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OPEN FOR YOU TO DISCOVER! The Alberta Legislature is an all-seasons destination. From lively summer festivals to celebrations during the holiday season the grounds are always a hub of activity. The Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre (located in the Edmonton Federal Building) also offers unique programs throughout the year.

All events are open to the public free of charge.

Visitor Centre

Thursdays to Be Discovered

Every Thursday at 6 p.m.

Join us in the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre. Open for you to discover!

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Movie Magic

The Goonies (1985)

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Join us for a free screening of the classic adventure film The Goonies. In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure and come up against plenty of dangerous obstacles along the way.

Popcorn and juice will be available and you are welcome to bring your favourite movie snacks!

Please register through Eventbrite or by contacting Visitor Services at 780.427.7362 or visitorinfo@assembly.ab.ca.

Note: This film will be projected on a single flat screen and not in the round.

Rug Hooking Demonstration

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In connection with the exhibition in the Borealis Gallery, Home Economics: 150 Years of Canadian Hooked Rugs, we are pleased to give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the art of rug hooking. Local textile artist Jessica Fern Facette will be demonstrating the process of creating hooked rugs, and the exhibition will be open to see until 8 p.m.

Please register through Eventbrite or by contacting Visitor Services at 780.427.7362 or visitorinfo@assembly.ab.ca.

Tour: Matters of Substance

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With the legalization of cannabis Alberta is seeing a period of prohibition go up in smoke for the first time in nearly 100 years. Walk with us through Alberta’s prohibitive past as we take you on a special tour of the Legislature Building. Prohibition and prostitution, gambling and grow-ops: let us introduce you to the rowdier side of Alberta’s history and the legislation that has tried to rein it in.

Please be advised that this event will cover mature themes. Space is limited. Please register through Eventbrite or by contacting Visitor Services at 780.427.7362 or visitorinfo@assembly.ab.ca.

Art Workshop: Encaustic Painting

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Join us for this hands-on session on encaustic mixed media painting with melted beeswax. Artist Cindy James will teach you all about this unique and timeless medium, and you will create a miniature textured painting to take home.

This workshop is designed for ages 16 and up. Two workshops will be offered: 6 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Space is limited. Please register through Eventbrite or by contacting Visitor Services at 780.427.7362 or visitorinfo@assembly.ab.ca.

Movie Magic: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

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Local scientist Flint Lockwood is a wannabe inventor whose inventions – including spray-on shoes, a remote-controlled television, hair-unbalding serum, a flying car, a monkey thought translator, and rat birds – all end in failure. One day he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know things are about to take a turn for the worse.

Popcorn and juice will be available, and you are welcome to bring your favourite movie snacks. Please register through Eventbrite or by contacting Visitor Services at 780.427.7362 or visitorinfo@assembly.ab.ca.

Note: This film will be projected on a single flat screen, not in the round..