5 Things To Do This Week: September 18 to 22
The launch of Edmonton Design Week, Dreamspeakers and more
Originally Posted Here by ADRIANNA SZENTHE
Vignettes Design Series is the anchor event for the inaugural Edmonton Design Week, as well as the official launch party for all the design-centric festivities. The Vignettes VIP Gala night takes place on September 22, so make sure to stop by and kick off your Design Week experience right — and check out the cool spaces the teams have crafted, as well as all the other exciting things going on at the Vignettes space.
Former Reuse Building, 10004 103A Ave., vignettesyeg.ca
Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival returns for another year, from September 20 to 23, and there’s a captivating line-up of films that celebrate local, national and international indigenous innovation in film, video, radio and new media. This year Dreamspeakers will honour the rising generation of stars as well, by bringing back Youth Day.
Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 St., 780-425-9212, metrocinema.org
The Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo is taking place from September 22 to 24, so if you’re a pop culture enthusiast, it’s the perfect way to end your week — and spend your weekend. Meet the stars of some of your favourite television shows and movies, see chat with your favourite comic book artists, browse the unique products on offer and more.
Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 118 Ave., edmontonexpo.com
From September 21 to 24, mentalist Jeff Newman will be at the Roxy Theatre, making predictions and reading the minds of his audience live on stage. Engage in some old-fashioned trickery, learn about the power of suggestion, and revisit some of Newman’s favourite childhood games with a twist.
The Roxy Theatre, 8529 Gateway Blvd., theatrenetwork.ca
On September 19, stop by The Common for the launch of another issue of the Alberta Craft Beer Guide, a publication that shines the spotlight on Alberta breweries. The evening will include selections from five Alberta breweries, a cocktail from Strathcona Spirits, and food by Jesse Morrison-Gauthier.
The Common, 9910 109 St., eventbrite.com