August 20, 2016
Critics and peers agree, Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theatres nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. Brian Regan can turn the most mundane situations – like going to the eye doctor to get fitted for glasses, or trying to decide how many fig Newtons to eat in one sitting – into side-splitting stand-up material. All ages show. Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Saturday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. Ticket info from Ticketmaster: 1-855-985-5500 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
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!
Join us for walking tours of St Albert’s past and discover what makes our city unique! Walking tours run throughout the summer in St. Albert’s riverside, historic downtown, and Mission Hill. Join us Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m.at the Little White School, 2 Madonna Drive for a tour of downtown. The downtown tour is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.
Are you interested in playing Scrabble? Drop-in and socialize while playing this classic board game on Friday, Aug. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
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/
They’re back! The food trucks return to the St Albert Grain Elevator Park for a sweet and savoury summer evening! Visit the idyllic park setting, bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and sample mouth-watering morsels from 17 of the region’s best food trucks while listening to live local music including one-man band Paul Woida. Kick back in the beer garden, tour the grain elevators and take a shot at the 50/50 raffle. This highly anticipated event is fun for all ages. Don’t forget to bring non-perishable items for the food bank. Food trucks: 12 ACRES Restaurant;Afterbite Mobile Kitchen;Attila The HUNgry;Aussie Tucker Food Truck Edmonton; Cookie Love;DaVinci Gelato;Dedo’s Food Truck & Catering;Drift Food Truck;Go Nuts 4 Donuts;The Crooked Fork; Incredible Edibles;Jack’s Burger Shack;Little Village Food Truck;Meat Street Pies;Orbit Food Truck;Pink Taffeta Eatery and Catering Co.;S’wich Food Truck. Friday, Aug. 26 from 5 to 9 p.m.St. Albert Grain Elevator Park (4 Meadowview Drive, St. Albert).
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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 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
Using an interdisciplinary approach encompassing photography, video and performance, St. Albert artist Brad Necyk examines his experiences with mental illness and medicine – and their effect on personal identity. Necyk’s works are frank autobiographical reconstructions presented through a subjective lens. Thesecathartic personal explorations of his life, family and illness seek to make sense of his experiences. Turning attention toward psychiatry, pharmaceuticals and “bio-politics,” the artist articulates potent thinking and narrative concerning medical treatment and mental health. The outcome is simultaneously uncomfortable and emotionally affective. Mental health issues directly or indirectly affect most of the population in some way. Necyk is interested inthe way his audience relates to his accounts to create meaningful conversations around health and art. This exhibition seeks to promote dialogue, encouraging openness toward this challenging theme. Exhibit runs from Aug. 4 to 27.Opening reception and ArtWalk, Thursday, Aug 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert. For more information on our exhibits and programs, visit artgalleryofstalbert.ca.
Enter a lost world in the feature pyramid at the Muttart Conservatory. The prehistoric plants featured in this show will be surrounded by dinosaurs and other wonderful creatures. Continues until Aug. 28. Regular admission fees apply. Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96a St., Edmonton.
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.
Aug. 25: Smokey and the Bandit (1977) A wealthy Texan offers legendary trucker “Bandit” Darville $80,000 to haul 400 cases of Coors beer from Texas to Atlanta. Add a runaway bride to this illegal cargo, and you have Smoky in hot pursuit! Rated: PG. Why not make it dinner and a movie with Chef Brendan’s movie special, served up from 5 to 7 p.m. The museum is open to the public until the 7 p.m. start of the film. Museum admission is charged until 6 p.m. and the last hour is free to all, and of course the movie is free. Those coming in just to have dinner and a movie do not have to pay admission, even if they come in before 6. The Reynolds-Alberta Museum is located two kilometres west of Wetaskiwin on Highway 13 (6426 - 40 Avenue).
Summer programs are back at the Museum and Heritage Sites! Join us for: Homemade Mondays at Father Lacombe Chapel onMondays: July 11 to August 29, drop-in from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays Together at the Musée Héritage Museum on Tuesdays: July 12 to August 30. Hour long guided programs begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Game Day at the Little White School on Wednesdays: July 13 to August 24, drop-in from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Craft Thursdays at the St Albert Grain Elevator Park on Thursdays: July 14 to August 25, drop-in from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Cost to attend: a suggested donation of $2 to $3. Website: http://museeheritage.ca/exhibits-events/current-upcoming-events/
This final week at the Nature Centre come learn plant and tree ID with this week’s theme Forest Fun! Test your flower ID and tree ID with numerous games and activities. This week’s crafts include making a tie dye flower and sponge design tree. Runs from Aug. 22 to 26. The Nature Centre is free and open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 12:30 to 7 p.m. As always, all activities are completely free and all ages are welcome to join in the fun! The Nature Centre is located in the log cabin at the corner of St. Albert Trail and Sturgeon Road.
For kids ages 9 to 12. Parents, have you been asking yourself ifyour child is ready to stay at home alone? This program offers children the opportunity to learn and practice many skills that will help them make good decisions and be more independent. Some topics to be covered include: responsibilities and safety inside the home, street smarts, rules, internet safety, boundaries and communication. Please bring a bagged lunch. Wednesday, Aug. 24 or Thursday Aug. 25 from 9:30a.m.to 3:30 p.m. Fees: Members: $30; non-members: $60. St. Albert Family Resource Centre, #10, 215 Carnegie Dr. Call 780-459-7377 to register or for more info.
For kids ages 7 to 10 years. Would you like your child to have more independence and the ability to make good decisions? This program offers children the opportunity to learn and practice many skills that will help them behave responsibly when left at home with a babysitter or an older sibling. The morning portion of this program will touch on topics such as: responsibility and safety inside the home, street smarts, rules, internet safety, boundaries, communication, and more. While the afternoon portion of this program children will participate in a variety of fun and engaging activities. Great for those with older siblings attending our Home Alone program. Thursday Aug. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fees: Members: $30; non-members: $60. St. Albert Family Resource Centre, #10, 215 Carnegie Dr. Call 780-459-7377 to register or for more info.
Formed in 2007, The Suitable Men are a collection of Edmonton area musicians. The seven members who include Tom Emmens, Cal McMillan, Todd Robins, Murray Vaasjo, Kenny Dempsey, Kimberly Beaulieu and Ken Kirkwood play everything from rock, country, blues, folk and jazz. With over a hundred original songs, the group combines their talent, experience and love of music to deliver an outstanding performance to their fans.Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m., 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
The Tsunami Brothers are a four-piece surf band that plays instrumental surf music. The band formed in 2011 because each member had a love of authentic surf music. They now have an active repertoire of more than 50 classic tunes ranging from the great age of surf music to the vibrant surf band tunes of today. All are played as they were recorded. The band plays "live off the floor" as did the surf bands of the 1960s. The Tsunami Brothers are John Towill (band leader and bass), Bill Damur (guitar), Jay Lind (guitar) and Mike Sabourin (drums).Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m., 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Robert Bernhardt, conductor; Jim Witter, guitar and vocals. Emerging out of the New York folk scene of the ’60s, Paul Simon’s literate, thoughtful observations on life, love, and his generation set the stage for one of the most influential acts in popular music. Hear these timeless Simon & Garfunkel songs afresh in great symphonic arrangements, with Canadian musician Jim Witter and friends. Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m., Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Robert Bernhardt, conductor; Robert Uchida, violin. Music fit for emperors and sultans! The ESO performs Strauss’ Emperor Waltzes and Rimsky-Korsakov’s epic symphonic showcase Scheherazade. To finish off a supreme evening, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto will feature the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s Concertmaster, Robert Uchida. Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m., Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Robert Bernhardt, conductor; Edmonton Youth and Children's Choirs (John Wiebe, Artistic Director); Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton (Orest Soltykevych, conductor); Tyler Hamilton, vocalist. Symphony Under the Sky wouldn’t be complete without our special night of movie magic! This time, let your imagination take you back to such film classics as Jurassic Park, E.T., Far And Away, Disney’s The Lion King, and Midway. Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m., Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
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
• St. Albert Rugby Football Club: The men’s first division competes in the Alberta Cup and the third division and U21 teams play in the Edmonton Rugby Union. The women’s division one team also scrums down in the ERU. Visit www.edmontonrugby.com or www.stalbertrugby.com for the fixtures.• Impact Soccer: The St. Albert men's and women's Impact teams and the men's St. Albert Rangers kick the ball in the Edmonton District Soccer Association. Visit www.edsa.org for the fixtures• Tigers Baseball Association: Legion Memorial Park is home base for the senior AAA St. Albert Tigers in the Sunburst Baseball League. Visit www.stalberttigers.com, www.baseballalberta.com or www.stalbertbaseball.com for the league schedules.The Tigers host their 32nd annual tournament June 24 to 26 at Legion Park.• St. Albert Minor Baseball Association: The St. Albert Senior (30-plus) Cardinals in the Alberta West Central Baseball League and St. Albert Junior Cardinals in the North Central Alberta Baseball League are up to bat at Legion Memorial Park. Schedules are listed at www.ncabl.ab.ca for the junior Cardinals and www.awcba.org for the senior Cardinals.The Western Canada AA Baseball Championships for U18 midget, U15 bantam and U13 peewee are slated for Legion park Aug. 12 to 14. Visist www.stalbertbaseball.com for details.• Fastball St. Albert: The U16A male and female Western Canadian Softball Champions are July 29 to Aug. 1 at Meadowview Diamonds.St. Albert Angels teams from U10 to U18 compete in the Girls Prairie LeagueFollow the action at www.fastballstalbert.ca.• Lacrosse: The junior A and senior B St. Albert Miners play their Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League home games at Go Auto Arena at Servus Credit Union Place. Visit www.rockymountainlax.com for the schedules.The junior B Tier I St. Albert Crude also run the floor at Akinsdale Arena in the RMLL.• Triathlon: The St. Albert Road Runners and Triathlon Club hosts its annual sprint triathlon Aug. 7 at Fountain Park Recreation Centre. Visit starrt.wildapricot.org for information.
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.
Qualified instructors will lead participants through various on-ice drills and games that are suitable to all skill levels. New skaters are welcome and will receive extra help from our on-ice volunteers. All you need to attend are skates, gloves and a certified helmet, but if you have additional equipment, feel free to wear it! We will provide the sticks, rings and FUN! All levels are welcome, most importantly first timers. Children 5+ welcome. Come see why the game of ringette is considered the fastest game on ice! This event is FREE, but pre-registration is required. You can register for this event at www.cometryringette.com Date: Saturday, Aug. 27 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at Mark Messier Arena, Servus Place. Cost: FREE. If you have any questions, please contact Bill at email@example.com
Canadian Blood Services will be holding a community blood donor clinic at St. Albert Inn, 156 St. Albert Trail, Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Help save a life by donating blood. New donors welcome. Book an appointment online at: www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).
Kaleo has left the building! We love to give back to our community and what better way to connect than a picnic in the park. This summer we are hosting a free barbecue with hot dogs and pop and everyone is invited! Join us for an evening of fun for the whole family with potato sack races, yard Yahtzee and Frisbee tic tac toe. Singer Sydney Bourbeau(the young girl who got to sing with Ed Sheran on stage at West Edmonton Mall and became an Internet sensation) will treat us to a short concert. So, round up some lawn chairs, pack up the family and head down to Lions Park on Wednesday, Aug. 24th from 5 to 7 p.m.We are looking forward to meeting you! *Prayer will be available for anyone who wants it.
We will gather outdoors near the labyrinth to give thanks for our blessings as we enter into the harvest season. Everyone is welcome to join us, Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive. 780-458-8355.
Come out for fun, fitness and friendship and join the Canadian Volkssport Federation walking on streets, sidewalks and trails in Vegreville. 6- and 10-km available. Rated 1B. Washrooms available start and finish. Saturday, Aug. 27. Registration: 12:30 p.m. Start 1 p.m. at the Elks/Kinsmen Park, Vegreville. Directions: exit Hwy. 16 into Vegreville. Take 16A to east end of town and park is on the north side of the road. Look for the Pysanka! (Ukrainian Easter Egg). Contact:Lou Arsenault 780-249-5860. firstname.lastname@example.orgFor more information on this and other walks: www.walkalberta.ca; like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/st.alberttrekkers/