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 7 (plus) digital events happening between Monday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 11.
1. Garden Tours
Fall may be here and the nights are getting cooler and darker, but we can still enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Join host Natalie Pepin for a Community Garden Tour on Thursday, Oct. 1, starting at 10 a.m. This community garden was installed by the Métis Nation of Alberta in partnership with Sustainable Food Edmonton and Deep Roots Indigenous Permaculture and is meant to be a community education and cultural hub. RSVP to the Facebook event and get more details.
2. Explore Different Cultures
If you’re interested in exploring the various cultures and histories that make up Edmonton, then you’re in luck. There will be a number of livestream events over the next two weeks tapping into Edmonton’s history and multicultural communities. On Monday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m., join the University of the Philippines Alumni Association Edmonton for Historya 2: The Filipino Culture and Identity in a Multicultural World. This event is the first of a two-part learning series about the historical and cultural experiences of Filipinos. “My HISTORYA is a story telling session of personal stories and insights on the migration of Filipinos to Alberta presented through various art forms and performances.” You can also register for Part II, which will run Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m.
Edmonton City as Museum Project is hosting another ECAMPing Trip on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. Join ECAMP Curator, Christina Hardie, with special guest Tom Long for Edmonton’s Identities: The History of a City in Search of Itself. Register online or catch it later through the ECAMP website.
The Icelandic Canadian Club of Edmonton is hosting their Leifur Eiríksson Fall Event through Zoom on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. Aside from a number of guest speakers, there will be a special presentation by the Raddbandafélag Reykjavíkur choir in Iceland. You don’t need to be a member to attend this event, just email the organization for the link.
3. Professional Development
Looking to re-enter the workforce? Interested in exploring a new career path? Then check out the new Skills Development Series being offered by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress — Alberta Provincial Council. Part 1 of this ongoing series will introduce you to the post-secondary education options offered by NorQuest College in Edmonton and Bay River College in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. Further sessions will explore computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel. Computer workshops will be run in both English and Ukrainian. Visit their Eventbrite page for more information and to register for these workshops.
4. Artist Talks
The Art Gallery of Alberta continues to offer access to artists through their #AGAlive Meet the Artist program. This week join them for a discussion with Art Rental and Sales artist, Alexis-Marie Chute on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. Register today and you can catch up on all the previous #AGAlive events while you’re there as well.
The SNAP Gallery will be hosting an artist talk with Sydney Lancaster and Scott Smallwood to celebrate the closing of their exhibition, MACROMAREAL (a rising tide lifts all boats). View the exhibition and read up on the work before joining them on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. Make sure to RSVP to the event.
5. Enjoy the Beat
The Yardbird Suite has provided Edmonton and the world with live jazz via their virtual series hosted live on Facebook throughout the summer, and this week they are wrapping up with the Holly Sangster Duo on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.
If techno music is more your scene, you can join Canadian record label KIKO_LIVE on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 7 p.m. for their Twitch livestream. The Edmonton music scene will be well represented with DJ Ben Colmen and the concept band Trulyors.
Interested in podcasting? Love listening and want to learn more from your favourite podcasters? Then join the inaugural YEGPodFest on Thursday, Oct. 1 to Saturday, Oct. 3. All events are free to register and include masterclasses, panels and one-on-one talks with some of the biggest names in Canadian podcasting. As well, you can gear up for the festival through the YEGPodFest Crash Courses, a series of short audio tutorials on podcasting which will be released on Wednesday, Sept. 30 through the Alberta Podcast Network.
Did you know we have our very own podcast called Overdue Finds? Join our staff as they explore books, movies, music, pop culture and other great things happening in Edmonton. It might even give you some ideas for your own podcast.
Looking for online content for children to enjoy? Then visit the Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre’s Facebook page for a number of events happening over the next two weeks. These include a Bedtime Story on Monday, Sept. 28 and Monday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. with host Jolanta, and Family Music Time on Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. with Jillian.
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