Just because we aren't able to physically go out and enjoy the local Edmonton arts and events scene, doesn't mean they aren't still happening. To keep you and your family entertained while you're at home, we've compiled seven (plus) digital events happening between July 13 and July 19, 2020.
1. Explore the Stars
With warm evenings and clear skies it’s the perfect time of year for a bit of star gazing. If you’re curious what’s up there the TELUS World of Science Edmonton has started a new livestream called #WhatsUpYeg. This biweekly series will explore the stars and planets and take an in depth look at all things astronomical. Join them on Tuesday, July 14 at 3 p.m. on their Facebook page for their next livestream and check their upcoming events for more information.
2. Explore the World
If exploring our own terrestrial sphere is more your style, you might want to attend the next free webinar from Focus on Photography to help you capture images of the world around you. Black & White Photography: Tips and Tricks runs Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. Check out all the webinars they have to offer and register for this workshop.
3. Explore the History of Black-Canadians
With a spotlight being shone on anti-Black racism and the Black Lives Matter movement in the past few months you may be interested in learning more about the history of Black-Canadians as well as systemic and institutional racism in Canada. Join NAIT alumni, Christabel Khumalo (Finance ‘10) and Manager of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at NAIT, Madlen Christianson on Tuesday, July 14 at 12 p.m. for A Conversation on Anti-Black Racism in Canada. This collaborative conversation will guide participants through a journey of self-reflection while giving tools to build an antiracist lens
4. Explore Poetry with Lynn
Spruce Grove poet Lynn Gale launches her first poetry collection on Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m. live through the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s (WGA) Online Reading Series. Join Lynn as she reads from her collection and answers questions submitted by the audience. The Q&A will be led by WGA Board Vice President and Write Well Press founder, Leanne Myggland-Carter.
5. Explore New Culinary Challenges
Getting tired of eating the same instant noodles for lunch every day? Interested in finding new and unique ways to spice up your cooking? Then join the University of Alberta Campus Food Bank for their Zoom class, Cook with Us Virtually- Instant Noodle Yakisoba on Wednesday, July 15 at 5 p.m. They’ll be walking through all the steps to help you make a yakisoba meal that will satisfy your cravings. Visit their Facebook event page for the ingredient list and grab the link for the online class.
6. Explore Different Dance Styles
With all the live jazz music available online right now through such events as the virtual series presented by the Yardbird Suite and the Edmonton Jazz Festival, now is a great time to learn more about the genre. Local dance company Sugar Swing is hosting a series of online lectures on the history of jazz music and dance, every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. until Wednesday, August 5. The classes are free, though they welcome donations, and the Zoom link can be accessed through their Facebook event page.
Skye Demas is an Indigenous dance artist from Edmonton. This week, she will be performing as part of the Virtual Indigenous Artist Hub, hosted by the Dreamspeakers Festival Society and Punctuate! Theatre. Her video will be available through the Punctuate! Theatre page on Thursday, July 16.
7. Explore Some Family Fun
Looking for a fun online event that the whole family can enjoy? The Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre is running a Family Puppet Show on Friday, July 17 at 3:30 p.m. Visit the Facebook page to watch the livestream and discover all their other upcoming livestream events.
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