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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.

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Film Screening: Shorts for Shorts

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We are proud to present this exciting evening of family-friendly short films as part of the Edmonton International Film Festival.

This collection of live action and animated short films are all whimsical little morsels intended for children ages 8+ and all who embrace their inner child. Curated from this year’s film submissions, all films in the Shorts for Shorts programme are in competition for the Best Short Film award which qualifies for Oscar consideration:

Marooned (USA); Archie (UK); Sam's Dream (France); The Wrong Rock (International Co-Production); Selfish (Canada); The Most Magnificent Thing (Canada); and Black and Blue (Canada). Directors: Various I Total Runtime: 74 mins.

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

Space is limited in the Pehonan Theatre, so please reserve your spot today. Register through Eventbrite or by contacting Visitor Services at 780.427.7362 or visitorinfo@assembly.ab.ca.

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

Point of Murder: A Legislature Mystery

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Join us for a murder mystery game full of political twists and turns. Playing the role of a fictitious MLA or Legislature Building employee, you’ll try to solve the mystery of who (or what!) might have killed the victim. But beware; a bad guess may mean that you’re next!

This murder mystery game will keep players guessing from start to finish!

Space is limited for this activity, so reserve your spot today. For ages 18+. Register through Eventbrite or by contacting Visitor Services at 780.427.7362 or visitorinfo@assembly.ab.ca.

Note: the event will take place in the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre, not the Legislature Building.

New Exhibition Opening: Cattle Call

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Until January 12, 2020, in the Borealis Gallery. Cattle Call is a travelling exhibition from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA). Drawing from the AFA visual art collection, the exhibition explores the importance of the agricultural industry to Alberta’s economic, political and social history. The original presentation of this show has been expanded to make an exhibition unique to our space.

Stay tuned for more information on the Borealis Gallery page.

Plein Air Painting Workshop II
Paint Outdoors w/ David Shkolny

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Discover the transitions of autumn and capture its beauty in paint. Back by popular demand, Edmonton artist David Shkolny leads a plein air painting workshop where you will learn the basics of painting outdoors, inspired by the majestic backdrop of the Alberta Legislature. All materials provided. Please dress for weather.

Space is limited to 20 participants, so reserve your spot today. For ages 16+. Register through Eventbrite or by contacting Visitor Services at 780.427.7362 or visitorinfo@assembly.ab.ca.

Note: Please meet at the Alberta Branded store.

Movie Magic: Dracula (1931)

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After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian Mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters Castle Dracula to finalize the transferal of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Bela Lugosi stars as the infamous Count in one of his most iconic incarnations.

Dracula is a black and white film and is rated PG-13.

Films are shown in the Pehonan Theatre. 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.