August 20, 2016
More than 30 years of … Fresh! Local! Fun! The St. Albert Farmers Market is among the largest in Alberta. This year it’s a bigger and better market than ever before. The market features over 250 vendors, five special event days, and a variety of top market-quality products that are home baked, home grown, or handmade. Check out fresh produce, homemade baking, arts and crafts, family entertainment, pickles and preserves, woodworking, farm fresh chicken, ethnic food, pottery, honey, B.C. fruits, fresh fish, pork and beef, jewelry, stained glass and much, much more. The outdoor market runsfrom 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday from June 11 until Oct. 1,along St. Anne and St. Thomas streets!
Some of Canada’s finest fiddlers will be in Morinville for this year’s national Grand Masters Fiddling Competition. The three-day event kicks off Friday, Aug. 26 with an Alberta Fiddle Legends Show & Dance at 7 p.m. The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition includes preliminaries and finals and takes place all day Saturday, Aug. 27.On Sunday, Aug. 28,come back for ‘Pancakes & Jam.’ There is no charge for the “jam”; however, there will be a nominal fee for breakfast. The Morinville Lions Club will be serving a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. Admission is free but there will be a donation jar with a $5 recommended fee for the breakfast. Bring your instrument and come and play. This 'Pancakes & Jam' is for everyone who has traveled from near and far for this great contest. A terrific way to wind up the weekend. The 'jam' part of it can start as soon as fiddlers start jamming, as early as 9 a.m. Jamming finishes at 1:30 p.m. All events take place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre, 9502 – 100 Ave., Morinville. For tickets, go online to: http://www.abcanadiangrandmasters.com/
Rumely Oil Pull: Strathcona Vintage Tractor Association 2016 Western Canadian Vintage Tractor Pull & Show
The Strathcona Vintage Tractor Association is hosting their 12th Annual Vintage Tractor Pull northeast of Sherwood Park (northwest of Ardrossan) on the weekend of August 27 and 28. This year we have renamed the event as the Western Canadian Vintage Tractor Pull and Show. We expect up to 100 tractors to be competing in ten classes from under 2,500 lbs. to 12,000 lbs. Our weight classes include four separate classes for lightweight tractors under 4000 pounds. Tractors must be stock 1960 and older to compete for prizes but we do provide demonstration pulling opportunities for non-stock tractors if requested in advance and all participants are welcome. We have a drive-on digital electronic scale for weighing. There are activities for all members of the family including horse and wagon rides, children's toy tractor pulling, a kid's play area, silent auction, vendor tent, static displays, various vintage farming demonstrations and a noon hour parade of power. Concessions for food and drinks will be provided along with washroom facilities. Grandstands and a large shelter tent will be on site for spectators. You are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs if you wish. Tours of the historic Bremner Mansion are offered by Strathcona County staff. We ask that visitors do not bring pets onto the site. An admission fee is charged at the gate when you enter. Location: Strathcona County's historic Bremner Farm, 53452 Range Rd 225. The Bremner Farm is 4.0 km north of highway 16 on the west side of range road 225. Tractor registration and weighing starts mid-afternoon on Friday, August 26 and continues into the evening and again on Saturday morning before pulling starts. We encourage weighing to be completed on Friday to avoid delays on Saturday morning. Pulling events start at 10 a.m. both mornings. Hauling trailers can be left on site over the weekend and some sites are available for overnight RV parking at no charge. Site security on Friday and Saturday nights is provided. Participants must attend a scheduled safety meeting on Saturday morning before pulling begins. Rules, weight classes, starting times, insurance conditions and other information is posted on our website at www.strathconavintagetractor.com. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28 at 10 a.m. Information: Phone Ellis at 780-922-6120 or Bob at 780-467-1513.
Get your family out of the city and into the Garden. No work or chores, just outdoor quality time with your loved ones. Come for one of summer's purest and most classic pleasures – the family picnic. Pack up the kids and a blanket and claim a spot. We'll provide the games, crafts and natural fun! Naturalists will be on site at the Calla Pond with ponding activities, children's crafts, and family games. Bring your own picnic food (no barbecues or alcohol, please), or purchase food at the Patio Cafe (sandwiches, soups, hot dogs, ice cream and other light fare). Sunday, Aug. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.at The Devonian Botanic Garden is located 5 km. north of Devon on Highway 60. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (780) 987-3054 ext. 2223. No registration required. Activities are free with regular admission on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. Extra charge for food and beverage, with proceeds going to the Alberta Mycological Society. Garden Season Pass holders and Friends of the Garden members get free admission for this event. Passes and coupons are eligible for this event.
When the missions of the summer are over, celebrate your reading success with the ultimate spy, James Bond! Dress up in your best spy outfit (no weapons, please), grab some popcorn, and join us for the newest Bond film on Sunday, Aug.28 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Rated PG for violence. For teens and adults. 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 West Country Hearth Attack is a cross country race that consists of six kilometres and about 20 obstacles. Grab a burger and a beer and enjoy live music in the beer gardens after the race. It takes place on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Calahoo, Alta. (15 min. west of St. Albert), with the first heat starting at 10 a.m., ages 14+. All proceeds from this race will be donated to West Country Hearth, an aging in place facility in Villeneuve. This facility includes "Harmony Haven", a dementia unit that houses a population of seniors suffering from all forms of dementia. Come out for a great day of fun that supports our local senior citizen population. Register by August 31 at www.westcountryhearthattack.com
The St. Albert Church of Christ invites you to join us on the last Wednesday of the month over the summer as we are hosting an a cappella gospel sing-along at Lions Park, Sir Winston Churchill Avenue and Taché St. Please join us on Aug. 31 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Check us out at stalbertchurchofchrist.org.
Our final month of ArtWalk features A Photographic Journey. Husband and wife team, Matthew and Jillian Mis, documented the steps of their growing relationship through photographs of their adventures together. Local band, Thursdays, will be on site to provide music in St. Albert Place for this ArtWalk on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.Art exhibits will be on display throughout the summer, and change monthly. Be sure to get your ArtWalk passport stamped to enter for monthly prize draws. You can pick up your passport at the library. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Join Terrell Edwards and friends for an electrifying performance paying tribute to Motown's finest!During the 1960s, Motown Records achieved spectacular success with the likes of The Temptations, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and The Jackson 5. Known for their sharp wardrobes, polished styles and crisp dance routines, Motown artists broke all ground when they transformed the sound of rhythm and blues and gave the music "soul." Terrell has released two solo albums and had two singles reach the Billboard top 200. Proceeds from the event support the Festival Place Cultural Arts Foundation’s mission of underwriting performing and visual arts in Strathcona County. Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
Let your dog cool off and splash around for a great cause!Grosvenor Outdoor Pool will be hosting its fifth annual dog swim in support of the Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS) on Monday, Sept. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is a simple donation to help support SCARS and can be monetary or be a new or gently used pet toy, blanket or towel. For a complete list of possible donations, please visit the SCARS website at scarscare.ca and go to the How You Can Help > Wishlist. We ask that you please bring your own clean up bags and pick up after your pet.For more information about donating, please contact SCARS at 780-466-SCAR (7227) or email@example.com.
Join us for a 5K fun run/walk – it’s Edmonton’s craziest family event! It’s a cross between “Running of the Bulls” and “Planet of the Apes.” Dress up, be a gorilla for a day!Saturday, Sept. 10that Corbett Field, 82 Ave. & 114 St., U of A. Purchase a gorilla suit with your registration and help save gorillas, all at the same time. The Edmonton Gorilla Run supports the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Society of Canada and their support in helping veterinarians in the field to save gorillas.Little Gorillas 1K at 9:30 a.m.; Creative Costume Contest at 9:45 a.m.; Gorilla 5K at 10 a.m. Registration Includes; snacks, beverages, music and more! Register online at: www.runningroom.com To find out more about this great family event, please visit us at www.edmontongorillarun.ca
The Sturgeon Foundation is proud to welcome Tommy Banks at a fundraiser to support local seniors accommodations. Tommy will talk about the power of music, especially for seniors, and will captivate the audience with an intimate performance on a grand piano. This is a fundraiser to support a new building in North Ridge, which will provide 42 suites by 2017 for waitlisted seniors. Join us at the St. Albert Inn & Suites on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are available through Tix on the Square for $50 each or tables of 8 for $350, including a gourmet buffet dinner. Call 780-420-1757 or visit www.tixonthesquare.ca
This exhibition brings together discoveries made by an international team of nearly 30 researchers – scholars of applied radiation sciences, anthropology, art history, biomedical engineering, as well as conservators, conservation scientists, forensic art historians, and curators – who worked together to examine nine historical paintings from the collections of the McMaster Museum of Art including works by Vincent Van Gogh, Alexander Rodchenko and Peter Paul Rubens’ workshop. The Unvarnished Truth: Exploring the Material History of Paintingsexamines these works of European art painted between c. 1520 and 1919 with accompanying research findings, and highlights the importance of technical art history, showcasing the lifespans of artworks as material cultural objects. The Unvarnished Truth: Exploring the Material History of Paintings is organized and circulated by the McMaster Museum of Art. The MMA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Museums Assistance Program, Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts Council. Presented at your AGA with the support of Capital Powered Art, an exhibition series sponsored by Capital Power Corporation. Exhibit runs to Sept. 18. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Summer gallery hours: Tuesday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,; Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday: closed.
Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective presents an exhibition of new works by internationally known artists Duane Linklater and Tanya Lukin Linklater. Featuring installation work by both artists, the exhibition explores notions of excavation in relation to the intellectual, environmental and cultural resources most immediate to the artists. Duane Linklater investigates the structure and materiality of the gallery wall itself, which includes gypsum, wood and steel, and considers the political implications of those materials as resources extracted in Canada. Tanya Lukin Linklater’s sculptural work excavates the Art Gallery of Alberta’s archival records to investigate the complex relationships of Indigenous peoples and artists to institutions, museums and galleries. A Parallel Excavation: Duane Linklater & Tanya Lukin Linklater is curated by Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective and organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta. Exhibit opens April 30 and runs to Sept. 18. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Summer gallery hours: Tuesday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,; Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday: closed.
Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact is the first major exhibition in Canada of the work of internationally renowned artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. It features film, sculpture, sound pieces and performances, and new work based on the artists’ research into western Canada’s prehistoric past. The works in the exhibition consider the nature of sound, music and the voice as a way to animate both natural forms and man-made artifacts and include the remains of dinosaurs, a piece of Hadean rock and the oldest musical instrument ever discovered. In the summer of 2014, Allora & Calzadilla made a research trip to Alberta, and visited the Burgess Shale and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. A main feature of this exhibition is the sculptural installation,Intervals, that is composed of transparent acrylic lecterns and dinosaur bones. These will be installed with Lifespan, a live vocal performance centered on a piece of the Earth's mantle from the Acasta River Gneiss (NWT) and estimated to be over four billion years old.The exhibition will also feature three films:Apotomē(2013),3 (2013) and Raptor's Rapture (2012), all of which stem from the artists' research into specific historical artifacts and their musical affinities. The Great Silence (2014), a three-channel video installation, focuses on the world's largest radio telescope, which transmits and captures radio waves to and from the farthest edges of the universe. Located in Esperanza, Puerto Rico, it is also home to the last members of an endangered species of parrots.Exhibit runs from June 3 to Aug. 28. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Summer gallery hours: Tuesday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,; Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday: closed.
Challenging fine craft that makes a social statement. From the original guilds, through utopian societies, arts and craft movements, hippy communes, to craftivism, there is a long tradition of craftspeople making both craft work and radical statements. Crafting Conscience examines some of the more compelling, complex and troubling social issues of our time. Topics include current issues happening both near and afar: the Syrian refugee crisis, environmental causes such as the conservation of natural habitats, greed and overconsumption, political freedom, gender roles and more. Exhibition runs from July 9 to Oct. 1. Artist Reception: 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 16. Albert Craft Council, Feature Gallery, 10186 - 106 Street, Edmonton. Website: www.albertacraft.ab.ca
Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and their Contemporaries from the Lanigan Collection
The young and audacious artists who called themselves the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood revolutionized the British art establishment of the nineteenth century with their medievalist aesthetic. John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and their fellow Pre-Raphaelites strove to uproot the teachings of the Royal Academy. At the same time Frederic Leighton, Edward Poynter and others championed them. Featuring more than 120 drawings by over 60 artists, Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and Their Contemporaries from the Lanigan Collectionencompasses the entire Victorian era, charting the broad evolution of British draftsmanship and illustrating the new appreciation developed for the art of drawing during the reign of Queen Victoria, from 1837 to 1901. It highlights a range of subject matter including simple figure drawings, medieval scenes from literature and Renaissance-inspired compositions. Exhibit runs from July 23 to Nov. 13.Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Summer gallery hours: Tuesday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,; Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday: closed.
In this project, fossilized shells perch, sphinx-like, on individual vapour spouts of ultrasonic humidifiers. Cool mist caresses the form of each fossil as if to disperse ancient mineral particles of the once-living form into, and beyond, the exhibition space. A new atmosphere is generated in which these particles appear to be inhaled and carried away by the viewer. The constant, gentle hum of the machines is accompanied by the smell of damp, prehistoric earth.Exhibit runs from July 23 to Nov. 13.Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Summer gallery hours: Tuesday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,; Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday: closed.
An exploration of architectural forms as vessels by Edmonton ceramic artist Ruth-Anne French. Get Lostis about having an experience without a guidebook. It is about wanting to reclaim and reconstruct an outcome and at the same time venture off into the unknown. It is about accepting the idea that devastation and ruin are built into human development. And lastly it is about possibilities.The medium of clay lends itself well to moulding and building. Visual and visceral experiences of working with clay can be turned into unexpected and extraordinary shapes and colours. The ceramic vessels in this series are constructed using moulds, extruded parts and thrown methods. They are a mix of design elements encountered in the urban landscape; numbers, colour, line, ornament and sometimes wreckage and decay decorate the surfaces.“For a long time I have been preoccupied with the urban structure of the city. Architecture, space, memory and emotion inspire my perceptions and glossy buildings, slick or deteriorated facades, blank doorways, concrete pathways and the jumble of different constructions inform my process.” – Ruth-Anne French. Exhibit runs from July 30 to Sept. 3. Reception: Saturday, Aug. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.ACC Discovery Gallery, 10186 - 106 Street, Edmonton. www.albertacraft.ab.ca
Margie Davidson (Edmonton) experiments with combining sun printed Hanji paper and stitched fabrics. In June 2015, through the Alberta Craft Council, Davidson had the opportunity to be a homestay host for two paper artists from Wonju, Korea. Edmonton and Wonju have a cooperative cities agreement, and the Korean artists were visiting to celebrate Craft Year 2015. The idea for this exhibition Small Works: Paper & Cloth was born out of Davidson’s longing to combine her sunprinted fabric and the sunprinted Hanji papers as a way to physically create a remembrance of this cultural exchange experience. “By spending time with the Korean artists, I saw Edmonton through new eyes. With a new bike and a newly retired husband, I explored the city and collected different leaves on my bike rides. Twelve different leaves from twelve different locations around Edmonton are represented in this exhibition.” – Margie Davidson. Exhibit runs July 30 to Sept. 3. Reception: Saturday, Aug. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. ACC Discovery Gallery, 10186 - 106 Street, Edmonton. www.albertacraft.ab.ca
A three-person exhibition with Mary Joyce, Paula Kirman and Juan Lopezdabdoub. These three visual artists are bold creatives who each bear witness and communicate their response to our world through their art. All three artists are political and make art to change people’s lives ... For Joyce, Kirman and Lopezdabdoub, political art needs to be seen and experienced. That age old phrase “you shouldn’t talk about religion and politics,” simply does not apply to those artists that want to change our world for the better." Reception on Wednesday, August 31st from 7 to 9 p.m.Artists in attendance. Location: Visual Arts Alberta_ CARFAC Project Space, 3rd Floor, 10215 - 112 Street, Edmonton. Gallery hours: WED-FRI 10-4 + SAT 12-4 / Closed Saturday, September 3 + 24. Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC's mandate is to inform, educate and advocate on behalf of the professional artist and the Cultural community they engage with.
With an artistic practice deeply rooted in traditional craft, Brenda Danbrook boldly crosses the border into the contemporary with her large-scale installation Reconstructions. Brimming with Canadian nostalgia, this immersive gallery installation features Danbrook’s own wheelthrown pottery, adorned with silkscreened historical images from the Musée Héritage Museum archive, which interplay with relics of times gone by. Familiar worn vestiges such as antique washing lines and reels, doors and windows reveal fractured impressions of the past. Through these thoughtful and poignant reconstructions we witness fragmented portraits of bygone people paired with everyday objects that remain behind, long after their owners have departed. The exhibition harnesses the idealism of past times, while speaking to modern culture’s constant cycle of replacing the old with the new, both literally and metaphorically. Reconstructions is beautifully powerful, prompting a unique emotional response for each viewer. It grasps at memories and moments, and offers reflections and distortions for us to ponder. Opening reception and Artwalk,Thursday, Sept. 1, 6 to 9 p.m. Art Gallery of St. Albert19 Perron Street, St. Albert. For more information on our exhibits and programs, visit artgalleryofstalbert.ca
Get your family out of the city and into the garden. No work or chores, just outdoor quality time with your loved ones. Come for one of summer's purest and most classic pleasures – the family picnic. Pack up the kids and a blanket and claim a spot. We'll provide the games, crafts and natural fun! Naturalists will be on site at the Calla Pond with ponding activities, children's crafts, and family games. Bring your own picnic food (no barbecues or alcohol, please), or purchase food at the Patio Cafe (sandwiches, soups, hot dogs, ice cream and other light fare). Activities are free with regular admission on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. Sunday, Aug. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Devonian Botanic Garden is located 5 km. north of Devon on Highway 60. For more info, call 780-987-3054, ext. 2223. Garden Season Pass holders and Friends of the Garden members get free admission for this event. Passes and coupons are eligible for this event. No registration required.
Did you know that the John Janzen Nature Centre is the oldest municipally-operated nature centre in Canada? Open since 1976, the John Janzen Nature Centre encourages visitors of all ages to have fun while learning more about the importance of Edmonton’s natural spaces. To celebrate these past 40 years, the Nature Centre invites you to come explore, learn and enjoy what all they have to offer. Exciting activities will be happening throughout the day – fun for the whole family!Sunday, Aug. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Regular admission fees apply. John Janzen Nature Centre, at Fox Dr. and Whitemud Dr.
If your child is one of the many students who will be riding a yellow school bus for the first time this year, your family is invited to join us for First Riders’ Night to learn everything you need to know about bus safety and rules for riding on the bus. Finish the evening off by going on a bus ride with your child. There is no admission charge, but parents are asked to pre-register their children. When registering, please specify which session (4:30, 5:00, 5:30) you will be attending. All first-time yellow bus riders, regardless of which school district they’re enrolled in, are welcome. Monday, Aug. 29, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Sir Alexander Mackenzie School, 61 Sir Winston Churchill Ave. Register at www.spschools.org/first-riders-night-2016.
The smells are sweet, the noise is big, the machines are giants and the fun is huge – it's Harvest Festival at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin. The Harvest Festival will take place rain or shine – check the forecast before you head out! What's happening inside the museum?Bread-baking demonstrations and tasting; Music by the Foggy Minded Mountain Boys; Children's crafts; Ropemaking; Farm house play zone. What's happening on the museum grounds?Threshing, plowing, binding, stoking and field work demonstrations; Stationary engine display; Free tractor rides; Wetaskiwin Farmers Market; Last weekend for Open Cockpit Bi-plane rides; Food vendors; Family Fun Zone; Pie Auction; Musical performances on entertainment stage in plaza. How will I get around? Tractor-pulled people movers for transportation on site. Limited number of scooters, wheelchairs and wagons available – first come, first served. Can I bring my pets?Pets are allowed on the grounds as long as they are on a leash; No pets are allowed in either of the museum buildings. When you visit: There are two admission windows at the museum's drive-through admission booth. To keep lines moving, one side will accept cash and site passes; the other will accept credit. Come early to avoid lineups. Parking is free. RV and motorcycle parking is available. Handicapped parking is limited. Special event pricing is in effect for the weekend. Admission is $15 for adults, $35 for a family (two adults and their children under the ages of 18), $12 for seniors and $7.50 for youth (age 7-17). Children six and under are admitted free. There will be an ATM onsite located outside the Museum Store.Join us Sept. 3 and 4. The Reynolds-Alberta Museum is located at 6426 40 Ave., Wetaskiwin. For information, call toll-free 1-800-661-4726 or visit the website: www.history.alberta.ca/reynolds/
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. The Edmonton Film Society’s winter series is: All Singing! All Dancing! The eight-film series is easy on the eyes and, given the (largely) gossamer plots, equally easy on the thought processes. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in sheer entertainment. A song may be given an unusual treatment (“Chattanooga Choo Choo” sung in Portuguese; a stately waltz may be followed by a scene with a little schmaltz. Imagination was brought to bear on the musicals’ settings. There’s covered wagons heading west, a pajama factory (no kidding), glittering Parisian night spots, the Rocky Mountains, and two South American cities. Don’t be surprised if, in the next morning’s shower, you burst into song. Monday, Aug. 29: The Pajama Game (1957, 101 min., colour, PG)Doris Day, John Raitt. A rousing version of the Broadway blockbuster, featuring most of the original cast. Setting: a pajama factory. Problem: a threatened strike for higher wages. Solution: a little romance, some laughs and some great songs and dances. Notable choreography by Bob Fosse. Directors: Stanley Donen and George Abbott. Films begin at 8 p.m. Royal Alberta Museum auditorium. 102 Avenue & 128 Street (parking is free). Ticket info:www.royalalbertamuseum.ca/movies/
The library regularly offers a variety of beginner computer training courses free to library members. This month we are offering: Introduction to the Internet in two parts onTuesday, Sept. 6 and 13 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; Getting Started with eBooks on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; Windows 10: Top Features, Tips and More on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Google Photos on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Introduction to Word Processing & Keyboarding on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; Getting Started with eMagazines on Wednesday, Sep 21 from 2 to 3 p.m.; App-a-teaser: Our Favourite 10 Apps on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 7 to 8 p.m.; and Mac for Beginners on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please see our website www.sapl.ca to register or to find more computer training opportunities offered through the spring. 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. A valid library card is required.
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Robert Bernhardt, conductor; members of the Edmonton & District Pipe Band; Vinok Worldance (Leanne Koziak, Artistic Director); Calvin Vollrath, fiddle; Métis Family and Child Jiggers; Annie Dugan, hula hoop (courtesy of Firefly Theatre & Circus); Annie Dugan (courtesy Firefly Theatre & Circus); Edmonton Chinese Dance Academy. Join us for a colourful, exotic and exciting evening of music from around the world, featuring some of Edmonton's premiere musicians, dancers, and performing ensembles. Of course, Symphony Under the Sky couldn’t possibly conclude with anything other than Tchaikovsky’s majestic 1812 Overture. Sunday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
Ruslana, the best-selling Ukrainian international recording artist of all time, performs her first full indoor concert in Western Canada. A cult figure in Ukraine, Ruslana’s ethno-pop music is inspired by the ancient culture of the Carpathians. Ruslana swept the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 with more than 100 million worldwide viewers. Her winning single and subsequent album saw widespread acclaim in over 25 countries. Live concerts and TV appearances from Canada to Siberia, Iceland to Greece, and Turkey to China followed. She went on to release an additional 9 successful albums. Besides her music, social commitment has always been an affair of the heart for Ruslana. She became a key figure of the mass protests known as 'EuroMaidan' in 2013/14 when Ukrainian citizens rallied peacefully against their government for an integration of Ukraine into the EU. Her extraordinary determination was recognized in thousands of worldwide articles describing her as the Heroine of Ukraine. Tuesday, Aug 30 at 7:30 p.m., Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. For ticket info: www.ticketmaster.ca
The next generation of young professional musicians brings the Edmonton Pops Orchestra onto the scene as academically trained musicians gone rogue. The Edmonton Pops is made up of musicians that work, live, and play in Edmonton, and because EPOP regularly arranges and orchestrates the music they play, every element of their music is distinctly fresh and local. Keen on creating an accessible experience, from light classical through jazz to contemporary, a performance by the Edmonton Pops is not one to miss. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m., 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
Rodriguez, the legendary singer-songwriter known only by his surname, is a self-taught guitarist. He began performing in bars and clubs around the city of Detroit in the 1960s, as the city suffered post-industrial urban decay. It was there that he recorded two studio albums, Cold Fact in 1969 and Coming from Reality in 1971. These compositions went unnoticed in the U.S. and Rodriguez eventually turned his efforts elsewhere, earning a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Wayne State University, running for political office and working construction and factory jobs to support his family. In the mid-1970s, his music gained airplay in Australia and New Zealand and he toured the area finding limited success as an overseas performer. Rodriguez was unaware that he had reached legendary folk-rock super stardom status in South Africa, where mistaken rumours circulated that he had perished. As it turns out, South African anti-Apartheid activists and musicians alike were inspired by his counterculture lyrics. In the late 1990s, South African fans finally sought him out, leading to the unanticipated renaissance of his music career. Their story is told in the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, which has given Rodríguez a new measure of fame in the U.S. and his music is now reaching audiences world-wide. Rodriguez now tours extensively in South Africa, Australia, Europe, and the U.S., where he takes thoughtful appreciation in greeting long-time fans, and a new generation of listeners who find common ground in his music. His albums, Cold Fact and Coming from Reality have since been re-released on Light in the Attic records and the Searching for Sugar Man soundtrack is available on Sony Legacy. He has perhaps one of the most unique true stories of fleeting fame finally realized. Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Thursday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. Ticket info from Ticketmaster: 1-855-985-5500 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Robert Bernhardt, conductor.This Labour Day long weekend, ATB Financial, the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra are excited to bring back the incredibly successful Symphony in the City! This event will be a chance for families to gather in a shared community experience in Churchill Square to celebrate our city's summer festival season with an explosive finale. Come early for activities in the square. Come experience some of Disney’s most well-known classic songs, performed by the ESO and supplemented by Disney animations appearing onscreen. The venue for the festival is Churchill Square, so remember to bring a chair! This year’s Symphony in the City features a range of Disney classics, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, The Jungle Book, and much more! Festival activities begin in Churchill Square at 5 p.m. on Friday, and at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Free admission. No tickets required. Please bring your own seating. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. You should bring: Low back beach style chairs not more than 8” in height off the ground are suggested seating to bring. Higher chairs must sit in the back to avoid obstructing the view of others. You may use a blanket or tarp, but please note that the surface of Churchill Square is concrete. Individual 6'x3'. Couple 6'x6'. Maximum cooler size: 22" long x 15" high x 15" wide. Larger coolers will not be permitted on site. Water; sunscreen; hats and sunglasses; jackets; ear plugs (for sensitive ears). Food vendors and concessions will be available, selling a variety of food and drink. If at all possible, all performances will take place outdoors. Any notice of venue change or cancellation will be posted on this website and our Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/edmsymphony and noted in a recorded message at 780-428-1414 and 1-800-563-5081. Please check http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/current-traffic-disruptions.aspx for updated road closures due to construction or the International Triathlon event. Parking is available throughout the downtown core. Charges do apply where indicated. Street parking is free after 6 p.m. where indicated. Consider car pooling or using alternative means of transportation. The closest LRT stop is Churchill Station. Regular scheduled bus service will also be available.
Boy and Girls … The Boxmasters! Billy Bob Thornton is best known as an Academy Award-winning actor and filmmaker, but his first love has always been music. Alongside Teddy Andreadis (keyboard), J.D. Andrew (guitar) the Boxmasters create a sound rich in rhythm and story. Together they have released six studio albums including their newest Boys and Girls… and the World which was released on Aug. 9. With a mix of British Invasion influences, L.A. rock and southern styles, including a taste of hillbilly, a night with the Boxmasters is a musical storytelling experience not to be missed. Friday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m.,100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
Drop-in curling: $120 for the season. Meets once a week: Thursdays at 2 p.m. at the St. Albert Curling Rink. Open to people of all ages; free instruction for first-time curlers. Choose your own delivery style. To register, or for more info, call Darrell Roth at 780-916-2318.
Pickleball can be played by anyone at any age. It is an especially good game for seniors, since the court is smaller and the ball is slower than in tennis. Pickleball is an easy game to learn and play, no matter what your fitness level. Interested? The St. Albert Pickleball Club has over 100 members and continues to grow. We play at indoor and outdoor locations in St. Albert all year round. Our aim is to promote a healthy lifestyle, continuing physical fitness and good community citizenship. We offer free lessons and provide the equipment for them. Still interested? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New York Times calls it "the best musical of the century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. With standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language. For more information, visit BookofMormonTheMusical.com. Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Running Sept. 13 to 18: 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Runtime: 2 hours, 30 minutes; 15 minute intermission. Ticket info from Ticketmaster: 1-855-985-5500 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
Come out for fun, fitness and friendship and join the St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club for a walk through the beautiful river valley with great views of the city. This walk passes the Legislature Building. Lots of parking at Kinsmen Centre and washrooms available. 6- and 10-km available. Rated 2B. Tuesday, Aug. 30. Registration: 6:30 p.m. Start: 7 p.m. at the Kinsmen Sport Centre, 9100 Walterdale Hill. Directions: Going down Walterdale Hill Road, turn left into Sport Centre. From Gateway Blvd. right onto Saskatchewan Dr. and sharp left onto Queen Elizabeth Park Rd. down the hill and go straight into the Kinsmen parking lot. Contact: Lou Arsenault 780-249-5860; email@example.com For more information on this and other walks www.walkalberta.ca; like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/st.alberttrekkers/