THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND October is a great month: there’s harvest and pumpkin-themed fun indoors and out, all leading up to the spooky shenanigans and festivals at month’s end. Here’s a few weekend options to help you embrace autumn’s offerings.
Where: St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne St., St. Albert When: Tomorrow, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free general admission; $8-$20 for musical performance
Here’s a show for those who love comics, video games, pop culture, sci-fi and costumes. This year’s Eek Fest also offers Halloween-themed fun, with a haunted house escape room, video game zone, interactive LEGO display and exhibit by the Hearse Club of Edmonton. The Halloween Vaudeville show, Frank’n’Wolf Follies, is a family friendly 90-minute extravaganza of music, comedy, dance, magic and scares. ISTOCK ISTOCK
FESTIVAL OF WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY
Where: Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park, 8331 104 St. N.W.
When: Today, 2-9 p.m.
Cost: Free and ticketed events ($5-$20)
Put on a costume and enjoy charms, spells and fantasy, all in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. You’ll be greeted with food trucks, a photo booth and a Dragon Alley market with vendors selling magical wares and handmade goods. Take in the Quidditch practice, wizard yoga and library activities, and try a cold butter beer or warm spicy pumpkin juice. RAM OPENING
Where: 9810 103A Ave.
When: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $15 and up
If you missed the opening week of the new Royal Alberta Museum, no worries. The much-anticipated and now largest museum in Western Canada that houses “2.4 million uniquely Albertan stories” is welcoming visitors daily. Check out the grand lobby and galleries on natural history and human history, the bug gallery, feature gallery, changing exhibits, dioramas and the museum shop. It’s been a long time coming, but visitors say it’s been worth the wait. CODIE MCLACHLAN/STARMETRO EDMONTON