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A young man dances in an art gallery, while others watch
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Young artists gather to explore climate change and just transition

While more people are aware of the reality of climate change than ever before, for many it remains a remote concept. But art can engage people emotionally where the fact-and-figure heavy warnings about the present ecological crisis may fail to connect, say young artists working on climate action.

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A group of cyclists at the start line of a race under City of Edmonton arches amid Melcor banners
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Weekend agenda: June 24-26, 2022

This weekend offers the opportunity to engage with Indigenous creators, cheer on some cyclists, celebrate the opening of a new community, have a real wild night, or kick off the start of JazzFest.

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A pair of happy dogs with ears up and tongues out
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Weekend agenda: June 17-19, 2022

This weekend's events include an interactive exhibit from the Indigenous artist-in-residence, a very Canadian music festival, Pride amid art, an inspiring journey to health, a collaborative theatre project, and pups!

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A blue and purple mushroom sculpture placed in long grass as part of the Game of Shrooms day
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Foraging for art offers escape from the ordinary

In the early hours of a Saturday morning, dozens of hand-crafted mushrooms cropped up around Edmonton. Cardboard polypores rooted in the brick face of an Irish pub. Stained-glass amanitas dripped off tree branches along walking trails. Knitted toadstools and psychedelic polymer caps lay in long grass, waiting for collectors – or curious passersby – to discover them.

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A crowd enjoys Sustainival rides at dusk
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Weekend agenda: June 10-12, 2022

This weekend, you can have fun while learning about renewable energy, hear some music, attend a sexy art party or a late-night drag talk show, get rid of old electronics for a good cause, or brunch with Mayor Amarjeet Sohi in support of 2SLGBTQ+ youth:

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A smiling woman stands in front of an installation at the Indigenous Art Park in Edmonton
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'Nothing is too crazy for us': Story City seeks Edmonton pitches for app

There are stories lining the streets of Edmonton, waiting for you to step into them. An interactive storytelling app aims to immerse users in these fictional worlds crafted by Edmonton artists.

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A fenced-in lot between buildings with garden plots ready to be planted, and sign with Cree syllabics and English transcription for kamâmak nihtâwikihcikan
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Boyle Street butterfly garden seeks to nourish pollinators and people

A garden designed to attract local pollinators and provide space for reflection and knowledge-sharing among visitors is returning to the Boyle Street community for a second summer.

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A comic-book panel depicting a group of young adults eating pizza on the sidewalk outside the Steel Wheels restaurant
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Comics artists reflect on home in new anthology

A post-apocalyptic city where hockey matters more than ever and a dreamscape where every dead nightclub is alive again are among the imaginary Edmontons to be enjoyed in the upcoming Alberta Comics Anthology.

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A kitten bats at a toy skeleton while another kitten looks on in a dollhouse setting
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Weekend agenda: May 27-29, 2022

This weekend offers a cat festival and a rodeo, celebrations of Ukraine and various African cultures, and showcases for fashion and fibre arts.

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