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Art of Conversation LXC: “Fire & I” | March 14 | Hotel Macdonald | Edmonton

Graham HicksThe Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is staging Art of Conversation LXC (90) as a special occasion on Friday, March 14. The Mac is transforming its patio into a winter wonderland an ice bar, a vodka luge, ice sculptures, etc.  (Don’t worry, you can warm up in the Wedgewood Room, where a cash bar will be set up as well.)

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Oscar Night at the Varscona Theatre | Edmonton’s Most Hollywood Party | March 2

Oscars at the VarsconaStroll down the red carpet and pose for the paparazzi at the Varscona Theatre on Sunday March 2nd to celebrate the awarding of the 86th Academy Awards in a one of a kind Oscar event. Come and see the celluloid stars the way they were meant to be seen: Projected up on the big movie screen!

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Edmonton’s Neon Sign Museum Opens at 7pm on February 21, 2014

Mikes NewsstandEdmonton’s heritage will soon be written in neon lights. Installation of an outdoor museum showcasing various historic, restored neon signs begins  February 8.  The official launch of the museum takes place on February 21, 2014 at 7pm at 104 street and 104 avenue.

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EIFF Presents Oscar Nominated Short Films | Feb 26 & 27 | Edmonton

OscarsThe Edmonton International Film Festival, in association with Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures, will present the nominees for Best LIVE ACTION Short Film and Best ANIMATED Short Film at public screenings in Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre Edmonton (formerly known as Empire City Centre 9).

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5th Annual Nordlys Film & Arts Festival Features Two Alberta Films | Feb 14 – 16 | Camrose

Nordly Film Festival CamroseOn February 14-16, 2014, film-lovers from across Alberta will gather in Camrose, Alberta, for the 5th annual Nordlys Film & Arts Festival. Taking place in the historic Bailey Theatre on Main Street, the festival combines award-winning films from around the world with live performances by talented musical guests, including a Saturday night headline concert.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)