Lindork’s Lists #112 – Dance parties, magic shows, and a meat-y GIVEAWAY!

Lindork’s Lists #112 – Dance parties, magic shows, and a meat-y GIVEAWAY!

Newsletter for April 13 – 19, 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!

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Things to do this week: Downtown Defrost dance party, Afro x Soca patio party, Masters of Illusion magic show and more!
  • Dance the weekend away at the Downtown Defrost (various locations)

    • Edmonton’s annual outdoor winter dance party Downtown Defrost returns this weekend April 15 and 16 at The Backyard (10004 103A Ave), The Common (9910 109 St.) and 9910 ((9910 109 St). This is a family-friendly winter celebration of dance music, created by Night Vision Music and Wheelhouse Productions. Kids 12 and under are free.

  • Experience magic at the Masters of Illusion show (Winspear Centre)

    • The Masters of Illusion show at the Winspear Centre takes place Thursday April 14 at 8 p.m. This is America’s largest touring magic show where you can expect jaw-dropping grand illusions and laugh out loud comedy magic as performers from around the world show you magic combining fantasy, fervor and flair.

  • Mark the 110th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic (TELUS World of Sci)

    • April 14 marks the 110th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The TELUS World of Science invites you to explore the details of the fateful night with their special event Titanic Revisited, featuring exhibitions, a live “first-person recap,” historian chat and Titanica documentary virtual Q&A and more.

  • Check out the Afro x Soca Patio Party (Station on Jasper 10524 Jasper Ave.)

    • La Connexional x SocaFit present Afro x Soca Patio Party at the patio of Station on Jasper this Saturday April 16 from 1-6 p.m. “Spring doesn’t exist at LaCo. It’s called: Early Summer!” Live DJ will play the best in Afro beats, soca, dancehall, reggae, salsa, reggaeton, hip hop and more! You’re encouraged to wear white, yellow or red (though that is optional).

  • Celebrate Easter around Edmonton! (various locations)

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.

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Eats to consider this week: boba milk cake, Middle Eastern eats, west Edmonton chocolate & coffee and more!
  • Warm up with some Chinese hot pot at 97 Hot Pot (10602 97 St. – Chinatown)

  • Try an interactive boba milk tea cake from Whyte House Cafe (10813 82 Ave.)

  • Taste some chocolate and coffee at ch. cafeteria (14802 Stony Plain Rd.)

    • I grabbed a ‘chocolate rice cake cookie’ from ch. cafeteria on Stony Plain Road this week and it was so tasty! ch. cafeteria is an awesome chocolate and coffee shop with a Mexican twist. They also offer brunch items now.

  • Order a Middle Eastern food platter from Jerusalem Shawarma (2213 101 St.)

    • My sister-in-law recently ordered a delicious BBQ tray from Middle Eastern eatery Jerusalem Shawarma in South Common and it was delicious! They also have an excellent garlic sauce to go with your meats, rice, and potatoes. Yum, yum, yum.

  • Say goodbye and support Ono Poke Co. one last time (10142 104 St.)

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.


You missed an exclusive giveaway!


This week’s email newsletter subscribers got a chance to enter to win 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 regularly run giveaways ONLY for my email subscribers, so in addition to getting a curated list of things to do, eat and know each week in Edmonton first (each Wednesday), subscribers can also win free stuff at awesome local businesses! 

Stay tuned—next Wednesday’s newsletter (April 20) will feature an another exclusive giveaway just for newsletter subscribers! 

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Small Business Spotlight


I’ve been informed that April is National Oral Health Month so a suggested business to spotlight was District Dental, a full service, family dental practice located at 10220 103 Ave. in the Stantec Tower (downtown). District Dental focuses on prevention (regular hygiene prevents things like gum disease, bone loss, potential tooth loss). They also do dental implants, crowns, teeth whitening and more services. New patients get free teeth whitening or sleep apnea screening test. Shout out to District Dental and all local dentists and clinics this National Oral Health Month and just a general reminder to go get your teeth checked as you probably haven’t in awhile!


Watch Episode 30 of Lindork Does Life


Episode 30 of my new YouTube video series #LindorkDoesLife is out!

In this episode, I show you a not-so-secret food gem in the city—Ernest’s Dining Room at NAIT!

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* note the listed playlist view count is wrong—I have more video views than that!! lol 


Now Public: Q&A with Shani Gwin


Every other Sunday, I profile a new “interesting person” in a Q&A series just for paid newsletter subscribers. Then a month later, I share the Q&A publicly on my blog!

Check out my Q&A with pipikwan pêhtâkwan Founder and Proud Mother Shani Gwin in the latest public version of my Lindork’s Lists: Q&A series.

My Q&A with Shani Gwin first went out to paid newsletter subscribers on Sunday, Mar 13, 2022.

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Popular on my Blog Right Now


Popular posts on my blog the week of April 13, 2022.

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 appointment at Vietnamese family-owned nail salon V5 Nails with code LINDORK10 in April and May 2022. (Use for as many appointments as you want within the two month period).

  • Get 10% off your booking at Baker Creek Mountain Resort using code LINDORK

  • 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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