5 things to do in Edmonton this weekend
End your month with a Broadway bang
Glitz and glamour meet lions, tigers and bears in Edmonton this weekend.
Roll out the red carpet
What: Hollywood's finest will be decked out in their Sunday best for the Oscars, and here in Edmonton, Metro Cinema is inviting cinephiles to do the same as the theatre holds its annual Academy Awards Night at the Garneau. The theatre's doors will open at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Once inside, Dave Clarke and Kimberly Wynn will provide colour commentary and comic relief throughout the live broadcast of the 88th annual Academy Awards ceremony on the big screen. They'll also be handing out prizes for costumes and Oscar trivia.
When? Feb. 28 at 5 p.m.
Off to see the wizard
What: Edmonton Broadway fans can follow the yellow brick road to the Jubilee Auditorium this weekend as the latest big musical production — The Wizard of Oz — takes the stage. The live adaptation includes many of the characters and songs from the beloved 1939 film starring Judy Garland, but also introduces a few new songs penned by none other than Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
When? Shows run nightly through to Feb. 28
A skyline of bottle caps
What: Should you happen to be in the Bonnie Doon area on Saturday, you may want to swing by Bonnie Doon Centre and check out a new 20-foot-long mural depicting the #YEG skyline made entirely of bottle caps. And if checking out new art alone isn't worth it, you can also enter yourself in for the chance to win a pretty cool Warhol-inspired tiger portrait.
When? Unveiling starts Feb. 27 at noon
Get paid for podcasting (eventually)
What: Variant Edition Comics & Culture is hosting a meetup of Edmonton podcasters this weekend to chat about the great, dreamy unicorn of podcasting: making a living (or at least some money) while doing it. Radio Free Skaro co-host Steven Schapanksy, who is behind one of the world's most popular Doctor Who podasts, will provide tips and tricks for making a buck while producing online audio.
When? Feb. 28 at 1 p.m.
What: Another weekend, another chance to watch The Princess Bride in a unique and charming way. Instead of shouting at the screen (as audiences were encouraged to do a few weeks ago at Metro Cinema), this time, you can go to the Telus World of Science in your pajamas and have a snack of cereal midway through the film. What's not to love?
When? Feb. 27 and 28 at 9 a.m.
Odds and ends
- Edmonton's own The Provincial Archive will perform Friday night at the Arden Theatre in St. Albert
- The Slice Girls take on Las Pistolitas at the Edmonton Sportsdome on Saturday night