To celebrate the first day of spring, here is a list of 10 things to do before the end of March!
1. It is International Macaron Day today! (Yes, that is a thing.) It started, of course, in Paris and cities around the world have started picking up on it over the last few years. If you haven’t before, we challenge you to head to Duchess Bake Shop (10720-124 St.) on 124 Street, and give these delicious treats a try!
2. There are still limited tickets available for the Book of Mormon that is at the Jubilee Auditorium from March 24–29 — the show is supposed to be thoroughly entertaining.
3. Western Canada Fashion Week is from March 26 – April 4. If you have never been to a runway show, this is your chance! The event is a lot of fun and the talent that we have in this city is incredible.
4. Why not eat like they do in Barcelona, and head to a tapas bar for small plates and wine? We featured Bodega (10220-103 St.), Tzin (10115-104 St.) and the new Tapa Vino (11011 Jasper Ave.) in the recent issue of the magazine — all three are fantastic and have really great old-world atmospheres.
5. For those of you who haven’t yet, check out Mother’s Market (10251-109 St.) this weekend for some local fresh food and vegetables. It’s a really cool space, and is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10-5.
6. If an entertaining lunch is more your style, I suggest taking a lunch tour of the Winspear on March 25. The tour will take you backstage and provide lunch and beverages. There is no charge, but you have to RSVP — check their website for details.
7. Pick up University of Alberta Professor Ted Bishop’s book, The Social Life of Ink. We featured it in the magazine this issue, and it looks at how ink has shaped and changed culture, history and the way we connect with other people. It’s a really great read, and you’re supporting an Edmonton author!
8. Spend an hour flipping through the vintage vinyl at the Old Strathcona Antique Mall (10323-78 Ave.). They have a huge collection, and for those of you who just recently jumped on the vinyl train, it is a great place to start building your own library.
10. Take a walk through the Legislature Grounds and over the High Level Bridge while it is all lit up at night. It is a really cool experience, and a lovely walk!
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