Your Edmonton Guide: March Edition

by on Mar 5th, 2019

Boarder X Now – May 19, Art Gallery of Alberta

This exhibit, currently on display at the Art Gallery of Alberta, is a celebration of skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing. It features contemporary artwork from Indigenous artists across Canada, combining a mix of art styles to bring to life one of the most awe-inspiring celebrations of a unique blend of culture and our relationship with the land.

The exhibit, which was curated by the Winnipeg Art Gallery, will be in Edmonton until May before it continues its cross-Canada tour. 

Joy Ride Mar. 14, Edmonton City Centre

Joy Ride is a 12-hour spin-a-thon in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The fundraiser gives registrants until the day before the event to complete their registration process, for all of the procrastinators out there. After registering (a $50 fee per person) teams can download the team packages on the website and learn all the ins-and-outs of the event and the fundraising process. If you don’t feel like riding, you can watch, or donate to participating teams. 

Edmonton’s International Beerfest Mar. 22 & 23, Shaw Conference Centre, 18+

With more than 100 exhibitors and 300 beers for attendees to sample, Edmonton’s International Beerfest has staged itself as Edmonton’s largest celebration of, well… beer. The event is held in the Edmonton Convention Centre (formerly the Shaw Conference Centre) and will feature not only the exhibition, but also five live bands, a DJ and a burlesque performance over the two-day festival. If you like beer, then you will want to mark this one on the calendar.

If you choose to attend, please drink responsibly. 

Skirtsafire Mar. 7 – 17, Various Locations

This festival seeks to empower female artists of all backgrounds. The 10-day event runs alongside International Women’s Day (Mar. 8, 2019) and is an incredible display of female talent. This year’s schedule includes a performance from renound Québéc singer/songwriter Cœur De Pirate at the Winspear, three plays in rotation at the Cabaret Theatre and many other performance pieces ranging from film, art and design, spoken word and more across the city. The festival runs all week but has the most events on the two Friday’s and Saturday’s that the event takes place on. So get out there and enjoy one of the many events of Skirtsafire.

Make It Edmonton! Mar. 22 – 24, Edmonton Expo Centre

The Make It! shows began in 2008 and has built up to host biannual shows in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary since. Edmonton’s next show will be hosted at the Edmonton Expo Centre and will feature over 150 exhibitors, all promoting and selling their handmade goods. Accompanying all the handmade goods will be a selection of food carts and a beer garden. Alternatively, if you are looking to find a place to sell your handmade goods, you can apply to be a vendor at the show either this time, or at the November show.

Concerts and Events:

Scott Helman, Mar. 9 at Starlite Room

Buckcherry, Mar. 10 at Century Casino

Lynrd Skynrd, Mar. 12 at Rogers Place

WWE Live: Road to WrestleMania, Mar. 15 at Rogers Place

Cradle of Filth, Mar. 16 at Starlite Room

The Arrogant Worms, Mar. 17 at Horizon Stage

Michelle Obama, Mar. 22 at Rogers Place

Children of Bodom, Mar. 26 at Union Hall

Five Alarm Funk, Mar. 29 at Arden Theatre