See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Edmonton area, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
A gay/ queer /bi men's not-for-profit society. Events include: Calgary Wild Pride, Calgary Pride Parade Float, Edmonton Tabletops + Bottoms Bear Board Game Night, Edmonton FAB 80's VIP Night, Edmonton Tabletops + Bottoms, Edmonton FAB Halloween VIP Night, From FUR to FAB Bears to Drag Queens Community Fundraiser and BEEF Singlet Party. See their website for updates:
March 5-13, 2016. The 21st Annual Pride Parade on campus noon-1pm. Film screenings, lectures, parties, readings, Queer Art night, drag show and more.
April 2, 2016, 8pm-2am, at Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave. Edmonton's favourite fruit-flavoured pop-up party from grassroots collective of creative individuals - more than a typical night at the gay bar. Dance off + steamy midnight! performances. Girl's Club DJs and Will The Hugonaut + The Girls Burlesque, Capital City Burlesque, Joshua Wolchansky, Beau Creep and the bio queens.
April 23, 2016, 9pm at The Chvrch of John, 10260-103 St, Edmonton. Five top male performers: G.Venchy (Gregory P Caswell), Fitzgerald Bitchwilliam III (Joshua Wolchansky), Beau Creep (Brennan Doucet), Teen Jesus Barbie (Joshua William Carter) and Rusty Kingfisher (CJ Rowein) - a dazzling send-up of the style, camp and sexuality of James Bond. All-female burlesque opening act: VESPERS.
April 28-May 8, 2016 Edmonton Downtown Arts District. Original, quality documentaries made by talented filmmakers from across Canada/ around the world. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema Opening Night: LEAGUE OF EXOTIQUE DANCERS. Director Rama Rau brings a dazzling/ daring group of women from burlesque heydays out of retirement onto the big screen in their feathered/ fabulous pasty-wearing glory.
May 5-14, 2016, Metro Cinema/ Garneau Theatre, 8712-109 St; Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. Canada’s longest running documentary film festival (former Global Visions) presents socially relevant films and video from around the world exploring issues of social, economic and environmental development; catalysts for reflection, discussion, and responsible action.
May 13-14, 2016, 7:30pm, Jubilee Auditorium. Jean Grand-Maître’s multimedia ballet fuses joy of pop/rock with physicality of ballet in dance spectacular on par with the boldest Broadway production. Featuring 14 classic songs by Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, depicting a musician’s rise to fame, exploring the trials, sacrifices and triumphs of superstardom.
May 21-23, 2016 at Neutral Ground Gallery, 1856 Scarth St. Films and videos to breaking down barriers - daring and unchartered visual territory, humorous/ subversive characters, otherworldly/ fantastical places and images, pleasurable provocations, sexual scenarios, different and challenging perspectives on identity in a world ready to judge and oppress.
June 3-12, 2016. Saturday Pride Parade from Whyte Avenue at 108th Street in Old Strahcona, where this Festival began 36 years ago - proceeding along 104th St, to the end of Steel Park. Pure Pride dance party & more.... See details online:
July 8-17, 2016, on Sir Winston Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton, an international cast of jugglers, acrobats, hip hop dancers, sword-swallowers, musicians and more.
July 22-31, 2016, in Northlands Park, 7410 Borden Park Rd. Check out favorite musicians and artists on the Koodonation stage; pan for gold in Klondike Park; climb on the Mach 3, the Zipper and other midway rides; and eat favorite fair ground foods, trade shows, food, wine, and daily fireworks. Was called Klondike Days, then Capital EX - now K-Days - 10 days of fun each July.
August 4-7, 2016, annual event, in beautiful downtown Gallagher Park, happens each year, the second weekend in August. The 2016 Performer list will be released at the end of May. The full schedule later in the summer of 2016 - to be found here.
August 11-21, 2016 are dates for the popular Fringe Theatre Festival, but there are associated events all year long -- see their website for details.
August 12-14, 2016, venue TBA. Past year included: MEAT/ GREET + DIRTY BEAR BINGO, FAB Ambassadors, Mr Alberta Bear competition. Bear Dance; WEM Waterpark Adventure w/ waterslides/ worlds largest wave pool; BEEF UNDERBEAR PARTY, Wet Underwear Contest, go-go dancers, Bear Bucks; BBQ in the Park + FUR CUP Kickball + Crowning of Mr Alberta Bear.
September 29 – October 8, 2016, annual ten day feast of all things cinematic; independent films of many genres from around the globe. A film festival about 'discovery' to uncover and present cinematic gems.