Lindork’s Lists #189 – Glassblowing, short films, Italian eats, IMAX & more!
Newsletter for Oct. 11-17, 2023
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Things to Do This Week
Attend an Edmonton Design Week event (various locations)
October 10-15 is Edmonton Design Week and there are a bunch of events happening that celebrate, showcase and educate about design in the city.
Check out LitFest (various locations)
Canada’s first and only non-fiction festival, LitFest, returns this Oct. 12-22! LitFest is LitFest is a festival where writers share stories and challenge us with ideas. Events include “Banding Against Bans”, “A History of Women’s Shelter Movement in Alberta” “The Future of Us” and more!
Plan your next big trip at the YEG Travel Show (Premium Outlet Mall)
YEG Travel Show returns on Saturday, Oct. 14 describing itself as the “perfect occasion to start planning the next big trip!” Find international, domestic destinations, airlines, tour operators, cruise lines and other travel providers all in one place. FREE to attend.
Learn how to Dispose of a Body in Alberta (Majesty & Friends, 12024 107 Ave.)
OK the title of this really got my attention lol but this Oct. 15 event is NOT about how to get away with murder, it’s a ‘departure planning’ discussion on burials, cremations, and other things you need to know when dealing with dearly departed. Sounds like it will be an informative talk during spooky season (& Majesty & Friends is an awesome shop + venue!)
Check out a glassblowing studio Open House—with beer (6041 107A St.)
Attend Edmonton’s Largest Record Fair (11113 113 St.)
Edmonton’s Largest Record Fair returns for its fall show this Sunday, Oct. 15 to the Central Lions Rec Centre. featuring “tens of thousands of records and music-related collectibles” including rarities and affordable classics of every genre and format for “people who love digging records.”
Catch a few film festivals:
The Edmonton Short Film Festival returns this weekend Oct 13-15 showcasing trailers, music videos, web series, commercials and short films.
The Mosquers Film Festival returns on Oct. 14 “introducing both Muslims and non-Muslims to the most original and authentic storytelling by talent across the world.”
Experience the new IMAX Grand Canyon Adventure (TELUS World of Science)
NEW at the TELUS World of Science IMAX theatre: a Grand Canyon Adventure where you’ll soar over one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, and go on an exhilarating river-rafting expedition down America’s most iconic river, the Colorado. “Journey through time to explore the history, enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the canyon and learn about the river that has shaped the destiny of the civilization that grew up around it.”
You missed a TELUS World of Science IMAX Grand Canyon Adventure Giveaway!
The TELUS World of Science is celebrating their new IMAX feature: Grand Canyon Adventure by gifting me passes to giveaway to newsletter subscribers! I regularly run newsletter subscriber-only giveaways. It’s free to subscribe (or there’s a paid option to add extra support for my work).
And a few Halloween-related activities to consider:
Sid’s Selfie World has Halloween-themed photo props up for a limited time.
Some Edmonton-area Haunted House options (check dates!):
Falloween and Haunted Pumpkin Festival (Bon Accord)
Plus: a subscriber submission: Krista’s daughter’s dance academy is doing a Comedy Fundraiser on Oct. 20 featuring Rob Pepper (from the Pepper & Dylan Show), Brent Ayton and Sterling Scott (funny people!) Learn more and get tickets.
Food to Try This Week
Try the authentic Szechuan noodles from CQ Noodle (10140 104 St.)
Keren sent a note this week raving about the authentic Szechuan noodles from the new-ish CQ (Chongqing) Noodle in downtown Edmonton. I tried them when they first opened back in June and really enjoyed my “Chef Meat Noodle Soup!” I actually get a craving every once in awhile. Must return!
Welcome back Reinette Cafe & Patisserie (301 Woodvale Rd.)
Reinette Cafe & Patisserie’s Mill Woods location is back open! Consider popping in to grab some treats and welcome back this family-owned cafe.
Check out the newly reopened Italian Bakery (10644 97 St.)
Congratulations to the Italian Bakery on the reopening of their Chinatown location—42 months after a fire destroyed the building they are back bigger and better than ever, selling fresh pasta, produce, pizza, custom sandwiches, bread, pastries and more. I think it’s really cool they chose to invest in the rebuild + in the neighbourhood. My pal Sharon wrote about it here.
Slurp some Korean soup at H-MART (3803 Calgary Trail)
Popped into H-MART this week with my mom and we grabbed some Korean soup lunch at the ‘food court’ inside (DanJi and HamJiBak, plus a cafe with lots of sweet bread + pastries!) The restaurants inside the grocery store aren’t really advertised but they are really good. Loved my pork bone soup. Have fun browsing the aisles for Asian specialty ingredients too!
Here’s a few more food events coming up you may be interested in…
Campio Brewing is hosting Beerlesque on Oct. 12.
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. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and Jan. 14.
The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation’s four-course Fundraising Dinner is on Oct. 18.
New on the Blog
I’ve partnered with the Tourism Calgary on a NEW BLOG POST highlighting five arts and culture experiences in the city. I hope you read it + use it to plan your next visit to Calgary! (and although this post is arts-focused, I couldn’t help but rave about Calgary food + restaurants + overall vibe/energy too. Love!)
From the Blog Vault
I’m headed to Saskatoon this weekend to work with Discover Saskatoon on a new travel guide focused on the amazing restaurant scene in the city! So I thought I would throw back to my 2018 blog guide on Where to Eat in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan first!
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