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419 3rd Street SE Downtown
Thursday November 28, 2013
6pm to 11pm

Its that time of year again! Mark your calendars! Downtown Midnight Madness is Thursday November 28th. We will be filling our plaza hallways with a great variety of vendors including baking, face painting, crafts, entertainment and much more!

BRING YOUR CAMERA! Santa will be at our plaza from 8pm to 9pm!

Vendors so far include:

  • Runwayz Boutique Medicine Hat
  • Paintergirl Murals & Decorative Painting
  • Baking
  • Avon
  • Smitten Kitten Mittens
  • Blossoms Fresh Fruit Arrangements Medicine Hat (Grand Opening Celebration)
  • Park Lane Jewelry
  • Scentsy
  • It Works
  • Beauti Control
  • B2 Pur
  • Toe Business Airbrushing and More
  • Signature Homestyles
  • Dejean Group

Vendors will be announced as confirmed.

Everyone welcome! Free to attend! Entertainment will be provided by Tone Dance & Fitness.

For more details please contact Angela Boschee at 403-866-9299 or Lorraine Dalla-Longa at 403-977-1363.

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If you don’t already know, Midnight Madness is happening tonight from 6PM until well, you guessed it, midnight. As part of the officially kicking off the shopping season, many businesses in the downtown area will be open until midnight, usually offering great deals and sales. You know the drill. There was a couple pages in the Medicine Hat News today announcing specifically what is on sale from most of the downtown vendors, although I am sure once you are down there, you will see the offerings for yourself.

Some of the non-shopping events include tree-lighting in Batus Park at 6PM with choir signing from Medicine Hat High School, free hay rides (6-8PM), and the Monarch will be showing a free children’s movie at 5PM, 6PM, and 7PM. The Medicine Hat Public Library is hosting a book sale until 8:30PM. The Esplanade is offering craft activities in its Discovery Centre from 6 to 8PM. There’s also a ton more going on than even listed here.

Coinciding with the event is the Downtown Medicine Hat Christmas Roving Art Reception which features local art and galleries, taking place in the Hive, Inspire Café and Gallery, and at the Esplanade.

Road closures will be in effect throughout Midnight Madness. Free parking will be available in all city-owned lots, as well as the Transit Terminal Parkade.

Midnight Madness takes downtown tonight Article on Medicine Hat News

The Esplanade Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibitions, Z’otz* Collective and The Faculty Show, on display until December 18. There will be a reception with the artists on November 24 at 7 PM, part of the Downtown Artwalk and in conjunction with Midnight Madness.

Z’otz* Collective

“It is said that when bats arrive in a new place, they form clusters. This is a central premise for the members of Z’otz*, a Toronto-based art collective comprised of Nahúm Flores, Erik Jerezano and Ilyana Martínez, three artists who initially united because of a shared heritage — all have Latin American roots… Zotz is the Mayan word for bat, represented in pre-Columbian Maya hieroglyphics as the stylized head of a leaf-nosed bat. Rich in dualities, the bat was worshipped for both its dark and light qualities… For this ancient culture, bats were a symbol of dreaming, intuition and vision — of ideas taking flight.” Independent art curator, Mark Laliberte.

The art of Z’otz* tells stories where hybrid beasts and wild characters inhabit odd and imaginary lands. Z’otz*’s quirky and often outrageous work reflects a combined sense of humour that fills their drawing sessions with endless laughter and fun. This exhibition presents Z’otz*’s recent drawings and ceramics and is curated by Mark Laliberte. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication produced in partnership with the Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario, and the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, SK.

On November 23-24 Nahúm, Erik and Ilyana will publicly create a 30 foot-long wall mural in the Esplanade Art Gallery, filled with beasts, fables, and humour.

The Faculty Show

Every two years the art and design instructors of Medicine Hat College’s Visual Communications Program show Medicine Hat their all-new paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, graphic design and projected video. The exhibition gives a snapshot of their current creative interests and the issues underlying their work, and showcases their impressive range of artistic techniques. It’s a big biannual show by artists of today, who teach artists of tomorrow.

Framing Art Centre & Clay Trade Logos

The Clay Trade and Framing and Art Centre are very proud to feature two very talented local artists – Zach Quin & Dean Francis during Midnight Madness & the Art Walk.

Midnight Madness is a Downtown Christmas Tradition and the Downtown Art Walk is becoming a staple event for art lovers! These two events will be merged into one!

November 24th from 7 – midnight

628 2nd Street SE (across from the Monarch Theatre)

We will have complimentary cups of hot chocolate, treats, free gift (limited quantities) and LIVE music from our house band.

Come enjoy one of the most festive nights before Christmas.

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The Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre celebrates Midnight Madness on Thursday, Nov. 25 with a free craft workshop for kids, free admission to the galleries, guided tours, free hot chocolate, door prizes, a discount in the Gift Shop, Medicine Hat Musical Theatre is on the main stage with Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as The Clowns are in Town!, a free event put on by the Historical Society of Medicine Hat and District.

Free Admission to the Galleries Until 10:00 p.m.

Wander through the galleries for free during Midnight Madness or enjoy a guided tour from 6:30 p.m., exhibitions including:

  • The Grand Old 76 – A photo and document exhibit about the 76 ranching company
  • Edward Burtynsky: Making & Breaking – Dramatic photographs of the Alberta Oil Sands and other locales
  • Medicine Hat Photography Club: Human Landscape – Photographs from local artists exploring our place in our environment

Gingerbread Folks Workshop

Discovery Centre – 6 p.m., 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.
The Esplanade Education Program will run a workshop making gingerbread-themed ornaments or cards in the Discovery Centre at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. All materials are supplied and participants may take home what they make. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Esplanade Café is offering free hot chocolate while supplies last and a 10% discount while shopping in the Gift Shop. Both the Gift Shop and Box Office are open until 10 p.m.

The Clowns are in Town!
Studio Theatre – 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Historical Society of Medicine Hat and District bring you this event in the Esplanade Studio Theatre about the history of clowning in Medicine Hat, featuring Penny Jackson aka Gummee. This event is free and everyone is welcome.

Jesus Christ Superstar
Main Theatre – 8 p.m.
Medicine Hat Musical Theatre is back for a new year with their adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar. This show illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. Medicine Hat Musical Theatre is on the main stage at the Esplanade with tickets still available at the Esplanade and Mall box offices or online at

As an addendum to the Midnight Madness Downtown 2009 article recently posted, the Esplanade has a great line-up scheduled for Thursday:

Medicine Hat Tigers Add to the Madness at the Esplanade

The Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre celebrates Midnight Madness on Thursday, Nov. 26 with a free craft workshop for kids, free admission to the galleries, guided tours, free hot chocolate and popcorn, and an Xbox™ tournament against a Medicine Hat Tiger hockey player. Midnight Madness activities are free and open to the public.

“The Art Gallery and Museum are currently showcasing Hockey Culture at the Esplanade with three exhibitions related to hockey, so it was natural to invite the Medicine Hat Tigers downtown for Midnight Madness to continue the whole hockey theme,” says Joanne Marion, Curator of Art at the Esplanade. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

View Midnight Madness 2011 Instead

I just realized when we received a comment on our last years Midnight Madness article that this year’s event is quickly approaching. This year, Midnight Madness will be taking place on Thursday night (November 26th). Most of the deals and sales that most business owners promote will start at 6PM and last all the way till midnight. Some of the yearly events include Santa arriving at City Hall, a tree lighting ceremony, Christmas carols, ice sculptures, and the international festival of trees.

The Downtown Medicine Hat website has recently changed their page to promote the event as seen here which details, new comer to this year, The Monarch Theatre having free admission for Midnight Madness. Midnight Madness is primarily a downtown event, but I’m sure some other shops around town also take part. Or, in the case of the Medicine Hat Mall – they have their own event which is called Moonlight Madness which we also posted about last year – still waiting for some information on this one for this year.

Alternatively, for more information, there is a couple businesses listing their own events/information on the Shop the Hat website event list.

*UPDATE* View the 2009 Moonlight Madness article

The sister event of the “Downtown Midnight Madness” is starting tonight at 6PM and lasting until 11PM (moonlight). Basically every 15 minutes a set group of stores will be each having unique deals. There is also a contest to win $250 worth of mall bucks or a $260 Portrait Study from Sears Portrait Studio. You can enter the contest at Customer Service; however, you physically have to be there at 11PM to win the prizes. As well as the 15 minute specials going on there is also a couple stores also doing all-night specials. Continue reading for a complete list of deals.

THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

View Midnight Madness 2011 Instead

*Updated November 26th, 2008*

As part of officially kicking off the Christmas season, starting at 6:00PM on Thursday, November 27th, the Medicine Hat downtown area will be hosting “Midnight Madness”. Many businesses downtown will have their doors opened until midnight – many featuring huge deals and savings. Labels For Men & Women, for example, will opening their second floor for this night only – trying to sell huge amounts of their inventory at reduced prices. For a complete listing of businesses and places having sales, take a look at this huge list on the Downtown Medicine Hat site.

Other events include Santa arriving at the city hall at 6PM, tree lighting ceremony, Christmas carols, ice sculptures, free parking and the international festival of trees. I’m not sure what that last one is about, but I guess you have to go down and check it out to find out. For more information and complete listing of events, check out the Downtown Medicine Hat site events page.

This is madness! Madness? This is MEDICINE HAAAAAT! (300 reference for good measure)



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