).
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New on the Blog
I appeared on Cityline, North America’s longest-running daytime talk show for women, with host Tracy Moore, to chat about the volunteer-led, anti-racism education tool, Stop Race Based Hate, that I worked on with my friends Carmen, Jessie, and Kick Point digital marketing agency.
We talked about what led to the creation of the site, how language and acceptable language evolves—and it’s okay to stop saying phrases that we now know are harmful or hurtful, and ways people can be actively anti-racist.
Popular on my Blog Right Now
Here are the top four most popular posts on my blog this week:
Discount Codes You May Want To Use
I regularly partner with amazing businesses to promote their products or services and love to pass on discount codes for my followers. Here’s a few you might want to use this week:
Get 10% off your booking at Baker Creek Mountain Resort using code LINDORK
Get 10% off your at Breathe Outdoors (formerly Camper’s Village) with code LINDORK on purchases made before April 11, 2022
Get a free interior fridge cleaning add-on with Lil Sparkle or The Sparkle packages from Miraculous Maids with code LINDORK.
See more discount codes from great local businesses!
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