The Velveteins

The Thanksgiving long weekend upon us with a feast of things to do.

Events

Vignettes design series festival is back with this year’s theme Muse, featuring 18,000 square feet of immersive art and design at different locations in the downtown core. On until Nov. 2.

With Halloween approaching, Dark returns to Fort Edmonton Park with “with terror unlike anything you’ve ever felt.” Runs until Nov. 1.

 

Dark returns to Fort Edmonton Park with haunt and horror on until Nov. 1. (Fort Edmonton Park)

 

There’s a housewarming party planned for the Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market at its new home at 10305 97th Street Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with prizes for the first 500 customers, giveaways and entertainment.

Celebrate Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, at Diwali Fair at Millwoods Town Centre on Saturday.

Arts and culture

Students at the University of Alberta offer their version of Shakespeare’s Richard III on the stage of the Timms Centre for the Arts until Oct. 19.

Festival of Fear International Film Festival showcases more than 50 movies over the weekend at the Princess Theatre.

Trace, by Red Sky Performance, is a cutting-edge dance and music production exploring Indigenous connections. On at The Arden Theatre on Friday.

Spend Monday with Harry Potter and his fellow wizards as Metro Cinema, at the Garneau Theatre, shows the first three films starting at 12:30.

Music

American rockers Shinedown return to the Edmonton Convention Centre for a gig Friday with special guests Papa Roach, Asking Alexandria and Savage After Midnight.

CMA and ACM award-winning musician Luke Combs brings his Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour tour to Rogers Place Friday.

 

Local rockers The Velveteins played at Up + Downtown Music Festival Saturday. (The Velveteins )

 

The Velveteins and Physical Copies are two of the bands at this year’s Up + Downtown Music Festival set for Saturday at the Freemasons Hall.

Clayton Bellamy and the Congregation take the stage at Festival Place in Sherwood Park with a blues rock tent revival on Saturday.

Sports

The Edmonton Oil Kings play a pair of home games this weekend starting with the Calgary Hitmen Saturday followed by the Portland Winterhawks Sunday afternoon at Rogers Place.

The Edmonton Eskimos, desperate for a win, any win, take on the B.C. Lions at Commonwealth Stadium Saturday at 5 p.m.

The 21st Turkey Ring Tournament hosts ringette games from Friday to Monday at Servus Credit Union Place.

The bodybuilding Muscle Beach Fall Classic flexes its way into the Winspear Centre with prejudging starting at 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

For more fun features and community events tune into Our Edmonton Saturday at 10 a.m. Sunday at noon and Monday at 11 a.m. on CBC TV.

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