Lindork’s Lists #212 – Art Events, Downtown Dining Deals, Chili Cookoff & More!

Lindork’s Lists #212 – Art Events, Downtown Dining Deals, Chili Cookoff & More!

Newsletter for Mar 20-24, 2024.

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Things to Do This Week

Things to do this week: Orchid Fair, Sneaker Art Experience, Art Gallery Centennial Party and more!
  • Toast the Art Gallery of Alberta’s centennial (2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.)

    • This Saturday, March 23’s Refinery Party: Palm Room is a 1920’s Speakeasy theme, bees knees bash to celebrate the gallery’s 100-year history! Back in 1924, the Edmonton Museum of Arts (now the AGA) kicked off its debut exhibition in the ritzy Palm Room of the Hotel MacDonald. Get tickets to the party of the century! It will feature live music, throwback talkies on the big screen, and performances in swanky lounges throughout the Gallery.

  • Get tickets to Art is… Sneakerhead Edition Immersive Experience (10315 109 St.)

    • On Saturday March 23 from 6:30-10:30 p.m., Moments by Morrel is back with an immersive experience “Art is… Sneakerhead Edition” featuring live art demonstrations, installations, food, drink, and conversation with artists. The local artist line-up looks amazing! They’ve offered newsletter subscribers 10% off your ticket using code Sole24.

  • Check out the Orchid Fair and Seedy Sunday (various locations)

    • For my gardeners + plant appreciators, you might be interested in checking out the 44th Annual Orchid Fair on Sunday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Enjoy Centre in St. Albert. It is the largest orchid event of its kind in Canada—featuring hundreds of orchids of every shape, size, and colour. Or pop into 2024 Seedy Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 at Alberta Avenue Hall where you can check out seed vendors, gardening businesses, community organizations, and participate in a Seed Share.

  • Check out Edmonton’s International BeerFest (Edmonton Convention Centre)

  • Celebrate Holi Festival (On Edge Brewing, 10308 81 Ave.)

    • Celebrate the Hindu Festival Holi (Festival of Colours, Love and Spring) this Saturday, March 23 at On Edge Brewing in Old Strathcona. There will be neon paint, a live DJ (Bollywood, Hip Hop, Punjabi jams), drinks and more!

  • Catch the final regular season game of the Oil Kings (Rogers Place)

  • Don’t miss Spring Break in the Square (Churchill Square)
  • Here’s a few pre-Easter events you might be interested in:

    • The Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts presents their Easter Market on Saturday, March 23.

    • Strathcona County Museum & Archives presents Pysanky in the Park (Easter egg workshops) this Saturday, March 23.

    • On Sunday, March 24 from 12-2 p.m., the LEGO Stores in Edmonton are offering FREE Build Your Own LEGO Easter Chicken (while supplies last).

    • There are lots of egg hunts happening around town but I thought this Strathcona County Egg Hunt on March 30 was especially worth mentioning because there will be 100,000+ Easter Eggs to gather (and other activities!)

  • Also – Edmonton creatives may be interested in this ‘Edmonton Create-A-Thon’ happening this weekend March 22-24 presented by StoryCity, a local, digital experience storytelling app.

    • Also stay tuned—I’m working on a summer experience for their app!!

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: croissants and ice cream, downtown deals, bubble tea 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.

Small Business Spotlight

Congratulations to Edmonton, woman-owned clothing store Floc Boutique on their 16th year in business! Floc stands “For the love of clothes” and the last few years haven’t been the easiest for them with the pandemic but the community continues to show up (in nice clothes! lol) If you’ve never been or browsed online, this milestone is a great time to check them out!

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From the Blog Vault

Around this time in 2022 I stayed / worked with Baker Creek Mountain Resort and blogged about how it’s like staying in a real-life Hallmark Christmas movie. It’s SO cute, cozy and picturesque. Since then they’ve been bought by a different group so I am not sure if the experience has changed too much (I assume changes for the better!) Maybe an accommodation to consider for your final winter and then into summer adventures near Lake Louise in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.


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  • Kisa Mortenson says:

    Thank you so much for all you do!!! You make Edmonton come alive!!!! I love following you and seeing what you and your family are up to. (: x 10000000

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