St. Albert | April 7 - 9
Orchid Fair 2017
Each year the Orchid Society of Alberta celebrates the hobby of orchid growing with its annual show and sale, Orchid Fair. After 40 years, the show has grown to the largest of its kind in Western Canada, with over 15,000 square feet of displays and sales area. With vendors from throughout the province, across Canada and world-wide, the Fair features everything from ideal beginners plants to the rare and truly unusual, including many plants you won't find anywhere else in Alberta.
Edmonton | April 8 & 9
Shumka presents Kobzari
In a historic first, two of North America’s premier Ukrainian performing arts ensembles present an evening of song, music, dance and bandura. The Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America and Canada’s Ukrainian Shumka Dancers present joint performances celebrating the legacy of Ukraine’s national poet, Taras Shevchenko.
Edmonton: April 18-23 | Calgary: April 25-30
Broadway Across Canada's Cinderella
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists!
Edmonton April 28 & 29
BWDC presents Rouge-gorge
Rouge-gorge Artistic Director Robin Poitras, a true Prairie dance maverick, collaborates with Governor General Award Winner, Rober Racine to create The Dress Writer. United by by the poetry of celebrated Regina architect, Clifford Wiens, Robin and Rober's The Dress Writer is inspired by words that fall between stories of sex and castration, fly-fishing and lost eggs.
Edmonton | July 20 - August 13
Cirque du Soleil presents Kurios
Cirque du Soleil returns to Edmonton with its most acclaimed touring show, Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities™. Performed under the iconic blue-and-yellow Big Top, Kurios is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible.
Shumka Dance Centre Facility Fund Campaign
The Ukrainian Shumka Dancers have officially opened the new Shumka Dance Centre in the heart of downtown Edmonton. In support of this state-of-the-art studio and administrative building, Shumka launches its Shumka Believes fundraising campaign.
Shumka Believes inspires patrons old and new to contribute to the Dance Centre's sustainability and ongoing improvement. With a goal of raising $450,000, Shumka Believes reminds us of Shumka's long-time presence in the local and national performing arts scene, the company's continuing legacy, and its commitment to future generations of dancers and audiences.