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Flying Canoë Volant

What: It's an event that only the zaniest of French-Canadian Edmontonian minds could dream up: citizens take to the woods of Mill Creek Ravine en masse at night in mid-February to celebrate culture and creativity. A full list of activities and events is listed here, but here are a couple of highlights from this year's festival:

When? Feb. 5 and Feb. 6 from 6 p.m. to midnight

Stay outside

What: So you've already got evening plans this weekend, but still want to get outside for a bit and take advantage of the glorious winter weather? Here's a roundup of other outdoorsy things you can check out:

Monster trucks

What: Now, for something completely different. Looking to liven up your weekend in a loud, dusty, adrenaline-inducing way? I have two words for you: Monster Jam. There are three separate shows slated to happen this weekend at Rexall, and they'll look something like this: (Warning: you may want to turn down your volume a bit before playing this video)

When? Feb. 6 and Feb. 7

Do-it-yourself tour

What: Edmontonians are invited to join AGA curator Kristy Trinier at Enterprise Square on Saturday afternoon on a tour of creativity and collaboration around several of the city's galleries and artist centres. Tickets cost $15 and are available here

When? Feb. 6 at 12 p.m.

Live tunes

King's Singers

The well-dressed and vocally incomparable King's Singers will perform on Sunday night in Edmonton. (King's Singers)

What: Your musical roundup for the week:

  • CurtainsA "musical comedy whodunit" staged by MacEwan University's Faculty of Fine Arts. Shows run from Feb. 3 to Feb. 13.
  • The King's SingersYou don't earn that title without being very, very good. The world-renowned sextet will perform a repertoire of their favourite numbers at MacDougall United Church on Sunday night.
  • Corb Lund & Daniel RomanoHomegrown talent Corb Lund is touring to promote his newest album, Things That Can't Be Undone. He'll perform at the Jubilee on Saturday night.
  • Jeff LangOften touted as Australia's best blues guitarist, Lang takes the stage at Festival Place on Friday night.
  • Moon vs. SunWant to relive those heady days of the mid-to-late 90s, when Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviasuk were Canada's indisputable music power couple (we won't speak of the more recent iteration of the phenomenon). You'll want to get tickets to this.

Odds and ends

  • Bonnie Doon Centre is celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You'll be in for games, dragon and lion dances, face painting and more.
  • Join a theatre full of cult movie fans/deriders and gleefully throw plastic cutlery in the air at Saturday's monthly screening of The Room at Metro Cinema.

​​Know of a weekend event happening in the city? Email me or tweet me @CBC_Caitlin