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Paint The Town Teal – January 2018

 

Over the holidays there are so many events around the city! Events for families, couples, nights out on the town with friends … Here’s a few of our favorites happening in January!

 

The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition – FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! … Or you can enjoy kid free on ADULT ONLY NIGHTS! Take a look behind the scenes at how some of your favorite Pixar movies and characters were created … You’ll even get to take a crack at it yourself with some hands-on activities!

 

Dark Matters – “18+ event, where the science is served on the rocks & the adults come out to play” … For all those gamers out there who want to test strategies or battle other gamers to claim the title of Game-Master!

 

Cats on Mats – This is a 90 minute session hosted by Paws the Cat Café. 60 Minutes of yoga followed by 30 mins of hanging out with the kitties & relaxing with a beverage of your choice.

 

Paint Night! – Drink, paint & be merry! Your ticket includes a free drink, there’s cash bar for those who want more & door prizes!!!

 

Ice on Whyte – Live music in Old Strathcona along with ice sculptures, games, art, food, drinks, skating and so much more!

 

Paint Your Face Night – Drinks & make up! What more could a girl want?! This event will teach you how to create the dramatic eye look.

 

Yoga & Taco’s – Yoga first …. Taco’s after! Bring your own mat & join in the fun!

 

Flat Iron Curls – Have you ever wondered how to curl your hair with a straightener? Wonder no more! Bring your straightener & learn how!

 

Date n’ Dash – 30 to 45 year old’s… let’s speed date! Meet & mingle with other singles! Limited to 15 spots for males & 15 for females, be speedy & get your tickets now!

 

Free Trial BooTy® Class – Bring your own yoga mat & shake the day off for free! Try out this style of workout without risking what’s in your wallet.

 

Glow in the Dark Yoga – Get your glow on with some high-energy yoga … also known as GLOWGA!

 

Vibe – Live entertainment, food and drinks at the AGA. Gallery & exhibitions are open late!

 

Snowshoe and Stargaze at Elk Island – Guided snowshoe hike under the night sky followed by a campfire & hot chocolate.

 

Ice Castles in Hawrelak Park – What a beautiful sight to see! Share the experience with your family or friends. If you bring your own sled you can take turns pulling each other around!

Top Five Winter Markets in Edmonton!

 

Fall and winter in Edmonton is not only beautiful, it’s also a great time to shop local and handmade goods. Edmonton is home to so many amazing artists, artisans, creators, and crafters, and each year there are some great markets that showcase this talent. I have my favorite markets below, but also some tips on how to make your market shopping experience the best it can be.

 

Buy Your Tickets In Advance

Whenever possible, buy your tickets online in advance. Sometimes you will get a discount for early-bird pricing, but the best part is you will skip the long lineup to get inside the market. Many places only take cash for tickets, so this is also a good way to avoid the ATM fees.

 

Dress Lightly

Even though it is starting to get cold out, when you get inside the market it will likely be quite warm. You won’t want to be bundled up in sweaters and long-johns underneath your fall or winter jacket while you’re in there, so dress lightly to avoid getting uncomfortably hot. Even better, wear a light jacket and forget about your puffy winter coat. Some markets don’t always have a coat check, and it’s quite a hassle to pack a big jacket around.

 

Bring a Tote

Bring a reusable bag to store your purchases in – it’s always better than having to handle several smaller bags all at once, and you will save waste from all the extra bags and packaging.

 

Research the Vendors

Follow these markets on Facebook and Instagram so you know what amazing things you will be seeing at the market. And when you get to the market, don’t be afraid to ask the vendor about their process, and what went into the product. They love to create, and obviously love to share that creativity with those around them.

 

 

Now that you’re prepared to go out and shop, here are my five favorite markets coming up this season!

 

 

Indie Handmade

November 16-19

 

 

 

 

Curated.

November 18-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Bison

Two weekends! November 24-26 and December 1-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make It! The Handmade Revolution

November 24-26

 

 

 

Butterdome Craft Sale

November 30 – December 3

 

Do you know of any other fall or winter markets happening this season? Let me know in the comments!