This weekend kicks off early with two Thursday night events, then holds steady with street food and fairs, live music and Shakespeare, an outdoor gallery and plenty of history.
When? July 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Muttart and music
What: If the hot weather has got you searching for a patio, the Muttart Conservatory is offering up a tranquil atmosphere and some live music Thursday evening. Local singer-songwriter Anna Beaumont will be performing at the Patio Roots event, a one-night only affair. However, if you miss this week’s show, you can try again in August when Martin Kerr will provide the music.
When? July 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Shakespeare not in the park
What: There was some worry over where this year's Freewill Shakespeare Festival would take place after the Hawrelak Amphitheatre collapsed in January. Now, the company is back in force this summer for its 26th season, performing The Taming of the Shrew (Also known as 10 Things I Hate About You to those of you born between 1982 and 1988) daily at the University of Alberta's Myer Horowitz Theatre. If you haven’t seen the play, it’s a comedic story about two sisters and their misters and has a happy ending. A full schedule of show times is available here.
When? Performances at 8 p.m. daily from July 9 to 27
When? July 6 to 13
Walk of art
What: Whyte Avenue will turn into an outdoor studio and gallery this weekend for Art Walk. More than 450 artists are involved in this year’s display, which aims to bring affordable art to the masses while encouraging Edmontonians to support local artists. The outdoor gallery will be set up along both sides of Whyte Avenue from 101st Street to 108th Street. And while you’re there – check out Sand on Whyte to see some amazing sand creations.
When? From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11 to 13
What: Because two of this weekend’s events happened on Thursday, here’s a bonus item : historic Church Street is hosting a special fair on Saturday complete with face painters, bouncy castles, snacks, musicians and a street dance. Tours will also be offered about the history of the multiple historic churches in the McCauley and Boyle Street neighbourhood.
When? July 12 starting from noon until 9 p.m.