Lindork’s Lists #191 – Halloween Events, Egyptian Eats in Edmonton, Indigenous art & MORE!
Newsletter for Oct. 25-31, 2023
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Things to Do This Week
Happy Halloween Weekend!! Take your pick of activities:
Sid’s Selfie World has Halloween-themed photo props up for a limited time.
Some Edmonton-area Haunted House options (check dates!):
Fruit Loop Halloween Fun House (Oct. 28)
The Walking Dead House (Oct. 28)
Halloween at Magrath (Oct. 28)
Nightmare on Athapaskan (Leduc, Oct. 28 & 29)
DARK at Fort Edmonton Park (select dates until Oct. 29)
Boo at the Zoo (select dates until Oct. 29)
Kiwi’s Haunted House (Parkland County, select dates until Oct. 29)
Spruce Ridge Scare (Spruce Grove, select dates until Oct. 31)
Paranormal Tours at Fort Edmonton Park (until Dec. 5.)
Deadmonton House (select dates until Nov. 4.)
Queer-o-Ween at Asymmetrical Brewing (Oct. 27)
Orange Hall-o-Ween (Oct. 27 or 28)
Haunted Manchester at Majesty & Friends (Oct. 28)
Scare on the Square (Oct. 28)
The Headless Carrot Halloween Party (Oct. 28)
SCREAM (Oct. 28)
Pumpkins After Dark (until Oct. 31)
Nosferatu at The Winspear Centre (Oct. 31)
Haunted Trolly Tours (select dates until Oct. 31)
Falloween and Haunted Pumpkin Festival (Bon Accord, until Oct. 31)
Edmonton Ghost Tours (select dates until Nov. 8)
Register for a FREE Indigenous art workshop (Art Gallery of St. Albert)
Spots are very limited for this FREE Oct. 28 art workshop led by renowned Indigenous artist, Heather Shillinglaw. Presented in conjunction with Shillinglaw’s solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of St. Albert: ᒫᒥᑐᓀᔨᐦᒋᑲᐣ ᑯᑖᐄᐧᐤ mâmitonêyihcikan kotâwîw my mind digs in the soil like a turtle. Guided by the artist and an elder participants will create their own fiber art turtle pins, reflecting on their connection and history with the land across our province.The pins will then be shown a in the feature exhibition which is at the gallery until Nov. 25. Pretty cool! The Oct. 26 class is already full and there are very limited spots left for the Oct. 28 classes (two class times). Register!
Make your way through Mazes & Brain Games (TELUS World of Science)
The TELUS World of Science’s new feature exhibit Mazes & Brain Games opens Oct. 27! Wind your way through more than 60 puzzling experiences to challenge your brain, test your perceptions, compete and solve with family, friends and nurture your inner creative genius. Full-body games, 3D puzzles, mind-blogging illusions. Looks fun!
Catch a live performance! Here’s a few options this weekend:
And check out the new UNIQLO store in Southgate Centre (5015 111 St.)
Japanese clothing company UNIQLO hired me this week to chat them up in CTV segments that will air on Friday—the Grand Opening day of their NEW Southgate Centre store! This company is super cool, with innovative products and fairly reasonable prices. For their Southgate launch they’ve got lots of freebies + fun planned, plus custom T-shirt designs from local artists & more. Their viral bags (that can apparently fit a rotisserie chicken.. lol) are also going to be $5 off during opening weekend.
Food to Try This Week
Head to Dalla Tavola for their new daytime specials (10166 100 A St.)
Dalla Tavola has launched a new ‘aperitivo special’ from 2 – 5 p.m. daily. Buy any regular glass of wine, or beer and choose from one of six complementary “cicchetti” (Venetian small bites). Aperitivo is like an Italian Happy Hour. The term itself means ‘pre-meal drink’, and it enjoyed between work and dinner.
Take advantage of Dynasty Century Palace’s crab special (9700 106 Ave.)
Dynasty in Chinatown is offering a crab special until Oct. 31, available for both pick-up / take-out orders and dine-in. For $59.99 you get crab in one of three flavour options, rice, soup of the day, plus two additional items (choose from six items).
Check out the three-course deal at Numchokwilai Restaurant (10623 124 St.)
Numchokwilai Thai on 124 Street posted about a three-course deal (choose from soup, a main and dessert) and I think you should go try it! The post didn’t include a price or any other information (lol I don’t think they’re social media savvy), but I know they’ve been struggling for some time so imagine this is something they’re trying to bring more people in. It’s great food!
Try Egyptian cuisine at Pharaoh’s in south Edmonton (5524 Calgary Trail)
I really enjoyed my recent meal at Edmonton’s only halal Egyptian restaurant Pharaoh’s Restaurant. The Chicken Jawook rice and salad plate was delicious, along with the Chicken Orzo Soup, Baba Ghanoug eggplant spread and Hawawshi Egyptian savoury street food, like a stuffed pita burger. I loved trying these new-to-me dishes! They have a lot of gluten-free items too.
Do the late night hot pot deal at 97 Hot Pot (10602 97 St.)
We got our first dump of snow and cold this week so I thought it appropriate to suggest the late night hot pot deal at 97 Hot Pot in Chinatown. I just went over the weekend. My hot pot lovin’ friends and I agree it’s the best reverse happy hour hot pot deal in town—with 6 items + broth for $20 after 9 p.m. So comforting, delicious and affordable!
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Here’s a few more food events coming up you may be interested in…
Grab tickets to one of Secret Ingredient YEG’s upcoming cooking classes! You can get 10% off using my code LINDORK10.
Sea Change Brewing Co. and Meuwlys are doing a Frank ‘N Stein event at both Sea Change locations on Oct. 31.
The Italian Centre Shop’s inaugural Festival of Cheese in support of the University Hospital Foundation is Nov. 7, featuring 20+ varieties of cheese.
Get tickets to Culina’s Pop-up Brunch on Nov. 12.
New on the Blog
In my two newest blog I share advice for new parents from new parents (us!) as well as a new parent product checklist (stuff we actually used that you as a new parent, new parent to be, or friend of a new parent might find helpful). And photos of Benjimin. 🥰
This Sunday: Q&A with Janine Rogan
Every other Sunday, I profile a new “interesting person” in a Q&A series just for paid newsletter subscribers. The next person I’ll be profiling this Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023 is Janine Rogan, Keynote Speaker, Financial Equality Expert and Bestselling Author of The Pink Tax: Dismantling a Financial System Designed to Keep Women Broke.
Here’s an excerpt from the Q&A:
“One of the most frustrating and challenging moments in my corporate career was around promotions while I was on maternity leave. I share this story in my book but I was passed over 3x while I was pregnant, on leave, and then back from maternity leave in the corporate world. I was so frustrated because the thing I had tried so hard to avoid was happening to me. I knew other women experienced the same things so after leaving corporate I made it my mission to talk about and spread my message to businesses and women in the same circumstances.” – Janine
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Popular on my Blog Right Now
Here are the top four most popular posts on my blog this week:
- Explore Alberta: Guide for Things to Do and Food to Eat in St. Albert (Sept 2023)
- Guide to Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton (June 2017)
- Guide to Gluten-Free Eats in Edmonton (Sept 2023)
- 10 Pieces of Advice for New Parents from New Parents (October 2023)
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