The snap in the air and softly turning foliage is one of my favourite markers of time. The change of season heralds in new scents, culinary treats, pastimes and ultimately beginnings.
So on that note of change, this will be the last LUX To Do List. Over the past couple of years, I have written a total of 24 lists to help our readers engage meaningfully in their community and stay up-to-date on all the amazing events happening within the city. It has been a pleasure to search for the best of YEG and be constantly surprised at the vibrant ever-eventful place we get to call home.
Fortunately, as autumn reminds us, something must end in order to make way for the new and wonderful. Revel in the change and all its bountiful beauty.
Be Prepared to Dance: Pick up your tickets this month so you don't miss out on Uptown | Downtown music festival in early October. Boasting bands like Tokyo Police Club, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and Born Ruffians, it's sure to sell out. Find out more here.
See Another Perspective: The Citadel Theatre is kicking off its 2016 / 2017 season with "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time," a play told from the perspective of Christopher, a young man with Autism. Experience the way he views the world in this hit Broadway play. Find out more here.
Revel in the Dark: Last fall, Nuit Blanche took over the entire Ice District with roving art performances, and this year it's back! Scaled down Petite Nuit Blanche will be held in Beaver Hills Park for a couple of avante-garde art in the dark nights. Find out more here.
Tricks and Treats: Head back to (baking) school this fall and learn the tools of the trade from the experts at Duchess in their newly-opened Duchess Atelier chef’s kitchen. Find their full registry of classes here.
40 and Fabulous: Help the Muttart Conservatory turn 40 on September 10 with treats and activities for the whole family. Find out more here.
Take the Whole Family: Head to historic 118 Ave for the Kaleido Festival, spanning over two (and a half) days and home to some of the most innovative work in the Edmonton Art community, tucked into every alleyway, corner and even rooftop. Find out more here.
Sweater Weather: There couldn't be a cozier place to welcome in autumn than Little Brick. Thankfully it is throwing a Fall Fete on September 21...complete with campfires and mulled wine. Find out more here.