Ring in the new year at the Winspear for the Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert. The dazzling performance features music inspired by Vienna’s golden age, exquisite costumes and dancing and singing.
Party on the hill at Sunridge Ski Area. Tube down the hill, enjoy s’mores around the fire or head inside to the chalet for hot chocolate.
Dine to the sound of smooth jazz all month long at Rigoletto’s Cafe. The PJ Perry Quintet takes the stage Wednesdays and features special guests on occasion. Discover this unique dining experience while you can and support local live jazz.
Enjoy a relaxing night at Rooster Kitchen & Bar at PubNPaint night. Sip on $5 drinks during a guided painted lesson that is beginner friendly. Supplies are included.
Start the New Year with a relaxing yoga class. Restore and Renew with Tibetan Singing Bowls is a gentle asana and guided meditation practice that teaches you to reflect on what’s important in your life. Namaste!
Patio season might be months away, but Edmonton’s got a few winter patios for you to try out. Rocky Mountain Icehouse, located on Jasper Avenue, is known for its polar patio complete with heaters and blankets. Cozy up and enjoy an ice cold drink in the snow.
Isolation and loneliness are feelings we’ve all become very familiar with during the pandemic, and they are celebrated in this exhibit. Intermission features large format photographs that are contemporary versions by American artist Edward Hopper. The photos were created in and around Edmonton over the last three years. Admission is free Sundays so take a day to discover these works of art.
Learn how to make Indigenous art at Fort Edmonton Park with the Introduction to Natural Dyes and Porcupine Quills workshop. Spend a morning making your own custom piece while listening to traditional teachings and stories.
Until January 9
Experience Winter Wonderment at the Muttart Conservatory until January 9. The pyramids are decorated for the holiday season with lights, seasonal flowers and artfully designed displays. Take a break from the cold snap and head inside.
Take a trip around the world through music. The theme of the Chamber Orchestra of Edmonton’s fifth season is Music Around the World and each of the three concerts celebrates international tunes. The first concert features oboist Emily Luo, who will perform pieces from Italy and Switzerland.
Starting January 11
Was learning a new hobby one of your resolutions for 2022? Try your hand at pottery wheel throwing at the Pottery Studio in St. Albert. The level one classes teach you how to create your own priceless art! You might not see it in a museum anytime soon, but, hey, at least you’ll have a few new coffee mugs.
Over the past few months, the Art Gallery of Alberta has shown short films on screen displayed in the window. But, You don’t need to stand outside any longer to see these films because the entire program, called The Terrestrial and the Universal, will be screened in the AGA’s theatre for one night.
January 14 – 23
Celebrate winter at the annual Deep Freeze Festival at Borden Park and Pipon Village. The park turns into a winter wonderland with ice sculptures, light installations and musical celebrations.
January 19 – February 6
Shadow Theatre is back with a compelling piece called The Mountaintop about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. which takes place the night before his assassination. The compelling piece of theatre makes for a great night out.
The Louvre Edmonton might not house some of the world’s most famous works of art, but the parkade features fantastic local art. Louvre Residences commissioned over 40 artists to create murals in the parkade gallery. Go for a self-guided walking tour to see all the murals and don’t forget to snap some photos.
January 21 – 30
Foote in the Door Theatre presents Into the Woods, a magical retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and Rapunzel. See what happens when a wish goes wrong.
Until January 23
Head back to 1981 when MTV debuted and changed the music industry overnight. Style and looks became just as important as sound and the pop stars of the ’80s got it right. Jubilations Dinner Theatre salutes Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and Annie Lennox in Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. (Trivia: Did you know that Cyndi Lauper’s version of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” is a cover of Robert Hazard’s original?)
January 27 – February 9
Walk around Whyte Avenue and explore intricate ice sculptures from internationally renowned ice carvers at Ice on Whyte. The fun starts when the temperature drops.
January 27 – 30
The first annual Winterruption festival is taking over venues around downtown for three days for concerts, comedy shows and free outdoor activities.
Until January 29
A new group exhibit at Latitude 53 explores how we tend to ourselves, the land and those around us. The soil between plants celebrates the work of emerging and mid-career BIPOC artists, designers, and writers in Making Space.
Until January 31
Take in the festive lights at the legislature on the Legislature Lights Segway Tour. Dress warm and venture out in the dark to see Edmonton glow.
Fridays in January
Escape the winter blues at The Greenhouse Restaurant for the Winter Valley Warmup. Sip on hot drinks while sitting by the fire and listening to live music and DJs.
Wine, dine and be entertained at Spotlight Cabaret. The 1920s ritzy-themed club always has new shows taking over the stage. Participate in Drag Queen Bingo, watch Maybe This Time Starring: Tia Burner, a singing cabaret comedy show, or enjoy Prettier Woman, based on the iconic 90s rom-com.
Take a shot at ice climbing at the Alpine Club of Canada Edmonton Section’s ice wall located at Edmonton Ski Club. The three-storey ice wall is your next winter adventure, so gather your cold weather gear and head to this slippery slope!
Escape reality for a bit in one of Edmonton’s many escape rooms. Escape City Edmonton offers six different theme rooms of varying difficulty. Feel cut off from civilization in a cabin, hop aboard a pirate ship or stay close to home in an Edmonton-themed room called The Hunt for Arms Magee.