Events

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.
26 Apr

2024 DREAMSPEAKERS INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL

April 26, 2024 - May 6, 2024    
All Day
Welcome to the Dreamspeakers International Indigenous FIlm Festival (DIIFF) 2024!  April 26-May 8, 2024 ᐃᑕᐦ ᑲᒋᒧᔭᐦᐠ Where We Tell the Story This year’s festival has [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.