Bamboo Ballroom Pop-Up Shop in Calgary
May 4-June 22 / Victoria Park, 1412 1 St. SW, Calgary
For the first time ever, Calgary has a chance to shop one of my fave Edmonton-owned boutiques, Bamboo Ballroom.
May 9-11 / Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, 8426 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton
Three days, two rooms of Edmonton's best and most unique indie-artists and makers selling handmade goods including jewelry, clothing, sculpture, mix tapes, comic books, edibles and more! Go for the shopping, stay for the hot bearded men.
Hot Plains Music Fest
May 16-18 / various Edmonton venues
ZING! Hot Plains is back with a radtastic lineup of Edmonton and afar bands.
DMD recommended, melt your face, must-see shows include...
May 17: Black Thunder at Pawn Shop | The Allovers, Camembert and Switches at Wunderbar | DIRTY DUDES at Empress Ale House (seriously, don't miss this show. AC/DC cover band people. Shirts WILL come off.)
May 18: Betrayers at Pawn Shop | Arrowz at Wunderbar
Vintage 2A Yard Sale
May 18-19 / 12613 108 Ave, Edmonton
This is a gooder. Two of my fave fashion purveyors, Vintage 2A and Chaos and the Dark are teaming up for a good ol' fashioned yard sale. Sweet vintage at sweet prices in the sweet outdoors.
Poppy Barley Design Event | Calgary
Thursday, May 22 / Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters, 2207 4th St. Sw, Calgary
Poppy Barley is giving Calgarians an exclusive first look at its unreleased, limited edition collections of made to measure footwear! Be sure to RSVP - space is limited.
Road Trip Refinery
Saturday, May 24 / 9 pm-2 am / Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
Edmonton artist Jill Stanton is creative director for the next edition of the AGA's wildly popular late-night art party, bringing together local artists for a Road Trip inspired shindig. Expect live music, a lot of fanny packs, dancing, art installations and hands-on art activities packed onto every floor of the gallery. Check out DJ Renny Wilson's Road Trip playlist to get in the mood. And for wardrobe inspiration head over to the AGA's Refinery Pinterest board.
Suit Yourself Annual Tea
Sunday, May 25 / 12:30pm / Delta South Edmonton Hotel, 4404 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton
A non-profit close to my heart, Suit Yourself provides clothing and personal styling consultations free of charge to low-income women transitioning into the workforce. Join us at the 6th Annual Suit Yourself Tea, fashion show and silent auction fundraiser in support of women in your community.