Rum lovers rejoice! The Edmonton Rum Festival returns November 1, bringing rum experts and a variety of rum flavours to (limitlessly) sample from around the world. All proceeds go to the MS Society of Canada, so bottoms up!
Delta Edmonton South (Grand Ballroom), 4404 Gateway Boulevard, 434-6415, eventbrite.ca
From November 6 to 10, 15 ranches from across Western Canada will compete in events like bronco riding, wild horse racing and penning competitions at Farmfair International, taking place at the Edmonton Expo Centre.
See the iconic women of the silver screen, including Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, Eartha Kitt and Katharine Hepburn portrayed in Burlesque Babylon, November 8 and 9 at Fort Edmonton Park’s Capitol Theatre. (Adults only.)
Eat, drink and celebrate — with samples from some of Edmonton’s best restaurants and amazing wines, spirits and beers from all over the world — at the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival, November 8 and 9 at the Edmonton Convention Centre.
The JW Marriott, in support of No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation, presents A Dance to Remember, November 9. The night will bring together supporters, dignitaries, and serving and retired service members for tribute, remembrance and a whole lot of fun.
FIBA’s Olympic pre-qualification tournament tips off November 14 to 17 at the Edmonton Expo Centre. It will set the bracket for the Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020, and ultimately the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Edmonton EXPO Centre, 7515 118 Ave NW, 780-471-7377, basketball.ca
From November 15 to 17, the Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show brings entertainment, provocative and educational seminars, unique shopping, fashion shows and live demonstrations in an upscale adult playground dedicated to enhancing lifestyles, encouraging romance, personal betterment and all things Taboo.
Drag Queen Paint Night, hosted by Robert Thorne (a.k.a. Agata Gogh) November 16, will walk you through painting a 12” x 16” canvas during an evening of fun and experimentation with colours and forms. There will be music and a performance during the class, and all supplies will be provided.
Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Art Education Room #1, Annex Building, 10211 – 112 Street NW, harcourthouse.ab.ca
Bask in the glow of the All is Bright Festival at 124 Street (between 107th and 109th Avenues) on November 16 (the main stage is in Helen Nolan Park), and enjoy music, beverage gardens, over-the-fire treats and some of Edmonton’s best local businesses and artisans.
Make it: The Handmade Revolution comes to Edmonton November 21 to 24. Over 180 of your favourite Makies will show and sell their handmade and heartfelt goodies, including accessories, jewellery, clothing, art, home decor, food and baby/kid items. There will also be delicious food carts and a beer garden.
Edmonton EXPO Centre – 7515 118 Ave NW, 780-471-7377, makeitshow.ca
Head to Castrol Raceway November 22 for a 2 km high-speed holiday tradition. Take your own vehicle along hundreds of thousands of sparkling LED lights of Christmas displays and through the amazing 200′ light tunnel.
Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage when a baking contest in a nearby county (and the town’s new doctor) offers her a chance at a fresh start. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood and the magic of a well-made pie, November 26 to December 1.
The University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees returns! From November 28 to December 1, you can stroll down Children’s Christmas Lane, meet Santa and visit the North Pole post office, surrounded by trees, lights and live music.
Get your cellphones ready for Glow, the largest indoor Christmas festival in Edmonton and most Instagram-able holiday spot. Bring your friends and stroll, laugh and play under the twinkle of a million lights November 28 to January 4.
The Citadel Theatre celebrates its 20th year showingA Christmas Carol with a brand new adaptation. Packed with your favourite classic Christmas tunes, you’ll be whisked away into the beloved tale of a miserable old man and the ghosts who haunt him, starting November 30.