If we're being honest, 2018 is seriously flying by. We're almost halfway through February, which means not only March, but also spring is coming up! A new month, and a new season means we have plenty to look forwards to.
Along with spring, of course, comes warmer weather, which means it's a lot easier to get outside and do those things you couldn't under 3 feet of snow! Now you can adventure the city without your winter boots and parka, and also without melting in the heat.
In the month of March, there's plenty going on for everyone to enjoy. Maybe check out one of the free shows at Knoxville's, if music is your thing! Or have brunch in the presence of drag queen royalty at Match Eatery & Public House.
If the cold weather was the only thing deterring you from stepping outside of your comfort zone, you'll soon no longer have an excuse. Let March be a month of new beginnings for you. Check out some of the super fun things Edmonton has to offer, alone or with friends! No matter if you've only got a few dollars to spare, or are planning to go all out and get classy AF, you're bound to find something new and exciting to occupy your time.
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Queen's Brunch at Match Eatery & Public House
If you love RuPaul's Drag Race as much as I do, this event will definitely excite you. On March 11th, head to Match Eatery & Public House at noon to enjoy brunch with some seriously amazing YEG Drag Queens.
Latin Night at Room at the Top
Every Monday is Latin Night at Room at the Top, and you'll want to be there not only for the amazing food and drinks, but also for the super helpful and fun dance lessons. After hanging out for a few weeks, you'll be a dancing queen in no time, and probably develop a serious love for Latin food.
Bubbly Thursdays at Atlas Steak + Fish
You don't need a special occasion to treat yourself to a fancy dinner. Next time you and the squad are planning a girls night, consider checking out Atlas Steak + Fish! Every Thursday they have 1/2 off seafood and bottles of champagne.
Caribbean Rum Tasting at Wine and Beyond
The weather may be warming up, but it's not quite summer yet! Transport yourself to somewhere tropical with this rum tasting event on March 7th at 7 p.m. The place to be is Wine and Beyond, where you can sample a variety of different amazing rums for just $10/person.
Down a few vodka slimes at Soundwave
Anyone who's been to Soundwave knows how crazy it can get, and anyone who hasn't needs to add it to their bucket list ASAP. This month's show features big names like Steve Aoki and Dyro, plus others! Pack your bathing suit and get ready to have one crazy night on March 16th.
Grab some lunch at Seoul Fried Chicken
This spot is a longtime Edmonton favourite, and we know exactly why; even the pictures of the food get your mouth watering. Whether you're looking for a new spot to bring a date, some unique fried chicken, or a spot to take your friend who's never been to Edmonton before, this place fits the bill.
Celebrate St. Patty's Day with a beer at O'Bryne's Irish Pub
St. Pat's is a notoriously crazy holiday, and only the bravest will find themselves celebrating at an Irish pub. O'Bryne's on Whyte will definitely be the spot to be on the 17th though. Put on your most green attire, and get ready to have one crazy night, Irish style.
Say hello to warm weather with a scoop from 80 Flavours
Nothing says "warmer days are coming" quite like an ice cream cone. Of course, ice cream is still a tasty treat in the winter, but something about enjoying it in the spring and summer is much more gratifying!
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Catch an Oilers Game before playoff season starts
With playoff szn right around the corner, there's no time like the present to head to Roger's Place and watch the boys play a game of puck! This may seem like a cliche Edmonton date, but it never fails to impress and you're basically guaranteed to have a ton of fun, whether we win or lose!
Monday Karaoke at Dewey's
Whether it's your first date and you need a fun ice breaker, or you've been together for months and are simply looking for cheap entertainment, Monday Karaoke at Dewey's may just do the trick. You can have a few drinks and see if you're feeling ballsy enough to perform, or feel the secondhand embarrassment of others performing!
Paintball Date Night at Edmonton Paintball Centre
Don't mind getting a little messy? This may be just the date for you! On March 23rd at 7 p.m., the Edmonton Paintball Centre is the place to be. No matter if you're a beginner, or a paintball expert, you'll definitely have a great time. The cost is just $65 for two!
Trivia Night Thursday at Fargos Capilano
Feeling a little competitive? Trivia Night can be a super fun group date idea! Bring your friends, and challenge yourselves to see who really know's there stuff. The March event will be held on 22nd at 8 p.m., and Fargos will be offering $4 hiballs, and $5 draft!
Fundraiser Night for Improvaganza at the Citadel Theatre
There's no better feeling than supporting local, while still enjoying a night out on the town. At this event, you'll find live entertainment, snacks and beverages, a live date auction, as well as a silent auction with items such as coffee with the mayor, and a personal tour of Edmonton's creepiest grave yards.
Dream Catcher Making at Spark Event Centre
Unless your partner is particularly artsy, you may want to do this one with your girlfriend on ladies' night! Anyone who's ever seen a dream catcher knows that they're incredibly beautiful, and I'm sure making one of your own is challenging, but worth every penny. This event is being held at Spark Event Centre on March 6th from 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Plant Nite at South Clareview Community League
If you haven't attended a Plant Nite yet, now's the perfect chance! This event gives you the opportunity to put down your phones and get creative while having conversation and bonding with your partner. Everything is going down on March 10th starting at 6:45, and running until 10 p.m.
Catch Nelly at the Ranch Roadhouse
Is your date a big R&B fan? Then they'll be over the moon when you take them to see Nelly at the Ranch Roadhouse on March 15th! Tickets are around $30, which is a total steal for such a great show. Grab some tickets quick, before they sell out!
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Beer + Yoga at Brewsters Oliver Square
They do say that opposites attract, but I never thought I'd see the day where beer and yoga come together. For $15 at Brewsters Oliver Square on March 23rd, you can sip on a class of beer or wine and attend a 45 minute yoga class. Talk about the perfect de-stress session!
Yoga with Cats at Cat Cafe on Whyte
It seems that yoga is a popular event this March in Edmonton, but not just any kind of yoga... Now, for just $20, you can practice for an hour, and then spend an hour snuggling with cats to help you destress further. The March session will be held on the 17th, starting at 8:30 a.m.. The early wake up time is totally worth the kitty snuggles.
Laugh Steady Comedy Night at The Nook Cafe
If you're tired of laughing at Netflix Originals alone in your bedroom, shell out the $5 it costs to attend Laugh Steady Comedy Night on March 30th at The Nook Cafe. The evening features plenty of local Edmonton comedy talent, as well as some special guests.
Open Mic Night at Dirtbag Cafe
Make no mistake, just because this place is called "dirtbag" does not mean that it's full of them; it's actually one of the coolest spots in the city. Every Wednesday night at Dirtbag Cafe is Open Mic Night, perfect for those who are looking to entertain or be entertained. Wednesday's also happen to feature half price wine!
Catch a flick at Metro Cinema
The Metro is known as being a fun place to hangout, especially if you're looking to get out of your Netflix n' Chill habits, and into exploring the city. They've always got classic favourites, or indie/alt films that you've never heard of but will totally enjoy, for super affordable prices.
Support local at Curated. Spring Market
It's that time of year again! Market season is almost upon us, and everyone knows that the bright ambiance of spring brings with it the best markets. Curated will be held on March 10th and 11th at Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, and admission is just $4, meaning you'll have plenty of extra cash to treat yourself!
Keep it Local - The Spring Market at Sherwood Park Community Centre
Here's another super fun spring market to add to your bucket list, with more than 75 vendors to check out, you already know you'll be entertained all day. With everything from local treats, home products, and fashion, you'll definitely find a way to treat yourself, or the special people in your life. The market will be held on March 17th, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Make It Edmonton at Edmonton Expo
From March 23 - 25, you can check out and support over 175 different vendors selling their handcrafted goods, with everything from jewellery to art and home decor. Odds are good you'll end up leaving with a present for yourself or someone else! Admission is only $6 at the door, or $3 in advance.
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Catch Mamma Mia at the Citadel Theatre
Mamma Mia is a favourite for a ton of musical lovers out there, and you can see a local rendition of it this March at the Citadel Theatre. Shows are running until March 18th, so get your tickets quick! Plus, there's nothing classier than supporting local talent.
Beauty Makeup 101 with Gaylynne Fell at The Theatre Garage
Are you one of those people who just can't get your makeup routine down? Is there something new you'd like to master? Winged eyeliner, maybe? Or perhaps blending your eyeshadow? Attend this class on March 4th at 3 p.m. with Gaylynne Fell, and you'll leave with tons of new skills and a renewed confidence in applying makeup.
Support local female talent at SkirtsAfire Festival
Running from March 8th - 11th at various venues across the city is this amazing festival, aimed at supporting talented women of all disciplines in our community. You can see theatre, visual art, spoken word, dance, and much, much more!
DIY Creams and Facial Botanicals at Kolya Naturals Skincare
Taking care of your skin is so important, and this class is all about educating you on how to do just that! On March 9th from 5 - 8 p.m., you'll want to find yourself at Kolya Naturals Skincare to learn more about making your own facial creams and botanicals. At the end of the night, you'll leave with a light lotion, thick cream, moisturizing toner, nutritive serum, and a wealth of knowledge.
Mimosa Flow at Aurora Yoga & Spa
This day honestly sounds like a girl's dream. Mimosas are one of my favourite things to wake up to, and yoga is great for your mind, body, and soul. For $25 on March 10th, you can spend an hour stretching it out, and then sipping on some bubbly with your girlfriends!
Sip and Glam at Vacancy Hall
This is another great event for anyone who isn't sure how to apply makeup, and the best part is, it includes champagne and snacks! All you need to do is bring your makeup bag from home, and a positive, ready to learn attitude to Vacancy Hall on March 11th.
Pick up a new skill at Introduction to Chalk Paint
Chalk Painting isn't as easy as it looks, and this class will teach you everything you need to know about using it. For $45, you'll get a very informative lesson, as well as everything you need for your first project! The lesson is being held on March 20th at Urban Whyte Vintage.
Watch the Alberta Ballet perform Cinderella
Cinderella was a childhood favourite for many of us, and now, you can watch a beautiful rendition of it by the Alberta Ballet at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Showtimes run from March 22nd - 24th.
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Free Ski Touring Nights at Sunridge Ski Area
Every Monday in March, current members of the Sunridge Ski Area will be able to ski for free from 7 - 9 p.m. March is the last month to do this, before that warm weather hits, so you'll definitely want to get in as many trips to the slopes as you can!
Free Bachata Vibes at Rhythms Studio
Dance lessons can be an expensive commitment, so why not try out this free Bachata Vibes class on March 9th at Rhythms Studio, and see what you think? You can try with a partner, or perhaps meet someone there! The event also gives people a chance to mingle with other Edmontonians.
Catch Elephante at Knoxville's Tavern
Free shows aren't always easy to find, or even worth going to, but this one is going to be hype af. Elephante will be at Knoxville's on March 8th, and it's totally free as long as you get there before 10:30 p.m! The doors open at 9, so you'll have plenty of time to get inside and push your way to the front.
Dance to Party Favor at Knoxville's Tavern
It seems that Knox is really holding it down with the free shows this month. Not only is this guy extremely talented, he's also not at all bad to look at! The free show will be held on March 9th, and again, it's only free until 10:30, so get there early!
Drop-In Meditation Session at Ripple Effects Wellness Centre
The power that meditation has is without a doubt seriously amazing, even just a few minutes a day can totally shift your mindset and put you in a more positive mood! This free drop-in session is being held on March 12th from 7 - 8 p.m., and is perfect for all levels!
Snap some pictures of the historic Neon Sign Museum
This cool, totally free outdoor museum is a favourite for Edmontonians and tourists alike. You'll get the best shots at dusk or after dark, but it's admittedly pretty cool to look at at any time of day.
Take a stroll through Grant Notley Park
It's no secret that Edmonton has plenty of parks to enjoy, and Grant Notley is one of them! Pack a picnic and enjoy a quick meal with loved ones at one of these tables, or bring your camera and see what sort of wonders you can photograph!