Lindork’s Lists #170 – Sheep 🐑 Parade, Prime Rib 🥩, Pride Month 🌈, and a Soundtrack Music Festival 🎶 Giveaway!
Newsletter for May 21-June 6, 2023
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Soundtrack Music Festival Giveaway
The Soundtrack Music Festival is coming to Kinsmen Park in Edmonton this June 16-17! Performers include Nelly, Third Eye Blind, Mother Mother, T.I., Grammy Award winner Ashanti, and MORE! Kick off summer with some nostalgic tracks and party knowing it’s for a great cause: all proceeds from the festival is donated to the Kinsmen Club of Edmonton which supports various local Edmonton charities.
Get 10% off Soundtrack Music Festival tickets using my code LINDORK!
My newsletter subscribers also got a chance to enter to win a pair of VIP 2-day tickets to the fest (valued at $458). I regularly run subscriber-only giveaways!
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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 Africanival (Churchill Square downtown)
The Africanival festival returns to Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton this June 3 & 4 featuring an arts corner, fashion show, drum session, lots of food vendors, flag parade, kids corner, and more, that celebrates “the rich and diverse cultures of peoples of African descent in Edmonton and beyond.”
Attend the Downtown Spark Block Party (Macdonald Drive / 101 Street)
Downtown Spark arts festival continues through to June 4 and they’re throwing a FREE to attend Block Party June 3, 4-10 p.m. at Macdonald Drive downtown featuring 4 musical acts, food trucks, a beer garden and market.
Check out the Fort Saskatchewan Sheep (Legacy Park, Fort Saskatchewan)
Summer kicks off in Fort Saskatchewan this Saturday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their Family Festival at Legacy Park featuring the annual (famous) sheep parade! There’s also local food, entertainment, and other free family activities (but mostly everyone is excited about the returning turf-trimming sheep lol)
Attend a NextFest, Edmonton’s Emerging Arts Festival show (The Roxy Theatre)
NextFest, Edmonton’s Emerging Arts Festival, returns this week June 1-11 with 50+ events featuring 500+ artists over 11 days. Get tickets to dance performances, film projects, find art installations, music, and more!
Experience Midnight Rev Up (Edmonton EXPO Centre)
Car buffs will enjoy the Midnight Rev Up! event at the Edmonton Expo Centre this Saturday, June 3 from 3-10 p.m., featuring classic hotrods to razor-sharp sports cars, there’s a range of vehicles of all types for automobile lovers!
Take the family out to the International Children’s Festival (St. Albert)
Enter a world of wonder! Take the family to the St. Albert International Children’s Festival of the Arts for music, dance, theatre, literary, visual and circus arts performances and more free and ticketed` activities.
Check out Pride Month activities (various locations)
June is Pride Month in Edmonton! There’s different events and activities happening throughout the month (though Pride Fest is not until August) but check out some pride flag raising and walking tours on June 1, plus drag events at Evolution Wonderlounge and Grindstone Theatre this weekend.
Get tickets to the Eric Kane show (Horizon Stage, Spruce Grove)
Mike’s friend Eric Kane is doing a show The Unforgettable Moments at Horizon Stage in Spruce Grove this Saturday, June 3. As the former frontman of KANE INCOGNITO, Eric Kane has received national radio play, nominations for Rock Recording of the Year, Indie Rock Recording of the Year at Edmonton Music Awards, and opened for a string of international talent. He launched his new solo career and debut EP this Feb and this performance is part of the solo debut! He’s pretty good, has a Jason Mraz-y vibe, if you are interested in checking out the show!
Food to Try This Week
Book a Sunday Prime Rib Dinner at Prestons (10155 105 St.)
I was invited to try the $35 Sunday Night Prime Rib Dinner at the new Prestons restaurant inside the Coast Edmonton Hotel downtown and it was delicious!! Prime rib is personally my favourite thing to order if I’m going out for steak and this cut is perfect. You get chef’s choice potatoes and sides with your prime rib and you can add a giant yorkshire pudding for the table too. A very comforting Sunday night dinner (and something to consider booking for Father’s Day coming up!)
Go for Mexican at The Three Amigos (4035 106 St.)
For my friend’s birthday we went for Mexican at The Three Amigos in south Edmonton and really enjoyed our margaritas, housemade chips with three types of salsa, shrimp tacos and chicken tostadas. Big, tasty portions and a fun vibe / decor inside. It had been years since I’d been to The Three Amigos so it was nice to return, they’ve been around for a long time—since 2005!
Try some new dishes on the Baijiu patio (10359 104 St.)
I had a patio date planned for Baijiu recently but had to cancel so I’m still itching to go—they have a great patio and some of the dishes they’ve been sharing lately look so good, like their Indonesian Fried Rice and Aburi Salmon Sushi! I recommend showing up early to snag a patio spot as it does tend to fill up fast especially on nice, hot summer days!
Play board games with beer, coffee, cocktails and snacks at Board N Brew
Board N Brew in downtown Edmonton (9929 103 St.) hosted some special promos last weekend for the Edmonton Cat Festival so I just wanted shout out to them this week as a fun place you can plan to spend some time playing some board games and grabbing some beer, coffee, cocktails or snacks from their solid cafe menu.
Try dim sum at Good Buddy (various locations)
My family and I tried the dim sum menu at Good Buddy west Edmonton (3026 Granville Dr.) recently and enjoyed it! It’s a smaller menu than their north side location but you can also offset with items from their regular menu. It’s a great west end option for dim sum! Personally, I can’t dim sum without pork siu mai, deep fried shrimp wontons, and century egg congee (my fav dishes!)
It’s food truck season! Try the new Takopo truck (various locations)
Always fun to see what new food trucks are serving Edmonton each summer, like Takopo, a Japanese street food truck that specializes in takoyaki, popular Japanese meat-filled buns (typically filled with octopus but they have a variety of fillings you can choose from) topped with bonito flakes (it’s the bonito flakes that actually make me not a big fan of takoyaki but you may love it lol or ask for it without the bonito!) This truck will be at the Callingwood Spray Park 17740 69 Ave. on June 1 from 5-9 p.m.
And here’s a few local food events you may be interested in…
Not technically an ‘event’ but Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle in Edmonton is closing down and today (May 31) is their final day if you want to swing by to slurp up some of their noods / soup before they’re gone!
For Pride Month, check out a Drag Brunch at the Beaumont Sea Change Taproom on June 3. Your ticket gets you brunch, beer (or non-alcoholic drink, and the show, with a portion of proceeds donated.
Chef Winnie Chen of Fu’s Repair Shop is doing a Pride-themed six-course dinner as part of Epic’s Chef Takeovers on June 5.
Also: I’ve partnered with Steve & Dan’s Fresh B.C. Fruit to highlight the return of their CSA (community-supported agriculture) fruit + veg boxes! It’s basically a fruit subscription box featuring a variety of their fresh fruits + a veg option each week. You can order full or half season boxes, individual/couple or family sizes. Learn more in my Instagram post and get 10% off with my code FRUITDORK.
From the Blog Vault
Around this time last year I was launching my (SOLD OUT) Instagrammable Edmonton / Food E-Bike Tours in partnership with Pedego Edmonton! We didn’t get our stuff together quick enough to make something happen this summer (or at least early this summer), but I am still a huge proponent of e-bike rentals as a super fun and easy way to explore the city. If you haven’t tried it yet, try this summer! I haven’t checked if they’ll still honour a 10% off booking code we had set up last year but if you call to ask, they may do it lol. If there’s no discount—still highly recommend a whirl on these e-bikes!! There is both pedal assist and something called a throttle you can hold down to accelerate so I just love how easy and accessible it makes biking!!
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Get 20% off a Coulee Outdoor product using code LINDORK20
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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!
Unfortunately, Danielle Smith’s UCP won in Monday’s election. It’s pretty bad news, but there is some good in the mix—they lost a lot of seats, the NDP gained a lot of seats, it’s the smallest majority government in Alberta’s history, many ridings in Calgary flipped (and many UCP ministers were ousted), and many rural areas did see more non-UCP votes than they ever had before. Things will probably get worse (re: health care, education in particular) before they get better but I’m trying to stay hopeful that Albertans can come together to build a better future despite the UCP’s harmful policies. Here’s some election by the numbers info. And perhaps the biggest bummer was looking at the math and seeing how close we were to voting in that better future now—just over 1,000 votes (people) could have changed the trajectory of the province…
Not to be dramatic but ‘artificial intelligence poses a risk of extinction, tech execs and experts warn.’
For the first time ever (anywhere in the world), health warning labels will be put directly on cigarettes in Canada.
‘Micro weddings’ (smaller weddings, smaller budgets) are on the rise in Canada.
Popular on my Blog Right Now
Here are the top four most popular posts on my blog this week:
- Guide to Dog/Pet-Friendly Patios in the Edmonton area (May 2017)
- Travel Guide: 12 Foods to Eat in Maui, Hawaii (May 2019)
- Guide to Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton (June 2017)
- Travel Guide: La Spezia and Cinque Terre (Nov 2018)
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