Lindork’s Lists #214 – Indigenous Arts, Seafood Bake, All You Can Eat Cereal & More!

Lindork’s Lists #214 – Indigenous Arts, Seafood Bake, All You Can Eat Cereal & More!

Newsletter for April 3 – 9, 2024.

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Things to Do This Week

Things to do this week - Indigenous arts events, dance showdowns, free kids shows & MORE!
  • Experience A Taste of Indigenous Canada (Knottwood Community Centre)

    • This Sunday, April 7, get tickets to A Taste of Indigenous Canada, a celebration of Indigenous culture with an Indigenous artisan market, samples of traditional food, a Powwow 101 workshop, drumming, singing, stories, and more!

  • Take part in the I AM Collective Indigenous Art Workshop (6110 Fulton Rd.)

    • I AM Collective, an Indigenous arts collective of 70+ First Nations, Metis and Inuit artists in Alberta, are hosting a FREE Family Fun Day Workshop this Saturday, April 6! Learn how to make Rock Moccasins with Kookum Charlene Tootoosis + Moosehide & Bead Bracelets with Tanya Rushton of TLC Creations! Big fan of I AM Collective artists. The event is FREE but they do accept donations. I wish I was in town this weekend I would go for sure!!

  • Get tickets for the All You Can Eat Cereal & Cartoon Party (Metro Cinema)

    • The annual Saturday All You Can Eat Cereal & Cartoon Party at Metro Cinema / Garneau Theatre is back this Saturday, April 6. Kids and kids at heart will want to get tickets to relive the exciting Saturday morning ritual of non-stop retro cartoons with multi-coloured sugary cereal, including vintage commercials and PSAs on the big screen too.

  • Check out the Evolve DanceDown Finals (Edmonton EXPO Centre)

  • Shop a few local markets this weekend! (various locations)

    • The North Edmonton Eid Bazaar is back with a market on Sunday, April 7 in north west Edmonton featuring local vendors selling gifts, food, and more. Free entry, free parking, family-friendly and the all communities are invited!

    • The Crafters to the Rafters Spring Handmade Market runs this weekend April 6 and 7 at Heritage Park in Stony Plain. Also free admission, free parking, and free door prize tickets with purchase!

  • Don’t miss THE PROM at Varscona Theatre (10329 83 Ave.)

    • Nuova Vocal Arts presents THE PROM at Varscona Theatre this week only April 4-7. A musical that follows four Broadway actors lamenting their days of fame, as they travel to the conservative town of Edgewater, Indiana, to help a lesbian student banned from bringing her girlfriend to high school prom.

  • Check out these FREE family-friendly / kids events (various locations)

    • The Braille Tone Choirs concert is on for FREE at the Stanley A. Milner Library (basement level) on Saturday, April 6.

    • Experience BachTOTS Zoo Dance (a mix of classical ballet, jazz, Latin and traditional East Indian dance) for FREE at the Leduc Public Library this Sunday, April 7.

    • Join Family Movie Sundays in Boyle – featuring a FREE showing of Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken at CO*LAB downtown this Sunday, April 7.

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: Gaya Korean, Alpine Nachos, Spam Musubi & MORE!!
  • Say goodbye to Gaya Korean Restaurant (11147 87 Ave.)

    • After more than 20 years, Gaya Korean Restaurant is closing permanently on April 26. The Gaya family invites everyone to come visit and try their traditional Korean cuisine one last time! I’m shocked I’ve never been. I hope to make it down before they’re gone (or at least live vicariously through you!)

  • Check out brunch at Dolly’s Cocktails (9902 109 St.)

    • Dolly’s Cocktails, one of the best spots in the city, is kicking off the brunch of your dreams, Dolly style this Sunday, April 7! Can’t make this weekend? Be sure to plan an upcoming brunch date! You will not regret a visit to Dolly’s!

  • Go for a Seafood Bake! (14317 96 Ave.)

  • Try some Spam Musubi from Hawaiian Poke & More (7256 101 Ave.)

    • Over the weekend I made some spam musubi at home and it was *good* but it kind of fell apart (I need to work on my structure a bit more lol), so it reminded me of Hawaiian Poke & More in north east Edmonton, who make delicious Spam Musubi and you know sometimes it’s just easier when you leave things to the professionals, lol. plus they have great poke!!

  • Try the ‘Alpine Nachos’ from Cavern (10169 104 St.)

    • Oh my GOD if you love chips and cheese and pickles and meat… you NEED to try the ‘Alpine Nachos’ from Cavern!! I love this dish so much!!! If you’ve never popped into Cavern, it’s a cute basement Edmonton cheese shop and wine bar on 104 St downtown. You can get cheese + meat boards plus snacks and other plates here, and Alpine Nachos has got to be on your list. It’s crispy potato chips with melted raclette, saucisson (sausage), cornichon (pickles) and onions. So delicious!!

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

And I thought this blog post about Wheel Chair Accessible Restaurants in Edmonton from Zachary Weeks is great! Incorporating more inclusivity / accessibility in all facets of life is generally a good life goal for us all.

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Mini Pop Kids Live is bringing good vibes to Edmonton this Saturday, April 6 at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium. In last week’s email, I gave away a pair of tickets to the show—plus Meet & Greet with the stars!

Congratulations to Christine T. I hope you and your family enjoy this jam-packed concert from Canada’s best-selling music group for kids, and thanks for being a newsletter subscriber! Thanks to Mini Pops for giving me tickets to give away! 

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Small Business Spotlight

Daisy Chain Book Co. is a local, woman-owned book shop on High Street / 124 Street very much worth a visit! It’s super cute—with yellow walls, tall bookshelves and eye-catching book displays. I popped in this week with a friend who was super excited to go to a book launch / signing of one of her favourite authors (Canadian author Genevieve Graham, who writes about Canadian historical fiction, if you’re interested!) It was a great vibe. They do both new and gently used books (looks new!) and I guess they do lots of Book Club and other events here too! Consider stopping in (it’s located at 12525 102 Ave.) and making it a High Street crawl – there’s lots of great restaurants and local shops in walking distance.

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New on the Blog

I’m excited to release my Guide to FUN FLIGHTS (Food and Drink Samplers) in Edmontona directory of nearly 20 different food + drink flights you can order around the city, from of course your beer flights but also coffee, ice cream, margarita, cheese, and more! Make your way through all these flights—I even group flights by neighbourhood so you could tackle them as lil flight crawls!


From the Blog Vault

In April 2020, Mike and I ate a *lot* of pizza for his Birthday Week and then blogged about our favourites of those we tried. It’s long overdue but this April we will revisit a few and try some new spots—hot/dine-in this time around, for an updated post! Where should we go??? What is your favourite spot?? Let us know!!!


Mikes Week of Birthday Pizza Daily Edmonton Pizza

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