Lindork’s Lists #189 – Glassblowing, short films, Italian eats, an IMAX GIVEAWAY & more!

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

Things to do this week: Grand Canyon in IMAX, glassblowing open house, Design Week and LitFest events, and more!
  • 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.)

  • Check out a glassblowing studio Open House—with beer (6041 107A St.)

    • Suspended Studio, a glassblowing art studio, is hosting a FREE Open House “Hot Glass & Cold Beer” event this Saturday, Oct. 14 from 1-5 p.m. There will be glassblowing demonstrations, craft beer by Asymmetrical Brewing.

  • 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).

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And a few Halloween-related activities to consider:

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.

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

Eats this week: South side treats, soups, Italian Bakery’s reopening and more!

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.

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!


Where To Eat in Saskatoon Saskatchewan Restaurants Food Tourism

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