Lindork’s Lists #120 – A green carnival, free music fest, all day dim sum, and more!

Lindork’s Lists #120 – A green carnival, free music fest, all day dim sum, and more!

Newsletter for May June 8-14, 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—especially indoors. We’re still in a pandemic. Please get vaccinated/boosted!

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Things to do this week: A Green Carnival, Highlandia Fest, Next Fest Arts Fest, Philippine Heritage Month celebrations and more!
  • Check out Sustainival—the world’s first green carnival (Kingsway Mall)

    • Head over to the Kingsway Mall parking lot June 9-12 to catch Sustainival—the world’s first green carnival! Grab tickets for carnival rides, which are powered by renewable energy (so cool!) or take advantage of free activities! The grounds are ungated and free to enter with a lot of educational activities, games, and their signature game—the Green Beast Eco-Challenge!

  • Catch the return of Highlandia Festival (6602 Ada Blvd.)

    • “The best neighbourhood music fest this side of the North Saskatchewan” is back after a two-year hiatus. Highlandia Festival is happening in Henry Martell Park from 2-11 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, featuring food, vendors, and of course—free local live music.

  • Don’t miss the final weekend of Next Fest (Roxy Theatre)

    • Get your tickets to NextFest Arts Festival which runs until Sunday, June 12 with a range of arts, live theatre, dance and other performances taking place at the Roxy Theatre (10708 124 St.) There is also an online component.

  • Take in downtown Pride Month events and live music (various locations)

    • There’s a LOT of Pride events and live music happening in Downtown Edmonton this weekend—like Pride screenings at the Art Gallery, Pride parties at Evolution Wonderlounge, live music at Churchill Square on Thursday & Friday over lunch, and more! Check out this Downtown Event listing.

  • Celebrate Philippine Heritage Month at Sari Sari Mercado market

    • June is also Philippine Heritage Month (June is a busy month lol). Be sure to celebrate at the Sari Sari Mercado outdoor market presented by Yelo’d Ice Cream & Bake Shoppe and featuring local Filipino-owned makers, taking place 99 – 100 St. on 72 Ave. this weekend June 11 & 12.

Grab online raffle tickets to support the Kensington School Playground

  • Kensington School is a K-9 school serving Edmonton for over 60 years—and it doesn’t have its own playground. They are currently fundraising to support the playground and you can buy online raffle tickets until end of day Thurs June 9. Right now the pot is over $10,000 (winner takes half). They’re also selling tickets to a Black Tie Gala for later in September in support of the Kensington Playground project as well.

Plan your next mountain getaway with a Jasper Park Lodge event!

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.

Lindorks Lists 120 - Things to Do, Eat Know This Week Explore Edmonton Food Events Restaurants
Eats this week: Brews in a Street Car, downtown fried chicken, Pride Party Pack and more!
  • Order up a MacEwan University + DeVine Wines Pride Party Pack

    • MacEwan Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity have teamed up with DeVine Wine and Spirits to present a Pride Party Pack you can order to celebrate Pride Month! Packages include drink and snacks donated by local LGBTQ2S+ supportive businesses perfect if you’re hosting any Pride Party (choose the Boozy or Fizzy packages). Each pack is $63 and all proceeds are donated to MacEwan Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity. Browse and order here.

  • Try all day dim sum at LUCKY KITCHEN 美味小厨 (10346 University Ave.)

    • Thanks to Thy for sending in this recommendation for food you should try this week: LUCKY KITCHEN 美味小厨 offers all day Chinese dim sum and when asked for a specific dish suggestion, Thy told me:

      • “Everything is good!”

    • Speaking of all-day dim sum, I also recently had dim sum for dinner with some friends at the always good Tasty Noodle (3203 Calgary Trail).

  • Go on a Highlands food crawl (various locations)

    • If you’re planning to check out the free Highlandia Music Festival in the Highlands neighbourhood this Saturday, I’d suggest taking advantage of the neighbourhood eats! Consider stops at Bodega Highlands, Fox Burger, and Kind Ice Cream, plus candy from Be-A-Bella!

  • Check out the new Seoul Fried Chicken Downtown (10145 104 St.)

    • Seoul Fried Chicken, home to arguably one of the best lunch deals in town—and some of the best fried chicken in town—has opened a Downtown Edmonton (104 Street) location! My order is the lunch box which comes with 5pc chicken (Get garlic soy), two sides (if I can get two pesto mac and cheeses I do—this is a cold pesto noodle dish, and it is VERY GOOD) plus a drink. Delicious! Congrats on the new location.

  • Get tickets to the Street Car Cask Party Series presented by The Common

    • I was invited to check out the Street Car Cask Party Series presented by The Common last weekend and had so much fun! This is a one-hour ride / hang out on the heritage High Level Street Car and includes 2 pours on board, plus one pour back at The Common after your ride is over. You also get snacks on board too! Brews + snacks come from rotating, local breweries and restaurants. These events run every Thursday until October. Learn more + get tickets and check out an Instagram Reel video I made about it! (Thanks to The Common for hosting me!)

You may also be interested (and saddened) to learn this food news…

Huy Fong Foods has informed its customers they are facing a severe shortage of chili (due to weather conditions affecting chili pepper quality) and are suspending production of sriracha and sambal oelek (eep!!) I do not support hoarding things generally but I do anticipate there will be some frenzy in the grocery stores to try and stock up on these products for the next little while…

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.

Watch Episode 37 of Lindork Does Life

In Episode 37 of my weekly YouTube Video blog series Lindork Does Life, Mike and I go around the City of Spruce Grove (located just west of Edmonton) to take advantage of their annual Free Cycle sustainability event. I call it a “treasure hunt!”

New on the Blog

I was on Cityline TV (North America’s longest-running daytime talk show for women) sharing with host Tracy Moore four unique classes you can take across Canada.

Shout out to Fairmont Hotel Macdonald for lending me their pool for the segment!

Watch the segment / read the blog post

Cityline TV - cool quirky unique classes to take in Canada - Linda Hoang
My Q&A with Elli McDine first went out to paid newsletter subscribers on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

This Sunday: Q&A with Brittlestar

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, June 12, 2022 is social media darling / personality and content creator Brittlestar – Stewart Reynolds.

My Q&A with Brittlestar (Stewart Reynolds) goes out first to paid newsletter subscribers on Sunday, June 12, 2022.

Here’s an except from the Q&A:

I was 43 when I started my social media content creator journey. I would get invited to these social media conferences and I would be excited to meet other creators whose videos I had seen… then I’d meet them and realize they were less than half my age. Then I’d ask where their parents were. Opportunity doesn’t care how old you are and it’s not very punctual! – Brittlestar

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