5 Things to do in Edmonton this weekend

This weekend offers soap operas, cartoons, fine arts and FC Edmonton.
Forget The Young and the Restless, prepare yourself for Die Nasty's The Young and the Nasty, the improv group's 50-hour soap-opera-a-thon. (Supplied)

Die-Nasty 21st Annual Soap-a-thon

What: Feeling you can handle 50 straight hours of live improvised hilarity and melodrama? Then the series finale soap-a-thon of Die-Nasty's The Young and the Nasty is for you! The long-standing Edmonton crew will be joined by special guest stars from across the pond as they wrap up their 22nd season. But don't despair if you're not caught up on the plot: a full journal of the season's happenings is available here.  Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 13 at the Varscona Theatre box office and online.

When? The show begins Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Kaleido Family Arts Festival

What: The street, buildings, walls and rooftops of 118th Avenue will explode with art and creativity this weekend as Arts on the Ave celebrates its 8th season in this family-friendly arts fair. Highlights of this year's event include a special outdoor screening of the childhood classic Honey, I Shrunk the Kids on Friday night, followed by the Aurora Lantern Parade. A full schedule of events is available here.

When? Friday, Sept. 13 through to Sunday, Sept. 15

Good times aren't just had at night at the Garneau Theatre. This Saturday morning, it's the All-You-Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party. (Niall McKenna/CBC)
Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party

What: Ever look back to those care-free Saturdays of yore when you'd pad downstairs in your footie pajamas and click on the TV for a couple of blissful hours of Saturday-morning cartoons? Yearn no longer, for the Garneau Theatre delivers. Back by popular demand, Saturday morning cartoons at the Metro Cinema invites you to don your favourite PJs and revisit the best of 1970s and 1980s cartoon fare. All-you-can-eat cereal will be provided, and all are welcome.

When? Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m.

The basement of the restored Mercer Tavern on 104 Street is the scene of a bi-monthly artist's market. (Supplied)
Mercer Market: A Maker's Collective

What: Held in the basement of the Mercer Tavern (10359-104th Street), this bi-monthly market features the works of more than 30 local artists, designers and musicians organized by the Mercer Collective. If you want to make a day of it, grab breakfast first on the 104th Street Promenade and check out the downtown farmer's market and Art Battle on your way to the Mercer. If you're curious about the area, you can read more about the evolution of 104th Street here.

When? Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FC Edmonton vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers 

What: Come cheer on the Blue and Whites and take in some of the forecasted sunshine Sunday as FC Edmonton takes on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at Clarke Stadium Sunday afternoon. Tickets are available here.

When? Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.

Have an event coming up you think people might be interested in? Email me (caitlin.hanson@cbc.ca) or post it in the comments below.

Have a great weekend!