January 18, 2017
The shows are: 1. Three Viewings by Jeffrey Hatcher. A funeral parlour is the setting for these three darkly humoured but touching short plays. 2. Sure Thing by David Ives. A quirky boy meets girl comedy that alters time. The two meet in a cafe and every time one of the characters says something wrong, a bell is rung and they get to say their line again, but now correctly … These two can’t miss … It’s a Sure Thing. 3. The Power and The Glory by Le Wihhelm. An extremely funny play about two female friends who support each other as they ride to the top of a high-rise building in a glass elevator and challenge their perceptions of self worth. There are seven roles available that include roles for males and females of all ages. Production dates: April 27, 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 2017. You must be available for all the above dates. Auditions: Jan. 24 and 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. Callback: Jan. 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. Auditions take place at: St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive St. Albert. To book your audition, contact Cory Christensen: 780-910-2723. Also, anyone interested in being part of the Production Team may contact Cory. We look forward to hearing from you.
90 minutes of improvised comedy entertainment that unveils scenes, songs, and production numbers completely off the cuff to create a brand new musical based on audience suggestions. This award winning improvised musical comedy features some of Canada’s best improvisors as they make up a musical on the spot! 11 p.m. every Friday night! $13 tickets at the door (box office opens at 10 p.m.). At the Basement Theatre in Holy Trinity Church, 10037 84 Ave., Edmonton
Symphonie 5.1 was created with artistic direction by Isabelle Van Grimde, visual design by Jérôme Delapierre, composition and music by Tim Brady and Thom Gossage and performed by Marie-Ève Lafontaine, Maya Lopez, Samaël Maurice and Georges-Nicolas Tremblay. Two performances only: January 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. Timms Centre for the Arts, 8703 112 Street. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at tixonthesquare.ca
Bridal Fantasy, the premiere Edmonton wedding fair, is back and better than ever. Get all the information you will need in preparing for your big day and your new life ahead!This show will equip and engage couples to make the best choices in terms of their preferred decor, flowers, photography, travel and more. Brides can expect to see a dramatic fashion show and theatrical production featuring the latest trends in flowers, tuxedos, gowns, destination wear, hair and make-up. Brides have the opportunity to win over $100,000 in prizes and the chance to win the Fantasy Wedding Package – Including prizes from some of our sponsors. Brides will also receive a FREE Bridal Fantasy Wedding Planner & Survival Guide. Fashion shows at noon and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.at the Edmonton Expo Centre. For more info, visit: www.bridalfantasy.com
Bountiful Gardens: Growing and Preserving. Guest speakers: Stephen Legaree from Alberta Urban Garden and the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen. Stephen Legaree is a keen home gardener. With his popular YouTube series Stephen promotes organic gardening that is simple, sustainable, and does not have to cost a lot. We do this by investigating the science behind gardening, methods, practices and products to make sure that you will have the best chance of successfully growing your own food at home. The ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen presents an informative session on food preservation and safety. See a display of various types of equipment along with a "dry demo" of the processes. Everyone takes home a package of recipes and reference materials. Everyone is welcome! Registration deadline: January 23, 2017. Registration: $35, includes catered lunch and snacks, mini-trade show, door prizes, recipes. For more information, call Brenda at 780-237-4771 or Gloria, phone 780-284-1056; email: email@example.com. Registration forms can be picked up at Lac Ste Anne County Office or more information and registration forms available on the George Pegg Botanic Garden website www.PeggGarden.org Send cheques to Sangudo District Horticultural Club, Box 466, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0. Garden Day takes place at Sangudo Community Hall, located at 4924 50 St. Join us Saturday, Jan. 28 from 8:30 to 3 p.m. Hosted by the Sangudo & District Horticultural Club.
Speaker Lynne Carolei from Sublime Swim & Sunwear. Topic: Swimwear trends and choosing the right suit for you. Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost: $15/members; $18/non-members. Purchase tickets by Thursday, Jan. 26. Call the club at 780-459-0433 ext. 0 or stop by Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street. Telephone: 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Visit the website at: www.stalbertseniors.ca/
David Altmejd’s The Vessel is a monumentally scaled, Plexiglas sculpture that exemplifies movement, transformation and the act of artistic creation. Bringing together a variety of materials in symmetry and harmony, including plaster casts of the artist’s own hands, The Vessel forms a body that is both frozen in space and alive with the energy of a swan in flight. David Altmejd is an internationally acclaimed Canadian sculptor. Among his many accomplishments, Altmejd represented Canada at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007 and was the winner of the 2009 Sobey Art Award. Runs from Oct. 8 to Jan. 29, 2017. Showing alongside David Altmejd: The Vessel is Connections Collections, a selection of prints, sculpture, painting and photographs from the AGA collection. The selected works connect with the ideas of fragmentation, reflection, transparency and transformation highlighted in The Vessel. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Monday: closed.
A sampling of works from the AGA collection that indicate the trajectory of modern painting in Canada from post-Impressionism through early abstraction, culminating in Canada’s first truly avant-garde group: The Automatistes. This exhibition features examples of paintings, prints and drawings from the mid-20th century by Canadian artists who were on the cutting edge of abstract image-making. Runs from Oct. 8 to Jan. 29, 2017. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Monday: closed.
Paddy Lamb’s fervent works deconstruct the remnants of human intervention in our landscape. Concentrating on a specific quarter section of land east of Edmonton, Lamb develops onsite sketches and collects visual articles – relics of homesteading and farming during the last century. Lamb’s works reveal curiosity and preoccupation with the examination and re-examination of the form, presence and uniqueness of these objects. Collected materials are studied and serve as archetypes for Lamb’s ongoing explorative studio process, which incorporates drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and video. His works exude the formal qualities of painting as well as experimentation with surface quality, image layering, masking and innovative image making. Through the appropriation of physical artifacts, Lamb’s work distorts our perceptions of the real and the imagined, giving life to new perspectives on history, culture and collective memory. Opening reception: Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. (artist walkthrough at 6:30 p.m.) Runs from Dec. 1 to Jan. 28. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert.
Most people have heard of Movember, but what is Manuary? Manuary (January) is head and neck cancer awareness month. Head and neck cancer and its treatments can have significant physical and psychosocial impact on the lives of patients and their families. Public awareness and understanding of this cancer and its effects is limited and can potentially result in significant challenges for patients both within and outside the healthcare system.The art exhibitionFLUX: Responding to Head and Neck Cancer,brings to the forefront the confusion, catastrophe, and hope associated with this serious illness, showing that healing is an uneven and continuous process. The exhibition, running Jan. 5 to 21 at dc3 Art Projects in Edmonton, builds awareness and understanding of head and neck cancer patients' experiences through diverse contemporary art ranging from video installation to photography, print, sculpture and drawing. dc3 Art Projects is located at 10567 – 111 Street. FLUX is presented in partnership by the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and Faculty of Arts, dc3 Art Projects, Killam Laureates, Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (AIHS).
An exhibition celebrating the recipients of the 2016 Alberta Craft Awards. The Alberta Craft council is pleased to present The Recipients of the 2016 Alberta Craft Awards: Anna Burger-Martindale, Sarabeth Carnat, Dan Miller and JoAnna Lange. On October 14, 2016 the biennial Alberta Craft Awards were presented at the Canadian Crafts Federation annual conference, “Cultivating Craft: Pathways to Practice” at the Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Alberta. The Alberta Craft Awards honour individuals and groups who make significant contributions to Alberta's fine craft culture.This exhibit runs from Jan. 14 to Feb. 18,with an opening reception: Saturday, Jan. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Council Discovery Gallery, 10186 - 106 St., Edmonton.
The Citizens of Craft exhibition features exceptional work by 15 ACC professional members participating on the Citizens of Craft website. Citizens of Craft is a community of makers, appreciators, admirers and shoppers. If you respect the original, the creative, the personal and the authentic – you are a citizen. Citizens of Craft is a national initiative in response to the great need determined by the Alberta Craft Council and all other provincial and territorial craft councils to unify voices, to stop trying to define craft and to instead celebrate its diversity – what it is, what it represents, and who it defines – those who make and those who appreciate. The goal of the movement is to clarify and deepen the public’s understanding of craft and to make craft more accessible to Canadians. Citizens of Craft is a community of makers, appreciators, admirers and shoppers – all with a common respect for the original, the creative, the personal and the authentic. A Citizen of Craft values the rich history and culture associated with craft and seeks to continue traditions in new andcontemporary ways.Exhibit runs from Jan. 21 to April 22,with an opening reception: Saturday, Jan. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Council Feature Gallery, 10186 - 106 St., Edmonton.
Find us in the foyer of Servus Place every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Find out what's new and going on at the Library, check-out a book or return an item. There's always something different going on. For more information visit www.sapl.ca. Servus Place is located at 400 Campbell Rd.
Bring the family down to skate at Edmonton’s City Hall Plaza, or dance inside city hall! Swing ’n Skate will feature live swing, jazz and big band music in the City Room at city hall from 1 to 4 p.m. every Sunday in January and February, with free swing dance lessons from Sugar Swing Dance Club. If you’d rather be outdoors, the live music will be broadcast directly outside for the enjoyment of ice skaters on City Hall Plaza. Free skate rentals are available. On Sunday, Jan. 22 hear The Gateway Big Band.
Musical theatre for young audiences, presented by the Axis Theatre Company. In 13th century Germany, Medieval Hamelin Town is way too big for its lederhosen, governed by a spoiled Mayor, his Mommy, and stuffy corporate types who have no interest in its hard-working townsfolk. The town is primed to learn some important lessons in life from our heroes, 10-year-old twins Celeste and Ralph. When it seems that no one, other than their Opa Johannes, ever keeps their word, they come up with a plan to make the grown-ups wake up and smell the strudel. After ridiculous new taxes render this tight-knit family homeless and desperate for help, they encounter a hapless “Minstrel”, a flute that has seen better days and of course, lots and lots of rats! With surprising plot twists, Hamelin, A New Fable, is a comedic, heart-tugging musical retelling of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, using masks and puppets in Axis Theatre’s unique physical theatre style. Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. Pre-show crafts/activities at 1 p.m.Horizon Stage, west side of Spruce Grove Composite High School, 1001 Calahoo Rd., Spruce Grove. Tickets: $12 for all ages. Recommended age: 4+ years. For tickets, go online to: https://horizonstage.ticketpro.ca/?lang=en#achat_HSP22AS17
Music for very young audiences. Sylvia Chave is Saskatchewan’s queen of the swing-set scene. She charms children, and their adults, into wiggling and giggling together with her lively music and shows. Sylvia’s original songs stick in your head like bubble gum in your hair. Her lyrics offer an enlightening kid’s-eye view on significant issues of this day and age such as blankie blues, napaphobia, snoring fathers, and cookie-cutting techniques. She also begins to answer age-old questions like: Why do bees go buzz? Is it possible to be quiet while your baby brother naps? and, How is it that Mama always knows best? Sylvia has a knack for keeping little ones on their feet and dancing to the beat. Both energetic and interactive, she has more costume changes than a toilet-training toddler and can go from pretty princess to bearded pirate in 4.5 seconds. Monday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. Horizon Stage, west side of Spruce Grove Composite High School, 1001 Calahoo Rd., Spruce Grove. $12 for adults. $6 for children and seniors. Recommended for toddlers to age 6 years.For tickets, go online to: https://horizonstage.ticketpro.ca/?lang=en#achat_HSP23AM17
The queen of the swing-set scene invites families into her colourful world of make-believe, while offering an enlightening kid’s-eye view on important issues like blankie blues and stinky feet. Both energetic and interactive, Sylvia Chave has a knack for keeping little ones on their feet and dancing to the beat, which is always sure to please the throngs of mama- and papa-razzi. With more costume changes than a toilet-training toddler, Sylvia charms children and their adults into wiggling and giggling together through her lively shows. Even her original song hooks will stick in your head like bubble gum in your hair. Recommended for ages 5 and under. Tickets: Adult: $10• Child (ages 2 to 17):$5• Under 2 Years FREE* General admission. Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Friday, Jan. 25 at 10:30 a.m.*Complimentary tickets required. Call the box office, 780-459-1542.
The Friends of the St. Albert Public Library present "Reel Monday," a screening of critically acclaimed films one Monday per month. The first film of the winter series is Love & Friendship: A beautiful young widow decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter. Tickets for the 2016 Reel Monday Movies are $15/movie or $55 for a season pass from the Customer Service Desk at the Library. All proceeds support the St. Albert Readers' Festival (STARFest). Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. The Arden Theatre inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Book Buzz, the winter reading challenge is back! From Dec. 27 to Feb. 5 we will count how many pages we can read! Read books at your own reading level and record the pages read in your Buzz Journal. This year the kids and librarians will really be "digging" books. Who can read all the way to the centre of the earth? Come to the final party to see how far reading can take us. Grades 1 to 6. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the children’s desk on the main floor or call 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Students from grades 1 through 6 who struggle with reading, can come in and read with Rufus the Therapy Dog on Wednesdays from Jan. 18 until March 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This pup loves to listen to you read. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the children’s desk on the main floor or call 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Professional Genealogist and APG member Kathleen Rae returns to the Library on Monday Jan. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a workshop that goes over the basics of Genealogy. Whether you are just starting your research into your family tree, or need a refresher on resources this a wonderful way to start. Kathleen will continue the workshop with Genealogy and the Internet in February.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.
The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Winspear Centre invite you to be our guest at a free, one-hour information session and backstage tour. At the Overture session, you will hear from two or three speakers about the history of the ESO and the Winspear and our vision for the future. You will then be taken on a fascinating backstage tour. Lunch and beverages are provided! Join us at 12 noon on Wednesday, Jan. 25.RSVP: Everyone is welcome to attend! Please contact Jeffory Magson at 780-401-2517 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend or invite a group.
The voice of seniors in Alberta. The St. Albert chapter of Seniors United Now is having their regular monthlymeeting at the Cornerstone Hall, 6 Taché Street, St. Albert at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23rd. Our topic is Continuing Care Overview. Our guest speaker is Shannon Pollard, Education Lead, Alberta Health Services. For local information please contact Dick at 780-460-7736. Members of the public are welcomeat no charge.Seniors issues – how important are they to you? We invite all interested individuals to attend.
On tour in support of their newest album: 1000 Arms, recorded over the winter of 2015/16 at Blue Rodeo's Woodshed Studios. The 12-track record was co-produced and engineered by Tim Vesely, a founding member of the Rheostatics. Jim and his longtime bandmate Greg Keelor credit Vesely with helping influence the sound of the new album. The engineer had been listening to some of the band's older records and commented that Jim and Greg weren't singing together as much as they used to. The revelation caught the band off guard but the result brought the band back to what has always been one of their strengths. In the thirty years since forming, Blue Rodeo has sold more than four million albums, won countless Juno awards, been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame, been named to the Order of Canada and have been honoured with the Governor General's Performing Arts Award. Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium,Jan. 19 and 20, at 8 p.m. Ticket info from Ticketmaster: 1-855-985-5500 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Robert Bernhardt, conductor; Whitney Leigh Sloan, soprano. Boldly go where no one has gone before with some of the greatest movie scores ever written. The Edmonton Symphony will celebrate all things out of this world, performing excerpts from blockbusters such as the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises, The Rocketeer, Planet of the Apes, Alien, and Cocoon. This will be more fun than the cantina at Mos Eisley! Friday, Jan. 20 or Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
Rosie & the Riveters are four fiercely talented and sassy dames from Saskatoon, who perform uplifting folk music with a vintage 1940s flair! Their original songs feature sophisticated harmonies, body percussion, scintillating dance moves, humour and just enough ooh-la-la to charm your socks off! Along with whoops, hollers, and mile-wide smiles, they create a sound and sight that is lighthearted and captivating for all music lovers. Jim & Penny Malmberg have been writing and performing for the past 15 years. Their writing focusses on love in its many forms, served up with humour and passion. As members of Back Porch Swing they have performed across western Canada and released 3 CDs. Acoustic arrangements of guitars and mandolin leave plenty of room for beautiful harmonies to convey their message. Saturday, Jan. 21. Doors open at 7 p.m., with shows at 8 p.m. Parkview Community Hall, 9135 146 Street NW, Edmonton. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at tixonthesquare.ca
The Vaughan String Quartet is presenting ViolinFest, a night of violin sonatas. Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave., Edmonton. For ticket info, visit: www.vaughanquartet.com
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham – internationally known as the English rock band Led Zeppelin, was one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups in history. In October 1969, the band released the 12x multi-platinum Led Zeppelin II, selling in excess of 12 million copies since its release. Experience the entire album track-by-track as it is meticulously recreated live by a group of talented rockers. The musicians faithfully recreate every sound on the original album, employing as many musicians as is necessary to precisely replicate. Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m., 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
Celebrated young virtuoso Jan Lisieckihas already achieved international accolades in performances with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including Orchestre de Paris, New York Philharmonic, and BBC Symphony. A Deutsche Grammophon recording artist, Lisiecki has played in venues such as the Kennedy and Lincoln Centers, Royal Albert Hall, and Carnegie Hall. He returns to his home province of Alberta with a program featuring grand works for piano. ECMS Scholarship winnerpianist Gabrielle Gagnon-Picardwill be featured in a pre-concert performance beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert performance at 7 p.m. West End Christian Reformed Church, 10015 – 149 St., Edmonton.Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at tixonthesquare.ca
Celebrating Canada on the Casavant: Organ and Saxophone Music by Canadian Composer, Jacobus Kloppers
The University of Alberta’s Department of Music showcases works by esteemed Canadian composer, Jacobus Kloppers, organists Marnie Giesbrecht and Joachim Segger will perform solo and duo pieces on the stunning Casavant Organ in Convocation Hall. Saxophonist William H. Street, alongside Marnie Giesbrecht, will also perform a world première piece commissioned specifically for them. Jacobus Kloppers is an Edmonton-based composer, musicologist, organist and adjunct professor at the University of Alberta. His work — nearly 70 compositions — has been performed all over the world, from South Africa to Europe, Asia to North America. This afternoon’s Mainstage Concert event will mark the première performance of a brand new composition, Passage du Temps for Alto-Saxophone and Organ. The three-movement duet honours William H. Street and Marnie Giesbrecht through a motif that references their names, while incorporating compositional styles of Bach and Vivaldi, and French Romantic and Neoclassical era techniques. Sunday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m., Convocation Hall, University of Alberta. Tickets for Celebrating Canada on the Casavantare $20/adult and $10/students and seniors, and can be purchased at the door (cash only) or online at ualberta.ca/artshows.
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Martin MacDonald, conductor; Joel Plaskett, guitar and vocals. After gaining recognition in the Halifax-based band Thrush Hermit, Joel Plaskett has forged a solo career based on a unique, hard-driving sound. Fans love his hooks and great tunes that he says “combines the best of Big Star and Led Zeppelin.” Joined by Dave Marsh and Tim Brennan to form the Joel Plaskett Emergency, and featuring the power of the Edmonton Symphony, this one-of-a-kind night features “Harbour Boys,” “Lying on a Beach,” “When I Close My Eyes,” “Old Friends,” and more.Monday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m., Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
Goes from January 25 to 29. Twelve of Alberta’s elite women curlers will compete in the Provincial Championship, including our very own Karynn Flory and Paul Kane High School teacher, Lori Olson-Johns playing Third for Val Sweeting. Last time we saw this level of competition in St. Albert was in 1984 – don’t let the opportunity pass you by this time! First draw at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, with Opening Ceremonies at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Live Entertainment by RAVEON Friday and Saturday night – admission is free after 8:30 p.m.Free SUNCO Pancake Breakfast with your ticket to 11 a.m. semi-final game on Sunday, Jan. 29. For more information, and to purchase full event ticket package online, visit: www.2017jiffylubealbertascotties.comSingle draw tickets will also be available at the door starting Wednesday, Jan. 25. St. Albert Curling Club, 3 Tache Street. Phone 780-459-7007.
Goes from February 17 to 19. Open to Stick Curlers from across the province. Two-person teams: All ages, Men, Women and Mixed – $150 per team. Guaranteed five games. Daytime draws. For more information or to register by Feb. 1, visit: www.albertastickcurling.ca or call Randy Olson 587-290-4266 or Milt McDougall 780-458-1524 – email: email@example.com Spectators welcome and admission is free! St. Albert Curling Club, 3 Tache Street. Phone 780-459-7007.
On the morning of October 25, 1415, a small band of English soldiers rose to face their almost certain death on the field of Agincourt. Outnumbered three-to-one by the massed forces of France, England’s King Henry V is confronted with the brutal realisation that there is no glory to be found in the theatre of war, only death. Shakespeare’s epic, complex and moving history of a young King’s triumph against all odds is brought roaring back to life this winter, in a rousing new production from London, England’s internationally-ac claimed Malachite Theatre and Edmonton’s own Grindstone Theatre. Featuring a fantastic gender-balanced cast of Albertan actors, an evocative new live score, and set in the stunning surroundings of Old Strathcona’s Holy Trinity Church, Henry V promises to be the Shakespearean event of the year! This production will be the first time a female actor has played Henry V on the Canadian stage. Running Jan. 12 to 28, 2017 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at tixonthesquare.ca
Catalyst Theatre returns to Edmonton in their new home at the Citadel Theatre’s Maclab Theatre with the world premiere of Fortune Falls. Brought to you by the world-renowned, award-winning creators of Frankenstein; Nevermore; Hunchback;The Soul Collector and the recent Vigilante, Fortune Falls will delight and amaze audiences with its original music, stunning sets and costumes, and poignant, relevant messages: everything theatre-goers around the world have come to expect from Catalyst Theatre. In Fortune Falls – home of the world's largest chocolate factory– life just couldn't be sweeter! But when young Everett Liddelman finally gets the job of his dreams and is drawn deeper into the world of Mercey Chocolate, he learns that all is not quite as it seems and the future he once believed was certain, is now completely unknown. In true Catalyst Theatre style, Fortune Falls is a visually stunning, enthralling synthpop musical tale, unlike anything you will see on an Edmonton stage this season. Directed by Catalyst Theatre Artistic Director Jonathan Christenson, written by Jonathan Christenson and Beth Graham, with lyrics and music by Jonathan Christenson. Runs Jan. 17 to Feb. 5, nightly at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Maclab Theatre, 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton.
Just south of the Arctic Circle sits a research facility filled with scientists and engineers and data entry clerks and middle managers who are faced with the daily task of trying to create a machine that will destroy the world. All was going well until this morning, when Casey had an unfortunate breakthrough. A new Canadian musical from the company who brought you Midsummer: A Play with Songs, and The Three Sisters, translated by Clinton Carew.Directed and written by: Clinton Carew; Original music composed by: Kris Schindel. Starring: Kristi Hansen, Chantal Perron, Tatyana Rac, Rebecca Merkley, Elena Porter, Luc Tellier, Scott Shpeley, Cody Porter and Garett Ross. Special guest appearance by Ryan Parker. Previews Jan. 17 & 18;Plays Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.Matinees at 2 p.m. on Jan. 21, 22 and 29, at the ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84 Avenue, Edmonton. No performance Jan. 23. Tickets: tickets.fringetheatre.caor 780-448-9000
Twenty years ago Emma walked out on Ulysses, her cowboy-poet husband. But now Ulysses is in dire need of help and despite her better judgment Emma tracks him down to a trailer park in the wilds of Colorado. Their comic and conflicted reunion is full of barbed wire wit and brutal honesty. But to their surprise, the more they begin to understand the issues that drove them apart, the more they find themselves drawn together again. This production marks the long anticipated return of Shadow Theatre's leading lady Coralie Cairns to the stage. But the production also marks the return of another well loved Shadow veteran in the form of Shaun Johnston. Shaun was one of the founders of Shadow Theatre. In the last few decades he has become one of the most familiar faces of Canadian television starring in such series as Jake and the Kidand CBC's Heartland. Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Ave., Edmonton. Runs Jan. 18 to Feb. 5. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at tixonthesquare.ca
An experiential workshop on re-awakening your personal power and spirit for living. Returning to Spirit is an intensive four days of experiential personal growth, which examines the limitations and development of your own power. The results of the workshop depend greatly on your intention, participation and commitment. Returning to Spirit workshops bring Canadians together in a spirit of mutuality, respect, trust and equality, to create reconciliation, possibilities and responsibility for moving forward together. Are you interested in letting go of the past and moving into the future? The first of the Returning to Spirit workshops explores the process of creating possibilities for individuals and groups to consciously create a future based on letting go, empowerment, trust, collaboration and moving forward.Part I is a 4-day intensive workshop. Non-aboriginal and aboriginal participants take this workshop separately. (Part II is a 5-day intensive that brings both groups together for healing, reconciliation and moving forward together.)The focus of these workshops is on moving people forward through the principles of personal empowerment to go beyond healing, and to provide conditions for transformation in personal, family, community, and organizational life. Jan. 20-23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily: Non-Aboriginal Workshop Part 1. Feb. 3-6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily: Aboriginal Workshop Part 1. Live-in Cost with meals: $500; Commuter Cost: $350 with lunches only. Book accommodation and meals through Star of the North: 780-459-5511, and complete registration form online at www.returningtospirit.org . Please register ASAP.
Vincent Rees, the owner of Edmonton based Cobblestone Freeway Tours, a local company with a Ukrainian heart, has been to Ukraine over 40 times. On Sunday, Jan. 22 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. he will be sharing photos, videos and stories of his family history in Ukraine and Canada, his adventures all around Ukraine including touching on the current situation in Ukraine. He may even get us up to dance a bit! 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.
Please join us in partnership with Red Willow Community Church as we offer a support group to encourage healthy eating. We realize there is no clear definition of what healthy eating is, but this group follows a whole foods plant-based diet, which is recommended in the scientific based documentary Forks Over Knives. Our plan is to meet on the second and fourth Sunday of every month. Meetings will vary from discussions, guest speakers, to watching occasional films. In addition to our Sunday support meetings we will also offer monthly cooking demonstrations. Call the number below for more information. Join us on Jan. 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Conference Room of Red Willow Community Church, 15 Corriveau Ave., St Albert. Donations are graciously accepted to cover cost. To register or for more information contact Yvonne at 780-801-0872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stress is a part of life. Come find out about the different types of stress including caregiver stress. Learn about tolls and resources to improve stress management on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. This program is presented by the St. Albert & Sturgeon Primary Care Network. 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.
Stressed out by final exams? Relax because we have just the cure. Drop by the Teen Corner and spend some time with Mayzie from Therapy Dogs International on Tuesday, Jan. 24 between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Mayzie specializes in cuddling and listening. For more information call 780-459-1682 or drop by. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.