By Brittany Rudyck
It’s feeling hot hot hot (finally) and there’s no shortage of quirky events to trot along to with your pals this month. Strap on your bike helmet, get out and support your fave locals making art!
It may sound odd to encourage you to do math on the weekend, but the Aviary is hosting the first Mystery Science Salon on June 2 and it actually sounds fun! The theme of this free afternoon event is Infinity and Beyond. Your host Matt will discuss how big infinity really is among other brain benders. Stop in after brunch! The fun starts at 1 p.m.
Clean-Up-Your-Act Productions is hosting their second VHS and Pop Culture Oddities Fair on Sunday, June 3 from 6 p.m. until 9:30pm. If you’re a “tapehead” go check it out. In addition to picking up some fresh finds, enjoy a screening of the 1956 classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers!
Saturday, June 9 kicks off with the Pride Parade at 11 a.m. sharp! Go shake it in celebration of L-O-V-E.
Later that night, go to the Aviary to see the Worst release an album! Presented by Sweaty Palms, this show is all-ages and features Wine Lips, Mosfett and Dead Fibres. Lots of noise, some surf and the most fun.
June 15 at 8 p.m. you’ll want to be at Evolution Wonderlounge for a very special performance of Quicker Kitty Cat! Die! Die! This theatrical drag event stars Chelsea Horrendous, Lillith Fair, Lourdes the Merry Virgin, Goblynn Dixxx, Trey Le Park Trash, Kat Marlowe Minorah and Voula Callas. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Another fun all-ages show at the Aviary is on Sunday, June 17 when Girls of Salzburg release their album before Ashleigh moves away. Since it’s all-ages and on a Sunday, doors are at 6:30 p.m. Bonus: vegan tacos will be served!
If you’re not going to Sled Island, please attend Edmonton’s Indigenous People’s Festival on June 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Victoria Park. The day will begin with a traditional powwow demonstration and continue with live music, food, cultural demonstrations, art and more. This event is completely free and open to anyone!
Edmonton Ex-Pat Eamon McGrath is releasing his new album Tantramar at the Empress June 23. There’s no cover and it goes from noon to about 6 p.m. Go say hello!
Later that day, support SACE (Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton) with a show at King Edward Hall. Feeding, Nothing Gold, Stalagmites, Cavity, Wraith, It All Gave Way, Rising Sun and Rob Naugle are performing! It’s $10 at the door and it starts at 6 p.m.!
Just in time for summer festival season, Friends Against Fentanyl 5 is happening Sunday, June 24 at Hudson’s on Whyte Ave. Receive life saving training and a free naloxone kit by RSVP-ing to the FB event page. This event begins at 4 p.m.Aviary, Evolution Wonderlounge, Ex-Pat Eamon McGrath, Friends Against Fentanyl 5, Girls of Salzburg, King Edward Hall, Mystery Science Salon, Pop Culture Oddities Fair, Pride Parade, Quicker Kitty Cat! Die! Die!, SACE