Lindork’s Lists #188 – Bear Grease Musical, DARK at Fort Ed Park, Ramen Pop-up & MORE!
Newsletter for Oct. 4-10, 2023
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Things to Do This Week
Get spooked at Fort Edmonton Park’s DARK (7000 143 St.)
DARK, Fort Edmonton Parks’s most thrilling and chilling experience, returns for the Halloween season this weekend Oct. 6-29. “Survive a horde of undead in a defenceless frontier town. Escape the deranged killer clown whose grand gesture is murder. Dare to discover what nightmares are made during the witching hour. Come for the scares, stay for the food and the fun.”
Check out Bear Grease the Musical (8700 – 84 St. Fort Saskatchewan, AB)
I was super excited to see that Bear Grease the Indigenous twist on the musical Grease is on at the Dow Centennial Centre Shell Theatre this weekend Saturday, Oct. 7. Go Grease Lighting! This ‘Indigenized Musical Theatre’ features an all Indigenous cast, and the production itself originated from Edmonton. I was lucky I got to see it back in 2021 in Edmonton.
Attend the popular Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fair (Smoky Lake, AB)
The Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fair returns for four days of fun this weekend including the Great White North Pumpkin Weigh-off. There a ton of family-friendly activities in the town located about 1.5 hours north east of Edmonton. Go East of Edmonton has a good breakdown of all the events happening!
Experience Elk Island National Park’s Gateway to the Stars (Elk Island, AB)
Elk Island National Park’s Gateway to the Stars dark sky experiences return Fridays and Saturdays throughout October starting this weekend. “In the heart of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, escape the city to gaze upon the countless stars and learn to navigate from one constellation to the next.” You need to register to attend this event.
Check out Edmonton’s newest River Valley Park (903 153 Ave.)
Attend 2SLGBTQQIA+ History Month at the Royal Alberta Museum
The Royal Alberta Museum is hosting a few events this October for 2SLGBTQQIA+ History Month including an Edmonton 2 Spirit Society Ceremony & Performances on Oct. 5, Pride in Science on Oct. 26, Beyond Binary in Nature (guided tour on select dates), and a 2SLGBTQQIA+ Film Series on select dates. Also did you know they do Late Night Thursdays.
Go on a guided tour of Edmonton’s Chinatown (various locations)
The Chinatown Benevolent Association Youth Council and U of A Chinese Cultural Society are hosting a FREE guided tour of Edmonton Chinatown this Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. It will start in Chinatown South and work up to Chinatown North (where you can then plan to have lunch in Chinatown!) From the organizers: “Chinatown is a mystery to some, and can feel intimidating to others. The neighbourhood has gone through several phases of relocation and transition. In spite of these upheavals and changes, the community of Chinatown is still strong… learn about the cultural and heritage history of the area.”
Food to Try This Week
Check out the new LUNCH menu at The Common (9910 109 St.)
Grab one more meal at Shojo Izakaya (10425 121 St.)
One of my favourite restaurants—Shojo Izakaya—is closing. 😭 Their last day is Saturday, Oct. 7 and while they’re fully booked with resos since they announced the closure, they are keeping 20% of seats open for walk-ins including patio spots (weather permitting).
Check out the Nudoru Ramen pop-up at Yutaka (10532 82 Ave.)
Nudoru Ramen is serving ramen bowls out of Yutaka Japanese Bistro & Bar throughout October (Monday to Saturday 5 p.m. to sold out) including customizable ramen bowls and some of their more popular items.
Order up a Family Platter from Jerusalem Shawarma (various locations)
We ordered the BBQ Family Platter and Shawarma Family Platters from Jerusalem Shawarma last week to celebrate friends’ housewarming and it was so good! They do great food at good prices and huge portions. And there are lots of locations to choose from. This restaurant originated from Calgary and I think are finding Edmontonians are big fans!
Here’s a few more food events coming up you may be interested in…
This weekend kicks off Haunted Pub Tours in Old Strathcona. Tickets available for every Friday and Saturday night until Halloween.
To help NAIT’s Culinary Team prepare for the Culinary Olympics, they are offering special 3-course Sunday lunches cooked by the student team on Sunday Oct. 1, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and Jan. 14.
October is the final month for The Common Street Car Cask Party Series and many dates are already sold out. Book a spot before it’s too late!
Get tickets to a Pop-up Brunch at Culina McCauley. Two seatings on Nov. 12.
New on the Blog
I also partnered with Tourism Red Deer on this new Travel Guide to Attractions + Eats In And Around Red Deer in Central Alberta! Consider the Red Deer region AS the destination—not just the place you pass through! Or at the very least, carve out an extra few hours on your road trip so you can experience one of the many awesome attractions + local businesses worth a stop in the Red Deer region.
I’m also giving away a Red Deer Prize Pack valued at $250! Enter on the blog!!
Small Business Spotlight
Miraculous Maids is an Edmonton-based cleaning service that Mike and I have been using for over a year now. Before we headed out on our first camping trip in our new (old) RV last weekend we knew it needed a deep clean so we asked if Miraculous Maids do RV cleans and they do! I partnered with Miraculous Maids for an RV clean and to offer a discount on your next cleaning (on your home, maybe on your RV lol).
Just use code MMLINDA23 to get a FREE add-on when you book a Sparkle or Deep Sparkle package. You can Choose your Freebie:
Free interior fridge cleaning
Free mattress cleaning
Free interior oven cleaning
Free blinds cleaning
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Here’s a few promos you may be interested in…
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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!
Congratulations to Wab Kinew, the first premier of First Nations descent to be elected in a Canadian province!! Also a big deal as the province has had Conservative leadership for the last seven years (Wab Kinew is NDP). Let’s hope this is the start of change across the various Conservative provinces.
It’s Fat Bear Week!!! Check out this year’s contenders and cast your votes.
This is good news! Tim Hortons joins Too Good To Go, an app that reduces restaurant food waste and saves customers money.
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