5 things to do in Edmonton this weekend

The end of the week is in sight, so dust off your go-to Halloween costume, cowboy boots and Can-Con t-shirts in preparation for the weekend.

Can-Con concerts, costume parties and cowboy boots

Happy Halloween! Here's our list of spooky and regular-type fun scheduled for this weekend. (CBC)

The end of the week is in sight, so dust off your go-to Halloween costume, cowboy boots and Can-Con T-shirts in preparation for the weekend.

Halloween roundup

What: I already listed quite a few Halloween happenings for you last week – but here’s a few more to keep in mind:

  • Everyone’s favourite local improvised soap opera (renamed Scary Nasty in honour of the holiday) is putting on a Halloween special on Thursday night at the Capitol Theatre. 
  • Nearly every bar in the city will be throwing together something on Friday night, whether it’s a costume contest, spirited DH or black-and-orange beverage.
  • Get spooked at Deadmonton House, a special haunted house set up at 10505 106 St NW and running through to November 2. 
  • Don’t forget! Spooktacular at Fort Edmonton is holding a special, adults-only night on Friday – the event is already sold out, so check if any of your friends have extra tickets. 
  • Settle in for the long haul with a scary triple feature at the Metro Cinema on Friday night.
  • You’ll never look at a cornfield the same way after visiting the Farm of Fear at the Edmonton Corn Maze. Claiming to be “Edmonton’s most original and scariest Halloween event,” terror is yours for the taking for only $15. 

Final FC Edmonton game

What: As hockey season continues to heat up, another soccer season ends. FC Edmonton will be playing their final home game of the season at Clarke Stadium, facing down the Atlanta Silverbacks.

When? November 2 at 2 p.m. 

Live music

Maritime musician Jenn Grant will play the Arden Theatre in St. Albert on Saturday night. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)
What: This is a pretty amazing weekend for all you folk-loving, singer-songwriter superfans:
  • Sarah McLachlan is performing Thursday night at the Winspear Centre. The multi-Grammy-winning Canadian singer is touring to promote her new album Shine On. 
  • Beloved east-coast girl Jenn Grant is playing at the Arden Theatre in St. Albert on Saturday night. Grant has been building a solid following for a decade now. Her fifth and latest album Compostela was released on Oct. 21, 2014. 
  • Folk legend Gordon Lightfoot will take the stage at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Sunday night. 
  • The fourth and final (and only non-Canadian) concert to watch for this weekend (kind of) is the Indigo Girls performing with the ESO on Monday night. The Grammy-winners are promising  a unique evening of music in which they will revisit their four-decade musical career. 

Ride’em cowboy

What: Rodeo Week kicks off this weekend with Black Tie Bingo at the Edmonton Expo Centre on Saturday night. After that, some of the best mounted shooters in the province will go head to head in the Boarder Cowboys Mounted Shooters Association Championships and the Miss Rodeo hopefuls will be given their chance to shine. Click here for a full list of events carrying on through next week – all to get you in the mood for the Canadian Finals Rodeo, which kicks (bucks) off on Wednesday.

Saddle up - it's rodeo time. (Sarah Miller)
When? Events daily from November 1 to 9

Community Theatre

What: Ever dream of conning your way into the pilot’s seat? Or maybe skipping medical school and heading straight for the paycheque? Do you like singing? Well, have I got a show for you! The McEwan Theatre Arts Program is performing Catch Me if you Can at John L. Haar Theatre (10045 - 156th Street). 

When? Shows daily through to November 8