Lindork’s Lists #163 – Indigenous Film, Sips N Snacks, Spirits and more!
Newsletter for April 12-18, 2023
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Things to Do This Week
We’re still in a pandemic! In general, please stay home if sick, mask up, get boosted, etc.
Experience the Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival
Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary—making it Canada’s oldest running Indigenous Film Festival! Check out works by Indigenous artists in film, video, radio, and new media from April 19-23—they’re screening 52 films at Metro Cinema Garneau Theatre + workshops and community events at Milner Library.
Experience Embrace Pole Art & Fitness’ Annual Showcase (5509 76 Ave.)
Get tickets for Embrace Pole Art & Fitness for their annual spring showcase this Saturday, April 15 from 3-5 p.m. It’s a celebration of their 7th anniversary and featuring performances by Embrace’s students and instructors. Note: while the show is not restricted to adults only, due to the sensual nature of some of the content please use discretion!
Get tickets to Alien Babes Burlesque (Beercade, 10544 82 Ave.)
Head to Beercade on Whyte for an evening of Aliens and Oddities. This is a unique burlesque show taking place on Sunday, April 16th from 6-9 p.m. It’s a show sure to “scintillate, seduce, and send you to space!” There will also be 10% off food with a purchase of tickets online, $5 highballs and $6 tequila.
Check out Pysanky for Peace (Kingsway Mall)
The Pysanky for Peace exhibit is on at Kingsway Mall until April 30. Newcomer artists from Ukraine painted 14 oversized Pysanky eggs that you + orgs can bid on to raise money for Ukrainian Canadian Social Services.
Experience The Prairie Improv Federation: Chucklemania (Grindstone Theatre)
You’ve heard of pro-wrestlers, but have you ever seen PRO-IMPROVISORS? The very best in improv sports entertainment will compete in the ultimate showdown at this larger than life show The Prairie Improv Federation: Chucklemania at the Grindstone Theatre taking place this Saturday, April 15 from 7-8 p.m.
Get tickets to Pretty Woman: The Musical (Northern Jubilee Auditorium)
Pretty Woman: The Musical is in Edmonton this week April 11-16. based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, the show will lift your spirits and light up your heart.
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
Try a new daily special from Hawaiian Poke & More (7256 101 Ave.)
Hawaiian Poke & More has new hours and new daily specials to take advantage of this month from Monday’s poke bowl with 2 free toppings to Tuesday’s buy one get a second 50% off poke burrito on Tuesdays, a $20 meal plate on Wed & Thurs or weekend specials (ask them when you’re there!)
Do a tour and tasting at Strathcona Spirits (10122 81 Ave.)
Strathcona Spirits is now offering in-person distillery tours and tastings on Saturdays! Learn about their stills, processes, ingredients and more, then do a full spirit tasting. You can book a tour online.
Get 50% off for the grand opening of Yunshang Rice Noodle (10167 109 St.)
The new Yunshang Rice Noodle in downtown Edmonton is holding their Grand Opening event this week, offering 50% off their Crossing the Bridge Rice Noodles and Braised Chicken / Rice/Hand-pulled Noodle dishes on April 15 & 16 from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. Expect line-ups!
Sip N Snack at Partake (12431 102 Ave.)
Thanks to Jon for this reminder about Partake’s Sips N Snacks deal on Sundays. Every Sunday, Partake offers $8 classic cocktails, $10 glasss of wine and a range of rotating snacks priced from $3-$9. They make amazing food and drink so highly recommend if you haven’t tried yet!
Order up a sizzling plate and dessert specials at Teapsy Lab (10538 82 Ave.)
I was craving a sizzling plate from Teapsy Lab so had to satisfy those cravings this week! Since Hanjan bought them, they’ve also introduced Hanjan Korean bingsu desserts and Honey Butter Bread to the cafe, in addition to their usual snacks and bubble tea!
Soak up the sun and warmer weather on an Edmonton patio! (various locations)
We had such a great time on the patio of Fu’s Repair Shop over the long weekend. Check it out if you haven’t been yet! Some favourite dishes of the night include Mr. Chen’s Beef Noodle Bowl, Siu Aap 5 Spice Duck Tacos, Truffle Siu Mai pork and shrimp dumplings and the Wai Siu Chow Fan house fried rice with house-made cha-siu BBQ pork. Yum!
Depending on if spots think we’re in the Spring of Deception or Real Spring, additional patios should have opened up or be opening up very soon!!
Grab some charitable cupcakes at Crave (7929 104 St.)
Crave Cupcakes is offering Oilers-themed cupcakes on April 13 only in support of The Ben Stelter Foundation. To celebrate the Oilers clinching a playoff spot and in time for the final game of the regular season, all proceeds from the sale of each single “Play La Bamba, Baby”, “Orange Heart” cupcake, and “Ben Stelter cupcake pack” will be donated to the Ben Stelter Foundation to help children fighting Glioblastoma and other cancers.
Head to the Jasper Place Curling Club’s FREE Wine, Beer and Spirit Tasting!
Jasper Place Curling Club is hosting a FREE Wine, Beer and Spirit Tasting this Friday April 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. They are just asking that you make a donation to the club or other non-profits/charities at the event. Make sure you bring your ID! You do not have to be a member / curler to participate.
Eaten 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.
Small Business Spotlight
Share this barbershop with the men in your life! House of Handsome is a locally-owned barbershop that offers regular hair cuts, full hot shaves, highlights, beard trims, buzz cuts, skin fades, facial care, waxes, massages and more, with various locations in the Edmonton area—they just opened their third location! House of Handsome is actually where Mike goes to get his hair cut! They reached out to let me know about their new location so I thought I’d shout out to them this week.
New on the Blog
Take a peek inside our Pokemon-themed baby nursery! We’re pretty pleased with how it turned out and considering how much time we’ve spent in there since baby was born, we’re happy with how cute and comfortable/functional it is.
From the Blog Vault
It’s a bit cringey to look back on now (lol) but around this time back in 2020 (early pandemic days) instead of baking bread I decided to learn 30 TikTok dances and shared a blog post about it. It was a lot of fun at the time and I was told it brought many people joy too lol.
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Some News to Know
Here’s a few local / national news you may be interested in—from light and heartwarming to hopeful, political, and more!
This long-distance love story between two Alberta dogs is pretty adorable.
This is wild: an Alberta woman is desperately trying to get rid of 133,000 Rum & Butter chocolate bars before they expire in June.
Congratulations to this Edmonton dance group for impressing judges on Canada’s Got Talent!
Here’s what you need to know about e-scooters in Edmonton this season.
Edmonton’s response to homeless camps needs to change, says councillors and advocates—because clearly what’s been done isn’t working or helping anyone who needs it.
Popular on my Blog Right Now
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