Canada Day Celebration at El Cortez! July 1, 2015


July 1st, celebrate our nation’s birthday at El Cortez Tequila Bar and Kitchen. Whyte Ave’s only beer garden for the day, we are taking over the parking lot beside the building and having a host of fun things happening!

El Cortez First Annual Taco Eating Tournament in partnership with 100.3 The Bear

Wrestling by the PWA – The Prairie Wrestling Alliance

Full bar and El Camino Beer Tub

Outdoor Mexican BBQ

The day begins at 1:00pm….

Show your love for Canada El Cortez styles!

Presented by Old Strathcona – Whyte Avenue and Corona Extra USA

18+ event, no balloons or face paint will be present.

Rock the Pint Special Edition Long Weekend Party June 30, 2015


the Collective & The Pint Whyte Ave present
Tuesday June 30
(Canada Day Long Holiday Party)
4 DJS!
@BŁK & WHT (aka Bennie Goods Jr. & Branden B Ray Sallie)
Needles To Vinyl
Colin Close
Brodeep aka Taz Dhariwal
& Thomas Culture

Electric Circus @ The Denizen Hall June 25, 2015


The 90’s were a weird time, and the Denizen Hall can’t wait to relive them!

ELECTRIC CIRCUS, much music’s weekend dance party was a staple of the 90’s dance scene, and we are recreating it big time!!!

Come down and dance to the beats of our amazing DJ’s:
Thomas Culture
Brad Wilkinson
Dylan Gray

Visual effects for the night provided by VJ Defboi

and the ladies of GOOD WOMEN DANCE COLLECTIVE will be down to party and dance all night, keeping the dance floor bumping!

$4 hiballs all night long!!!

Bare Bones Ribfest – Porkapalooza June 19, 2015


#Porkapalooza is going to be out of control awesome this year!
Friday Night we have #BareBonesRibfest! The City’s best ribs and sides, Provincial Pub serving drinks and DJ Thomas Culture workin the main stage.

Saturday night at 8pm Get Cooking brings Edmonton Food Fight #theBBQedition to the food stage! Diva Q will be one of the judges!
Let’s not forget about the 27 amazing food vendors from all over Alberta and many from right here in #yeg.

Telus World of Science Dark Matters – June 18, 2015


The next Dark Matters event TELUS World of Science Edmonton will be a little taboo… But then again, isn’t that always more fun? The theme is the Science of Sex. We will explore this topic in a thoughtful and playful manner that will be equal parts engaging, entertaining and educational.

The highlights:

– Provocative Lecture Series in the IMAX Theatre by professors from the University of Alberta: Dr. Shaniff Esmial: The Science of Sexual Response, Dr. Heather Proctor: The Innies and Outies of Invertebrate Sex and Peter Hurd: Sex Differences: Men are not from Mars, Women are not from Venus — It’s Complicated.
– Discover the Science of Toys with a series of workshops hosted by guest-experts, such as: Take-Apart, How Toys Work and What Toys Are Made Of.
– Explore the Science of Kink & BDSM with a real neuroscientist from the University of Alberta, to learn about how common kink & BDSM culture is, and teach safe practices with a friendly game of Tug-of-War.
– We’ll also touch on subjects like sexual health with guest-experts from the Compass Centre for Sexual Health and sexually transmitted infections with experts from the Alberta Health Services STI Centre, by way of g-spot mini golf, trivia wheels and woody ring toss.
– Remember your elementary school sex-ed class and the infamous “Anonymous Question Box”? We’re bringing it back! Guests will be able to scribble their most burning questions on a sheet of paper, slip them anonymously into the Question Box and throughout the night our guest-experts will answer every single giggle-inducing question!
– TWOSE is also proud to collaborate with the Culture Collective this month, as we do something that has never been done at the science centre before: burlesque shows! Beginning at 8 p.m. Capital City Burlesque (as seen at the 28th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts) & Beau Creep will hit the TWOSE stage t dazzle, tease & allure you!

And, as always:

– Music care of DJ Thomas Culture
– Bar & Special cafe menu
– Exclusive access to all of our permanent galleries, and;
– Grown-up science experiments!

Purchase a DARK MATTERS combo ticket and you can also check out our latest feature exhibition Dinosaurs Unearthed – sans kids!

Presenting sponsor: The Love Boutique

Purchase a DARK MATTERS combo ticket and you can also check out our latest feature exhibition Dinosaurs Unearthed – sans kids!

Dark Matters tickets are just $14 in advance and $20 at the door (+GST).

Dark Matters + Dinosaurs Unearthed is $26.50 in advance, $33 at the door (+ GST)

TWOSE Members receive special pricing.

*DARK MATTERS is the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton’s 18+ event, where the science is served on the rocks & the adults come out to play.

What the Truck?! – June 14, 2015


The second What the Truck?! Edmonton event is going to be Brunch on the Boulevard!

Sunday June 14 @ Capital Boulevard (108 Street & 99 Avenue)

Stay tuned for the truck lineup, menus, and other details.

Here is the truck lineup!

Here are the menus!

Bike to the Symphony – June 12, 2015


Presented by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra & the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters’ Society.

What better way to celebrate Bike Month then to join others in a ride to see our own Edmonton Symphony Orchestra! Led by Music Director, Bill Eddins, cyclists will depart from Under the High Wheel (8135 102 Street), and make their way to the beautiful Winspear Centre. Participants will then stay for the Late Night Performance of the infamous Rhapsody in Blue in its original 1924 jazz-band version, and the fabulous Concerto in F.

7:30pm Depart from Under the High Wheel
8:00pm Brief stop at Three Boars to pick up more cyclists
8:30pm Brief stop at Mercer Tavern to pick up more cyclists
9:00pm Arrive at the Winspear Centre with enough time to park your bike and enjoy a drink
9:30pm The Late Night Show w/ Bill Eddins to begin

*Feel free to join in at any of the above listed stops

After party in the lobby w/ performances by Cayley Thomas + Thomas Culture.

Dress in 1920’s style. For inspiration, check out our pinterest page here.

Sponsors Under the High WheelThree Boars Eatery, and Mercer Tavern.

Design by Curio Studio

Follow this great event using the hashtag #Bike2ESO!

PRIDE on Whyte!! Presented by Team Edmonton June 6, 2015


The Buckingham is beyond excited to partner up with Team Edmonton and DJ’s Thomas Culture and Joses Martin aka Free the DJ to welcome the Gay Pride Parade and Festivities to Whyte Avenue this Saturday June 6. Having such a long history in Edmonton’s alternative communities, Old Strathcona – Whyte Avenue will be alive and electric for it’s first Pride Parade.

Presented by Team Edmonton, The Buck be hosting the best damn Pride party we can, featuring DJ’s Thomas Culture and Joses Martin pumping the tunes starting at 3 PM, spilling over our birds-eye Front patio onto the Strathcona Streets. Get yer butts in here early for a party we’re so enthused to be a part of.

Happy Pride everyone!!!

Edmonton Pride Parade on Whyte Avenue June 6, 2015


The annual Edmonton Pride Parade has a BRAND NEW ROUTE!!

It is in Old Strathcona, starting on 108th Street & headed down Whyte Avenue before turning left onto 104th Street to Saskatchewan Drive!

The Parade starts at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 6, 2015!

The PRIDE IN THE PARK celebration will then commence at End of Steel Park, where all the events will you’ve come to love about the Edmonton Pride Festival, will happen. This is the 35th anniversary, so make sure you show your PRIDE!!


Here’s our Parade route for 2015:

Culture Collective Super Party After Party June 5, 2015


Just around the corner from the Mercer Summer Super Party, The Culture Collective is hosting a SUPER PARTY AFTER PARTY with Denizen Hall!

Your RSVP entrance into the Mercer event gives you FREE access to this after party until 11 p.m.

We’ve got a great night lined up with live bands and DJ’s:

Not to mention the drink specials…
$3 Mugs | $9.50 Doubles

It’s going to be a great SUMMER night!