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Social Intercourse: August 16

There are many events to check out this month, ranging from major festivals to community celebrations!

In our biweekly column Social Intercourse, we share our picks for notable things happening on campus and in Edmonton. Check out all these amazing local events!

What: Alberta Avenue Night Market
When: August 18, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Mona Lisa Pub
Admission: Free admission

The Alberta Avenue Business Association is hosting night markets in the Alberta Avenue District throughout the summer! The market is a family-friendly environment featuring various entertainment and vendors that sell locally-made goods.

What: Chinatown Summer Festival
When: August 20, 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Chinatown
Admission: Free admission

Edmonton’s Chinatown Business Association is putting together a day of celebrating the Chinatown community! There will be local performers, merchants, vendors, cultural games, and various food trucks. Additionally, there will be lion and dragon dances!

What: Edmonton PRIDE Festival
When: August 18 to 26
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
Admission: Free admission

This year’s Pride festival is set to have many activities and events! The festival will have food vendors, various performances, and a market! The market, made up of over 30 LGBTQ2S+ organizations, will be set-up on a rainbow road within Churchill Square. Additionally, there will be a 2 Spirit Powwow on August 24, a 90s-themed dance party on August 25, and PRIDE at Churchill Square on August 26.

What: Grindstone Street Party
When: August 17 to 27
Where: The Grindstone Comedy Theatre
Admission: Free admission

The Grindstone Comedy Theatre is hosting a 10-day street party as part of the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. Admission is free and people are encouraged to enjoy the party whether or not they’re waiting for a show! The party will feature a beer garden, street performers, food trucks, a kids zone, and more.

What: SHE/THEY Fringe Show
When: August 17 to 20, and August 22 to 26
Where: The Roxy Theatre
Admission: $18 per ticket

The annual Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival has over 185 shows in 33 venues this year. Among the shows is SHE/THEY, a comedy-drama created by Madi May and directed by Daisy Brazil, who are both University of Alberta students. The play follows Agnes Arnold, a famed feminist author who got cancelled and doxed over a transphobic Twitter rant, and her granddaughter Pearl as they debate their differing ideas on feminism and gender.

Lily Polenchuk

Lily Polenchuk is the 2023-24 Managing Editor at The Gateway. She previously served as the 2023-24 and 2022-23 News Editor, and 2022-23 Staff Reporter. She is in her second year, studying English and political science. She enjoys skiing, walks in the river valley, and traveling.

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