Lindork’s Lists #69 – What To Do, Eat, And Things To Know This Week (Non-Subscriber Version)

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Lindork’s Lists #69 – Rooftop performances, Father’s Day foods and more!

Newsletter for June 16 – 22 2021

As Alberta lifts pandemic restrictions, please remember to stay safe! Continue to wear masks, sanitize regularly, avoid crowds, keep at a distance, stay home if you are sick, get vaccinated!

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Things to do this week: visit the museum and Muttart, check out an immersive light gallery, augmented reality Pride tour and more!
  • Royal Alberta Museum and Muttart Conservatory reopens

  • Ready for rooftop performances? Jubefest kicks off

    • The Northern Jubilee Auditorium has kicked off “JubeFest” a series of rooftop / drive-in experiences to enjoy this summer starting this weekend with rooftop comedy. More programming will be made throughout the summer!! Get your tickets to this weekend’s festivities (jubilees?) If you’re in Calgary (though you probably aren’t because I really only talk about Edmonton lol) the Southern Jubilee Auditorium is also doing JubeFest!

  • Check out the About Light immersive art experience

    • There’s a new immersive (Instagrammable!!) light / art gallery in Edmonton! About Light is a digital art space that incorporates immersive, projected (light!) art with other traditional and new media experiences, working with local artists to showcase their work in new and exciting ways. About Light is located in City Centre Mall East Building Main Floor near Winners & Coles. Attending is free but donations are encouraged. Check out events and current exhibits.

  • Explore St. Albert’s Art In The Open

  • Try Fruit Loop’s AR Pride Tour for Pride Month

    • The Edmonton Fruit Loop organization has created an Augmented Reality Pride Tour you can self-navigate to 10 different locations across the city and access over 50 performers and speakers from your phone!

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

Please safely support local restaurants. Review current Alberta COVID-19 restrictions here.

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Eats to consider this week: bison burgers, meats for Father’s Day, delicious donuts and more!
  • Try the bison burger or bannock donair from Tee Pee Treats (11725 93 St.)

    • This week I met Chef Scott Iserhoff of Pei Pei Chei Ow and Chef Curtis Cardinal of Tee Pee Treats, as part of a Travel Alberta video project we are doing about Indigenous food experiences in Edmonton. It was such an amazing day learning about Indigenous food from these two. Pei Pei Chei Ow doesn’t have a permanent space yet, but you can book a virtual cooking class, and be sure to try the bison burger or bannock donair from Tee Pee Treats—so good! I can’t wait to blog and share the video from my chat with them later this summer, stay tuned!

  • Don’t miss order deadlines for Father’s Day food (various locations)

  • Get doughnuts from the Sherwood Park Bakery (969 Ordze Rd., Sherwood Park)

    • Brandy highly recommends the honey dip donuts from the Sherwood Park Bakery, describing them as “the best donut I’ve ever had, period, exclamation point” and “like eating delicious, delicious, buttery air.” My friend Ashleigh I think has also raved about this spot. I’ve still got to try it!

  • Order up some Chef Hung noodles (10336 81 Ave.)

    • Diane dug into the A2 (Champion Beef Brisket Noodle) or A4 (Beef Shank, Tendon, Tripe Noodle Soup) bowls from Chef Hung in Old Strathcona this week. Choose flat, thin or rice thin noodles, or a bean threads!

  • Stock up on Nai Nai Mie noodles before they close (online)

    • I was legitimately shocked to see Nai Nai Mie noodles’ announcement that they were shutting down at the end of June. They were planning pop-up dinners and had just celebrated an anniversary, they were getting stocked up through so many Alberta online grocery stores.. I’m really not sure what happened but please show support by ordering noodles before they’re gone (June 30!) I’ll be stocking up on a ton of their Hot Chicks noodle kits!

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

In this new section of Lindork’s Lists, I shout out to support small businesses that aren’t necessarily food/restaurant or event-based.

In this week’s Small Business Spotlight, I’m shouting out to:

Bay 1 Gallery, a new Edmonton gallery located at 9540 62 Ave., dedicated to representing a roster of Canadian artists spanning generations and cultures, through multiple mediums. The gallery is focused on fine art, furniture and community and will be hosting a number of different events all summer including a Summer Sidewalk Art Show (every Saturday in June), the upcoming June 19 Dads, Drafts & Design, June 26 Fresh Art and Freezies, and more!

As you can imagine, opening anything—let alone a fine art gallery—during a pandemic can be difficult, so be sure to plan a visit to this south Edmonton gallery this week, next, this summer, soon. Watch their social media and website for new events!

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You Missed an Exclusive Giveaway!

Subscribers to my newsletter this week got a chance to enter to win one of ten $20 gift cards to local Filipino and Indigenous restaurants, and The Quilt Bag, in honour of Filipino Heritage Month, Indigenous History Month, and Pride Month. I do newsletter-only giveaways every month (typically). It’s free to subscribe (there is a paid option too if you want more exclusive content, and to support the work that I do!) Don’t miss out! 

Now Public: Q&A with Kate Hewko

Every other Sunday, I profile a new “interesting person” in a Q&A series just for paid newsletter subscribers. Then a month later, I release that Q&A publicly on my blog. My fourth Q&A of the series is now live on my blog if you’d like to read it, featuring Calgary-based fashion entrepreneur Kate Hewko.

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Q&A with Kate Hewko will be released on Sunday, May 16, 2021 (for paid subscribers)

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New on the Blog

This was new for last week not this week, but I know there’s a lot of new subscribers here this week (giveaways tend to do that lol) so I thought I’d re-share:

If you’re looking for (even more) ideas for things to safely do close to home, check out my past blog travel guides to help you plan your Alberta Adventure this summer!

And if you share about your adventures on social media (tag me and #ExploreABwithMe), you’ll be entered to win various prizes (a grand prize to be announced, but also I’m giving away a bunch of gift cards to the Italian Centre to people who explore and share this summer, so you can grab road trip paninos for your next adventure. Learn more in the blog post!!

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