The Ides of March, the time in this city when citizens — long pulverized by the endless cold — begin looking forward to the graceful arrival of spring, the browning of roads and snow, and the uncovering of grass. Riiiiiight.
And yet, most of us are having trouble remembering the Warm Times™. Most of us are in a dark pit of cold despair, marred by chapped lips, frozen tears and rising gas prices.
So to take your mind off things, we’ve got a listing of events you can’t miss this month — you can’t miss them because we won’t miss them.
Here are some Edmonton Events in March, according to the Unknown Studio:
Podcast Episode 44 – March 9, afternoon — the Internet
Next episode, Scott and I will be speaking with Ryan Ro, about his band the Accident Will and his experiences in the west-coast pro-wrestling circuit.
We’ll also have segments with Transcend Coffee, and our ever-popular Sex Talk with Lauren from the Traveling Tickle Trunk.
Hope you all tune in!
Alberta Party Big Listen with Raj Sherman — March 14 @ 7pm — Taylor College Auditorium (11525 23 Avenue)
Independent MLA Raj Sherman hasn’t been a shining star of late. In my opinion, he seems erratic, and his behaviour is puzzling, to understate it.
But this will be your opportunity to hear the man out, and maybe even find out a bit more about the fledgling Alberta Party (full disclosure: I’m a member).
If nothing else, you can enjoy a chat with some politically like-minded and thoughtful folk from around Edmonton.
Story Slam — March 16 @ 7:30pm — Haven Social Club
Who knows? If you’re really lucky, you might even be asked to be one of the audience judges.
Remember to bring some cash so you can contribute to the pot, which is distributed among the top three slammers.
Twestival Local – March 24 @ 6pm – Red Star
Edmonton plays host to a lot of tweet-ups. Some of them are designed to get people out to meet the media, others are just huge piss-ups that involve chicken wings. Twestival Local, however, is slightly different.
Hosted by the League of Extraordinary Media, Twestival Local is an opportunity for local tweeters to not only get together and enjoy each others’ company, but also raise funds for a local charity. This year, that charity is the Edmonton Public School Foundation. There will be door prizes, silent auction items and entertainment.
We’ll be posting more about this event in the next few weeks.
Oil City Derby Girls Roller Derby — March 26 @ 6pm — Metro Sportsplex
Later on this month, the Oil City Derby Girls All-stars will be taking on the Saskatoon All-stars in a no-holds-barred match at the Metro Sportsplex.
A colleague of mine — Banshee Barbrawler — is one of the Oil City Derby Girls. She’s been knocked on her ass more than a few times, and she says she still loves the sport, despite the cracked head and ribs she’s had to mend.
If you’ve never seen derby before, now’s your chance to see the best of the best from Edmonton and Saskatoon duke it out on old-timey rollerskates. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Check out their Facebook event for more info.
YEGZomBeers 6 — March 27 — Original Joe’s Varsity Row
Our last YEGZomBeers was a huge success — we watched Dead Snow, and at least one of our viewers wasn’t prepared for just how gory the film was… She ordered a medium-rare steak that arrived just as the film started. Oops.
This time around, we’re taking your suggestions on what we should watch. I’ve added Dawn of the Dead (2004) and Zombieland (2009) to this list, but you’re able to make your own suggestions.
See you on the 27th, and enjoy all the great events Edmonton has to offer this month!