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Lindork’s Lists #57 – wâpos art, breakfast poutine, Coffee Bean Bread and more!
Things to Do This Week
Please note: Alberta has restrictions in place to address COVID-19. I do encourage you to try and support local businesses during this time, if you’re able, but in a safe way. Wear masks, sanitize regularly, avoid crowds, keep at a distance, shop alone, choose take-out and stay home if you are sick and choose digital options if available.
Get tickets to wâpos outdoor art installation at Beaver Hills House Park
If you’re reading this—book your FREE tickets to the new wâpos outdoor art installation at Edmonton’s Beaver Hills House Park (downtown) RIGHT NOW!! Because all slots WILL get booked up. This exhibit, part of the Downtown Spark festival, is in town March 25 to April 3 and is essentially a beautiful, illuminated, giant rabbit sculpture and art installation with lights, sound, and story. Sculpture by renowned Indigenous artist Jason Carter and experience created by Jason Carter and Edmonton’s own Bridget Ryan.
Experience A Taste of Al Fresco on 104 Street
Another Downtown Spark experience is A Taste of Al Fresco along on 104 Street, happening this weekend (Saturday and Sunday March 27 & 28). Find extended patios, window concerts, and various restaurant food and drink specials like $5 Tzin Bacon (SO good), or $5 sesame sauce poutine from Japanese Village!
Don’t miss the glowing Winter Birds at CO*LAB
The Downtown Spark events keep coming—there are three glowing, large scale inflatable chickadees you can check out at CO*LAB (9641 102A Ave). Make a whole Downtown Spark Art tour of your weekend (don’t forget those giant humanoids I mentioned last week!
- Try the TELUS World of Science’s very own live, online escape room
The TELUS World of Science has launched their very own live, online escape room! Staff will host you live in the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, being your eyes and ears as you and your team directs staff live to find clues in the physical space to solve puzzles and complete your mission. It’s $100 for the first 4 players (add more to reduce the per person cost).
Check out Imagine Van Gogh immersive art experience (POSTPONED)
The world-famous Imagine Van Gogh, immersive art exhibit from Europe was supposed to kick off in Edmonton this weekend (March 27 and run til May 2) at the Edmonton EXPO Centre. The event has been postponed until April 15 (postponement occurred after this week’s email went out to subscribers). The experience chronicles more than 200 of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings presented in a truly Instagrammable way!
Food To Try This Week
Some Alberta restaurants have reopened their dining rooms. Others are still take-out/pick-up only. Please support restaurants! Remember if ordering take-out, placing the order direct and picking up from the restaurant is better than using third party apps. Review current Alberta COVID-19 restrictions here.
Pick up some dumplings from Gourmai Dumplings (various vendors)
Treat yourself to an amazing Italian dinner at Uccellino (10349 Jasper Ave.)
I hadn’t had the pleasure of an Uccellino dinner for over a year until last week and it was *heaven.* Just as mouthwatering as I remember. You MUST order the culatello ham, ricotta, chargrilled radicchio, saba oil, pine nuts and parmagiano cheese crostini, and always share at least two housemade pastas! Just an unbelievable meal always at Uccellino.
Feast on the breakfast poutine from Cafe Blackbird (9740 142 St.)
Try the Coffee Bean Bread from Cake & Dessert Cafe (8278 175 St.)
Thinking about Easter meals—have your meal delivered!
Thanks to A Cappella Catering for gifting me an early Easter meal to sample ahead of the holiday. They’re offering an Easter Take & Bake feast for $97 + GST delivered to your door with $5 from each package donated to the Ronald McDonald House Alberta. Deadline to order is Mar 30. Pick from a ham or turkey dinner (I’m partial to ham myself). Always enjoy my easy to make (bake) meals from A Cappella and the delivered to your door is always a perk!
Coming April: Q&As with…
The first person I’m profiling in my new paid newsletter subscriber Q&A series is:
Rochelle Ignacio, Co-Founder and Operations Business Officer for the Black-Owned Market (BOMYEG)
Lindork’s Lists: Q&A with Rochelle Ignacio will be released to paid newsletter subscribers on Sunday, April 4 (and a new Q&A will roll out every other Sunday!)
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