January 16-18, 2014. Performatorium: spirituality, ritual, persona, transformation, ectacy, transcendance, artifice, alter ego. Coming up: Early June 2014 at Neutral Ground Gallery, 1856 Scarth St. "Three days of some of the most compelling, artful, thoughtful, luminous and curious queer media art from out there and around here." See details online:
February 26 - March 8, 2014. 19th Annual Pride Parade on campus noon-1pm. Film screenings, lectures, parties, readings, Queer Art night, drag show and more.
April 4, 2014, 7pm-2am, at Yellowhead Brewery, 10229-105 St. Edmonton's favourite fruit flavoured pop-up party will be celebrating the Canadian Gay Curling Championships. Come down for an evening of shouting "Harder! Harder! Harder!"
April 11-13, 2014. A weekend of bear rituals, dance and decadence!. FRI: SIP 'N SING - Jamie and Pierre the loveable gay cowboys from The Amazing Race Canada hosting Calgary's first all out Show Tunes Sing a Long at the Blind Monk! SAT: 9pm at HYDE Night Club. A night of hot music, hot men and food. SUN: BEAR BEEFETT at the Blind Monk 11am -2pm.
April 24 - May 4, 2014 festival, Edmonton Downtown Arts District. Original, top-quality documentaries made by talented filmmakers from across Canada & around the world. See website for details as announced.
May 8-15, 2014 at Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre, 8712-109 St; The Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. Canada’s longest running documentary film festival 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 9, 2014 Semi-Finals, May 16th Grande Finale, at Evolution Wunderlounge, 10220 103 St, NW. The star of Rupauls RuPaul’s Drag Race on OUTtv Season 6 and Australian Idol Finalist Courtney Act will judge the contest and doing a headline superstar performance, presented by Outtv. The winner of the fierce competition will be flown to New York City to attend the VIP finale party!
May 28-31, 2014, at Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre. Annual festival with aboriginal filmmakers, directors, scriptwriters, cameramen, technicians, actors, musicians, storytellers, artists & craftspeople. See Dreamspeakers on Tour info on website.
June 6-8, 2014. Full weekend of events coincides with Edmonton Pride Festival - bigger and better than ever at host hotel Coast Edmonton Plaza, 10155- 105 St NW in the heart of downtown, with discounted room blocks reserved for event members. Here also for registration, and Fri/ Sat events including the Mr Alberta Bear contest and dance with DJ Del Stamp.
June 6-15, 2014 (tentative dates) Saturday Pride Parade, from 108 St at 102 Ave to Churchill Square for festival, Pure Pride dance party & concert, & more.... See details online:
June 22, 2014 and other dates. In 2013 included: Gregory Porter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Patricia Barber, and Courtney Pine Presents: House Of Legends. Past years: Wynton Marsalis, Madeleine Peyroux, Trombone Shorty & Christian McBride among many others. Jazz of many kinds, at venues large & small each year, all over town.
July 4-13, 2014, on Sir Winston Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton, an international cast of jugglers, acrobats, hip hop dancers, sword-swallowers, musicians and more.
July 18-27, 2014, 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 - still 10 days of fun each July.
August 7-10, 2014, annual event, downtown Gallagher Park. Past years included Angelique Kidjo, John Mayall, Taj Mahal, Del McCoury, Noah & the Whale, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Brandi Carlile, Andrew Bird & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tim Robbins....
August 14-24, 2014 are dates for the popular Fringe Theatre Festival, but there are associated events all year long -- see their website for details.
September 25 - October 4, 2014, annual nine 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.