If you are lucky enough to have a group of friends who never flop on you, consider yourself to be blessed. Hold on to them tightly, because the rest of us are out here struggling to make plans with our crew. Of course, it's not always their fault; life, school, work, family, and a million other things will always get in the way, and sometimes, there's nothing you can do about it. As long as there's always a valid excuse for flopping, your friends are worth forgiving.\nMaybe it's because I'm so extroverted, but I hate doing things alone. I'll literally call up my best friend to go grocery shopping with me so I don't have to go by myself sometimes. Any university student knows how busy this time of year is with midterms, papers, finals, and what not, so I've had to learn to get over myself and start doing things solo while my friends are grinding.\nFor some, going to the bar alone might seem weird or uncomfortable, but realistically, it's the perfect opportunity to socialize and make new friends. Who is more friendly than drunk girls in a bathroom? Absolutely no one. If you're not quite ready to go by yourself, you can always start by checking out one of Edmonton's many landmarks and museums, or even attend an event or a festival for something you've always been interested in by yourself.\nBars and Clubs\nEvents and Festivals\nLandmarks and Museums\nFor Bars and Clubs, click "Next"\nClubs and Bars\nEl Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar // 8230 Gateway Blvd\nOpen late six nights a week, El Cortez is always a blast. Check out the Tequila Cellar on Friday and Saturday nights to drink and dance with DJs playing all your favourite music. 1/2 price tequila on Thursdays, and $20 pitchers of sangria on Sundays will keep your buzz going and your wallet happy.\nThe Black Dog Freehouse // 10425 82 Ave\nReady for a night out on Whyte by yourself? Check out the Wooftop Patio in the warmer months, or dance away your winter blues through the colder months. Happy hour runs Monday to Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., and there's different events and DJs every night of the week.\nCRAFT Beer Market // 10013 101A Ave\nCRAFT is the perfect casual hangout spot, solo or with your crew. They have an incredible food menu, and one of the largest collections of unique craft beers you'll find in YEG.\nKnoxville's Tavern // 10736 Jasper Ave\nKnox is known as one of the leaders in Edmonton's entertainment scene. Throwback Thursday, Fireball Friday, and Ladies Night on Saturday will keep you busy all weekend, with unique drink specials every night.\nFor Events and Festivals, click "Next"\nEvents and Festivals\nLuminaria // University of Alberta Botanic Garden\nFrom December 1st to December 3rd, head to the UofA Botanic Garden and start celebrating the holiday season. Walk along the tranquil candlelit paths, and bring your camera to snap some beautiful pictures.\nEdmonton Oilers Game // Roger's Place\nYou don't need to watch the game from home, grab some tickets and head to Rogers Place to watch the action unfold irl. The season is just getting started, so you'll have plenty of opportunities.\nThe Science Behind Pixar Exhibition // TELUS World of Science\nEver wanted to understand the science behind all your favourite childhood movies? The exhibit features over 40 interactive elements, and gives you an eight-step tour of the filmmaking process.\nAll is Bright Festival // 124 Street, between 102 Ave and Jasper Ave\nHead down to 124 Street on November 25th, from 4 - 8 p.m. Winter is almost here, and it's time to get excited. The festival features fire and light dancers, beverage gardens, Christmas carolling, a fire for you to make s'mores, food trucks, and so much more.\nFor Landmarks and Museums, click "Next"\nLandmarks and Museums\nAlberta Legislature Building // 10800 97 Ave\nTake a tour of the beautiful Alberta Legislature Building, or even just spend a day hanging out outside and people watching. You might pick up some new interesting info about our province, or at the very least, snap a pretty pic for your Instagram.\nWest Edmonton Mall // 8882 170 Street\nWe all know that shopping by yourself is better anyways. West Ed has an abundance of stores, so you can shop until you drop, or if you're feeling adventurous, you can visit Galaxyland or World Waterpark.\nArt Gallery of Alberta // 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square\nFree for all Alberta students, the Art Gallery of Alberta always has an abundance of unique and interesting exhibits for you to check out. They offer private tours, or you can go at your own pace and check out what you'd like.\nChinatown // 10634 97 Street\nSpend your day exploring all that Chinatown has to offer. Find a new favourite Chinese food place, or check out some authentic, old school grocery stores. Bring along your camera and stage an impromptu photoshoot.\nRoyal Alberta Museum // 9810 103A Ave\nReopening in 2018, the Royal Alberta will be the largest museum in Western Canada. The architecture of the new building looks stunning, and the exhibits they feature are sure to be bigger and better than ever before.