5 things to do in Edmonton this weekend

Beerfest, burlesque and Bonfire comedy are all headed your way this weekend.
Beerfest is back in Edmonton this weekend.

Give back

What: Head down to West Edmonton mall Saturday afternoon to take part in one of Edmonton's largest volunteer extravaganza. 'Step Right Up' is back in its fourth year, helping would-be do-gooders find the perfect volunteer opportunity, offering up more than 80 local non-profit agencies to pick between.

When? April 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A performance of Suicide Girls' "Blackheart Burlesque" was canceled by O'Brian's Event Centre Sunday night, after the venue's manager became concerned about violating Saskatoon's Adult Services bylaw. (Facebook/Blackheart Burlesque)

Spice it up

What: ​If you're in the mood for something a bit saucy this weekend, look no further. One of North America's most popular burlesque groups the SuicideGirls are back with Blackheart Burlesque – a sexy and tongue-in cheek show that promises to poke fun at at pop culture fundamentals like Star Trek and Game of Thrones. Tickets are available online or in person at the Starlite Room.

When? April 5 at 9 p.m.

Orchids on display

What: Orchids from as far away as Taiwan, Japan and Ecuador will be on display this weekend at The Enjoy Centre (101 Riel Drive) in St. Albert. Thousands of flowers will be yours for the smelling as the Orchid Society of Alberta hosts its 37th annual show and sale, which will also feature orchid-growing supplies, photography, art and information seminars. Admission is $10. A full schedule is available here.

The Orchid Society of Alberta is hosting its 37th annual show and sale this weekend in St. Albert. (Orchid Society of Alberta)

When? April 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grab a pint

What: Edmonton's International Beerfest is back at the Shaw Conference Centre this weekend, offering up more than 200 beers to taste and 40,000 square feet to enjoy them in while you check out the displays or listen to some live music. The event sells out every year, so don't wait to pick up your tickets!

When? April 4 and 5 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Huddle at the Bonfire

What: Back for its third year, Rapidfire Theatre's Bonfire Festival celebrates experimental long-form improvisational comedy, this year drawing upon Bruce Springsteen, Wes Anderson and wrestling for inspiration. Tickets start at $10. More information on ticket sales and showtimes are available on Rapidfire's website.

When? Running nightly from April 8 to 12