5 Dates to go in Edmonton this Weekend | 9/29 – 10/01

Oktoberfest | Friday/Saturday
The most wonderful celebration of the season is here, and it’s the perfect chance to get inside, warm up and try a new beverage or two. Plus, there’s food. It’s a party you’re not going to want to miss this weekend. There’s still time to get your tickets (and get your second one free, right here!)

Ghost Days | Saturday, 8 pm
As part of Alberta Culture Days, this is an experimental art adventure with film/video, performance, photo, and music to conjure spirits and ghosts as audience and collaborators. Terrance Houle will attempt to evoke the spirits and ghosts of colonial and non-colonial history, that exist in the light of night as in the darkness of the day.

Deadmonton House | All Weekend
Kick off the Halloween season, before the crowds get too thick (and if they do, there’s always the speed pass!). What’s the theme this year? The Summoning. Constructed in the early 1950’s, the Paramount Theater’s big screen entertained countless moviegoers both young and old. Sticky sodas, tangled film reels, chewed-up bubble-gum, and fetid floods caused by overwhelmed toilets are just some of the many messes dealt with by Frankie, the resident caretaker of the Paramount.  Frankie loved the theater, choosing to spend his life cleaning up after grubby guests in the name of fantastic cinema; it is no secret that his labours continued in the afterlife.

Edmonton International Film Festival | All weekend
Located just a couple of hours from the majestic Rocky Mountains, Edmonton is the heart of the Canadian Prairies, the largest northern city in North America and home to the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF). Each autumn, we hoist the curtains on a cinematic feast that celebrates the power of film. The menu consists of more than 150 films from 50+ countries, ranging from short to feature-length, dramatic to documentary, comedy to gut-wrenching and studio to independent.