Cirque du Soleil once again works its mojo with Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities premiering July 20 and running to Aug. 13 at Northlands Coliseum.
Due to popular demand, this big-top extravaganza has opened up new performances on Friday, July 28, Thursday, Aug. 3, Friday, Aug. 4 and Thursday, Aug. 10.
Written and directed by Michel Laprise, Kurios follows the adventures of a mad scientist who attempts to uncover the wonders of the universe through his personal curio cabinet.
From this basic premise, a series of visually stunning theatrical and circus routines unfold in steam-punk aesthetic.
Tickets start at $49 and are available by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/kurios.
If you don’t know who PJ Masks are, ask the under-10 crowd in your house.
PJ Masks is a relatively successful animation on the Disney Junior channel that sees three young children transform into their animal alter egos by activating an amulet on their wrist.
Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, brave the night to fight baddies and embark on action-packed capers. As they solve mysteries, the threesome also learns lessons about life.
Entertainment One and Round Room have reinvented PJ Masks: Time to Be A Hero into a live immersive musical production touring North America starting in Sept. 2017.
The Edmonton stop is Dec. 11 at the Winspear Centre, just in time for Christmas.
Tickets are $32.50 to $122.50. Call 780-428-1414 or at winspearcentre.com.
If you’re looking to spend the Canada Day weekend enjoying a beer and laughing it up, check out comedian Matt Richards from Ghosts in the Hood.
As Richards tells it he was raised in the gritty streets of Queens and developed comedy as a way of defending himself from bullies and gangsters. He estimates it worked – 62 per cent of the time.
The other 38 per cent has been churned into comedy routines he plays out for audiences across the continent.
The comedy house is located at West Edmonton Mall in Bourbon Street. For ticket information call 780-483-5999 or visit wem.thecomicstrip.ca.
This coming Saturday, host Mark Ammar’s special guest is recording artist Barry Campbell. His debut CD Ballad of a Ne’er Do Well melds Campbell’s heavy guitar sound with his love of blues and reggae.
Throughout his career, the singer-songwriter has drawn on varying influences ranging from Freddy King and Bob Marley to Peter Tosh and Magic Sam.
The live jam at LB’s Pub starts at 4 p.m. No minors. No charge.