5 Things To Do: March 5 to 9

Best Restaurants, International Women’s Day, science experiments and more.

March 4, 2018

Check out a multi-disciplinary festival on Alberta Avenue

SkirtsAfire Festival is a four-day event that celebrates diversity and showcases women-identified artists. See a performance by folk singer Maria Dunn, check out The Romeo Initiative, stop by the visual art exhibit curated by Lana Whiskeyjack and more.

Various venues along Alberta Avenue, skirtsafire.com

Celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day takes place on March 8, and the Junior League of Edmonton is hosting a screening and panel discussion. See the documentary Embrace, an award winning film about body positivity and empowerment, and then enjoy an enlightening discussion with a panel including Shara Vigeant, Helene Tremblay and Top 40 Under 40 alumna Lalitha Taylor.

Latitude 53, 10242 106 St., eventbrite.ca

Sample bites from 17 of the city’s best restaurants

Our Best Restaurants issue hit the streets last week, and on March 5 we’re celebrating the city’s culinary scene at our Best Restaurants event. Sample bites from 17 of the city’s best restaurants in an evening that will capture any foodie’s heart.

Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 118 Ave., 780-451-1379, events.odvodpublishing.com

Attend a Green Drinks event with a focus on the climate

Come together with other environmentally-minded Edmontonians on March 7 for Green Drinks: YEG Climate. Learn about what local organizations are working on and chat about the issues you’re passionate about.

Yellowhead Brewery, 10229 105 St., eventbrite.ca

Get in touch with your inner scientist

On March 8, Telus World of Science hosts another Dark Matters event. Participate in a DNAquiri workshop, where you learn to extract DNA while making your very own cocktail, check out a slime buffet, enjoy a Frankentoy keychain workshop and more.

Telus World of Science Edmonton, 11211 142 St., 780-451-3344, twose.ca/darkmatters


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