September 27, 2014
Call For Artists
GRH Arts in Rehab Council is now accepting art submissions for the 2015 season. We are a health-care facility unique to Alberta and are devoted primarily to high-level rehabilitation care of seniors, adults and children. This facility is visited by approximately 160,000 individuals annually, including inpatients, outpatients, visitors, volunteers and staff.The Arts in Rehab Council was developed to create opportunities for patients and staff to be exposed to Alberta and Canadian art and artists. The Council focuses on exploring sources for artwork exhibition or acquisition and evaluates any and all art works for display. The deadline is Oct. 31, 2014. For more information on submissions contact Kara.Cooper@albertahealthservices.ca.
Canadian comedian Roman Danylo has appeared in many television shows and movies and starred for five seasons in his own show on CTV, Comedy Inc. Now he’s “Roman around the country” doing a live comedy show that combines sketch, stand-up, and improvisation. He was featured on NBC’s Late Friday, and appeared in the feature films Duets with Gwenyth Paltrow, and Happy Birthday with John Goodman. Roman is one of only a handful of comedians to perform in the prestigious HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, and Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival in the same year. His stage show, Roman Danylo Live, is a sometimes light-hearted, sometimes edgy take on everything from love, to war, to snacks at the mall food court. A blend of comedy genres, the show includes high energy observational stand-up and the incorporating of audience members into interactive sketches. Joining Roman for the improvised second halfof the show in Spruce Grove show will be Edmonton comedian and actor, Neil Grahn. An original member of Edmonton comedy super troupe Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie, Neil keeps in touch with his comedy roots by being the head writer for, and performing on, CBC Radio’s The Irrelevant Show. Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m.at the Horizon Stage, 1001 Calahoo Road on the west side of Spruce Grove Composite High Schoolin Spruce Grove. Ticket info from the City Hall Ticket Centre, 315 Jespersen Ave., Spruce Grove or by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090. Tickets can also be bought online at www.horizonstage.comby clicking on the ‘Tickets’ link.
Rapid Fire Theatre is pleased to announce that we’re adding another show to our monthly line up of hot improv at the Citadel Theatre.Starting Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.we’re introducing Maestro! — a high-stakes game of elimination that will see 11 improvisers compete for audience approval until there is only one left standing. And just to mix things up a bit, audience members can put their name in a hat and one lucky person will join the RFT cast on stage! That’s right the winner could be you! Or your sister! Or your dad! Tickets: $12 (plus service fee) in advance; $15 at the door. Held at the Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave. Advance tickets and more information are available at www.rapidfiretheatre.com
Bullfights, windmills, and an unlikely hero - this classic tale is told in a majestic spectacle of explosive dance. Follow Don Quixote and his trusty squire Sancho Panza on a journey which has enchanted ballet fans, young and old, for centuries. Based on an episode of Miguel Cervantes' literary masterpiece and originally created for the Bolshoi Ballet in 1869, it features a lively and vigorous symphonic score by Ludwig Minkus. Classical Ballet Production - Great for families. Jubilee Auditorium, Friday, Oct. 3 or Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. For ticket info, call 1-855-985-5000 or visit the website: http://www.albertaballet.com/
Citie Ballet opens its 2014-2015 Season of Song with a graceful portrait of one of jazz’s finest vocalists, Billie Holiday. Featuring choreography by Alysa Pires, An Homage to Billie Holiday is for lovers of both dance and music. But where you would normally only treat your ears or eyes, together they create a sensory experience unlike any other. Ballads such as “Strange Fruit” and “Body and Soul” were made famous by Holiday’s voice, a mix of rich tones and deep sadness. Citie Ballet’s program reflects Holiday’s own musical diversity, with the performance blending classical and contemporary dance forms. Citie Ballet will also be performing the turn-of-the-century Ballet Russes classic, Les Sylphides. Sylphs, or faeries, come to life at the whims of a poet. Together they dance in the moonlight, a romantic setting that one only finds in dreams. Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2:30 p.m.Timms Centre for the Arts, 112 St. and 87 Ave. Ticket info by calling 780-420-1757 or purchase online at: www.tixonthesquare.ca
Choreographer Christopher House has an intimate knowledge and fascination with the ensemble: a group of 11 extraordinary dancers that form the nucleus of his explorations of the dancing body. Christopher is also fascinated by music and in this beautiful dance, he is inspired by Steve Reich’s masterpiece Music for 18 Musicians, which changed the course of new music in 1976. Dance and music form an amalgamation of intense beauty; more than a conversation between the two, Eleven Accords is a magical union that celebrates and honours full-out risk-taking dancing. Presented by the Brian Webb Dance Company Wednesday, Oct. 8 and Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Timms Centre for the Arts, U of A campus, 87 Ave. and 112 St.Tickets: $35/adults; $20/students, seniors, available from 780-420-1757 or go online to: www.tixonthesquare.ca
The St. Albert Farmers’ Market is the largest outdoor market in Western Canada, attracting crowds of 15,000 – 20,000 each Saturday from June to October!June 14th marks the opening day for the 2014 St. Albert Farmers’ Market,with a bigger and better market than ever before. The market features more than 250 vendors, five special event days, and a variety of top market-quality products that are home baked, home grown, or handmade.Stop by the market to find:fresh produce;homemade baking; pickles and preserves;woodworking;farm fresh chicken;ethnic food;pottery;honey;arts and crafts;B.C. fruit;fresh fish;pork and beef;jewelry;stained glass;organic meats and produce, family entertainment;and much, much more! Come visit us every Saturday,rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Located on St. Anne and St. Thomas Streets, downtown St. Albert, in the heart of the Perron District. The St. Albert Farmers’ Market is classified as a Food Establishment: No smoking and no dogs are permitted, except for service dogs.The last outdoor market of the year takes place Oct. 11!
A benefit gospel concert supporting KINDRED HOUSE, Boyle McCauley Health Services.Live in concert – Nashville gospel recording artist Nancy Unsworth and Ransomed Union, withspecial music guests The Tapleys and Revive Gospel Singers.Featuring today's gospel music with sounds of the blues, country and the South!Friday, Oct. 3, doors open at 6:30 p.m., open seating. Refreshments served during intermission! Sturgeon Valley Baptist Church, 51 Woodlands Road. Open to all ages! Invite your friends! Wheelchair accessible. Cost: Freewill offering. For more info: www.nancyunsworth.com
Vendors, book your table now – they’re going fast – just like fall! The bazaar will take place Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info or to book, call Judy Smith, 780-445-4133. St. Albert 50+ Club, 7 Taché St.
New dancers welcome! The first three lessons are Oct. 2, 9 and 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. are free – and there is no obligation. The club runs at the Bon Accord Community Hall on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9:30 p.m., from Oct. 2 to April 16. Cost: $5/person per evening. For more info, contact Gary and Lois Wood at 780-973-6923 or Jack Spence at 780-906-3089.
Join us on Friday, Oct. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m.Tickets at door. Adults: $13; children aged 5-12: $7.Location: Hamlet of Carvel. Directions: Driving on Highway 16 (Yellowhead), turn south onto Highway 770. Drive south on Hwy. 770 for 4 km, then turn east onto Twp. 525A into the hamlet.For more information, contact Helen at 780-963-6973.
All ages are welcome to attend. Come hear inspiring speakers talk about their experiences and have Q & A time with the St. Albert area committee! Saturday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Victory Life Church, 90 McKenney Ave. For more info, contact: Debbie: 780-920-5945 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Victory Life Church: 780-460-5772 or email: email@example.com
A family night out! Turkey and dressing, potatoes and gravy, cooked veggies, variety of salads, pickles, sauerkraut and wieners and homemade pies! Two sittings: 4:30 and 6 p.m., come and go to 7 p.m. Tickets at the door: $15/person; $7/children 6 to 12; children under 6 admitted free! Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Elk’s Hall, 11823 – 129 Ave. Presented by Edmonton Royal Purple #22. For more information, contact: Olga: 780-59-8351 or Alice: 780-471-6509.
The panel will feature Charlene Bearhead, Lew Cardinal, Christie Pace, and United Church Moderator Gary Paterson. Tea and bannock and jam will served after the panel discussion.Monday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive. For more info, call 780-458-8355. No charge to attend, everyone welcome.
Paul Kane High School’s annual awards night will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Arden Theatre. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please call the school at 780-459-4405.
No matter the season, nobody can dispute the beauty of the North Saskatchewan River valley. Inspired by a variety of aspects, dozens of artists submitted artworks related to the capital region river valley for the juried exhibition Marking the Valley, sponsored by the River Valley Alliance and Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC. The exhibition represents parts of the river valley from Devon to Fort Saskatchewan, the stretch of municipalities that encompass the River Valley Alliance. Some artists worked realistically, looking at the valley from a distance, while others focused on objects and detritus they found on walks in the river valley. Several artists were intrigued with the concept of what a river means, while others abstracted meaning they found in nature. The exhibition opened Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Kaasa Gallery at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Exhibition continues until Oct. 7.
Frontiers is the story of Matt Heide's journey from Saskatchewan to Alberta. The call to go West in search of freedom, fortune and fame has shaped much of the culture of the West. For Matt, Edmonton has always represented the frontier towns of the storied Wild West. It's a place of opportunity but also the unknown and chaos – a city with endless possibilities. Runs from Sept. 13 to Oct. 18, with an opening reception: Saturday, Sept. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Council Gallery, 10186 - 106 St.
Jie Yang's Bubble-ware Series is inspired by architectural methods and has a sleek modern aesthetic. She combines unique design elements and functionality. In her exhibition, Bubble Invasion, Jie has designed a unique bell jar that has an internal handle made from two bubbles, drinking cups that play with the optical qualities of your beverage and a variety of pieces that combine multiple functions in one piece. The duplex fish bowl plays with the idea of splitting an interior space to increase its functionality. Creating an opportunity for a diverse landscape within one piece, which functions as a fish bowl and a terrarium simultaneously. The bud vase/oil lamps are a playful design that focus on playing with the optical qualities of the liquids it holds. Runs from Sept. 13 to Oct. 18, with an opening reception: Saturday, Sept. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Council Gallery, 10186 - 106 St.
Choegyal Rinpoche’s painted memories offer rare insights into the life of a Tibetan Lama and his spiritual community, as they leave Tibet in 1959 to seek refuge in India during the Cultural Revolution.Along the way, Choegyal documented his experiences in a number of paintings and drawings which comprise this exhibition. These works depict not only the sadness and suffering he endured but also joyful memories, as his group eventually found land to settle on.This exhibit, curated by Leah Carnahan, follows an emotional journey and uncovers a historical treasure. Exhibit runs from Oct. 2 to Nov. 1; opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. Curator’s talk and slideshow from 6 to 7 p.m. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, phone 780-460-4310.
Alberta is horse country in both myth and reality. Calgary Stampede and Spruce Meadows come to mind, attracting fame with genuinely world-class equine events. But, did you know the Remington Carriage Museum in Cardston has North America's premier horse-drawn vehicle collection... or that Strathcona County on Edmonton's eastern edge has the country's highest per capita horse population... or that Edmonton has the last city-owned stable in Canada... or that Alberta has more horse rescue organizations and more wilderness horse trails than any other province? Horses and horse lore are a curious, rare, yet deep theme to fine craft in Alberta. This exhibition presents creative and accomplished craft objects that are useable, wearable, ceremonial, visual, historical, and reflect the human-horse relationship. "Well in Hand" invited craft artists to explore their own horse connections - horse culture. Runs from Oct. 4 to Dec. 24,with an opening reception: Saturday, Oct. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Council Gallery, 10186 - 106 St.
Celebrate the Queen of Hearts in this feature pyramid opening event. Join some of your favourite characters throughout the day and take part in some of the family-friendly activities.Sunday, Aug. 24 from noon to 4 p.m.. This feature pyramid will be available for viewing until Oct. 5. Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A St. Regular admission fees apply.
Families with toddlers (between ages 2-4) are invited to come to the Library to explore different ways to play and the importance of a child’s right to play on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. Register in advance by visiting or calling the children’s desk at 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
By deftly manipulating clubs, balls, axes, machetes, and stinky shoes, while riding his giraffe unicycle, or making balloon origami, David Aiken, a.k.a. The Checkerboard Guy, will make you question the laws of physics. Experience the “controlled-insanity” when The Checkerboard Guy kicks off Horizon Stage’s Family Matinee series on Saturday. Playful and mischievous, his performances often start with an unexpected interaction before the show starts. Who is this unusual usher helping you find your seat and why is he making everyone laugh before they even sit down? The unconventional world of imagination spun by this roguish instigator is one part inspired insanity, one part interactive game, one part skillful demonstration, and one hundred percent infectious fun. He immerses his audience in an interactive arena that blurs the line between skill-based comedy performance and a bizarre game show – one in which everyone in the audience is invited to be a contestant. His extreme energy and crazy stunts will leave you rolling in the aisles! Saturday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m.,Horizon Stage, 1001 Calahoo Road on the west side of Spruce Grove Composite High School.Tickets may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave) or by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090. Tickets can also be bought online at www.horizonstage.comby clicking on the ‘Tickets’ link.
Film is powerful. It offers up new perspectives on the world. Opens windows to cultures, lives, ideas we may know little about. Films shown at EIFF are international, independent and eye-opening. The festival is about 'discovery', striving to uncover cinematic gems and celebrate unique new voices in independent filmmaking. EIFF is about films and the people who make them. From dramas, family movies, shorts and documentaries, movie-goers are sure to find something to delight in. Runs from Thursday, Sept. 25 to Saturday, Oct. 4. For a schedule, ticket pricing, programming and venues, visit www.edmontonfilmfest.com.
Jaw-dropping action. Heart-racing adrenaline.! Back for another installment of action-adventure sport films, the Radical Reels Tour continues to push boundaries of what is possible when the world’s top athletes tackle unchartered territory in remote destinations. We’re talking jaw-dropping bike jumps, nail-biting kayak drops, and mind-blowing powder that will leave you on the edge of your seat!Presented by The Banff Centre, this year’s hot ticket screening features some of the steepest, deepest, and fastest films from theBanff Mountain Film Festival. Quite simply, it’s a spectacular display of human ability and natural splendour. See you there, adrenaline film lovers!Arden Theatre, Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/adult; $15/student, plus fees. Call the box office, 780-459-1542.
For kids ages 2.5 to 5 years. Have you ever wondered what kinds of dishes your child could make in the kitchen with a little help? Discover a variety of enjoyable kid friendly cooking activities & recipes in this highly interactive session for you and your little one. The many talents of your “Little Helper” may surprise you! Thursdays, Oct. 2 to 23 from 10 to 11 a.m.Fees: Members: $55; non-members: $75. Check out our online calendar and Facebook page for up to date program information or cancelations, To register for programs or for more information contact us at: 780-459-7377; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.facebook.com/St.AlbertFRC.St. Albert Family Resource Centre,#10A 215 Carnegie Drive.
Kids in grades 1 to 6, join us for one of the world’s most popular hobbies: stamp collecting! Meet other kids excited about stamps and watch each other’s collections grow. Join us on Monday, Oct. 6 from 4 to 5 p.m.Register in advance by visiting or calling the children’s desk at 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
The library offers regular, introductory 60 or 90-minute computer classes free to St. Albert Public Library cardholders. We still have a few spaces available in the following October classes: Google Doc for Beginners on Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m.; Facebook and More on Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.; Google Calendar for Beginners on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.; Our 10 Favourite Apps on Oct. 23 at 2 p.m.; Introduction to Cloud Computing on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Check www.sapl.cafor other classes being offered later in the fall. Register in advance 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. 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 Friday, Oct. 3. RSVP: Everyone is welcome to attend! Please contact Jeffory Magson at 780-401-2517 or email@example.com if you would like to attend or invite a group.
Genealogy researcher Shannon Cherkowski will go beyond ancestry.com to show free helpful websites for your own genealogical research, as well as the best way to use these sites. This information is helpful to everyone from beginners to advanced users, and participants will get a handout with links and helpful tips. Shannon is a member of the Alberta Genealogical Society, and is well known for her work on adoption cases. Join us for her presentation onMonday, Oct. 6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.Register in advance at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Why pay for eBooks and eMagazine subscriptions when you can borrow them? If you are a magazine fan, come to the library to discover Zinio. With your library card and Zinio you can read full issues of popular, current magazines on your portable device. (We have 120 magazine titles available!) Come to this free Zinio demonstration onTuesday, Oct. 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. and we’ll show you how to get started. If you are interested in reading books online, come to the eBook and orientation on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. to learn how to check out and download our eBooks to your mobile device. Register in advance for one or both of these sessions at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
It can be a challenge finding books that you or your children are interested in. We will share resources and tips to help you find that next amazing read. We will look at author read-alikes, book discussions and appeal factors to help you create personalized book lists on popular fiction and nonfiction genres — everything from mystery to steampunk and from biographies to graphic novels! Join us for this informative session on Monday, Oct. 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. Register in advance at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street.
Help us commemorate the start of the First World War through two very special exhibitions. The Musée Héritage Museum is presenting exhibitions to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. The first exhibition recognizes the contributions made by those who served, introducing the visitor to the individuals who gave so much. The second exhibition looks at the impact of the war at home and what the community did to support the war effort. Joining Up: Our Men and Women in the First World WarIn spite of being half a world away, the battlefields of the First World War had a great effect on St Albert. Being such a young country, many of our citizens still had strong ties to their homelands and a passionate desire to defend them. European-born French, Belgian and Swiss immigrants were called home to serve and dozens of Canadian-born patriots rushed to sign up as well. Like so many other towns in western Canada, the impact on the small community was intense and long lasting. This exhibition remembers the contributions of the more than sixty young men and one woman from the St Albert area that left their homes and families to join up. Runs from June 17 to Nov. 16.The Home Front: Life in St Albert During the First World War What was St Albert like at the outbreak of the war and how did its citizens react to the conflict? Roughly ten percent of the population of this small, primarily Francophone, town went to serve in Europe. Those at home were let to keep the town running, raise money and supplies for the war effort and harvest crops to send overseas for the troops. They rallied to support not only the war effort but also each other in this time of stress and great loss. Through photos, news clippings and artifacts this exhibition looks at what life was like in St Albert leading up to and during the Great War.Runs from June 17 to Aug. 31. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, June 19 at 6 p.m. Musée Héritage Museum, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Website: www.MuseeHeritage.ca
For the past few months, the Musée Héritage Museum has presented exhibitions to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. The final exhibition of the series, Brigadier-General Raymond Brutinel and the Motor Machine Gun Brigade is on display from Sept. 9 to Nov. 16. This exhibition is the remarkable story of a remarkable man. After serving on one of the last sailing ships, the young Brutinel joined the French Military. In 1904 he moved his family to Alberta. His contributions to the fledgling province include serving as editor for Le Courrier de l’Ouest, Alberta’s first French language newspaper, surveying routes and resources for the Grand Trunk Railway, playing a central role in the development of the Coal Branch and building the Interurban Railway between Edmonton and St Albert. When the Frist World War began, he served in the Canadian Forces, creating the Motor Machine Gun Brigade which he tirelessly championed as a new tactical force in modern warfare. His brigade played a vital role in many crucial battles. During the Second World War, he continued the fight, working with the French resistance, to yet again free his homeland. Please join us for the opening reception and book launch on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. Join us for a special talk on Brutinel with historians Juliette Champagne and John Matthews on Saturday, September 27 from 7 – 8:30 p.m., in partnership with the St. Albert Library. Written by close family friends, Dominique and Jacques Baylaucq, Brutinel is the fascinating biography of a French immigrant to Alberta, Canada. In the early 1900s he made significant contributions to the fledgling province working as a newspaper editor, surveyor and railway builder before joining the Canadian Army and creating the Motor Machine Gun Brigade, a new tactical force in modern warfare. The book includes transcripts of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation interviews with Brutinel about his service during the Second World War. Join historians Juliette Champagne and John Matthews as they speak on Brutinel’s importance to the Francophone history of Alberta, as well as his ingenuity and contributions to the Canadian Forces during the Second World War. Reception and tour of the Brutinel exhibition to follow at the Musée Héritage Museum. Books (in both English and French) will be available for purchase. Please call the library at 780-459-1682 to register. Musée Héritage Museum, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Website: www.MuseeHeritage.ca
Glass Tiger reached musical stardom in the mid 1980's with their record selling debut recording The Thin Red Line which yielded hit songs "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" and "Someday". Both songs won successive JUNO's a year apart for "Single of the Year" and the group was nominated for a 1987 Grammy for "Best New Artist". Their second and third releases Diamond Sun and Simple Mission achieved platinum and double platinum status. With such a colourful past- world tours, hit singles, millions sold and sharing stages with some of the biggest acts of all time, Glass Tiger continue to play to enthusiastic crowds throughout North America.Wednesday, Oct. 1 or Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. both days, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
Jean-Philippe Tremblay, conductor; Conrad Tao, piano. Featured Repertoire – TAO: Pángu GRIEG: Piano Concerto BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique. Berlioz’s monumental masterpiece never fails to astonish and delight, its blazing romanticism providing the ideal contrast to Grieg’s beloved concerto. Piano soloist Conrad Tao's colourful overture was inspired by the separation of heaven and earth in Chinese mythology.Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Join us for Afterthoughts, a casual post-concert conversation in the main lobby with our guest artists, hosted by D.T. Baker. Saturday, Oct. 4at 8 p.m.,Join us for Symphony Prelude at 7:15pm in the Upper Circle lobby for an informative presentation about the evening's program.Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
For the past decade Acadian powerhouse trio Vishten have acted as Francophone musical ambassadors throughout the world. The Canadian trio has dazzled audiences with their fiery blend of traditional French songs and original instrumentals that fuse Celtic and Acadian genres with a modern sensibility of rock influence. They have released four albums, won numerous awards and have given more than 1000 performances throughout Europe, Australia and North America.Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m., 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
The exceptional musicianship and interpretive maturity of this young ensemble is astounding. Formed at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, The Dover Quartet brings a uniquely youthful enthusiasm and finely honed conviction to traditional classical repertoire that has catapulted them to international stardom.Since forming in 2008, they have won Grand Prize at the esteemed 2010 Fischoff Competition, swept the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, and is now Curtis’ first-ever quartet-in-residence. As soloists, they have appeared with some of the world’s finest orchestras. Together, the Dover Quartet delivers a passionate, professional and pristine sound that is simply remarkable.Arden Theatre,Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $35 plus fees. Call the box office, 780-459-1542.
Edmonton’s enchanting songstress, Krystle Dos Santos, will thrill you with her Motown soul revival – a tribute to Martha and the Vandellas,The Temptations, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and other legendary Motown artists. Winner of the 2009 Western Canadian Music Award for best urban recording of the year, Krystle Dos Santos will have you groovin’ to the soulful sounds of the 60′s and 70′s that defined a generation. Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. in The Club at the Citadel Theatre complex, 9828 – 101A Ave. Tickets start at $25.
With opening guest 100 Mile House. Widely recognized for his spirited songs, flawless musicianship and humorous anecdotes, Juno Award winner David Myles brings audiences to their feet with his enthusiastic stage show. Forging his own path as an independent artist who self-releases his own albums, the Maritime native has found great success breaking down genre barriers. With his latest double album In the Night Time, Myles goes from dinner party to dance party with tunes ranging from mellow, romantic folk songs to urban, beat-laden tracks produced by Canadian rapper, Classified.Edmonton-based 100 Mile House opens the evening with new music from Wait With Me. Their unique brand of original transatlantic folk has earned them a devoted following in the Canadian music scene and beyond.Arden Theatre, Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $28 plus fees. Call the box office, 780-459-1542.
Booker T. Jones set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity. On classic hits like "Green Onions", "Hang 'Em High," "Time Is Tight," and "Melting Pot" the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient pushed the music's boundaries, refined it to its essence and then injected it into the nation's bloodstream. Sound the Alarm, the new album from Booker T, finds the Hammond B3 Organ master looking ahead yet again, laying down his distinctive bedrock grooves amid a succession of sparkling collaborations with some of contemporary R&B's most gifted young voices.Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m., 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
Andrea Martin, the Emmy® and Tony Award® winning comedienne, delivers her one woman show Final Days! Everything Must Go!! with "distinctive comic voltage" in an evening of comedy and songs. Join Andrea as she sings favorite Broadway tunes, and shares stories about SCTV, her life, her career, and her famous Hollywood pals. The evening will include appearances by legendary characters Ms. Martin has seared into the public's conscience. Don't miss the chance to see the likes of Edith Prickley and Perini Scleroso on stage. Who knows, Grandma Berthe might even appear with Ms. Martin's 2013 Tony award for Pippin. With this appearance Ms. Martin will make her Western Canada stage debut as part of the Legends of Broadway Benefit Concert Series. She is delighted help raise funds for counselling, bereavement programs, newcomer settlement and seniors programming that Jewish Family Services makes available to more than 4,000 individuals and Edmonton families each year.Jubilee Auditorium, Sunday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. For ticket info, call 1-855-985-5000 or visit: www.ticketmaster.ca
George Canyon took the world by storm as runner up in the 2004 internationally televised performance competition Nashville Star. Since then he has sold over 375,000 albums and has been awarded with numerous industry accolades and achievements, including two JUNO awards for "Country Recording of the Year". In addition to his successes as a musician, George is an active philanthropist and was recognized with a "Humanitarian of the Year" Award as well as the Queens Diamond Jubilee for his endeavors. He is respected, well-loved and is regarded as one of the most successful entertainers in the country today. Celebrate and evening of music hits from the past decade with award winning Canadian Country Music Artist, George Canyon and his band. The much anticipated new album Decade of Hits will highlight the show complemented with George's personal retrospect of the last 25 years, sharing never before heard stories about his career so far. This is a must-see show for George Canyon fans. Monday, Oct. 6 and Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. both days, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
A casual listen to the Boz Scaggs discography makes one thing obvious: Boz Scaggs is both a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His explorations in blues and R&B, Rock and Jazz have produced lasting work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal following, and an enduring respect among musicians. With MEMPHIS, his first studio album in five years, Scaggs looks back musically and biographically. In addition to touring extensively with his own band, Scaggs continues to work with Donald Fagen and Michael McDonald as The Dukes of September, most recently a playing a 47-city tour to rave reviews, performing their own material along with R&B and Soul classics. Within that collaboration, throughout his career and especially evident in MEMPHIS, Scaggs' unique voice and trademark sound make plain his abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music.Jubilee Auditorium, Monday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. For ticket info, call 1-855-985-5000 or visit: www.ticketmaster.ca
The Edmonton Recital Society presents its first concert of the 2014/15 season with a performance focusing on the violin, both classical and jazz. The first half features violinist Mark Fewer performing solo baroque works by Schulhoff and Ysaye, and then he is joined by harpsichordist Jeremy Spurgeon for two Pandolfi sonatas. In the second half, he becomes jazz violinist Mark Fewer and is joined by local jazz musicians John Taylor on bass, Sandro Dominelli on drums and Andrew Glover on piano. The jazz portion includes works by Ralph Towner, Phil Dwyer, Luis Bonfa, Jan Jarczyk and Brad Turner. Mark Fewer is well known as a member of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, as a chamber music player and a jazz violinist. This will be a fun evening, set in a cafe-style setting at the Yellowhead Brewery. Juno award winner Mark Fewer has played around the world in performances of music from the early baroque to the avant-garde. Since 2010, Mark has been featured on eight new recordings, the most recent of which won the Juno Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. The work, entitled Changing Seasons, is a jazz violin concerto written especially for him by jazz great Phil Dwyer. Scored for big band, string orchestra and solo violin, the piece takes advantage of Mr. Fewer’s unique abilities as both a classical violinist and improviser. Tuesday, Oct. 7, the concert begins at 7:30p.m. at the Yellowhead Brewery, 10229 - 105 Street. Tickets are $45 (adults and seniors) and $20 (students).
Grindstone Theatre is excited to bring back this popular improvised musical! This two act improvised show defies all expectations with a different show every Friday night. There's no script, and no safety net! Improvised on the spot, with random ideas and suggestions from the audience, the cast creates characters and situations that go from funny, to intelligent, to downright silly, all in 90 minutes. Running every Friday evening at 11 p.m. at The Varscona Theatre, 10329 – 83 Ave., Ticket info available from 780-420-1757 or online at: www.tixonthesquare.ca
The teen line is a telephone and internet service manned by teens and young adult staff and volunteers, who have participated in a 40-hour training. They are available to talk, chat, or just listen when you want to talk to someone your age. Volunteers are between the ages of 15 and 25 years old and are trained to be there for teens and the issues that they face. Often just talking about what’s going on with someone who is non-judgmental and caring is all a person needs. If you need help or just want to talk with someone, the teen line is here. Teen line offers referrals for further support to youth organizations, counseling, social service agencies, and follow-up to those as the need dictates. Confidentiality, privacy and safety are of utmost importance and procedures are in place to build and maintain trust between the callers and the teen line workers. Volunteers obtain hands-on experience within a well-known Christian ministry. Many of the volunteers are college/university students who receive the training and donate dozens of hours, giving them credit in their college curriculum, preparing them for jobs in social work, pastoral care, chaplaincy or other types of community support job functions. Teen Support Line hours including phone and chat:Tuesday to Saturday 5 to 9 p.m. MST. Phone: 780-488-1414. Website: www.teensupportline.net
Are you ready for a change? Not sure how? Same old, same old, not working? Ready ... to make a commitment, participate, be open, be honest and listen? Then join us for four Tuesdays in October, from 10 a.m. to noon! Contact Fay about the Nurturing Opportunities for Wellness program at the St. Albert Community Village. Call 780-459-0585.
After the Great Schism of 1054, the Christian world split in two: the (Latin) West of Rome, the (Greek) East of Constantinople. Join this discussion with Myrna Kostash about what we share and what is different about the “two lungs” of Christianity. Thursday, Oct. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m.Please register by Oct 2.Cost: $20 (or $35 with optional dinner at 6 p.m.) Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Ave. Call 780-459-5511 to register. Payment required upon registration. Website:www.starofthenorth.ca
This workshop is designed to help you learn how to handle your anger effectively. The goal is to learn to express anger in a healthy way without hurting others, yourself or your relationships. By the end of the program, you will have practised and begun to integrate new behaviours in communication and personal problem solving and become aware of the underlying “triggers” for your anger. Topics included are: anger and its uses, sources of anger, understanding the anger cycle, becoming familiar with what makes us angry, learning alternative ways of expressing anger and dealing with rage, and learning how to use anger appropriately to enhance your relationships at work and in your personal life. Cost: $300/person.Runs from Oct. 2 to Dec. 4 (10 Thursday evenings) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Catholic Social Services East Office, 8212 – 118 Ave. in Room 035.Limited subsidies/payment plans may be available. For more info, or to register, call Kari Boult, FLP Coordinator, 780-420-6081.
Genetic testing is making big news. But what is it all about? Genetic councillors help people navigate their genetic testing options every day. In an interactive discussion, experts from the Stollery Children’s Hospital will offer insights into how our genes really affect us, and the pros and cons of genetic testing. Join us for this free, informative presentation on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Register in advance at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Join us for this FREE session and learn about the myths and realities, and how to reduce your risk of identity theft. Takes place Thursday, Oct. 2, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Call 780-459-0433 ext. 0 to register. St. Albert 50+ Club, 7 Taché St.
Centering Prayer is a method of prayer which prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer. Centering prayer is drawn from ancient prayer practices of the Christian contemplative heritage. This introduction will enable you to participate in one of the ongoing Centering Prayer Support Circles that meet in various locations in the Edmonton area. Please register by Oct 3. Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and five Wednesdays, Oct. 22 to Nov. 19, from 7 to 8 p.m. Cost: $150. (includes Sat. lunch) Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Ave. Call 780-459-5511 to register. Payment required upon registration. Website:www.starofthenorth.ca
Come out for fun, fitness and friendship and join the St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club for their Octoberfest walks. Ideally, come and walk the morning route, eat a hearty meal and then walk the afternoon route. Meal consists of bratwurst and sauerkraut and dessert. Food supplied at a nominal cost. 5- and 10-km for morning walk; 6- and 12-km for afternoon walk. Saturday, Oct. 4. Registration: 9 a.m.; start 9:30 a.m. Afternoon walk starts at 12:30 p.m. Location: Dawson Park, Edmonton. Directions: From north side of river in river valley: From Jasper Ave., south on 95 St. then left on Rowland Rd. at 90 St. From south of the city, north down Rowland Rd., cross bridge, right at 90 St. Watch for signs. Contact: Sharon Tchir 780-458-5769; firstname.lastname@example.org Visit our website: www.trekkerswalks.ca
Val Whitehead, a local member of Dying with Dignity, will be hosting a screening of this one hour documentary narrated by Christopher Plummer. The film explores the various viewpoints on medically assisted dying for those living with a terminal or incurable illness. A discussion with snacks will follow.Sunday, Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.,St Albert Community Village/Food Bank, 50 Bellerose Drive. Free (cash donation to the Village/Food Bank gratefully accepted). For more information contact: Val 780-458-9208 or email@example.com
There’s a good reason everyone is talking about mindfulness. It is recognized as an effective way to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, and handle negative thoughts. Mindfulness involves consciously bringing awareness to your here-and-now experience with openness, interest, and curiosity. Join our guest presenter, author and life coach, Laurel Vespi to learn the key principles of living mindfully and some basic practices to help you cultivate mindfulness in daily life onWednesday, Oct. 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.Register in advance at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
We are keeping the library open just for teens on Friday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.! Play video games on the giant screen, surf the Internet, read, work on a project, or simply relax. The choice is yours. We’ll bring the snacks; you bring a friend.We’d appreciate it if you RSVP to let us know you’ll be hanging out. Visit or call the library’s second floor information desk, 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Teen Movie Nights continue with our fall feature films. Drop by the library onThursday, Oct. 9 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.for an authentic theatre experience that includes popcorn and beverages. October’s film is Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (*Movies shown will be suitable for viewing by persons 13 years of age or older. Persons under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.) You can drop in or call 780-459-1682 to save your spot. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.