Lindork’s Lists #204 – Art Exhibits, Winter Fests, Dining Weeks & MORE!

Lindork’s Lists #204 – Art Exhibits, Winter Fests, Dining Weeks & MORE!

Newsletter for Jan 24-30, 2024

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Things to Do This Week

Things to do this week: lots of art exhibits, a winter / music festival, and more!
  • This week’s ‘to-do’ theme is all about local ART (and K-pop! lol)

    • Attend the DIMENSIONS Opening Reception at The Roxy Theatre (10708 124 St), where one of my favourite local artists Josh Harnack will be one of three artists involved in a new exhibit which begins with an Opening Reception on Thursday, Jan. 25. “This unique exhibition brings together the work of three distinct Alberta based artists using colour, depth and texture as well as investigating the nature of reality through an altered lens.” What’s extra cool about Josh’s pieces is that he’s purchased old oil paintings and is upcycling them! Super cool. This exhibit runs Jan. 25-Mar. 16.

    • Check out 5 Artists 1 Love at the Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.), an annual exhibition that celebrates the artistic vibrancy and range of Edmonton’s African-Canadian communities, from Angola to Zanzibar, Togo to Tobago, or Brazil to Barbados! This exhibit promotes emerging and established artists to develop global African arts and cultures and celebrate African-Canadian brilliance, now in its 18th year! This exhibit runs Jan. 20-Mar. 3.

    • Experience -miut at The Mitchell Art Gallery (MacEwan, 11110 104 Ave.), an exhibit that considers what it means to be an Inuk living in Treaty 6 and 7. “The suffix “-miut” is found in Inuit languages across dialects, a word modifier meaning “people of” when attached to a place name. This identifier subverts constructed lines between people and land. Belonging to place is embedded in what it means to be Inuk. This exhibit runs Jan. 19-Mar. 28.

  • Also at MacEwan: ‘Lawma Mia!’ (Triffo Theatre, MacEwan, 11110 104 Ave.)

    • A 28-year University of Alberta law student tradition continues this Friday, Jan. 26 with a performance of ‘Lawma Mia!’ a parody on the 2008 Mamma Mia! film, featuring law student performers!

  • Drum and Paint at The Pint off Whyte (8032 104 St.)

  • Also at The Pint this week: a K-Pop Dance Party! (The Pint off Whyte)

    • The Pint goes K-Pop this Friday, Jan. 26 starting at 10 p.m., with the DJ playing BTS, PSY, and other Korean pop dance hits, plus they’re slinging Soju!

  • And don’t miss A Night of K-Pop drag show! (CO*LAB 9641 102A Ave.)

    • The RGGs present A Night of K-Pop on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 9 p.m. “Darlings, prepare yourselves for a dazzling fusion of fierce glamour and K-pop magic! Get ready to sashay into a world where the runway meets the rhythm, as our fabulous local entertainers serve you a sensational K-pop drag show extravaganza! From the chart-topping anthems of legendary K-pop groups to the hidden gems of the scene, we’ve got it all, honey.”

  • Explore a huge Star Wars memorabilia collection (Southgate Centre, 5015 111 St.)

    • Unofficial Galaxies, one of the largest private single collections of Star Wars Memorabilia in the world showcasing 134 exhibits in 22 scenes is now showing at Southgate Centre until Feb. 26.

  • And check out a Winterruption Winter Festival show (various locations)

  • Plus: Plan to attend a Discussion on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Profit & Non-Profit Sectors on Jan 31 presented by WAVE (Women’s Advisory Voice of Edmonton). I’ll be speaking at their March event (details TBA!) 




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: Italian pub food, Indigenous cuisine, ramen deals & 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.

DON’T MISS: A Taste of FEED THE SOUL Dining Week Food Tour hosted by me!

There’s just a few spots left for the A Taste of FEED THE SOUL DINING WEEK Food Tour I’m hosting coming up this Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024!!! Get tickets to my tour! Feed the Soul Dining Week co-founder Rochelle Ignacio will join me to preview three delicious Caribbean restaurants in downtown Edmonton that are participating in FEED THE SOUL Dining Week this February.

Get Tickets

FEED THE SOUL Dining Week runs Feb 2-11, 2024! 

This festival was created to showcase the city’s diverse Black-owned food scene and highlight the positive influence the African Diaspora has on the local hospitality industry. It features bold, flavour-packed, traditional offerings at 13 Black-owned restaurants, food retailers and makers. Check out all participating restaurants.

Newsletter Giveaway Winners!

Winterruption, Edmonton’s Winter Festival is on THIS WEEK Jan. 24-28! This is a multi venue indoor-outdoor winter festival in the heart of ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒋᐩ ᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ | amiskwacîwâskahikan | Edmonton, featuring live music, comedy, drag, wrestling, podcasts and more, at various downtown Edmonton venues.

TWO newsletter subscribers (that’s you) entered to win Double Guest Wristbands in last week’s email! Congratulations to Matt and Cori, who each win 2 wristbands to attend shows throughout the festival.

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