When: Tuesday, September 17
Where: Bistro Saisons, 11358 104 Ave.
Cost: $50, three courses; call 780-497-7858 for reservations.
About: Learn more about local suppliers and why it’s important to know where your food comes from during a special local pop-up at local restaurant Bistro Saisons. Every course will be a regional specialty made with ingredients from nearby farms and suppliers.
More Info: tastealberta.ca
Bar / Snacks
When: Saturday, September 21, 8 pm
Where: Barber Ha, 10011 82 Ave.
About: Woodwork restaurant will soon be opening its doors, and this is an opportunity to preview the cocktail menu and sample three of the bar snacks we will be offering from the kitchen. Enjoy live music by the Doug Organ Trio, mingle, and eat in retro-cool space of one of Edmonton’s best salons.
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/420346014737990
It’s the Spot
When: Sunday, September 22, 11 am – 4 pm
Where: The Paint Spot, 81 Ave. between 101 St. and 100 St.
About: Artists, makers, and designers of all sorts will be selling handmade creations at this artisan festival. Shop local for a unique variety of products. Plus, there will be food trucks out and about!
More Info: www.onthespotcraftsale.com
Pop-up Dinner & Drinks
What: Rich vs Pour
When: Tuesday, August 13, 6 pm (EDIT: SOLD OUT) and 9 pm
Where: The Common, 9918-109 St.
About: Indulge in a 4-course dinner specially paired with hand-picked beers — all brewed locally in Edmonton. Beer is as versatile as it is diverse, providing both complementary and contrasting experiences when paired with food. Chef Gauthier matches his signature innovative cuisine with it’s perfect beer mate. Great for date night, beer geeks, or a friendly group get-together!
More Info: Email Alexis@thecommon.ca to reserve your spot!
When: Sunday, August 18, 4 pm or 8 pm
Where: Tres Carnales, 10119-100A St.
About: Italian food in Mexico? Why not! This Mexican restaurant hosts Alex Bruveris and Becky Ross (Becky was on Season 3 of Top Chef Canada!) as they prepare delectable 4-course Italian meal.
More Info: trescarnales.com
What: Artisan Market
When: Saturday, August 17, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: The Carrot, 9351-118 Ave.
About: Great shopping from local makers! Poetry, visual art, oil paintings, textile designs, scarves, jewellery, baking, and more!
What: Summertime Vegan Pop-up Dinner
When: Monday, August 19, 5 pm or 8 pm
Where: Noorish Cafe, 8440-109 St.
Cost: $45 for 5 courses (reservations required)
About: Mirepoix is dedicated to the values of good cooking and sustainable living, with culinary experience from all walks of life around the city and around the world. Even the most picky omnivores will enjoy their creative, tantalizing culinary creations! Enjoy 5 delectable courses prepared by this trio at one of Edmonton’s best raw/vegan eateries in support of local growers and a conscious ans sustainable dining experience.
Pop-up Art and Shopping
What: Min Bid Silent/Live Art Auction
When: Saturday, August 16, 8 pm – 2 am
Where: Vacancy Hall, Mercer Warehouse, 10359 104 St.
Cost: Free to attend, art/furniture for sale and auction
About: Don’t miss this exciting evening of local art, design, and music! Bid on unique and limited-edition furniture pieces — so cool and creative, they’re works of art themselves — from 5 local artists, including pieces from renowned stencil artist Listen and street artist 8BIT. You’ll find interactive media installations, cork & shell lamps, sculptures, graffiti furniture and canvases, abstract paintings, and more interior design fixtures. Throughout the night, enjoy food, drinks, and music!
What: Fashion of Wheels
When: August 15 – 25
Where: Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival, ATB Financial Arts Barns in Old Strathcona (104 St. & 83 Ave.)
Cost: Free to browse, lots to buy!
About: Local designers Linda Ritter and Shauna Force, the duo behind the popular brand Salgado Fenwick, will be selling their silk-screened t-shirts, tanks, hoodies, cardigans, throw pillows, and artwork from their mobile “fashion truck”. Stop by on your way to a Fringe Theatre show!
What: Blink Parkade Party
When: Saturday, August 31, 6 pm – 11 pm
Where: Vinci Park 103 (10040 103 St.)
Cost: Free, but donations to Downtown Proud, a program run by Boyle Street Community Services, will be accepted.
More Info: www.blinkedmonton.ca
What: The Modern Bartender
When: September 6 – 8
Where: Manor Bistro, 10109-125 St.
About: The Modern Bartender — the first retail store in Vancouver to cater to bartending enthusiasts — is bringing their wares to Edmonton for a special, limited-time pop-up! Find everything you need for bar tending and crafting specialty concoctions including bitters and syrups, tools and recipe books.
Pop-up Shopping & Party
What: Fashion Industry Mixer
When: Saturday, September 7, 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Latitude 53 Gallery, 10242 106 St.
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
About: Meet some of Alberta’s best fashion talent including designers, models, bloggers, and more; shop Bamboo Ballroom’s pop-up shop, enjoy food by The Common, and music by Girls Club DJs.
More Info: instagram.com/p/dhddDfpPai
What: Pig-nic Pig Roast
When: September 8, 6 pm
Where: Manor Bistro, 10109-125 St.
Cost: $55 per person (includes 2 drinks)
About: Chef Alex Sneazwell will be preparing a roast pig dinner (all-you-can-eat!) and guest bartender Rod from Modern Bartender in Vancouver will be crafting creative specialty cocktails.
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/511379445608526/
When: Saturday, September 14, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Mercer Warehouse, 10359 104 St.
About: Stroll this cozy, inviting space while enjoying live music and browsing pop-up “boutiques” with high-quality, handmade products from a variety of local vendors.
More Info: www.facebook.com/OntheSpotPopUp
The Common Market
When: Monday, September 16, 4 pm – 10 pm
Where: Accent Lounge, 8223 104 St.
Cost: $35 four-item tasting menu; a la carte items available.
About: Dine on delicious, creative takes on vegan fare by the Mirepoix Trio, three passionate local vegan cooks. There are plenty of European-inspired dishes to choose from — including appetizers, entrees, and desserts — so diners aren’t restricted to a set menu. Yum!
More Info: mirepoixtrio.com