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Drag moi pas dehors! @ The Aviary
Dec 22 @ 2:30 am – 7:30 am

Venez vous réchauffer avec les FrancoQueers pour notre party de Noël! Le spectacle de Drag sera animé par Andra Jini, avec Imani, JBR et Soo She! Le spectacle sera suivi d’une soirée dansante, et le Quiltbag sera présent pour vendre de l’art et artisanat queer!

Cozy up with the FrancoQueers for our Christmas party! The Drag show will be hosted by Andra Jini, with Imani, JBR AND Soo She. The show will be followed by a dance party, and the Quiltbag will be present to sell some queer art and artisan work!

Tickets
Advance: 5$
Door: 8$

https://www.facebook.com/events/270878116919525/

Mx Naughty Christmas 2018 – Charity Pageant @ Evolution Wonderlounge
Dec 22 @ 3:00 am – 6:00 am

Friday, December 21st at Evolution Wonderlounge
Doors at 8:00 PM // Showtime at 9:00 PM // $10.00 Admission*

“The Mx Naughty Christmas Pageant”
Hosted by: Lilith Fair

Judges:
– Mx Naughty 2014: John-Benet RamsMe
– Mx Naughty 2015: Goblynn Dixxx
– Scream Queen 2018: Sapphoria

WE’RE BACK! After a years hiatus, the nastiest holiday pageant in Edmonton is bac-bac-back again!

Contestants will compete in TWO categories:
1. A performance which showcases their interpretation of what it means to be the naughtiest, nastiest Christmas witch in town!
2. A Q&A portion, where the entertainers will be showcasing their UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER ELEGANZA!

Contestants will receive scores from the selected panel of judges, as well as receive votes from audience members!

The WINNER will be Crowned MZ Naughty Christmas 2018, and receive a basket of locally sourced goodies and gifts!

*100% of door will be donated to W.I.N. House (a charity which assists women and children fleeing domestic abuse situations)!

https://www.facebook.com/events/342415899895488/

One Bad Son w/guests The Unfortunates, Forester, and Alleviate @ The Starlite Room
Dec 22 @ 3:00 am – 6:00 am

ConcertWorks Presents:
One Bad Son
w/Guests The Unfortunates, Forester, and Alleviate
Starlite Room
18+
Friday December 21 – Doors 8 PM

Ticket Price:
GA adv: $20

DIRECT LINK:
https://ticketf.ly/2NTmtk1

In their twelve years as a band, One Bad Son (also known as OBS) has achieved two Top 5 singles and five Top 10 singles, has performed with the likes of Def Leppard and Judas Priest and worked with notable producers such as Gavin Brown (Three Days Grace, Billy Talent, Metric, The Tragically Hip) and Eric Ratz (Monster Truck, The Arkells. One Bad Son have clearly made their stamp noticeable in Canada to date.

http://www.onebadson.com/
https://www.facebook.com/onebadson/

https://www.facebook.com/events/709568326065425/

Tequila Christmas with Barefoot Bob and The Dudes @ The Leaf Bar & Grill
Dec 22 @ 3:00 am – 7:00 am

Jose Cuervo is sponsoring Tequila Christmas at The Leaf Bar and Grill and the golden nectar will be flowing, all night long, at ridiculous prices. There’ll be prizes for the best beachwear, Cuervo swag and cheap drinks.

Barefoot Bob Cook and The Dudes are famous for the fun, tropical, off the hook, dance parties. The music just makes you want to get on the dance floor, close your eyes and be transported to a beach. Reggae, Rock and Blues with an Island flair. It’s your last chance before Christmas to hang with friends and have fun.

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The Leaf Bard and Grill is the Northside’s Off-Grid Party and Playhouse, with live music every Friday and Saturday night. We have a great kitchen and friendly staff to make sure that it’s good times, all the time. Come and find out why this pub has become one of the Northside’s hottest party spots.

https://www.facebook.com/events/395119277696327/

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party @ On The Rocks kitchen + drink
Dec 22 @ 3:00 am – 9:00 am

Join us at On the Rocks for the one time a year where Ugly has never looked so good! Friday, December 21st we put your Ugly Sweaters to the test. Win prizes for the Ugliest Christmas Sweater and enjoy our photo booth on location all evening long.

Help us support the Edmonton Food Bank by bringing a non perishable food item and receive free cover. Cozy up, get into the holiday spirit and enjoy some rum and eggnog’s before Bonafide hits the stage at 9 pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/271104960420608/

Waking Mayhem Repugnant Scum Korpselose Stimme Winter Soltice @ Rendezvous Pub
Dec 22 @ 3:00 am – 8:00 am

Come Celebrate The Winter Solstice with some Hellfire Metal

https://www.facebook.com/WakingMayhem
Waking Mayhem, a thrash/death metal band from Edmonton, AB. This group consists of four brutal head bangers, all with their own distinct styles

https://www.facebook.com/pg/RepugnantScum/posts/
We will be updating our page in January as we are currently in the process of getting our shit together. New music, logos, merch, links, videos etc. will be added around then.

https://www.facebook.com/KorperloseStimmeMetal
Local Female Fronted Black Metal
– http://www.youtube.com/user/KorperloseStimme – http://www.soundcloud.com/ – https://twitter.com/KorperloseS

Doors 8pm show 10pm Cover $12 18+
Food and Drink Specials

https://www.facebook.com/events/768042813538165/

Drive for Boyle Street + All Cycles at Arcadia @ Arcadia
Dec 22 @ 3:30 am – 6:30 am

Drive for Boyle Street Community Services + All Cycles Edmonton
December 21st
Arcadia (10988 124 St)
830pm
$5
18+

Join us for an evening of community and live music in support of two essential services in Edmonton. Bring us your warm clothing, underwear and menstrual products (pads, tampons and/or menstrual cups) to ensure more folks in our community can experience come comfort this winter.

Featuring music by:

DJ Effy in the Sky

tzadeka
Tzadeka makes music that is strange, clever and magnetic. Experimental Hip hop/soul inspired spoken word that speaks to everyday life and the mystery and darkness in everyday people.

Valkyrie
Angel
Eclipse

We acknowledge that we gather on Treaty 6 territory. Treaty 6 is the territory of the nehiyawak, Stoney Nakota, Nakota Sioux, and Dene as well as occupies Metis land. Many other Indigenous peoples have chosen to call these territories home including the Inuit peoples of the Arctic territories. We humbly admit that we are learning what it means to be on Treaty territory and unceded land. We know there is still important work that needs to be done to honor the treaties. Indigenous histories, languages, and cultures influence our music community, and we are grateful to be guests on this land.

https://www.facebook.com/events/335674333830792/

A Pre-Christmas and Winter Solstice Evening With The Oddibles! @ LB's Pub 23 Akins drive
Dec 22 @ 4:00 am – 9:00 am

Baby, it’s cold outside!!
No, we probably won’t be doing that one. But if we get enough requests…you never know!! Be there with your torch lit in rage, or your bells on with glee, to find out for sure! Hahahaha!! Or should we say – ho ho ho!!
Come join us for some festive cheer and cocktails. And perhaps some tripping of the light fantastic!

Kim Lesaca is back on bass with us for this night 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/events/783725101977897/

Billy Kenny – Edmonton @ The Chvrch of John
Dec 22 @ 4:00 am – 9:00 am

Dirtybird’s own Billy Kenny brings the house vibes to The Chvrch of John on FRI, Dec 21!

Tickets on sale WED at 1PM via: bit.ly/2OLyep5

featuring guests Gatsby, Storo & John Jager
Pres. by Blueprint Alberta & Peep This Entertainment
Edmonton, AB – 18+ only w/ valid Government I.D.

We’re on Instagram! Make sure to keep tabs on us Blueprint Alberta + our hashtags #BlueprintAB #Thisisblueprint

https://www.facebook.com/events/348871202521075/

Jom Comyn w/ Le Plaisir at the Empress @ The Empress Ale House
Dec 22 @ 4:00 am – 9:00 am

To celebrate the five-year anniversary of the “In the Dark on 99” album, beloved song man Jom Comyn returns to 99th street for a special commemorative gig: Two sets of music, one comprised of current songs, and another of classic “99”-era material. Joining him on this night is the LA-via-Edmonton group Le Plaisir, playing a robust mix of primitive rock ‘n roll and outer-space drum-machine psychedelia.

DOORS: 9PM
MUSIC: 10PM
$10
COME AS YOU ARE

https://jomcomyn.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-dark-on-99-all-the-time-all-the-time
https://leplaisir.bandcamp.com/album/no-ordinary-wave-ep

https://www.facebook.com/events/567510813688995/

Mourning Wood @ Century Casino St Albert
Dec 22 @ 4:00 am – 7:30 am

Century Casino presents Mourning Wood on December 21st and 22nd in the VEE Lounge!

Playing the best of rock!
9:00PM – 12:30AM

Free Show!

Welcome to the Winners’ Zone!

https://www.facebook.com/events/315939809242930/

Stephanie Urquhart Quartet + Stefan Hegerat VS Robert Grieve @ The Sewing Machine Factory
Dec 22 @ 4:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Sewing Machine Factory presents

Friday, December 21st
Doors 9pm | Show 10pm
9562 82 Ave | Alley Entry
$10 | 18+

| Stephanie Urquhart Quartet |
http://www.stephanieurquhart.com

Known for her imaginative and genuine writing, Stephanie Urquhart is an Edmonton-based jazz pianist and composer quickly gaining an international presence and recognition having been featured at numerous venues and festivals such as the Earshot Jazz Festival, Yardbird Festival of Canadian Jazz, and the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival. She was selected to present her works at the 2017 International Jazz Composers’ Symposium in Tampa, Florida, and her works were also performed by the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra in Seattle, Washington in 2017 as the Honourable Mention of the 5th Annual Jazz Composition Contest for Women Composers.

| Stefan Hegerat | Toronto
www.facebook.com/stefanhegeratmusic

Originally from Calgary, Stefan holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto where he studied under Nick Fraser and Terry Clarke. Well known for his work with JJ and the Pillars, Lisa Bozikovic, Blue Sky Miners, Ryan Carley and The Naive, Stefan has been leading his own band for the past two years and is quickly becoming a fixture of the Canadian music scene.

Bio

| Robert Grieve |
https://robertgrieve.bandcamp.com

Guitarist/composer currently living in Toronto, Canada.

| This show is intended to be safe and comfortable for all. Respect one another. Respect the venue. This event takes place on treaty 6 territory | www.treatysix.org |

https://www.facebook.com/events/215901199323844/

Edmonton Metaphysical One Day Market Dec 22 @ Freemasons' Hall
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 12:00 am

For all you last minute Christmas shoppers or those who missed Yule , we are having a special one day market from 11am to 5 pm so you can get that special gift. We will have readers, vendors, healers and speakers. The Freemasons’ Hall of Edmonton will be giving tours of their historic site for a monetary donation. So come and join us !!!
Please note that we no longer have a concession.

There is a ramp in the back of the hall (north end of the building) for physically impaired.

Our vendors so far….

Vendors

Creativity Creations
Painted Shirt Native Arts & Crafts
Zephyr’s Apothecary
Sentimental Gems
Geek Notions
Halls of Light
The Hive and Hound
Mama Om
Wand Wear Creations
Girls forFreyja
Renovate Organics
Hay-Wards
Glowing Ember
Spiritual Orgonite
Valkyrie Gifts
Designs by JMarshall

Readers

Creating Power, Wellness and Consultation
Rhonda
Energy Sorceress

Healers

https://www.facebook.com/events/266478530877552/

Spotlight Brunch ft Kim Gates, Maddie Lee, Posy, Katelyn @ Station On Jasper
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rhea March School of Music & iMac Management, partners with the Station on Jasper each Saturday to present:

‘THE SPOTLIGHT’ SATURDAY BRUNCH – In support of the Sarah McLachlan School of Music.

Emerging Artists of all ages will take to stage from 11-2:00 pm each Saturday to showcase their talents.

HOSTED BY: Country Recording Artist BRENDA DIRK……

On Saturday, December 22nd we are pleased to welcome:

Kim Gates – 11:00 a.m.
Katelyn Gariepy – 12:00 noon
Posy Jay – 12:20 p.m.
Maddie Lee – 12:50 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/247001032881447/

Edmonton Zine Fair 10! @ Old Strathcona Branch
Dec 22 @ 8:30 pm – Dec 23 @ 12:00 am

Clean Up Your Act Productions
Dec 22nd

EDMONTON ZINE FAIR 10
FREE! ALL AGES! LOCAL!

Featuring a wide variety of
Zines, Crafts, Local Goods and Unique Gifts!
All from local creators and distributors!

Work shops:

Punk Studding 101
Hosted By Mike Symington of Chips Ov Oi

Online Marketing for your Zine
hosted by Beverley Theresa

Pottery Project
Hosted by David John

Intro to Negotiation
Hosted by Dylan Cuvilier

more info to come!!

CxUxYxA repectfully acknowledges this show takes place on Treaty 6 territory, on the traditional land of Blackfoot, Cree, and Metis peoples.

Respect the venue, respect others, respect yourself

https://www.facebook.com/events/1908784449218386/

Christmas Family Free Skate @ River Cree Sports - RCS
Dec 22 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 12:00 am

Join us for an afternoon for Christmas Family FREE Skate on Saturday, December 22nd from 2pm to 5pm.

Free cookies and hot chocolate, visit from Santa, music and photo booth for the whole family to enjoy.

All ages are welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. Children must bring their own helmet. No sticks or pucks allowed, skate rentals not available on site.

https://www.facebook.com/events/742773679412514/

A Fuzzy Holiday with Le Fuzz! – Garage Band Saturdays, Free show @ The Cask and Barrel
Dec 22 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 2:00 am

Garage Band Saturdays presents

A Fuzzy Holiday show with
Le Fuzz
4-6pm
NO COVER/ ALL AGES

Le Fuzz is a multilingual world beat folk band from Edmonton Alberta Canada.
Their music is a unique blend of language and rhythm, the result of years of gigs and journeys. Le Fuzz has created a diverse and exciting repertoire of tunes sung in various languages exploring musical influences from around the world and home.

https://www.facebook.com/events/355229855224336/

Samara Von Rad LIVE at the BLACK DOG @ The Black Dog Freehouse
Dec 22 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 1:00 am

Samara Von Rad and her band are back at The Black Dog!
December 22nd
4-6pm
No Cover
Cheap Drinks
All good.

https://www.facebook.com/events/543591362816765/

Dec
23
Sun
An Evening of Las Vegas Nights & Christmas Party Delights @ Italian Cultural Center
Dec 23 @ 1:00 am – 8:00 am

Enjoy a Deluxe Buffet Dinner, Clean & Professional Performance By Impersonator Vaguely Vegas, a Fun Money Casino, Selfie Photo Station and a DJ Dance at this Edmonton Multi-Business, Small Office, Group Christmas Party.

This event is open to the public, however all seats are pre-assigned and must be pre-purchased. Limited Tickets Available for $85 per person including GST & Gratuity.

More information is at www.EdmontonChristmasParty.com or at info@tnlec.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/332745090790712/

Christmas at Shannon’s @ 2816-34 Ave, Unit 10
Dec 23 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Drop in, bring whatever you like (wine and tequila are never turned away), and maybe some games. Treats provided 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/events/490143641474831/

Derina Harvey – 2nd Annual CELTIC CHRISTMAS @ Rocky Mountain Icehouse
Dec 23 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am

• Heartfelt • Energetic • Celtic Rock

Derina Harvey –
Winners of People’s Choice Award at 2018 Edmonton Music Awards.

Derina offers a fresh take on traditional folk songs as well as an increasing amount of original material. The full band has a rocky, rhythmic undertow; layered with guitars, fiddle and topped by Derina’s powerful voice.

Saturday December 22nd
Show at 8 pm
Tickets $15 Advance at yeglive.ca or at the Icehouse

This night is to not be missed!! #CelticChristmas

https://www.facebook.com/events/252577715615107/

Eye of Horus/Remnants/ETF/Sallow Regent/Doomsday Grin/Brain Stem @ Rendezvous Pub
Dec 23 @ 2:00 am – 9:00 am

The brain-melting heaviness of Eye of Horus returns once more to Rendezvous Pub, and with them is five more insanely heavy bands.

Remnants, Enduring the Fall, Sallow Regent, Doomsday Grin, and the debut of Brain Stem (featuring Jess and Alex formerly of With Malice) promises this to be one of the heaviest events of the year, and for sure will be the heaviest event of the Yuletide season.

Doors are at 8. Brainstem is at 830.

https://www.facebook.com/events/717011755357898/

The Dudes @ Station On Jasper, 10524 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, Alberta
Dec 23 @ 2:00 am – 9:00 am

THE DUDES ARE RETURNING! We loved having them at Station and a second show is coming up Dec22nd!

If you missed their first show now is your chance to see them live!

The Dudes are a Canadian indie rock band, formed in 1996 in Calgary, Alberta. Dan Vacon is The Dudes’ major creative force in the band. The group also includes guitarist Bob Quaschnick, bassist Brock Geiger and newest member Matt Doherty on drums replacing Scott Ross.

Station On Jasper presents another fantastic night with the Dudes.

Doors for the show open at 7:00 pm, but come in early for some Happy Hour specials!

https://www.facebook.com/events/276717036312085/

East Coast Christmas Party @ A Boutique Gallery Bar Gracie Jane
Dec 23 @ 3:00 am – 6:00 am

We’ll be playing all of your favorite East Coast & Celtic music!

https://www.facebook.com/events/209311159963127/

Jenny Woo, Ben Hooke & Ken Stead @ The Sewing Machine Factory
Dec 23 @ 3:00 am – 6:59 am

The Sewing Machine Factory presents

Saturday December 22nd
Doors 8pm | Show 9pm
9562 82 Ave | Alley Entry
$10 | 18+

| Jenny Woo |

Jenny Woo is a singer/songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She started her acoustic oi! project in 2008 and has since toured in over 55 countries and has released 5 albums and 6 singles on various record lables throughout the world. She has taken the traditional themes and energy of the punk rock and oi! movement and combined these with the simplicity and stripped-down nature of folk music. Her songs speak about personal empowerment, identity politics, the destructive qualities of racism and social prejudice, as well as themes of loyalty, pride in oneself, rebellion and community.

blackholerecs.bandcamp.com/track/christmas-to-me
https://facebook.com/jennywoooiproject/

| Ben Hooke |

Ben Hooke is a singer/songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta. He explores a vintage sound of rock inspired folk music. He started at the age of twelve with a dream of playing the lead guitar in a rock band, slowly developed new taste in music, especially folk. As time went on began to dabble in singing and eventually found himself to be a solo act.

www.benhooke.com
https://benhooke.bandcamp.com/releases

| Ken Stead |

With an open guitar case and heart, singer-songwriter Ken Stead started by played to commuters and computers at the airport, saving up every coin and bit of good will he earned to fund his debut record Fear Has No Place Here. Now, following the release of that album, Stead is enjoying the launch of his sophomore album Civil War in March 2019.

www.kenstead.net
https://kenstead1.bandcamp.com/releases

| This show is intended to be safe and comfortable for all. Respect one another. Respect the venue. This event takes place on treaty 6 territory | www.treatysix.org |

https://www.facebook.com/events/707736159626455/