Presented by Alberta Ballet. Transport the entire family to 19th century Russia with the magic of this beloved holiday favourite. Set to Tchaikovsky’s treasured score, this spectacular multimillion dollar production delights with glittering sets, lavish costumes, and enchanting dance. Before each show, join us for a wonderland of activities, making your experience SugarPlum-tastic! Don’t miss the Sugar Plum Parties one hour before every performance featuring Klara's Closet, where boys and girls of all ages can play dress-up with costumes from The Nutcracker, arts and crafts stations, where kings and queens are made, and the Storybook Corner, where the whole family can enjoy this timeless original tale. Jubilee Auditorium.Performances: December 12, 13 & 14 at 7 p.m., and December 14 & 15 at 1:30 p.m.For ticket info, Box office: telephone 780-428-6839 or email email@example.com Hours of operation 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekday performance days. Closed weekends and statutory holidays. For more info, visit: http://www.albertaballet.com
By Andrew de Lotbiniere Harwood and presented by Mile Zero Dance. Using methods inspired from the controversial American composer John Cage, Harwood will be joined by a handful of collaborators including Charity Chan (music),Yan Lee Chan (lights) and Edmonton improvisers Lin Snelling and Gerry Morita.Cage’s innovative structures of creating using chance operations, indeterminacy and unpredictability are in alignment with Harwood’s work methods and will play a vital role in the performance of this work, which is both structured and improvised. Focusing on the Sonatas and Interludes composed by Cage on prepared piano, Harwood and his colleagues will create a spontaneous performance weaving together light, music, set and movement.Charity Chan is one of the few artists in Canada who can play Cage`s compositions on prepared piano, and she will accompany Harwood and his team interpreting the Sonatas and Interludes while interspersing periods of silence or periods of John Cage speaking.Runs Dec. 13 and 14 at 8 p.m.,in the Second Playing Space, Timms Centre for the Arts, 87 Ave. and 112 St.Tickets: $15 for MZD members, $20 for non-members and can be purchased at the door.Visit www.milezerodance.comfor more information.
Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories. Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well as appropriate fit within a category. The winners will be announced at the 2014 Alberta Book Awards Gala in Calgary in the spring. Prizes of $1500 are awarded to published entries in the following categories: R. Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction;Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction;Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry;Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama (published or produced).In addition, four prizes of $700 are awarded to unpublished and published entries in the following categories:Amber Bowerman Memorial Travel Writing Award (unpublished);James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction (published);Howard O'Hagan Award for Short Story (published);Jon Whyte Memorial Essay Prize (unpublished).The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is a non-profit organization that represents both professional and emerging writers in Alberta. Their mission is to inspire, connect, support, encourage and promote writers and writing, to safeguard the freedom to write and to read, and to advocate for the well-being of writers.The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2013.For more information and submission guidelines, visit www.writersguild.ab.ca
We at Teatro love traditions as much as anyone, maybe more so. So we’re bringing a delightful one back for the holidays!A merry company of Teatro revellers will bring you a heartwarming program of seasonal music, comedy, and all that lies between. Carols both secular and otherwise, a fireside reading by Jeff Haslam, and not one, but three holiday playlets by Stewart Lemoine: a brand new festive treat, a revival of the brief and impossibly romantic Christmas in Patagonia, and the exciting madcap return of The Nutcracker Unhinged wherein characters from Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet are set loose in Old Strathcona. In addition to those already mentioned, the company for this special presentation also includes Shannon Blanchet, Rachel Bowron, Mathew Hulshof, Kendra Connor and Andrew MacDonald-Smith, plus Stephen Delano at the keyboard and surprise guest vocalists. Wassail! Wassail! Visions of Sugar Plums indeed! Four performances only: Dec. 12 to 14 (Thursday through Saturday) at 7:30 p.m., as well as Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. All seats are $26/regular/ $23/seniors, students; $21 for patrons purchasing or renewing subscriptions for 2014. Call now to reserve: 780-433-3399, voice mailbox #1. Or call 780-420-1757, or purchase online at www.tixonthesquare.ca
Celebrate the holiday season with turkey dinner with all the trimmings (including eggnog and wine) – and entertainment too!Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 12.Takes place Thursday, Dec. 19; the fun goes from noon go 2 p.m. Tickets: $25. Call the St. Albert 50+ Club at 780-459-0433. You may purchase your tickets by phone using your credit card. Location: 7 Taché St.
Santa Claus will visit and free pictures with all the children will be available. Enjoy Tim Hortons coffee, hot chocolate and donuts and door prizes too! Please bring only gently used or new clothing and toys and only non-perishable food items. The Salvation Army and St. Albert Food Bank will be there to collect all donations.Sunday, Dec. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the St. Albert Community Hall, 17 Perron Street. Hosted by the Sharon Josey Team, Remax Real Estate.
Pottery is an integral part of human existence around the world. As long as 2,000 years ago pots were being made in Alberta. The province's current clay scene features a rich array of classic, innovative and experimental work by studio potters, as well as prominent clay projects and educational programs. Potworks features creative tableware and ceramic work related to cooking, dining and celebration. From centrepieces to full place-settings, tagines to chicken roasters, casseroles and so much more. More than 100 pieces are featured by 28 Alberta potters. Studio pottery is thriving in Alberta and it is particularly exciting to see so many "youngsters" embarking on studio practices with some really unique work. Runs from Oct. 5 to Dec. 24 with the opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. Feature Gallery, Alberta Craft Council 10186 - 106 St.
This exhibition showcases Marc Chagall’s 42 full-colour lithographs that illustrate the tale of Daphnis and Chloé, a classical romantic fable written in the second century CE by the Greek poet Longus and one of the most popular of the Greek pastoral romances in Western culture. With their vibrant colours and technical brilliance, Chagall’s illustrations are considered his most important works among his vast graphic production. Lauded by his contemporaries—Picasso called him the best colourist since Matisse—Marc Chagall is one of the pioneers of modernism. Instead of following one of the major 20th century pictorial trends, Chagall developed a unique symbolic representation and a style all of his own— presenting an ethereal and richly coloured vision of the world. While his works were mythical and fantastical in appearance and subject matter, he drew inspiration from the everyday and infused his works with spirituality and sentiment.On view until February 17, 2014.CHAGALL: Daphnis & Chloé is organized by the National Gallery of Canada and is part of the National Gallery of Canada at the Art Gallery of Alberta program.Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square. For more info, including hours and admission fees, visit the website: www.youraga.ca
This exhibit spans five decades of Inuit artworks, created by more than 50 artists from 22 different northerncommunities across Canada’s arctic. Showcasing a variety of media, which include stone and antler carving, whalebone sculpture, prints, drawing and select ceramic and textile works, thisexhibition highlights the persistence of mythological and spiritual figures in Inuit art. Images ofangakkuq, the shaman and mediator between the spiritual and physical worlds, sea women, drum dancers and scenes of transformation are common in these works. Angakkuq: Between Two Worlds; Spiritual and Mythological Figures in Inuit and Inuvialuit Art is organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and guest curated by Bill and Michelle Tracy, members of Edmonton’s Inuit Art Enthusiasts: a group of collectors who have generously loaned the works in the exhibition. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square. For more info, including hours and admission fees, visit the website: www.youraga.ca
Explore St Albert through the lens of our youth! Along with their photos, we invited younger members of the community to tell us why they chose the subject of ‘play’ in St Albert. The words and images of youth from grades 3 to 12 are featured in Take Your Best Shot.Come to see what creative places they’ve chosen to photograph. Please join us for a special reception on Friday, Nov. 29 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., the prize presentation begins at 7 p.m. Gift cards to McBain Camera will be awarded to the top three photos in each group: grades 3 to 6, grades 7 to 9 and grades 10 to 12. Exhibit runs from Nov. 26 to Jan. 12, at the Musée Héritage Museum is located at 5 St. Anne St.
VASA’s annual Christmas show features all our artists! Interested in buying art for Christmas? We have many small works from many VASA artists, residents and otherwise. Come for the opening reception or just come in and see the show, which continues into January. Runs from Dec. 3 to Jan. 24. Meet the artists Saturday, Dec. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m.VASA in the Hemingway Centre, 25 Sir Winston Churchill Ave. Telephone 780-460-5993. Gallery hours: Tues. to Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays until 8 p.m., Other times by chance or by appointment, 780-460-5993.
"Iconic" characterized by 'fame', culturally someone or something admired as an icon. "Canuck" an affectionate, friendly or patriotic slang term for Canadian people, when used by Canadians.In a series of symbolic and sometimes humorous paintings, Canadian visual artist, Brandy Saturley, brings into view a broad range of Canadian cultural Icons. Personalities, pastimes, symbols and the landscape, as depicted through the artist’s social commentary on being a 'Canuck'. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.Exhibit runs from Dec. 5 to Jan. 25 at theVAAA Gallery, 3rd floor, 10215 – 112 St. Note: Gallery closed from Dec. 20 to Jan. 8.
Learn about the secret lives of the Morphoids, where they live, what they eat, and how they procreate! The exhibit consists of informational panels, photographs, actual Morphoid specimens, and a video presentation, Morphopodia: A Strange New World in Our Own Back Yard. Please join us for the most comprehensive exhibit by the IMR to date! Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.Exhibit runs from Dec. 5 to Jan. 25at theVAAA Gallery, 3rd floor, 10215 – 112 St. Note: Gallery closed from Dec. 20 to Jan. 8.
The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts in Edmonton provides a supportive place where people with developmental disabilities can become practicing artists. The exhibition, Fruits Off the Looms, will feature an array of mixed media, clay and fibre works created by artists from the Nina Haggerty Collective. Featured artists include; Karen Baum, Scott Berry, Tabatha Blanchette, Dominique Bugeaud, Leona Clawson, Kelsey Hawkins, Ken Hayward, Colleen Honish, Jasmine Moman, Sherri Platts, Vanessa Ryl and Scott Steinwandt.Exhibit runs from Dec. 5 to Feb. 1., opening reception on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, phone 780-460-4310.
InBeyond Traditions, Rachelle LeBlanc creates hand hooked tapestries using innovative fibre hooking techniques, developed throughout her career as a visual artist. The exhibition features impressionistic, figurative works by LeBlanc that explore themes of family, childhood and innocence. Exhibit runs from Dec. 5 to Feb. 1., opening reception on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, phone 780-460-4310.
Escape the icy grip of Jack Frost with a trip to this festive feature display. This seasonal show will feature hundreds of Poinsettias in a spectrum of colours and shapes, accented by snowflakes, icicles, and intricate frost patterns on the pyramid glass. Running from Nov. 23 to Jan. 5.Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A St. Regular admission fees apply.
You can come help light up Christmas for those less fortunate this holiday season. Come view the Christmas light display from 5 to 10 p.m. daily, Dec. 1 to 24. Santa’s first stop will be at 4 Swallow Crescent! Please bring a donation for the St. Albert Food Bank and/or donations for the Bag of Hope campaign to help Edmonton’s homeless. Visit www.bagofhope.ca for more information.
Enjoy the colourful lights and displays as you drive down Elliot Place or walk under the arches lining the cul-de-sac. Non-perishable food donations for the St. Albert Food Bank are greatly appreciated and can be deposited in the designated box at 9 Elliot Place during the month of December.
Come celebrate the holidays with us and join us for this festive program! Step back in time to a Christmas’ past. Gather your friends and family for some quality time in celebration of the season and unwind at Fort Edmonton Park’s winter wonderland. Christmas Reflections is a great way to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. View charming Christmas displays, savour a warm cup of cider or hot chocolate, visit costumed interpreters along 1905 and 1920 Street, sample baking from the wood stove, construct Christmas crafts and much more.Runs fromDec. 4 to 23: weekdays from 5 to 9 p.m. and weekends from 2 to 6 p.m. at Fort Edmonton Park. Excludes Dec. 7, 9 and 16. For additional info, or to purchase tickets, go to: www.fortedmontonpark.ca/events/christmas-reflections/
Free hot chocolate is served evenings in the rotunda, with Alberta choirs performing every evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and school groups performing weekdays at noon. Admission is free. Website: assembly.ab.ca
This modern take on the classic children’s tale is back. Watch the story of Willow and her father as they dive into her favourite book, The Velveteen Rabbit. Willow leads her father and the audience through her own version of the rabbit’s quest to become real. This family show is not to be missed by children and adults alike!Runs from Dec. 6 to 24 at Fort Edmonton Park. For ticket info, visit: www.fortedmontonpark.ca/events/the-velveteen-rabbit/
Free hot chocolate is served evenings in the rotunda, with Alberta choirs performing every evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and school groups performing weekdays at noon. Admission is free. Website: assembly.ab.ca
How does culture influence art and artists? What kind of culture or traditions do you know? Look, learn and share stories about artworks in the Gallery to determine how they might relate to you and your own culture and traditions. Drop-in Wednesday mornings for these family fun adventures with art! Visits include gallery explorations, art-making, story-telling, and more! Each art adventure has a different theme related to current exhibitions and promotes early childhood learning skills such as literacy, numeracy, community awareness and creative expression. For kids aged 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 10 to 11 a.m.Free with gallery admission. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square. Visit us online: www.youraga.ca
You won’t find any video games here. You’ll find the old games, the great games, and the BEST games! Learn a new game, or play one you’ve loved for years. Kids in grades one to six are invited to come down to the Library each month for some games that are fun AND make your brain work. Next meeting is onThursday, Dec. 12 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, 5 St. Anne Street.
Do you know a pint-sized artist who loves to paint, draw, stamp, cut and paste? Preschool Picasso offers creative art-making experiences in an art studio setting for children aged 3 to 5. These fabulously fun classes foster self-expression, art appreciation and skill development. Please note that Preschool Picasso now takes place in the gallery basement.Through a variety of art activities and free play, children will learn about art in their own way! P.S. Hey kids! Please bring an old shirt and an adult to Preschool Picasso! Next class:Over & Under: With inspiration from Fruits Off the Looms and Beyond Traditions, learn simple weaving techniques using an assortment of nifty materials! Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $8/class.Registration required: call 780-460-4310 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron St. Cost: $12, ($10 for Arts and Heritage members).
Come gather ‘round the Christmas tree for some timeless tales, creative crafts and festive fun to kindle your Christmas spirit. This program is for kids in grades one to sixon Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Space is limited, please register in advance by visiting or calling the children’s desk at 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street.
Book Buzz is a reading challenge for kids!From Dec.15 to Jan. 31we will count how many pages we can read. Read a book at your reading level and record the pages in your Buzz Journal. It’s Kids vs. two Librarians and we will crown the winners (literally) at our final party on Feb. 1! To start Book Buzzin’ come and sign up in person at the children’s desk on the main floor. St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street.
Contemporary fibre hooking as a creative tool for self expression! This one-day class with fine craft visual artist, Rachelle LeBlanc, is suitable for all experience levels. Beginners learn the basics of the hooking process and the more experienced will learn advanced techniques. Cost includes a hooked tapestry kit containing a landscape pattern, a rug hook and wool, and take-home instructions to continue further exploration. Participants are asked to bring a 12” or 14” embroidery hoop, a pair of fabric scissors and a bag lunch to the workshop. Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m., Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron St. Cost: $140 ($126 for Arts & Heritage members). Registration required. Call 780-460-4310 or email email@example.com The Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron St.
The speakers will be club members Steve Knight and Gerald Romanchuk. They will present “Twithchin the Year Away” with stories and photographs of their adventures in chasing birds in Alberta, B.C., and Ontario in 2013. Come and meet your Christmas Bird Count Zone Captain and obtain details of Count Day: Dec. 15.Meeting will be held on Friday, Dec. 13.Please join us at 7 p.m. for refreshments, 7:30 for the presentation. Location: The King's University College, 9125-50 St. (rear entrance). Parking is free and plentiful. Admission is by donation. If you have any questions/concerns please contact: Alan Hingston at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 780-459-6389.
This exhibition focuses on ornamental seeds "disguised" as beads in jewellery, trinkets and ornaments. Seeds, like people, have many interesting facets to their complex biology. Travel, chemistry, medicine and industry are part of the stories of the ornamental seeds in this exhibition. Aspects of seed biology and the plants they come from are revealed. This bilingual travelling exhibition is on load from the Royal Ontario Museum. Runs until Feb. 23 in the Spotlight Gallery at the Royal Alberta Museum, 12845 - 102nd Ave. For information regarding times and admission fees, call: 780-453-9100 or go online to: www.royalalbertamuseum.ca
This exhibition showcases 24 photos of species at risk in Alberta, with accompanying information about each species and ways that people can help to conserve them and their habitats. The exhibition aims to make people aware of the variety of species at risk in Alberta and is on loan from the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division of the Alberta Government. Runs from Nov. 24 to March 16 in the Orientation Gallery at the Royal Alberta Museum, 12845 - 102nd Ave. For information regarding times and admission fees, call: 780-453-9100 or go online to: www.royalalbertamuseum.ca
With an insightful wisdom that belies her sweet voice, Winnipeg’s Chantal Kreviazuk has become one of Canada’s top music artists. This Juno Award-winning Canadian superstar songwriter returns to perform hits and holiday songs with the backing of the full Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.,Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
In Sweden, Dec. 13 is St. Lucia Day and A Joyful Noise is going to fill the cathedral with candles, warmth, and beautiful Christmas music. The two choirs of A Joyful Noise are coming together in concert to celebrate Lucia’s special day while singing the music of J.S. Bach, Gustav Holst, John Rutter and the Swedish conductor and arranger Anders Őhrwall. They will be joined by soloists, instrumentalists, and a special appearance by St. Lucia herself. Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral, 10035 - 103 St.. Tickets ($10) are available by calling 780-420-1757; online at: www.tixonthesquare.ca or at the door.
Enjoy beautiful Christmas music performed by local choirs, Jeremy Spurgeon and John Tessier in support of the Christmas Bureau. Sit back and enjoy the exquisite talent or sing along if you wish! Friday, Dec. 13 from noon till 1 p.m.at the Winspear Centre in downtown Edmonton. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. so arrive early as seats fill fast for this holiday tradition. Seating is general admission on the day of the event. We are unable to pre-book tickets or seats. Admission is by donation and on a first-come basis. For more information, please contact the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton at 780-414-7691 or visit their website at christmasbureau.ca.
With special guests: The Richard Eaton Singers. The choir along with the 42-piece RCA Band will perform several eclectic works from the responsorial classic O Magnum Mysterium to the popular carol Hark the Herald Angels Sing and gospel number The Water Is Wide. In addition, to the full band, smaller ensembles from within the band will also perform. They include The McSquintys, a Celtic ensemble; the Brass Quintet and the Pipe and Drum Band. Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.at the Winspear Centre. Free admission. In the lobby, donations will be accepted to Solider On, a Canadian Forces initiative to ill and injured personnel. It provides a range of programs from medical care to vocational assistance to social support and counselling.
On a cold, wintry night, warm up to the rich and sophisticated voice of Meaghan Smith. She will be joined by her full band to perform contemporary, re-imagined Christmas tunes from her album, It Snowed, along with retro-tinged classics.A musician with a deep love for the festive season, Smith drew inspiration from the ‘20s, ‘30s, and ‘40s to create songs that sparkle with merriment.Smith’s vintage soundhas already earned the rising star a Juno Award and the privilege of touring with k.d. lang. Her music takes you to a colourful and imaginative place of unfettered joy. Arden Theatre, Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $32 plus fees. Call the box office, 780-459-1542.
Some of Alberta’s finest jazz musicians, many of whom are award-winning recording artists, comprise The Craig Brenan Big Band. Led by trombonist, composer, and educator Craig Brenan, this ensemble of musicians presents a lively, jumpin’ jazz interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite as arranged by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Its legendary score, Dance of the Reed Pipes becomes Toot Toot Tootie Toot, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is rechristened Sugar Rum Cherry, and swingin’ solos add a festive twist to other classic holiday favourites. The Craig Brenan Big Band heats up the Arden’s Christmas season with brass a-blazin’. Arden Theatre,Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $35 plus fees. Call the box office, 780-459-1542.
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
Directed by Bob Baker and Geoffrey Brumlik. Based on the story by Charles Dickens. Edmonton has embraced Tom Wood’s brilliant adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, and the tradition continues this year for an unprecedented thirteenth season. With an unforgettable story, rich cast of characters and dazzling special effects,A Christmas Carolis exceptional family entertainment.Runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 23at the Citadel Theatre complex, 9828 – 101A Ave. For ticket info, call 780-425-1820. For more details, visit: www.citadeltheatre.comRecommended for Children 7+
By David Auburn. Is there a link between genius and madness? Catherine worries that she may have inherited both. Proof, the 2001 Pulitzer Prize winning play by David Auburn, is also a story about human relationships, suggesting that trust and love can be as difficult as establishing the truth of a mathematical proof. Runs Dec. 4 to 14 at 8 p.m. (Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.) at Walterdale Playhouse, 10322 83 Ave. Ticket info available by calling 780-420-1757 or purchase online at: www.tixonthesquare.ca Ticketscan also be purchased at the door (cash only) one hour prior to each performance.
Sterling Award-winning Surreal SoReal Theatre has commissioned six writers to adapt the works of renowned French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre in follow-up to the acclaimed 2010 production Beckett’s Shorts. The company joins with playwrights Jason Chinn, Darrin Hagen, Amber Borotsik, Nicole Moeller, Jon Lachlan Stewart, and Josée Thibeault, writing in both French and English, making this Surreal SoReal Theatre’s first bilingual production! Audiences will see Lulu struggle with the decision to either stay with her impotent husband or run away with the virile but obnoxious Pierre, while young Lucien questions his sexuality and humanity. Three men await their deaths in a prison cell, and a sociopath takes to the street to take five victims, then himself. Sartre’s Shorts is a twisted kaleidoscope of sex, blood, and revolution set within the subconscious of Sartre himself. Under the direction of Dave Horak, the show features choreography by Amber Borotsik, fight direction by Darren Paul, production design by Sydney Gross, Erin Gruber, and sound by Paul Morgan Donald. Running at C103, 8529 Gateway Blvd. from Dec. 5 to 13, nightly at 8 p.m., with additional Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Ticket info available by calling 780-420-1757 or purchase online at: www.tixonthesquare.caFor more information, visit surrealsorealtheatre.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
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Tune Up Recertification Half-Day Refresher Course
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Tune Up is a half-day refresher course developed by LivingWorks Education for participants who have completed ASIST. The workshop offers participants an opportunity to review the Suicide Intervention Model, discuss successes and challenges in using the model, and clarify concepts covered within the model. The ASIST Tune Up workshop is designed for professionals, caregivers, and individuals who may work or be in contact with people-at-risk for suicide and who have taken the two day ASIST workshop within the last three years. Proof of prior ASIST attendance is required to attend the ASIST Tune Up. Certification: All participants who complete the ASIST Tune Up will be able to extend their ASIST certificate for another two years. The ASIST certificate must be valid (three years and not have expired) to get the extension. To register, please contact Kari Boult at 780-420-6081, email: email@example.com Cost: $90/person. Runs Friday, Dec. 13 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Catholic Social Services East Office, 8212 – 118 Ave. in Room 035.
Teens, join us at the library for our monthly Film Club. You can register in advance, or just drop by, but whatever you do, don’t miss out on this awesome BIG-screen, surround-sound experience that includes beverages, snacks and a chance to win great prizes! This month we’ll be watching a holiday favourite on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Save your spot by visiting or calling the second floor information desk at 780-459-1682. Watch the teen page of the library’s website for upcoming film titles. (Please note: Films shown will be suitable for viewing by persons 13 years of age or older. Persons under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.) St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street.
Strapped for cash this holiday season? No need to stress; we’ve got you covered. You’ll even be proud to say, “Yeah, I made that,” after you create a gift that is truly worth giving. Join us for this crafty program/holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 2to 3:30 p.m. Beverages, snacks and holiday tunes are always included. This is a free program, but space is limited. Register in advance at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street.