Events

26 Apr

SALSACHATA LATIN DANCE SOCIAL (SALSA & BACHATA)

April 26, 2024 - April 27, 2024    
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
SALSA & BACHATA LATIN DANCE PARTY WHERE: ETOWN SALSA Studios #204, 10575 115 street, Edmonton WHEN: Fri Apr 26 @8pm CONTACT INFO: 780-906-7939 TICKET INFO: [...]
Kids Day

Kids Day

Dedicating a whole day to their littlest patrons and their families! Activities include Silkscreen printing, Letterpress cards, Colouring, Button-making and Snacks from local businesses. Each artist will receive a punch card marking each station. Once all stations have been completed, they can redeem it for a tote-bag to take home with all their prints! While supplies last, so come by early to enjoy each of the activities! Although Snap is catering to their youngest demographic with this event, everyone is welcome.
SpringFest

SpringFest

SpringFest at Manning Town Centre will feature over a dozen Town Centre tenants giving away free samples and coupons, and an exciting giveaway with prizes from Cabela’s, Canadian Tire, Cineplex, Subway, Movati, and Opa! The Canadian Brewhouse Food Truck will be on-site, and attendees can enjoy free goodie bags, a bouncy castle, airbrush tattoos, a balloon artist, games, and a dog adoption event in partnership with New Chapter Animal Rescue and Canadian Tire.
Alberta Spirits and Cocktails Festival

Alberta Spirits and Cocktails Festival

Sample exquisite whiskys, gins, vodkas, liqueurs, and more, while indulging on savory bites prepared by local restaurateurs. Discover new award winning spirits and learn how to use them in crowd pleasing cocktails that will amaze your friends. Top it all off with entertainment throughout the event including live music, flair bartending shows and fireside chats with master distillers.
Opening Reception of Varying Visions

Opening Reception of Varying Visions

April 27, 2024    
1:00 pm
With a farming background, Jim Visser has a deep love of the land so evident in his work. He studied art from 1975 to the early 1990’s, at the U of A, Faculty of Extension. He began to practice art full time in 1999. His work hangs in the Cross Institute, the Kaye Clinic and in corporate and public collections across Alberta and beyond.
Ukrainian Artists Series

Ukrainian Artists Series

April 5, 2024 - April 27, 2024    
6:00 pm
April Signature Artists for the Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts are artists: Liliya Kostiuk, Liudmyla Lushchyk & Taras Lachowsky!
Make Your Own Hat

Make Your Own Hat

April 27, 2024    
7:00 pm
El Chapeau is popping up with a custom hat bar where you select your hat and accessories from bands, chains, branding, studs, cards, decals, florals, and more. Once you've selected a hat and accessories, El Chapeau will put your vision together. Ticket includes a hat, 3 add-on's and a plus one to join you at Felice! Hang out, visit, and enjoy Felice Cafe’s incredible offerings with your favourite people while your hat is being assembled.
Celeigh Cardinal With the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Celeigh Cardinal With the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

April 26, 2024 - April 27, 2024    
7:30 pm
Edmonton's Celeigh Cardinal makes her Edmonton Symphony Orchestra debut. This JUNO award-winning, Metis soul-folk singer/songwriter brings humour, passion, and endless energy to the stage. You'll hear her hits like Set Yourself Free, Wandering River, and When All Is Said and Done, as well as her favourite pop classics, including At Last, Sweet Dreams Are Made of These, and There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow.
The Best Is Yet To Come: Dusk sings Bennett

The Best Is Yet To Come: Dusk sings Bennett

April 27, 2024    
7:30 pm
Platinum award-winning crooner Matt Dusk pays homage to the legendary Tony Bennett, in a toe-tapping, electrifying show titled The Best Is Yet To Come. Renowned for his remarkable vocal range and talent, Dusk brings to life the essence of Bennett's style and honors his musical legacy with classic hits such as "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," "The Way You Look Tonight," and "The Good Life." It's an unforgettable night of entertainment, nostalgia, and celebration of the enduring impact of one of America's most beloved singers.
Basic Training

Basic Training

April 23, 2024 - April 27, 2024    
8:00 pm
Written and performed by Kahlil Ashanti Basic Training chronicles Ashanti’s time on tour as a comedian, actor, dancer, and soldier while enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a member of the elite entertainment troupe ‘Tops in Blue.’ Less than 24 hours before departing for boot camp, a life-altering event forces him home to face the childhood he was trying so hard to forget. A staggering twenty-three characters, all dexterously played by Ashanti, guide Audiences through this award-winning true story.
Emo Night Brooklyn

Emo Night Brooklyn

April 27, 2024    
10:00 pm
Welcome to Emo Night Brooklyn, a late night DJ based dance party blasting all the favourte emo and pop punk jams! Some of the best artists and bands may even make a surprise appearnce and join the party. Get ready to scream your lungs out, mosh, and dance to all the best songs. Experience the awesomeness that is Emo Night Brooklyn!
Canadian Independent Bookstore Day

Canadian Independent Bookstore Day

April 27, 2024    
All Day
Canadians are invited to visit their local indie bookstore for Canadian Independent Bookstore Day (CIBD). This annual event, organized by the Canadian Independent Booksellers Association [...]
Jurassic Quest

Jurassic Quest

April 26, 2024 - April 28, 2024    
9:00 am
Jurassic Quest is an immersive traveling dinosaur event that features over 165 million years worth of life-size dinosaurs that move and roar! We set up the dinosaurs in scenes that reflect the habitat that paleontologists believe they lived in. This is North America’s largest animatronic dinosaur exhibit with a whole herd of life size realistic dinosaurs and activities for the whole family!
Edmonton Poetry Festival 2024

Edmonton Poetry Festival 2024

April 21, 2024 - April 28, 2024    
10:00 am
The Edmonton Poetry Festival swirls into town from April 21-28 with varied voices and current words all joining together. Over eight days, a dozen events will challenge and inspire, as special guests join local poets. There will be excitement and rapids in the stream, and pools of quiet contemplation. You can come to listen or share your work at an open mic. Volunteer. Learn in workshops. The river of voices has been flowing for generations—come and share the energy of what’s happening on the banks of right now!
Edmonton Music & Speech Arts Festival

Edmonton Music & Speech Arts Festival

April 15, 2024 - May 1, 2024    
All Day
The 116th Annual Edmonton Music & Speech Arts Festival (formerly known as the Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival) creates over 2,500 opportunities for over 20,000 music students, actors, musicians, and music lovers to perform in front of an audience and receive professional adjudication. Performances are FREE to attend. Choirs will run April 15-19; Bands will run April 22-26; the regular Solo Festival will run April 20 – May 1. Come out and see the stars of tomorrow, and help us celebrate over 100 years of Festival!
Pysanka Showcase

Pysanka Showcase

March 19, 2024 - May 6, 2024    
11:00 am
The annual ACUA Pysanka Showcase starts March 19. This year's showcase features some brand new work from a number of pysanka artists this Easter season. Update your Easter basket or give someone a truly unique handmade gift this season from a local artist.
Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival

Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival

April 26, 2024 - May 6, 2024    
All Day
This year’s festival has over 40 films, filmmaker panels, an animation workshop and more. Each film was selected by our jury from over 200 entries. There are documentaries, shorts, features, animations, and films from seasoned professionals and first time directors. The films hail from all over the world including: Canada, the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Chile, Japan, and for the first time, Iran. DIIFF will once again have both in person and online screenings.
The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

April 20, 2024 - May 12, 2024    
7:30 pm
Adapted by Catherine Bush from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, and directed by Daryl Cloran. A swashbuckling adventure for the whole family! Newly arrived in Paris, with the skill of a swordsman and the heart of a warrior, D’artagnan wishes to join the renowned Musketeers, but first he must prove himself worthy. To win the heart of Constance and save king and country he sets off with the Musketeers to thwart a plot by the evil Cardinal Richelieu. Together, they'll fight All For One and One For All! A co-production with the Arts Club Theatre Company in Vancouver.
Tiny Beautiful Things

Tiny Beautiful Things

April 24, 2024 - May 12, 2024    
7:30 pm
Anonymous online columnist “Sugar” receives thousands of letters asking for advice, and with her own particular brand of brutal honesty and incisive empathy, helps those [...]
Journey of the Horse

Journey of the Horse

April 20, 2024 - May 26, 2024    
11:00 am
Follow the journey of early Chinese settlers in Alberta in this two-part exhibit at the Mah Society of Edmonton. Come see our collection of fascinating objects, immerse yourself in our historic recreations, and read personal stories that illustrate the challenges and triumphs of Edmonton’s Chinese community. Immerse yourself in this historic experience and learn more about Edmonton’s past.
King of the Hill

King of the Hill

April 17, 2024 - May 29, 2024    
7:00 pm
A cast from the Grindstone Improv Ensemble pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create characters, scenes and comedy sketches on the spot. After each round, the audience decides on the winning pair who will stay on for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings. In this knockout comedy battle you'll see which fools are truly King of the Hill!
Creating Beauty - A Watercolour Exhibit

Creating Beauty - A Watercolour Exhibit

April 6, 2024 - June 2, 2024    
11:00 am
Exhibiting artworks created by a group of 11 emerging artists, alumni of the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension Visual Arts certificate Program, who studied the Introductory Watercolour Technique course with curator Amy Loewan. The theme of this exhibition is about creating beauty. It is not about 'pretty or glamour', it is about expressing beauty with a deep sense of reverence to human relationships and to the natural world.
All Guts, No Glory Art Exhibit

All Guts, No Glory Art Exhibit

April 26, 2024 - June 8, 2024    
10:00 am
All Guts, No Glory – a body of most recent and compelling works by Krissya Iraheta, an emerging American-born and Edmonton-based interdisciplinary visual artists – is an exploration of lost innocence and resilience in the darkest of times. Iraheta brings together themes of trauma, religion, sexuality, interiority, and the harsh struggle to suppress vulnerability in order to survive.
Panoramada Art Exhibit

Panoramada Art Exhibit

April 26, 2024 - June 8, 2024    
10:00 am
PANORAMADA – the exquisitely executed body of textile works by Caitlin Thompson, a Calgary-based textile and multimedia artist and art educator – animates the gallery space with colorful needleworks incorporating embroidery, appliqué, and repeating patterns. The natural and the digital collide in imagery of landscapes – made both by hand and with machine. PANORAMADA is an exhibition of embroidermation – combining both embroidery and animation to create looping, revolving scenes of landscapes nodding towards the history of the panoramic vista.
Grindstone Theatre School's Spring camps and classes are live!

Grindstone Theatre School's Spring camps and classes are live!

April 13, 2024 - June 9, 2024    
All Day
The Grindstone Theatre School Spring Classes are now open for registration! This spring, Grindstone Theatre School’s programming offers a variety of returning favourites, and new classes launching by popular demand.
Minutiae

Minutiae

March 9, 2024 - June 15, 2024    
10:00 am
Minutiae is a fascinating display of miniature artworks created by 54 artists across Canada. These tiny works are meant to be observed up close and personal, exploring the intricate details and thoughtfully crafted designs. The exhibition includes diverse works, such as aspic salad brooches, miniature pottery studios, and silver candlesticks designed for birthday candles. Each piece showcases the artist's attention to detail and ability to create in the smallest forms. What does minutiae mean to you? Come and explore this unique exhibition and discover the magnitude in the minutest of details.
Musical Mornings

Musical Mornings

April 21, 2024 - June 16, 2024    
9:00 am
Join Ms. Kate for a musical morning and meet musicians from the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Together, you'll sing, laugh, and be amazed by all the things instruments can do with a fun variety of familiar tunes. Designed for ages 1 - 5, come and learn with your child in the upstairs lobby of the Winspear Centre.
The Beach Boys of Summer

The Beach Boys of Summer

April 12, 2024 - June 16, 2024    
6:30 pm
Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents The Beach Boys of Summer. Get ready to be transported back to summer with a show that celebrates the iconic Beach Boys and their timeless sound. So grab your sunglasses and get ready to feel the warmth of the sun and the sound of the surf as we take you back to the beach for an unforgettable night.
09 Apr

Grease!

April 9, 2024 - June 16, 2024    
All Day
GREASE IS THE WORD! Get ready to hand jive – the most iconic rockabilly musical in the world is coming to the Mayfield! It’s 1959 [...]
Echoes of Thunder

Echoes of Thunder

February 24, 2024 - June 22, 2024    
12:00 pm
In Chinese culture, the dragon is a mythical shapeshifter whose most common form is a composite of various animals. As a revered protector that remains obscured from human sight, the legend of the dragon is rooted in the sound and rain of thunderstorms and other weather events. Using select objects from the Mactaggart Art Collection, Echoes of Thunder: Unveiling the Mythical Chinese Dragon aims to illustrate the origin of the Chinese dragon and its importance and significance in Chinese culture. Available for viewing on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Angkor's way!

Angkor's way!

February 23, 2024 - June 28, 2024    
10:00 am
In the heart of an ancient empire lies a tale waiting to be told, and this February, the world is invited to embark on an extraordinary journey through history. Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia, an international feature exhibition, promises an immersive experience that unveils the secrets of one of the greatest empires the world has even known. Become a part of the Angkor narrative with interactive activities that let you build a temple, touch ancient sculptures, and flex your archaeological detective skills. It’s not just a spectator sport; it’s an opportunity to be an active participant in the unravelling of Angkor’s mysteries. 
The 11 O'Clock Number

The 11 O'Clock Number

April 13, 2024 - June 29, 2024    
9:00 pm
The 11 O’clock Number is Grindstone’s award winning improvised musical comedy! Based on suggestions from the audience the cast improvises a brand new musical comedy on the spot, complete with twisting plots and showstopping numbers. Laughs are guaranteed.
Ebb and Flow

Ebb and Flow

March 23, 2024 - July 7, 2024    
11:00 am
The works in Ebb and Flow are about water in its literal form, the manipulation of water as tool of colonial violence, water as matrilineal connector and water as earth forming geological force and keeper of geologic time.
Dwayne Martineau: Boreal Fortress

Dwayne Martineau: Boreal Fortress

March 2, 2024 - August 4, 2024    
11:00 am
Boreal Fortress uses images of trees, bark, weeds and detritus from our aspen parkland ecosystem that are made uncanny through mirroring techniques. This installation towers above Main Hall and its massive scale is designed to make the images of trees feel strange yet familiar. This cluster of trees suggests a secret passageway or a swirling vortex. However, this is an illusionistic fictional entryway into an elusive space that cannot be entered. This fortress gives a feeling of discovery but confronts viewers with a space they cannot enter and forces you to think about what we can and cannot access. Boreal Fortress evokes a sense of ancient connection to environmental knowledge that lays beyond the conscious mind.
Dinosaurs - The Exhibition

Dinosaurs - The Exhibition

March 23, 2024 - September 9, 2024    
9:00 am
Get up close with life-sized dinosaurs and skeleton casts that will bring you back to the Mesozoic Era, time of the dinosaurs, which includes the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. Hear them roar, see them move, and compare how you measure up over 10,000 square feet of dinosaurs!
Here & Now Exhibit

Here & Now Exhibit

April 17, 2024 - September 29, 2024    
10:00 am
Discover Alberta’s unique cultural heritage through Albertan artists. Presented in partnership with the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA), Here & Now showcases 12 Alberta artists whose work was recently acquired to AFA’s collection through the Art Acquisition by Application program. The artworks featured in Here & Now tackle themes of identity, dis/ability, female strength, and human impacts on the land. These artists join the more than 1,700 Albertans represented in the AFA Art Collection, the biggest and only public art collection dedicated to Alberta art.
Damian Moppett: Untitled Abstract Drawing in Space

Damian Moppett: Untitled Abstract Drawing in Space

March 17, 2020 - December 31, 2024    
11:00 am
The Art Gallery of Alberta commissioned Canadian artist Damian Moppett to create an installation for long-term display in the AGA Atrium. This work is intended to be a scaled-up sketch that occupies the space in the AGA's atrium as if it was drawn in the air. Shapes and lines are fabricated out of cut aluminum plate, which have been arranged and painted to recreate a 'fast' artistic abstract drawing. Moppett's recent large-scale public sculptures have all been centered around the idea of making a relatively 'quick' drawing or painting into a large three-dimensional sculpture while still trying to convey the immediate graphic simplicity of the original drawing or painting. This work will maintain the qualities of a sketch with drawing materials and blow them up to architectural or larger-than-life scale.
Probably Plausibly Possibly

Probably Plausibly Possibly

March 23, 2024 - March 1, 2025    
11:00 am
Probably, Plausibly, Possibly is the newest iteration of our Children’s Gallery seeking to imagine what the AGA will be another 100 years into the future. Kids and families step into a time machine where they listen to and hear what is happening in a future world. As co-creators of the future, kids participate in reflective art activities to cultivate a vision and path forward.