Lindork’s Lists #208 – Dutch treats, a Taste of Africa, beer and wine events and more!

Lindork’s Lists #208 – Dutch treats, a Taste of Africa, beer and wine events and more!

Newsletter for Feb 20-27, 2024

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Things to Do This Week

Things to do this week: Black History/Futures Month activities, Rubaboo Metis show at the Citadel, Winefest and more!
  • For Black History/Futures Month – get a Taste of Africa (The Arden Theatre)

    • On Saturday, Feb. 24, experience a Taste of Africa: Celebrating Black History Month in St. Albert at The Arden Theatre. “Taste of Africa is a rich display of African Dance, Storytelling, Poetry, Armchair travels, and lots more. The evening ends with a tasting of a variety of foods from different parts of Africa and the Caribbean. The 5th year of this beautiful event in St. Albert celebrating Black History Month.”

  • Experience Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia (Royal Alberta Museum)

    • The Royal Alberta Museum’s new feature exhibition Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia, begins this week Feb 23 until July 28. “Discover the scientific advances in ground excavations, aerial mapping, and modern remote sensing, that are helping experts develop a greater understanding of the vast scope and accomplishments of this fascinating empire. See over 120 objects and treasures, many of which are on tour for the first time, through a lens of science and discovery.”

  • Watch Rubaboo at the Citadel Theatre (9828 101A Ave.)

    • Rubaboo on at the Citadel Theatre until March 3, takes audiences on an intimate, moving and joyous journey—guided by powerhouse Metis performer Andrea Menard whose lyrical voice and masterful storytelling will envelop you in the beauty of Metis culture.

  • Laugh it up at the Wildfire Improv Festival (10437 83 Ave.)

    • This is the final weekend to take in Rapid Fire Theatre’s annual teen improv festival the Wildfire Improv Festival! This weekend is The Wildfire Junior. Shows feature teams from schools across Alberta.

  • Get tickets to the 53rd Beverly Heights Variety Show (4209 111 Ave.)

    • The longest-running community based Adult Comedy Variety Show in Edmonton, the 53rd Beverley Heights Variety Show has shows beginning this weekend Feb 23 up to March 16. This is entirely volunteer-run. There are various ticket options including a Ukrainian dinner add-on.

  • RSVP for the Edmonton Beerfest Pre-Party (The Common, 9910 109 St.)

    • Calling all party people (lol is that you??) Ahead of the Edmonton Beerfest, an Edmonton Beerfest Pre-Party is happening at The Common this Thursday, Feb. 22. It’s free to attend and attendees will get free Beerfest and AfterParty admission for the March event too.

  • Get all you can eat + drink at Winefest (Edmonton Convention Centre)

    • Edmontonians love their wine + food events! Winefest Edmonton returns this weekend Feb 23 & 24. Tickets include all-inclusive sampling of wine, hors d’oeuvres and a take-home wine glass!

  • Take in FREE winter activities at the Winter Family Fun event (7910 36 Ave.)

    • Join the Family Futures Resource Network at Leefield Community League (south Edmonton) for a variety of FREE Winter Family Fun indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family including snow painting, snowshoeing, snow fort building, hot chocolate, snacks and so much more!

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: cookies, cakes, Dutch treats and more!
  • Pick up some goodies from Dutch Delicious Bakery and Deli (13232 118 Ave.)

    • As I’m sending this newsletter out from the land of the Dutch this week (lol) I have Dutch cuisine on my mind—so since you can’t eat at the same Amsterdam spots as me, I wanted to suggest you check out Dutch Delicious Bakery and Deli in Edmonton! They’ve got great sweet and savoury bites, freezer items, and depending on the day, host events!

  • Check out Schnitzel Tuesday at Otto Food + Drink (11405 95 St.)

    • Also Dutch/European-inspired, Otto Food + Drink is now doing Schnitzel Tuesday — get a special Schnitzel plate available on Tuesdays, plus beer for $7! (I think that’s how I read it lol). I just had schnitzel in Amsterdam today and it was excellent!

  • Try the cookies from Great North Cookie Co. (20 McLeod Ave.)

    • I enjoyed a box of cookies I picked up from Great North Cookie Co. in Spruce Grove this week! The space is also cute, with a kids play area and I noticed they were Judge’s Choice winner of the Highlands Culinary Arts Cook-off in 2023—the one year I missed being a judge! lol. Great North Cookie Co does deliver / take online orders as well.

  • Close out Black History / Futures Month by trying a Black-owned restaurant!

    • Feed the Soul Dining Week may officially be over and hopefully you were able to try some delicious food from Black-owned restaurants in the city, but let’s keep the love going for the final days of Black History / Futures Month (and beyond that too). Personally I wanted to stop by Sauce Modern Caribbean Cuisine but didn’t have time during the week. Hope to get there when I’m back!

  • Consider picking up some treats from Sugared & Spiced (10334 82 Ave.)

  • Here’s some food events and deals you might be interested in…

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.

Small Business Spotlight

Happy 10-year birthday to Knifewear! I love getting Mike high quality and beautiful knife gifts from local knife shop Knifewear in Old Strathcona. Super friendly staff and we also took a knife skills / cut like a chef class here as a date day a few years ago (they still offer them if you want to learn the right ways to cut!) Find handcrafted Japanese knives, solid wood cutting boards, cookbooks, kitchen accessories, and more in store. Congratulations on 10 years, what a milestone!

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Congratulations to Giveaway Winners! 

In last week’s newsletter, subscribers got a chance to enter to win a TELUS World of Science Prize Pack!! The TELUS World of Science gifted me passes so my newsletter community can experience their NEW IMAX show Ancient Caves—and enjoy the rest of the exhibits.

Thanks to subscribers who entered for a chance to win a TELUS World of Science prize pack as part of last week’s email newsletter! The giveaway highlighted the NEW Ancient Caves IMAX show at the TELUS World of Science. Two winners were randomly selected to win tickets to the show and access to exhibits at the centre.

Congratulations to: Crystal Z. and Sharon MB.!

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The last day of Maze & Brain Games at the TELUS World of Science is March 3!

Subscribers got to enter to win one of two sets of FOUR passes to the TELUS World of Science including Maze and Brain Games! p.s. Maze and Brain Games wraps up after March 3 so if you haven’t gone to experience it yet, go! Thank you to TELUS for the awesome subscriber giveaway!

From the Blog Vault

Around this time last year I appeared on Cityline TV to share about Legacy Books and ideas to document your family’s story! Cityline is North America’s longest-running daytime talk show for women. Still some good ideas + great reminders and honestly I am still ashamed I haven’t completed my plans for my parents legacy video.


Cityline TV - Family Legacy Books

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