Teatro La Quindicina Presents A Likely Story
Jun
6
to Jun 22

Teatro La Quindicina Presents A Likely Story

Temporarily stranded in a pleasant alpine location, five would-be travellers find themselves increasingly fascinated by one another. Worries and preoccupations go by the wayside as these new friends joyously explode and re-imagine their expected trajectories with trademark Teatro pith and brio. The vivacious and intrepid quintet of adventurers includes Rachel Bowron, Mathew Hulshof, Jenny McKillop, Vincent Forcier, and Jeff Haslam.

June 6-22

TICKETS AVAILABLE

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Dine the Ave - Alberta Avenue Business Association
Jun
17
to Jun 23

Dine the Ave - Alberta Avenue Business Association

  • Various Locations on 118 Ave (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Back by popular demand, Eats on 118 returns to Alberta Avenue, but in a new format! From June 17-23, this culinary tour de force highlights the culturally diverse food and dining district that exists on 118 Avenue. Participating restaurants will have special menus at $10, $15 and $20 price points. 
For more info visit: alberta-avenue.com/news/dine-the-ave


Restaurants include:
Baradho Garden Restaurant
Battista's Calzone Company
Burger Baron
Canada’s Safeway Deli
Caribbean’s finest
Coliseum Pizza & Steak
Donair Express
Green Onion Cake Man
Handy Bakery
La Bodeguita de Cuba Restaurant
Mama Asha Cafe
Mareeg Cafe & Restaurant
Paraiso Tropical - Latin Food Market
Passion de France
Plaza Bowling Co.
Simba's Den Pub & Bistro
Swagat India Bar and Bistro
T & D Vietnamese Noodle House
The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse
The Blind Duck Taphouse and Grill

Please join us and Wild Heart Collective for Eats on 118! On June 12, get an exclusive preview of Dine the Ave menus. Tickets are $47, one tour only. 

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Freewill Shakespeare Festival 2019
Jun
18
to Jul 14

Freewill Shakespeare Festival 2019

Alberta's largest outdoor theatre festival, the Freewill Shakespeare Festival presents professional Shakespearean productions featuring local artists in Edmonton’s beautiful River Valley. This year’s titles are Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Winter’s Tale.

https://www.freewillshakespeare.com/

Two Gentlemen of Verona runs even dates.

The Winter’s Tale runs odd dates.

Tickets can be purchased at the onsite box office up to an hour and a half before the performance or online at: https://www.freewillshakespeare.com/buy-tickets

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TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival 2019
Jun
21
to Jun 30

TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival 2019

Do you like jazz? So do we. Every summer, the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival takes over Edmonton for an 11-day celebration of everything jazz. The festival is proud to host both world-renowned international artists, as well as the very best musicians from the local jazz scene. When it comes to jazz music, there is always something new and exciting waiting just around the corner. Come discover it with us.

See the full festival lineup at edmontonjazz.com/

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Festival Place Patio Series
Jul
1
to Aug 28

Festival Place Patio Series

Summer 2019 will be the 22nd annual season of the Patio Series, and will once again present an outstanding and eclectic group of performers from across Alberta, Canada and the Globe.

The patio is the perfect place for a concert, it is a relaxing setting in the evening sun amongst the beauty of Broadmoor Lake Park; and if it's raining, we'll just head inside to the banquet facilities.

Rain or Shine, every Wednesday night Festival Place will present two acts. An eclectic variety of pop, jazz, world, Celtic, folk, blues and country will take to the stage and you never know what treasure's you might discover.

The beverages will be chilled and the BBQ fired up. Join us for a night of relaxation, refreshments and outstanding entertainment!

View the list of artists and buy tickets here.


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Brian Webb Dance Company Presents The Liminal
Jun
13
to Jun 14

Brian Webb Dance Company Presents The Liminal

  • Triffo Theatre, Allard Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Brian Webb Dance Company’s history shows that it has always been committed to the adventure of the new. Brian feels that the contemporary arts today are defined by the use of contemporary technologies. In The Liminal, he is so excited to be collaborating with Gary James Joynes (Clinker), Edmonton’s most celebrated AV artist - (check out the 2018 winter edition of Canadian Art).

Liminal – that state of neither here nor there, of the in between, is an intersection of live performance and new technologies in sound creation. Six amazing performers, including Brian, will join Gary in a celebration of dance, storytelling and singing all shaped by electronic sound creation and mixing.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Thursday 6/13 8:00PM
Friday 6/14 8:00PM

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Firefly Theatre’s Let There Be Height: An Aerial Cabaret 
Jun
6
to Jun 7

Firefly Theatre’s Let There Be Height: An Aerial Cabaret 

  • Fringe Theatre Adventures, Westbury Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Let There Be Height: An Aerial Cabaret is Firefly Theatre’s annual showcase and fundraiser.  This unique performance event features Edmonton’s professional and upcoming circus artists along with physical theatre, comedy and dance.  Let There Be Height is one of a kind in Edmonton – come and see ordinary people doing extraordinary things, 20’ in the air. All proceeds benefit the Firefly Circus Academy, Edmonton’s pioneer Aerial Arts Program.

This years theme: Time Travel. Come fly through space and time with us!

When: June 6th and 7th, 2019

Where: Fringe Theatre Adventures, Westbury Theatre

What Time:  Silent Auction opens at 6:30, show at 7:30pm

For more info: 780-758-9999

TICKETS AVAILABLE

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Edmonton Pops Orchestra Presents Fancy Free
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Edmonton Pops Orchestra Presents Fancy Free

The Edmonton Pops Orchestra takes to the stage at the vintage Capitol Theatre in Fort Edmonton Park to perform popular music from the 1920s-40s. Featuring music by songwriters Berlin, Kern, and Gershwin and songs such as “Steppin’ Out with My Baby”, “Never Gonna Dance”, and “Someone to Watch Over Me”, an engaging story with rich music and hot tap dance will ignite your imagination and get your toes tapping.

June 1, 2019
Performance at 8:00pm

Tickets are $37.00. All fees are included.

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An Evening of Humour with John Cleese
May
27
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening of Humour with John Cleese

Spend an Evening of Humour with the one and only John Cleese as he examines the dysfunctional world we live in and “why there is no hope”.

Best known for Monty Python’s Flying CircusFawlty Towers; and A Fish Called Wanda; Cleese is often referred to as "the world’s funniest man". He first made his mark as a member of the legendary Monty Python troupe in the 1960s and has gone on to write, produce, direct, and star in some of the greatest comedic hits of the last forty years, even receiving an Oscar nomination for best screenplay for A Fish Called Wanda.

John Cleese is far from your garden variety entertainer. From the beginning of his career he has continually parlayed his enormous talents into advancing the political causes he believes. In 2014, Cleese released his New York Times best-selling memoir, So Anyway… . The book shares his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

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Alberta Ballet Presents The Fiddle & The Drum (Edmonton)
May
9
to May 11

Alberta Ballet Presents The Fiddle & The Drum (Edmonton)

  • Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the world premiere of Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum, a storied collaboration that launched what has become Alberta Ballet’s hallmark concept—its signature portrait ballets.

The fruit of an intense 2-year labour of love between famed Canadian singer-songwriter, Joni Mitchell, and Choreographer Jean Grand-Maître, witness what the songstress describes as “the most satisfying project of her career”.

Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum gives passionate expression to Mitchell’s lifelong concern with the issues of conflict, violence and humanity’s continuing devastation of the environment. Alberta Ballet dancers depict Mitchell’s most famous characters from her lyrics and artwork, at times in counterpoint, abstractly illustrating our fragile hope and potential for the creation of beauty.

Mitchell's passion for this ballet was momentous, culminating in a project that is a true expression of this national treasure’s diverse and rich talent. She invested herself in designing the sets, video installation, and libretto, punctuated by a soundtrack that includes three songs she expressly wrote for the ballet.

Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum marked a pivotal moment for Alberta Ballet. The portrait ballet series continues to grow and today includes repertoire inspired by other notable artists, including k.d. lang, Sarah McLachlan, Elton John, Gordon Lightfoot and The Tragically Hip.

Experience this exquisite ballet, and understand why it launched the most important era yet for Alberta Ballet.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Thursday 5/9 7:30PM
Friday 5/10 7:30PM
Saturday 5/11 7:30PM

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Shadow Theatre Presents Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike
May
2
to May 19

Shadow Theatre Presents Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike
By Christopher Durang

Winner Of The Tony Award For Outstanding New Play 2013

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia bicker and pine about the dashed dreams and squandered hopes of their lives in the sunny Morning Room of the family farmhouse in Bucks County, PA. When their movie-star sister, Masha, suddenly swoops in with her new boy-toy, Spike, old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Joined on the scene by their prophetic housekeeper Cassandra, and a dewy aspiring actress named Nina - whose youthful prettiness troubles Masha’s precariously propped-up vanity – they prepare to attend a neighbor’s costume party and the stage is set for a giddy farce on Chekhovian themes.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Wednesday 5/1 7:30PM (Preview)
Thursday 5/2 7:30PM
Friday 5/3 7:30PM
Saturday 5/4 2:00PM (Pay What You Can)
Saturday 5/4 7:30PM
Tuesday 5/7 7:30PM (2-for-1 Tickets at the Door)
Wednesday 5/8 7:30PM
Thursday 5/9 7:30PM
Friday 5/10 7:30PM
Saturday 5/11 2:00PM (Pay What You Can)
Saturday 5/11 7:30PM
Sunday 5/12 2:00PM (Pay What You Can)
Tuesday 5/14 7:30PM (2-for-1 Tickets at the Door)
Wednesday 5/15 7:30PM
Thursday 5/16 7:30PM
Friday 5/17 7:30PM
Saturday 5/18 2:00PM (Pay What You Can)
Saturday 5/18 7:30PM
Sunday 5/19 2:00PM (Pay What You Can)

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Alberta Ballet Presents The Fiddle & The Drum (Calgary)
May
1
to May 4

Alberta Ballet Presents The Fiddle & The Drum (Calgary)

  • Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the world premiere of Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum, a storied collaboration that launched what has become Alberta Ballet’s hallmark concept—its signature portrait ballets.

The fruit of an intense 2-year labour of love between famed Canadian singer-songwriter, Joni Mitchell, and Choreographer Jean Grand-Maître, witness what the songstress describes as “the most satisfying project of her career”.

Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum gives passionate expression to Mitchell’s lifelong concern with the issues of conflict, violence and humanity’s continuing devastation of the environment. Alberta Ballet dancers depict Mitchell’s most famous characters from her lyrics and artwork, at times in counterpoint, abstractly illustrating our fragile hope and potential for the creation of beauty.

Mitchell's passion for this ballet was momentous, culminating in a project that is a true expression of this national treasure’s diverse and rich talent. She invested herself in designing the sets, video installation, and libretto, punctuated by a soundtrack that includes three songs she expressly wrote for the ballet.

Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum marked a pivotal moment for Alberta Ballet. The portrait ballet series continues to grow and today includes repertoire inspired by other notable artists, including k.d. lang, Sarah McLachlan, Elton John, Gordon Lightfoot and The Tragically Hip.

Experience this exquisite ballet, and understand why it launched the most important era yet for Alberta Ballet.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Wednesday 5/1 7:30PM
Thursday 5/2 7:30PM
Friday 5/3 7:30PM
Saturday 5/4 2:00PM
Saturday 5/4 7:30PM

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Classic Albums Live: AC/DC - Back in Black
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Classic Albums Live: AC/DC - Back in Black

AC/DC is the one band to successfully transition from one singer to the next. The future was uncertain when Bon Scott passed, but the band kept their heads down, found Brian Johnson, and soon recorded Back in Black: one of the greatest records of all time.

Classic Albums Live is going to shake things up and bring out some of the finer aspects of this tremendous album!

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Saturday 4/20 7:30PM

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Tim Isberg: 25 Years After
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Tim Isberg: 25 Years After

Tim Isberg is an accomplished singer-songwriter and storyteller re-emerging in the performance scene after a lengthy hiatus from music to serve in the Canadian Army. As a performer, he has entertained audiences in many corners of the world. Tim brings well-crafted songs to the stage, and a unique and endearing array of life experiences he shares in a way that makes each listener feel connected. With Rwanda as backdrop, Tim shares a personal account of his year as a UN Military Observer amid the best and worst humanity had to offer, and the songs it inspired.

Tim's powerful 25 Years After: Songs and Stories of a Canadian Soldier in Rwanda will be a night to remember!

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Thursday 4/18 7:30PM

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Brian Webb Dance Company Presents Next Generation South Asian Dance
Apr
17
to Apr 18

Brian Webb Dance Company Presents Next Generation South Asian Dance

Next Generation of South Asian Dance 

Over the years the BWDC has built a strong relationship with Edmonton’s rapidly evolving South Asian Dance Community. After presenting the premiere performances of all Usha Gupta’s contemporary Kathak dances, Brian has put together a program of Kathak and Bharatanatyam dances by the Edmonton’s next generation of highly skilled dance artists.

In this mixed program, four pieces will have their world premiere performance.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Wednesday 4/17 8:00PM
Thursday 4/18 8:00PM

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Northern Light Theatre Presents 19 Weeks
Mar
29
to Apr 13

Northern Light Theatre Presents 19 Weeks

19 Weeks (Canadian Premiere)
By Emily Steel
Co-production with Azimuth Theatre
Featuring Vanessa Sabourin

The words are rattling because the story is real. Everyone knows someone who has had an abortion or lost a pregnancy – even if they don’t talk about it. In 2016, playwright Emily Steel had a termination after her baby was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. This is her story, told honestly and publicly, because there are so many more stories out there. We want 19 Weeks to be part of a bigger conversation.

“I made the decision that I was going to tell people the truth about what happened because keeping quiet about such a traumatic experience would have felt like even more of a burden. My fear was that people would think I was a horrible, heartless person, and I had to process those feelings myself, but how people are going to perceive you cannot alter your decisions about the course of your life.

For the most part, my fears did not come true. The response of so many women was to tell me stories of their own abortions or miscarriages, and that was a huge part of the inspiration for the play. There is a lot of controversy about late abortions, but it’s not until you go through that process that you realize how much time it can take to do what you think is the most responsible thing.” – Emily Steel

Awards and reviews can be found at 19weeks.com.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Thursday 3/28 7:30PM (PWYC Preview)
Friday 3/29 7:30PM
Saturday 3/30 7:30PM
Sunday 3/31 2:00PM(Preshow Director’s Circle Event)
Sunday 3/31 7:30PM
Tuesday 4/2 7:30PM (2-for-1 Ticket at the Door)
Wednesday 4/3 7:30PM (Post Show NLT Guest Speaker Salon)
Thursday 4/4 7:30PM (Post Show Actor Talk Back)
Friday 4/5 7:30PM
Saturday 4/6 7:30PM
Sunday 4/7 2:00PM
Sunday 4/7 7:30PM
Tuesday 4/9 7:30PM (2-for-1 Ticket at the Door)
Wednesday 4/10 7:30PM
Thursday 4/11 7:30PM
Friday 4/12 7:30PM
Saturday 4/13 7:30PM

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Carlos Del Junco and the Blues Mongrels
Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

Carlos Del Junco and the Blues Mongrels

It's not likely that you'll ever hear the harmonica played so well and in so many different ways than at the hands of Cuban-born Torontonian, Carlos del Junco. Simultaneously sophisticated and raw, his playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz; delivering a seamless fusion of New Orleans second line grooves, swing, Latin, hip-hop or ska melodies and swampy roots rock. 
He's won the Maple Blues Award for "Harmonica Player of the Year" eight times and has been nominated for countless other awards including a JUNO award for "Blues Album of the Year". Hold on to your blues hats because a night with Carlos del Junco and the Blues Mongrels guarantees a no-holds display of fun and melodic virtuosity.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Sunday 3/24 7:30PM

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Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar

Five-time Maple Blues Award Nominee, Samantha Martin returns to Festival Place with a 6 piece band. Bubbling up from the cauldron of roots Americana music, Samantha is an artist of extraordinary power, gravitas and deep-seated emotion. 2018 has all the signs of being the break out year for Samantha and her band Delta Sugar! The group’s latest recording, Run to Me, explores the full range of the vicissitudes of love: desire, betrayal and, at times, emotional and sexual satisfaction. The lyrics are incisive, the melodies are constantly arresting and the harmonies and arrangements call up the best of the soul sounds of Stax Records and such contemporary artists as Leon Bridges, Sharon Jones, and Lee Fields.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Saturday 3/23 7:30PM

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The Swingle Singers
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

The Swingle Singers

For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. It all started when the session singers sang through Bach's Well-Tempered Klavier as a sight-reading exercise and found the music to have a natural swing. The resulting album, Jazz Sebastian Bach, launched the Swingle Singers to fame. Since then, they have won five GRAMMY awards and appeared on numerous film and TV soundtracks, including Sex and the City, Milk, Grey’s Anatomy and Glee. Their unique sound can be heard on the soundtrack to the recently released film Downsizing which is taking the film festival scene by storm.

The group’s versatility has led to collaborations with artists as diverse as the Modern Jazz Quartet, Jamie Cullum and Labrinth. Luciano Berio was one of the first composers to explore the sound of the Swingles’ amplified voices in an orchestral setting with his groundbreaking "Sinfonia". The group continues to perform the piece to great acclaim around the world, with recent performances at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, London’s Royal Festival Hall and Milan’s La Scala.

TICKETS AVAILABLE MEDIA RELEASE

Date and Time:

Friday 3/22 7:30PM

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Alberta Ballet Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream (Edmonton)
Mar
21
to Mar 23

Alberta Ballet Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream (Edmonton)

  • Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enter the enchanted world of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedic tale.

Infused with sprightly energy, Alberta Ballet brings a wallop of vivacious mischief to Bruce Wells’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Inspired by Felix Mendelssohn’s otherworldly score, Wells fancifully captures the essence of the great Bard’s comedic masterpiece. Don’t miss feuding forest fairies, hapless mortals, capricious gods, and the antics of a rascally elf named Puck take to the stage in a dreamlike setting.

Beloved across the U.S. and now premiering in Canada, bring the entire family to Wells’ winsome production, whose misty, dreamy romantic atmosphere will be spectacularly set upon the panoramic Jubilee stage.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Thursday 3/21 7:30PM
Friday 3/22 7:30PM
Saturday 3/23 2:00PM
Saturday 3/23 7:30PM

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Slocan Ramblers
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

Slocan Ramblers

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans (2015 Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging Artist Award recipients) have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, built on their reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Thursday 3/21 7:30PM

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Broadway Across Canada Presents Come From Away (Calgary)
Mar
19
to Mar 24

Broadway Across Canada Presents Come From Away (Calgary)

  • Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world.

Broadway’s Come From Away has won Best Musical all across North America!The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony Award-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”

On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Tuesday 3/19 8:00PM
Wednesday 3/20 8:00PM
Thursday 3/21 8:00PM
Friday 3/22 8:00PM
Saturday 3/23 2:00PM
Saturday 3/23 8:00PM
Sunday 3/24 2:00PM
Sunday 3/24 7:30PM

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Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba
Mar
17
7:30 PM19:30

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba

It’s a hot Havana night when Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba brings the heat to Festival Place with an irresistible fusion of cha-cha, rumba, conga, bolero, and mambo — all the rhythms that vibrate the heart and fill the soul — in Cuba Vibra! Eighteen dancers fill the stage with flavourful finesse accompanied by a seven-member on-stage band and vocalist.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Sunday 3/17 7:30PM

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Barra MacNeils
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Barra MacNeils

Canada’s Celtic ambassadors! For over three decades, Cape Breton-based family group the Barra MacNeils has been thrilling audiences of all ages, both near and far, with their sparkling repertoire, vocals, instrumental prowess and vibrant showmanship. Do not miss their new show at Festival Place.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Saturday 3/16 7:30PM

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The Kingston Trio
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

The Kingston Trio

It's no exaggeration to say the original Kingston Trio redefined the landscape of popular music in America and eventually the world, creating a demand for folk where none had existed before. Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard literally morphed into a cultural phenomenon. With their signature striped shirts, banjos, bongos, guitars and charismatic personalities, they became the most outstanding singing and recording act of their time with such hits as “Tom Dooley”, “Scotch and Soda” and “Where Have all the Flowers Gone.” Following in their footsteps are Josh Reynolds, the son of original member Nick Reynolds; Mike Marvin, Josh’s cousin; and Tim Gorelangton, Josh & Mike's lifetime friend. Today they have emerged on to the folk music scene as The Kingston Trio 3.0. No mere tribute band but a true musical heritage continued.

SOLD OUT

Date and Time:

Friday 3/15 7:30PM

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Shadow Theatre Presents Lungs
Mar
14
to Mar 31

Shadow Theatre Presents Lungs

Lungs
By Duncan Macmillian
Directed by Jon Lachlan Stewart
Production Design by Elise Jason

Starring Chris Bullough and Beth Graham

The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas—the seas themselves aren’t very calm—and one couple is thinking about having a child. Lungs is a smart and funny drama that follows a couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship as they grapple with questions of family and change, hope, betrayal, happenstance, and the terrible pain that you can only cause the people you love.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Wednesday 3/13 7:30PM (Preview)
Thursday 3/14 7:30PM
Friday 3/15 7:30PM
Saturday 3/16 2:00PM (Pay What You Can)
Saturday 3/16 7:30PM
Tuesday 3/19 7:30PM (2-for-1 Tickets at the Door)
Wednesday 3/20 7:30PM
Thursday 3/21 7:30PM
Friday 3/22 7:30PM
Saturday 3/23 2:00PM
Saturday 3/23 7:30PM
Sunday 3/24 2:00PM
Tuesday 3/26 7:30PM (2-for-1 Tickets at the Door)
Wednesday 3/27 7:30PM
Thursday 3/28 7:30PM
Friday 3/29 7:30PM
Saturday 3/30 2:00PM
Saturday 3/30 7:30PM
Sunday 3/31 2:00PM

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Broadway Across Canada Presents Come From Away (Edmonton)
Mar
12
to Mar 17

Broadway Across Canada Presents Come From Away (Edmonton)

  • Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world.

Broadway’s Come From Away has won Best Musical all across North America!

The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony Award-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”

On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Tuesday 3/12 8:00PM
Wednesday 3/13 8:00PM
Thursday 3/14 8:00PM
Friday 3/15 8:00PM
Saturday 3/16 2:00PM
Saturday 3/16 8:00PM
Sunday 3/17 2:00PM
Sunday 3/17 7:30PM

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Tommy Castro and The Painkillers
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Tommy Castro and The Painkillers

Tommy Castro – a six-time Blues Music Award-winner – has played thousands of shows to hundreds of thousands of ecstatic fans. Castro, along with his band, The Painkillers – bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson, and drummer Bowen Brown – play music that is guaranteed to raise the roof. With seemingly telepathic musicianship, the Painkillers bring an unmatched passion to Castro’s blue-eyed California soul and hard-rocking, good-time songs. Delivering the songs from his brand new Alligator release, Stompin’ Ground, Castro both looks back with autobiographical originals and cover songs that inspired him, melding contemporary lyrics with blistering blues-rock.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Saturday 3/9 7:30PM

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Shumka Presents Ancestors & Elders
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Shumka Presents Ancestors & Elders

Back by popular demand, Shumka's Ancestors & Elders returns for two student matinee presentations and one public performance this March. Premiered in April of 2018, this collaborative production explores the relationship between the first Ukrainian settlers to Alberta and the Indigenous people they soon came to know. Similarities and differences. Fear and respect. The power of tradition and truth...

Survival, for both Indigenous and Ukrainian immigrant people in Alberta, often meant silence. Ancestors & Elders uses dance to break that silence; to remember those who came before us, the traditions they instilled, and the truths they endured. Shumka and Running Thunder dancers create an awe-inspiring union of Ukrainian and Indigenous cultures that is not to be missed.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Friday 3/8 7:30PM

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SkirtsAfire 2019
Mar
7
to Mar 17

SkirtsAfire 2019

Founded in 2012, SkirtsAfire Festival is a four-day multidisciplinary arts festival that empowers, develops, supports and showcases women artists. In conjunction with International Women’s Day, our festival runs each March at various venues in the heart of Alberta Avenue, an area that is reinventing itself as an Arts and Dining district in Edmonton. Leading up to and during the festival each year, we produce a MainStage play for a ten-day run.

SkirtsAfire Festival values diversity in the women we represent and therefore welcomes women artists of all diverse backgrounds including trans women, self-identifying women, the LGBTQ2 community, all ethnicities, and all abilities.

https://skirtsafire.com/

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Taggart & Torrens
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

Taggart & Torrens

Taggart & Torrens podcast duo, recently surpassed the 2 million downloads mark on iTunes and SoundCloud. The podcast and touring live show is a celebration of Canadian culture through a cocktail of fond reminiscences and ridiculous party games that get the audience playing and laughing along. Their book Canadianity: Tales from the True North Strong and Freezing was released on October 17th, 2017 published by HarperCollins.

Jeremy Taggart was the drummer of the Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace for 21 years. He has also worked with a number of other high-profile Canadian musicians including Tom Cochrane and Geddy Lee in addition to mentoring and doing production work with numerous younger bands like Arkells and Van Damsel.

Jonathan Torrens is best known to TV audiences as J-Roc, the would-be rapper on Trailer Park Boys. He’s also appeared as a regular on Street Cents, Jonovision, The Joe Schmo Show and Mr. D, in addition to guest appearances on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, DeGrassi and Royal Canadian Air Farce.

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Date and Time:

Saturday 3/2 7:30PM

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Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier
Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier

On the heels of their new album Two, Canadian roots singer-songwriters, Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier, are coming to Festival Place, March 1, 2019.

Great friends, frequent collaborators, co-writers and touring partners, Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier have released their long-awaited album, Two. Two showcases Gunning and Cormier as songwriters, interpreters, guitar players, and singers at their peak.

With 11 albums under his belt, and winner of several East Coast Music Awards, Gunning's songwriting skills have been internationally recognized. As a fervent hockey fan, Gunning was thrilled to win the CBC’s hotly-contested Hockey Night In Canada Song Quest in 2014 with “A Game Goin’ On”, a co-write with David Francey.

Cormier has released over a dozen award-winning albums. His impressive body of work has earned him a loyal fan base and multiple award nominations and wins. He continues to dazzle and delight audiences while performing 250 shows a year and has performed at the Grand Ole Opry with artists such as Waylon Jennings, Marty Stuart and Vince Gill.

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Friday 3/1 7:30PM

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Brian Webb Dance Company Presents Wen Wei Dance - Dialogue
Feb
15
to Feb 16

Brian Webb Dance Company Presents Wen Wei Dance - Dialogue

Dialogue is a piece that explores themes of contact, communication, and language – both spoken and unspoken. Underlying our learned ability to speak language, there is a fundamental urge to communicate.

Drawing on Wen Wei Wang’s personal experience as a non-English speaking immigrant to Canada, Dialogue explores both the basic desire to be understood and the loneliness when one does not achieve those rare honest connections with others. Dialogue strives to break down the sophisticated and artificial systems of language and technology to examine the universality of communication and of our collective experience.

“Dialogue is not about diversity, it is diverse.” - Brian Webb

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Dates and Times:

Friday 2/15 8:00PM
Saturday 2/16 8:00PM

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Festival Players for Kids: The Music Man Kids
Feb
15
to Feb 18

Festival Players for Kids: The Music Man Kids

Festival Place & Festival Players for Kids presents The Music Man Kids

There’s trouble in River City! When smooth-talking con man Harold Hill arrives in a small, tight-knit town in Iowa, he expects to dupe its residents with his elaborate moneymaking scheme: Despite his complete lack of musical literacy, he will convince everyone that he is a brilliant bandleader and recruit all the boys in town to form a band, pocketing the cash for instruments and uniforms. The problem? Some of the town members, especially the stern librarian, Marian Paroo, don’t quite buy Harold’s story. As Harold struggles to keep his scheme afloat, he also finds himself increasingly attached to the townspeople, who have all experienced a positive change since Harold came to town. Complicating matters even more, Harold is also falling head-over-heels for the beautiful Marian.

For 12 years, the Festival Players for Kids have been bringing fun and creative theatre to audiences in the capital region. Performed by a talented cast of local children and guided by a skilled group of industry professionals, The Music Man Kids is sure to be great for kids and kids at heart!

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Friday 2/15 6:30PM
Saturday 2/16 2:00PM
Saturday 2/16 6:30PM
Sunday 2/17 2:00PM
Sunday 2/17 6:30PM
Monday 2/18 2:00PM

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Cirque Du Soleil Presents Crystal
Feb
13
to Feb 17

Cirque Du Soleil Presents Crystal

Cirque du Soleil presents CRYSTAL

Cirque du Soleil is returning to Edmonton with what’s described as its coolest arena show yet – Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL. This incredible production combines synchronized, freestyle, and extreme figure skating with circus arts like trapeze, aerial straps, and hand to hand. See world-class skaters and acrobats perform never-before-seen acrobatics that are sure to amaze!

CRYSTAL will perform at Rogers Place for 8 shows only, from Wednesday, February 13, 2019 to Sunday, February 17, 2019. Performances are suitable for audiences of all ages.

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Dates and Times:

Wednesday 2/13 7:30PM
Thursday 2/14 7:30PM
Friday 2/15 7:30PM
Saturday 2/16 12:30PM
Saturday 2/16 4:00PM
Saturday 2/16 7:30PM
Sunday 2/17 1:30PM
Sunday 2/17 5:00PM

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