Here are my picks for the Top 5 things to do this week:
January 7 at 6:30pm
Join local muralist, Jill Stanton for an exploration of the definition of street art and graffiti and how in these artistic realms the words are used interchangeably to describe art on the street. There is a difference and the discussion will explore the nuance along with the styles and the attitude towards both.
January 8 at 6pm
Enjoy the beautiful sights of the Legislature grounds, lit up with more than 100,000 Christmas lights this holiday season! Learn the rich history of Edmonton’s capital while taking in the magical feeling of the holiday spirit.
It costs $85/person.
January 9 at 10am-12pm
Santa Maria Ship at WEM
Enter a world of Mermaid magic with story times, songs and dances for your little ones. It’s for kids of all ages.
Entry fee is $2.
January 10 at 7pm
Transcend Coffee at Ritchie Market
Learn the basics of using coffee brewers like the Hario V60, Kalita Wave and Chemex coffee makers. The session will cover the process of brewing coffee and how factors like the dose, temperature, water, grind size and more all affect the taste of your brew. It involves a hands-on approach where you get to do the brewing, share your coffee and talk about it with other home brewing enthusiasts and our qualified trainers.
This course is beneficial to both beginners and coffee aficionados alike.
It costs $39/person.
January 12 + 13 at various times
Embrace the cold northern climate by enjoying artistic panache and authentic cultural and heritage winter games and fun. Saturday will be Ukrainian Cultural Day and Sunday will be Francophone Cultural Day – with Indigenous performances all weekend long.
Fireworks will be held on Saturday evening and four Festival Stages will feature special world music performances around the clock.