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Arden Theatre family series tickets on sale

Professional programming presenter Caitlin North has lined up the 2014-15 family series with a rich blend of old and new.

Kicking off the season on Sunday, Oct. 19 is Fred Penner, a beloved Canadian showman who has travelled to every corner of the country in his 25 years entertaining children.

The Juno Award winner is best loved for hits such as Sandwiches and The Cat Came Back.

Following up on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 is Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotiaís production of Stella, Queen of the Snow. Itís a winter brother and sister Sam and Stella will never forget as they discover snowballs, snow angels and mysterious white stuff that creates a delightful winter adventure.

Noisy Theatre for preschool children returns with debut performer Mary Lambert. She brings to the stage Pajama Party on Thursday, Oct. 23 and follows up with a second show Monkey Sing, Monkey Do on March 14, 2015.

And on Sunday, Nov. 9 the Arden rocks out the cold with Shimmy & Shake Family Dance Party, an afternoon where families can feel the groove, get funky and tie on their dancing shoes.

Single and series tickets can be purchased in person at the Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne St. or by calling 780-459-1542 or online at 1-855-985-5000.

Taste of Edmonton pre-sale tickets on sale

Anyone who canít wait for Taste of Edmonton to open shop, may want to attend a public pop-up at today Edmontonís City Market on Jasper Avenue and 104 Street.

Five of the 12 new restaurants slated to be at Taste of Edmonton will serve samples of their cuisine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Taste representatives will be on-site selling Taste tickets at a 20 per cent discount. Tickets to workshops, culinary adventures, pop-ups and information about this yearís festival are also available.

Drop by, check out the nibbles and browse the market. Meter parking downtown is $1 for two hours.

Symphony at the Village

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra steps away from its traditional home at the Winspear Centre to perform a special outdoor concert at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.

This concert marks the first time the ESO performs at Albertaís premier Ukrainian themed park.

Artistic director Bill Eddins will lead an exciting program that celebrates classical music at the open-air museum. Audiences are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and hear Lysenkoís Taras Bulba: Overture, Zuckertís Fantasia on Ukrainian Themes and a broad selection of Hollywood scores.

Trembita, a Ukrainian folk-based band, opens the magical evening where a hundred years of history, masterful performances and delicious cuisine collide in colourful experience.

The concert starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25. Children under six are free but require a ticket. To purchase visit ExploreEdmonton.com or call 780-428-1414.

The village is located 50 kilometres east of Edmonton on Highway 16, just three kilometres east of Elk Island National Park.


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