5 Things To Do: August 6 to 10
Folk beats, a Caribbean festival and more.
August 2, 2018
Cariwest Festival returns on August 10, and it’s one of the city’s most colourful and vibrant festivals. Stop by Friday evening for the costume extravaganza, or dance along Jasper Avenue on Saturday for the parade.
Downtown Edmonton, 780-421-7800, cariwest.ca
Lay back and enjoy the harmonious melodies at this year’s Edmonton Folk Music Festival on August 9 to 12. With appearances by The Decemberists, Nick Waterhouse, Molly Tuttle and dozens of others, the weekend will be filled with music to ignite the senses.
Gallagher Park, 9505 96 Ave., edmontonfolkfest.org
Animethon 25 is running from August 10 to 12, and it has a schedule packed with everything from musical talents from Japan to voice actors, vendors, anime screenings, improvisational shows, an artist alley, interactive panels and more.
Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave., animethon.org
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has become a legal legend and pop culture icon, and at the age of 84, she’s the subject of a documentary by director Julie Cohen. RBG will be screening at the Garneau Theatre on August 6, 7 and 9.
Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 St., 780-425-9212, metrocinema.org
The Hlinka Gretzky cup tournament is a battle between nations with the top underage NHL prospects going toe to toe. The puck drops on August 6 with games all week, and the gold medal game takes place on August 11. Teams from the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and USA will face off throughout the tournament.
Rogers Place, 10545 106 Ave., rogersplace.com/hgcup