Lindork’s Lists #209 – Science & Magic, Women in Arts, Best Restaurants, Burgers & More!

Lindork’s Lists #209 – Science & Magic, Women in Arts, Best Restaurants, Burgers & More!

Newsletter for Feb 28-Mar 5, 2024.

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Things to Do This Week

Things to do this week: Oscar short films, women in arts, An Evening with Bill Nye!
  • Snag the last few tickets of for An Evening with Bill Nye the Science Guy

    • There are only a few tickets left for The End is Nye! An Evening with Bill Nye the Science Guy!, a show at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium featuring everyone’s favourite scientist Bill Nye the Science Guy. Bill will be discussing climate change, natural disasters and how we, all of us can make the world a better place…with science!

  • Watch 2024 OSCAR-nominated short films (Metro Cinema, 8712 109 St.)

  • Experience the SkirtsAFire Festival (various locations)

    • SkirtsAFire, Edmonton’s annual arts festival featuring the works of women, returns this week Feb 29 to March 10. Find all sorts of arts performances from comedy and variety shows to live music, dance and more.

  • See the Giants of the Mist at the Muttart Conservatory (9626 96A St.)

  • Experience a night of magic with magician Chris Funk (Shell Theatre, Fort Sask.)

    • This Friday, popular wonderist (magician) Chris Funk is “Redefining Wonder” at the Shell Theatre in Fort Saskatchewan. This will be an engaging and visceral multimedia experience that will leave audiences talking and scratching their heads for years to come.

  • Shop the Hello Pretty Eras Tour – Swiftie Market (The Enjoy Centre)

    • The team at Hello Pretty are putting on a Taylor Swift-themed market this weekend March 2 & 3. There are 60+ vendors selling Swiftie-themed items, friendship bracelet making/trading, photo ops, live music & 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: burgers, best restaurants, cocktails and more!
  • Try some of Edify Edmonton’s Best Restaurants 2024 (various locations)

    • Edify Edmonton’s annual Best Restaurants list is out, featuring some of the best spots for food and drink in the city! I returned as a judge and am happy to see many spots I put forward across categories made the list. Like any list, it’s not perfect and will not capture everyone’s personal preferences but like any list, it does a pretty decent job, lol. PLEASE ENJOY + SUPPORT LOCAL! Also curious to hear what you have suggested in the various categories if you’d like to reply and share/recommend!

  • Grab a burger or two from Burger It Forward initiative (various locations)

    • It’s the last couple of days to try some burgers featuring local beef in support of local food banks as part of the Burger It Forward initiative. There are seven Edmonton burgers / participating restaurants. The last day is Feb 29.

  • Pick up some food from the Nosh Food Fest (401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park)

    • The Nosh Food Fest returns this weekend March 2 & 3, featuring 50 local Alberta food and drink vendors. Check up the line-up and plan your eats!

  • Plan to take part in Edmonton Cocktail Week (various locations)

    • Enjoy specially crafted cocktails at participating downtown bars & restaurants for just $12 from March 4-10 as part of Edmonton Cocktail Week, including at Baijiu, Dolly’s, Dorinku, Fu’s, The Common and more! Since this starts on Monday I wanted to include it in this week;s email.

  • Try chicken and waffles from Waffle Bird (8116 101 St.)

    • Congratulations to Waffle Bird restaurant on turning two! As the name suggests, the chicken and waffle-focused eatery has been slinging eats and treats in their backalley Old Strathcona location for two years. They also sell ‘woahnuts’—a waffle doughnut hybrid.

  • 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

Congratulations to Be-A-Bella Candy & Gifts for recently celebrating the 10-year anniversary of signing their lease to open the shop. This lovely little candy and gift store in beautiful Highlands neighbourhood is always worth popping in to see what treasures you might find (and candy you might eat!) You can also order items online.

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This Sunday: Q&A with Carly Gordon

Every other (ish) Sunday, I try to profile a new “interesting person” in a Q&A series just for paid newsletter subscribers. The next person I’ll be profiling this Sunday, March 3 is Carly Gordon, an Edmonton-based artist.

Here’s an except from the Q&A:

“Many artists have a valid gripe with social media in that it pulls us away from the creative practice and flow, and sets expectations of filming and sharing every little thing only to have the algorithm deliver it to a small part of our audience (beyond artists – many other people feel this too). As much as I may complain about having to incorporate a new feature or pay for my audience to actually see things, social media has given me the opportunity of a lifetime that I wouldn’t otherwise have. To be able to build my own audience and share my art with them AND make sales from it that support my career has been, without a doubt, life changing.” – Carly Gordon

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From the Blog Vault

Around this time last year I was working with Tourism Red Deer to experience some bites in the area for my Travel Guide: Day Trip Food Guide (Where to Eat) in Red Deer. Check out some food stops featured in the blog if you’re planning a trip down!


Explore Alberta: Where to Eat in Red Deer

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