5 Date Ideas in Edmonton This Weekend | October 14-16

Finding a date night that’s going to keep things interesting in Edmonton is easy. From the many innovative events planned by local businesses, to the fun drop-in date nights and shows that make it easy to explore the city, we share our favourite date ideas in Edmonton, every weekend. This weekend, we’ve got a mix of wine and wildlife, an old school radio show and one of the best places to grab brunch, just a touch outside of the city.

Wine and Wildlife | Edmonton Valley Zoo
The Edmonton Valley Zoo is partnering with the Royal Alberta Museum to bring you Wine & Wildlife – Awesome Invertebrates! What is the connection between elephants and millipedes? Join Pete Heule from the Royal Alberta Museum as he answers this question and others as he shows us some of the amazing “bugs” from the museum’s Bug Room. Enjoy a glass of wine and some appetizers as we take a look at the importance of invertebrates, both at the Zoo and out in the wider world. Course code needed for registration: 572211.
When: Friday, 7-9

War of the Worlds Radio Show | Fort Edmonton Park
F.O.R.T Radio kicks off the Halloween season with a live old-timey radio broadcast based on the original adaptations of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. Come see the inner workings of a radio station as it tells the story of a martian invasion on earth, using vintage music and sound effects to bring the classic tale of terror to life. Be part of a live radio audience and join the thrills and chills of some good old-fashioned science fiction.
When: Friday and Saturday Night

Brunching and Bread Windows | Chartier
From delicious treats that you can pick up outside of the restaurant at the bread window, to delicious brunching that includes one of the best breakfast sandwiches we’ve ever eaten, with the crispest, perfectly seasoned potatoes to go along with it, head to Chartier this weekend for brunch. While you’re there, try a cinnamon bun (they’re delicious) and if you’re feeling indulgent, have your breakfast sandwich with their delicious, indulgent, poutine.
When: all weekend long

Sharpen Your Knife SkillsThe Pan Tree
Join WÜSTHOF Canada president, Derek Marcotte who will be here to teach you everything you need to know about knives. From proper care and maintenance to basic cutting techniques, become one with mankind’s oldest tool. You will be working hands on with your very own, brand new 6″ Classic knife, slicing and dicing to your heart’s content. All those chopped veggies will taste delicious in our big pot of chili for all to enjoy! Learn more about WÜSTHOF at www.wusthof.ca. This is a participatory style class with tasting. Please bring an apron.
When: Monday, 7 pm

Bend and Brunch | Craft Beer Market
Bring a mat, a water bottle and an empty stomach. CRAFT Edmonton has partnered with Lululemon, Yellowhead Brewing Company and True Buch Kombucha! The yoga class is an hour long and what type of hosts would we be if we let you leave hungry? Stay after class to enjoy 1 of 3 complementary brunch menu items and a complementary beermosa supplied by Yellowhead Brewing Co. or some True Buch Kombucha Tea.
When: Sunday, 10 am