5 Things To Do in Edmonton: September 9 to 13

This week, stretch, walk and celebrate the arts — all for good causes!

Laugh (and yoga) for a cause

The Laughing Hour founder Maude Bombardier leads a one-hour laughter yoga session on September 10 at the Jerry Forbes Centre to raise money for Caregivers Alberta. No experience necessary; just come out, donate, laugh and stretch!

Jerry Forbes Centre, 12122 – 68 Street NW, 780-453-5088, caregiversalberta.ca

Walk a mile in her shoes

The YWCA is celebrating 10 years (and over $1 million raised) of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, which has raised over $1 million to help women and families walk away from domestic violence. Join hundreds of Edmontonians on September 11 at the Federal Building Plaza (shoes provided; pumps are optional).

Federal Building Plaza, 9820 107 Street NW, 780-427-7362 ywcaed.convio.net

See the light

The Kaleido Family Arts Festival on Alberta Ave welcomes and celebrates arts and cultural experiences, September 13 to 15, with music, dance, theatre, film, literary and visual arts, including performances on rooftops, sides of buildings, back alleys, parks and found spaces.

Alberta Avenue (118 Avenue between 90 & 94 St), (780) 471-1580, kaleidofest.ca

Hear some Celtic in the Park

With over half a million album sales worldwide, folk-roots group Leahy is one of Canada’s best. See them live at Festival Place in Sherwood Park September 12.

Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, 780-449-3378, festivalplace.ab.ca

See some shimmy and shake

The Edmonton Burlesque Festival returns, in all its fabulous vaudeville glory, September 12 to 14, with performances, workshops and competitions.

La Cité Francophone, 8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury, 780-463-1144, edmontonburlesquefest.com


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