5 Things To Do This Week: January 22 to 26

Short films, a festival featuring ice sculptures and more.

January 20, 2018

Hear Anita Sarkeesian’s insights in her Speaker Series talk

To kick off the Edmonton Public Library’s Forward Thinking Speaker Series for 2018, Anita Sarkeesian shares her insights on January 24. Sarkeesian is the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video webseries exploring representations of women in pop culture narratives.

Chateau Lacombe, 10111 Bellamy Hill Rd., eventbrite.ca

Stop by Ice on Whyte

There are likely still a few more months of cold remaining — why not embrace it? Boardwalk Ice on Whyte takes place from January 25 to 28, and you can do everything from sip a hot beverage to check out the entries in the International Ice Carving Competition.

Whyte Avenue and Gateway Blvd., 10208 82 Ave., iceonwhyte.ca

Get an inside look at what goes into creating games

Telus World of Science brings another edition of their Dark Matters events to Edmontonians on January 25 with Game On! You’ll have the chance to explore some of the technology and physics behind iconic games, test some locally made games and more.

TELUS World of Science, 11211 142 St., 780-451-3344, twose.ca

Learn how to recreate the tastes of Tuscany — right at home

If you love Italian cuisine, and are intrigued by Tuscan food in particular, you’re in luck — Sorrentino’s is hosting a cooking class on January 22 where you can learn how to make some delectable dishes including insalata panzanella, veal meatballs with cream sauce, polenta col formaggio di capra and cioccolata calda con anise.

Caffe Sorrentino, 10665 109 St., 780-474-6466, sorrentinos.com

Check out incredible short films that push boundaries

On January 25, Metro Cinema is bringing you Canada Top Ten Shorts, a film festival in which you can check out several outstanding short films. The line-up includes The Tesla World Light, The Botanist, Threads, The Argument (With Annotations), The Crying Conch and Pre-Drink.

Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 St., 780-425-9212, metrocinema.org


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