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Around the Core (Winter 2020)

Downtown Live

Various dates and times

The musical micro-events that were a hit of the summer have been extended until the end of February! Look forward to more performances by local favourites at venues like The Starlite Room.

Find the schedule for Downtown Live

Igloo Dining at the Riverside Bistro, Courtyard by Marriott


A Canadian solution to distanced dining—dine outside in a colourfully-lit private igloo overlooking the river valley. It’s $150 for 90 minutes, which includes a $100 food and drink credit. Reservations required.

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Get Cooking Classes


Eating too much frozen pizza? Get Cooking is hosting classes to bring out your inner Iron Chef! With online and in-person options, and specializations in wine pairings and vegan/vegetarian meals, there’s something for everyone.

Schedule my next cooking class

Downtown Holiday Lightup

December 2020

Every year, thousands of Edmontonians join the Downtown Business Association (DBA) in Sir Winston Churchill Square to celebrate another holiday season with tree-lighting and carollers. Though things may be different this year due to COVID-19, check online to see how this year’s holiday season will be kicked off in the core.

Learn more about Holiday Light Up

Dang Show

December 18, 2020 | 7 p.m.

Dang Show, a band which started as a protest movement in Iran (and remains banned in the country) is coming to the Royal Alberta Museum to share their fusion of jazz and traditional Persian music. Tickets start at $45.57.

Evolution of the Arts in a Digital World (Virtual)

Starting January 6, 2021 | 10 a.m.

This free weekly virtual event is hosted by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO). The ESO will lead discussions about the interaction of technology and arts. The panels will feature global experts.

Register here

Misty Meadows 

January 23, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Calgary drag queen Misty Meadows is coming to Evolution Wonderlounge for a one-night, one-woman performance. This hilarious and heartfelt show won’t be live-streamed. Evolution is selling tickets to parties of four or more. Tickets start at $60 per party.

Buy tickets

Heaven: Horizon Series Live!

January 23-February 14, 2021

As the Citadel Theatre reopens with COVID-19 precautions, join them for the original production of Heaven. It’s the story of Black pioneers settling in Alberta after fleeing the southern United States. Written by Cheryl Foggo. Tickets start at $34.65.

Tickets on sale now

Curtis Talwst Santiago: Liming 

Runs until February 14, 2021 

This exhibition at the Alberta Art Gallery by Edmonton-born artist Curtis Talwst Santiago focuses on the Trinidadian idea of ‘liming.’ Liming means to meet and socialize. Santiago explores liming in the gatherings in his childhood home through diorama. Admission prices vary.

Learn more