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A New Year’s Waltz
January 2 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.
Anytime 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.
All That Jazz
Wednesdays 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.
Pub & Paint
January 7 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.
Go With the Flow
January 8 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!
Anytime 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.
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Sundays 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.
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.
Chamber Orchestra 2022 Season Music Around the World
January 9 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.
Take The Wheel
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.
One Night Only
January 13 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.
Out of Hibernation
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.
On The Mountaintop
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.
Murals at the Louvre
January 19 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.
Into The Woods
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.
Ladies of the ’80s
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?)
Ice, Ice Baby
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.
Lights at the Legislature
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.
Winter Valley Warmup
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.
Catch A Show
Anytime 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.
Climb to New Heights
Anytime 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!
Anytime 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.