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October 2017
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Seniors United Now

October 23 @ 1:30 pm

The voice of seniors in Alberta. The St. Albert chapter of Seniors United Now is having their regular monthly meeting at the Cornerstone Hall, 6 Taché Street, St. Albert at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23. Our guest speaker will be will be Melonie Morgan-Redshaw, Education Co-ordinator, Injury Prevention Centre, and the topic will be “Stay Independent. Prevent Falls.” For local information please contact Dick at 780-460-7736.  Members of the public are welcome at no charge. Seniors issues – how…

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STARFest Presents Tanya Talaga

October 23 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Talaga's debut book, Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City, investigates the deaths of seven Indigenous high school students who died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Talaga delves into the history of this small northern city that has come to manifest Canada’s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities. Talaga will be in conversation with Richard Van Camp on Monday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Arden Theatre. STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public…

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Bridgewalkers: Moving forward with education and reconciliation

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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The Mission and Outreach pod of Robertson-Wesley United Church invites you to a free viewing of an award-winning film. As our relationship to Earth travels down a dangerous path, it has become clear that we cannot sustain the stress of our modern ways. On a quest to restore balance, tribal leaders from around the world gather in Greenland to witness the awakening of a 20,000-year-old prophecy. Surrounded by melting ice caps, spiritual leaders from the four corners of the Earth…

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Edmonton Film Society: Midnight

October 23 @ 8:00 pm
Royal Alberta Museum Auditorium, 12845 102nd Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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A non-profit group dedicated to keeping the “silver screen”/Hollywood of yesteryear in the public eye. Each movie is preceded by a short, informative talk about the film. Monday, Oct. 23: Midnight (1939, 94 min., PG) Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore. A famished, penniless young woman arrives in Paris. She crashes an exclusive society party where she’s mistaken for a Hungarian countess. But one partygoer sees through her disguise and concocts an ingenious scheme. The superbly malicious script is co-written…

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Reading Buddies at the Library

October 24 @ 4:30 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Students in Grade 2, who struggle with reading, come in and read with a teen buddy and play literacy games on Tuesdays until Oct. 24, between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

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Little Cats Lost: Bottle Drive

October 25 - October 31

Little Cats Lost (Trap-Neuter-Release) Society is holding a month-long bottle drive in October to boost our veterinary funds that will allow us to save more animals and benefit the people in our community. Returnable containers can be dropped off at Mr. Pets, 580 St. Albert Trail, in St. Albert and Pet Value, 5241 167 Ave., Edmonton until October 31st. Please help us save more cats and kittens and continue our work to break the cycle of kittens being born on…

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Freedom Singer

October 25 - October 29
Citadel Theatre Complex, 9828 – 101A Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Freedom Singer is a documentary theatre musical crafted by Toronto’s Project: Humanity and Juno-nominated singer-songwriter Khari Wendell McClelland. In 2015, McClelland retraced the steps of his great-great-great grandmother Kizzy and – using contemporary styles like hip hop, funk and soul – personalized the songs that likely accompanied her and thousands of others as they escaped slavery. Recommended for ages 14+. Runs Oct. 25 to 29 at The Club, in the Citadel Theatre complex, 9828 – 101A Ave. For ticket info, call 780-425-1820; go online…

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Constellations

October 25 - November 12

The infinite possibilities of love. This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny. Runs from Oct. 25 to Nov. 12. Presented by Shadow Theatre, at the Varscona, 10329 83 Ave., Edmonton. For tickets or more information, visit: www.shadowtheatre.org

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Reading Buddies Two at the Library

October 25 @ 6:30 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Students in grades 2 to 6, who struggle with reading, come in and read with a buddy on Wednesdays, between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. until Oct. 25. Buddies are volunteers from the community and may be teens, parents or seniors. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

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STARFest Presents Roberta Rich

October 25 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Delve into the sixteenth century Venetian world created by Roberta Rich on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. A Trial in Venice is her latest in an amazing trilogy is uplifting escapism of the finest kind, and yet thought-provoking. Rich has an unparalleled ability to draw in her readers. This event is hosted by author Caterina Edwards. STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public Library. Tickets: $5. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second…

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One-Man Star Wars Trilogy

October 25 @ 7:30 pm
Horizon Stage, 1001 Calahoo Road
Spruce Grove,
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Canadian actor Charles Ross’ energetic and extremely entertaining performance condenses the three original films: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, into one hilarious production. Also known as the mastermind behind the One Man Lord of the Rings, and more recently One Man Pride and Prejudice, Charles Ross is a Canadian actor who has followed his heart and his career from one side of the continent to the other. Since first performing One Man Star Wars Trilogy in Toronto in 2001, Ross has…

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Shay Kuebler’s Radical System Art Dance Company presents: Telemetry

October 25 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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The title of this dance piece "Telemetry" stems from the notion that the human body receives and transmits sound, energy and emotion, and inherently transforms it into a physical response. "Telemetry" looks to transmit the art forms of bebop footwork, swing and tap dance with House and Contemporary dance, and then support these art forms around a live-interactive environment of light, sound and video. It will blow your senses away! Do not miss it! Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.,…

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Artists’ Retreat Day

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Ave.
St. Albert, Alberta
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Bring your own art form. There will be brief thematic input, time for personal artistic expression and personal reflection. Facilitator: Sr. Elizabeth Poilievre, FCJ. Thursday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $25, includes lunch. Please register one week in advance. Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Ave., St. Albert. To register, call 780-459-5511. Visit our website: www.starofthenorth.ca

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Opening to the Presence of God: Christian Contemplative Practices for Daily Living

October 26 @ 7:00 pm
Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Ave.
St. Albert, Alberta
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These evenings will explore the wisdom teachings and practices of early desert fathers and mothers, mystics and saints.   We will also draw from contemporary contemplative traditions and wisdom teachings. Join us as we expand our hearts opening to awakening and transformation in the Divine Presence and deepen our experience of contemplative practice. Facilitator: Lucie Leduc. Thursdays: Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $15/session. Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3 St. Vital Ave. 780-459-5511.…

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Homelessness: There’s Time to Fix Things …

October 26 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive
St. Albert, Alberta
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Do you know someone who doesn’t have a permanent address and may be staying with friends or relatives? Has a couple of days of couch-surfing turned into weeks? Is a family you are aware of at risk of losing their home? Does it appear that a person is living in their car? While St. Albert is considered a prosperous city, there are many people who are struggling to keep a roof over their heads. Homelessness, and the situations leading to…

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Spooky Storytime for Grown-ups at the Library

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Internationally renowned storyteller Richard Van Camp sets the mood for Halloween on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

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Kaleo

October 26 @ 7:00 pm

Forgiveness is a journey. A journey through pain and into peace. It is hard, painful, challenging and can be down right gruelling. So why forgive? Why go though the process? What lies on the other side? Join us as we have a conversation about forgiveness and learn from one another's journeys and be bold enough to share your own. Together we are stronger and can accomplish much if we are willing to be open and vulnerable. Kaleo is a safe place,…

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John McDermott: Raised on Songs and Stories

October 26 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Whether he is sharing the stage with a topnotch group of musical friends or touring the world as part of the famed Three Irish Tenors, McDermott continues to enchant audiences with his beautiful voice and sensitive renditions. Though time and travel have introduced him to a wealth of new material and experiences, he manages to incorporate that diversity into his performances, while retaining the beguiling sense of humour that endeared him to audiences from the beginning. This tour features songs from…

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Pierce Brothers

October 26 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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The Pierce brothers are one of Australia's must see up and coming live acts. Their irresistible energy and world-class live show has generated a word of mouth buzz not seen for some time. After shaking dance floors and selling out shows in Australia, Europe and the U.S.A. Festival Place introduces these multi-instrumentalists to Alberta. Do not miss the chance to catch this show!! Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m., 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box…

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Inside Painting

October 27 - October 28
Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Artist, Peter Ivens, describes himself as a student of the natural world. His classroom comprises the rivers, mountains and skies surrounding his home in the Bow River Valley. His abstract works are an evolving study of the wonders of nature, and respond to the ever-changing landscapes of colour, water and light in the Alberta wilderness. Ivens creates energetic, animated images that communicate not only the vibrancy of his subject, but also the energy of the creative process. He seeks to…

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A Harvest of Art: St. Albert Painters Guild Art Show and Sale

October 27 - October 29

Come and enjoy outstanding works of art, created by guild members. The event includes an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the foyer of St. Albert Place. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments and snacks. Be delighted by the ‘Harvest’ of styles, sizes, mediums and subject matter, with all new pieces of excellent art. The Edmonton based jazz/blues duo, Bleached Rag will be playing for your musical enjoyment. There will be opportunities throughout the…

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A Bright Room Called Day

October 27
Timms Centre for the Arts, 87 Ave. and 112 St.
Edmonton, Alberta
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From Pulitzer-prize winning playwright, Tony Kushner. Set in parallel worlds of 1930s Germany and present day, a group of artists slowly realize the political terror about to unfold around them, and must decide to flee or fight for their beliefs. A Bright Room Called Day challenges audience’s perceptions of political change with a dramatic story taking place simultaneously amidst the rise of Hitler and the controversial political landscape of Donald Trump. Directed by MFA Directing candidate, Brenley Charkow, this production features the…

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Acrylic Colour Workshop

October 27 - October 29

For artists who have gained proficiency with acrylics and have in interest in further evolving their skills. Colour is the single most expressive element in the painter’s vocabulary. Increasing that vocabulary and building a personal library of colour through the development of a colour journal while exploring hands-on technique and demonstrations is the goal of this two-day workshop with Peter Ivens. Participants will engage in one or more colour-related projects that will stimulate other ways of interpreting and understanding paint…

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Edmonton Opera presents Les Feluettes (Lilies)

October 27
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 – 87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Sung in French with projected English translation. Featuring the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Giuseppe Pietraroia . Over the last 30 years Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard’s Les Feluettes (Lilies) has become a beloved Canadian classic. Known for its lyrical romanticism, the play unfolds around a moment in 1912 when a group of college boys in Quebec rehearse Gabriele D’Annunzio’s sensual play The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian. As a love triangle develops, the young men struggle through their feelings with…

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Citie Ballet presents Illuminate

October 27 - October 29
Timms Centre for the Arts, 87 Ave. and 112 St.
Edmonton, Alberta
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We open our season with an homage to one of North America’s icons of jazz, Nina Simone. Writer, poet and activist, Nina’s music provides the soundtrack for Alysa Pires’ newest piece commissioned by Citie Ballet. Opening the evening is a new work by Citie Ballet artistic director Jorden Morris.  Choreographers: Jorden Morris/Alysa Pires. Runs Oct. 27 to 29 at the Timms Centre for the Arts, 87 Ave. and 112 St., Edmonton. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or…

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Jekyll & Hyde: the Musical

October 27 - October 28
Royal Alberta Museum Auditorium, 12845 102nd Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is a classic tale of human trial. In an attempt to cure his ailing father's mental illness by separating "good" from "evil" in the human personality, talented physician Dr. Jekyll inadvertently creates an alternate personality of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde, who wreaks murderous havoc on the city. As his fiancée, Emma, grows increasingly fearful for her betrothed, a prostitute, Lucy, finds herself dangerously involved with both the doctor and his alter ego.…

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Starfest Dinner and Silent Auction

October 27 @ 5:30 pm
Santa Maria Goretti Hall, 11050-90 St.
Edmonton, Alberta
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In support of Star of the North Retreat Centre. The event will take place at Santa Maria Goretti Hall, 11050-90 St., Edmonton, on Friday, Oct. 27. Silent auction opens at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets: $75. To purchase call: 780-459-5511 or order online at www.starofthenorth.ca

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The Small Glories and AHI

October 27 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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The serendipitous folk music collaboration between Cara Luft and JD Edwards began as a one-time union, yet quickly proved to be musical magic worth maintaining. The lively pair combines flowing harmonies and guitar flair with straightforward, sometimes spiritual lyrics. Straight out of the gate these two veteran singer/songwriters built a buzz around their tight harmonies, authenticity, visceral live performances and equally well-matched guitar prowess that doesn’t come around often.  The opening act AHI (pronounced “eye”) is one of Canada’s top emerging…

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The New Moon Folk Club presents Union Duke

October 27 @ 7:30 pm
New Moon Folk Club, St. Basil's Cultural Centre, 10819 - 71 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Sweat flies and floorboards tremble! Union Duke is a Toronto folk quintet with an explosive live show. Melding soulful indie rock with bluegrass and country, the group belts out soaring harmonies with three, four and even five voices. These five guys have been making a commotion in one way or another since they were kids, and years of making music together have brought them to this: a heartbreak of twang and a boot-shake of rock and roll.  For their third…

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The Edmonton Jazz Society presents Cross-Border Jazz Series: From Italy, New York and Edmonton – The Step In Trio

October 27 @ 8:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton,
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Carlo Morena, piano; Joe Fonda, bass; Dan Skakun, drums.  Italian pianist Carlo Morena leads two piano trios, one European and the other being the New York-based Step In Trio which he created in 1994 with bassist Joe Fonda and drummer Jeff Hirshfield. George Schuller later assumed the drum chair. The trio performed at the Yardbird Suite in 2015 with Edmonton’s Dan Skakun as the drummer. Carlo and Joe were so impressed with Dan’s playing that they immediately requested a return…

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Reformation Festival

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

In celebrating the 500th year of the Reformation we are holding a Reformation event at St. Albert Evangelical Lutheran Church with an internationally acclaimed theologian and speaker, Dr. Uwe Siemon-Netto. Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. St. Albert Evangelical Lutheran Church, 11 Glenview Crescent, St. Albert. Everyone is also welcome to join us for a Reformation Sunday Service, one service only, on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m.

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Halloween Hi-jinks at the Library

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Make no bones about it, our Halloween celebration will have some shivery tales, a creepy craft, and lots of spooky fun on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. For ages 4-6. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

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Quick$tory Writing Competition

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Contestants will have four hours to write a short story based on a writing prompt that will be given at noon. Completed stories will be submitted to author and UofA professor Jessica Kluthe for judging. Results, feedback, and cash prizes will be awarded the following week – details to be announced at the competition. Space is limited. Saturday, Oct. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Morinville Community Library, 10125 100 Ave., Morinville. Please call the library to register: 780-939-3292

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STARFest Presents Kelley Armstrong

October 28 @ 2:00 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Explore the harmony between mind and music. This Edmonton-made documentary from CBC’s The Nature of Things focuses on ground-breaking research that explores the intricate relationship between music, and our minds and bodies. From church hymns to protest chants, rock concerts to singing in the shower, music is an integral part of human experience. But why? Scientists have been searching for answers; I Got Rhythm: The Science of Song reveals some of their incredible findings. Director and Producer, Connie Edwards will lead an intriguing post-film…

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Halloween Howl Bonfire

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
John Janzen Nature Centre, 7000-143 Street, Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Get out your best costume and come join us at the Nature Centre for our free Halloween Howl Bonfire! Go on a spooky nature walk, tell some ghost stories, and play some ghostly games. Make sure you don’t forget a chair and a reusable mug for some tasty hot chocolate. All activities will be appropriate for families, ages 2 and older. Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. John Janzen Nature Centre, at Fox Dr. and Whitemud…

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Halloween Dance

October 28 @ 7:00 pm

Dress up, put on your dancing shoes, and come have some fun! Tickets include: a night of great dance music from the ’50s to today; an awesome late night lunch; prizes for best costumes; door prizes. Doors open at 7 p.m. Free dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. The party kicks off at 8 p.m. and goes ’til midnight. Ticket prices: 2017 members and guests: $30; new members contact Michael at 780-458-6611. Join us Saturday, Oct. 28 at the St. Albert Community Hall, 17 Perron…

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The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra present Two Orchestras

October 28 @ 8:00 pm
Winspear Centre for Music, Corner of 102nd Avenue and 99th Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Edmonton Symphony Orchestra; Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra; Jessica Linnebach, violin; Alexander Shelley, conductor. Two of Canada’s finest orchestras join for a piece that expresses longing for one’s homeland, creating a new world of sound. Bask in rich, familiar melodies, amplified by the meeting of east and west in our country’s 150th birthday year.  The repertoire will be: Violin Concerto No. 3 by Mozart; "New World" Symphony by Dvorák and the King Arthur Suite by Estacio. Two Orchestras will be…

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Landmarks

October 29 - December 24
Alberta Craft Council, 10186 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Landmarks is an examination of the prairie landscape from multiple perspectives. As artists who have lived and worked in rural western Canada and the Australian outback, Julia Reimer, Tyler Rock and Katherine Russell noticed commonalities between the two landscapes. Both places are sources of inspiration for the artists, both being landscapes replete with texture and unique instance and character of light. Artist Reception: 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Alberta Craft Feature Gallery.

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Feature Pyramid at the Muttart Conservatory: Curse of the Chrysanthemummies

October 29 - November 19
Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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The feature pyramid is turning Egyptian this autumn! Com ena dbe transported back to ancient times and discover the amazing world of mummies, hieroglyphs and a fall flower favourite – the chrysanthemum. See this feature until Nov. 19. Regular admission fees apply. Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96a St., Edmonton.

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Pumpkin Patch Pyramids


October 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Something spooky is going down at the Muttart. Put on your capes, dresses, cowls and masks and have a ‘ghoulishly’ good time. Make a Halloween craft, get some treats, play some games and make some cool new friends. And don’t forget to take in our Feature Pyramid ‘Curse of the Chrysanthemummies’. Sunday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular admission fees apply. Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96a St., Edmonton.

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Kids Learning Code – Programming with Ruby

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring a special kid in your life to this workshop and learn to create a website together from scratch! Note: this workshop is BYOL so each parent or guardian/youth pair is required to bring one laptop on the day of the workshop as well as their own nut-free snacks. This is a beginner level workshop for kids eight to 13 years old and their parent/guardian/aunt/older sibling. Laptops can be supplied upon request at the library. Sunday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 4…

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“Remember Well The Future” – Sacred Music Festival

October 29 @ 3:00 pm
Winspear Centre for Music, Corner of 102nd Avenue and 99th Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Concordia’s choirs and symphony orchestra celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the continuing influence of its insights on composers, from Bach and Mendelssohn to Arvo Pärt, in the seventeenth Sacred Music Festival. The concert centres around Bach’s Cantata #80, based on the Reformation anthem “A Mighty Fortress,” with soloists Jolaine Kerley, soprano; Joy Berg, alto; Oliver Munar, tenor; and Christian Maxfield, bass; as well as choral pieces by Mendelssohn. A shimmering spirituality extends also through repertoire by the…

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Jesse Cook: Beyond Borders Tour

October 30 @ 7:30 pm
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 – 87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Jesse will perform music from his upcoming album "Beyond Borders" along with guest artists and instrumentation to be included in this tribute to Jesse's diverse musical influences. Jesse Cook is a Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer. Widely considered one of the most influential figures in "nuevo flamenco" music, he incorporates elements of flamenco rumba, jazz and many forms of world music into his work. Monday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Ticket info from Ticketmaster: 1-855-985-5500 or…

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Spooky Dance Party at the St. Albert Public Library

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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It's time to shake your bones and do a spooky shake! Come down to the Library in your Halloween costume to do your best monster mash on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

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Tegan and Sara – The Con X: Tour

October 31 @ 8:00 pm
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 – 87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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A portion of tour proceeds will benefit the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for economic justice, health and representation of LGBTQ girls and women. The Con was both an artistic and commercial breakthrough. It was Tegan and Sara's first release to chart on the Billboard 200 (entering at No. 34) and also their first to appear on the Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts. In Canada, The Con peaked at No. 5 and was nominated for a Juno…

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The Michel Band

November 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Musée Héritage Museum, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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The Musée Héritage Museum is pleased to be the host of an exhibition curated by members of the Michel Band Council. The history of this First Nation is deeply connected to the region. With family objects from band members and pieces from the museum collection, they will tell their story of strength, family, injustice, challenge and perseverance. Exhibit runs from Sept. 19 to Jan. 7 at the Musée Heritage Museum, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert.

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We Meet Here: Laura McKibbon

November 1 - November 25
Alberta Craft Council, 10186 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Artist’s statement: "Incorporating photographic, computer and printmaking techniques, my surface decoration uses imagery and pattern to develop a narrative, reflecting my interest in cultural identity and the human experience. This strong graphic element is a nod to the historical tradition of ceramic surface decoration and to contemporary life. The shapes and patterns that occur when I place two forms or images together is intriguing. The resultant dialogue creates an intimate relationship in much the same way that we come together…

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Ordinary: Karen Rhebergen

November 1 - November 25
Alberta Craft Council, 10186 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Using the ancient resist technique of batik, Karen Rhebergen celebrates authenticity in everyday life by portraying its relationships and experiences. Contrasting the fixation our culture has on the commercial, the sensational, and the veneer of novelty, she takes an intimate look at human dignity in commonplace moments. Exploring the somewhat frayed and unraveled nature of daily life, this exhibition speaks of growth and resilience, expression and acceptance. It is an examination of the feeling of being a misfit and the…

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Nashville Hurricane: Chase Padgett

November 2 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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From Edmonton Fringe Festival legend Chase Padgett (6 Guitars) comes a masterful mix of theatre and live music. Padgett skillfully tells the story of The Nashville Hurricane, an unparalleled talent poised to take the music industry by storm … until he vanishes from the scene as mysteriously as he arrived. We find out why through anecdotes from his professional mentor, his loving mother, his sinister manager, and the Hurricane himself, all played with aplomb by Padgett. Thursday, Nov. 2 at…

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Charlie A’Court

November 3 @ 7:30 pm
Horizon Stage, 1001 Calahoo Road
Spruce Grove,
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Planted at the crossroads of roots and soul, Canadian musician Charlie A’Court’s mighty voice, fierce guitar work, and contemporary songwriting have earned him an international following and a host of awards and accolades. The most recent of Charlie’s five solo albums, Come On Over, won for 2015 Blues Recording of the Year at both the East Coast Music Awards and Music Nova Scotia Awards. Born with the gift of voice, Charlie grew up in rural Nova Scotia where he spent…

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Birds of Chicago

November 3 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Anchored by married duo JT Nero and Allison Russell, Birds of Chicago plays “secular gospel,” where passionate vocals complement simple, moving folk arrangements. The musical collective is driven by Russell’s clear, strong voice, and Nero’s songwriting talent and innate feel for instrumentation. The group believes that even in our busy modern world, beautiful words and music can evoke deep universal emotions. Since 2012, the band has spent over 200 nights a year on tour, giving their performances a road-perfected sturdiness…

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Bobs & LoLo

November 4 @ 2:00 pm

Bobs & LoLo are four-time JUNO nominated singer-songwriters as well as the creators and stars of the upbeat, musical preschool series - Sing, Dance and Play with Bobs & LoLo. Recently named Canada's Favourite Kids' Entertainer in a nationwide poll by CBC Music, this dynamic duo is dedicated to connecting children to nature with music, movement and make-believe. Saturday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. at Morinville Community Cultural Centre, 9502 – 100 Ave. in Morinville. Tickets info available at http://www.tixonthesquare.cawww.tixonthesquare.ca…

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Bobs & Lolo

November 5 @ 2:00 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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The stars of Sing, Dance & Play with Bobs & LoLo bring musical adventure to The Arden Theatre. Named Canada’s favourite kids’ entertainers in a CBC music poll, the beloved duo teaches children valuable lessons about nature through music, motion and imagination. Bobs & LoLo’s upbeat songs and interactive segments will have kids singing and dancing with delight while learning to care for themselves and the world around them. Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. Free pre-show activities begin at 1 p.m..…

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Blanket Exercise

November 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive
St. Albert, Alberta
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The Canadian history we weren’t taught in school: The KAIROS Blanket Exercise was developed in response to the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples – which recommended education on Canadian-Indigenous history as one of the key steps to reconciliation. The Blanket Exercise covers over 500 years of history in a one-and-a-half hour participatory workshop. It is an interactive learning program that teaches Indigenous rights history by symbolizing the encroachment of European settlers and other abuses that this continent's Aboriginals have experienced…

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Twilight Recovery Evening Retreats

November 16 @ 7:00 pm
Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Ave.
St. Albert, Alberta
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There is a saying that one does not graduate from the program. Nor does anyone ever stop learning, growing and healing. These evenings, will combine input, support group sharing and prayer. You are invited to participate in this exciting venture of faith, fellowship and personal growth. The evenings are open to anyone either in a 12 Step Program or loving one who is, as well as anyone wanting to learn more about addictions and the recovery process. Facilitator: Sylvain L.…

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FAB Gallery Exhibits by Peter Hide and Michael Woolley

November 18
FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, 1-1 Fine Arts Building, 8807 112 St.
Edmonton, Alberta
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The University of Alberta Department of Art and Design kicks off their 2017-18 season with exhibits from acclaimed sculptor Peter Hide and Master of Arts (MA) candidate Michael Woolley. Peter Hide’s A Sculptor’s Life and Michael Woolley’s Performative Documents and the Labouring Body will be showcased at the UAlberta FAB Gallery. A professor of sculpture at the University of Alberta since 1977, Peter Hide specializes in welded metal sculpture and abstraction, and is known for exploring the relationship between sculpture and architecture. A Sculptor’s Life presents a…

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Ten Voices 2017: Photographic and Digital Works

November 26
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 – 87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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This Alberta-wide juried exhibition of artwork by 10 Alberta artists, creating photographic and digitally manipulated imagery, features classic and innovative artwork diverse in subject matter, style and technique. Bell/Christensen/ Dotto/ Gaa/ Hajnoczky/ Kretzer Prysunka/ LeBlanc/ Makowichuk/ Rempel/ Stein Hasinoff. The exhibition focuses on the different ways artists respond to the world around, and within, them. You will enjoy seeing this beautiful exhibition! Runs from Oct. 18 to Nov. 26. Kaasa Gallery, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Avenue, Edmonton. Viewing…

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Family Drop-in Storytimes at the Library

December 7
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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For preschool children not registered in other storytimes. Activities and stories are geared for ages 2-4. Parents are encouraged to join the program. Anyone joining is expected to participate. There is no need to pre-register for this program, but please arrive 15 minutes prior to the program start time. There are four drop in storytimes weekly –Turtles runs on Thursdays, to Nov. 23, from 11 to 11:30 a.m.; Sunrise Storytime runs on Saturdays, to Dec. 16 from 11 to 11:30…

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