5 things to do in Edmonton this weekend

Whether you're into choral or Celtic music, dead poets or dark comedies, hockey or Hollywood glamour – we've got your entertainment covered this weekend.

Avoid the cold this weekend by heading indoors to enjoy one of our top picks

Sunday is Oscar Night - so settle in with a tub of popcorn and make your best guesses for the winners. (Getty Images/Frazer Harrison)

Whether you're into choral or Celtic music, dead poets or dark comedies, hockey or Hollywood glamour – we've got your entertainment covered this weekend.

Warmer in Austria?

The 100-person Vocal Alchemy choir will perform Saturday at at the West End Christian Reformed Church. (Facebook/Vocal Alchemy)

What: Saturday is supposed to be cold, so why not cuddle up to your neighbour and all 100 members of Vocal Alchemy Saturday evening while taking in “An Evening in Vienna” at the West End Christian Reformed Church (10015 - 149th Street). The choir will perform Schubert’s Mass in G Major with the help of Chronos Vocal Ensemble, Strathcona String Quartet and La Folia Baroque String Ensemble. Tickets start at $15, and will be available at the door and online.

When? Mar. 1 at 7 p.m.

Take in the northern lights

What: The Northern Lights Folk Club held monthly at Queen Elizabeth Hall ( 10425 - University Avenue) is hosting Cabot’s Crossing bringing together some of western Canada’s best Celtic musicians in what promises to be a high-energy show, East Coast kitchen-style. Tickets cost $20-25 and are available at Acoustic Music, Myhre's Music or online.

When? Mar. 1 at 8 p.m.

A Tell-tale play

What: The line between fact and fiction is slim in this darkly comedic take on one of the world’s most beloved poets. Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe is “a whimsical and chilling musical fairy tale for adults” using surreal imagery and poetic storytelling to delve into Poe’s life and the events that shaped his writing. Tickets to the Arts Barns show are available here.

When? Mar. 1 and 2, with shows at 2 and 8 p.m.

Nevermore tells the part-fact, part-fictional story of troubled poet Edgar Allan Poe. (Facebook/Catalyst Theatre)

Cheer for your other favourite hockey team

What: Are you finding yourself going through withdrawal with the end of the Olympics? Or maybe just welcoming a return-to-normal nightly sporting events? The Edmonton Oilers are hosting the Calgary Flames Saturday night at Rexall Place and some tickets are still available. Or, save some money, avoid the cold and watch the game at home.

When? Mar. 1 at 8 p.m.

Glitz and glamour

What: It’s Oscars night on Sunday, and whether you love them or hate ‘em, the night is sure to include some notable highs and lows, a few glorious garments, a smattering of off-colour jokes and a whole lot of really pretty famous people schmoozing (for better or for worse). Watch the show at home or better yet head down to the Varscona Theatre (10329 - 83rd Avenue) for a combination live-action/large screen projection of the show, complete with musical numbers, prizes and audience games. Tickets cost $25.

When? Mar 2. at 5 p.m.


  • A previous version of this story referred to a performance by the Chronos Vocal Choir. The proper name of the group is the Chronos Vocal Ensemble.
    Feb 28, 2014 12:11 PM MT


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