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summercity.ca

Your Ultimate Guide to

SUMMER

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in Edmonton and Surrounding Area


CONTENTS SUMMER 2017

PUBLISHER, SALES

Rob Lightfoot rob@t8nmagazine.com 780 940 6212

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, ART DIRECTOR

Carmen D. Hrynchuk editor@t8nmagazine.com

MAPS 8 EDMONTON & SURROUNDING AREAS

71 SKATEPARKS

ADVENTURE

72 PARKS & LIBRARIES

56 SOAK UP SOME CINEMA

74 POOLS & SPRAY PARKS

73 MAJOR PARKS & LIBRARIES

FOOD

75 POOLS & SPRAY PARKS

26 GEPPETTO’S GELATO

EVENT LISTINGS BY MONTH

28 BRAGGING RIGHTS IN A JAR

10 JUNE

57 THE ALBERTA AVIATION MUSEUM

Inspiring smiles by the scoop

A showoff’s guide to making condiments

30 BREAD WINNERS

42 JULY

Butter up to Edmonton’s bread scene

76 AUGUST 63 ALL SUMMER

New look, new stories, new adventure!

58 THE PRINTS AND THE PAPER Getting eclectic on 124th Street

STYLE

32 THEY’VE GOT SPIRITS, YES THEY DO!

84 SEPTEMBER

Relive history at Fort Edmonton’s movie night

100 HELLO, YELLOW! Colour you happy

Edmonton’s first distillery success story

101 DON’T MIND IF I SHOE!

SPECIAL LISTINGS BY CATEGORY

34 LET THERE BE COCKTAILS

60 AMUSEMENT CENTRES

37 VOLCANIC VINO

ADDITIONAL CONTENT

38 A LICK & A PROMISE

99 ADVERTISER LIST

62 FARMERS’ MARKETS 66 SUMMER FESTIVALS

Ready, set, sip!

Making wine from the ashes

Chilling out just got tastier

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ello, and welcome to our second edition of Summer in the City—your ultimate guide to summer fun. We couldn’t be more excited to share our 2017 compilation of things to do, taste, explore and count down to this summer.

Carmen D. Hrynchuk Editor-in-Chief

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Like last year, we met, worked with and wrote about some amazing people for this issue and hope you’ll enjoy “meeting them” as much as we did. When we weren’t busy profiling businesses, compiling event listings or writing about new adventures, we were working up an appetite—

Everything’s coming up stylish

DESIGN, CREATIVE, PRODUCTION Correna Saunders

DESIGN

Megan Hoskin

LISTINGS, OFFICE MANAGEMENT Janice Lightfoot

PROOFREADING Jennie Drent Amy Lightfoot

CONTRIBUTORS Shawna Dirksen Markwell Lyon Robert Michon Simone Tiemstra

PROUDLY PUBLISHED BY T8N Publishing Inc. #176, 311 Bellerose Drive St. Albert, Alberta T8N 5C9 Copyright of T8N Publishing Inc. Reproduction of copyright material, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited.

for cocktails! … and locally distilled spirits, and some wine too. In fact, our entire food section is bigger and better than last year’s. Perfect popsicle and gelato recipes? We’ve got them. Tips for pickling ginger and making brag-worthy condiments? You bet. There’s even a guide to discovering Edmonton’s bread scene. That’s right. The only carbs we’re cutting this summer are with a bread knife. Ready to join us? Then start here. It’s summer in the city! Let’s make it one to remember. See you next year.

We have made every effort to find and confirm details of the listings, but in this changing world, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the listings. Please look online or call for confirmation. This is a free publication made available on the basis of one copy per person, please.


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ROCKIN JAKE

Blues on Whyte I 10329-82 Avenue I 9 pm bluesonwhyte.com

TECHNOLOGICAL WANDERS M

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THUR, JUNE 1 ARTWALK M

Downtown St. Albert I 6 pm–9 pm I Explore downtown St. Albert while visiting eight venues, each with unique exhibits. Why not stop at a funky restaurant for dinner or coffee while you are there? artwalkstalbert.com

4’S A CROWD

New West Hotel I 15025-111 Avenue I 8 pm newwesthotel.net

BIKE TO THE SYMPHONY

BikeWorks South I 8001-102 Street to the Winspear Centre I 6:30 pm–11 pm edmontonbikes.ca/symphony

DEREK SEGUIN

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 With guests Adam Blank and Alex Fortin. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL PRESENTS PRO-CORO CANADA CONCERT: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES All Saints' Anglican Cathedral I 10035-103 Street I 7:30 pm I $30 I An exploration of childhood as experienced through diverse cultures around the world and here at home. boxoffice.tixonthesquare.ca

DINO DOMINELLI GROUP

Yardbird Suite I 10203-86 Avenue I 7 pm I $15 yardbirdsuite.com

ESO & WINSPEAR OVERTURE TOUR

Winspear Centre I 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square I Noon edmontonsymphony.com 780 428 1414

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FAKE SHARK

The Forge on Whyte I 10549-82 Avenue I 8 pm I With guests Real Zombie and RC Sindicate. facebook.com/pg/Theforgeyeg

FLASHDANCE: AN 80’S FLASHBACK

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I 6:15 pm I $69.95 adults edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS M

Various venues in St. Albert I 9:30 am–3:30 pm I $13 feature performances, $3 site activities Today is tailored for schools and groups. stalbert.ca/exp/childfest

JAILHOUSE ROCK

Cinema Series Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park I Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive I $10.50 I Elvis showed his amazing acting talent as well as his legendary singing voice in this movie about a teenager who becomes a rock star after serving a prison sentence. fortedmontonpark.ca 780 442 5311

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Mayfield Dinner Theatre I 16615109 Avenue I 6 pm I $90–$100 adults mayfieldtheatre.ca 780 483 4051

NEXTFEST OPENING NIGHT The Roxy on Gateway I 8529 Gateway Boulevard I 8 pm I Featuring Titans of Industry, Adrianne Salmon, Spectrums and Nadine Kellman. nextfest.org

NEXTFEST THEATRE PERFORMANCES

Garnish at The Roxy on Gateway I 8529 Gateway Boulevard I 6 pm I Everyone we know will be there at Westridge House, 230 Westridge Road, 7 pm & 9 pm. nextfest.org

Art Gallery of St. Albert I 19 Perron Street I 6 pm–9 pm I Take a walk through the wonderfully vibrant world of art educator and artist Twyla Exner. Technological Wanders explores the potential of technology to go awry, spawning mutant living forms that thrive in the man-made landscape. Emerging from the idea of technological and electronic self-reproduction, these works imagine the evolution of electronic devices. artgalleryofstalbert.ca

THE SALON OF THE TALKING TURK

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 7:30 pm I Stewart Lemoine’s effervescent comedy depicts the arrival of a charismatic automaton among Long Island high society in the 1920s. teatroq.com

FRI, JUNE 2 26TH ANNUAL BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH: KICK-OFF BREAKFAST & CONCUSSION CONFERENCE

Chateau Louis I 11727 Kingsway I 7 am breakfast, 9 am–4 pm conference braincarecentre.com

4’S A CROWD

New West Hotel I 15025-111 Avenue I 8 pm newwesthotel.net

BLACK PUSSY

Rendezvous Pub I 10108-149 Street I 7 pm I With The Electric Revival, Tyler Dory Trio and SONS.

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE HALIFAX CAMERATA SINGERS CONCERT: THE VOICES OF OUR PAST

All Saints' Anglican Cathedral I 10035-103 Street I 8 pm I $30 This concert will highlight our history, culture and where we came from with thought-provoking and energy-charged repertoire. boxoffice.tixonthesquare.ca

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. BROOKS

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

ELLEN DOTY

Yardbird Suite I 10203-86 Avenue I 7 pm I $26 I With Guests Eli Bennett. Ellen Doty is a Calgarybased vocalist who beautifully intertwines her jazz roots with folk and pop elements. yardbirdsuite.com

FARMERS’ DAYS RODEO & EXHIBITION M

Stony Plain I Heritage Park I 5100-41 Avenue I 4:30 pm– 11:30 pm I $15 I Kinsmen Kid’s Zone and Outdoor Trade Show at Parkland Pioneer Museum, 5120-41 Avenue. stonyplain.com

DIVAS OF THE NIGHT, NUOVA FESTIVAL

Convocation Hall, U of A I 7:30 pm I $20–$24 I Scene excerpts of your favourite opera and musical theatre female roles. operanuova.ca

EDMONTON CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Edmonton Expo Centre I 7515118 Avenue I 3 pm I $19.95 albertabeerfestivals.com

SPACE JESUS & WICK IT THE INSTIGATOR

The Starlite Room I 10030-102 Street I 9 pm I $25 at ticketfly.com starliteroom.ca

TALLEST TO SHORTEST

Needle Vinyl Tavern I 10526 Jasper Avenue I 5:30 pm theneedle.ca

THEATRE SPORTS

Citadel Theatre I 9828-101a Avenue NW I 7:30 pm & 10 pm I $13.71 including fees I Teams go head-to-head in a battle of wits while competing to be the audience’s favourite. It’s a bare-knuckle chuckle fest. rapidfiretheatre.com

THE BEST IS YET TO COME: SINATRA & BEYOND

THE JONI PROJECT

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS M

THE SALON OF THE TALKING TURK

The Forge on Whyte I 10549-82 Avenue I 8 pm facebook.com/pg/Theforgeyeg

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm & 9:45 pm I $24.95 I With guests Adam Blank and Alex Fortin. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

9910 I 9910b-109 Street NW I 9 pm I $15 I An all-rhythm section, high-kicking, collection of local rock stalwarts, diving headfirst into the world of electronic music. yeglive.ca

FORSAKEN RITE CD RELEASE

DEF LEPPARD

DEREK SEGUIN

SHOUT OUT OUT OUT OUT

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, I Phase 1, WEM I 6:15 pm I $79.95 adults edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

FLASHDANCE: AN 80’S FLASHBACK

Yuk Yuks I 3103 Fort Road I 8 pm I $18.10 I With William Hannigan and James Nall. yukyuks.com 780 481 9857 Rogers Place I 10220-104 Avenue I 7 pm I $45 and up I With Poison and Tesla. ticketmaster.ca

Blues on Whyte I 10329-82 Avenue I 9 pm bluesonwhyte.com

Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre I 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 8 pm I $93 I Frank Sinatra could change an ordinary song into a classic and a great song into a moment etched indelibly in your memory. edmontonsymphony.com 780 428 1414

Various venues in St. Albert I 9:30 am–3:30 pm I $13 feature performances, $3 site activities Today is tailored for schools and groups. stalbert.ca/exp/childfest

BRYAN O’GORMAN

ROCKIN JAKE

Mayfield Dinner Theatre I 16615-109 Avenue I 6 pm I $105–$115 adults mayfieldtheatre.ca 780 483 4051

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

NEXTFEST THEATRE PERFORMANCES

Charred at The Roxy on Gateway I 8529 Gateway Boulevard I 6:30 pm I No Allegiances at The Roxy on Gateway I 8529 Gateway Boulevard I 5 pm I Everyone we know will be there at Westridge House, 230 Westridge Road, 7 pm & 9 pm. nextfest.org

Blue Chair Café I 9624-76 Avenue I 8:30 pm I $17 bluechair.ca

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 7:30 pm I Stewart Lemoine’s effervescent comedy depicts the arrival of a charismatic automaton among Long Island high society in the 1920s. teatroq.com

THE TRASH GALA

The Roxy on Gateway I 8529 Gateway Boulevard I 9 pm nextfest.org

TOM LISKE

Comedy Factory, Gateway Entertainment Centre I 34 Avenue I 8:30 pm I $20 thecomedyfactory.com 780 469 4999

SAT, JUNE 3 4’S A CROWD

New West Hotel I 15025-111 Avenue I 8 pm newwesthotel.net

BELVEDERE

Needle Vinyl Tavern I 10526 Jasper Avenue I 8 pm I $20 at yeglive.ca I With guests Mystery Weekend and Drive by Punch. theneedle.ca


BONNIE FEST

Bonnie Doon Community Centre I 86 Avenue & rue Marie-Anne Gaboury I 11 am I Who’s excited for this year's festival? There will be pony rides, face painting, popcorn, bike tune-ups and much more. The best part—it’s all free! bonniefest.ca

BORDEAUX FUTURES TASTING DeVine Wine I 10111-104 Street I 7 pm I $65 devinewines.ca/events

C3 EDMONTON WOMEN’S BRUNCH

C3 Edmonton I 9425-76 Avenue NW I 9 am I $20 I Do you feel stuck in your busy “Martha” ways and want the freedom of sitting at the feet of Jesus like Mary? Then you want to be at this brunch!

eventbrite.ca/e/c3-edmonton-womens-brunch-tickets-32826467849

CHIMPROV

Citadel Theatre I 9828-101a Avenue NW I 10 pm I $13.31 including fees I CHiMPROV is Rapid Fire Theatre's long form improv show, featuring three different groups performing long-form improvisation. rapidfiretheatre.com

DEREK SEGUIN

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7 pm & 9:30 pm I $24.95 I With guests Adam Blank and Alex Fortin. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

DINE BY ASTOTIN LAKE M

Elk Island National Park I 6:30 pm I $150 I Chef Brad Smoliak transports his kitchen to the park and prepares each dinner on site. The menu is family style and includes the flavours of the area—including bison. kitchenbybrad.ca

EAST COAST PARTY M

Morinville I Morinville Community Cultural Centre I 9502-100 Avenue

I 5 pm I $65 I Enjoy an East Coast Surf and Turf dinner with comedy entertainment provided by the hilariously famous Jimmy Flynn. morinville.ca

EDMONTON CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Edmonton Expo Centre I 7515118 Avenue I 3 pm I $19.95 albertabeerfestivals.com

EDMONTON FESTIVAL OF QUILTS

Central Lions Seniors’ Centre I 11113-113 Street I $8 I Demonstrations of simple hand-stitched projects, “build a quilt” for sewers and non-sewers and shopping for the perfect handmade gift at our special members market. edqg.ca

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL PRESENTS VOCES NORDICAE: EARTH CALL All Saints' Anglican Cathedral I 10035-103 Street I 8 pm I $30 I Earth Call brings to light the United Nation’s global development goals through newly written music, film and images. boxoffice.tixonthesquare.ca

FAMILY FUN DAY M

Sherwood Park I Birch Bay Ranch 51505 RR 215 I 2 pm–6 pm I $20 per family I Family Fun Day is an exciting, activity-packed day with something for everyone to enjoy. Come enjoy zip-lining, rock climbing, rappelling and more with our state-of-the-art high ropes course for kids 8yrs and older, including adults. Kids under 8yrs can have a blast having pony rides and playing in bouncy castles. There will be hayrides all day for everyone, plus a delicious barbecue. birchbayranch.com

FARMERS’ DAYS RODEO & EXHIBITION M

Stony Plain I Heritage Park I 5100-41 Avenue I 6:30 pm– 11:30 pm I $15 I Kinsmen Kid’s Zone and Outdoor Trade Show

at Parkland Pioneer Museum, 5120-41 Avenue. stonyplain.com

FLASHDANCE: AN 80’S FLASHBACK

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I 6:15 pm I $79.95 adults edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

FUTURESMUT: THE 10TH ANNUAL SMUT CABARET

performances, $3 site activities Featured performers include Jonathan Burns, Bam Percussion, Madagascar—A musical Adventure, Splash ’N Boots. stalbert.ca/exp/childfest

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

BRYAN O’GORMAN

MAESTRO

Yuk Yuks I 13103 Fort Road I 8 pm & 10:30 pm I $18.10 I With William Hannigan and James Nall. yukyuks.com 780 481 9857

The Roxy on Gateway I 8529 Gateway Boulevard I 9 pm I FutureSmut is a multi-disciplinary performance party celebrating everything lewd, crude, risqué and sexual. Costumes and/or lack thereof encouraged. 18+ event. nextfest.org

GOURMET DESSERT TOUR

HEART OF THE CITY FESTIVAL

JACK SEMPLE

Giovanni Caboto Park I 10947-95 Street I Featuring live music, art and other entertainment in the downtown core. heartcityfest.com

HERMAN'S HERMITS

Century Casino I 13103 Fort Road I 8 pm I $62.95 Featuring Peter Noone. ticketmaster.ca

HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA’S PLAY ON

WEM I 8882-170 Street I All day I Register to play or cheer from the sidelines, and take in the ultimate street hockey experience in Edmonton. playon.ca 519 204 5692

HOLLERADO

The Starlite Room I 10030-102 Street I 9 pm I $20 at ticketfly.com I With guests Little Junior and Everett Bird starliteroom.ca

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS M

Various venues in St. Albert I 9:30 am–3:30 pm I $13 feature

North entrance, City Hall I 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 2 pm–4 pm I $40 I From soft ice cream sandwiches with Pinocchio’s ice cream centre to the world’s rarest chocolate, this tour will get your blood sugar boiling. eatyeg.com Blue Chair Café I 9624-76 Avenue I 8:30 pm I $20 I Jack is master of the guitar. His skill will have you on the edge of your seat as he puts his “axe” through a wide range of the styles and genres from blues to classical to jazz. bluechair.ca

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Mayfield Dinner Theatre I 16615-109 Avenue I 6 pm I $105–$115 adults mayfieldtheatre.ca 780 483 4051

LEGACY PARK FAMILY FESTIVAL Edmonton Metro, Fort Saskatchewan I Legacy Park I 100 Avenue & 101 Street I 10:30 am–3 pm I Local community bands, vocalists and dancers will entertain you at the Legacy Park Band Shell. Throughout the day, you can restore your energy at various food and treat booths that are run by local youth organizations. The Legacy Park Family Festival is also the time when we officially welcome back our “Best Loved City SHEEP!” fortsask.ca

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 1 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

Citadel Theatre I 9828-101a Avenue NW I 7:30 pm I $13.71 including fees I Maestro is a competitive improv form that pits players against each other, battling for the love of the crowd. rapidfiretheatre.com

NEXT FEST THEATRE PERFORMANCES

The Roxy on Gateway I 8529 Gateway Boulevard I Nest at noon; The Jackal and her Reflection at 1:30 pm; Garnish at 4 pm. I Everyone we know will be there at Westridge House, 230 Westridge Road, 7 pm & 9 pm. nextfest.org

ROCKIN JAKE

Blues on Whyte I 10329-82 Avenue I 9 pm bluesonwhyte.com

SACRED GEOMETRY & CRYSTAL GRIDS WORKSHOP

Sanctuary of Wellness I 1 pm I When we work with the powerful consciousness of sacred geometry, we align to our original divine imprint and source energy. eventbrite.ca

SHOUT OUT OUT OUT OUT

9910 I 9910b-109 Street NW I 9 pm I $15 I An all-rhythm section, high-kicking, collection of local rock stalwarts, diving headfirst into the world of electronic music. yeglive.ca

SOUND BODACIOUS

Cha Island I 10332-81 Avenue NW I 9 pm I $10

SONGS FROM ASIA, NUOVA FESTIVAL

Ukrainian National Federation Hall I 10629-98 Street I 7:30 pm

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$16–$20 I Highlighting musical and performance culture brought to Canada by immigrants from Eastern Europe and Asia. operanuova.ca

SOUL2SOUL: THE WORLD TOUR 2017

Rogers Place I 10220-104 Avenue I 7:30 pm I $100 and up I Featuring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. ticketmaster.ca

SPROUTS FESTIVAL

Westbury Theatre I 10330-84 Avenue I 1 pm for lobby events, 2 pm for theatre I $7.50, free (3yrs and under) I Introduce or foster a love for the theatre. Sprouts Festival creates and performs theatre for your little (or not so little) ones. Come and enjoy. concretetheatre.ca/Sprouts2017

THE BEST IS YET TO COME: SINATRA AND BEYOND

SUN, JUNE 4 DEREK SEGUIN

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7 pm I $16.50 I With guests Adam Blank and Alex Fortin thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

EDMONTON FESTIVAL OF QUILTS

Central Lions Seniors’ Centre I 11113-113 Street I $8 I Demonstrations of simple handstitched projects, “build a quilt” for sewers and non-sewers, and shopping for the perfect handmade gift at our special members market. edqg.ca

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL PRESENTS GALA CONCERT

Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 8 pm I $93 I Frank Sinatra could change an ordinary song into a classic and a great song into a moment etched indelibly in your memory. edmontonsymphony.com 780 428 1414

All Saints' Anglican Cathedral I 10035-103 Street I 2:30 pm I $30 I The world-renowned guest conductor Robert Sund will lead a mass choir in the concluding gala concert of the festival. boxoffice.tixonthesquare.ca

THE SALON OF THE TALKING TURK

Stony Plain I Heritage Park I 5100-41 Avenue I 9:30 am–5:30 pm I $15 I Kinsmen Kid’s Zone and Outdoor Trade Show at Parkland Pioneer Museum, 5120-41 Avenue. stonyplain.com

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 2 pm & 7:30 pm I Stewart Lemoine’s effervescent comedy depicts the arrival of a charismatic automaton among Long Island high society in the 1920s. teatroq.com

FARMERS’ DAYS RODEO & EXHIBITION M

FLASHDANCE: AN 80’S FLASHBACK

Shakers Roadhouse I 15004 Yellowhead Trail I 9 pm I $10 yeglive.ca

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I 5 pm I $69.95 adults edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

TOM LISKE

HEART OF THE CITY FESTIVAL

TIME WARP

Comedy Factory, Gateway Entertainment Centre I 34 Avenue I 8:30 pm I $20 thecomedyfactory.com 780 469 4999

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Giovanni Caboto Park I 10947-95 Street I Featuring live music, art and other entertainment in the downtown core. heartcityfest.com

HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA’S PLAY ON

WEM I 8882-170 Street I All day I Register to play or cheer from the sidelines, and take in the ultimate street hockey experience in Edmonton. playon.ca 519 204 5692

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS M

Various venues in St. Albert I 9:30 am–3:30 pm I $13 feature performances, $3 site activities Featured performers include Jonathan Burns, Bam Percussion, Madagascar—A musical Adventure, Splash ’N Boots. stalbert.ca/exp/childfest

JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY & KURIMOTO JAPANESE GARDEN SPRING FESTIVAL M

Devon I Devonian Botanic Gardens, 5 km north of Devon on HWY 60 I 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm & 2:15 pm I $13.50 adult, $5 youth, $3 child (most of festival is included in admission); $7.50 adult for tea Experience Japanese culture in a unique setting. Traditional tea offerings are hosted at the Ozawa Pavilion, an authentic Japanese Tea House, or in the adjacent Ikoi no ba (a “cozy place to gather”), both overlooking the tranquil Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Japanese sweets and tea are provided to guests, as well as an explanation of the tea ceremony. devonian.ualberta.ca

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Mayfield Dinner Theatre I 16615109 Avenue I 10 am & 6 pm I $80–$90 adults (10 am show); $90–$100 adults (5:30 pm show) mayfieldtheatre.ca 780 483 4051

MUSIC AMONG FRIENDS

Muttart Hall I 10050 MacDonald Drive I 7:30 pm I $37.50 boxoffice.tixonthesquare.ca

NEXT FEST THEATRE NUOVA FESTIVAL

Sacred Song Concert & Tea Robertson-Wesley United Church I 10209-123 Street I 1:30 pm I $17–$20 I Concert of beautiful sacred music, followed by tea and delicious treats provided by La Favorite Pastry Shop. Behind the Scenes Masterclass The Atrium, Kings University I 9125-50 Street I 6:30 pm I $15 I Ever wonder what goes into becoming a musical theatre singer? Come see Robert Ursan work with emerging artists from across Canada. operanuova.ca

PERFORMANCES

The Roxy on Gateway I 8529 Gateway Boulevard I Charred at 2 pm; No Allegiances at 4 pm; The Jackal & Her Reflection 6 pm. nextfest.org

ROCKIN JAKE

Blues on Whyte I 10329-82 Avenue I 9 pm bluesonwhyte.com

SEASON FINALE CONCERT

Winspear Centre I 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 7:30 pm I $25 at the door I A presentation of Cosmopolitan Music Society. cosmopolitanmusic.org

SPEAK

The Roxy on Gateway Theatre I 8529 Gateway Blvd I 8 pm I Poetry performance nextfest.org

SPROUTS FESTIVAL

Westbury Theatre I 10330-84 Avenue I 1 pm for lobby events, 2 pm for theatre I $7.50, free (3yrs and under) I Introduce or foster a love for theatre. Sprouts Festival creates and performs theatre for your little (or not so little) ones. Come and enjoy. concretetheatre.ca/Sprouts2017

TURBULENCE

Have Mercy I 8232 Gateway Boulevard I 9 pm I $10 havemercy.ca

JUNE 5–11 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Mayfield Dinner Theatre I 16615109 Avenue I Tue–Wed 6 pm, $85–$95 adults; Wed 10 am, $80–$90 adults; Thur 6 pm, $90–$100 adults; Fri–Sat 6 pm, $115–$105 adults; Sun 10 am, $90–$100 adults; Sun 5:30 pm, $90–$100 adults. Ends June 11. mayfieldtheatre.ca 780 483 4051

SILVERADO

New West Hotel I 15025-111 Avenue I 8 pm I Until June 10 newwesthotel.net

TAYLOR SCOTT BAND

Blues on Whyte I 10329-82 Avenue I Wed–Sun 9 pm bluesonwhyte.com

MON, JUNE 5 BATTLE TO THE FUNNY BONE

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $7 I Featuring a comedy battle and the audience picks the topic. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

CONVEYER

Needle Vinyl Tavern I 10526 Jasper Avenue I 8 pm I $5 at yeglive.ca I With guests Church Tongue and Kennedy. theneedle.ca

JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY & KURIMOTO JAPANESE GARDEN SPRING FESTIVAL M

Devon I Devonian Botanic Gardens, 5 km north of Devon on HWY 60 I 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm & 2:15 pm I $13.50 adult, $5


youth, $3 child (most of festival is included in admission); $7.50 adult for tea Experience Japanese culture in a unique setting. Traditional tea offerings are hosted at the Ozawa Pavilion, an authentic Japanese Tea House, or in the adjacent Ikoi no ba (a “cozy place to gather”), both overlooking the tranquil Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Japanese sweets and tea are provided to guests, as well as an explanation of the tea ceremony. devonian.ualberta.ca

LAUGHTER’S BEST

Royal Alberta Museum I 12845102 I 8 pm I $6 I Watch the film “Airplane!” Stupid, but uproarious lampoon of disaster flicks, with the plane crew laid low by food poisoning. Passengers become increasingly crazed and ground support are more surreal as our clueless substitute struggles to land the plane. 780 439 5285

NEXT FEST THEATRE PERFORMANCES

Westridge House I 230 Westridge Road I 7 pm I Everyone we know will be there. nextfest.org

TUE, JUNE 6 NEXT FEST THEATRE PERFORMANCES

The Roxy on Gateway I 8529 Gateway Boulevard I The Jackal & Her Reflection, 6 pm I Everyone we know will be there at Westridge House, 230 Westridge Road, 7 pm. nextfest.org

NUMUSIC SHOWCASE

NuMusic Showcase I The Yardbird Suite I 10203 86 Ave I 9pm features a bouquet of emerging talent from Edmonton’s local music scene. nextfest.org

OIL CITY ROLLER DERBY

automaton among Long Island high society in the 1920s. teatroq.com

THE TIES THAT BIND

The Roxy on Gateway Theatre I 8529 Gateway Blvd I 9pm I A selection of short films from emerging Canadian talent. nextfest.org

WED, JUNE 7 ASIF ALI

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 With guests Ken Hicks and Carina Morton. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

Edmonton Sports Dome I 1010432 Avenue I 6 pm I $10 I This is a co-ed scrimmage open to all fully benchmarked adult skaters. Sorry, no juniors. There is a $10 drop-in fee. Please bring both a black shirt and a red shirt with your name and number on it. ocrd.ca

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THE SALON OF THE TALKING TURK

Holy Trinity Anglican Church I 10037-84 Avenue I 7:30 pm $15–$18 I Enjoy an intimate evening of French Mélodie, performed by emerging artists from across Canada. operanuova.ca

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 7:30 pm I Stewart Lemoine’s effervescent comedy depicts the arrival of a charismatic

Devon I Community Centre I 34 St. Lawrence Avenue I 5 pm Free I Kick-off barbecue and a live band. devondays.ca

FRENCH SONG SOIREE, NUOVA FESTIVAL

FUTURE: NOBODY SAFE TOUR Rogers Place I 10220-104 Avenue I 7 pm I $40 and up I Featuring Future, Migos, Tory Lanez, A$AP Ferg and Zoey Dollaz. ticketmaster.ca

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

NEXT FEST THEATRE PERFORMANCES

The Roxy on Gateway I 8529 Gateway Boulevard I Nest at 5 pm; No Allegiances at 7:30 pm. Everyone we know will be there at Westridge House, 230 Westridge Road, 7 pm & 9 pm. nextfest.org

THE FLATLINERS

Needle Vinyl Tavern I 10526 Jasper Avenue I 8 pm I $20 at yeglive.ca I With guests the Dirty Nil and Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs. theneedle.ca

RUFUS DU SOUL

Union Hall I 6240-99 Street I 8 pm I $30 unionhall.ca

SHOW & TELL COMEDY

The Roxy on Gateway Theatre I 8529 Gateway Blvd I 9pm I engaging storytellers paired with Edmonton’s most dynamic photographers to present an evening of audiovisual performances and side-splitting comedy. nextfest.org

4 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 8 pm I $49–$79 I Featuring magical music from all eight movies by John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper and Alexandre Desalt. edmontonsymphony.com 780 428 1414

THE SALON OF THE TALKING TURK

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 7:30 pm I Stewart Lemoine’s effervescent comedy depicts the arrival of a charismatic automaton among Long Island high society in the 1920s. teatroq.com

SPRING CONCERT ST. ALBERT COMMUNITY BAND sacb.ca

THINK PINK

Vines I 2331 Rabbit Hill Road I 7 pm I $29.99 I A rose tasting to kick off the summer. vineswinemerchants.com

TOURS FOR TOTS

Art Gallery of Alberta I Sir Winston Churchill Square I 10 am–11 am I Art Moves. Where can you find movement in the art gallery? Use Fischli and Weiss’s The Way Things Go for inspiration before creating your own causal contraption to make some movement! youraga.ca

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THUR, JUNE 8 AMADEUS

Cinema Series Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park I Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive I $10.50 I F. Murray Abraham won a Best Actor award for his incredible performance in this story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Salieri. fortedmontonpark.ca 780 442 5311

ASIF ALI

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm $16.50 I With guests Ken Hicks and Carina Morton. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

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Devon I Community Centre I 34 St. Lawrence Avenue I 6 pm I Comedy night with dancing and a silent auction. devondays.ca

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. OKOTOKS

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

MONSTER MASKS: VISUAL ART PARTY The Paint Spot I 10032-81 Avenue I 7 pm I The Roxy on Gateway I 8529 Gateway Boulevard I 9 pm nextfest.org

MOONFACE & SIINAI

Needle Vinyl Tavern I 10526 Jasper Avenue I 8 pm I $15 at yeglive.ca theneedle.ca

MORNING SHOW

The Mercury Room I 10575-114 Street I 8 pm I $10 plus fee at yeglive.ca I With The Den, Ella Comes and Dylan Green. mercuryroomyeg.com

NEXT FEST THEATRE PERFORMANCES

The Roxy on Gateway I 8529 Gateway Boulevard I Charred at 6:30 pm; Garnish at 7 pm. I Everyone we know will be there at Westridge House, 230 Westridge Road, 7 pm. nextfest.org

PRIDE FESTIVAL

Events include: Rainbow Flag Raising at City Hall, The Rainbow Flag is proudly raised at City Hall to officially launch the 2017 Edmonton Pride Festival; Pride Awards, Radisson Hotel South, 4440 Gateway Boulevard, 7 pm–10 pm, $20, Join us in style at the first event of the Edmonton Pride Festival. Grab a glass of wine before you stroll around the room taking in some of the exceptional local artwork that will be on display around the room. edmontonpride.ca

THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre I 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 8 pm I $49–$79 I Featuring magical music from all eight movies by John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper and Alexandre Desalt. edmontonsymphony.com 780 428 1414

THE SALON OF THE TALKING TURK

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 7:30 pm I Stewart Lemoine’s effervescent comedy depicts the arrival of a charismatic automaton among Long Island high society in the 1920s. teatroq.com

FRI, JUNE 9 ANDREW ALBERT

Yuk Yuks I 13103 Fort Road I 8 pm I $18.10 I With Ben Cannon. yukyuks.com 780 481 9857

ASIF ALI

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm & 9:45 pm I $24.95 I With guests Ken Hicks and Carina Morton. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

BEDSIDE

The Mercury Room I 10575-114 Street I 8 pm I With Our Good Wolf and Milk. mercuryroomyeg.com

CRESCENDO

Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston I Churchill Square I 7:30 pm $107 and up I Featuring Steven Page crescendoyeg.com

DEVON DAYS M

Devon I Taste of Devon I Main Street I 5 pm–9 pm I $1 per ticket (3–6 ticket items) I Slo-Pitch Tournament, Field of Dreams Ball Diamonds 6 pm; Teen Dance (grades 5–9), Dale Fish Arena, 6:30 pm–9:30 pm, $10; Fireworks, Discovery Place 11 pm. Also included is a midway. devondays.ca

GREASED 2

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I 6:15 pm I $79.95 adults I Join us as we take a look in on our favourite hip cats and cool chicks as another school year begins at Rydell High. This show is a celebration of rock and roll music that is sure to bring back fond memories for some and many smiles to all! edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

KEVIN MCGRATH

Comedy Factory, Gateway Entertainment Centre I 34 Avenue I 8:30 pm I $20 thecomedyfactory.com 780 469 4999

JUST A LITTLE NIGHT MARKET

Aviation Hanger I 11410 Kingsway Avenue I 3 pm–11 pm I $5 or less I As the sun begins to set, vendors sell their wares, local music and entertainment by emerging local artists play,

the smells of ethnic food waft. There’s enough room to grab a seat and relax. eventbrite.ca

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

NEXT FEST THEATRE PERFORMANCES

The Roxy on Gateway I 8529 Gateway Boulevard I Charred at 9 pm. Everyone we know will be there at Westridge House, 230 Westridge Road, 7 pm. nextfest.org

RAJA

Needle Vinyl Tavern I 10526 Jasper Avenue I 6 pm I $60 at yeglive.ca I With guests DJ Matt Effect and Man Up. theneedle.ca

THEATRE SPORTS

Citadel Theatre I 9828-101a Avenue NW I 7:30 pm & 10 pm I $13.71 including fees I Teams go head-to-head in a battle of wits, competing to be the audience’s favourite. It’s a bare-knuckle chuckle fest. rapidfiretheatre.com

THE COMIC STRIPPERS (18+)

The Starlite Room I 10030-102 Street I 7 pm I $21 at ticketfly. com I With guests Deez Nuts. starliteroom.ca

Myer Horowitz Theatre I 8900114 Street I 7 pm I $34–$39 at ticketfly.com I A fictitious male stripper troupe, played by a c ast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians, performs a sexy-larious improv comedy show. Semi-undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy. thecomicstrippers.com

ORGAN IN CONCERT

THE NEIL YOUNG TRIBUTE

NIGHTRAIN: GUNS N’ ROSES TRIBUTE

Shakers Roadhouse I 15004 Yellowhead Trail I 9 pm I $10 shakersroadhouse.com

OBEY THE BRAVE

All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral I 10035-103 Street I 7:30 pm I Featuring Jason Biel. rccoedmonton.ca

PATIENCE, NUOVA FESTIVAL

Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park I 7000-143 Street I 7:30 pm I $20–$28 I Don’t miss this Gilbert & Sullivan Victorian rom-com: boy loves girl, girl loves different boy... operanuova.ca

PRIDE FESTIVAL

Events include I Movie in the Park, End of Steel Park 86 Ave & Gateway Boulevard, 6 pm–10 pm, 18yrs or older, no minors; Art Jam, 10 am–5 pm, If you enjoy crafts or just like trying something new come on out and meet some new people and get crafting. edmontonpride.ca

Blue Chair Café I 9624-76 Avenue I 8:30 pm I $15 I We all love Neil's songs and know many by heart. This will be a great show, featuring lots of harmonies and interpretations based on Neil's work. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate the Canadian that became an international icon. bluechair.ca

THE SALON OF THE TALKING TURK

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 7:30 pm I Stewart Lemoine’s effervescent comedy depicts the arrival of a charismatic automaton among Long Island high society in the 1920s. teatroq.com

UNIFIED 31

Capilano Conference Centre I 4960-93 Avenue I 7 pm I $65–$1600 at eventbrite.ca Boxing lightweight title: Connelly vs Campbell. unifiedmma.ca

SAT, JUNE 10 ACID BETTY

Starlite Room I 10030-102 Street I 9 pm I $10 at ticketfly.com starliteroom.ca

ANDREW ALBERT

Yuk Yuks I 13103 Fort Road I 8 pm & 10:30 pm I $18.10 I With Ben Cannon. yukyuks.com 780 481 9857

ASIF ALI

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7 pm & 9:30 pm $24.95 I With guests Ken Hicks and Carina Morton. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

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BLIND DOG BLUES

Blue Chair Café I 9624-76 Avenue I 8:30 pm I $15 I Blues-based grooves with rocking energy. Heartfelt vocals with tight harmonies. bluechair.ca

BROK'N PISTONZ & THOSE GUYS GARAGE 1ST ANNUAL SHOW N SHINE M

Sherwood Park I 241 Portage Close I Grab bags for the first 200 cars/ participants, and bags for the first 200 kids. Dr. Patchup (Stollery Mascot) will be there and much more. strathcona.ca

CELEBRATE 150—A COCKTAIL PARTY TO REMEMBER!

Laurier Heights Community Hall I 14405-85 Avenue I 5:30 pm I $75 I Join the celebration! Meet and mingle, sip and eat. Live entertainment, prizes and raffles! lhcl.ca

CHIMPROV

Citadel Theatre I 9828-101a Avenue NW I $13.31 including fees I 10 pm I CHiMPROV is Rapid Fire Theatre's long form improv show featuring three different groups performing long form improvisation. rapidfiretheatre.com

CHRIS TRAPPER

The Almanac on Whyte I 10351-82 Avenue I 7 pm jclproductions.ca

COLOR ME RAD

Arena, 8 pm, $25. devondays.ca

FC EDMONTON VS. MIAMI FC Clark Field I 11000 Stadium Road I 7 pm I $22 and up fcedmonton.com

GREASED 2

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I 6:15 pm I $79.95 adults I Join us as we take a look in on our favourite hip cats and cool chicks as another school year begins at Rydell High. This show is a celebration of rock and roll music that is sure to bring back fond memories for some and many smiles to all! edmonton.jubilations. ca 780 484 2424

DAVID JAMES & BIG RIVER: TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH

LUSITANIA LIGHTS

The fun includes Annual Charity Breakfast, Devon Fire Department, 7:30 am; Devon Days Parade, Athabasca Avenue, 11 am; 1st Annual Outhouse Races on Main Street, noon; Family Fun Fair, Devon Community Church, noon–5 pm; Beerfest (18+), Dale Fisher

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PROHIBITION PRIDE

Brixx I 10030-102 Street I 7 pm I

Comedy Factory I Gateway Entertainment Centre I 34 Avenue I 8:30 pm I $20 thecomedyfactory.com 780 469 4999

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 1 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174 Parkview Community League I 9135-146 Street I 12:30 pm I $25 I With guests Paul Woida, Landry, Our Good Wolf, Shag, Abruzzi Spur, Hungry Hollow, Arkavello and For Tonight.

MAESTRO

Citadel Theatre I 9828-101a Avenue NW I 7:30 pm I $13.71 including fees I Maestro is a competitive improv form that pits players against each other, battling for the love of the crowd. rapidfiretheatre.com

The Roxy on Gateway I 8529 Gateway Boulevard I 9 pm nextfest.org

SERBIAN DAYS

Grand Trunk I 12920112 Street I Noon–7 pm I Serbian Days Festival is a showcase of the rich history of Serbian culture, including delicious Serbian food, traditional cultural dances and authentic music. svetisavaedmonton.com/ serbiandays

THE SALON OF THE TALKING TURK

Henry Martell Park I Ada Boulevard I Food, entertainment and music. highlandiafest.com

KEVIN MCGRATH

DEVON DAYS M

The Roxy on Gateway I 8529 Gateway Boulevard I Garnish at noon; Nest at 2 pm; Charred at 4 pm; No Allegiances at 6 pm. Everyone we know will be there at Westridge House, 230 Westridge Road, 7 pm & 9 pm. nextfest.org

Pride in the Park, Strathcona Park, 101 Street & 86 Avenue, free, food trucks, live entertainment, children and youth activities; Pride Party (18+), Blues On Whyte, 10329-82 Avenue, parking lot party all day with five bands performing. edmontonpride.ca

HIGHLANDIA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Capilano Park I 10810-54 Street I $16–$34 I After 5 km of colour bombardment, we guarantee your outlook will be brighter, your boyfriend will be more affectionate, your girlfriend will be less needy, your vegetables will taste like bacon, the hair on your head will grow back and the hair on your back will fall out, and your gray outlook will turn green like a spring morning. colormerad.com

Century Casino I 13103 Fort Road I 8 pm I $41.95 ticketmaster.ca

NEXT FEST THEATRE PERFORMANCES

$10 at ticketfly.com I With guests Lily, Robin Woywitka and the Super 92. starliteroom.ca

NEXTFEST MUSIC

The Yardbird Suite I 10203 86 Ave I 8 pm I Featuring Alissa Cheung, Lucette and Billie Zizi nextfest.org

PATIENCE, NUOVA FESTIVAL

Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park I 7000-143 Street I 7:30 pm I $20–$28 I Don’t miss this Gilbert & Sullivan Victorian rom-com: boy loves girl, girl loves different boy... operanuova.ca

PORKAPALOOZA

Northlands I 7515-118 Avenue porkapalooza.ca

PRIDE FESTIVAL

Events include: Pride Parade, Whyte Avenue, 108 Street to end of Steel Park at 103 Street, 11 am–2 pm;

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 2 pm & 7:30 pm I Stewart Lemoine’s effervescent comedy depicts the arrival of a charismatic automaton among Long Island high society in the 1920s. teatroq.com

HISTORY ROAD: THE ULTIMATE CAR SHOW Wetaskiwin I Reynolds Alberta Museum I 6426-40 Avenue I 10 am–5 pm I $13 adults, $9 youth (7–17yrs), $35 family I Join us as we highlight the best of more than a century of automotive history. Take in the stunning chronological lineup of cars from 1900 to 2017. This spectacular display features rare vehicles from the Reynolds-Alberta Museum collection as well as from enthusiasts across Alberta. reynoldsalbertamuseum.com 780 312 2065

WHALE & THE WOLF M

Needle Vinyl Tavern I 10526 Jasper Avenue I 8 pm I $12 at yeglive.ca I With guests The Unfortunates and kickupaFuss. theneedle.ca

WATOTO CHILDREN'S CHOIR

Edmonton Word of Faith I 390491 Street NW I 3:30 pm I Free

SUN, JUNE 11 ASIF ALI

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 I With guests Ken Hicks and Carina Morton. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

DEVON DAYS M

The day includes Pancake Breakfast, Devon Lion’s Park, 8 am; Sunday in the Park, Centennial Park, 1 pm; Midway, Alldritt parking lot, 11 am–5 pm. devondays.ca

EDMONTON ESKIMOS VS. CALGARY STAMPEDERS

Commonwealth Stadium I 11000 Stadium Road I 5 pm I $32–$87 I Preseason game. ticketmaster.ca esks.com

GREASED 2

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I 5 pm I $69.95 adults I Join us as we take a look in on our favourite hip cats and cool chicks as another school year begins at Rydell High. This show is a celebration of rock and roll music that sure to bring back fond memories for some and many smiles to all! edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS

The Starlite Room I 10030-102 Street I 7 pm I $20 at ticketfly.com starliteroom.ca

HISTORY ROAD: THE ULTIMATE CAR SHOW M Wetaskiwin I Reynolds Alberta Museum I 6426-40 Avenue I 10 am–5 pm I $13 adults, $9 youth (7–17yrs), $35 family I Join us as we highlight the best of more than a century of automotive history. Take in the stunning chronological lineup of cars from 1900 to 2017. This spectacular display features rare vehicles from the Reynolds-Alberta Museum collection as well as from enthusiasts across Alberta. reynoldsalbertamuseum.com 780 312 2065

MOZART’S “TURKISH” CONCERTO

Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre I 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square I

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2 pm I $24–$59 I No orchestral colour will be left unexplored in this exciting matinée concert as two works featuring the majestic Davis Concert Organ contrast with lively showcases for violin and oboe. edmontonsymphony.com 780 428 1414

HURTIN HORSEMEN

NEXT FEST THEATRE PERFORMANCES

CKY

The Roxy on Gateway I 8529 Gateway Boulevard I Charred at 2 pm; Nest at 3:30 pm; The Jackal & Her Reflection at 5:30 pm. I Everyone we know will be there at Westridge House, 230 Westridge Road, 7 pm & 9 pm. nextfest.org

NUOVA FESTIVAL

Patience I Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park I 7000-143 Street I 7:30 pm I $20–$28 I Don’t miss this Gilbert & Sullivan Victorian rom-com: boy loves girl, girl loves different boy…; Behind the Scenes Masterclass The Atrium, Kings University I 9125-50 Street I 6:30 pm I $15 I Rare opportunity to see Judith Forst and Laura Leowen working with emerging artists from across Canada. operanuova.ca

PORKAPALOOZA

Northlands I 7515-118 Avenue porkapalooza.ca

PRIDE FESTIVAL

Events include: Edmonton Pride Run & Walk, Argyll Park, 6750-88 Street, 10 am; One Pride BBQ, Strathcona Park, 101 Street & 86 Avenue, $5, Bring the kids and stop by to see Chicken John's petting zoo, grab a hat from the balloon artisan, or let the kids burn off some of the that excess energy in the ReMax bouncy house; Bears in the Park BBQ (18yrs and over), 11344-102 Avenue NW, Parking lot party all day with five bands performing. edmontonpride.ca

SERBIAN DAYS

MON, JUNE 12 Needle Vinyl Tavern I 10526 Jasper Avenue I 8 pm I $22 at yeglive.ca I With guests The Unfortunates and kickupaFuss. theneedle.ca

INDULGENCE

Delta Edmonton South I 4404 Gateway Boulevard I 6:30 pm–9 pm I $80 I One of Edmonton’s premier food and drink events, Indulgence brings together the best of our local food and agriculture community with restaurants, VQA wineries, microbreweries and distillers. indulgenceedmonton.ca

LAUGHTER’S BEST

Royal Alberta Museum I 12845-102 Avenue I 8 pm I $6 I Watch the film “The Major and the Minor.” A New York career woman, near broke, decides to return home to Iowa, but can only afford the kid’s rate on the train. She masquerades as a twelve-year-old. 780 439 5285

WELLRED COMEDY TOUR

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $30 I Featuring Trea Crowder, Corey Ryan Forrester and Drew Morgan. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

TUE, JUNE 13 EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. FORT MAC

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

Grand Trunk I 12920-112 Street I Noon– 7 pm I Serbian Days Festival is a showcase of the rich history of Serbian culture including delicious Serbian food, traditional cultural dances and authentic music. svetisavaedmonton.com/serbiandays

ESO & WINSPEAR OVERTURE TOUR

WATOTO CHILDREN'S CHOIR

TOOL

North Pointe Community Church I 14025-167 Avenue NW I 9 am, 10:30 am & noon I Free

JUNE 12–18 CARVIN JONE BAND

Blues on Whyte I 10329-82 Avenue I Wed–Sun 9 pm bluesonwhyte.com

GREASED 2

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I Shows Wed–Sat 6:15 pm, Sun 5 pm I Wed–Thu, Sun $69.95 adults, Fri–Sat I $79.95 I Join us as we take a look in on our favourite hip cats and cool chicks as another school year begins at Rydell High. This show is a celebration of rock and roll music that’s sure to bring back fond memories for some and many smiles to all! edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

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New West Hotel I 15025-111 Avenue I Until June 17 I 8 pm newwesthotel.net

Wnspear Centre I 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square I Noon edmontonsymphony.com 780 428 1414 Rogers Place I 10220-104 Avenue I 8 pm I $75 ticketmaster.ca

WED, JUNE 14 EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. FORT MAC

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

GERMAN SONG SOIREE, NUOVA FESTIVAL

Holy Trinity Anglican Church I 10037-84 Avenue I 7:30 pm I $15–$18 I Enjoy an intimate evening of German Lied performed by emerging artists from across Canada. operanuova.ca

IMPROVAGANZA

Citadel Theatre I 9828-101a Avenue I June 14–24 I This 17th annual event featuring comedy acts from around the world, plus Theatresport matches, specialty shows and much more.


rapidfiretheatre.com 780 448 0695

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

MARINA FRANKLIN

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 I With guests Mike Dambra and Brent McCrindle. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

TOURS FOR TOTS

Art Gallery of Alberta I Sir Winston Churchill Square I 10 am–11 am I Studio Surprise. Roll up your sleeves. Today’s Tours for Tots is a special studio surprise! Get ready to experiment and take some creative risks at your AGA this morning. youraga.ca

THUR, JUNE 15 A GENTLEMAN’S PACT ALBUM RELEASE

The Mercury Room I 10575-114 Street I 8 pm mercuryroomyeg.com

DON’T STOP BELIEVING … 40 & FABULOUS The Westbury Theatre I 10330-84 Avenue edmontonmusicaltheatre.ca

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. FORT MAC

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

EUGENE ONEGIN, NUOVA FESTIVAL

The Oasis Center I 10930-177 Street I 7:30 pm I $20–$32 I This opulent venue offers you the chance to experience Tchaikovsky’s romantic opera in an intimate and unique rendition. Sung in Russian. operanuova.ca

FAMOUS 5 SPEAKER SERIES EDMONTON PRESENTS THE HONOURABLE DANIELLE LARIVEE Fairmont Hotel Macdonald I 10065-100 Street NW I 11:30 am$80 eventbrite.ca

IMPROVAGANZA

Citadel Theatre I 9828-101a Avenue I June 14–24 I This 17th annual event featuring comedy acts from around the world, plus Theatresport matches, specialty shows and much more. rapidfiretheatre.com 780 448 0695

MARINA FRANKLIN

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 With guests Mike Dambra and Brent McCrindle. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

PRIDE FESTIVAL

Laugh Out Proud Comedy Night at Yuk Yuks I Century Casino I 13103 Fort Road I A night of laughs for the LGBTQ communities and our friends with great comics from near and far, featuring headliner Eman El-Husseini. Eman is a hilarious comic, a proud Muslim Canadian, and a member of the LGBT community who based in New York City. edmontonpride.ca

PRIDE WEEK DATE NIGHT: OIL & VINEGAR TASTINGS M

Devon I Devonian Botanic Gardens,5 km north of Devon on HWY 60 I 6 pm I $22.50 I Experience “oil love you for oil of eternity.” Celebrate Pride in a gorgeous garden! Bring your date to an oil and vinegar tasting in the charming setting of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Evoolution will be here to help you discover high quality olive oils and balsamic vinegars, the health benefits of each, how to use them in everyday cooking and any burning questions you may have! devonian.ualberta.ca

THE DARCYS

The Starlite Room I 10030-102 Street I 8 pm I $14 at ticketfly.com I With guests Prairie Cats. starliteroom.ca

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH Cinema Series Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park I Fox Drive &

Whitemud Drive I $10.50 I Jimmy Stewart and Charlton Heston star in the sweeping look at the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. fortedmontonpark.ca 780 442 5311

FRI, JUNE 16 BEAUMONT BLUES FESTIVAL

Edmonton Metro, Beaumont I Four Seasons Park I Gates open 4 pm I $55 Friday, more for weekend pass I Today’s main stage Matt Anderson, Punch Drunk, Boogie Patrol and Deanna Dolstra. bbrf.ca

CARMINA BURANA

Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 7:30 pm I $29–$74 I Carl Orff’s cantata was intended to be an exploration of medieval poetry but has become one of the iconic works for chorus and orchestra. edmontonsymphony.com 780 428 1414

DON’T STOP BELIEVING … 40 & FABULOUS The Westbury Theatre I 10330-84 Avenue edmontonmusicaltheatre.ca

DRINKING HABITS M

Leduc I Maclab Centre for Performing Arts I 4308-50 Street I 7:30 pm I $20 I Accusations, mistaken identities and romances

Life’s a piece of cake at...

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run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. maclabcentre.ca

EUGENE ONEGIN, NUOVA FESTIVAL

The Oasis Centre I 10930-177 Street I 7:30 pm I $20–$32 I This opulent venue offers you the chance to experience Tchaikovsky’s romantic opera in an intimate and unique rendition. Sung in Russian. operanuova.ca

GLITTER & BE GAY CABARET Evolution Wonderlounge I 10220-103 Street I 7 pm I $20 eventbrite.ca

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE

Mayfield Dinner Theatre I 16615109 Avenue I 6 pm I $105–$115 adults, special $10 off ticket on preview night. mayfieldtheatre.ca 780 483 4051

IMPROVAGANZA

Citadel Theatre I 9828-101a Avenue I June 14–24 I This 17th annual event featuring comedy acts from around the world, plus Theatresport matches, specialty shows and much more. rapidfiretheatre.com 780 448 0695

EMAN EL-HUSSEINI

Yuk Yuks I 13103 Fort Road I 8 pm I $18.10 I With Kevin Stobo yukyuks.com 780 481 9857

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Shaw Conference Centre 9797 Jasper Avenue I 7 pm I $65 I From lightweights to heavyweights, three heavyweight bouts, Brad Switzer, Stan Ahumada and former Eskimo Adam Braidwood. koboxingcanada.com

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Northlands Park I 7300-116 I Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands.

northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

LUTRA LUTRA

The Mercury Room I 10575-114 Street I 8 pm I $10 at yeglive.ca I With guests Letters From Pluto and Pioneeradio. mercuryroomyeg.com

MARINA FRANKLIN

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm & 9:45 pm I $24.95 I With guests Mike Dambra and Brent McCrindle. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

MORINVILLE FESTIVAL

Edmonton Metro, Morinville I St. Jean Baptiste Park I 100 Avenue & 101 Street morinvillefestivals.com

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS

Needle Vinyl Tavern I 10526 Jasper Avenue I 8 pm I $20 at yeglive.ca I With guests Fire Next Time and The Preying Saints. theneedle.ca

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CAROUSEL La Cite Francophone I 8627 rue Marie-Anne Gaboury I 7:30 pm I $21 adults I When brash carousel barker Billy Bigelow and millworker Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy’s rebellious ways will result in tragedy. footeinthedoor.ca

ROYAL CANADIAN CIRCUS

Northlands Grounds I 7515118 Avenue I 4 pm & 7:30 pm I $26.25 at ticketmaster.ca

SEVERED HEAD

The Forge I 10551-82 Avenue 8 pm I $20 at yeglive.ca I With guests iVardensphere and Crynets. facebook.com/pg/Theforgeyeg

THE FAB FOUR: THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE

River Cree Resort I 300 East Lapotac Boulevard I Enoch Doors

open at 7 pm, show 9 pm I $34.99 at ticketmaster.ca I The Fab Four are an entertaining musical and historical re-enactment of the life of one of pop-rock music's most revered and influential bands—The Beatles! rivercreeresort.com

TOWN & COUNTRY DAZE M

Beaumont I Beaumont’s annual I community festival with a I parade, fun run, family entertainment and activities, food trucks, car show and shine, pig roast, musical stages, pancake breakfast, soap box derby and more. beaumont.ab.ca

VIBE

Art Gallery of Alberta I Sir Winston Churchill Square I 5 pm–9 pm I $12.50 I Wind down your workweek with live music, tapas and drinks at the Art Gallery of Alberta. youraga.ca

WWE LIVE

Northlands Coliseum I 7424-118 Avenue I 7:30 pm ticketmaster.ca

SAT, JUNE 17 ANNIHILATOR RIPPIN THROUGH CANADA 2017

The Starlite Room I 10030-102 Street I 8 pm I $30 at ticketfly. com I With guests Mason and Mutank. starliteroom.ca

BEAUMONT BLUES FESTIVAL M Beaumont I Four Seasons Park I Gates open 1 pm I $55 Friday, more for weekend pass I Today’s main stage has Corb Lund, The Kirby Sewell Band, Samantha Schultz, Raygun Cowboys and more. bbrf.ca

BONNIE RAITT

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium I 11455-87 Avenue I

7 pm I $99.50 plus fees through ticketmaster.ca I With guest Royal Wood. jubileeauditorium.com

CARMINA BURANA

Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre I 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 8 pm I $29–$74 I Carl Orff’s cantata was intended to be an exploration of medieval poetry, but has become one of the iconic works for chorus and orchestra. edmontonsymphony.com 780 428 1414

DON’T STOP BELIEVING … 40 & FABULOUS The Westbury Theatre I 10330-84 Avenue edmontonmusicaltheatre.ca

DRINKING HABITS

Leduc I Maclab Centre for Performing Arts I 4308-50 Street I 7:30 pm I $20 I Accusations, mistaken identities and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-outloud farce. maclabcentre.ca

EMAN EL-HUSSEINI

Yuk Yuks I 13103 Fort Road I 8 pm & 10:30 pm I $18.10 I With Kevin Stobo. yukyuks.com 780 481 9857

GOURMET DESSERT TOUR

North entrance, City Hall I 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 2 pm–4 pm I $40 I From soft ice cream sandwiches with Pinocchio ice cream centres to the world’s rarest chocolate this tour will get your blood sugar boiling. eatyeg.com

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE

Mayfield Dinner Theatre I 16615109 Avenue I 6 pm I $115–$105 adults, special $10 off ticket on preview night mayfieldtheatre.ca 780 483 4051

IMPROVAGANZA

Citadel Theatre I 9828-101a Avenue I June 14–24 I This 17th annual event featuring comedy acts from around the world, plus Theatresport matches, specialty shows and much more. rapidfiretheatre.com 780 448 0695

LETTERS FROM HOME, NUOVA FESTIVAL

Robertson-Wesley United Church I 10209-123 Street I 7:30 pm I $20–$24 I A unique concert extolling the experience of both the immigrant and indigenous Canadian communities. operanuova.ca

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 1 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

MARGARET LOGUE NORTHERN ALBERTA BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Myer Horowitz Theatre I 8900114 Street I 9 am I $72–$100 at ticketfly.com I This event will feature Alberta’s top amateur physique athletes from the Northern Alberta region. This is an open event featuring novice bodybuilding, classic physique bodybuilding, women’s physique, Tier 1 bikini modelling and Tier 1 Figure, as well as the National qualifier for masters or juniors bodybuilding, master’s figure and physique.

MARINA FRANKLIN

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7 pm & 9:30 pm I $24.95 I With guests Mike Dambra and Brent McCrindle. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

MORINVILLE FESTIVAL M

Morinville I St. Jean Baptiste Park I 100 Avenue & 101 Street I 10 am including parade start morinvillefestivals.com

OIL CITY ROLLER DERBY

Edmonton Sports Dome I 10104 I 32 Avenue I 6 pm I $10 I Home Game ocrd.ca

PRIDE FESTIVAL

Events include: 2017 St Albert Pride Celebration, Lions Park, St. Albert, 3 pm–6pm; Movie: In The Turn by Erica Tremblay, Metro Cinema, 8712109 Street, 4pm, $5. edmontonpride.ca

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CAROUSEL La Cite Francophone I 8627 rue Marie-Anne Gaboury I 7:30 pm I $21 adults I When brash carousel barker Billy Bigelow and millworker Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy’s rebellious ways will result in tragedy. footeinthedoor.ca

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ROYAL CANADIAN CIRCUS

Northlands Grounds I 7515-118 Avenue I Noon, 4 pm & 7:30 pm I $26.25 at ticketmaster.ca

SHAUN MAJUMDER

River Cree Resort I 300 East Lapotac Boulevard I Enoch Doors open at 7 pm, show 9 pm I $29.99 at ticketmaster.ca rivercreeresort.com

TOWN & COUNTRY DAZE M

Beaumont I Beaumont’s annual community festival with a parade, fun run, family entertainment and activities, food trucks, car show and shine, pig roast, musical stages, pancake breakfast, soap box derby and more. beaumont.ab.ca

fired up, the coolers are stocked and the games are waiting. Bring Dad out for a burger and a craft beer. Wear it all off with some family games, tours of the Garden and some tasty stops along the way. devonian.ualberta.ca

FATHER’S DAY SHOW & SHINE CAR SHOW

7215 Argyll Road I 10 am–3 pm I Free family event with kids’ activities, barbecue, food trucks and more. celebrationedmonton.com

HOMEWARD WALK & RUN 2017

Vines I 2331 Rabbit Hill Road I Noon I Drop in and sample more than 20 fine drams. vineswinemerchants.com

Whitemud Park I 13204 Fox Drive NW I Get ready to party with DJ Sambou, a post event barbecue and fun for the whole family. You'll walk or run in this time event with 300 enthusiastic participants all running toward the same goal—ending youth homelessness in our community! homewardwalkrun.ca

SUN, JUNE 18

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE

WHISKY TASTING

BEAUMONT BLUES FESTIVAL

Beaumont I Four Seasons Park I Gates open at 10:30 am I Friday I $55, more for weekend pass Today’s main stage have Fred Penner, The Dungarees, Dirt Angels, Darrell Barr and more. bbrf.ca

BEHIND THE SCENES MASTERCLASS, NUOVA FESTIVAL

The Atrium, Kings University I 9125-50 Street I 6:30 pm I $15 I Rare opportunity to see Dominique Labelle and Michael McMahon working with emerging artists from across Canada. operanuova.ca

BLITZEN TRAPPER

The Starlite Room I 10030-102 Street I 8 pm I $19.50 at ticketfly.com starliteroom.ca

DRINKING HABITS M

Leduc I Maclab Centre for Performing Arts I 4308-50 Street I 2 pm I $20 I Accusations, mistaken identities and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. maclabcentre.ca

FATHER’S DAY BBQ: TASTES & TOURS OF THE GARDEN M

Devon I Devonian Botanic Gardens, 5 km north of Devon on HWY 60 I 11 am–3 pm I $13.50 adult, $5 youth, $3 child I The barbecue is

Mayfield Dinner Theatre I 16615109 Avenue I 10 am & 6 pm I $80–$90 adults (10 am show), $90–$100 adults (5:30 pm show) I Special $10 off ticket on preview night. mayfieldtheatre.ca 780 483 4051

IMPROVAGANZA

Citadel Theatre I 9828-101a Avenue I June 14–24 I This 17th annual event featuring comedy acts from around the world, plus Theatresport matches, specialty shows and much more. rapidfiretheatre.com 780 448 0695

MORINVILLE FESTIVAL M

Morinville I St. Jean Baptiste Park I 100 Avenue & 101 Street morinvillefestivals.com

PRIDE FESTIVAL

Events include: 12th Annual Mayor's Pride Brunch in Support of Camp fYrefly, Chateau Lacombe, 10111 Bellamy Hill Road, 11 am–1 pm, $55, Join us for the 12th annual Mayor’s Pride Brunch in support of Camp fYrefly! Proceeds support the camp’s work to foster leadership and resiliency in queer and trans-youth; Movie: A Womb Of Their Own, Metro Cinema 8712-109 Street, 1 pm, $5. edmontonpride.ca

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CAROUSEL La Cite Francophone I 8627 rue Marie-Anne Gaboury I 2 pm I $21 adults I When brash carousel barker Billy Bigelow and millworker Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy’s rebellious ways will result in tragedy. footeinthedoor.ca

ROYAL CANADIAN CIRCUS

Northlands Grounds I 7515-118 Avenue I 1 pm & 5 pm I $26.25 at ticketmaster.ca

TOWN & COUNTRY DAZE M

Beaumont I Beaumont’s annual community festival with a parade, fun run, family entertainment

and activities, food trucks, car show and shine, pig roast, musical stages, pancake breakfast, soap box derby and more. beaumont.ab.ca

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW Timms Centre for the Arts, University of Alberta I 87 Avenue & 112 Street I 4 pm I $20 evmchoir.com/Events

JUNE 19–25 GREASED 2

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I Wed–Sat 6:15 pm, Sun 5 pm I $69.95 adults I Wed–Thu, Sun; $79.95 Fri–Sat Join us, as we take a look in on our favourite hip cats and cool chicks as another school year begins at Rydell High. This show is a celebration of rock and roll music that’s sure to bring back fond memories for some and many smiles to all! edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

HERBS

New West Hotel I 15025-111 Avenue I Until June 24 I 8 pm newwesthotel.net

IMPROVAGANZA

Citadel Theatre I 9828-101a Avenue I June 14–24 I This 17th annual event featuring comedy acts from around the world, plus Theatresport matches, specialty shows and much more.

rapidfiretheatre.com 780 448 0695

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE

Mayfield Dinner Theatre I 16615109 Avenue I Tue–Wed 6 pm, $85–$95 adults; Wed 10 am, $80–$90 adults; Thur 6 pm, $90–$100 adults; Fri–Sat 6 pm, $105–$115 adults; Sun 10 am, $90–$100 adults; Sun 5:30 pm, $90–$100 adults mayfieldtheatre.ca 780 483 4051

MEATBODIES

The Mercury Room I 10575-114 Street I 8 pm I $10 at yeglive.ca mercuryroomyeg.com

MON, JUNE 19 BATTLE TO THE FUNNY BONE

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $7 I Featuring a comedy battle and the audience picks the topic. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

LAUGHTER’S BEST

Royal Alberta Museum I 12845102 Avenue I 8 pm I $6 I Watch the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” A twisted version of the King Arthur legend in which the knights forsake their can-can dancing at Camelot for a higher aim. The historical (or is it hysterical?) tale bursts with modern anachronisms and errors. 780 439 5285

KIDPROVISORS

Citadel Theatre I 9828-101a Avenue NW I 3:30 pm I $8–$11 I This family-friendly improv show stars Rapid Fire Theatre's finest as they team up with the next generation of improvisors—the Kidprovisors! It's fun for the whole family. rapidfiretheatre.com

LION BEAR FOX

Needle Vinyl Tavern I 10526 Jasper Avenue I 7 pm I $18 at yeglive.ca theneedle.ca

MARINA FRANKLIN

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 I With guests Mike Dambra and Brent McCrindle. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

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TUE, JUNE 20 CASH'D OUT

Needle Vinyl Tavern I 10526 Jasper Avenue I 7 pm I $15 at yeglive.ca I A San Diego-based band that channels Johnny Cash in about as close as to the real thing as it gets. theneedle.ca

DON’T STOP BELIEVING … 40 & FABULOUS The Westbury Theatre I 10330-84 Avenue edmontonmusicaltheatre.ca

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. OKOTOKS

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

WINE & WILDLIFE: BEES!

Edmonton Valley Zoo I 13315 Buena Vista Road I 7 pm–9 pm I $50 I Bees have been in the news lately as global populations decline and urban beekeeping becomes more popular. Enjoy a glass of wine and some appetizers as you learn about the latest research into bees native to Alberta. Visit the zoo’s bee hives and sample some honey made by the Zoo’s bees. edmonton.ca/attractions_ events/edmonton-valley-zoo

WED, JUNE 21 DON’T STOP BELIEVING … 40 & FABULOUS

The Westbury Theatre I 1033084 Avenue edmontonmusicaltheatre.ca

MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

KELLY TAYLOR

SAUVIGNON BLANC & PRAWNS

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I $30 8 pm I Produced by Freewill Shakespeare Festival. freewillshakespeare.com

Vines I 2331 Rabbit Hill Road I 7 pm I $29.99 I Understanding wine and food principles. Come and discover for yourself. vineswinemerchants.com

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The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 I With guests Matt Watson and Brandon Franson. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999 Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CAROUSEL La Cite Francophone I 8627 rue Marie-Anne Gaboury I 7:30 pm I $21 adults I When brash carousel barker Billy Bigelow and millworker Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy’s rebellious ways will result in tragedy. footeinthedoor.ca

SUMMER SOLSTICE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Multiple venues edmontonchambermusic.org

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I $30 I 8 pm I Produced by Freewill Shakespeare Festival. freewillshakespeare.com

TOURS FOR TOTS

Art Gallery of Alberta I Sir Winston Churchill Square I 10 am–11 am I Family Collaboration. Who did you bring with you to the Art Gallery today? Today we will learn all about collaboration and work with our loved ones to create something special together. youraga.ca

THUR, JUNE 22 BURTON CUMMINGS & BAND River Cree Resort I 300 East Lapotac Boulevard I Enoch Doors open at 6 pm, show 8

pm I $49.99 at ticketmaster.ca I Burton continues at the top of his game as a performer, singer, songwriter and recording artist second to none. rivercreeresort.com

DATE NIGHT: WALTZ LESSONS WITH U OF A DANCE CLUB M

FOUND FESTIVAL

Whyte Avenue I A living, breathing showcase of dance, theatre, visual art, music, creative writing and more—all of which take place in non-traditional performance venues. commongroundarts.ca/found-festival

Devonian Botanic Gardens I 5 km north of Devon on HWY 60 I 6 pm I $13.50 adult, $5 youth, $3 child I Learn this graceful dance in a fun and supportive atmosphere led by experts from the U of A Dance Club. devonian.ualberta.ca

GOING, GOING, GONE!

DOOM SQUAD

KELLY TAYLOR

The Forge I 10551-82 Avenue 8 pm I $20 at yeglive.ca facebook.com/pg/Theforgeyeg

DIAL M FOR MURDER

Cinema Series Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park I Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive I $10.50 I The master of suspense takes us through another edge-of-yourseat journey following Alex, an ex-tennis pro who carries out a plot to murder his wife, and when things go wrong he improvises a plan B. fortedmontonpark.ca 780 442 5311

DON’T STOP BELIEVING … 40 & FABULOUS The Westbury Theatre I 10330-84 Avenue edmontonmusicaltheatre.ca

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 7:30 pm I The premiere production of her brand new 1930s screwball comedy about a man with one fiancée more than is perhaps ideal. teatroq.com The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 I With guests Matt Watson and Brandon Franson. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I $30 I 8 pm I Produced by Freewill Shakespeare Festival. freewillshakespeare.com

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CAROUSEL La Cite Francophone I 8627 rue Marie-Anne Gaboury I 7:30 pm I $21 adults I When brash carousel barker Billy Bigelow and millworker Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy’s rebellious ways will result in tragedy. footeinthedoor.ca


SUMMER SOLSTICE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Multiple Venues edmontonchambermusic.org

FRI, JUNE 23 ANN VRIEND M

Winfield I Sprouts Greenhouse I 463060 RR 32 I 6 pm I $25 eventbrite.ca/e/ann-vriend-in-concerttickets-32944406607?aff=es2

BACK TO THE 90S M

Beaumont I 5417-43 Avenue I 7:30 pm I $20 I Time to get those shoes on and dressed up to the 90s. Come join us at the Beaumont Composite High School where we are bring back all the tunes from the 90s. eventbrite.ca

BURTON CUMMINGS & BAND

River Cree Resort I 300 East I Lapotac Boulevard I Enoch Doors open at 7 pm, show 9 pm I $49.99 at ticketmaster.ca I Burton continues at the top of his game as a performer, singer, songwriter and recording artist second to none. rivercreeresort.com

DONOVAN DESCHNER

Yuk Yuks I 13103 Fort Road I 8 pm I $18.10 I With Keith Robot. yukyuks.com 780 481 9857

DON’T STOP BELIEVING … 40 & FABULOUS The Westbury Theatre I 10330-84 Avenue edmontonmusicaltheatre.ca

DRAGONFLY FESTIVAL M Wabamun I 7 pm wabamun.ca

DRINKING HABITS M

Leduc I Maclab Centre for Performing Arts I 4308-50 Street I 7:30 pm I $20 I Accusations, mistaken identities and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. maclabcentre.ca

FOUND FESTIVAL

Whyte Avenue I A living, breathing showcase of dance, theatre, visual art, music, creative writing and more, all of which take place in non-traditional performance venues. commongroundarts.ca/found-festival

GOING, GOING, GONE!

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 7:30 pm I The premiere production of her brand new 1930s screwball comedy about a man with one fiancée more than is perhaps ideal. teatroq.com

JOHANNA SILLANPAA

Blue Chair Café I 9624-76 Avenue I 8:30 pm I $18 I Johanna’s influences draw from many forms of jazz and cross-over jazz, and she has truly come into her own with the fresh and exciting sound that is “From this Side.” bluechair.ca

KELLY TAYLOR

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm & 9:45 pm I $24.95 I With guests Matt Watson and Brandon Franson. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

LAND OF TALK

Needle Vinyl Tavern I 10526 Jasper Avenue I 8 pm I $15 at yeglive.ca I Described as “a delicious cocktail of brittle buzz-saw guitars chiming with nagging melodies and crackling emotion, honeyed and broken.” theneedle.ca

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING 9439-34 Street NW I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

NORWOOD'S SUMMER KICK-OFF

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 4 pm–11 pm I Free I A petting zoo, bouncy castles, face painters, a photo booth, music and games. We'll also have burgers, hot dogs, steaks and all the sides you could want cooking all night. Register. 780 488 7788

OPERA AL FRESCO M

Devon I Devonian Botanic Gardens, 5 km north of Devon on I HWY 60 I 7 pm I $59 I At Opera al Fresco, you will see the beauty of a beloved art form come alive with nature as the stage—this is an unforgettable summer tradition perfect for a date night or family outing! devonian.ualberta.ca

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RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CAROUSEL La Cite Francophone I 8627 rue Marie-Anne Gaboury I 7:30 pm I $21 adults I When brash carousel barker Billy Bigelow and millworker Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy’s rebellious ways will result in tragedy. footeinthedoor.ca

RYAN ADAMS & BAND

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium I 11455-87 Avenue I 7 pm I $59.50 plus fees through ticketmaster.ca I Ryan Adams is primed to add new superlatives to the C.V. of Jacksonville, NC, most celebrated multiple Grammy-nominee-and-zero-winner. jubileeauditorium.com

SUMMER SOLSTICE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Multiple Venues edmontonchambermusic.org

THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, NUOVA FESTIVAL M

Sherwood Park I Festival Place I 100 Festival Way I 7:30 pm I $20–$40 I This Magical Czech Opera tells of a vixen fox cub who escapes capture and finds adventure and love in the forest. operanuova.ca

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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I 8 pm I $30 I Produced by Freewill Shakespeare Festival. freewillshakespeare.com

THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre I 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 8 pm I $49–$79 I Featuring magical music from all eight movies by John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper and Alexandre Desalt. edmontonsymphony.com 780 428 1414

LEGEND OF ZELDA: DEFENDERS OF THE TRIFORCE Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton I 9797 Jasper Avenue I 6:30 pm I $45 I Defeat the darkness, find the master sword! scrapzelda.com/city/edmonton

SAT, JUNE 24 BERZERKHERS VS. LAS PISTOLITAS (ROLLER DERBY) Edmonton Sports Dome I 10104-32 Avenue I 6 pm I $10 e-villerollerderby.com

CAROUSEL, NUOVA FESTIVAL M Sherwood Park I Festival Place I 100 Festival Way I 7:30 pm I $20–$40 I The famed Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical with hits like “If I Loved You” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” operanuova.ca

DAY OF PLAY

Martin Deerline I 17104-118 Avenue I 10 am–2 pm I Free I A fun family day with bouncy castles, a pedal tractor course, wagon rides and more. martindeerline.com

DIANA

Needle Vinyl Tavern I 10526 Jasper Avenue I 8 pm I $13 at yeglive.ca theneedle.ca

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DINE BY ASTOTIN LAKE M

Elk Island National Park I 6:30 pm I $150 I Chef Brad Smoliak transports his kitchen to the park and prepares each dinner on site. The menu is family style and includes flavours of the area— including bison. kitchenbybrad.ca

DONOVAN DESCHNER

Yuk Yuks I 13103 Fort Road I 8 pm & 10:30 pm I $18.10 I With Keith Robot. yukyuks.com 780 481 9857

DON’T STOP BELIEVING … 40 & FABULOUS The Westbury Theatre I 10330-84 Avenue edmontonmusicaltheatre.ca

GET UNSTUCK: CATERPILLARS TO BUTTERFLIES

Providence Renewal Centre I 3005-119 Street NW I 10 am I $45 I Do you feel stuck and unable to progress emotionally and spiritually? Then this one-day workshop will help you. setapartministries.ca

GOING, GOING, GONE!

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 2 pm & 7:30 pm I The premiere production of her brand new 1930s screwball comedy about a man with one fiancée more than is perhaps ideal. teatroq.com

KELLY TAYLOR

Wabamun I 7 pm wabamun.ca

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7 pm & 9:30 pm I $24.95 I With guests Matt Watson and Brandon Franson. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

DRINKING HABITS M

LADIES OF NATIVE COMEDY

DRAGONFLY FESTIVAL M

Leduc I Maclab Centre for Performing Arts I 4308-50 Street I 7:30 pm I $20 I Accusations, mistaken identities and romances run wild in this traditional, laughout-loud farce. maclabcentre.ca

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. OKOTOKS

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

FC EDMONTON VS. SAN FRANCISCO DELTA

Clark Field I 11000 Stadium Road I 7 pm I Starts at $22 fcedmonton.com

FOUND FESTIVAL

Whyte Avenue I A living, breathing showcase of dance, theatre, visual art, music, creative writing and more, all of which take place in non-traditional performance venues. commongroundarts.ca/found-festival

River Cree Resort I 300 East Lapotac Boulevard I Enoch Doors open at 7 pm, show 9 pm I $29.99 at ticketmaster.ca I Comedians Adrianne Chalepah, Tonia Jo Hall, Deanna M.A.D. and Teresa Choyguha joined forces in 2014 to become the world's first all-female, all-indigenous super group. rivercreeresort.com

LEGEND OF ZELDA: DEFENDERS OF THE TRIFORCE

Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton I 9797 Jasper Avenue I 6:30 pm I $45 I Defeat the darkness, find the master sword! scrapzelda.com/city/edmonton

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 1 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CAROUSEL La Cite Francophone I 8627 rue Marie-Anne Gaboury I 7:30 pm I $21 adults I When brash carousel barker Billy Bigelow and millworker Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy’s rebellious ways will result in tragedy. footeinthedoor.ca

SIAN

9910 I 9910b-109 Street I 9 pm I $15 yeglive.ca

SPIRAL FLAMENCA

Blue Chair Café I 9624-76 Avenue I 8:30 pmv$15 I Blistering guitar with violin and mandolin, playing a fusion between classic flamenco and modern jazz. bluechair.ca

SUMMER SOLSTICE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Multiple venues edmontonchambermusic.org

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I 2 pm & 8 pm I $30 per performance I Produced by Freewill Shakespeare. freewillshakespeare.com

THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre I 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 8 pm I $49–$79 I Featuring magical music from all eight movies by John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper and Alexandre Desalt. edmontonsymphony.com 780 428 1414

SUN, JUNE 25 BLOCK PARTY

Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Alberta I 7726-107 Street I Meet over 40 participating vendors, well-known musicians and invested policy makers who lend their time and

support to the Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton. rmhcna.org/event/signature-event-block-party

DRAGONFLY FESTIVAL M Wabamun I 7 pm wabamun.ca

DREA LEE DANCE COMPANY SHOWCASE 2017

Timms Centre for the Arts I 8703112 Street I 4 pm I $35 I This year-end show features a variety of dance styles and choreography. boxoffice.tixonthesquare.ca

DRINKING HABITS M

Leduc I Maclab Centre for Performing Arts I 4308-50 Street I 2 pm I $20 I Accusations, mistaken identities and romances run wild in this traditional, laughout-loud farce. maclabcentre.ca

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. OKOTOKS

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 2 pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

NUOVA FESTIVAL M

Sherwood Park I Festival Place I 100 Festival Way I 1:30 pm I $20–$40 I Carousel is the famed Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical with hits like “If I Loved You” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”; The Cunning Little Vixen, 7:30 pm, $20–$40, This Magical Czech Opera tells of a vixen fox cub who escapes capture and finds adventure and love in the forest. operanuova.ca

FOUND FESTIVAL

Whyte Avenue I A living, breathing showcase of dance, theatre, visual art, music, creative writing and more, all of which take place in non-traditional performance venues. commongroundarts.ca/ found-festival


FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I $30 per performance I The Merry Wives of Windsor, 2 pm; The Merchant of Venice, 8 pm. freewillshakespeare.com

GUITAR WOLF

The Starlite Room I 10030-102 Street I 8 pm I $20 at ticketfly.com starliteroom.ca

HERITAGE TEA M

Sherwood Park I Smeltzer House I 1 Broadmoor Boulevard I Join us for a traditional afternoon tea. Activities include heritage crafts, music in the gazebo, poetry readings and storytelling, and more! strathcona.ca

KELLY TAYLOR

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 I With guests Matt Watson and Brandon Franson. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

LEGEND OF ZELDA: DEFENDERS OF THE TRIFORCE

Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton I 9797 Jasper Avenue I 6:30 pm I $45 I Defeat the darkness, find the master sword! scrapzelda.com/city/edmonton

PETS IN THE PARK

William Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I 9 am I Events throughout the day for you and your furry (or not so furry) friend. ehspetsinthepark.com

SUMMER SOLSTICE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Multiple venues edmontonchambermusic.org

UP! FEST M

Wabamun Lake and Park I RR 35 & Yellowhead Trail I 11 am

VINTAGE DAY M

Tofield I Ukrainian Cultural Village, 50 km east of Edmonton on HWY 16 I 10 am–5 pm I $15

adults, $10 youth (7–17yrs), $40 family I Step on the gas, drive back in time and enjoy a spectacular display of vintage cars, tractors and motorcycles at the Ukrainian Village, sponsored by AMA Rewards. Join the Poker Rally, tap your feet along with the Swing-Out Edmonton dancers and enjoy an array of music that your grandparents would listen too. Begin the day by listening to talented singers from Alberta as they compete for the title of Kalyna Voice champion 2017, co-hosted by Kalyna Country Eco-museum. Other family-friendly activities include free horse-drawn wagon rides, children’s activities, exhibits, entertainers, historic activities, traditional Ukrainian food and a village market. ukrainianvillage.ca 780 662 3640

JUNE 26–JULY 2 DENNIS JONES

Blues on Whyte I 10329-82 Avenue I Wed–Sun 9 pm bluesonwhyte.com

FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I $30 per performance I The Merry Wives of Windsor, June 28, 30, July 30 Sat–Sun 2 pm & 8 pm; The Merchant of Venice, June 27, 29, 31, July 1, 8 pm. freewillshakespeare.com

GREASED 2

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I Wed–Sat 6:15 pm, Sun 5 pm I $69.95 adults Wed–Thur, Sun; $79.95 Fri–Sat I Join us, as we take a look in on our favourite hip cats and cool chicks as another school year begins at Rydell High. This show is a celebration of rock and roll music that’s sure to bring back fond memories for some and many smiles to all! edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE

Mayfield Dinner Theatre I 16615109 Avenue I Tue–Wed 6 pm, $85–$95 adults; Wed 10 am, $80–$90 adults; Thur 6 pm, $90–$100 adults; Fri–Sat 6 pm, $105–$115 adults; Sun 10 am, $90–$100 adults; Sun 5:30 pm, $90–$100 adults mayfieldtheatre.ca 780 483 4051

MON, JUNE 26 BATTLE TO THE FUNNY BONE

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $7 I Featuring comedy battle and the audience picks the topic. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

JACOB COLLIER

Needle Vinyl Tavern I 10526 Jasper Avenue I 8 pm I $30 at yeglive.ca I Part of the Edmonton Jazz Festival. theneedle.ca

1930s screwball comedy about a man with one fiancée more than is perhaps ideal. teatroq.com

hits like “If I Loved You” & “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” operanuova.ca

THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, NUOVA FESTIVAL M

Needle Vinyl Tavern I 10526 Jasper Avenue I 8 pm I $5 at yeglive.ca I With guests Nate A.M. and Aiden Murphy. theneedle.ca

Sherwood Park I Festival Place I 100 Festival Way I 7:30 pm I $20–$40 I This Magical Czech Opera tells of a vixen fox cub who escapes capture and finds adventure and love in the forest. operanuova.ca

THE JIVIN' BELLES M

St. Albert I St Albert Community Hall I 17 Perron Street I 2 pm I $15 ticketmaster.ca

WED, JUNE 28 CAROUSEL, NUOVA FESTIVAL M Sherwood Park I Festival Place I 100 Festival Way I 7:30 pm I $20–$40 I The famed Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical with

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EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. FORT MAC

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7 pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

GOING, GOING, GONE!

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 7:30 pm I The premiere production of her brand new 1930s screwball comedy about a man with one fiancée more than is perhaps ideal. teatroq.com

TUE, JUNE 27 DONNY MCCASLIN GROUP

Needle Vinyl Tavern I 10526 Jasper Avenue I 8 pm I $25 at yeglive.ca I Part of the Edmonton Jazz Festival. theneedle.ca

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. FORT MAC

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7 pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

FC EDMONTON VS. TBD

Clark Field I 11000 Stadium Road I 7 pm I $22 and up fcedmonton.com

GOING, GOING, GONE!

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 7:30 pm I The premiere production of her brand new

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LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

MATT RICHARDS

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

TOURS FOR TOTS

Art Gallery of Alberta I Sir Winston Churchill Square I 10 am–11 am I Something borrowed, something new. Learn how to steal like an artist! Borrow images and ideas from things that you see and know, and transform them into something brand new using 2D materials. youraga.ca

THUR, JUNE 29 BLUES ON WHYTE BLOCK PARTY

Whyte Avenue between 103 and 104 Streets I 10 am–10 pm The day starts off with a free pancake breakfast and from there it's just music, great food, dancing and sunshine! Jam out to 10 different bands, and try delicious meals from over 70 street vendors and 6 food trucks. bluesonwhyte.com/takin-it-to-the-streets

DATE NIGHT: CRAFT BEER & GARDEN GAMES M

Devon I Devonian Botanic Gardens, 5 km north of Devon on I HWY 60 I 6 pm I $13.50 adult, $5 youth, $3 child I Because beer and lawn games rule summer. Gather your date or your gang, and head to the garden for an evening of relaxed outdoor fun. We’ll have an assortment of games available to

play on a drop-in basis. Register in advance online. devonian.ualberta.ca

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. WEYBURN

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7 pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

GOING, GOING, GONE!

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 7:30 pm I The premiere production of her brand new 1930s screwball comedy about a man with one fiancée more than is perhaps ideal. teatroq.com

MATT RICHARDS

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

RAGTIME

Cinema Series Capitol Theatre, I Fort Edmonton Park I Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive I $10.50 I Set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence and other nostalgic events in 1900 New York City, a young black pianist becomes involved in the lives of an upper-class white family. fortedmontonpark.ca 780 442 5311

THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, NUOVA FESTIVAL M

Sherwood Park I Festival Place I 100 Festival Way I 7:30 pm I $20–$40 I This Magical Czech Opera tells of a vixen fox cub who escapes capture and finds adventure and love in the forest. operanuova.ca

WRITERS GUILD

Blue Chair Café I 9624-76 Avenue I 8:30 pm I $15 I The Writers' Guild tinkers with the traditional jazz quintet machine using vintage compositional tools to workshop new tunes and ideas, alchemizing jazz and funk, classical, R&B and traditional folk music. bluechair.ca

FRI, JUNE 30

GOING, GOING, GONE!

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 7:30 pm I The premiere production of her brand new 1930s screwball comedy about a man with one fiancée more than is perhaps ideal. teatroq.com

JOHN SWEENIE

Blue Chair Café I 9624-76 Avenue I 8:30 pm I $15 I A stellar group of top Edmonton-area musicians brings on a powerful set of aggressive electric jazz, heavily influenced by early works of Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock and modern giants Chris Potter, Donny McCaslin and David Binney. bluechair.ca

MATT RICHARDS

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm & 9:45 pm I $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

SAND ON WHYTE

Whyte Avenue & Gateway Boulevard I June 30–July 8, 10 am–10 pm I Watch carvers at work and marvel at their completed art. See all the wondrous creations of sculptured sand. sandonwhyte.ca n

2017 ALBERTA SUMMER CLASSIC M

Sherwood Park I Millennium Place I 2000 Premier Way I 9 am I Western Canada’s newest international level target archery competition. eventbrite.ca/e/2017-alberta-summerclassic-tickets-32681804156?aff=es2

BLUES ON WHYTE BLOCK PARTY

Whyte Avenue between 103 and I 104 Streets I 10 am–10 pm I The day starts off with a free pancake breakfast and from there it's just music, great food, dancing and sunshine! Jam out to 10 different bands, and try delicious meals from over 70 street vendors and 6 food trucks. bluesonwhyte.com/takin-it-to-the-streets

CAL POST

Yuk Yuks I 13103 Fort Road I 8 pm I $18.10 I With Lisa Baker. yukyuks.com 780 481 9857

CAROUSEL, NUOVA FESTIVAL M Sherwood Park I Festival Place I 100 Festival Way I 7:30 pm I $20–$40 I The famed Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical with hits like “If I Loved You” & “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” operanuova.ca

EDMONTON ESKIMOS VS. MONTREAL ALOUETTES

Commonwealth Stadium I 11000 Stadium Road I 8 pm I $32–$87 ticketmaster.ca esks.com

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. WEYBURN

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7 pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com 24 summercity.ca

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Inspiring smiles by the scoop By Shawna Dirksen

of families—everyone leaves happy.” Debra agrees, “We give them a few tastes of ice cream, they find the one they want, we put it in one of our waffle cones—which are wonderful—and they are happy, happy people. It’s really nice.” Not everyone comes in with wide eyes, however. Many customers know exactly what they want. “Men over 50 go for the maple walnut or the tiger-tiger,” says Victor. “The kids love the really colorful ones—superhero, rainbow, cotton candy, bubble gum.” Victor notes that Belgian chocolate gelato is their top seller, but he feels Amaretto gelato is the shop’s must-try. “If a customer comes in and Victor is working, they are trying the Amaretto,” jokes Debra. With between 29 and 40 flavours of gelato, ice cream or sorbet available at any given time, choosing a flavour isn’t always easy. “We are happy to explain the products, and we listen to our customers,” says Debra. Victor adds, “This year I’ve noticed a phenomenon—people are wanting half a scoop of this and half a scoop of that. We’ll always accommodate them.” No matter what the flavour, there’s a common ingredient in every scoop: quality. The Garcia’s get their ice cream from Foothills Creamery and from Chapman’s Ice Cream. They get their sorbet and gelato (which are made in Edmonton) from Pinocchio Ice Cream. In fact, Geppetto’s Gelato is one of the only places where customers can buy the Pinocchio brand by the scoop. “I knew Pinocchio ice cream years ago,” says Victor. “Then they didn’t sell directly to the public anymore.” When the Garcia’s were planning to open their ice cream shop, Victor knew he had to bring back his favourite ice cream product. The rest is history.

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ce cream is synonymous with summer. And on a hot day, a scoop or two of this cold, creamy delight is like icing on cake—you just gotta have it. Good thing St. Albert has Victor and Debra Garcia. Each year the husband-and-wife team takes this traditional summer treat to new heights with their little labour of love, Geppetto’s Gelato. It’s their sixth season as ice-cream shop owners, and the Garcias are up to their elbows serving top-quality gelato, ice cream and sorbet to a steady stream of customers. It’s a pace they’re more than used to. Victor has been a business owner in St. Albert for more than 32 years, and Debra works in retail management. So why add more work? That’s simple: they absolutely love it. “I love serving people,” says Victor. “We have kids who come in, groups of seniors who come in, car clubs that come in, tons

“Because of Pinocchio Ice Cream’s website, we have people coming out from Sherwood Park, from Edmonton, from all over to get gelato,” says Victor. True as that is, if it’s the premium product that draws customers to Geppetto’s Gelato, it’s the friendly, family-oriented atmosphere that brings them back. “Even though St. Albert is getting to be a big city, it still has that small town feel,” says Victor. Debra adds, “This is a little family-run business, and it’s other families who are coming to us … These are our customers, but these are also our neighbours. It’s personal.” There’s no doubt this personal touch is the Garcias’ key to success. From hiring local high-school students (often giving them their first jobs) to their policy to always give customers more than less, the family has created a warm, almost nostalgic neighbourhood hub in Geppetto’s Gelato. “Ice cream people are happy people,” says Debra. “If we weren’t having fun, we wouldn’t be doing this.” “I always say,” adds Victor, “this is the happiest place in St. Albert.” n

GEPPETTO’S AT A GLANCE OWNED BY: Victor and Debra Garcia LOCATION: 18 Muir Drive, St. Albert THEIR SPECIALTY: Premium gelato THEIR MISSION: To supply a premium product and to get to know people in the St. Albert community

INTERESTING FACTS: Geppetto’s Gelato is open only in the summer months—usually from the end of April to the end of September. Just enough time to try all 40 flavours. DID YOU KNOW? Gelato, sorbet and ice cream are all delicious but differ in their characteristics. GELATO: Creamy flavour, smooth texture, no additives or preservatives, two-month shelf life SORBET: Refreshing flavour, light texture, non-dairy, no sugar added, two-month shelf life Ice Cream: Rich flavour, heavy texture, two-year shelf life (when stored properly)

FUN FACT The Garcia’s named the shop Geppetto’s Gelato as a clever wink to their main supplier, Pinocchio Ice Cream.

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Bragging Rights in

a Jar

A showoff’s guide to making condiments By Carmen D. Hrynchuk

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o you’ve mastered your signature Caesar and are known for your epic BBQ parties, so what’s next? How about more bragging rights? Perhaps a homemade pickled bean to garnish your already righteous Caesar or some bourbon mustard that you “just whipped up.” With gardens and market stands brimming over, there’s no better time to seal summer in a jar. And we’ve got the recipes to inspire: pickled ginger and beans, baby dills, homemade mustard— even Thai sweet chili sauce. Intimidated? Don’t be. This is one jarring experience you’re gonna like.

Bourbon & Brown Sugar Mustard This truly might be the grainy mustard of champions. But don’t just save it for hot dogs. Add it to BBQ sauces, or use it as a glaze on grilled pork or chicken. 3/4 cup bourbon

5 tbsp dry mustard powder

3/4 cup water

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup brown mustard seeds

1 tsp salt (or more to taste)

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar In a small mixing bowl, combine the bourbon, water and mustard seeds. Cover with plastic wrap, and allow to steep and absorb the liquid for 5 hours or overnight. Place the soaked seeds in a food processor, and pulse to the consistency you like. Add the vinegar, dry mustard, sugar and salt, and pulse to mix. Transfer the mixture to a medium pot, and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Simmer to thicken (3 to 5 minutes), then taste and adjust the salt to your liking. Transfer to jars, add the lids and store in the fridge for up to 3 months.

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce Sweet and sticky with just the right kick. The perfect plunge for a salad roll or glaze for grilled chicken wings. 1/3 cup coarsely chopped cilantro stems

1/8 tsp salt

2 cups water

1 1/3 cups sugar

2 Thai bird’s eye chilies, seeded and coarsely chopped (wear gloves)

2 cups white vinegar 1/2 tsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water

3 tbsp chopped garlic Place the chopped cilantro and water in a small pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat, cover and let steep 15 minutes. Strain out the coriander, reserving the liquid. Add the chilies, garlic and salt to a food processor, and pulse until coarsely puréed. Spoon the mixture into a medium-sized pot, and add the vinegar, sugar, cornstarch slurry and 1 1/2 cups of the reserved cilantro water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and let simmer until reduced by half. Pour into a jar, and let cool uncovered. Add the lid, and store in the fridge.

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Easy Dill Counter Pickles A farmhouse favourite, these delicious baby dills require no processing. As for restraint… good luck with that. 10 cups water 1/2 cup pickling salt 1/4 cup pickling vinegar 5 cloves garlic, peeled

1 handful of fresh dill, not chopped Enough baby cukes and carrots to fill a gallon jar

Add the water and vinegar to a very large pot, and stir in the pickling salt until dissolved. Place the pot over high heat, bring it to a boil and remove from heat. Place the dill and garlic in the bottom of a freshly washed gallon jar that has a lid (we used a glass cookie jar). Scrub the cukes, peel and trim the carrots and pack them in the jar. Carefully pour in the hot brine to cover. Pop on the lid, and place the jar on the counter (out of direct sun) for 1 week. Remove the lid, and taste. If you’d like a more sour pickle, leave the jar on the counter an extra week. If perfect, place in the fridge and enjoy.

Pickled Ginger Bragging rights, anyone? They’re all but guaranteed with this perfectly pickled ginger. 2 hands of young ginger with papery skin (old, woody ginger won’t turn pink) 6 tbsp white sugar 1 1/2 tbsp salt 10 tbsp unseasoned Japanese rice vinegar 3-by-3-cm square of dried kombu (kelp) Peel the ginger, and slice it into see-through coins with a mandolin (about 1 1/2 cups). Place the ginger in a bowl, and toss it with 1 tbsp of sugar and all of the salt. Let sit 1 hour. Next, blanch the ginger in a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds, and strain into a sieve to drain. Pack the drained ginger in a glass jar, and set aside. In a small pot, bring the sugar, vinegar and kombu to a boil (mixing to dissolve). Then pour the brine over the ginger to cover, and let cool 10 minutes before securing the lid. Let the jar finish cooling, then pop it in the fridge to pickle for 5 days. Store in the fridge for up to 3 months.

Dilly Pickled Beans If you’ve got a weak spot for Caesars, you probably know your way around a pickled bean. These are downright delicious. 2 cups pickling vinegar

10 large sprigs fresh dill

2 cups white wine vinegar

8 peppercorns

4 cups water

2 medium yellow peppers, seeded and sliced into spears

1/4 cup pickling salt 1 tbsp white sugar 6 cloves garlic, peeled

1 heaping ice cream bucket of fresh green beans, ends trimmed

Add the water and vinegars to a large pot, and stir in the pickling salt and sugar until dissolved. Place the pot over high heat, bring it to a boil and remove from the heat. Divide the garlic, dill and peppercorns evenly between 2 freshly washed quart jars. Pack the beans and pepper spears upright in the jars. Carefully pour the hot brine over the vegetables to cover. Pop on the lids, allow the jars to cool and refrigerate for 4 days before serving. Store in the fridge for up to 2 months. n Images by, Brenda Lakeman Photography Food styling by, Little Fire Creative

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Bread Winners Butter up to Edmonton’s bread scene By Robert Michon

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dmonton has privilege to a wealth of bakeries that have been making waves in the local food scene. But while pastries and baked desserts have been enjoying their well-deserved moment, the spotlight on bread has been a little dim. That, however, is starting to change, as food lovers embrace a return to artisan bread and the bakeries that have quietly served our communities for decades. Carb-counters, look away. Bread is back!

BOULANGERIE BONJOUR BAKERY Location: 8608 - 99 Street, Edmonton Specialty: Strathcona’s Boulangerie Bonjour is deeply rooted in the traditions of European baking, and they take their artisanal status very seriously. Their ingredients are locally sourced, their grain is milled on location in the bakery and their bread is baked fresh every day. Achieving the perfect loaf of bread takes patience, and father-son duo Yvan and Kenny Chartrand are willing to take the extra time to ensure that they’re delivering a quality product to their customers. Boulangerie Bonjour has dozens of different loaves to choose from, and with their modest prices, you’ll always find yourself craving a taste of their latest creation. Price point: $5 to $7 per loaf

CANOVA PASTICCERIA Location: 12667 - 125 Street, Edmonton Specialty: Canova Pasticceria is a family-run bakery from top to bottom. Owners Carla Roppo-Owczarek and Kris Owczarek, along with their three sons, have been creating Italian-style baked treats for the last five years. In 2016, however, they expanded their business from biscotti to a full assortment of breads and other pastries, including traditional Italian favourites such as panettone fruit loaves. Canova exports its bread to grocery stores across Edmonton and around the province, but if you’re having trouble tracking down your favourite treat, you’re always welcome to stop by the store itself. Carla and Kris are happy to help you find what you’re looking for. Price point: $8 to $10 per loaf 30 summercity.ca

CHARTIER Location: 5012 - 50 Street, Beaumont Specialty: Chartier is famous throughout the region, both for its delicious French-Canadian cuisine and for being the most successful crowd-funded restaurant in Canada. While you may have heard of the restaurant, you may not have heard of Chartier’s signature bread window. Owners Darren and Sylvia Cheverie want to change the way we think about food by adding a human element to the interaction. Every weekend, Chartier slides open its kitchen’s street-facing window to sell fresh bread to passersby, in the true style of a traditional French bakery. Through this window, you can watch the bakers work and even chat with them as they prepare your order. Even if you don’t find yourself in Beaumont often, it’s well worth the drive. Price point: $8 to $10 per loaf

What Makes Bread Artisanal? It’s not just a fancy label. Artisanal bread is handmade by an experienced baker and uses high-quality, natural ingredients. PANADERIA LATINA BAKERY Location: 5716 - 19A Avenue, Edmonton Specialty: Panaderia Latina is the best place in the city to get your fix of Latin-American style breads. Founded in 1993 by Chilean-Canadian couple Jose and Alicia Sanchez, this selfdescribed “mom and pop” bakery has been a long-time favourite of the Mill Woods community. In addition to offering a wide array of baked goods, Panaderia acts as a social hub for Latin American residents of Edmonton. It is a place where they can meet and talk while getting a small taste of home. But even if you didn’t grow up eating Chilean breads and pastries, one taste of Jose and Alicia’s artisanal loaves will turn you into a repeat customer. Price point: $5 to $7 per loaf

PORTUGUESE CANADIAN BAKERY Location: 5304 - 118 Avenue, Edmonton Specialty: Vaso and Madelina Matias opened the Portuguese Canadian Bakery in 1996, and it’s been a local favourite ever since. As soon as you walk through the doors, you’ll feel the community spirit that they’ve spent the last 20 years building. The bakery serves up pastries and cakes of all kinds, but their specialty is their selection of traditional Portuguese breads. These loaves can be purchased to take home or sliced up at their deli counter to make a variety of delicious sandwiches. Just make sure you get there early in the day; their stock sells out quickly. Price point: $7 to $10 per loaf

ZWICK’S PRETZELS Location: 12415 - 107 Avenue, Edmonton Specialty: Pretzels may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of bakeries, but one trip to Zwick’s Pretzels will change that. After running a successful catering business for five years, Zwick’s owners Darren Zwicker and Maria Chau have expanded their business to include a storefront that serves up just about any kind of pretzel you can imagine. Whether you prefer your pretzels big, small, savory or sweet, Zwick’s has something to match your tastes. Thanks to their full assortment of homemade cheese dips, mustards and sauces, you could stop in for a lunchtime pretzel every day this summer without exhausting the delicious combinations of flavours. Price point: $2 to $3 per pretzel, $22 to $33 per dozen n

A Rising Trend Canada’s Department of Agriculture estimates that artisanal bread accounts for about 33% of the bread market in Canada, a number that’s been steadily increasing over the last 10 years.


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“When you distill berries from different plants, on different slopes, with different light and water levels, you get a unique and powerful taste that you don’t find in industrial products. We’re proud of that taste. It speaks to the kind of locality that we’re embracing.” –Adam Smith

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process getting everything together, from licences, to equipment, to recipes, but bottles of Strathcona Spirits finally hit liquor-store shelves in December of 2016.

PIONEERS IN THE FIELD Adam has always had an interest in brewing and distilling, but because of the former laws surrounding small-scale distilling, there were no real footprints to follow. “There isn’t really any infrastructure set up here,” he says. “There are no suppliers, and there isn’t really anyone nearby to learn from. Because of that, you have to look to Europe and to the American South for guidance. That’s where they’ve already figured things out. We’ve got about 20 years of catching up to do here in Alberta.” Over the last few years, Adam has been touring the American South and the West Coast, meeting fellow distillers, learning from their experiences and picking up equipment along the way.

BUILDING A BRAND One of the first things Adam’s customers always comment on is the distinct design of his bottles. The labels are rich in symbolism, evoking both the history of distilling, as well as the land and ingredients essential to Strathcona Spirits’ operation. The designs came from artists as far away as Argentina and Portugal. The art style mirrors Adam’s international education, balancing the hyper-local aspect of the business with the global talent and wisdom put into it. Next came the name. “We talked about a lot of different names for ourselves and our products that were a bit more punny and in line with our sense of humour, but we wanted to do something a little more historically responsible. We’re the first distillery in Edmonton, and we’re located in the heart of

Old Strathcona, so we kept it simple: Strathcona Spirits.” This respect for the community is also communicated in the business’s official logo, which is a silhouette of the humble Strathcona warehouse that the business calls home.

LOCAL INGREDIENTS FOR LOCAL SPIRITS If it’s possible for liquor to fit into the “farm-to-table” movement, Strathcona Spirits fits the designation. All of Adam’s ingredients are local to Alberta, and some are even foraged from within the city itself. “We use hard red wheat for our vodka, and that comes to us from a farmer about 23 kilometres south of town. It’s the predominant grain grown in the region, so it’s not hard to find. But I’m also proud to use it since it has such an importance to the history and the economy of the region.”

“Edmonton has really shown us a lot of support. People here want to see local businesses and producers succeed. We’ve been lucky to come up in this kind of a community.” –Adam Smith Sourcing ingredients for Strathcona gin is a bit more complicated. Adam and his team forage wild juniper from the banks of the Red Deer River Valley and accent the gin with sea berries that grow right here in Edmonton. It’s not a common ingredient, but as soon as Adam tasted the experimental mixture, he knew it was the flavour he was looking for. Fortunately for Edmontonians, it’s the flavour they’ve been searching for, too. n

f you were looking to taste some locally produced spirits a year ago, you’d have been out of luck. This year, you’ve got options. Lots of that credit goes to Adam Smith. Over the past four years, he’s been hard at work setting up Edmonton’s first distillery—Strathcona Spirits. With their vodka and gin on store shelves already, and more offerings on the way, Adam and his team are using locally sourced ingredients to make a name for themselves in the craft-distillery world. And they’re putting Edmonton on the map doing it.

Image credit: Strathcona Spirits

THEY’RE NUMBER 1 Strathcona Spirits has the honour of being the city’s first distillery, which seems surprising for a city as old as Edmonton. There is, however, a good reason why Adam’s the first to invest in a distillery here: Prior to 2013, operating a small, craft distillery was illegal in Alberta. As soon as he heard that this long-standing law had been lifted, Adam got to work. “Some friends and I used to run a music venue out of this space, and I was looking for something to do with it,” explains Adam. When the law changed, we started planning this distillery, and we figured we’d just continue planning it until we hit a roadblock— but that roadblock never came. Eventually we just decided to pull the trigger. We bought a still, and we started producing vodka and gin.” It was a long 32 summercity.ca

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Image credit: Strathcona Spirits Adam Smith, owner Strathcona Spirits.

This summer will see a small expansion to Strathcona Spirits in the form of a storefront for their workspace. Besides acting as a retail space, this storefront will host tastings and small events, so be sure to stop by.


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Cocktails Ready, set, sip! By Carmen D. Hrynchuk

t’s finally here. Patio season. And there’s only one rule to play by: if you live where summer’s short, make cocktail hour long. To help inspire that mandate, we’re sharing a few recipes to raise your glasses to. Some are impeccable classics, a few are modern mixes and one’s an excuse to eat popsicles. Enjoy responsibly.

Limoncello Collins Quite possibly the perfect summer cocktail. Make them one at a time or in batches by the pitcher. 1 oz Limoncello, chilled 1 oz gin

Fresh raspberries and mint (to garnish)

4 oz clementine soda (or club soda), chilled Add the Limoncello, gin and soda to a stemless wine glass, and stir. Garnish with raspberries and mint, and serve.

Pisco Sour If you’ve never tasted a pisco sour, you’re just in time for its comeback. Smooth brandy meets fragrant lime and a silky foam froth. 3 oz pisco

3/4 oz simple syrup

1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice

1 impeccably fresh egg white

1 dash Angostura bitters

To a cocktail shaker, add the pisco, lime juice, simple syrup and egg white. Secure the lid, and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Remove the lid, fill the shaker with ice, return the lid and shake again for another 15 or 20 seconds. Strain the drink into a chilled cocktail glass, add a dash or two of bitters atop the foam, and enjoy.

Green-tea Strawberry Lemonade Classic lemonade is hard to beat, but green tea and strawberries add a nice twist. 10 cups of water 4 bags of green tea 6 large lemons, juiced

10-oz container of frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, thawed

In a large pitcher, place 10 cups of cold water and 4 bags of green tea. Place in the fridge to brew for 8 hours (or overnight). Remove the teabags from the brewed tea, and stir in the lemon juice. Next, press the thawed strawberries and syrup through a sieve or food mill, and add the juices to the pitcher. Stir, adjust the sugar and lemon to your liking and serve.

Rhubarb Sour Make no mistake. This cocktail’s got kick! Flirty, refreshing and perfect for ushering in summer. 2 oz gin

2 dashes rhubarb bitters

1/2 oz lemon juice

Lime slices and strawberries (to garnish)

1/2 oz lime juice 1 1/2 oz rhubarb syrup

A splash of tonic water or sparkling wine (optional)

To make the rhubarb syrup, place 2 cups of chopped rhubarb in a small pot with 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of white sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and let simmer 20 minutes. Strain well, and store the syrup in the refrigerator. To a cocktail shaker, add the gin, lemon juice, lime juice, rhubarb syrup and bitters. Fill the shaker with ice, secure the lid and shake until chilled. Strain into a glass with ice, and garnish with lime and strawberries. For a sour with a little less kick, add a splash of tonic water or sparkling wine. 34 summercity.ca


Peach Bourbon Smash Peaches and thyme are always a nice pairing. The addition of bourbon makes it a party. Enjoy responsibly! 2 oz bourbon

For the ginger-thyme syrup

1 oz lemon juice

1/2 cup white sugar

1 oz ginger-thyme syrup

1/2 cup water

1 1/2 oz peach nectar

1/2 tsp chopped ginger

Ginger ale (to taste)

1 sprig fresh thyme

Slice of peach and sprig of thyme (to garnish) Combine all the syrup ingredients in a small pot, and bring it to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat, and set aside to cool completely. To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the bourbon, lemon juice, gingerlime syrup and peach nectar. Secure the lid, shake vigorously, and strain into a tumbler filled with ice. Top with a splash of ginger ale, and garnish with a slice of peach and a sprig of thyme.

Sparkling Wine-sicles Popsicles and wine, together at last! Meet your new summer cocktail. Assorted popsicles or frozen fruit bars

Sparkling wine, chilled

Simply place a popsicle or frozen fruit bar in a chilled wine glass, and top with bubbly. To up the elegance, replace the popsicle with a scoop of orange sorbet to create a mimosa float. n Images by, Brenda Lakeman Photography Food styling by, Little Fire Creative

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Three Wines to Try If you’re interested in sampling volcanic wine, El-Halaby recommends these affordable choices:

Sokol Blosser Delinea 300 Pinot Noir From the Willamette Valley in the Pacific Northwest, a cool-climate region renowned for its Pinot Noir. Grown at an altitude of 300 metres, where two soil types converge. Elegant and earthy, packed with fruit flavours such as raspberry and cherry. Pairs well with grilled salmon, turkey or pork tenderloin. $27.99

Boutari Santorini Assyrtiko

Volcanic Vino

Making wine from the ashes By Markwell Lyon

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ike all wine and winemaking traditions, volcanic wines combine a bit of the old with the new. People have long made wine from grapes grown in volcanic soil, but only recently have the distinctive attributes of these wines gained appreciation. Just as no two volcanoes are the same, neither are any two volcanic wines—or the regions, subregions or vineyards where they’re grown. The result is a wide variety of delicious offerings and a hot new trend in wine drinking. A volcanic wine, simply put, is any wine from a region that’s experienced volcanic activity. That activity may have happened millions of years ago, as is the case with parts of California’s Napa Valley, or it may have occurred much more recently, as with Mt. Etna in Sicily. The slopes of this very active volcano are home to dozens of wine growers, who shrug off obvious danger to take advantage of the mineral-rich black soil that has made the Etna wine region one of the most exciting in Italy. With volcanic soils covering 124 million hectares (just under 1 percent of Earth’s land surface), regions all over the world are following suit. Some notable examples include Soave in northeastern Italy, Santorini in Greece and the Willamette Valley in Oregon. The key, of course, is the ashy soil. Highly porous, volcanic ash retains a great quantity of water and air, which keep grapevines nourished and hydrated. Soil is also key to the wine’s flavour. The minerals and nutrients left behind by flowing lava make the soil structure in each volcanic region unique, imparting distinctive flavours and aromas in the wines produced there. Combined with other environmental factors, like altitude and climate, soil helps to create a wine’s terroir, or “sense of place.” While this is true of all wine, terroir is especially important to volcanic wines and is part of the charm of the volcanic trend. According to Karem El-Halaby of Lacombe Park Spirits in St. Albert, the effect of soil and other factors means volcanic wines cover a range of flavour profiles. “They can be light,

elegant, and much less tannic [than regular wine],” he says, “as well as heavier, richer and earthy.” Though there’s no such thing as a typical flavour profile, volcanic wines are often described as aromatic and savoury, with an intense mineral finish. Prices can also vary considerably, as they do with regular wines. The cheapest bottles will start at around $15, and a very good selection can be found between $25 and $65. And if you’ve got an extra mortgage payment (or three) burning a hole in your pocket, “you could spend up to $2,300 for a beautiful bottle of Marsala from Sicily,” notes El-Halaby.

A white wine made from the Assyrtiko grape, which is native to Santorini, Greece. Aromas of green apple and citrus fruits, with an acidic, full-bodied taste and a lingering finish. A great choice with seafood or white meat, especially chicken. $21.99

Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese From Mt. Etna, this Italian red wine is made entirely from the indigenous Nerello Mascalese grape variety. Mt. Etna’s longest recorded eruption began in 1614 and lasted 10 years. A light, luminous ruby red with aromas of herbs, incense and rose. Elegantly tannic, with candy and wild berry flavours. Can be paired with cheese and salami or with more complex fish or game dishes. $37.99

Ready to find a bottle? Well, that could be a little tricky—but not for lack of inventory. Since volcanic wine is not yet recognized as its own category or style of wine, you generally won’t find a designated section at your local liquor store. And, in most cases, reading the label won’t help either because wineries usually don’t indicate that their wines are from a volcanic region. But fear not. Asking for help yields results, and you might even discover you’ve been buying and enjoying volcanic wine for years without being aware of it. As El-Halaby explains, “Clients continually request wines from these regions, but not specifically for the reason that they are from vineyards with volcanic soil conditions.” Wine enthusiasts can also do some research on their own. Fortunately, as volcanic wines become trendier, word continues to spread. Many wine bloggers have written about volcanic wine, making information and recommendations easy to find online. Several books on the subject have also appeared recently, including Volcanic Wines: Salt, Grit and Power, by Canadian sommelier John Szabo. Finally, knowledgeable wine sellers can help. As El-Halaby puts it, “It is our responsibility to educate our clients about these regions and their wines.” The volcanic wine tradition may finally be getting its due. n summercity.ca 37


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& a Promise Chilling out just got tastier By Carmen D. Hrynchuk

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ertain things just taste better in the sunshine. Near the top of that list are ice cream and popsicles. Besides being simple to make, the flavour combinations are endless. We made some of ours with yogourt, others with puréed fruit and, of course, a few with tequila. And our gelato recipes? Bring on the sunshine!

Coconut Lime-Berry Pops If you can imagine breakfast as a popsicle, this is it. A great treat morning, noon or night. 2 cups frozen mixed berries, thawed and puréed in a food processor

The juice of 1 lime 2 to 3 tbsp white sugar

1 1/2 cups coconutflavoured Greek yogourt

In medium bowl, combine the puréed berries with the lime juice and sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Pour alternating layers of yogourt and berries into your popsicle moulds, creating 4 or 5 layers. With a wooden skewer, swirl the layers together in an up-and-down motion. Insert the popsicle sticks, and freeze until solid.

Dragon Fruit Honeydew Pops These are worth making for the colour alone. The recipe also doubles as a base for margaritas. 1/4 cup very hot water

1 cup honeydew juice

1/4 cup white sugar

2 limes, juiced

1 dragon fruit, scooped out and puréed

3 tbsp tequila or gin (optional)

Banana Split Pops If you love banana cream pudding, give these a try. The base is simple to make, and the finished pop is adorable. Cue the oohs and aahs. 135g pkg. instant bananacream pudding

1 tbsp cream

1 can whipped cream

1 bowl of colourful sprinkles (for dipping)

Maraschino cherries

Combine the hot water and sugar in a pitcher, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the lime juice, and set aside.

2 cups chocolate chips

To make the honeydew juice, purée 3 cups of honeydew in a food processor, and strain it through a sieve. Add the juice and tequila to the pitcher, and stir. Pour into popsicle moulds, insert sticks and freeze until solid.

Cook the instant pudding according to the package directions. Pour the cooked pudding into your popsicle moulds, and insert the sticks. Freeze until solid.

1 tbsp unsalted butter

In the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the butter and cream in a tall glass. When the chocolate is smooth and glossy, unmould the frozen pops and, one at a time, dip them halfway into the melted chocolate. Hold the pops upright, allowing the chocolate to drip down their sides, and then roll the tips in sprinkles. Pipe each with a swirl of whipped cream, and top with a cherry.

Here at Sysco Edmonton, we are excited about the growing movement to “go local” in support of our regional farmers, suppliers, and businesses within Alberta’s food-service community.

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Tequila Watermelon Popsicles Is there really more that needs saying? You’ll definitely want to double this one. 1/4 cup very hot water

1 cup watermelon juice

1/4 cup white sugar

1 lime, zested and juiced

3 tbsp tequila (or gin)

Combine the hot water and sugar in a pitcher, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the zest and lime juice, and set aside. To make the watermelon juice, purée 3 or 4 cups of watermelon in a food processor, and strain it through a sieve. Add the juice and tequila to the pitcher, and stir. Pour into popsicle moulds, insert sticks and freeze until solid.

Pink Grapefruit & Rosemary Popsicles Oh yeah, these are good. Bright, refreshing and just elegant enough to call dessert. Give them a try. 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice

5 tbsp white sugar

2 tsp chopped rosemary

1/4 cup water

Pour the grapefruit juice into a pitcher, and set aside. In small pot, combine the sugar, water and rosemary, and while stirring, bring it to a boil over medium heat. Let boil for 30 seconds, and then remove the pot from the heat and let the syrup cool for 30 minutes. When cooled, strain the syrup into the pitcher of grapefruit juice, and stir. Pour into popsicle moulds, insert sticks and freeze until solid.

Pinot Noir Blackberry Pops Simple, delicious and customizable. The hardest decision is how many to eat. 4 cups blackberries, puréed in a food processor

5 tbsp white sugar 5 oz Pinot Noir

In medium bowl combine the puréed berries with the sugar and Pinot Noir. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Taste the mixture, and add more sugar or Pinot Noir if desired. Pour into moulds, add sticks and freeze until solid.

Raspberry Mango Gelato This recipe will accommodate just about any fruit combination. Just keep it to the sour side to offset the overall sweetness. 2 cups raspberries

2 cups cream

1 mango, peeled, pitted and cubed

300 mL can of sweetened condensed milk

The zest of 1 lemon

Chocolate Gelato Creamy, chocolatey and did we mention creamy? Two cups’ worth! This gelato’s definitely an indulgence but so worth it. 2 cups cream

condensed milk

3 tbsp cocoa powder

300 mL can of sweetened

2 tsp vanilla extract

6 Baci chocolates (optional)

Add the cream, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla to a large mixing bowl, and whip with an electric mixer until soft peaks form (don’t overbeat). Add the cocoa powder, and whip it in. If desired, fold in some chopped nuts, cookies or chocolate bars. Spoon into a freezer-safe dish, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until solid (about 6 hours).

Purée the raspberries and mango in a food processor, stir in the lemon zest and set aside. Add the cream and sweetened condensed milk to a large mixing bowl, and whip with an electric mixer until soft peaks form (don’t overbeat). Fold in the fruit purée, and pour into a freezer-safe dish. Cover with plastic wrap, and freeze until solid (about 6 hours). n Images by: Brenda Lakeman Photography Food styling by: Little Fire Creative

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Steaks It’s Time to Fire Up the Grill & Get Ready for Summer

Nothing beats a superbly cooked, flame-grilled steak on a perfect summer evening, in the company of great friends. We reached out to SYSCO Edmonton’s Corporate Chef Michael Brown for his top three favourite steak dishes, and here they are! Besides being super easy to prepare, they’ll also tantalize your taste buds with every bite. Just by adding Boursin cream cheese into steak sauce, takes it to a new dimension, marinating steak in Pepsi Cola is completely off the charts, and whipping up a sensational garlic herb butter is outrageously good, with “all of the flavour and none of the labour.” Give these recipes a try.

Chef’s Tips Try adding a little Thai sweet chili sauce to the marinade for some additional heat, if preferred.

Chef’s Tips The Boursin demi sauce should be the colour of a café latte. The more black pepper you add the better, as it really brings out the flavour of the cheese sauce. If the sauce is too thick, just add hot water to thin it down to the desired consistency.

Chef’s Tips This herb butter can be made in advance and placed in the freezer. Once frozen, they can be placed into a plastic bag/ container for future use. Add basil pesto into the butter for an extra flavour twist.

Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Boursin Cheese Sauce

Beef Sirloin Steaks Marinated with Pepsi Cola

Beef Rib-Eye Steaks with Garlic Herb Butter

Ingredients 1 packet Boursin garlic and herb cream cheese 1 cup 35% whipping cream 2 cups beef gravy (demi)

Ingredients 3 cups Pepsi Cola ¼ cup soy sauce 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp horseradish

Ingredients 1 lb salted butter 1 tsp Worchestershire sauce 2 tsp minced roasted garlic 1 tsp ground black pepper 1 tbsp lemon juice ¼ cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley

Grilled tenderloin steak, lightly rubbed with sea salt and pepper, accompanied with a pepper and Boursin cream cheese sauce.

1 tbsp cracked black pepper (not ground) 4 6-oz beef-tenderloin steaks

Method 1. Make the beef gravy (demi) as per directions, in a saucepan. 2. Add the cream and cracked black pepper, and simmer for 5 minutes. 3. Add the Boursin cream cheese, and whisk until it’s completely incorporated into the sauce. 4. Simmer for 5 minutes. 5. Adjust the seasoning to your liking, and keep it hot until needed. 6. Preheat the grill to 400˚F. 7. Cook the steaks on the grill to the desired doneness. 8. Allow the steaks to rest for 5 minutes before serving/slicing. 9. Serve the steaks with the sauce on the side.

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The Boursin pepper sauce is amazing on a beef burger or other cuts of steak.

This grilled sirloin steak marinated in Pepsi Cola is tender and succulent with an umami flavour that gets better with every bite. 2 cloves minced garlic 1 tsp ground black pepper 4 8-oz sirloin steaks

Method 1. Whisk together the Pepsi Cola, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, horseradish, minced garlic and black pepper in a bowl. 2. Pour the above ingredients into a resealable plastic bag. 3. Place the steaks in the bag with the marinade so that they are coated, remove the excess air and seal the bag. 4. Place in the fridge (2–4 hours). 5. Preheat the grill to 400˚F. 6. Remove the steaks from the bag, place them on a plate and pour the remaining marinade into a saucepan over medium heat until thick and syrupy. 7. Cook the steaks on the grill to the desired doneness. 8. Allow the steaks to rest for 5 minutes before serving/cutting, then drizzle the sauce over the steaks.

The garlic herb butter slices can be kept in the freezer and added to vegetables, pasta dishes/ sauces at the last minute.

Everybody loves a grilled rib-eye steak with extra marbling. Topping it with a herb-packed garlic butter just takes it to a new dimension. ¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives 2 tbsp minced fresh onion 1 tbsp dried Italian-herb blend 1 tsp balsamic glaze 4 9-oz rib-eye steaks

Method 1. Whip the butter in a mixing bowl until soft, creamy and almost white in colour. 2. Add the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, pepper, onion and balsamic glaze, and beat for another 2–3 minutes. 3. Stir in the parsley, chives and Italian herbs. 4. Pipe small rosettes onto a parchment-paper lined dish, and keep it in the fridge until needed. 5. Preheat the grill to 400˚F. 6. Cook the steaks on the grill to the desired doneness. 7. Allow the steaks to rest for 5 minutes before serving/slicing.

Always allow steaks to rest prior to slicing them Marinades work on tenderizing tough cuts of meat, as well as adding tremendous depth of so that the juices don’t run out. flavour to grilled meats, stir-fry’s, etc.

At Sysco, we provide ingredients needed to prepare meals, as well as numerous ancillary preparation and serving items. As a result, we can make a difference in our customers’ lives and the success of their businesses.

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hospitality and rest in the tranquil surroundings of the trees, garden and restored red brick mansion. history.alberta.ca/rutherford

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Sherwood Park I Millennium Place I 2000 Premier Way I 9 am I Western Canada’s newest international level target archery competition. eventbrite.ca/e/2017-alberta-summerclassic-tickets-32681804156?aff=es2

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Shaw Conference Centre I 9797 Jasper Avenue I 9 am & 4 pm I $75 ticketmaster.ca

BLUES ON WHYTE BLOCK PARTY Whyte Avenue between 103 and I 104 Streets I 10 am–10 pm I I The day starts off with a free pancake breakfast and from there it’s just music, great food, dancing and sunshine! Jam out to 10 different bands, and try delicious meals from over 70 street vendors and 6 food trucks. bluesonwhyte.com/takin-it-to-the-streets

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Yuk Yuks I 13103 Fort Road I 8 pm & 10:30 pm I $18.10 I With Lisa Baker. yukyuks.com 780 481 9857

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Rogers Place I 10220-104 Avenue I 7 pm I $50 I Featuring Sarah McLachlan. ticketmaster.ca

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Alberta Legislature Grounds I 9820-107 Street I 10 am–7 pm I Enjoy the annual open house and tour the historic Legislature Building at your leisure. You will also have the rare opportunity to walk on the Chamber floor, an honour usually reserved for Members of 42 summercity.ca

the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Throughout the afternoon, over 30,000 individuals normally gather on the grounds for the free family entertainment, including a musical and dance performance, and games for children. Entertainment includes Alberta Family Fun Zone 10 am–5 pm; South Grounds Bandshell Stage 11:30 am–4:30 pm.

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Edmonton Valley Zoo I 13315 Buena Vista Road I 7pm–9 pm I $50 I Oh Canada! “Get Closer” as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, as well as the Zoo’s and Lucy’s birthdays! At the big birthday bash, take part in our scavenger hunt, learn to paint like Lucy, enjoy live music and learn about all of our Canadian animal friends! Don’t forget to sing Happy Birthday to Lucy and enjoy a mini cupcake! edmonton.ca/attractions_ events/edmonton-valley-zoo.aspx

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Muttart Conservatory I 9626-96a Street I 10 am–2 pm I $12.50 adults, $10.50 youth (13–17yrs), $6.50 kids (2–12yrs) I Celebrate our nation’s 150th birthday with a visit to the Muttart Conservatory. Enjoy live music, Canada Day crafts and face painting. Treats and fun activities will be happening throughout the day—a fun event for the whole family. muttaryconservatory.ca 780 442 5311

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Rutherford House I 11153 Saskatchewan Drive I Noon–4 pm I Looking for something to do this Canada Day? Join us for a Dominion Day picnic! You bring your lunch and we’ll supply the blankets, iced tea and cookies while you try your hand at croquet —come rain or shine! Enjoy Rutherford House’s tradition of

Devon I Devonian Botanic Gardens, 5 km north of Devon on HWY 60 I 11 am I $13.50 adult, $5 youth, $3 child I Live music, children’s activities and Canada Day Cake in a peaceful, relaxing setting. Half-price admission for Canadian Armed Forces personnel. To celebrate Canada’s special birthday, we’ll be selecting 150 visitors at random during the day to receive a gift from the Garden. Schedule of Events: Kids in the Garden activities, insect catching, ponding, Canada Day crafts, musical entertainment and Canada Day Cake (while supplies last). devonian.ualberta.ca

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St. Albert I Father Lacombe Chapel Mission Hill I 2 St. Vital Avenue I 11 am–4 pm I Take a tour (in English or French) of the 1861 chapel (Alberta’s oldest building), the Crypt, the Grotto and the cemetery. Make a fun craft, play games and enjoy some delicious homemade ice cream. history.alberta.ca/fatherlacombe

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Devon I Centennial Park I 105 Athabasca Avenue I 12:30 pm–3 pm I Entertainment, free hot dogs, watermelon eating contest, games, face painting and more. devon.ca

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Edmonton Metro, Morinville St. Jean Baptiste Park 10010-102 Street Family fun all day. morinville.ca

CANADA DAY FESTIVAL: 150TH ANNIVERSARY! M Edmonton Metro, Sherwood Park Broadmoor Lake Park, Festival Place and Community Centre Join us at Broadmoor Lake Park as we celebrate Canada's 150th birthday at Strathcona County's largest festival. Family activities, performances, a parade and fun for everyone! Most activities are free, some require tickets. strathcona.ca/departments/ recreation-parks-and-culture/special-events/canada-day-festival

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St. Albert I Rotary Park I 71 Riel Drive I 11 am–5 pm I Inflatable bouncy castles, kids’ zone, food vendors, petting zoo, displays from emergency services; City

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Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 2 pm & 7:30 pm I The premiere production of her brand new 1930s screwball comedy about a man with one fiancée more than is perhaps ideal. teatroq.com

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Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

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The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7 pm & 9:30 pm I $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

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Whyte Avenue & Gateway Boulevard I June 30–July 8, 10 am–10 pm I Watch carvers at work and marvel at their completed art. See all the wondrous creations of sculptured sand. sandonwhyte.ca

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Sherwood Park I Millennium Place I 2000 Premier Way I 9 am I Western Canada’s newest international level target archery competition. eventbrite.ca/e/2017-alberta-summerclassic-tickets-32681804156?aff=es2

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Whyte Avenue between 103 Street & 104 Street I 10 am– 10pm I Free I We're closing Whyte Avenue to traffic and throwing the biggest party of the summer. The day starts off with a free pancake breakfast and from there it’s just music, music, great food, dancing and summer! bluesonwhyte.com/takin-it-to-the-streets

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. MOOSE JAW

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 2 pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

MARK FARINA

The Bower I 10538 Jasper Avenue I San Francisco, California-based Mark Farina is an American DJ who specializes in house, acid jazz and down tempo songs.

MATT RICHARDS

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

SAND ON WHYTE

Whyte Avenue & Gateway Boulevard I June 30–July 8, 10 am–10 pm I Watch carvers at work and marvel at their completed art. See all the wondrous creations of sculptured sand. sandonwhyte.ca

JULY 3–9 FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I $30 per performance I The Merry Wives of Windsor, July 4, 6 & 8 Sat–Sun 2 pm & 8 pm; The Merchant of Venice, July 5, 7 & 9, 8 pm. freewillshakespeare.com

GREASED 2

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I Wed–Sat 6:15 pm, Sun 5 pm I $69.95 adults Wed–Thur & Sun, $79.95 Fri–Sat I Join us as we take a look in on our favourite hip cats and cool chicks as another school year begins at Rydell High. This show is a celebration of rock and roll music that’s sure to bring back fond memories for some and many smiles to all! edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE

Mayfield Dinner Theatre I 16615109 Avenue I Tue–Wed 6 pm, $85–$95 adults; Wed 10 am, $80–$90 adults; Thur 6 pm,


$90–$100 adults; Fri–Sat 6 pm, $105–$115 adults; Sun 10 am, $90–$100 adults; Sun 5:30 pm, $90–$100 adults mayfieldtheatre.ca 780 483 4051

SAND ON WHYTE

Whyte Avenue & Gateway Boulevard I June 30–July 8, 10 am–10 pm I Watch carvers at work and marvel at their completed art. See all the wondrous creations of sculptured sand. sandonwhyte.ca

MON, JULY 3 2017 ALBERTA SUMMER CLASSIC M

Sherwood Park I Millennium Place I 2000 Premier Way I 9 am I Western Canada’s newest international level target archery competition. eventbrite.ca/e/2017-alberta-summerclassic-tickets-32681804156?aff=es2

BATTLE TO THE FUNNY BONE

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $7 I Featuring a comedy battle and the audience picks the topic. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 1 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

TUES, JULY 4 QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT Rogers Place I 10220-104 Avenue I 8 pm I $45 and up ticketmaster.ca

WED, JULY 5 FOLLIES: BOOK BY JAMES GOLDMAN

Walterdale Theatre I 10322-83

Avenue I 8 pm I $22 boxoffice.tixonthesquare.ca

JERRY ROCHA

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

QUALICO PATIO SERIES M

Sherwood Park I Festival Place I 100 Festival Way I 7 pm–10 pm Art on the patio and live music. festivalplace.ab.ca

RUSS: THE WAKE UP TOUR

Shaw Conference Centre I 9797 Jasper Avenue I 8 pm I $45 and up ticketmaster.ca

TIGER ARMY & MURDER BY DEATH

The Ranch Roadhouse I 6107104 Street NW I 8 pm I $35 Featuring Tim Barry. ticketmaster.ca

TOURS FOR TOTS

Art Gallery of Alberta I Sir Winston Churchill Square I 10 am–11 am I Soundscapes. What kind of sounds can you imagine in the gallery? How can artists use sound in their art? Hunt for sounds and work with your friends to create a one of a kind sound poem today. youraga.ca

THUR, JULY 6 ARTWALK M

Downtown St. Albert I 6 pm–9 pm I Explore downtown St. Albert while visiting eight venues, each with unique exhibits. Why not stop at a funky restaurant for dinner or coffee while you are there? artwalkstalbert.com

DATE NIGHT: TAIKO DRUMMING M

Devon I Devonian Botanic Gardens, 5 km north of Devon on HWY 60 I 6 pm I $13.50 adult, $5 youth, $3 child I Two hearts beat

louder than one! Take a miniTaiko drumming workshop in the gorgeous setting of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden led by Booming Tree Taiko. Advance registration is recommended to ensure your spot in the workshop. devonian.ualberta.ca

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. LETHBRIDGE

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7 pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

FOLLIES: BOOK BY JAMES GOLDMAN

Walterdale Theatre I 10322-83 Avenue I 8 pm I $22 boxoffice.tixonthesquare.ca

JERRY ROCHA

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

LAWN SUMMER NIGHTS (18+)

Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club I 11420-139 Street I $400 registration/team, spectator tickets available I Lawn bowling with friends, simple and fun. Light dinner provided to participants. lawnsummernights.com/EDM

THE QUIET MAN

Cinema Series Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park I Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive I $10.50 I After a tragic fight in the ring, a retired boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland where he finds love. A great John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara movie. fortedmontonpark.ca 780 442 5311

FRI, JULY 7 EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL STREET PERFORMERS

Sir Winston Churchill Square I 11:30 am–11 pm I Outdoor shows edmontonstreetfest.com 780 425 5162

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. LETHBRIDGE

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7 pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

EDMONTON’S WHYTE AVENUE ARTWALK

Whyte Avenue I July 7–9, 10 am–5pm I Over 450 visual artists display their creations on Whyte Avenue. art-walk.ca

FC EDMONTON VS. NORTH CAROLINA FC

Clark Field I 11000 Stadium Road 7 pm I $22 and up fcedmonton.com

FOLLIES: BOOK BY JAMES GOLDMAN

Walterdale Theatre I 10322-83 Avenue I 8 pm I $22 boxoffice.tixonthesquare.ca

JERRY ROCHA

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm & 9:45 pm I $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

SAT, JULY 8 DINE BY ASTOTIN LAKE

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Edmonton Metro, Elk Island I National Park I 6:30 pm I $150 I Chef Brad Smoliak transports his kitchen to the park and prepares each dinner on site. The menu is family style and includes flavours of the area including bison. kitchenbybrad.ca

EDMONTON’S WHYTE AVENUE ARTWALK

Whyte Avenue I July 7–9, 10 am–5pm I Over 450 visual artists

display their creations on Whyte Avenue. art-walk.ca

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL STREET PERFORMERS Sir Winston Churchill Square I 11:30 am–11 pm Outdoor shows. edmontonstreetfest.com 780 425 5162

FOLLIES: BOOK BY JAMES GOLDMAN

Walterdale Theatre I 10322-83 Avenue I 8 pm I $22 boxoffice.tixonthesquare.ca

FORT EDMONTON HIGHLAND GAMES

Fort Edmonton I Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive aspd.ca

GOURMET DESSERT TOUR

North entrance, City Hall I 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 2 pm–4 pm I $40 I From soft ice cream sandwiches with Pinocchio ice cream centres to the world’s rarest chocolate, this tour will get your blood sugar boiling. eatyeg.com

JERRY ROCHA

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7 pm & 9:30 pm I $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 1 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

MUTTSTOCK

Eastwood Community League I 11803-86 Street I Noon–8 pm Muttstock is an annual festival that brings together the dogloving community of Edmonton.

PLAYBOYZ: SUMMER LOVE (18+) M

Spruce Grove I Trax Public House I 304 Westgrove Drive I 9 pm I $19.50 I The Playboyz are

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Canada’s premier and most popular dance revue. canadianplayboyz.com

SABRINA CARPENTER

Winspear Centre I 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW I 7 pm I $38– $52.50 I With guest Alex Aiono. winspearcentre.com

SEVEN MUSIC FESTIVAL M

St. Albert I Mission Park I 1 pm I $70 adults including fees I Featuring The Strumbellas, The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Provincial Archive, The Elwins and more. sevenmusicfest.com

SUN, JULY 9 EDMONTON’S WHYTE AVENUE ARTWALK

Whyte Avenue I July 7–9, 10 am–5pm I Over 450 visual artists display their creations on Whyte Avenue. art-walk.ca

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL STREET PERFORMERS

Sir Winston Churchill Square I 11:30 am–11 pm I Outdoor shows. edmontonstreetfest.com 780 425 5162

FOLLIES: BOOK BY JAMES GOLDMAN

Walterdale Theatre I 10322-83 Avenue I 2 pm I $22 boxoffice.tixonthesquare.ca

JULY 10–16

FORT EDMONTON HIGHLAND GAMES

Fort Edmonton I Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive aspd.ca

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL STREET PERFORMERS

GUIDED TOURS OF THE JAPANESE GARDENS M

Devon I Devonian Botanic Gardens, 5 km north of Devon on HWY 60 I 11:30 am & 1:30 pm I $13.50 adult, $5 youth, $3 child I Learn about the history of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden and the symbolism behind the landscape features and structures as you stroll through this renowned contemplative garden. Tour takes approximately 45 minutes. devonian.ualberta.ca

JERRY ROCHA

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

SAVOUR STRATHCONA COUNTY M

Sherwood Park I Agora Community Centre I 401 Festival Lane I 4 pm–8 pm I $1 food tickets, multiples needed for items I Featuring Strathcona County independent restaurants, food trucks and local ingredients. Meet local artists/artisans who will have their creations on display and for sale. strathcona.ca

Sir Winston Churchill Square I 11:30 am–11 pm I Outdoor shows. edmontonstreetfest.com 780 425 5162

FOLLIES: BOOK BY JAMES GOLDMAN

Walterdale Theatre I 10322-83 Avenue I Tue–Sat 8 pm I $22 boxoffice.tixonthesquare.ca

FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I $30 per performance I The Merry Wives of Windsor, July 12, 14 & 16 Sat–Sun 2 pm & 8 pm; The Merchant of Venice, July 11, 13 & 15, 8 pm. freewillshakespeare.com

GREASED 2

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I Wed–Sat 6:15 pm, Sun 5 pm I $69.95 adults Wed–Thur & Sun, $79.95 Fri– Sat I Join us as we take a look in on our favourite hip cats and cool chicks as another school year begins at Rydell High. This show is a celebration of rock and roll music that’s sure to bring back fond memories for some and many smiles to all! edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE

Mayfield Dinner Theatre I 16615109 Avenue I Tue–Wed 6 pm, $85–$95 adults; Wed 10 am, $80–$90 adults; Thur 6 pm, $90–$100 adults; Fri–Sat 6 pm, $105–$115 adults; Sun 10 am, $90–$100 adults; Sun 5:30 pm, $90–$100 adults mayfieldtheatre.ca 780 483 4051

MON, JULY 10 BATTLE TO THE FUNNY BONE

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $7 I Featuring a comedy battle and the audience picks the topic. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

DURAN DURAN

Rogers Place I 10220-104 Avenue I 8 pm I $35 and up ticketmaster.ca

WED, JULY 12 LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

QUALICO PATIO SERIES M

Sherwood Park I Festival Place I 100 Festival Way I 7 pm–10 pm I Art on the patio and live music. festivalplace.ab.ca

RICK GUTIERREZ

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

TOURS FOR TOTS

Art Gallery of Alberta I Sir Winston Churchill Square I 10 am–11 am I Printing Frenzy. Discover the beauty of working in multiples and get ready to print your little hearts out in this studio session! youraga.ca

THUR, JULY 13 RYAN ADAMS & BAND

WE RENT WELL EQUIPPED TRAVEL TRAILERS

WITH A VERY PERSONAL SERVICE

Book a travel trailer rental from SNA Rentals and enjoy a luxurious camping experience with our hassle free rental process. Email: snasite@hotmail.com

Call: 1-780-999-5693

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Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium I 11455-87 Avenue I 7:30 pm I Ryan Adams is primed to add new superlatives to the C.V. of Jacksonville, NC, most celebrated multiple Grammynominee-and-zero-winner. jubileeauditorium.com

DATE NIGHT: BRITISH INVASION M

Devon I Devonian Botanic Gardens, 5 km north of Devon on HWY 60 I 6 pm I $13.50 adult, $5 youth, $3 child I Grab a bite to eat from a double-decker food bus, dress up British (we’ll supply the props), get your photo taken at our photo booth, grab a pint and enjoy the garden to the beat of the Beatles, the Stones and

other favourites from across the sea. devonian.ualberta.ca

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. SWIFT CURRENT

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7 pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

I HEARD ABOUT YOUR MURDER

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 7:30 pm I Everyone’s a bit suspicious and no one’s really free of guilt, but that doesn’t matter if we’re all friends, right? Betrayal really is the sincerest form of flattery in this sleek and fast-paced contemporary thrill ride. teatroq.com

LAWN SUMMER NIGHTS (18+) Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club I 11420-139 Street I $400 registration/team, spectator tickets available I Lawn bowling with friends, simple and fun. Light dinner provided to participants. lawnsummernights.com/EDM

RANGO

Cinema Series Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park I Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive I $10.50 I After a tragic fight in the ring, a retired boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland where he finds love. A great John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara movie. fortedmontonpark.ca 780 442 5311

RICK GUTIERREZ

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

FRI, JULY 14 EDMONTON ESKIMOS VS. OTTAWA REDBLACKS

Commonwealth Stadium I 11000 Stadium Road I 8 pm I $32–$87 ticketmaster.ca esks.com

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. SWIFT CURRENT

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7 pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

I HEARD ABOUT YOUR MURDER Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 7:30 pm I Everyone’s a bit suspicious and no one’s really free of guilt, but that doesn’t matter if we’re all friends, right? Betrayal really is the sincerest form of flattery in this sleek and fast-paced contemporary thrill ride. teatroq.com

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174


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LIVEWIRE

Shakers Roadhouse I 15004 Yellowhead Trail I 9 pm I $25 shakersroadhouse.com

MATCHBOX TWENTY & COUNTING CROWS

Rogers Place I 10220-104 Avenue I 7 pm I $39 and up

Featuring Rivers & Rust ticketmaster.ca

RICK GUTIERREZ

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm & 9:45 pm I $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

SAT, JULY 15 FC EDMONTON VS. NEW YORK COSMOS

Clark Field I 11000 Stadium Road I 7 pm I $22 and up fcedmonton.com

GOURMET DESSERT TOUR

North entrance, City Hall I 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 2 pm–4 pm I $40 I From soft ice cream sandwiches with Pinocchio ice cream centres to the world’s rarest chocolate this tour will get your blood sugar boiling. eatyeg.com

I HEARD ABOUT YOUR MURDER Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I 2 pm & 7:30 pm I Everyone’s a bit suspicious, and no one’s really free of guilt, but that doesn’t matter if we’re all friends, right? Betrayal really is the sincerest form of flattery in this sleek and fast-paced contemporary thrill ride. teatroq.com

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 1 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

LONG TABLE DINNER WITH KITCHEN BY BRAD M

Tofield I Ukrainian Cultural Village, 50 km east of Edmonton on HWY 16 I 5 pm I $132/ person plus GST I Join Chef Brad Smoliak from Kitchen by Brad for a long table dinner complete with a cooking demonstration and an after-hours, interactive tour of the Ukrainian Village, a horse-drawn wagon ride and complimentary bag of Red Fife flour to take home. ukrainianvillage.ca 780 662 3640

RICK GUTIERREZ

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7 pm & 9:30 pm I $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

TWINS & TRIPLETS PLUS FESTIVAL PARADE

Tipton Arena & Strathcona Park 11 am I There will be exhibitions and installations of notable multiples in Canada over the past 150 years. There will be music, dance and drama performances, “For Laughs” contests, inflatable games and crafts centre.

twins-triplets-plus-festival-parade.org

SUN, JULY 16 RICK GUTIERREZ

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

JULY 17–23 GREASED 2

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I Wed–Sat 6:15 pm, Sun 5 pm I $69.95 adults Wed–Thur & Sun, $79.95 Fri–Sat I Join us as we take a look in on our favourite hip cats and cool chicks as another school year begins at Rydell High. This show is a celebration of rock and roll music that’s sure to bring back fond memories for some and many smiles to all! edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

I HEARD ABOUT YOUR MURDER Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I Tue–Sat 7:30 pm, 2pm show on Sat as well I Everyone’s 46 summercity.ca


a bit suspicious, and no one’s really free of guilt, but that doesn’t matter if we’re all friends, right? Betrayal really is the sincerest form of flattery in this sleek and fast-paced contemporary thrill ride. teatroq.com

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE

Mayfield Dinner Theatre I 16615109 Avenue I Tue–Wed 6 pm, $85–$95 adults; Wed 10 am, $80–$90 adults; Thur 6 pm, $90–$100 adults; Fri–Sat 6 pm, $105–$115 adults; Sun 10 am, $90–$100 adults; Sun 5:30 pm, $90–$100 adults mayfieldtheatre.ca 780 483 4051

TOURS FOR TOTS

Art Gallery of Alberta I Sir Winston Churchill Square I 10 am–11 am I Pastel Exploration. Dig deeper and experiment with all the different ways to use one of our favourite art materials… soft pastels! Work on several surfaces and with multiple materials as you push the limits of medium! youraga.ca

DATE NIGHT: SALSA LESSONS WITH THE U OF A DANCE CLUB M

Devon I Devonian Botanic I Gardens, 5 km north of Devon on HWY 60 I 6 pm I $13.50 adult, $5 youth, $3 child I Learn the steps of this spicy Latin dance in a fun and supportive atmosphere. The experts from the U of A Dance Club will show you how. No experience required! Advance registra-

tion recommended to ensure your spot for this popular activity. devonian.ualberta.ca

LAWN SUMMER NIGHTS (18+)

Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club I 11420-139 Street I $400 registration/team, spectator tickets availablet I Lawn bowling with friends, simple and fun. Light dinner provided to participants. lawnsummernights.com/EDM

amped-up on cowboy coffee with a classic Ennio Morricone score. fortedmontonpark.ca 780 442 5311

TASTE OF EDMONTON

Churchill Square I Enjoy live music, and tons of great food and beverages. tasteofedm.ca

WEDNESDAY 13

The Starlite Room I 10030-102 Street I 7 pm I $22 at ticketfly.com starliteroom.ca

FRI, JULY 21 K-DAYS

Northlands Park, 73 Street & 116 Avenue I July 21–30, opens daily at noon I A full midway of fun and thrilling games, nightly concerts, casino games and tons to do inside Edmonton Expo Centre I Performances by Uncle Kracker and Jojo Mason on Fri, July 21. k-days.com 780 421 7210

MON, JULY 17 BATTLE TO THE FUNNY BONE

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $7 I Featuring a comedy battle and

the audience picks the topic. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

MELVINS

KURIOS: CIRQUE DU SOLIEL

Union Hall I 6240-99 Street I 7 pm I $25 unionhall.ca

Under The Grand Chapiteau behind Northlands Coliseum I 7424-118 Avenue I 4:30 pm & 8 pm I $39 and up I Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside-down. ticketmaster.ca

WED, JULY 19 BOB DYLAN

Rogers Place I 10220-104 Avenue I 8 pm I $49.50 and up ticketmaster.ca

EVERYBODY GETS TO PLAY SUMMER PLAY DAY M

Sherwood Park I Broadmoor Lake Park I 2015 Oak Street I Free family activities including edible art, Gallery @ 501 Art Zone, Science Zone, gardening, sportball and more! strathcona.ca

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

NICK TURNER

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

QUALICO PATIO SERIES M

Sherwood Park I Festival Place I 100 Festival Way I 7 pm–10 pm I Art on the patio and live music. festivalplace.ab.ca

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. BROOKS

THUR, JULY 20 DARK MATTERS: SPEED

Telus World of Science I 11211-142 Stree I 7 pm–10 pm I Dark Matters is an 18yrs and over event at TWOSE where the science is served on the rocks & the adults come out to play. telusworldofscienceedmonton.com

NICK TURNER

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

Cinema Series Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park I Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive I $10.50 I Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson and Claudia Cardinale star in Sergio Leone’s grand vision of the settling of the American West. It’s John Ford

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7 pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

INTERSTELLAR RODEO

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I 4:30 pm I Performances by Aloe Blacc, Dan Mangan and Whitney Rose interstellarrodeo.com

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

NAZARETH

River Cree Resort I 300 East Lapotac Boulevard I Enoch Doors open at 7 pm, show 9 pm I $29.99 at ticketmaster.cat I The biggest rock band to emerge from Scotland. They were the summercity.ca 47


pioneers who took Scottish rock international and paved the way for the many other great Scottish bands. rivercreeresort.com

TASTE OF EDMONTON

NICK TURNER

VIBE

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm & 9:45 pm I $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

Churchill Square I Enjoy live music, and tons of great food and beverages. tasteofedm.ca Art Gallery of Alberta I Sir Winston Churchill Squaret I 5 pm–9 pm I $12.50 I Wind down your workweek with live music, tapas and drinks at the Art

Gallery of Alberta. youraga.ca

SAT, JULY 22 CHALK IT UP IN THE COMMUNITY

9351-118 Avenue I 9 pm–4 pm I Join Arts on the Ave for a community celebration as we take over side streets and back alleys with chalk images and word art. thecarrot.ca/events/2017/7/22/ chalk-it-up-in-the-community

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. BROOKS

JO KOY

River Cree Resort I 300 East Lapotac Boulevard I Enoch Doors open at 7 pm, show 9 pm $34.99 at ticketmaster.cat I His infectiously explosive energy on stage, insightful jokes and family-inspired humour led Daily Variety to name him one of the 10 comics to watch. rivercreeresort.com

K-DAYS

Mill Woods Sports Park I 665328 Avenue I An outdoor movie event for charity along with trade fair for local businesses.

Northlands Park, 73 Street & 116 Avenue I July 21–30, opens daily at noon I A full midway of fun and thrilling games, nightly concerts, casino games and tons to do inside Edmonton Expo Centre I Performances by Could Creek Country and Tebey on Sat, July 22. k-days.com 780 421 7210

GOURMET DESSERT TOUR

KURIOS: CIRQUE DU SOLIEL

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7 pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

FAN DAY

North entrance, City Hall I 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 2 pm–4 pm I $40 I From soft ice cream sandwiches with Pinocchio ice cream centres to the world’s rarest chocolate this tour will get your blood sugar boiling. eatyeg.com

INTERSTELLAR RODEO

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I 1 am I Performances by Serena Ryder, John Samson and the Winter

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Wheat and Basia Bulat interstellarrodeo.com

Under The Grand Chapiteau behind Northlands Coliseum I 7424-118 Avenue I 4:30 pm & 8 pm I $39 and up I Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed and the world is literally turned upside-down. ticketmaster.ca

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 1 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

NICK TURNER

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7 pm & 9:30 pm I $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

TASTE OF EDMONTON

Churchill Squaret I Enjoy live music, and tons of great food and beverages. tasteofedm.ca

SUN, JULY 23 EDMONTON ICE CREAM RUN

Kinsmen Sport Centret I 9150 Walterdale Hill NW I 9:45 am I Registration required. Run for free ice cream! Take part in this great family event. mgcsc.ca

INTERSTELLAR RODEO

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Parkt I 9330 Groat Roadt I 1 am I Performances by Suzanne Vega, JD McPherson and Cold Specks interstellarrodeo.com

K-DAYS

Northlands Park, 73 Street & 116 Avenue I July 21–30, opens daily at noon I A full midway of fun and thrilling games, nightly


concerts, casino games and tons to do inside Edmonton Expo Centre I Performances by Corb Lund and Dan Davidson on Sun, July 23. k-days.com 780 421 7210

KURIOS: CIRQUE DU SOLIEL

Under The Grand Chapiteau behind Northlands Coliseum I 7424-118 Avenuet I 1:30 pm & 5 pm I $39 and up I Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed and the world is literally turned upside-down. ticketmaster.ca

NICK TURNER

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE

Mayfield Dinner Theatre I 16615-109 Avenue I Tue–Wed 6 pm, $85–$95 adults; Wed 10 am, $80–$90 adults; Thur 6 pm, $90–$100 adults; Fri–Sat 6 pm, $105–$115 adults; Sun 10 am, $90–$100 adults; Sun 5:30 pm, $90–$100 adults mayfieldtheatre.ca 780 483 4051

KURIOS: CIRQUE DU SOLIEL

Under The Grand Chapiteau behind Northlands Coliseum I 7424-118 Avenue I $39 and up I Tue–Sat 8 pm, Sat 4:30 pm, Sun 1:30 pm & 5 pm I Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives

MON, JULY 24 BATTLE TO THE FUNNY BONE

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $7 I Featuring a comedy battle and the audience picks the topic. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

K-DAYS

Northlands Park, 73 Street & 116 Avenue I July 21–30, opens daily at noon I A full midway of fun and thrilling games, nightly concerts, casino games and tons to do inside Edmonton Expo Centre I Performances by Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies and Repartee on Mon, July 24. k-days.com 780 421 7210

TASTE OF EDMONTON

Churchill Square I Enjoy live music, and tons of great food and beverages. tasteofedm.ca

TUE, JULY 25 ED SHEERAN

Rogers Place I 10220-104 Avenue I 7:30 pm I $49.50 and up I

SUNNY SUMMER FAIR

Rutherford House I 11153 Saskatchewan Drive I Noon–4 pmt I Join us for an old-fashioned country fair with historic crafts, time-honoured games and the fruits of our harvest. Enjoy delightful handmade crafts and lively music. Test your skills with old-fashioned carnival games. Square off for contests and prizes for both children and adults. We have tons of activities for a family-friendly, summer Sunday, so bring the whole family. history.alberta.ca/rutherford

TASTE OF EDMONTON

Churchill Square I Enjoy live music, and tons of great food and beverages. tasteofedm.ca

JULY 24–30 GREASED 2

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I Wed–Sat 6:15 pm, Sun 5 pmv$69.95 adults Wed–Thur & Sun, $79.95 Fri– Sat I Join us as we take a look in on our favourite hip cats and cool chicks as another school year begins at Rydell High. This show is a celebration of rock and roll music that’s sure to bring back fond memories for some and many smiles to all! edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

I HEARD ABOUT YOUR MURDER Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I Tue–Sat 7:30 pm, 2 pm I Sat show as well I Everyone’s a bit suspicious, and no one’s really free of guilt, but that doesn’t matter if we’re all friends, right? Betrayal really is the sincerest form of flattery in this sleek and fast-paced contemporary thrill ride. teatroq.com

are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside-down. ticketmaster.ca

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Stony Plain I Moonshiners I 5202-50 Street I 8 pm I $20 at yeglive.ca

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Featuring James Blunt ticketmaster.ca

K-DAYS

Northlands Park, 73 Street & 116 Avenue I July 21–30, opens daily at noon I A full midway of fun and thrilling games, nightly concerts, casino games and tons to do inside Edmonton Expo Centre I Performances by The Glorious sons and Pop Evil on Tues, July 25. k-days.com 780 421 7210

TASTE OF EDMONTON

Churchill Square I Enjoy live music, and tons of great food and beverages. tasteofedm.ca

WED, JULY 26 ED SHEERAN

Rogers Place I 10220-104 Avenue I 7:30 pm I $49.50 and up I Featuring James Blunt ticketmaster.ca

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. OKOTOKS

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7 pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

K-DAYS

Northlands Park, 73 Street & 116 Avenue I July 21–30, opens daily at noon I A full midway of fun and thrilling games, nightly concerts, casino games and tons to do inside Edmonton Expo Centre I Performances by April Wine and Spoons on Wed, July 26. k-days.com 780 421 7210

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium I 11455-87 Avenue I 8 pm I This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting, new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.” jubileeauditorium.com

QUALICO PATIO SERIES M

Sherwood Park I Festival Place I 100 Festival Way I 7 pm–10 pm Art on the patio and live music. festivalplace.ab.ca

TASTE OF EDMONTON

Churchill Square I Enjoy live music, and tons of great food and beverages. tasteofedm.ca

TOURS FOR TOTS

Art Gallery of Alberta I Sir Winston Churchill Square I 10 am–11 am I Special Places. What places are currently on display at your AGA? What places are important to you? Cut and tear found paper and work with a variety of 2D materials to show and share your special place. youraga.ca

THUR, JULY 27 CYGNETS

9910 I 9910b-109 Street I 9 pm I $15 yeglive.ca

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DATE NIGHT: AN EVENING OF PAINT M

Devon I Devonian Botanic Gardens, 5 km north of Devon on HWY 60 I 6 pm I $13.50 adult, $5 youth, $3 child I Gardens and painting go together! Create your own masterpiece, with inspiration all around! devonian.ualberta.ca

JAMES DAVIS

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

tons to do inside Edmonton Expo Centre I Performances by July Talk and The Zolas on Thu, July 27. k-days.com 780 421 7210

K-DAYS

LAWN SUMMER NIGHTS (18+)

Northlands Park, 73 Street & 116 Avenue I July 21–30, opens daily at noon I A full midway of fun and thrilling games, nightly concerts, casino games and

Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club I 11420-139 Street I $400 registration/team, spectator tickets available I Lawn bowling with friends, simple and fun.

Light dinner provided to participants. lawnsummernights.com/EDM

NORTHLAND & INTERVALS Union Hall I 6240-99 Street I 7 pm I $25 unionhall.ca

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium I 11455-87 Avenue I 2 pm & 8 pm I This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting, new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.” jubileeauditorium.com

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

JULY

FEATURE CONTEST

DINE OUT/ROCK OUT Includes: Pair of Passes to Edmonton Rockfest, Plus Two Dinners and Two Lunches

VISIT SUMMERCITY.CA/CONTESTS Entries accepted July 1-31, 2017

Cinema Series Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park I Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive I $10.50 I Come and sing along with the von Trapp family for a picnic and a movie event here at the park. Pick yourself up a picnic basket, grab a spot outside and enjoy the beautiful evening air then head over to the Capitol Theatre and enjoy one of our most popular films of the summer. fortedmontonpark.ca 780 442 5311

TASTE OF EDMONTON

Churchill Square I Enjoy live music, and tons of great food and beverages. tasteofedm.ca

FRI, JULY 28 EDMONTON ESKIMOS VS. BC LIONS

Commonwealth Stadium I 11000 Stadium Road I 7:30 pm I $32–$87 ticketmaster.ca esks.com

ITU WORLD TRIATHLON

Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I Run, bike or swim to the

ITU World Triathlon! Triathletes of all ages and abilities gather to participate in a variety of triathlon competitions at the only Canadian stop on the ITU World Triathlon Series Tour. edmonton.triathlon.org

JAMES DAVIS

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm & 9:45 pm I $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

K-DAYS

Northlands Park, 73 Street & 116 Avenue I July 21–30, opens daily at noon I A full midway of fun and thrilling games, nightly concerts, casino games and tons to do inside Edmonton Expo Centre I Performances by Betty Who, CeCe Peniston, Crystal Waters and Rae Spoon on Fri, July 28. k-days.com 780 421 7210

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium I 11455-87 Avenue I 8 pm I This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting, new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.” jubileeauditorium.com

TASTE OF EDMONTON

Churchill Square I Enjoy live music, and tons of great food and beverages. tasteofedm.ca

SAT, JULY 29 BERZERKHERS VS. SLICE GIRLS (ROLLER DERBY)

Edmonton Sports Dome I 10104-32 Avenue I 6 pm I $10 e-villerollerderby.com

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Elk Island National Park I 6:30 pm I $150 I Chef Brad Smoliak transports his kitchen to the park, and prepares each dinner on site. The menu is family style and includes flavours of the area including bison. kitchenbybrad.ca

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. MEDICINE HAT

Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue NW I 7 pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) prospectsbaseballclub.com

GOURMET DESSERT TOUR

North entrance, City Hall I 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 2 pm–4 pm I $40 I From soft ice cream sandwiches with Pinocchio ice cream centres to the world’s rarest chocolate this tour will get your blood sugar boiling. eatyeg.com 50 summercity.ca


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ITU WORLD TRIATHLON

Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I Run, bike or swim to the ITU World Triathlon! Triathletes of all ages and abilities gather to participate in a variety of triathlon competitions at the only Canadian stop on the ITU World Triathlon Series Tour. edmonton.triathlon.org

JAMES DAVIS

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7 pm & 9:30 pm I $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

K-DAYS

open at 7 pm, show 9 pm I $29.99 at ticketmaster.ca rivercreeresort.com

NW I 2 pm I $20 adults, $10 kids (6–14yrs), free (5yrs and under) .prospectsbaseballclub.com

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

FC EDMONTON VS. INDYELEVEN

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium I 11455-87 Avenue I 2 pm & 8 pm I This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting, new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.” jubileeauditorium.com

TAILS ON THE TRAILS BARK PARTY M

Northlands Park, 73 Street & 116 Avenue I July 21–30, opens daily at noon I A full midway of fun and thrilling games, nightly concerts, casino games and tons to do inside Edmonton Expo Centre I Performances by Sam Roberts Band and Scenic Route to Alaska on Sat, July 29. k-days.com 780 421 7210

St. Albert I Lions Park I 4 pm–10 pm I Dogs and their owners running on the trails. scarscare.ca/event/tails-trailsbark-block-party

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

SUN, JULY 30

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 1 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

MICHAEL JACKSON HISTORY SHOW

River Cree Resort I 300 East Lapotac Boulevard I Enoch Doors

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TASTE OF EDMONTON

Churchill Square I Enjoy live music, and tons of great food and beverages. tasteofedm.ca

BRUNO MARS

Rogers Place I 10220-104 Avenue I 8 pm I $40 and up ticketmaster.ca

EDMONTON PROSPECTS VS. MEDICINE HAT Telus Field I 10233-96 Avenue

Clark Field I 11000 Stadium Road I 2 pm I $22 and up fcedmonton.com

JAMES DAVIS

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

K-DAYS

Northlands Park, 73 Street & 116 Avenue I July 21–30, opens daily at noon I A full midway of fun and thrilling games, nightly concerts, casino games and tons to do inside Edmonton Expo Centre I Performances by Alessia Cara and Alx Veliz on Sun, July 30. k-days.com 780 421 7210

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium I 11455-87 Avenue I 2 pm & 7:30 pm I This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting, new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.” jubileeauditorium.com

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SUMMERCITY.CA

TASTE OF EDMONTON

Churchill Square I Enjoy live music, and tons of great food and beverages. tasteofedm.ca

JULY 31– AUGUST 6 GREASED 2

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I Wed–Sat 6:15 pm, Sun 5 pm I $69.95 adults Wed–Thur & Sun, $79.95 Fri– Sat I Join us as we take a look in on our favourite hip cats and cool chicks as another school year begins at Rydell High. This show is a celebration of rock and roll music that’s sure to bring back fond memories for some and many smiles to all! edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium I 11455-87 Avenue I Tues–Sat 8 pm, Sat–Sun 2 pm, Sun 7:30 pm I This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.” jubileeauditorium.com

MON, JULY 31 BATTLE TO THE FUNNY BONE

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $7 I Featuring a comedy battle and the audience picks the topic. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

BRUNO MARS

Rogers Place I 10220-104 Avenue I 8 pm I $40 and up ticketmaster.ca n


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Summer’s Heat S

Tips for sun-smart health

ummer in the city: a season for wandering through street festivals, enjoying outdoor activities, relaxing in the sun and— ideally—not getting a sunburn along the way. Although welcome, the summer season brings with it a few intrinsic health risks to be wary of while out enjoying fun activities. To help you navigate them like a pro, here are some basic tips for avoiding and treating sunburns, dehydration and blisters this summer season.

STAYING SUN-CONSCIOUS Although a tan might be fashionable, the serious consequences of skin damage are not. To protect against UV radiation, use a water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater and reapply it every two hours. If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, consider using a non-comedogenic sunscreen or a mineral-based zinc titanium sunscreen lotion. Other sun-savvy options include wearing lightweight, long-sleeved clothing, sunglasses and hats and avoiding being out during midday when the sun’s radiation is most intense.

HEALING SUNBURNS Sunburns can still happen even when you’re careful. When they do, cool them off as quickly as possible by taking a cool shower or by using a cold compress. Do not, however, place ice directly on your skin.

Some effective products that help soothe sunburns include aloe vera gel (try keeping it in the refrigerator), medication such as ibuprofen or aspirin (which help with pain and inflammation), and an anti-itch cream to relieve the itching that comes with healing. A cool bath with either a cup of baking soda or white/cider vinegar can help remedy sunburns as well.

KEEPING HYDRATED The summer season is usually an active one, so take extra care to stay hydrated at pools and saunas, as you may not realize how much water your body has lost through exercise and perspiration. If the taste of plain water doesn’t do it for you, consider alternatives such as fruit and/or vegetable juices, smoothies, sports drinks, vitamin water, chilled herbal teas or water flavoured with lemon or lime.

TREATING BLISTERS Blisters are another common nuisance that pop up during summertime activities. Whether caused by hiking with new boots, adjusting to life in flip-flops or a campfire cooking burn, blisters should be left alone as much as possible since the top skin provides a protective barrier against bacteria, which aids in healing. That means avoid the temptation to pop them! If you can’t, apply an antibiotic ointment and a sterile, loose bandage to protect the broken blister from further damage. n

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Soak Up Some Cinema A

summertime getaway can be a beautiful thing. However, with busy highways, long lines at the airport and tourist-packed destinations, taking a summer vacation doesn’t always mean an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Luckily, in our city, we don’t have to go far to get away from it all. Instead of travelling to another place, we can travel to another time (no silver DeLorean required). That destination is Fort Edmonton Park, where movie night at the Capitol Theatre awaits you. Few places bring history to life like Fort Edmonton does. Located in Edmonton’s river valley, this living-history museum offers visitors a taste of what life was like in Edmonton from the mid-1800s (when it was first settled) to the early 1900s.

Relive History at Fort Edmonton’s Movie Night By Shawna Dirksen

and—you guessed it—movies. “It’s a beautiful theatre to visit,” notes Anderson. “And when you go in, it practically screams, ‘Show old movies!’”

THE CINEMA SERIES Andersen is the man behind Fort Edmonton’s Cinema Series, which showcases a different movie at Capitol Theatre every Saturday night. The Cinema Series features movies from the past (like 1926’s The General and 1957’s Jailhouse Rock) as well as more recent movies that are set in the past (like 1994’s Forrest Gump and 2011’s Rango). “I choose the movies based on what I feel people would want to see on the big screen again,” says Andersen. “It’s great to show these old classics because they are movies that don’t need special

SUMMER DAY CAMPS Your kids can spend the summer experiencing what Edmonton was like way back when. From life as a pioneer in the fur trade to the days of steam engines and streetcars, learning about Edmonton’s heritage has never been more fun. Fort Edmonton’s day camps are designed for ages four through fourteen. Choose between four- or five-day programs and a variety of themes. Visit www.fortedmontonpark.ca for program descriptions and pricing. From meticulously reconstructed/restored buildings and a railroad featuring a 1919 Baldwin Steam Train, to a 1920s midway (complete with a Ferris wheel), stepping into the park is a step backwards in time. Visitors love chatting with the park’s staff, many of whom are in character and costume, about Edmonton’s history and enjoy the attractions, such as taking a horse-drawn wagon ride down 1885 Street, cooling off with ice cream from Bill’s Confectionary and, of course, catching a film at the historic Capitol Theatre.

CAPITOL THEATRE Built in 2011, Fort Edmonton’s Capitol Theatre is a recreation of Edmonton’s original Capitol Theatre, which was located on Jasper Avenue in 1929. Dana Andersen, Capitol Theatre’s artistic director, describes the 243-seat venue as “classically pristine yet modern in its construction.” The theatre runs daily and features live theatre productions, concerts 56 summercity.ca

effects—they’re just really good stories. And because those films have been digitally remastered, it’s almost like seeing them for the first time. According to Anderson, the Cinema Series is also a great way to introduce the next generation to the past. “I love to see people bring their kids to a movie they may have enjoyed when they were kids. It’s like passing the generational torch through movies.” Although Anderson runs the Cinema Series yearround, attending during the summer is a special experience. “As summer approaches, it’s a beautiful time to visit the park. You can come early and watch the sun setting. At dusk the theatre lights come on and it’s magical. You can wander around the park before the show begins or go to Mahogany Bar in the Selkirk [Hotel] for a cocktail. Staff from the midway will come over before show time, singing old time ’20s classics in costume.”

Photos courtesy of Fort Edmonton Park.

A PICNIC & A MOVIE Summer also brings Fort Edmonton’s picnic-and-movie offer. “In July and August we offer a picnic and a movie package. You come to the park, pick up your basket and blanket, enjoy a picnic in the park, and then see the movie.” Andersen says to keep an eye on Fort Edmonton’s website for details on the offer and picnic menu choices.

GET YOUR TICKETS Tickets cost about $12 each and are available online through Fort Edmonton’s website or at the door. However, Andersen recommends buying your tickets in advance to secure your seats, “Our big-ticket summer shows like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Singing in the Rain always sell out.” Visit www.fortedmontonpark.ca for a complete listing of featured movies, and don’t miss your chance to lose yourself in an old movie and magical place this summer! n

CELEBRATE CANADA’S 150TH AT FORT EDMONTON Steeped in Edmonton’s history, there is no better place to celebrate Canada’s 150th than Fort Edmonton Park. To mark our country’s milestone birthday, Fort Edmonton has introduced a special park admissions pass. It includes unlimited admission for two adults and up to four children, youths or seniors between July 1 and September 4. The pass is $150 plus GST and is available for purchase until July 1.


ADVENTURE

Aviation

THE ALBERTA

Museum

New look, new stories, new adventure! By Robert Michon

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ith the recent closure of Edmonton’s City Centre Airport, you might have wondered if the airfield’s historic aviation museum would be shutting down, too. Well, wonder no more. Not only is the museum staying open, the staff and volunteers have been hard at work (for over a year) reinventing the hangar to attract a new generation of museum-goers. The results are nothing short of impressive. In fact, if a visit wasn’t on your summer to-do list, squeeze it in. You’ll discover new exhibits, new stories and maybe even a passion for all things aviation.

A NEW VISION If you remember visiting the Aviation Museum when you were younger, you’ll notice some big changes when you walk in the front doors. In the past, the hangar of the museum housed dozens of aircraft, each paired with a plaque. Today, the planes are still there, but instead of dusty plaques, they are now surrounded by life-sized dioramas, each telling an engaging and interactive story. “We’re really trying to focus on the storytelling element,” says Zena Conlin, the museum’s marketing manager. “Instead of just plopping down an aircraft with a description next to it, we’re trying to put it into context through the visual design of the exhibit. One look, and you’ll be able to understand the plane’s role and imagine it in action.” In the past, all the museum needed to do to attract crowds was land an interesting plane on the adjacent runway and invite aviation enthusiasts to come look at it. With the new residential zoning, however, this is no longer a possibility. Problematic? A bit, but Conlin says that this loss has actually breathed new life into the museum. “Initially, we thought that the rezoning would have a negative effect on the museum. But as time went on, we found that this really wasn’t the case. It’s given us the motivation to really dig into the history and present it in new and interesting ways.” Fortunately for us, that means hearing stories that have never been told.

AN EVOLVING STORY Planes and mechanical histories aren’t the only exhibits you’ll discover are part of the museum’s new design. A focus has also been placed on the exploration of forgotten or ignored histories from Blatchford Airfield's past. “A lot of the smaller stories of the airfield have been overlooked for a very long time, and we’re trying to bring them to light,” explains Conlin. “There were quite a few female pilots in the early days of aviation that haven’t really been glorified in the same way as their male counterparts. The same can be said of women who worked in the hangars or in radio control.” As you’ll discover on your visit, the museum’s researchers have uncovered dozens of these forgotten histories, through a mix of archival research and studying the donated documents they’ve received

Melissa Blunden, Alberta Aviation Museum

“As the Blatchford community grows, we want to become a cornerstone of the community, where families and young people can come to connect to the past and feel like they’re a part of something bigger” –Zena Conlin DID YOU KNOW? During the Second World War, Blatchford was the busiest airfield in the world. Over 800 allied planes would fly through on a daily basis, using Edmonton as a final stop before heading off to their wartime destinations. from the community. “The more stories we can tell, and the bigger variety we can offer, the better we’ll be able to engage the public with our exhibits and events.” Even if planes don’t catch your interest, you’re bound to find a human story in Blatchford’s past that you can relate to.

LIVING HISTORY As impressive as the exhibits are, they take up only half of the double-wide hangar that acts as the museum's home. On the other side, you’ll find the museum’s workshop space, where retired pilots, mechanics and hobbyists volunteer their time to restore old aircraft and talk to the public about their work. The museum’s oldest exhibit is the humble plough that first broke the ground when the Blatchford Airfield was first being constructed. While this artifact is integral to the story of aviation in Edmonton, it is still firmly rooted in the past and can be difficult for the average visitor to relate to. In the restoration

space, you can see history come alive in the words and the demonstrations of the museum’s volunteers. “We wouldn’t be able to do any of this without our volunteer team,” Conlin says. “As aviation technology changes, the knowledge and skills that older generations carry is in danger of being lost.” With the restoration space, this expertise and the living connection to history can be put on display for all museum-goers to see. n

JOIN THE CELEBRATION The Aviation Museum is only 25 years old, but the Blatchford Hangar is celebrating its 90th anniversary this summer. To mark the occasion, the museum has a number of special events planned this summer to celebrate this legacy: DROP-IN PROGRAMS—Every Wednesday morning, kids ages 2 to 6 can enjoy crafts, songs, games and learn about aviation history. Free with regular admission. 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF BLATCHFORD FIELD— Saturday, June 24, 10 am to 4 pm. OPEN COCKPIT DAY—Sunday, September 23, 10 am to 4 pm. summercity.ca 57


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Getting eclectic on 124th Street By Markwell Lyon

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he Prints and the Paper, located on 10725124th Street, is a difficult place to pin down. Equal parts graphic art gallery, independent bookshop, stationery seller and picture framer, it feels like the gift shop of the coolest museum you’ve ever visited. Not by accident, either. Owner Sandy Muldrew describes the store as a curated shop of sorts—a place where he can sell the things he loves. The results, besides being an endorsement for doing what you love, is a much-needed reminder of the value and viability of brick and mortar in Edmonton. Yet, despite that lesson in viability, The Prints and the Paper, which opened in 2016, might not exist today if it wasn’t for certain jobs becoming redundant or obsolete. A TV editor for close to 20 years, Muldrew worked at the old A-Channel (now City) and at CBC-Edmonton. While there, he also managed and

then co-owned the much-loved Sneak Preview Video in Duggan, which gave him his first taste of running a small business. In 2011 Sneak Preview went the way of most video stores, and a few years later CBC decided to eliminate all its dedicated editors. Finding himself out of work, Muldrew decided to take the leap and become his own boss. “This was sort of my retirement idea,” Muldrew explains. The concept for The Prints and the Paper was born of his various interests and skills: silkscreen printing, framing, film (there’s a Wes Anderson shrine by the front door), illustrated books and so on. It also came from an absence he noticed of galleries selling graphic art—and not just in Edmonton. “I’ve been to New York, London and Paris, and have never seen this type of art for sale,” he says. “It’s always fine art, like paintings and photography, but never silkscreens.”

New Eats on 124th Street If you work up an appetite shopping on 124th, check out one of these recent arrivals for a quick bite: Chocorrant Patisserie & Cafe 10328 - 124 Street Opened April 2017

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Zwick’s Pretzels 12415 - 107 Avenue Opened January 2017

A snack shop specializing in small-batch soft pretzels served with a full assortment of homemade cheese dips, mustards and sauces.

The decision to open on 124th Street took some time, but in the end it was an easy one. He looked around and was close to buying a space a block south of Whyte Ave., until some friends he was showing it to noticed a problem. “We were there at one in the afternoon, and there was no one on the street,” Muldrew says. “This type of store needs walk-in traffic.” The eventual location sees a lot of pedestrians, and many have discovered the store while visiting the Duchess Bake Shop across the street. With the presence of other independent shops in the neighbourhood, and the return of the 124 Grand Market to 108th Avenue this summer, the potential for curious shoppers dropping in is always high. Finding a great location for a store, however, is easier than actually opening one. “It was a lot harder than I thought,” Muldrew says. “I thought because I owned Sneak Preview, that ‘Yeah, I can do this, I’ve done this before.’ But that was an established store.” The Prints and the Paper, on the other hand, had to be started from scratch. Besides having to negotiate rent and secure funding, there was also the physical work that Muldrew and his brothers put into renovating the space before its doors could even open. Then came the challenge and cost of keeping the store replenished. Muldrew has to deal regularly with numerous suppliers, including book publishers, greeting-card publishers, framing-supply stores and artist collectives. “With the video store business, Photos courtesy of The Prints & The Paper


once you bought the product, you could just keep renting it out,” Muldrew explains. Now he has to replace stock constantly and stay within a budget. “That’s been a bit of a surprise, how much it costs. You want to expand your stock, but it’s tough unless you’re making a lot of money.” Business ledgers aside, the experience of running The Prints and the Paper has been hugely rewarding for Muldrew. There’s the undeniable joy of selling awesome stuff, much of it ephemera he owns himself. An example is his large personal collection of illustrated books that he used as a starting point for the books he now carries in-store. Other items he has found on his travels, or through customer recommendations, or by happenstance: the Cardboard Safari animal heads he bought in Amsterdam; the NYC water tower model kits he discovered in a museum gift shop there; or the CITIx60 travel guides he found by chance in a publisher’s catalog while searching for another book. But even better are the personal conversations he has with pleased customers. “That’s really gratifying (and) good for my ego,” Muldrew says. “I get so many compliments about the store… people are happy I’m here.” The store’s positive reception in the neighbourhood is a good sign of the vitality and future of 124th Street, which Muldrew describes as nearing a “tipping point.” It’s also a ringing endorsement of the independent storefront shops that the area is known for. “It gives character to the neighbourhood, and it’s enjoyable to come down here,” Muldrew explains. “I know a lot of people by their first name now. It’s become a destination for quite a few people.” As it turns out, people know a good thing when they see it. n

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AXE HOLE

SUMMER IN THE CITY IS AVAILABLE ON THE GO!

SUMMERCITY.CA

11614-119 Street I Mon–Thu 1:30 pm–9 pm, Fri 1:30 pm –10:30 pm, Sat 10:30 am– 10:30 pm, Sun noon–7:30 pm I $37/person, $33 (7–12yrs), for 1.5 hours I Hucking axes at stump targets, pretty simple. Oh, and knives too. axehole.ca 780 982 6500

FORT EDMONTON PARK

Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive I 10 am–5 pm (shortened hours on June weekdays) I $20.90/child, $26.20/adult I Explore Edmonton’s history and be entertained by interpreters, pony rides, a Ferris wheel and carousel. Highlights include 1846 Hudson’s Bay Fort, as well as “history” streets showcasing the late 1800s and early 1900s. fortedmontonpark.ca 780 442 5311

GATEWAY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

3414 Gateway Boulevard I 9 am– 10 pm I Foosball, pool, bowling and so much more. gatewaybowl.com 780 435 1922

JACK AXE

9785-45 Avenue I Mon–Fri 2 pm–10 pm, Sat noon–10 pm, Sun noon–8 pm I $40/person, $32 (under 18yrs), for 2 hours I Hucking axes at stump targets, pretty simple. Oh, and knives too. jack-axe.ca 780 628 1874

SNOW VALLEY AERIAL PARK

119th Street off Whitemud Drive I Until June 30: Mon–Wed 3pm–9pm, Thu–Sun noon–9pm I July 1 on: Mon–Sun 10am–9pm I $26 (Under 6 yrs, 1m to 1.4m tall, lower level only on 19 games) I $31 (7-12yrs) I $41 (13-17yrs) I $46 (18+) snowvalley.ca/about-us/AerialPark.php

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WEST EDMONTON MALL

170 Street & 87 Avenue I Options galore for summer fun, including: Crystal Labyrinth Hall of Mirrors $6, $4 with Dragon’s Tale Pass; Dragon’s Tale Blacklight Mini-golf $11, $9 (3–10yrs); Ed’s Rec Room (billiards, bowling and arcade games); Galaxyland daily rate $45, $36 (under 48” tall); Ice Palace $8, $7 (3–10yrs) rental skates available; Sea Lions Rock Show daily 2 pm & 4 pm (weekend & noon showings also); Sealife Caverns 11 am–6 pm $7; Professor WEM’s Aventure Golf $11, $9 (3–10yrs); World Waterpark daily rate $45, $36 (under 48” tall). wem.ca 780 444 5300

WILD WEST SHOOTING CENTRE

Phase 4, West Edmonton Mall I Mon–Sat 10 am–9 pm, Sun 10 am–6 pm I $36 daily rate, no license required. shootingcentre.com 780 426 4866

ESCAPE

Communicate and work together to escape challenging rooms and situations.

BREAKOUT ENTERTAINMENT

Mayfield Plaza, 16604-109 Avenue & Edmonton East 6111 -101 Avenue I Escape from a cube, a secretlab and other scenarios I West: Mon, Wed & Thu 4 pm –10 pm, Fri & Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–7 pm I East: Mon, Tue & Thu 3 pm–10 pm, Fri & Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–8 pm. breakoutedmonton.com 780 444 4416 (W) 780 705 1550 (E)

CHALLENGE THE ROOM

10355-82 Avenue I Escape from Aunt Eunice’s will, The Tomb and more I Mon–Thu 5 pm–10 pm, Fri 5 pm–10:30 pm, Sat 1 pm–10:30 pm, Sun 1 pm–8:30

pm I $25/person/room. challengetheroom.ca 780 468 1208

EESCAPE

10132-105 Street, Basement I Escape from a sinking boat, Samara, being held hostage and more I Mon–Thu 2 pm–10 pm, Fri–Sun noon–11 pm I $24.99/person/room. eescape.ca 780 757 9686

EXIT EDMONTON

10523-82 Avenue I Escape from a killer’s game, a clinic, the catacombs and more I Mon–Fri 2 pm–midnight, Sat & Sun noon– midnight I $25 inc tax/person/ room. e-exit.ca 780 705 0160

GTFO ESCAPE ENTERTAINMENT

2nd Floor, 10018-105 Street I Escape from a cabin, an asylum and more I Mon–Thu 5 pm–9:30 pm, Fri & Sat noon–11:30 pm, Sun noon–9:30 pm I $25/person/room. letsgtfo.ca 780 540 4836

IN TRAP ESCAPE

10355-82 Avenue I Escape from a prison cell, a haunted apartment and more I Mon–Thu 5 pm–11 pm, Fri 2 pm–midnight, Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–11 pm I $25/person/room. Intrap.ca 780 757 8385

LOGIC LOCK

10336 Jasper Avenue I Escape from The Poltergeist Room, Finding Sherlock Holmes and more I Mon, Wed & Thu 4 pm–10 pm, Fri 3 pm–12 am, Sat noon– midnight, Sun 1 pm–10 pm I $25/person/room. logiclock.ca 780 428 0159


SIDEQUESTS

10190-104 Street I Escape from quest expedition, Uncle and more I Tue–Thu 5 pm–10 pm, Fri 5 pm–11 pm, Sat noon–11 pm, Sun noon–10 pm I $25 inc tax/person/room. sidequests.ca 780 705 1731

SMARTYPANTZ

10524-110 Street NW I Mon–Thu 5 pm–10 pm, Fri 3:30 pm–11 pm, Sat noon–12:30 am, Sun 2:30–10 pm I $25/person, but minimum people required. edmonton.smartypantz.ca 780 951 9293

THE ESCAPE EMPORIUM

1103-95 Street SW I Escape from creepy hotel, ancient ruins and more I Mon–Wed 2 pm–10 pm, Thu 2 pm–11 pm, Fri 2 pm– midnight, Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon– 10 pm I $25/person/room. theescapeemporium.ca 780 708 6681

THRILLSCAPE

15397-117 Avenue I Escape from a prison cell, a haunted apartment and more I $25/ person/room. thrillscape.ca 780 800 0522

LASER TAG LASER CITY

10010-107a Avenue NW I Thu 4:30 pm– 9 pm, Fri 4:30 pm– 10:30 pm, Sat 10:30 am–10:30 pm, Sun 10:30 am–7 pm I $8.99/game, drop-in. lasercity.ca 780 800 4920

LASER QUEST

11271-170 Street I Tue–Thu 5 pm–9 pm, Fri 4 pm–11 pm, Sat 10 am–11 pm, Sun 11 am–7 pm I $9.50/game, drop-in. laserquest.com 780 424 2111

INDOOR PLAYGROUND ALL STARS PLAYLAND

951-12 Avenue SW I Sun–Thu 9 am–8 pm, Fri & Sat 9 am–9 pm I $6.95 (1–3yrs), $9.95 (4–17yrs), adults free I Climbing structures, 115’ zipline and arcade games. allstarsplayground.com 780 757 0055

HIDE N SEEK INDOOR PLAYGROUND

10830-170 Street I 9 am–9 pm I Kids 4yrs and up $14.95 (Sat & Sun), $12.95 Mon–Fri I Play structure, 7 slides, spider web, trampoline, 2 ziplines and more. hidenseekplayground.ca 780 482 7244

MAGIC SPACE

MAZES AMAZING CORN MAZE

TWP 484, Leduc I $9, $7 (2–12yrs), free (2yrs and under). amazingfieldmaze.ca 780 986 9034

EDMONTON CORN MAZE

26171 Garden Valley Road, Spruce Grove I Open July 24 I Mon–Sat 10 am–8 pm, Sun 1 pm–5pm I $12, $9 (5–11yrs) I free (5yrs and under). edmontoncornmaze.ca 780 554 4540

PRAIRIE GARDENS

56311 Lily Lake Road I Bon Accord I $15, inc tax I Corn maze, U-pick, activities, restaurant, haunted house. prairiegardens.org 780 921 2272

PAINTBALL EDMONTON PAINTBALL CENTRE

10010-107a Avenue I Drop-in packages from $35. edmontonpaintball.ca 780 800 2324

PAINTBALL ACTION GAMES

4804-90 Avenue gotopaintballactiongames.com 780 469 0882

TACTICAL ANARCHY PAINTBALL

Township Road 511, Tomahawk I Sat & Sun 10 am–9 pm I Packages starting at $49. tacticalanarchypaintball.ca 780 777 5520

YOUNG GUNS PAINTBALL

Range Road 13, south of Yellowhead I Thu & Fri 10 am–5:30 pm, Sat 11 am–5:30 pm I Rates start at $25. younggunspaintball.com 780 963 4006

TRAMPOLINE JUMP PARK TRAMPOLINE

3001 Buckingham Drive, Sherwood Park I Mon–Thu 11 am–9 pm, Fri & Sat 10 am–10 pm, Sun 10 am–9 pm I $15, $10 (6yrs and under) Mon–Thurs, unlimited jumping I $17.50, $12 (6yrs and under) for 2 hours of jumping Fri–Sun. jumpparktrampoline.ca 780 465 2664

JUMP 360

13535-156 Street I Mon–Wed 3 pm–9 pm, Thu noon–9 pm, Fri noon–10 pm, Sat 10 am–10 pm, Sun 10 am–8 pm $16/hour I $10/hour (2–7yrs). jump360.ca 780 482 5867

9058-22 Avenue I Mon 9:30 am–5 pm, Tue–Thu 9:30 am–8 pm, Fri 9:30 am–5 pm, Sat & Sun 9 am–5 pm I Adults $1, kids 4yrs and up $9 (Sat & Sun), $7 Mon– Fri I Play gym, inflatables, toddler play area and more. magicspace.ca 780 628 3844

LAUNCHPAD TRAMPOLINE

TREEHOUSE PLAY

13983-156 Street I Indoor playground, trampoline park I Mon–Thu 10 am–8 pm, Fri–Sun 10 am–9 pm I $12.95 weekdays, $14.95 weekends, (less for children 5yrs and under). u-play.ca 780 488 3751 n

10184-34 Avenue I 9 am–9 pm I Kids 4yrs and up $11.95 I Play structure, video games, inflatables and more. treehouseplay.com 780 439 3299

6142-50 Street I Mon–Thu noon–9:30 pm, Fri & Sat 10 am–11 pm I $15.50/ hour, $9/hour (5yrs and under). launchpadtrampoline.com 780 468 3161

U-PLAY

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OLD STRATHCONA FARMERS’ MARKET 10310-83 Avenue I Sat 8 am–3 pm. osfm.ca

rmer s’ a F 124 GRAND MARKET

124 Street & 108 Avenue I Thu 4 pm–8 pm. 124grandmarket.ca

BEVERLY TOWNE

4002-117 Avenue I Tue 4 pm–8 pm. beverlyfarmersmarket.ca

CALLINGWOD FARMERS’ MARKET

66 Avenue & 178 Street I Sun 10 am–3 pm, Wed noon–5 pm. callingwoodmarketplace.com

CAPILANO FARMERS’ MARKET 5004-98 Avenue I Sat 9:30 am–4 pm.

CASTLE DOWNS FARMERS’ MARKET 11520-153 Avenue I Wed 4 pm–8 pm. cdfm.pxn.ca

CENTURY PARK FARMERS’ MARKET

2397-111 Street I Sun 10 am–3 pm. centuryparkmarket.com

CITY MARKET DOWNTOWN 104 Street & 102 Avenue I Sat 9 am–3 pm. city-market.ca

FRENCH QUARTER

8627-91 Street I Sun noon–4 pm. frenchquarteredmonton.ca

MILLWOODS FARMERS’ MARKET

7207-28 Avenue I Thu 5 pm–8 pm. Millwoodsfarmersmarket.com

MILLER CROSSING FARMERS’ MARKET

50 Street & 144 Avenue I Sun 11 am–3 pm. Mcfarmersmarket.ca

SOUTH COMMON FARMERS’ MARKET

151 Karl Clark Road I Sat & Sun 10 am–4 pm. southcommonmarket.ca

SOUTHWEST FARMERS’ MARKET 2051 Leger Road I Wed 4 pm–7:30 pm. swefm.ca

WESTMOUNT FARMERS’ MARKET 12720-111 Avenue I Thu 10 am–4 pm westmountmarket.ca

OUTSIDE OF EDMONTON BEAUMONT FARMERS’ MARKET

College Street on Langham I Sat 8 am–11 am. beaumontfarmersmarket.org

DEVON FARMERS’ MARKET 20 Haven Avenue I Thu 2 pm–5 pm.

FORT SASKATCHEWAN FARMERS’ MARKET

10030-99 Avenue I Thu 4:30 pm–7:30 pm. fortsaskchamber.com/farmers-market

LEDUC FARMERS’ MARKET 4821-50 Avenue I Thu 10 am–1:30 pm, Sat 10 am–1:30 pm.

MORINVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET 9908-104 Street I Fri noon–5 pm. morinvillefarmersmarket.com

SALISBURY FARMERS’ MARKET

Township Road 52337 Range Road 232 I Thu 4 pm–7:30 pm. salisburyfarmersmarket.ca

SHERWOOD PARK FARMERS’ MARKET

401 Festival Lane I Wed 4 pm–8 pm. sherwoodparkfarmersmarket.ca

SPRUCE GROVE FARMERS’ MARKET

120 Railway Avenue I Sat 9:30 pm–1:30 pm. sprucegrovefarmersmarket. weekly.com

ST. ALBERT FARMERS’ MARKET

St. Anne Street I Sat 10 am–3 pm. stalbertfarmersmarket.com

STONY PLAIN FARMERS’ MARKET

5008-51 Avenue I Sat 9 am–1 pm. stonyplainfarmersmarket.ca n

U-PICKS THE BERRY FARM

52002 RR 232, Sherwood Park Berries, $5/lb. other items available. I Sat & Sun 10:30 am–5pm. theberryfarm.ca 780 918 3221

BRIX ’N BERRIES U-PICK

25157 Township Road 490, Leduc I Wed–Fri 10 am–6 pm, Sat 10 am–5 pm, Sun noon–4 pm. brixnberries.com 780 980 5386

GROVEBERRY PATCH

52430 RR 265, Spruce Grove I 9am–6 pm. groveberrypatch.com 780 962 5824

HAPPY ACRES U-PICK

1, 52225 RR 273, Spruce Grove I Wed–Sun 10 am–7 pm. happyacresupick.ca 780 968 0099 62 summercity.ca

HORSE HILL BERRY FARM 3203-211 Avenue NE horsehillberryfarm.ca

PRAIRIE GARDEN

56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord prairiegardens.org 780 921 2272

ROY’S RASPBERRIES

Just off HWY 16A, west of HWY 60 I Daily 8 am–8 pm Roysraspberries.com 780 962 3959

SPROUT FARM APPLE ORCHARDS

56307 RR 235, Bon Accord sproutframs.ca 780 921 3460 n


ALL SUMMER VENT LISTINGS SUMMER E ALBERTA AVIATION MUSEUM

11410 Kingsway Avenue NW I Mon–Fri 10 am–5 pm, Sat–Sun & holidays 10 am–4 pm I $12 adults, $8.50 youth (13– 17yrs), $7.50 kids (6–12yrs), free (5yrs and under) I Explore Alberta’s aviation history including actual airplanes, displays of air force uniforms, maps and other historical memorabilia. albertaaviationmuseum.com Ph 780 451 1175

ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY

10186-106 Street I Mon–Sat 10 am–5 pm I The only public gallery in the province dedicated to exhibiting craft arts and is Edmonton’s second-largest public gallery. albertacraft.ab.ca Ph 780 488 6611

ALBERTA LEGISLATURE BUILDING

9718-107 Street NW I Fri–Wed 10 am–5 pm, Thur 10 am–8 pm I Discover Alberta’s vibrant parliamentary history and culture through our interactive and engaging Visitor Centre located on the main floor of the Edmonton Federal Building. assembly.ab.ca Ph 780 427 7342

ALBERTA RAILWAY MUSEUM

24215-34 Street I Sat–Sun 10 am–5 pm I A rustic outdoor display of railway equipment and buildings. The museum replicates a small terminal with a station, water tank and shops. The main emphasis is on cars and locomotives from the Canadian National Railways, Northern Alberta Railways, and industrial and short-line railways. albertarailwaymuseum.com Ph 780 472 6229

ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square Tues & Fri 11 am–5 pm, Wed– Thur 11 am–8 pm, Sat–Sun 10 am–5 pm I The Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of over 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta, plus it’s the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual

culture. Summer exhibits include For the Time Being: The Biennial of Contemporary Art, Gretzky is Everywhere Cutline: From the Archives of The Globe and Mail, and Past Perfect: A Canadian History Project. youraga.ca Ph 780 422 6223

EDMONTON GHOST TOURS

10322-83 Avenue in front of the Walterdale Theatre I Explore the haunted sites of Old Strathcona and perhaps meet one of the site’s occupants. edmontonghosttours.com Ph 780 289 2005

EDMONTON RADIAL RAILWAY (HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE STREETCAR)

Depots located at 109 Street & 100 Avenue and Gateway Boulevard & 84 Avenue I Every 40 minutes daily 11 am–4 pm, Sat 9 am and late night during the Fringe I $6 adults round trip, free (5yrs and under) I The Edmonton Radial Railway—as the system was known—became famous throughout the continent because of this unique streetcar ride over the North Saskatchewan River. It’s one of the highest river crossings by streetcar in the world at 755 m long and 49 m high. The view is both spectacular and exhilarating. edmonton-radial-railway.ab.ca Ph 780 437 7721

EDMONTON VALLEY ZOO

13315 Buena Vista Road I Daily 9 am–6 pm, July–August Tues 9 am–8 pm I $10.25 adults, $9.25 youth (13–17yrs), $6.25 kids (2–12yrs) I The Edmonton Valley Zoo is home to more than 350 animals. From seals and sea lions, red pandas and lemurs, and snowy owls and Arctic foxes—these living, breathing animals are the soul of the zoo. Every visit is rich with animal interactions. edmonton.ca/attractions_events/ edmonton-valley-zoo.aspx Ph 780 442 5311

FATHER LACOMBE CHAPEL

2 St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert I Daily 10 am–5 pm I Admission by donation I This simple chapel— Alberta’s oldest building—became

the centre of the thriving French speaking Métis settlement of St. Albert. Today the chapel has been restored to look much as it did in the early 1860s. fatherlacombechapel.org Ph 780 459 7663

FORT EDMONTON PARK

7000-143 Street NW (Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive) I Spring weekdays 10 am–3 pm, spring weekends 10 am–5 pm, summer daily 10 am–5 pm $26.20 adult, $20.90 kids, $95 family I Fort Edmonton Park is nestled on 64 hectares of wooded parkland along Edmonton’s River Valley. The park now includes the 1846 Hudson’s Bay Fort, as well as the Streets of 1885, 1905 and 1920. fortedmontonpark.ca Ph 780 442 5311

HARCOURT HOUSE

10215-112 Street I Tues–Sat 10 am–5 pm I Exhibitions from local, provincial and national artists, collectives and arts organizations. harcourthouse.ab.ca Ph 780 426 4180

JOHN JANSEN NATURE CENTRE

7000-143 Street NW (Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive) next to Fort Edmonton Park I Daily 10 am–5 pm, holidays 11 am–4 pm I $15 family, $7.50 for parent and child (2yrs and older), $3 for each additional child Interactive exhibits, educational programming and special events have brought visitors towards a greater awareness and engagement with the wonders of nature that surround us. edmonton.ca/attractions_events/ john-janzen-nature-centre.aspx

Ph 780 442 5311

JUBILATIONS DINNER THEATRE

West Edmonton Mall, Phase 2 Upper Level by Casino I Wed– Thur & Sun $69.95 adult; Fri–Sat $79.95 adult I Enjoy live theatre, fantastic dinner and great company. I Until June 4—“Flashdance” an 80s flashback. I June 9 to August 13—“Greased 2” Join us as we take a look at our favourite hip cats and cool chicks as another school year begins at Rydell High. This show is a celebration of rock and roll music that’s sure to bring back fond memories for some and many smiles to all! I August 18— “Downtown Abbey Road” edmonton.jubilations.ca Ph 780 484 2424

about that terribly wonderful, simply complex thing called love. Described as ‘Seinfeld set to music,’ the road to coupledom and all of its trials and tribulations are explored in this series of musical vignettes that celebrate everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws but were afraid to admit. mayfieldtheatre.ca Ph 780 483 4051

MUTTART CONSERVATORY

9626-96a Street I Thur 10 am–9 pm, Fri–Wed 10 am–5 pm $12.50 adult, $10.50 youth (13– 17yrs), $6.50 kids (2–12yrs) I This innovative botanical garden sets the pace for plant science in western Canada and defines Edmonton’s skyline with its striking glass pyramids rising from River Valley. Inside the pyramids, three biomes are in the Conservatory’s year-round displays. A fourth pyramid houses creative feature displays, which change up to eight times a year. There are educational programs plus great food. muttartconservatory.ca Ph 780 442 5311

NORTHLANDS PARK

7300-116 Avenue I Thoroughbred racing Wed & Fri 6:30 pm Post, Sun 1 pm Post I 88th Canadian Derby August 19 noon Post-Spectrum daily 9:30 am–3 am I Enjoy horse racing, casino slot games and great food. northlandspark.ca Ph 780 471 8174

RIVER VALLEY ADVENTURES

9735 Grierson Hill I Five 1 hour trips per day I $59.99 I Explore the river valley trails on a Segway and experience the River Valley Cafe. rivervalleyadventure.com Ph 780 995 7347

RUTHERFORD HOUSE

11153 Saskatchewan Drive I Daily 10 am–5 pm I $7 adult, $5 youth (7–17yrs), free (6yrs and under) I Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site was the home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford. In 1911, A.C. Rutherford, his wife Mattie and their family moved into this beautiful brick mansion near the university campus. The family entertained friends, relatives and influential Edmontonians for more than a generation. Today, this restored and furnished Edwardian-era home maintains the Rutherford tradition of hospitality and offers visitors a glimpse into the past with costumed interpreters, guided tours and special events. rutherfordhouse.ca Ph 780 427 3995

TELEPHONE HISTORICAL CENTRE

10440-108 Avenue NW I Tues– Fri 9 am–3 pm I Admission by donation I See artifacts that date back to 1876. Hear a multi-media presentation narrated by our beloved Xeldon the talking robot. Play in our hands-on exhibits depicting how different forms of telecommunications technology actually worked. telephonehistoricalcentre.com Ph 780 433 1010

TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE

11211-142 Street I Sun–Wed 9 am–5 pm, Thur 9 am–10 pm, Fri–Sat 9 am–8 pm I General admission $19.95 adult, $16.95 youth (13–17yrs), $13.95 kids (3–12yrs), rates don’t include IMAX or special exhibits I Beginning July 1, visit your favorite Pixar characters at The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition and discover how Pixar artists and computer scientists combine art and technology to create the

MAYFIELD DINNER THEATRE

16615-109 Avenue I Tues–Wed $75/$80, Thur & Sun $85/$90, Fri–Sat $90/$95 I The Mayfield Dinner Theatre’s newly renovated playhouse boasts not only brand new acoustic lighting systems, but also an expanded buffet complete with a chef-tended carving station. I Until June 11—“Jesus Christ Superstar” I June 16 to July 30—“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” You’ll fall head over heels for this hilarious musical comedy summercity.ca 63


award-winning films you have grown to love. Plus there are Imax films, special exhibits and much more. telusworldofscienceedmonton.com Ph 780 452 9100

OUT OF TOWN ALBERTA PRAIRIE RAILWAY EXCURSIONS

4611-47 Avenue, Stettler I Trains depart late morning or early afternoon I $100–$160 adults, $70–$145 youth, $40–$140 kids I Alberta Prairie offers an exciting one-day adventure on board a real steam or diesel-powered train. Different themes are enacted throughout the season including murder mysteries, family, live stage show, seniors and teddy bear specials. absteamtrain.com Ph 800 282 3994

CAMROSE & DISTRICT CENTENNIAL MUSEUM

4522-53 Street I Wed–Sun 10 am–5 pm Admission by donation I Explore the main building and 12 outbuildings to see some of Alberta’s history. camrosemuseum.ca Ph 780 672 3298

CASTROL RACEWAY

HWY 19 & HWY 2 Nisku I Watch or participate in some amazing racing with drag, motorcycle and oval racing. castrolraceway.com Ph 780 461 5801

DEVONIAN BOTANIC GARDENS

5 km north of Devon on HWY 60 I May 1 to 31 daily 10 am–5 pm; June 1 to September 5 Mon–Wed, Fri–Sun 10 am–6 pm, Thur 10 am to dusk I $13.50 adults, $5 youth, $3 kids I With 240 acres to explore, the University of Alberta Devonian Botanic Garden has something to appeal to plant enthusiasts, nature-lovers, f amilies and anyone seeking to spend a few idyllic hours in beautiful, natural surroundings. The garden features 80 acres of display gardens and 160 additional acres of natural areas and ecological preserves. devonian.ualberta.ca Ph 780 987 3054

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

5 km west of Wetaskiwin I $15 adults, $10 youth (13–17yrs), $5 kids (6–12yrs), free (5yrs and under) I NASCAR stock racing and much more. edmontonraceway.com Ph 780 467 9276

FORT SASKATCHEWAN MUSEUM

10006-100 Avenue I $8 adults, $5 youth, $4 kids (2–12yrs) I You can experience history up close at the Fort Heritage Precinct through our three distinct areas. In chronological order we have the North West Mounted Police Fort representing 1875 to 1885, the Historic Village representing 1902 to the late 1920s, and the Warden’s Residence representing 1937. fortsask.ca/residents/culture/heritage/ museum Ph 780 998 1783

JURASSIC FOREST

2-23210 Township Road 564, Gibbons I Daily 9 am–7 pm I $15 adults, $11 youth (13–17yrs), $9 kids (2–12yrs) I The days of the dinosaurs roar to life again in Jurassic Forest, a 40 acre prehistoric preserve just minutes from 64 summercity.ca

Edmonton and millions of years from the present. It’s set in an old growth forest and has been designed to minimize the impact on the forest and utilize the natural setting to enhance the display of our dinosaurs. It provides an opportunity for you to experience and learn about some of the flora and fauna indigenous to the Edmonton area. jurassicforest.com Ph 780 470 2446

LEDUC #1 ENERGY DISCOVERY CENTRE

20 Haven Avenue, Devon I Mon–Fri 9 am–5 pm I $10 adults, $6 youth (7–17yrs), free (6yrs and under) I Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre offers a hands-on education with a climb aboard working oil rig, enter the world’s largest drill bit, create alternative energy in the Learning Lab and learn just how important this resource is in your day-to-day life. leducnumber1.com Ph 866 987 4323

MULTICULTURAL HERITAGE CENTRE

5411-51 Street, Stony Plain I Daily 9 am–4 pm I The Old Brick School was built in 1925 using Scottish architectural design. It has a hip-gable roof and a bell tower. The school was Stony Plain’s first regional high school and was in full operation until 1949. After extensive renovations and landscaping, the school was reborn as the Multicultural Heritage Centre now a provincial historic site. multicentre.org Ph 780 963 2777

MUSÉE HÉRITAGE MUSEUM

5 St. Anne Street, St.Albert I Tues–Sat 10 am–5 pm, Sun 1 pm–5 pm museeheritage.ca Ph 780 459 1528

REYNOLDS ALBERTA MUSEUM

6426-40 Avenue, Wetaskiwin I Daily 10 am–5 pm I $13 adults, $9 youth (7–17yrs), free (6yrs and under) I The museum interprets the impact of technological change in transportation, aviation, agriculture and industry from the 1890s to the present. Visitors will see a wide variety of vintage automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks, stationary engines, tractors, agricultural implements, aircraft and industrial equipment. history.alberta.ca/reynolds Ph 780 312 2065

ROYAL TYRRELL MUSEUM

6 km northwest of Drumheller on N Dinosaur Trail I Daily 9 am–9 pm I $18 adults, $10 youth (7–17yrs), free (6yrs and under) I Journey through time and come face-to-face with some of Canada’s mightiest dinosaurs. With nine ever-revolving galleries, fun hands-on activities and the rugged beauty of Alberta’s Badlands there’s something for everyone. tyrrellmuseum.com Ph 888 440 4240

SPRUCE GROVE ELEVATOR MUSEUM

120 Railway Avenue I Tues–Sat 9 am–3 pm I Visit the last remaining wood grain elevator on the CN Rail Line west of Edmonton. sprucegroveagsociety.com Ph 780 960 4600

ST. ALBERT GRAIN ELEVATOR PARK

4 Meadowview Drive I Open Victoria Day to Labour Day Wed–Sun 10 am–5 pm


I Interpreters will take you on a guided tour of two of Alberta’s provincially designated grain elevators: the 1906 Brackman Ker Elevator and the 1929 Alberta Wheat Pool Elevator. Complete the experience with a visit to the 1920s replica train station where you can try your hand at Morse code, as well as see how the station agents lived. museeheritage.ca/heritage-sites/grain-elevators Ph 780 459 1528

Strathcona County. strathconacountymuseum.ca Ph 780 467 8189

UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE

50 km east of Edmonton on HWY 16 I Open May 21 daily 10 am–5 pm I $15 adults, $10 youth (7–17yrs), free (6yrs and under) An open-air museum where costumed role-players re-create

the life of early Ukrainian pioneers that settled in east Central Alberta from 1892 to 1930. Step back in time to hear real stories of hardships and triumphs in Canada’s oldest and, at onetime, the largest bloc settlement of Ukrainian pioneers. history.alberta.ca/ukrainianvillage Ph 780 662 3640

WETASKIWIN HERITAGE MUSEUM

5007-50 Avenue I Tues–Sat 10 am–5 pm I This museum celebrates local history and provides visitors with the chance to explore first-hand the lives of early Wetaskiwinites. wetaskiwinmuseum.com Ph 780 352 0227 n

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STONY PLAIN & PARKLAND PIONEER MUSEUM

5120-41 Avenue I $5 adults, $4 youth (13–17yrs), $2 kids (6–12yrs) I Dedicated to increasing the size of the collection, the displays, education opportunities and its relevance to the community. pioneermuseum.ca Ph 780 963 1234

STRATHCONA COUNTY MUSEUM

913 Ash Street, Sherwood Park I Mon–Fri 10 am–4 pm I $5 adults, $4 kids (5–17yrs) and seniors (65yrs and older) I The majority of our exhibits encompass the Village Square, modelled after a rural community in the 1900s, which is the centre of the museum. Come in and explore our exhibits to find out what a pioneer’s life was like in

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HERITAGE FESTIVAL

OPERA NUOVA

Until June 30 I Witness the talents of Canadian vocalists and pianists as they perform operatic and music theatre crafts. Main Stage productions include: June 9–11, Patience at Capital Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park; June 15–16, Eugene, Oregon at The Oasis Centre; June 23, 25, 27 & 29, The Cunning Little Vixen at Festival Place; June 24–25, 28 & 30, Carousel at Festival Place. www.operanuova.ca

NEXTFEST

June 1–11 I $10 all shows, $40 festival pass I This sprawling art’s festival takes place at over 20 venues, which feature dance, visual art, music, theatre and much more. nextfest.org Ph 780 453 2440

SUSTAINIVAL

Servus Corporate Festival, 151 Karl Clarke Road I June 8–11 $32.50 I Exhilarating games, attractions and rides powered by renewable energy! This unique carnival provides an experiential public-education platform that celebrates energy literacy, sustainability, and clean technologies. sustainival.com/event/edmonton

PRIDE WEEK

Strathcona Park & End of Steel Park I June 9–18 I Celebrate and bring together the LGBTQ community and the entire community with welcoming and fun activities and events. Some highlights include the Pride Parade on Whyte Avenue (108 Street to 104 Street), June 10 at 11 am. edmontonpride.ca

IMPROVAGANZA

Citadel Theatre, 9828-101a Avenue I June 14–24 I This 17th annual event features comedy acts from around the world, plus theatresport matches, specialty shows and much more. rapidfiretheatre.com Ph 780 448 0695

SUMMER SOLSTICE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Most performances at Convocation Hall, U of A Campus I June 21–25 I $135 festival pass, $35 individual tickets I Enjoy performances by Krzysztof Jablonski, Attaca Quartet and many more. edmontonchambermusic.org

BEAUMONT BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL

Four Seasons Park, Beaumont I June 16–18 I $109 weekend pass, $55 per day I Some of the artists include Matt Anderson and Punch Drunk Cabaret on June 16; Corb Lund, The Kirby Sewell Band and Samantha Schultz on June 17; Red Penner & The Dungarees on June 18. bbrf.ca

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Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Road I August 5–7, Sat noon–9 pm, Sun 10 am–9 pm, Mon 10am–7 pm I Free attendance, $1 per food ticket, buy more and get a deal I Over 85 cultures are represented in over 60 pavilions, all celebrating their art, crafts, food, history and desire to share them all with Edmontonians. heritagefest.ca Ph 780 488 3378

Festivals plus other venues I June 22–July 4 I Artists and audiences from around the world gather to view and appreciate visual art, design and entertainment. Enjoy daily music on the stage in Churchill Square. theworks.ab.ca Ph 780 426 2122

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 23–July 2 I The wonders of jazz are on display at a variety of venues including downtown Edmonton and Whyte Avenue. Feature artists include Dianne Reeves and Billy Childs Quartet on June 25, at the Winspear Centre. edmontonjazz.com Ph 780 990 0222

FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Road I June 20–July 16 I Performances: Tues–Sat 8 pm, Sat–Sun 2 pm I $30 per performance, free (10yrs and under) I The Merchant of Venice (odd days), Merry Wives of Windsor (even days and matinees), and no shows on Mondays. freewillshakespeare.com

FEATS FESTIVAL OF DANCE

Multiple venues I June 26–July 9 I This festival celebrates and presents superb Canadian talent with a special focus on the Alberta dance community. abdancealliance.ab.ca

SAND ON WHYTE

Whyte Avenue & Gateway Boulevard I June 30–July 8, 10 am–10 pm I Watch carvers at work, marvel at their completed art and see all the wondrous creations of sculptured sand. sandonwhyte.ca

HISTORIC EDMONTON & DOORS

Open Edmonton I July 1–8 I Experience a celebration of the history of many cultures, sites

and traditions of the Edmonton area. Visitors can enjoy celebrating community milestones and exploring museums, archives and historic sites. Participate in bus or walking tours of gardens, natural areas, cemeteries and neighbourhoods. Events are held throughout. historicedmonton.ca 780 439 2797

EDMONTON STREET PERFORMERS FESTIVAL

Sir Winston Churchill Square and other venues I July 7–16 I Free, but pass-the-hat for donations I A free-flowing festival featuring dozens of performers, magicians, jugglers, mimes and many more. edmontonstreetfest.com Ph 780 425 5162

ARTWALK FESTIVAL

ArtWalk I Whyte Avenue I July 7–9, 10 am–5 pm I Over 450 visual artists will bring their art supplies and art works out into the streets. Together, they create an outdoor studio and gallery spanning several blocks. art-walk.ca

TASTE OF EDMONTON

Sir Winston Churchill Square I July 20–29, 11 am–11 pm I Dozens of restaurants serve bite-size samples of their favourite delicacies. There’s also music and beverages to cater to both adults and kids alike. tasteofedm.ca

K-DAYS

Northlands Park, 73 Street & 116 Avenue I July 21–30, opens daily at noon I A full midway of fun and thrilling games, nightly concerts, casino games and tons to do inside Edmonton Expo Centre. This year's performers include Uncle Kracker and Jojo Mason on Fri, July 21. Could Creek Country and Tebey on Sat, July 22, Corb Lund and Dan Davidson on Sun, July 23. Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies and Repartee on Mon, July 24.

EDMONTON FOLK FESTIVAL

Gallagher Park, 94 Street & 92 Avenue I August 10–13 I The EFF offers a wonderful sampling of all forms of folk music, including world music, bluegrass and Celtic. Enjoy the festival, food, beverages and company while sitting on the hill overlooking the river and the downtown. edmontonfolkfest.org Ph 780 429 1899 The Glorious sons and Pop Evil on Tues, July 25. April Wine and Spoons on Wed, July 26. July Talk and The Zolas on Thu, July 27. Betty Who, CeCe Peniston, Crystal Waters and Rae Spoon on Fri, July 28. Sam Roberts Band and Scenic Route to Alaska on Sat, July 29. Alessia Cara and Alx Veliz on Sun, July 30. k-days.com Ph 780 421 7210

INTERSTELLAR RODEO

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Road I July 21–23 I An eclectic mix of the best of music. I Festival headliners Include: Friday, Aloe Blacc; Sat, Serena Ryder and Sun, Suzanne Vega. interstellarrodeo.com

BIG VALLEY JAMBOREE

Camrose Regional Exhibition Grounds I August 3–6 I $240 three-day general admission The country music festival upon which all others are judged. Amazing music and fun things to do and see including aerial acrobatics, freestyle motocross, Sunday gospel show and much more. Headliners include Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Jess Moskaluke and Madeline Merlo on August 4; Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Tanya Tucker and Sam Palladio on August 5; Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Gord Bamford and The Washboard Union on August 6. bigvalleyjamboree.com/bvj Ph 780 672 0224

BLUEBERRY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Heritage Park, 5100-41 Avenue, Stony Plain I August 4-6 I $130 advance weekend passes, $135 after July 7 I Featuring music by Blue Highway, Feller & Hill, The Spinney Brothers, Foggy Hogtown Boys, David Peterson and much more. blueberrybluegrass.com Ph 888 915 4973

CARIWEST CARIBBEAN ARTS FESTIVAL

Sir Winston Churchill Square I August 11–13 I Glitzy parade costumes, dancing in the street to island rhythms and exotic cuisine transform Downtown Edmonton into a lively Caribbean outpost. cariwest.ca Ph 780 421 7800

EDMONTON LATIN FESTIVAL Churchill Square, 9918-102 Avenue I August 19–20, noon–11 pm edmontonlatinfestival.com

EDMONTON ROCK FESTIVAL

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Road I August 18–19, Fri 5:15 pm; Sat noon I $120 advance weekend passes, $135 weekend passes at the door, $60 advance day passes (Fri), $70 (Sat), $70 day passes at the door (Fri), $85 (Sat) I Performers include Tom Cochrane & Red Rider and 5 Man Electrical Band on August 18; Trooper, Chilliwak and Sass Jordan on August 19. edrocks.ca

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

Old Strathcona and dozens of other venues throughout the city I August 17–27 I One of the largest and longest-running theatre festivals in North America. Enjoy free outdoor shows including buskers, food vendors, beer tents and much more. fringetheatreadventures.ca Ph 780 448 9000

EDMONTON DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

Louise McKinney Park I August 18–20 I Watch or participate. Cheer on your fellow Edmontonians as they participate in the centuries-old tradition of dragon boat racing. Enjoy fun, family entertainment, food and cultural activities in the beautiful Edmonton River Valley. edmontondragonboatfestival.ca


EDMONTON BLUES FESTIVAL

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Road I August 25–27, Fri 5 pm, Sat 2 pm, Sun 2 pm I From $129 weekend passes, $55 nightly advance passes (Fri), $60 (Sat & Sun), more at the gate I This year’s performers include August 25, three generations of blues with Billy Boy Arnold & Henry Gray, Bob Corritore & Billy Flynn, Big Jon Atkinson, Shemekia Copeland and Jack de Keyzer; James Harman’s Bamboo Porch Revue (headliners), The 24th Street Wailers & Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne with Sherman Doucette and Charlie Jacobson; August 27, The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson (headliner), Anthony Geraci’s Boston Blues All Stars and Colin Linden Trio. More artists each night. bluesinternationalltd.com

SYMPHONY UNDER THE SKY

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Road I August 31–September 3 I $135 adults reserved seating, $80 adults reserved single event, $25 adults grass and day of, $25 kids reserved (12yrs and under), free on grass (12yrs and under) I Performances include The Nat “King” Cole Songbook on August 31; Tchaikovsky, Wagner & Bruch on Sept 1; A Night in Hollywood on Sept 2; Alberta Rising on Sept 3. edmontonsymphony.com n

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The Urban District transcends your average shopping centre. Reflecting the City of St. Albert’s active population, our vision is to create a vibrant multi-use development that boasts retail, hospitality, medical, professional and residential offerings all anchored by a naturally stunning, lush park space that transforms into an ice rink to be enjoyed throughout the winter months. In the Urban District, the stress of day-to-day errands and appointments dissolves against a backdrop of stimulating sights and exciting discoveries.

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4516-54 Street

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20 Haven Avenue

FORT SASKATCHEWAN 101 Street & 94 Avenue

LEDUC

50 Street & 42 Avenue

MORINVILLE—BOB FOSTER SKATEPARK SHERWOOD PARK— MILLENNIUM PLACE

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l HIGHLANDS—SPRAY

PARK

112 Avenue & 62 Street

l KILLARNEY—SPRAY

PARK

8720-130a Avenue Mon–Thu 10 am–5:30 pm.

n LONDONDERRY

FITNESS AND LEISURE CENTRE

14528-66 Street Mon–Fri 5:30 am–10 pm Sat–Sun 7 am–10 pm. l MONTROSE—SPRAY

5920-119 Avenue

PARK

n O’LEARY

FITNESS AND LEISURE CENTRE

8804-132 Avenue Mon–Thu 6 am–10 pm Fri 6 am–9:30 pm Sat 8 am–9 pm Sun 9 am–9 pm.

74 summercity.ca

COMMUNITY PARK

10810-54 Street

l CLOVERDALE—SPRAY

9411-97 Avenue

l ELLERSLIE—SPRAY

PARK

PARK

5 Avenue & Edwards Drive 9411-97 Avenue

n FOREST

HEIGHTS

l FULTON

PLACE—SPRAY PARK

10150-80 Street

6115 Fulton Road

l GOLD

BAR—SPRAY PARK

9630-66 Avenue

n JACKIE

PARK

n CONFEDERATION

CENTRE

LEISURE

11204-43 Avenue Mon–Thu 5:30 am–10 pm Fri 5:30 am–9 pm Sat–Sun 6:30 am–5:30 pm.

l ELLINGSON

PARK— SPRAY PARK (PARKALLEN) 6510-111 Street

l GREENFIELD—SPRAY

3803-114 Street

n KINSMEN

PARK

l KING EDWARD PARK—

SPORTS CENTRE

9100 Walterdale Hill Mon–Fri 5:30 am–10:30 pm Sat 6:30 am–10 pm Sun 7 am–10 pm.

n LANDSDOWNE n LENDRUM

MILL CREEK OUTDOOR POOL

ELIZABETH OUTDOOR POOL

n SOUTH TERWILLIGAR

l MILLWOODS—SPRAY

PARK

66 Street & 23 Avenue

l OTTEWELL—SPRAY

5920-93a Avenue

PARK

10139-87 Avenue

l STRATHEARN—SPRAY

8777-96 Avenue

l SW KINSMEN PARK—

9100 Walterdale Hill Mon–Fri 11 am–7 pm.

PARK PARK

PARK

7170 South Terwillegar Drive

n TERWILLEGAR

COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTRE 2051 Leger Road Daily 5:30 am–10:30 pm.

n TIPTON

PARK

10849-81 Avenue

n WEST

PARK

l STRATHCONA—SPRAY

SPRAY PARK

GARDENS PARK

4030-117 Street

7207-28 Avenue Mon–Fri 5:30 am–10 pm Sat–Sun 7 am–10 pm.

EDMONTON MALL

87 Avenue & 172 Street Hours vary: 10 am–9 pm. (summer)

l QUEEN ALEXANDRA—

SPRAY PARK

73 Avenue & 108 Street n YMCA

(SOUTH)

SOUTHPARK

DOWNS—SPRAY PARK

10240-115 Avenue

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n CENTRAL

n WEST

10630-109 Avenue

PARK

16415-83 Avenue

1975-111 Street Mon–Fri 5:30 am–10:30 pm Sat–Sun 7 am–9 pm.

MEADOWLARK

12840-109 Avenue

13510 Dovercourt Park

l ELMWOOD—SPRAY

WELLINGTON PARK— SPRAY PARK

13440-132 Street

MCDOUGALL

n DOVERCOURT

l WESTMOUNT—SPRAY

PARK

l WOODCROFT—SPRAY

PARK

128-109a Avenue

PARK

l FRED

BROADSTOCK— SPRAY PARK & OUTDOOR POOL

13915-115 Avenue

n YMCA

(CASTLE DOWNS)

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(DOWNTOWN)

11510-153 Avenue Mon–Fri 5:30 am–10:15 pm Sat–Sun 7 am–8:45 pm.

15720-105 Avenue Sat–Thu 11 am–7 pm Fri 11 am–8 pm.

PARK

10211-102 Avenue Mon–Fri 5:30 am–10 pm Sat–Sun 7 am–7 pm.

n GLENORA

10426-136 Street

BEAUMONT n AUQUAFIT

CENTRE

5001 Rue Eaglement Mon–Fri 5:30 am–10 pm Sat 6 am–10 pm Sun 7 am–9 pm.

13025-112 Street Mon–Fri 5:30 am–10 pm Sat 7:30 am–9 pm Sun 7:30 am–10 pm.

l GROVENOR PARK—SPRAY PARK

l LIONS WATER—SPRAY

l HUDSON

DEVON

PARK—SPRAY PARK

38 Avenue & 60 Street

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n JASPER

PLACE FITNESS & LEISURE CENTRE

9200-163 Street CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

l KENSIGNGTON—SPRAY

12130-134a Avenue

n KITCHENER

PARK

PARK

102 Avenue & 114 Street

l LAURIER

HEIGHTS PARK— SPRAY PARK 14405-85 Avenue

l NORTH GLENORA—SPRAY PARK

13535-109a Avenue

n OLIVER

OUTDOOR POOL

HEMMINGWAY

12033-125 Street

CENTENNIAL PARK— SPLASH PARK

105 Athabasca Avenue 10 am–9 pm daily. n DEVON

OUTDOOR POOL

34 Haven Avenue Mon–Fri 6 am–10 pm Sat–Sun 8 am–10 pm.

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POOL

10001-94 Avenue

l KIN

FAMILY—SPRAY PARK

LEDUC n l ALEXANDRIA

& SPRAY PARK

13808-111 Avenue Daily 5:30 am–10 pm

l PRINCE CHARLES—SPRAY

PARK

100 Westpark Drive Daily 10 am–8 pm.

10315-119 Street Noon–8 pm

n PETER

PARK

n SPRUCE AVENUE

17605-64 Avenue

l CASTEL

PARK

13008-122 Avenue

13625 Cumberland Road

10450-72 Avenue

MILLWOODS RECREATION CENTRE

l ROSSLYN—SPRAY

14325-104 Avenue

SCONA POOL

n ROYAL

10844-117 Street

l SHERBROOKE—SPRAY

PARK

FITNESS & LEISURE CENTRE

n QUEEN

9555-84 Avenue Daily 11 am–9 pm.

MARY PARK— SPRAY PARK

11015-134 Avenue

n GRAND TRUNK

PARK

72 Avenue & 180 Street

n SW

7708-85 Street

l QUEEN

1101 Grantham Drive

PLACE PARK

n MCKERNAN

n CALLINGWOOD

n GLASTENBURY

PARK

9170 Walterdale Hill

SPRAY PARK

7727-98 Street

PARK

FITZGERALD PARK

7104-87 Avenue

l RITCHIE—SPRAY

13010-129 Street

n MOUSIER WALTER

PARKER

l KENILWORTH—SPRAY

n

l ATHLONE—SPRAY

7536-112 Street

4540-50 Street

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l ASPEN

11335-57 Avenue

l HAZELDEAN—SPRAY

(WEST)

7121-178 Street Mon–Fri 5:30 am–10:15 pm Sat–Sun 7 am–8:45 pm.

NORTH WEST

12323-51 Avenue

4620-105 Avenue

n HARDISTRY

10535-65 Street Mon–Fri 5:30 am–10 pm Sat 6 am–4 pm Sun 6 am–10 pm.

DOON—SPRAY PARK

9240-93 Street

LEISURE CENTRE

11410–68 Street Open June 30 Mon–Thu 6:30 am–9:30 pm Fri–Sat 6 am–10 pm Sun 8 am–7 pm.

l

DOON LEISURE CENTRE

n YMCA

SOUTH WEST

12015-39a Avenue

8648-81 Street CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

12037-43 Street

MEADOWS LEISURE CENTRE

GARDENS— SPRAY PARK

AVONMORE

7902-73 Avenue

9210-118 Avenue

n THE

2704-17 Street Mon–Sun 5:30 am–10:30 pm.

GARDNER PARK

2909-113 Avenue Daily 9 am–9 pm.

n BEACON

PARK

OUTDOOR POOL

5 Alexandria Park

PARK

n LEDUC

RECREATION CENTRE

4330 Black Gold Drive Mon–Fri 5:30 am–10 pm Sat–Sun 8 am–9 pm.


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400 Campbell Road Mon–Fri 5:30 am–10:30 pm Sat 6:30 am–10:30 pm Sun 6:30 am–9:30 pm.

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PLAY PARK

165 Sturgeon Road Daily 10 am–8 pm.

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28 Heron Way Mon–Fri 1 pm–4 pm.

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875 Jim Common Drive S 10 am–9 pm daily.

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PARK— SPRAY PARK

Glamorgan Drive E Mon–Fri 1 pm–4 pm.

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LEISURE CENTRE

2001 Oak Street

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Strathcona Drive South Mon–Fri 1 pm–4 pm.

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4 Cunningham Road Mon–Fri 5:30 am–10 pm Sat 6 am–8:30 pm Sun 7 am–8:30 pm.

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2000 Premier Way 9 am–9 pm daily.

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Woodbridge Way Mon–Fri 1 pm–4 pm.

SPRUCE GROVE l CENTRAL

PARK—SPLASH PAD

450 King Street Mon–Fri 9 am–8 pm Sat–Sun 10 am–7 pm.

l PERON WEST

SPLASH PAD

ENERGY—

211 Jennifer Heil Way Mon–Fri 7 am–5 pm.

n TRANSALTA TRI-LEISURE

CENTRE

221 Jennifer Heil Way Mon–Fri 5 am–10 pm Sat–Sun 6 am–9 pm.

STONY PLAIN n l STONY

PLAIN OUTDOOR POOL & SPRAY PARK

5210–55 Avenue

summercity.ca 75


STEVE BYRNE

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm & 9:45 pm I $26.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

SAT, AUGUST 5

AUGUST VENT LISTINGS SUMMER E

M EDMONTON METRO

WED, AUGUST 2 LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

QUALICO PATIO SERIES M

Edmonton Metro, Sherwood Park Festival Place I 100 Festival Way I 7 pm–10 pm I Art on the patio and live music. festivalplace.ab.ca

TOURS FOR TOTS

Art Gallery of Alberta I Sir Winston Churchill Square I 10 am–11 am I Crafted Creatures. Behind every great artist is a great idea! Put your imagination to work and invent your very own mystical creature. youraga.ca

THUR, AUGUST 3 ARTWALK M

Downtown St. Albert I 6 pm–9 pm I Explore downtown St. Albert while visiting eight venues, each with unique exhibits. Why not stop at a funky restaurant for dinner or coffee while you are there? artwalkstalbert.com

DATE NIGHT: SNEAK PEEK TOURS M

Devon I Devonian Botanic Gardens, 5 km north of Devon on HWY 60 I 6 pm I $13.50 adult, $5 youth, $3 child I Take a guided walk through the garden and get a sneak peek at the spectacular Aga Khan Garden while it is under development. Try your hand at a cultural craft for grown-ups and some tasty food samples. devonian.ualberta.ca

FORREST GUMP

Cinema Series Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park I Fox Drive 76 summercity.ca

& Whitemud Drive I $10.50 I Tom Hanks won an Oscar for his brilliant portrayal of the simpleminded but prolific Forrest Gump. A great adventure for history buffs as it covers Forrest’s life over several decades. fortedmontonpark.ca 780 442 5311

HEALING PROCESS M

St. Albert I Art Gallery of St. Albert I 19 Perron Street I 6 pm–9 pm I Opening exhibition. The creative process is a healer. Healing Process brings together three artists who each use their artistic practice to explore the illnesses of their loved ones, to shed light on treatment, pain and tragedy, and reconcile their own emotions and understanding of their experiences. artgalleryofstalbert.ca

LADY GAGA

Rogers Place I 10220-104 Avenue I 7:30 pm I $45 and up ticketmaster.ca

STEVE BYRNE

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $18.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

FRI, AUGUST 4 BLUEBERRY BLUE GRASS FESTIVAL M

Stony Plain I Heritage Park I 5100-41 Avenue I $130 weekend pass I Festival headliners include Blue Highway and Feller & Hill. blueberrybluegrass.com

EDMONTON ESKIMOS VS. HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

Commonwealth Stadium I 11000 Stadium Road I 7:30 pm I $32–$87 ticketmaster.ca esks.com

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

BLUEBERRY BLUE GRASS FESTIVAL M

Stony Plain I Heritage Park I 5100-41 Avenue I $130 weekend pass I Festival headliners include Blue Highway and Feller & Hill. blueberrybluegrass.com

pm I $12.60 I Sprinkle a bit of magic and whimsy into this corn maze adventure to the farm. Fairies, pirates, fairy-strawberries, shortcake, folk music and the Great Maze opens this weekend. prairiegardens.org

CHAUTAUQUA TENT M

HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Stony Plain I Heritage Park I 5100-41 Avenue I $130 weekend pass I Festival headliners include Blue Highway and Feller & Hill. blueberrybluegrass.com

Sherwood Park I Broadmoor Lake Park I 2015 Oak Street I Visit the Chautauqua Tent for Canada 150 Mural Mosaic, professional musicians, community performers, poetry, magic, circus, arts and crafts, and much more! strathcona.ca

CHAUTAUQUA TENT M

FAIRY BERRY FESTIVAL M

BLUEBERRY BLUE GRASS FESTIVAL M

Sherwood Park I Broadmoor Lake Park I 2015 Oak Street I Visit the Chautauqua Tent for Canada 150 Mural Mosaic, professional musicians, community performers, poetry, magic, a circus, arts and crafts, and much more! strathcona.ca

Bon Accord I Prairie Gardens I 56311 Lily Lake Road I 10 am–6 pm I $12.60 I Sprinkle a bit of magic and whimsy into this corn maze adventure to the farm. Fairies, pirates, fairy-strawberries, shortcake, folk music and the Great Maze opens this weekend. prairiegardens.org

FAIRY BERRY FESTIVAL M

HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Bon Accord I Prairie Gardens 56311 Lily Lake Road I 10 am–6 pm I $12.60 I Sprinkle a bit of magic and whimsy into this corn maze adventure to the farm. Fairies, pirates, fairy-strawberries, shortcake, folk music and the Great Maze opens this weekend. prairiegardens.org

GOURMET DESSERT TOUR

North entrance, City Hall I 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 2 pm–4 pm I $40 I From soft ice cream sandwiches with Pinocchio ice cream centres to the world’s rarest chocolate this tour will get your blood sugar boiling. eatyeg.com

HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I August 5–7 Sat noon–9 pm, Sun 10 am–9 pm, Mon 10am–7 pm I Free attendance, $1 per food ticket, buy more and get a deal I Over 85 cultures are represented in over 60 pavilions each celebrating their art, crafts, food, history and hoping to share them all with Edmontonians. heritagefest.ca Ph 780 488 3378

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 1 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

STEVE BYRNE

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7 pm & 9:30 pm I $26.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

SUN, AUGUST 6 BLIND PILOT

The Starlite Room I 10030-102 Street I 8 pm I $24 at ticketfly.com starliteroom.ca

Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I August 5–7 Sat noon–9 pm, Sun 10 am–9 pm, Mon 10am–7 pm I Free attendance, $1 per food ticket, buy more and get a deal I Over 85 cultures are represented in over 60 pavilions each celebrating their art, crafts, food, history and hoping to share them all with Edmontonians. heritagefest.ca Ph 780 488 3378

AUGUST 7–13 CHAUTAUQUA TENT M

Sherwood Park I Broadmoor Lake Park I 2015 Oak Street I Visit the Chautauqua Tent for Canada 150 Mural Mosaic, professional musicians, community performers, poetry, magic, circus, arts and crafts, and much more! strathcona.ca

GREASED 2

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I Wed–Sat 6:15 pm, Sun 5 pm, Show ends I August 13 I $69.95 adults Wed– Thur & Sun, $79.95 Fri–Sat I Join us as we take a look in on our favourite hip cats and cool chicks as another school year begins at Rydell High. This show is a celebration of rock and roll music that’s sure to bring back fond memories for some and many smiles to all! edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

MON, AUGUST 7 BATTLE TO THE FUNNY BONE

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $7 I Featuring a comedy battle and the audience picks the topic. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

FAIRY BERRY FESTIVAL M

Bon Accord I Prairie Gardens I 56311 Lily Lake Road I 10 am–6

Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I August 5–7 Sat noon–9 pm, Sun 10 am–9 pm, Mon 10am–7 pm I Free attendance, $1 per food ticket, buy more and get a deal I Over 85 cultures are represented in over 60 pavilions each celebrating their art, crafts, food, history and hoping to share them all with Edmontonians. heritagefest.ca Ph 780 488 3378

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 1 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

TUE, AUGUST 8 NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF CANADA Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 7:30 pm I Free I Experience the best young orchestral talent Canada has to offer in the Edmonton stop of the NYOC's national tour. edmontonsymphony.com 780 428 1414

ROCK’N AUGUST M

St. Albert I Today’s events include: Pancake Breakfast courtesy St. Albert Inn and Suites, 7 am–9 am; Show n’ Shine at Century Casino, 24 Boudreau Road, 6 pm–10 pm. rocknaugust.com

WED, AUGUST 9 BRYAN FERRY

River Cree Resort I 300 East Lapotac Boulevard I Enoch Doors open at 7 pm, show 9 pm I $59.99 at ticketmaster.ca I One of the most iconic and innovative artists to emerge in popular music. In his work you hear a vocal and lyrical brilliance that merges the intensity of Lou Reed, the poise of Sinatra and the charisma of Serge Gainsbourg. rivercreeresort.com

KATE QUIGLEY

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

QUALICO PATIO SERIES M

Sherwood Park I Festival Place 100 Festival Way I 7 pm–10 pm I Art on the patio and live music. festivalplace.ab.ca

ROCK’N AUGUST M

St. Albert I Today’s events include: Pancake Breakfast courtesy Memories Funeral Home, 13403


St. Albert Trail 7 am–9 am; Poker Run, 23 Rowland Crescent, 7 am–8 pm; Roadeo at A&W South St. Albert, 6 pm–9 pm. rocknaugust.com

THE WILDERNESS OF MANITOBA The Mercury Room I 10575-114 Street I 8 pm I $15 at yeglive.ca mercuryroomyeg.com

TOURS FOR TOTS

Art Gallery of Alberta I Sir Winston Churchill Square I 10 am–11 am I Paint and Peel. Create something special by using an unexpected material and then? Paint over it! youraga.ca

THUR, AUGUST 10 ADERA

The Mercury Room I 10575-114 Street I 8 pm I $10 at yeglive.ca I With Icelandia. mercuryroomyeg.com

DATE NIGHT: IMPROV COMEDY NIGHT M Devon I Devonian Botanic Gardens, 5 km north of Devon on HWY 60 I 6 pm I $13.50 adult, $5 youth, $3 child I Audience inspired improv games with the University of Alberta Improv Group. Show starts at 7 pm. Advance registration recommended to insure a seat. devonian.ualberta.ca

EDMONTON FOLK FESTIVAL Gallagher Park I 94 Street & 92 Avenue edmontonfolkfest.org 780 429 1899

KATE QUIGLEY

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

ROCK’N AUGUST M

St. Albert I Today’s events include: Pancake Breakfast courtesy

Ricky’s St. Albert, 140 St. Albert Road, 7 am–9 am; BBQ at St. Albert Honda 11 am–1:30 pm; Mini-Show n’ Shine at Fountain Tire, 234 St. Albert Road, 6 pm–9 pm. rocknaugust.com

SINGING IN THE RAIN

Cinema Series Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park I Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive I $10.50 I Another event movie and a Capitol Theatre favourite. Come for a picnic in the park and then enjoy this classic musical that ushers in the sound motion picture or “The Talkies” as they were called. fortedmontonpark.ca 780 442 5311

FRI, AUGUST 11 ANIMETHON 24

MacEwan University, City Centre Campus I 10700-104 Avenue NW Noon–6 pm I $45–$125 I Animethon boasts multiple tracks of programming over the event's three days including card and console gaming, concerts, contests, industry guests, vendors, many panels and, of course, anime video screenings. eventbrite.ca

CARIWEST CARIBBEAN ARTS FESTIVAL

Sir Winston Churchill Square cariwest.ca 780 421 7800

EDMONTON FOLK FESTIVAL Gallagher Park I 94 Street & 92 Avenue edmontonfolkfest.org 780 429 1899

FC EDMONTON VS. NEW YORK COSMO

Clark Field I 11000 Stadium Road I 7 pm I $22 and up fcedmonton.com

KATE QUIGLEY

event's three days including card and console gaming, concerts, contests, industry guests, vendors, many panels and, of course, anime video screenings. eventbrite.ca

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

CARIWEST CARIBBEAN ARTS FESTIVAL

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm & 9:45 pm I $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999 Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

PERSEIDS PYJAMA PARTY M

Devon I Devonian Botanic Gardens, 5 km north of Devon on HWY 60 8 pm I $13.50 adult, $5 youth, $3 child I Bring your blanket or lawn chair, wear your cozy pyjamas and look up, way up, during one of the busiest times in the night sky. Stargazing with the Royal Astronomical Society, fun-in-the-dark family games, bedtime stories and more. devonian.ualberta.ca

ROCK’N AUGUST M

St. Albert I Today’s events include Rock’n August Street Dance, St Anne Street, 8 pm–11 pm. rocknaugust.com

RODNEY CARRINGTON

River Cree Resort I 300 East Lapotac Boulevard I Enoch Doors open at 7 pm, show 9 pm I $44.99 at ticketmaster.ca rivercreeresort.com

STURGEON COUNTY BOUNTY M

Cardiff I Cardiff Park I Enjoy local fare from local suppliers, plus fun for the whole family. sturgeoncountybounty.ca

SAT, AUGUST 12 ANIMETHON 24

MacEwan University, City Centre Campus I 10700-104 Avenue NW I Noon–6 pm I $45–$125 I Animethon boasts multiple tracks of programming over the

Sir Winston Churchill Square cariwest.ca 780 421 7800

DINE BY ASTOTIN LAKE M

Elk Island National Park I 6:30 pm I $150 I Chef Brad Smoliak transports his kitchen to the park and prepares each dinner on site. The menu is family style and includes flavours of the area including bison. kitchenbybrad.ca

EDMONTON FOLK FESTIVAL Gallagher Park I 94 Street & 92 Avenue edmontonfolkfest.org 780 429 1899

GOURMET DESSERT TOUR

North entrance, City Hall I 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 2 pm–4 pm I $40 I From soft ice cream sandwiches with Pinocchio ice cream centres to the world’s rarest chocolate this tour will get your blood sugar boiling. eatyeg.com

KATE QUIGLEY

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7 pm & 9:30 pm I $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 1 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

ROCK’N AUGUST M

St. Albert I Today’s events include: Show and Shine, Lion’s Park, Sir Winston Churchill Avenue, 10 am–3 pm;

Rock’n August Show & Shine Beer Garden, St. Albert Legion, 11 pm–4 pm; Dance at the St. Albert Legion, 8 pm. rocknaugust.com

SUN, AUGUST 13 ANIMETHON 24

MacEwan University, City Centre Campus I 10700-104 Avenue NW I Noon–6 pm I $45–$125 I Animethon boasts multiple tracks of programming over the event’s three days, including card and console gaming, concerts, contests, industry guests, vendors, many panels and, of course, anime video screenings. eventbrite.ca

CARIWEST CARIBBEAN ARTS FESTIVAL

Sir Winston Churchill Square cariwest.ca 780 421 7800

EDMONTON FOLK FESTIVAL Gallagher Park I 94 Street & 92 Avenue edmontonfolkfest.org 780 429 1899

KATE QUIGLEY

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

UKRAINIAN DAY M

Edmonton Metro, Tofield I Ukrainian Cultural Village, 50 km east of Edmonton on HWY 16 I 9 am–5 pm I $15 adults, $10 youth (7–17yrs), $40 family I Celebrate the pioneer roots of Alberta’s Ukrainian community as year-long celebrations of the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada blend into a celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Highlights include an afternoon concert featuring the best in Ukrainian dance and music groups,

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visits to the historical village, children’s activities, village market and the Ukrainian Village Food Festival. Proudly co-hosted with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Alberta Provincial Council. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for seating. ukrainianvillage.ca 780 662 3640

AUGUST 14–20 CHAUTAUQUA TENT M

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Sherwood Park I Broadmoor Lake Park I 2015 Oak Street I Visit the Chautauqua Tent for Canada 150 Mural Mosaic, professional musicians, community performers, poetry, magic, circus, arts and crafts, and much more! strathcona.ca

MON, AUGUST 14 BATTLE TO THE FUNNY BONE

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $7 I Featuring a comedy battle and the audience picks the topic. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

WED, AUGUST 16 MELISSA ETHERIDGE

River Cree Resort I 300 East Lapotac Boulevard I Enoch Doors open at 7 pm, show 9 pm I $49.99 at ticketmaster.ca rivercreeresort.com

METALLICA

Commonwealth Stadium I 11000 Stadium Road I 6 pm I $55 and up I With Avenged Sevenfold and Gojira ticketmaster.ca

NICK VATTEROTT

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

QUALICO PATIO SERIES M

Sherwood Park I Festival Place I 100 Festival Way I 7 pm–10 pm I Art on the patio and live music. festivalplace.ab.ca

TOURS FOR TOTS

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

Old Strathcona, dozens of venues throughout the city I Amazing theatric shows running throughout the day. Free outdoor shows including buskers, food vendors, beer tents and much more. fringetheatreadventures.ca 780 448 9000

NICK VATTEROTT

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

OUTDOOR MOVIE M

MOVIE UNDER THE STARS M

Stony Plain I Heritage Park I Doors open 8 pm, movie 9 pm Movie is The Secret Life of Pets. Pre-movie events include arts and crafts, games and inflatable activities. Enjoy the games and bouncers, make a craft then snuggle in with your blankets and lawn chairs to watch the movie. stonyplain.com

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

Cinema Series Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park I Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive I $10.50 I The War of the Worlds is one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. Invaders from another world target a small California town with autonomous probes and laser disintegration rays. fortedmontonpark.ca 780 442 5311

FRI, AUGUST 18 DOWNTON ABBEY ROAD

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I 6:15 pm I $79.95 adults I The Crawley family is abuzz with anticipation for Lady Mary’s birthday celebration when a mysterious visitor claims they know a dark secret about someone in the house. The problem with Downton is that everybody has a dark secret. And it’s all set to the music of the most British rock band in history—The Beatles. edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

EDMONTON DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

Louise McKinney Park I Watch or participate with excitement. Cheer on fellow Edmontonians as they participate in the centuries old tradition of dragon boat racing. Enjoy fun, family entertainment, food and cultural activities in the beautiful Edmonton river valley. edmontondragonboatfestival.ca

THUR, AUGUST 17

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

Devon I Devonian Botanic Gardens, 5 km north of Devon on HWY 60 I 6 pm I $13.50 adult, $5 youth, $3 child I Light up the pond in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden with candles, and celebrate your loved ones in a peaceful Japanese tradition. devonian.ualberta.ca

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I Show starts 5:15 pm I $60 advance tickets, $70 at the door I Today’s performers include Tom Cochrane & Red Rider, and 5 Man Electrical Band. edrocks.ca

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

Art Gallery of Alberta I Sir Winston Churchill Square I 10 am–11 am I Building Artists. Have you ever wondered who designed our beautiful building? Get up close and discover what it takes to be an architect! youraga.ca

DATE NIGHT: BON FESTIVAL M

EDMONTON ROCK FESTIVAL

Old Strathcona, dozens of venues throughout the city I Amazing theatric shows running throughout the day. Free outdoor shows including buskers, food vendors, beer tents and much more. fringetheatreadventures.ca 780 448 9000

Fort Saskatchewan I Legacy Point I 100 Avenue & 101 Street I 9:15 pm I Arrive early and pick a spot whether you bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the movie. fortsask.ca

NICK VATTEROTT

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm & 9:45 pm I $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

ONEREPUBLIC

Rogers Place I 10220-104 Avenue I 7 pm I $25 and up With Fitz & the Tantrums. ticketmaster.ca

STONY PLAIN COWBOY FESTIVAL M

Stony Plain I Heritage Park I 5100-41 Avenue I Performers include Roger West. stonyplaincowboypoetry.com

THE POINTER SISTERS

River Cree Resort I 300 East Lapotac Boulevard I Enoch Doors open at 7 pm, show 9 pm I $35 at ticketmaster.ca rivercreeresort.com

VIBE

Art Gallery of Alberta I Sir Winston Churchill Square I 5 pm–9 pm I $12.50 I Wind down your work week with live music, tapas and drinks at the Art Gallery of Alberta. youraga.ca

SAT, AUGUST 19 BISON FESTIVAL M

Elk Island National Park I Highway 16 E, 48 km east of Edmonton Centre I Elk Island is the cornerstone of Canada’s bison conservation story; without this place and the dedication of its people, herds of Plains and Woods bison would not thrive in Canada today. Help us commemorate this success story through the themes of conservation, culture and cuisine. In the festive spirit of this special year, park admission is free throughout 2017! pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/elkisland

ALBERTA FARM DAYS M

Explore farms in Greater Edmonton and throughout Alberta as they open their doors to you and your family. albertafarmdays.ca


DOWNTON ABBEY ROAD

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I 6:15 pm I $79.95 adults I The Crawley family is abuzz with anticipation for Lady Mary’s birthday celebration when a mysterious visitor claims they know a dark secret about someone in the house. The problem with Downton is that everybody has a dark secret. And it’s all set to the music of the most British rock band in history—The Beatles. edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

EDMONTON AIR SHOW M

St. Albert I Villeneuve Airport, 15 km west of St. Albert on HWY 633 I Gates open 10 am I $25 adults, free with an adult (5yrs and under) I Freestyle FMX Performances, 11:30 am & 3:30 pm; Aerobatics Show, 2 pm–4 pm. edmontonairshow.com

EDMONTON DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

Louise McKinney Park I Watch or participate with excitement. Cheer on fellow Edmontonians as they participate in the centuries old tradition of dragon boat racing. Enjoy fun, family entertainment, food and cultural activities in the beautiful Edmonton river valley. edmontondragonboatfestival.ca

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

Old Strathcona, dozens of venues throughout the city I Amazing theatric shows running throughout the day. Free outdoor shows including buskers, food vendors, beer tents and much more. fringetheatreadventures.ca 780 448 9000

MOTORCYCLE “RIDE TO REYNOLDS” M Wetaskiwin I Reynolds Alberta Museum I 6426-40 Avenue I 10 am–5 pm I $13 adults, $9 youth (7–17yrs), $35 family I All brands, dealerships, clubs and owners from across the province are invited to join us for this day dedicated to the motorcycle. All those riding in on a motorcycle receive free admission. reynoldsalbertamuseum.com 780 312 2065

NICK VATTEROTT

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7 pm & 9:30 pm I $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

STONY PLAIN COWBOY FESTIVAL M Stony Plain I Heritage Park I 5100-41 Avenue I Performers include Aaron Pritchett, Topher Mils and Steve Newsome. stonyplaincowboypoetry.com

SUN, AUGUST 20 ALBERTA FARM DAYS M

Explore farms in Greater Edmonton and throughout Alberta as they open their doors to you and your family. albertafarmdays.ca

DESIREE DORIAN

The Mercury Room I 10575-114 Street I 8 pm I $10 at yeglive.ca I With Tracy Bone. mercuryroomyeg.com

DOWNTON ABBEY ROAD

Shaw Conference Centre I 9797 Jasper Avenue I Challenge yourself with the run or come down to spectate and have fun. edmontonmarathon.ca

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I 6:15 pm I $79.95 adults I The Crawley family is abuzz with anticipation for Lady Mary’s birthday celebration when a mysterious visitor claims they know a dark secret about someone in the house. The problem with Downton is that everybody has a dark secret. And it’s all set to the music of the most British rock band in history—The Beatles. edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

EDMONTON ROCK FESTIVAL

EDMONTON AIR SHOW M

EDMONTON LATIN FESTIVAL

Churchill Square I 9918-102 Avenue I Noon–11 pm edmontonlatinfestival.com

EDMONTON MARATHON

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I Show starts 5:15 pm I $70 advance tickets, $85 at the door Today’s performers include Trooper, Chilliwack and Sass Jordan. edrocks.ca

GOURMET DESSERT TOUR

North entrance, City Hall I 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 2 pm–4 pm I $40 I From soft ice cream sandwiches with Pinocchio ice cream centres to the world’s rarest chocolate this tour will get your blood sugar boiling. eatyeg.com

K.D. LANG

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium I 11455-87 Avenue I 7:30 pm I $119.50 plus ticketmaster fees. This unique and multi-talented performer is returning to the stage in celebration of her first love, promising to take her music to new heights. jubileeauditorium.com

88TH CANADIAN DERBY

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I Noon Post I Watch via live TV. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

St. Albert I Villeneuve Airport, 15 km west of St. Albert on HWY 633 I Gates open 10 am I $25 adults, free with an adult (5yrs and under) I Freestyle FMX Performances, 11:30 am & 3:30 pm; Aerobatics Show, 2 pm–4 pm. edmontonairshow.com

EDMONTON DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

Louise McKinney Park I Watch or participate with excitement. Cheer on fellow Edmontonians as they participate in the centuries old tradition of dragon boat racing. Enjoy fun, family entertainment, food and cultural activities in the beautiful Edmonton river valley. edmontondragonboatfestival.ca

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

Old Strathcona, dozens of venues throughout the city I Amazing theatric shows running throughout the day. Free outdoor shows including buskers, food vendors, beer tents and much more. fringetheatreadventures.ca 780 448 9000

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EDMONTON LATIN FESTIVAL Churchill Square I 9918-102 Avenue I Noon–11 pm edmontonlatinfestival.com

EDMONTON MARATHON

Shaw Conference Centre I 9797 Jasper Avenue I Challenge yourself with the run or come down to spectate and have fun. edmontonmarathon.ca

FC EDMONTON VS. PUERTO RICO FC

Clark Field I 11000 Stadium Road I 2 pm I $22 and up fcedmonton.com

K.D. LANG

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium I 11455-87 Avenue I 7:30 pm I $119.50 plus ticketmaster fees This unique and multi-talented performer is returning to the stage in celebration of her first love, promising to take her music to new heights. jubileeauditorium.com

NICK VATTEROTT

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

STONY PLAIN COWBOY FESTIVAL M

Stony Plain I Heritage Park I 5100-41 Avenue stonyplaincowboypoetry.com

AUGUST 21–27 DOWNTON ABBEY ROAD

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I Wed–Sat 6:15 pm, Sun 5 pm I $69.95 adults Wed–Thu, Sun; $79.95 Fri–Sat I The Crawley family is abuzz with anticipation for Lady Mary’s birthday celebration when a mysterious visitor claims they know a dark secret about someone in the house. The problem with Downton is that everybody has a

dark secret. And it’s all set to the music of the most British rock band in history—The Beatles. edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

MON, AUGUST 21 BATTLE TO THE FUNNY BONE

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $7 I Featuring a comedy battle and the audience picks the topic. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

JONATHAN BYRD

Needle Vinyl Tavern I 10526 Jasper Avenue I 8 pm I $15 at yeglive.ca I With guests Nadine Kellman and the Black Wonders. theneedle.ca

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

Old Strathcona, dozens of venues

throughout the city I Amazing theatric shows running throughout the day. Free outdoor shows including buskers, food vendors, beer tents and much more. fringetheatreadventures.ca 780 448 9000

TUE, AUGUST 22 EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

Old Strathcona, dozens of venues throughout the city I Amazing theatric shows running throughout the day. Free outdoor shows including buskers, food vendors, beer tents and much more. fringetheatreadventures.ca 780 448 9000

WED, AUGUST 23 CASH LEVY

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

FEAST ON THE FIELD

Commonwealth Stadium I 11000 Stadium Road NW I 5:30 pm—9:30 pm I $165–$195 I This all-inclusive long table event features an Alberta inspired feast right on the field at Commonwealth Stadium! Celebrate Edmonton's thriving food scene with these award-winning local chefs. feastonthefield.weebly.com

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

Old Strathcona, dozens of venues throughout the city I Amazing theatric shows running throughout the day. Free outdoor shows including buskers, food vendors, beer tents and much more. fringetheatreadventures.ca 780 448 9000

QUALICO PATIO SERIES M

Sherwood Park I Festival Place I 100 Festival Way I 7 pm–10 pm I Art on the patio and live music. festivalplace.ab.ca

TOURS FOR TOTS

Art Gallery of Alberta I Sir Winston Churchill Square I 10 am—11 am I Cut Line. Put your observational skills to the test and begin a journal that will help you document your own time and place! youraga.ca

THUR, AUGUST 24 CASH LEVY

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Cinema Series Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park I Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive I $10.50 I Ian Fleming of James Bond fame wrote this amazing children’s story about a down-on-his-luck inventor that turns a broken down Grand Prix car into a flying 80 summercity.ca

automobile for his children. This is another great night for a picnic and a movie. fortedmontonpark.ca 780 442 5311

DATE NIGHT: MOVIE NIGHT M

Devon I Devonian Botanic Gardens, 5 km north of Devon on HWY 60 I 6 pm I $13.50 adult, $5 youth, $3 child I Movie starts at dusk, around 9 pm. A perfect way to send out summer. Bring your blanket and settle under the stars for an outdoor big-screen, feel-good experience, featuring the fabulous Forrest Gump. devonian.ualberta.ca

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

Old Strathcona, dozens of venues throughout the city I Amazing theatric shows running throughout the day. Free outdoor shows including buskers, food vendors, beer tents and much more. fringetheatreadventures.ca 780 448 9000

FRI, AUGUST 25 CASH LEVY

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm & 9:45pm $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

EASTER SEALS DROP ZONE

The Sutton Place Hotel I 10235101 Street I The Easter Seals Drop Zone is a knee-shaking, heart-pounding, adrenalinepumping, fundraising adventure that encourages you to get out of your comfort zone and face your fears by rappelling from the top of a towering high-rise building– all in support of Canadians living with disabilities. thedropzone.ca

EDMONTON BLUES FESTIVAL

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I $55 nightly advance passes, more at the gate I 5:30 pm I Headliners are three generations of blues with Billy Boy Arnold & Henry Gray, Bob Corritore & Billy Flynn, Big Jon Atkinson, Shemekia Copeland and Jack de Keyzer. bluesinternationalltd.com

EDMONTON ESKIMOS VS SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS Commonwealth Stadium I 11000 Stadium Road I 7:30 pm I $32–$87 ticketmaster.ca esks.com

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

Old Strathcona, dozens of venues throughout the city I Amazing theatric shows running throughout the day. Free outdoor shows including buskers, food vendors, beer tents and much more. fringetheatreadventures.ca 780 448 9000


LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

ROB SCHNEIDER

River Cree Resort I 300 East Lapotac Boulevard I Enoch Doors open at 7 pm, show 9 pm I $39.99 at ticketmaster. ca I Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider is known the world over for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting. rivercreeresort.com

SAT, AUGUST 26 CASH LEVY

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7 pm & 9:30 pm I $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

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DINE BY ASTOTIN LAKE M

Elk Island National Park I 6:30 pm I $150 I Chef Brad Smoliak transports his kitchen to the park and prepares each dinner on site. The menu is family style and includes flavours of the area including bison. kitchenbybrad.ca

EDMONTON BLUES FESTIVAL

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I 5:30 pm I $60 nightly advance passes, more at the gate I Headliners are James Harman’s Bamboo Porch Revue (headliners), The 24th Street Wailers & Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne with Sherman Doucette and Charlie Jacobson. bluesinternationalltd.com

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

Old Strathcona, dozens of venues throughout the city I Amazing theatric shows running throughout the day. Free outdoor shows including buskers, food vendors, beer tents and much more. fringetheatreadventures.ca 780 448 9000

GOURMET DESSERT TOUR

North entrance, City Hall I 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 2 pm–4 pm I $40 I From soft ice cream sandwiches with Pinocchio ice cream centres to the world’s rarest chocolate this tour will get your blood sugar boiling. eatyeg.com

LAS PISTOLITAS VS. SLICE GIRLS (ROLLER DERBY)

Edmonton Sports Dome I 10104-32 Avenue I 6 pm I $10 e-villerollerderby.com

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 1 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

SUN, AUGUST 27 CASH LEVY

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

EDMONTON BLUES FESTIVAL

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I 5:30 pm I $60 nightly advance passes, more at the gate I Headliners are The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson (headliner), Anthony Geraci’s Boston Blues All Stars and Colin Linden Trio. bluesinternationalltd.com

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

Old Strathcona, dozens of venues throughout the city I Amazing theatric shows running throughout the day. Free outdoor shows including buskers, food vendors, beer tents and much more. fringetheatreadventures.ca 780 448 9000

FRIENDS UKRAINIAN MUSIC FEST M

Tofield I Ukrainian Cultural Village, 50 km east of Edmonton on HWY 16 I 9 am–5 pm I $15 adults, $10 youth (7–17yrs), $40 family I Experience a live concert blending traditional and contemporary Ukrainian-Canadian music at the 32nd annual Music Fest presented by the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society. Bring a lawn chair and spend the afternoon with Steven Chwok of 840 CFCW Zabava Program and Alberta’s most popular bands and musicians. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for seating. ukrainianvillage.ca 780 662 3640

AUGUST 28– SEPTEMBER 4 DOWNTON ABBEY ROAD

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Phase 1, WEM I Wed–Sat 6:15 pm, Sun 5 pm I $69.95 adults Wed–Thu & Sun, $79.95 Fri–Sat The Crawley family is abuzz with anticipation for Lady Mary’s birthday celebration when a mysterious visitor claims they know a dark secret about someone in the house. The problem with Downton is that everybody has a dark secret. And it’s all set to the music of the most British rock band in history—The Beatles. edmonton.jubilations.ca 780 484 2424

THE EXQUISITE HOUR

Varscona Theatre I 10329-83 Avenue I Tue–Sat 7:30 pm, 2 pm show on Sat as well I A seemingly well-adjusted bachelor finds his life forever altered on a summer evening when an alluring stranger materializes in his backyard to ask the question “Are you satisfied with what you know?” teatroq.com


MON, AUGUST 28 BATTLE TO THE FUNNY BONE

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $7 I Featuring a comedy battle and the audience picks the topic. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

WED, AUGUST 30 ANGELO TSAROUCHAS

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

GUNS N' ROSES

Commonwealth Stadium I 11000 Stadium Road I 7 pm I $35 and up ticketmaster.ca

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

QUALICO PATIO SERIES M

Sherwood Park I Festival Place 100 Festival Way I 7 pm–10 pm I Art on the patio and live music. festivalplace.ab.ca

SPOON

Winspear Centre I 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square I 8 pm I $45.50 my.winspearcentre.com/single/ SYOS.aspx?p=5756

TOURS FOR TOTS

Art Gallery of Alberta I Sir Winston Churchill Square I 10 am–11 am I Alberta Artists. What materials are the contemporary Alberta artists of For the Time Being using in their artwork? How do you think the art works are made? youraga.ca

THUR, AUGUST 31 ANGELO TSAROUCHAS

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

SYMPHONY UNDER THE SKY

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I 7 pm I Advance: $80 adults, $25 kids The Nat "King" Cole Songbook. This “unforgettable” concert will make you “smile” and will have you traveling down “Route 66” all night long! edmontonsymphony.com

THE UNTOUCHABLES

Cinema Series Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park I Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive I $10.50 I Put on your fedoras and flapper dresses, and travel back with us to the 1920s. Spend the evening with Al Capone and Elliot Ness as they blaze their way through prohibition Chicago. A great excuse to get all dolled up and hang out at the Mahogany Bar then see a cinema classic. 780 442 5311 n summercity.ca 83


Jones and the Last Crusade, Jurassic Park II: The Lost World and An American in Paris. edmontonsymphony.com

SAT, SEPTEMBER 2 HARVEST FESTIVAL M

SEPTEMBER VENT LISTINGS SUMMER E

Wetaskiwin I Reynolds Alberta Museum I 6426-40 Avenue I 10 am–5 pm I $13 adults, $9 youth (7–17yrs), $35 family I The farm machinery is humming and the ovens are hot, so bring the whole family and celebrate the historic sights, sounds and smells of bringing in the harvest. Plowing, threshing and binding are just a few of the fieldwork demonstrations. There’ll be other displays such as stooking, grinding grain, flailing and winnowing. reynoldsalbertamuseum.com 780 312 2065

ANGELO TSAROUCHAS M EDMONTON METRO

FRI, SEPTEMBER 1 ANGELO TSAROUCHAS

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm & 9:45 pm I $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

LIONEL RITCHIE

Rogers Place I 10220 - 104 Avenue I 7 pm I $39.95 and up Featuring Mariah Carey and Tauren Wells. ticketmaster.ca

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING

Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 6:30 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands.

northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

SYMPHONY UNDER THE SKY

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I 7 pm I Advance: $80 adults, $25 kids Tchaikovsky, Wagner & Bruch. Enjoy majestic and rousing masterpieces under the open sky! Let’s hope the storm is confined to the overture. Featured repertoire is Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman: Overture; Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1; Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. edmontonsymphony.com

TOUR OF ALBERTA

Professional cyclists racing for the top spot as an international audience of millions hold their breath. tourofalberta.ca

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm & 9:45 pm I $24.95 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 1 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

SYMPHONY UNDER THE SKY

TOUR OF ALBERTA

Professional cyclists racing for the top spot as an international audience of millions hold their breath. tourofalberta.ca

SUN, SEPTEMBER 3 BEAVER HILLS DARK SKY PRESERVE ANNUAL STAR PARTY M

Elk Island National Park I HWY 16 E 48 km east of Edmonton Centre I Featuring volunteer astronomers to provide you with stargazing tips, guest speakers to cause you to marvel at the sky and local musical performances to fill the air with festive spirit. This two-day event will keep your whole family entertained. pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/elkisland

ANGELO TSAROUCHAS

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I 7 pm I Advance: $80 adults, $25 kids A Night in Hollywood. Hollywood nights at Symphony Under the Sky are always a sell-out, and this year will be no exception! Bob Bernhardt serves up a little of everything...except the popcorn. Program to include music from Braveheart, Ben-Hur, Indiana

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $16.50 thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

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Wetaskiwin I Reynolds Alberta Museum I 6426-40 Avenue I 10 am–5 pm I $13 adults, $9 youth (7–17yrs), $35 family I The farm machinery is humming and the ovens are hot, so bring the whole family and celebrate the historic sights, sounds and smells of bringing in the harvest. Plowing,

threshing and binding are just a few of the fieldwork demonstrations. There’ll be other displays such as stooking, grinding grain, flailing and winnowing. reynoldsalbertamuseum.com 780 312 2065

SYMPHONY UNDER THE SKY

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park I 9330 Groat Road I 7 pm Advance: $80 adults, $25 kids Alberta Rising. Enjoy a smorgasbord of musical favourites capped off, as always, with the roar of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. edmontonsymphony.com

TOUR OF ALBERTA

Professional cyclists racing for the top spot as an international audience of millions hold their breath. tourofalberta.ca

MON, SEPTEMBER 4 BATTLE TO THE FUNNY BONE

The Comic Strip, 1646 I Bourbon Street, WEM I 7:30 pm I $7 I Featuring a comedy battle and the audience picks the topic. thecomicstrip.ca 780 483 5999

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING Northlands Park I 7300-116 Avenue I 1 pm Post I Enjoy live racing from the grandstands. northlandspark.ca 780 471 8174

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CALGARY JUBILEE AUDITORIUM

1415-14 Avenue NW I Select shows include June 18, Bonnie Raitt; June 22, Ryan Adams; July 16, Bob Dylan; August 8–20, The Phantom of the Opera; August 23–24, k.d. lang. jubileeauditorium.com

SLED ISLAND

Olympic Plaza plus other venues I June 21–25 I $219 full festival pass I An exciting music festival offering wonderful talent from a variety of styles in a bunch of cool venues. This year’s festival includes artists like Flying Lotus, Cloud Nothings, Low, Wolves in the Throne Room and many more. sledisland.com

CALGARY STAMPEDE

Stampede Park, 1410 Olympic Way SE I July 7–16 I $18 adults, $9 kids (7–12yrs), free (6yrs and under) I Huge festivities of every nature from rodeos, concerts, food festival, parade, petting zoo and midway. Featuring Brooks & Dunn on July 13. calgarystampede.com Ph 800 661 1260

CALGARY FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL Prince’s Island Park I July 27–30 I Adult gate tickets: Thur $60; Fri $65; Sat $80; Sun $75 I Featuring Blue Rodeo, Coeur De Pirate, Tanya Tagaq, Yola Carter, The East Pointers and many more. calgaryfolkfest.com

FIESTAVAL–LATIN FESTIVAL

Olympic Plaza I July 21–23, 11 am–11 pm I Free and familyoriented. Multi-cultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting the Latin American culture. fiestaval.ca/calgary

CALGARY BLUES FESTIVAL

Shaw Millennium Park I August 3–6 I $199 four-day transferrable ticket I Performers include Amos Garrett & The Eh! Team, Andy T Band, Angel Forrest, Bill Joe Green Band and many more. calgarybluesfest.com

CHASING SUMMER FESTIVAL

Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds I August 5–6 I $129.95 weekend pass tickets I Amazing musical performances from a variety of eclectic talent including Tiesto, W&W, Infected Mushrooms, Lost Kings and many others. chasingsummerfestival.com

GLOBALFEST

Elliston Park I August 15–26, 6 pm–11:30 pm I $20 or $75 weekend passes I Amazing fireworks festival and musical performers. globalfest.ca 86 summercity.ca

South of Edmonton PRIDE CALGARY

Shaw Millennium Park and other venues I August 25–September 4 pridecalgary.ca/home

CAMROSE JAYWALKERS JAMBOREE

June 2–3 I Downtown sidewalk sales, midway and concessions. tourismcamrose.com

PRAIRIE WEST FIDDLE COMPETITION

Bailey Theatre, 5041-50 Street I June 9–10 I Free I Alberta’s newest fiddle contest welcomes players from across Western Canada and beyond to showcase their skills and compete for generous prizes. A premier event that you will not want to miss. tourismcamrose.com

PURPLE MARTIN FESTIVAL

Bailey Theatre, 5041-50 Street I June 17 I $10 adults, free (12yrs and under) I Learn about birding, particularly the Peregrine falcon. tourismcamrose.com

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAYS

4407-47 Avenue I June 21, 10 am–3 pm I Red Thunder: Next Generation Dance Group performing three times throughout the day, plus an art show and storytelling related to Aboriginal legends. Bannock and beverages available for purchase. tourismcamrose.com Ph 780 672 3099

CANADA DAY IN CAMROSE

July 1 I Parade, breakfast and fun. tourismcamrose.com

CAMROSE CRUISERS SHOW ’N SHINE

Downtown Camrose I July 1–2 I A cruise of classic cars and drive-in movies. camrosecruisers.com

BIG VALLEY JAMBOREE

Camrose Regional Exhibition Grounds I Aug 3–6 I $240 three-day general admission The country music festival upon which all others are judged. Amazing music and fun things to see and do including aerial acrobatics, freestyle motocross, Sunday gospel show and much more. Headliners are August 4, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Jess Moskaluke, Madeline Merlo; August 5, Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Tanya Tucker, and Sam Palladio; August 6, Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Gord Bamford and The Washboard Union. bigvalleyjamboree.com/bvj Ph 780 672 0224

COCHRANE

DOORS OPEN COCHRANE

June 9–10 I A behind-the-scenes look at town facilities and local businesses and organizations including Studio West Foundry & Gallery, Cochrane Humane Society Training Facility and more. doorsopencochrane.ca

CANADA DAY IN COCHRANE

July 1 I Mitford Park: interactive activities, live entertainment, roving performers, food trucks and more! Gates open at 3 pm and admission is free for the whole family. At the Royal Canadian Legion (114-5 Avenue W) there’ll be pancakes, raising of the flag, a live band, cake and more! cochrane-tourism.ca

CALGARY POLICE RODEO WITH BARN DANCE

Cochrane Lions Rodeo Grounds, 109-5 Avenue W I August 12, grounds open 8 am, rodeo at 1 pm I Tickets at the gate I There’s a free children’s carnival, and the rodeo will be followed by the ever-popular barn dance, which will also take place at the rodeo grounds at 8pm. calgarypolicerodeo.com

COCHRANE FAIR

Cochrane Ag Society Grounds, northwest corner of HWY 1A & HWY 22 I August 18–20 I It will feature the Excel Homes special events stage, children’s fun zone, equestrian events including Jackpot team roping, a midway by Wildrose Amusements, a great market place and tons of other activities. cochranefair.com

COCHRANE CLASSIC BULL-RIDING

Cochrane Ag Society Grounds as part of the Cochrane Fair I August 19, 7 pm I $30 adults, $15 students (5–17yrs), free kids (4yrs and under) I Join us Saturday night for an evening of thrilling professional bull-riding, followed by a beer garden and dance. Tickets available at the gate. cochraneclassicbullriding.com

ZOMBIE SURVIVOR

Cochrane Agricultural Society I August 26 I $80 for runners, $40 for zombies I Zombie Survivor is a 3 km or 5 km run through zombie-infested land. You’ll be given a belt containing your lives (a.k.a. flags), and some very hungry zombies on the course will be after them. It’s a timed run, but the ultimate goal is to still have a “life” at the end of the event. There’ll be 12 obstacles on the course that you’ll have to overcome if you are to make it through the hordes of zombies. zombiesurvivor.ca

COCHRANE LABOUR DAY PARADE

Starts on River Avenue to 1 Street W and throughout the downtown I Parade begins at 10:30am. cochraneparade.com

DRUMHELLER GRAN FONDO BADLANDS

June 24 I Ride the Badlands in this biking event. granfondobadlands.ca

CANADA DAY IN DRUMHELLER Various locations I July 1 I Celebrate our country’s birthday in the land of the dinosaurs. traveldrumheller.com/events/ canada-day-parade

CANADIAN BADLANDS PASSION PLAY

605-17 Street SW I Weekends from July 7–23, 4 pm or 6 pm (check website for details) $29–$64 I Witness the dramatic portrayal of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in a natural amphitheatre in Drumheller. canadianpassionplay.com Ph 403 823 2001

LOUD AS HELL MUSIC FESTIVAL Near Motocross Park on HWY 9 I August 4–6 I $100 advance weekend passes I Metal music festival with camping. All ages welcome. Artists include Battle Cross, Aggression, Bison, Black Wizard and many more. loudashell.com

INNISFAIL INNISFAIL PRO RODEO

Daines Ranch and Rodeo Grounds I June 16–18 I This three-day event will showcase the skills and talents of rodeo’s toughest competitors. Tons of fun and family activities. innisfailprorodeo.com Ph 403 227 3166

INNISFAIL ROTARY PARADE

Downtown I June 17, 10:30 am Enjoy the parade and the community of Innisfail. innisfail.ca

LACOMBE CANADA DAY IN LACOMBE

July 1, 8 am–10:30 pm I Enjoy a full day of fun starting with a pancake breakfast, events at the local legion, free tours of local museums, music and fireworks at Cranna Lake. lacombetourism.com

LACOMBE DAYS

Lacombe I July 27–30 I Enjoy the fun including fireworks, music festival, midway, slo-pitch

tournament, parade (July 29) and added for this year on July 30, at Locavore Lacombe you can enjoy food created and served by local chefs. Plus, slo-pitch tourney, July 28–30. lacombedays.ca Ph 403 357 8810

MARKERVILLE DOMINION DAY

Stephansson House, 7 km north on Township Road 371 and west of RR 22 I July 1, noon–5 pm I $5 adult, $2 youth (7–17yrs), free (6yrs and under)

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POETRY AT STEPHAN’S HOUSE Stephansson House, 7 km north on Township Road 371 and west of RR 22 I July 9, 1 pm–5 pm I $5 adult, $2 youth (7–17yrs), free (6yrs and under) I Join us for a celebration of poetry and the magic of words! There will be music, Icelandic baking, crafts and games. A number of poets will share poems inspired by home. Come feed your soul!

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HARVEST PENNY CARNIVAL

Stephansson House, 7 km north on Township Road 371 and west of RR 22 I August 20, noon–5 pm I $5 adult, $2 youth (7–17yrs), free (6yrs and under) I As summer ends, visit Stephansson House for an afternoon of fun and games for the whole family. Enjoy simple refreshments, musical entertainment and demonstrations while browsing the wares of local artisans, including a cornucopia of quilts! Kids of all ages are invited to bring their pennies (or get them from us) and participate in our old-fashioned carnival games and crafts. history.alberta.ca/stephansson/ summerevents/summerevents.aspx

OLDS SUMMER OLDSTICE

Downtown Olds I June 17, 10 am–4 pm I Artists, musicians, performers, bakers, growers, food-service vendors, handicrafts and more. Walk through Uptowne Olds and enjoy a relaxing day in the sun. Ph 403 556 3773

BEER FESTIVAL

Cow Palace, Olds Exhibition Grounds, 5116-54 Street I June 24 I The Kegs & Legs Beer Festival is exactly what happens when you bring some of Alberta’s best craft beer, food and fitness together! So put a little hops in your step and join us. It all starts


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with a Beer Run (Kegs & Legs 5 km Run) at Olds College. Then there’s the Brewmasters Seminar, Beer Pong Tourney, Sumo/ Reverse Bungee Olympics, great food and lots of entertainment! Participants must be 18yrs or older. Complimentary shuttle from the finish line to the after party at the Cow Palace. oldscollege.ca/staff/communications/events/beer-run/event-details Ph 403-556-3770

PONOKA PONOKA STAMPEDE

cake to feed the crowd. There’ll be cultural performances all day long, delicious ethnic food and a colourful fireworks finale. rdchs.com

CANADA’S GOSPEL MUSIC CELEBRATION

Westerner Park, 4847a–19 Street I July 13–15, 8 am–5 pm I $20 adult, free (18yrs and under) I Listen to stories of how the great church hymns were made into songs and will also be joined by guest artists performing a hymn of choice. gospelmusic.ca Ph 800 410 0188

Ponoka Stampede Grounds I June 27–July 3 I Full passes: $273 adults, $194 kids (12yrs and under) I Daily rodeo events, midway, chuckwagon races and live music featuring Diamond Rio on June 27 and Tim Hicks on June 29. ponokastampede.com

BARD ON THE BOWER

RED DEER

WESTERNER DAYS PARADE

5 K FOAM FEST

Heritage Ranch, 6300 Cronquist Drive I June 24, 8 am–5 pm I We make it a fun and exciting challenge for experienced and beginner runners alike. The 5K Foam Fest is not a hardcore run—it’s a FUNCORE run. Walk it, charge it, run it, fun it! A festival atmosphere offering activities for all ages. 5kfoamfest.ca Ph 888 817 6784

HIGHLAND GAMES

Westerner Park, 4847a–19 Street, Red Deer County I June 17, 9 am–5 pm I The Highland Games feature traditional Scottish games, pipes and dancing, sheepdog trials and a shortbread competition. reddeerhighlandgames.ca

CANADA DAY

Bower Ponds Great Chief Park, 4707 Fountain Drive I July 1, 10 am –11 pm I The Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society will throw an outstanding party at Bower Ponds with a giant red and white

Bower Ponds Great Chief Park, 4707 Fountain Drive I July 13–30 I Come down and enjoy Anthony & Cleopatra and Two Gentlemen of Verona performed live on the outdoor stage. primestocktheatre.com Downtown Red Deer I July 19, 9:30 am–11 am I Enjoy the decorated floats and vehicles, collector vehicles, local celebrities, marching bands and livestock entries. westernerdays.ca Ph 403 343 7800

WESTERNER DAYS

Westerner Park, 4847a-19 Street I July 19–23 I A summer celebration with five days of top quality, truly authentic, action-packed entertainment. This event has everything that people are looking for in summer festivities: live entertainment, midway rides, free entertainment, pony chuckwagon races, good food and great company. westernerdays.ca 403 343 7800

CENTREFEST

Downtown Red Deer I July 29–30 I Buskers, street performers, music, food carts and so much more. centrefest.ca Ph 403 340 8696

PIONEER DAYS

Sunnybrook Farm Museum I August 19–20 I $15 per family, food charges may apply I Come down to Sunnybrook Farm and experience a pioneer breakfast, tractor pulling, a tractor parade, threshing, beef-on-a-bun (Sat), homemade pies, silent auction, children’s activities, concession, face painting and so much more. sunnybrookfarmmuseum.ca Ph 403 340 3511

ROSEBUD THE SPITFIRE GRILL

Rosebud Theatre, Rosebud, 3.5 hours from Edmonton I June 16–September 2, Wed–Sun performances I $83.30 includes show and buffet I A feisty parolee starts over again in a small town and finds herself working at the Spitfire Grill. But news of her past makes her attempt at a “second chance” becomes more difficult than expected. An uplifting folk musical about unlikely friendships, redemption and a place to call home. rosebudtheatre.com Ph 800 267 7553

SPRUCE VIEW DANISH CANADIAN MUSEUM

Two hours south of Edmonton, west of HWY 2 near Dickson The events stated below are coming to the museum: Canada Day, July 1: Enjoy free cake and coffee as we celebrate Canada Day together; Danish Service & Old-Fashioned Picnic, July 2: A traditional church service in Danish with English translation, followed by an old-fashioned picnic on the museum grounds with lunch, a pie auction and many other activities. I Æbleskiver N’ Jam, July 9: “All-you-can-eat” æbleskiver, a traditional Danish dessert served with jam, plus demonstration on how to make it. I Viking Days, August 19–20: This is a familyoriented event with face painting, Viking costume dress-up and the telling of Hans Christian Andersen stories. Tour the Viking encamp-

ment, and see Viking warriors demonstrate the use of swords, shields, axes and archery. I Feast of the Vikings, August 20: An authentic Danish meal: roast pork with crackling, red cabbage, new potatoes fried in buttery sugar, roast potatoes and vegetables with brown sauce, as well as dessert and mead. Reservations required as it sells out early. thedanishcanadianmuseum. com/visit-us/current-and-upcoming-events Ph 403 728 0019

SYLVAN LAKE

CANADA DAY 2017

Alberta Central Railway Museum, RR 234 I July 1, 10 am–3 pm I Tea and pastries in the Cafe Car. abcentralrailway.com

CHILDREN’S DAY

1913 DAYS

June 9–11 I Venture over to Sylvan Lake for 1913 Days! Come and explore, as there’ll be lots of exciting things to enjoy like a parade, drive-in movie, a street festival and so much more. Parade on June 10, 1 pm. sylvanlake.ca Ph 403 887 2141

CANADA DAY 150

Throughout town I July 1 I Consider yourself invited to Canada’s 150th birthday celebration—Sylvan Lake style. While the town sponsors the nighttime fireworks show, many community organizations come together to offer other familyfriendly activities. Stay tuned as we finalize plans for this year’s biggest birthday party. sylvanlake.ca Ph 403 887 2141

JAZZ AT THE LAKE

Alliance Community Church I August 17–20, 8 pm I $25–$35 I Featuring Jen Faddis, Cheryl Fisher, Jack Semple and Johnny Summers. jazzatthelake.com

WETASKIWIN RAWHIDE RODEO

wild-cow-milking contest and beer gardens. Last year saw the miniature chuckwagon races, and the crowd was thrilled with the action as they cheered on their favourites throughout sunshine and rain. The children may dig for cash and there’s much, much more. wetaskiwinag.com/rodeo Ph 780 352 2780

Wetaskiwin Agricultural Grounds I June 9–11, Fri noon–9:30 pm, Sat 8 am–1 am, Sun 10 am–6 pm I $10 adult, free (6yrs and under) I Enjoy the vendors, concession, wild pony race,

Alberta Central Railway Museum, RR 234 I July 9 I Teddy Bear Picnic at 2 pm. abcentralrailway.com

ALBERTA HAS ENERGY 300, NASCAR 300 RACE

Edmonton Raceway, 4 km west of HWY 2A & HWY 13 Junction I July 28–29 I Mini-cup, NASCAR sanctioned race. edmontonraceway.com Ph 780 467 9276

ICE CREAM FESTIVAL

Alberta Central Railway Museum, RR 234 I July 30, 2 pm I Free homemade ice cream. abcentralrailway.com

LOONSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL Loons Golf & RV, 4502 HWY 13 E I August 19 I $79 general admission loonstock.com Ph 780 352 3300

ALBERTA CENTRAL RAILWAY DAY

Alberta Central Railway Museum, RR 234 I $8 all-inclusive (2yrs and over) I August 20, 10 am– 11:30 pm pancake breakfast served; 1 pm–2:30 pm beaver tails served. I Fri noon–9:30 pm, Sat 8 am–1 am, Sun 10 am–6 pm. I Model train exhibits and collectors’ show, exhibits and telegraph service, demonstrations, train rides, speeder rides, wagon rides and spike pounding demonstrations. abcentralrailway.com n

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Really South of Edmonton BANFF PERFORMANCE IN THE PARK

Cascade Garden at Parks Canada Administration Building I June 9–10 I $35 adults per show, $12.50 kids per show (2–12yrs) I Performers: June 9, Heldey and Ria May; June 10, Walk off the Earth and more. banffcentre.ca Ph 800 884 7574

CANADA DAY

Central Park and other locations I July 1 I $50 all day banff.ca/canadaday

BLUE RODEO

Shaw Amphitheatre I July 7, 6:30 pm I $55 banffcentre.ca Ph 800 884 7574

CORB LUND WITH SPECIAL GUEST LEEROY STAGGER

Shaw Amphitheatre I July 15, 6:30 pm I $50 banffcentre.ca Ph 800 884 7574

SARAH HARMER

Shaw Amphitheatre I July 23, 1 pm I $35 banffcentre.ca Ph 800 884 7574

A TRIBE CALLED RED

Shaw Amphitheatre I August 6, 6:30 pm I $30 banffcentre.ca Ph 800 884 7574

CANMORE CANADA DAY

Centennial Park and Downtown I July 1 I A parade plus a ton of

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CANMORE FOLK FESTIVAL CENTENNIAL PARK

August 5–7 I $130 adults, $85 young adults (17–25yrs), $45 kids (7–16yrs), free (6yrs and under) I Artists include Bruce Cockburn, Whitehorse, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Foy Vance and many more. canmorefolkfestival.com Ph 888 655 9090

CARDSTON CANADA DAY

Remington Carriage Museum, I 623 Main Street I July 1, 11 am–11 pm I $13 adults, $9 youth (7–17yrs) I Come celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with us as we unveil the McLaughlin Carriage display. Featuring carriages of McLaughlin and interactive |displays that tell the story of McLaughlin’s rise to be Canada’s preeminent carriage builder and automobile maker. history.alberta.ca/remington/ default.aspx

MINIATURE HORSE CHUCKWAGON CHAMPIONSHIPS Remington Carriage Museum, 623 Main Street I August 18 at 6pm, August 19 at 1 pm I $12 family I The 13th annual running of the Miniature Horse Chuckwagon races in Cardston will showcase the best wagon masters and their teams from across Western Canada. history.alberta.ca/remington/ default.aspx

FORT MACLEOD ANNIE, THE MUSICAL

Empress Theatre, 235-24 Street, Fort MacLeod I June 1–3 & 8–10 I $20 adult, $10 youth (7–17yrs) I Based on the popular comic strip, this is the extraordinary story of a little orphan who ends up in the lap of luxury with Depression-era billionaire Oliver Warbucks. www.macleodempress.com

GEO-CACHING BENEATH THE CLIFF

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, 3 km north of Fort MacLeod on HWY 2 then west 16 km on secondary HWY 785 I June 29, 10 am–3 pm I $15 adult, $10 youth (7–17yrs) I This event will be fun for all ages, and we will even give away a limited edition Head-Smashed-In trackable geo-coin. New to geocaching or just want to know more? We will host a one hour introduction to geocaching at 11am following the flash mob.

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

MacLeod on HWY 2 then west 16 km on secondary HWY 785 I June 3, July 1, August 2, Sept 2, 10 am–4pm I $15 adult, $10 youth (7–17yrs) I Hike to the ancient drive-lanes with our Blackfoot guides. Hear stories of how the Plains people hunted the mighty buffalo. Be prepared for an off-trail hike, and dress appropriately for inclement weather. Bring lunch and a water bottle. Register in advance as space is limited. This program is not recommended for small children. Regular admission plus $5 program fee per person. headsmashedin.org

LETHBRIDGE LETHBRIDGE BULLS

Spitz Stadium, 2425 Parkside Drive S I June–July I $11.70 reserved seats, $10 bleachers bullsbaseball.com

LETHBRIDGE JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 9–17 I Artists include Colin James, Anna McBryan, Rooster Davis Group and more. lethbridgejazz.com

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, 3 km north of Fort MacLeod on HWY 2 then west 16 km on secondary HWY 785 I June 21, 10 am–4pm I $15 adult, $10 youth (7–17yrs) I Experience the sound and spectacle of drumming and dancing. Interact with our performers. Listen to Blackfoot elders tell stories about the Plains buffalo culture. headsmashedin.org

LETHBRIDGE PRIDE FESTIVAL

HIKE TO THE DRIVE LANES

CANADA DAY

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, 3 km north of Fort

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THE MICHAEL JACKSON HISTORY SHOW

Enmax Centre I June 27 I $49 I Musical tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and only “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson. enmaxcentre.ca Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, 9 Avenue & Mayor Magrath Drive S

I July 1, 9 am–11 pm I Garden tours, cultural activities and fireworks. nikkayuko.com

WHOOP UP DAYS

Exhibition Park, 3401 Parkside Drive S I August 22–26 I A full rodeo filled with fun and activity, midway, rodeo, grand stands and much more. exhibitionpark.ca

SHINE ON SUMMER FESTIVAL: U OF L 50TH OUTDOOR CONCERT University of Lethbridge Community Stadium, 4415 University Drive W I September 2 I Dallas Smith, Corb Lund and The Washboard Union together for a full evening of musical entertainment. enmaxcentre.ca

MEDICINE HAT

MEDICINE HAT MAVERICKS BASEBALL

Athletic Park, 1 Birch Avenue SE I June–July I Reserved seating $12 adults, $10 students (13–17yrs), $5 (12yrs and under) themavericks.ca

HILLS ARE ALIVE MUSIC & DANCE FEST

Whispering Pines Camp, Cypress Hills Provincial Park I June 8–11 I Instruction in fiddle, piano, guitar, mandolin, bagpipes/chanters, as well as Métis jigging and square dancing. miywasin.ab.ca

CHUCKWAGON RACES

Medicine Hat Exhibition Grounds I June 15–18 I Chucks have a long, colourful history and heritage. One of the first western


heritage sports—the Half-Mile of Hell—features powerful equines and engaging races. It’s a show you won’t want to miss. www.mhstampede.com Ph 403 527 1234

MEDICINE HAT JAZZ FESTIVAL June 18–25 I $139 full festival pass, plus charges medicinehatjazzfest.com Ph403 529 4857

EXHIBITION & STAMPEDE

Medicine Hat Exhibition Grounds I July 26–29 I Rodeo, concerts, midway, horse show and so much more. mhstampede.com Ph 403 527 1234

BATTLE CREEK SHOWDOWN

Elkwater, Alberta I August 26, 10 am I Engage in an epic four-hourtime-limited format battle 4,500 ft above sea level in the lush, mixed forest of the Cypress Hills. 670collective.ca/battle-creekshowdown

OKOTOKS OKOTOKS DAWGS

Seaman Stadium, 256 Don Seaman Way I June–July I $15, free kids on berm seats (12yrs and under) dawgsbaseball.ca Ph 403 262 3294

OKOTOKS FILM FESTIVAL

Rotary Performing Arts Centre, 3 Elma Street E I June 2–4 I $50 festival pass I The Okotoks Film Festival is a three-day international film festival including screenings, galas and workshops. Film artists from around the world will be attending the festival and offering insight into their creative process. The festival will include quality short films, horror, experimental and children’s programming. We will also be hosting a 48-hour challenge where local film makers are challenged to create a film in two days. okotoksfilmfestival.ca

well as games and crafts for the kids. Enjoy free swimming activities at the recreation centre. okotoks.ca

TASTE OF OKOTOKS

Various locations I July 22, 10 am–3 pm I This pedestrianfriendly event boasts live music, great food from local restaurants, boutique shopping and a street market featuring a wide array of local artisan wares. okotoks.ca

CHILI FEST

Downtown Okotoks I August 26, 10 am–3 pm I $5 tasting tickets I Western-themed activities take over downtown Okotoks, including the central event of the chili cook-off. Come down to taste the chili creations. okotoks.ca

PINCHER CREEK, CROWSNEST PASS & AREA ANNIVERSARY OF THE HILLCREST MINE DISASTER

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, 1.5 km off HWY 3 in Municipality of Crowsnest Pass in southwest Alberta I June 18 I $13 adults, $9 youth (7–17yrs) I On June 19, 1914, 189 men were killed in what would become Canada’s Worst Underground Mine Disaster. The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre will offer special interpretive presentations, prop talks on underground mine lamps and audio-visual presentations all highlighting this tragic story. While at the Centre, explore this amazing story through our new interactive exhibit Voices of Disaster: The Hillcrest Experience. history.alberta.ca/frankslide

Ethel Tucker Park, 23 Riverside Drive W I June 17, noon–3 pm Free I The festival includes crafts, face painting, bouncy houses, food and live entertainment! This year, Juno award-winning entertainer Norman Foote will charm us with his music and comedy. Diana David will mesmerize you with her dance moves and stage presence. okotoks.ca

6TH ANNUAL BUSKERFEST

PINCHER CREEK PRO RODEO

Downtown I June 24, 10 am– 3 pm I Free I Local musicians and street performers gather throughout Downtown Okotoks for a fun day of entertainment. okotoks.ca

Pincher Creek Agricultural Grounds I August 17–20 I $15 adults, $5 juniors (6–14yrs) I Rodeo, pancake breakfast, entertainment and dinner. pinchercreekagsociety.com

CANADA DAY

WATERTON LAKES

Okotoks Recreation Centre I July 1, 11 am–3 pm I Free I Activities include cake-cutting, multi-cultural entertainment, as

CANADA DAY

Waterton Lakes I July 1 I Celebrate Canada’s birthday in Waterton. The national anthem, flag raising and, of course, cake to mark the occasion. pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/waterton/index.aspx

PARKS DAY

Waterton Lakes I July 15 I Explore the best of Waterton’s behind-the-scenes secrets like you’ve never seen before. pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/waterton/index.aspx

BLACKFOOT ARTS & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Waterton Lakes I August 21–22 I Participate in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal dancing, music, art and cuisine. pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/waterton/index.aspx

OTHERS VUL-COM

Cultural Recreation Centre, 5044 Avenue S, Vulcan I July 22–23

I $25 weekend pass I All things Star Trek including meet and greets. vulcantourism.com

DOORS OPEN & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Crowsnest Pass I August 3–7 I A full week of events including access to museums, markets, family activities and drive-in

movies. cnpheritagefest.ca

STRATHMORE STAMPEDE

Strathmore Rodeo Grounds August 4–7, 1 pm every day I $15–$30 I Experience the full joys and adventure of a community rodeo. Look for music, kids’ activities and so much more. strathmoreag.com n

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CROWSNEST PASS DOORS OPEN & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Crowsnest Pass, HWY 3 east of Pincher Creek in southwest Alberta I August 3–7 I Crowsnest Pass is excited to launch its 12th annual Doors Open & Heritage Festival weekend. Our theme will be Lawmen: Rum Running in Crowsnest Pass. Throughout the weekend, the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre and the community of Crowsnest Pass will be highlighting the story of the rum-runners. Enjoy guided hikes, presentations and events highlighting Crowsnest Pass and the amazing stories of Emilio Picarello, the Red and Black Routes and the Whiskey Six just to name a few. cnpheritagefest.ca

CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

you to step into a wildflower wonderland, a veritable bouquet of wildflowers in the wildflower capital of Canada. The spectacular setting of Waterton Lakes National Park is home to more than 1,000 vascular plant species including half of all wildflower species found in Alberta. watertonwildflowers.com

WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL

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Cold Lake Energy Centre, 782551 Street I July 14 I From his first No. 1 smash hit “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” to his new album 35 mph Town, Toby Keith has been one of the most consistent, self-directed hit-makers of his era. “Red Solo Cup” is one of the most remarkable and commercially successful country singles in recent memory, with a viral video with more than 30 million views, while having topped the top downloaded country songs charts. coldlake.com

ELK POINT BUSHCRAFT 1792

Fort George and Buckingham House 13 km southeast on HWY 646 I July 15–16, noon–5 pm I $5 adults, $2 youth (7–17yrs), free (6yrs and under) I Discover the thrill of learning to survive. All there was here in 1792 was wilderness. This wilderness was home to the Cree who lived in harmony with the environment and used their knowledge, skills and abundant natural resources to live. For the uninitiated and unskilled European traders, it could be a fearsome and deadly place. Join us for two days of demonstrations, activities and hands-on learning of skills that may just help you survive in the wilderness today. fortgeorgebuckinghamhouse.org

June 8 I Come meet the community and enjoy a free hot dog. Can’t get better than that. lamont.ca

COMMUNITY FAIR & PEROGY FESTIVAL

June 24 I Enjoy a parade, tractor pull, birdhouse building, duelling pianos, perogy supper and fireworks. lamont.ca

SUMMER SIZZLER RODEO

Conrad Schinkinger Memorial Grounds I July 21–23 I There won’t be a demolition derby this year, but there’ll still be the Combine Crunch, Bench Show and Saturday Rodeo performance by Lonesome Dove. lamontagsociety.ca

BABAS & BORSHCHIZ

Lamont Recreation Centre, 4844-49 Street I August 26–27 I Borshch cook-off, dancers, music, food, tours, kids’ activities and workshops. lamontcounty.ca

LLOYDMINSTER ARTS WITHOUT BORDERS

Various venues I June 18–24 I This festival enhances the cultural experience of Lloydminster. The festival features visual, performing and literary arts. artswithoutborders.ca Ph 780 808 3244

LLOYDMINSTER STREETFEST

Downtown Lloydminster I June 24, 10 am–5 pm I Great food, fun entertainment, main stage music, goods and services, and games. Following the StreetFest, head to 4901-50 Avenue for the Lloydminster Street Dance. streetscapes.ca Ph 780 875 2520

CANADA DAY CELEBRATION

Bud Miller All Seasons Park I July 1, 1 pm I Fun for the whole family with sports, music, painting and fireworks. lloydminster.ca/canadaday

COLONIAL DAYS EXHIBITION

Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds I July 12–15 I Concerts, midway, demolition derby, chuckwagon racing and more. lloydexh.com

SMOKY LAKE SMOKY LAKE STAMPEDE

VERMILION TASTE OF VERMILION

Provincial Park Soccer Fields I June 30, 5 pm–10 pm I Experience local talents in culinary arts. thegoodlifeinstitute.ca

VERMILION FAIR

Vermilion Fair Grounds I July 27–29 I Events include a parade, trade show, animal judging, pony chuckwagon and chariot races, entertainment and agricultural/ horticultural displays. vermilionag.ca

THE GREAT ALBERTA POTATO DERBY

June 24–25 I Enjoy a stampede and fireworks. Ph 780 336 2138

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Victoria Settlement 10 km south of Smoky Lake on secondary HWY 855 & 6 km east on the historic Victoria Trail I August 20, 11 am I $5 adults, $2 youth (7–17yrs), free (6yrs and under) I Wholesome, high-fibre family fun. Join us for a full afternoon of zany potato fun for all ages. This is a celebration of the potato’s key role in the survival of this community in its early days. Derby events start at 12:30 pm. Enjoy a free baked potato, win prizes and race your “spudcar” on Alberta’s first potato racing track. victoriasettlement.org

Vegreville Exhibition Ground, I 4737-45 Avenue I June 18 I $10 adult, $5 kids (5–15yrs), free (4yrs and under) when accompanied by adult I A show and shine with displays of model trains, snowmobiles, lawnmower races and a demolition derby. vegag.ca/page/fathers-day

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Smoky Lake Rodeo Grounds I Aug 5–6 I Food, fun, rodeo, midway and so much more.

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Vegreville Exhibition Grounds I July 7–9 I Free admission I Music, arts and crafts, cultural exhibitions and nightly dances. pysankafestival.com

VEGREVILLE COUNTY FAIR

August 10–12 I Parade, midway, chariot races, tractor pulls, music

CLOVERLODGE STAMPEDE (RODEO)

VIKINGS IN THE STREET

Downtown Viking I June 16–17 I Parade, bed races, chili cook-off, show and shine, roller derby and more. vikingsinthestreetsfestival.com

WAINWRIGHT 63RD ANNUAL WAINWRIGHT STAMPEDE

June 22–25 I Weekend passes available $150 (all rodeo and chuckwagon performances) I Enjoy chuckwagon races and a ton of rodeo events. wainwrightstampede.ca

TASTE OF WAINWRIGHT

July 20 I Taste local and ethnic foods prepared by local restaurants and citizens. www.tasteofwainwright.com

COME BY THE HILLS MUSIC FESTIVAL

Mistahiya Retreat Centre I August 18–19 I $70 weekend pass I A beautiful festival in a wonderful setting. Listen to eclectic music from the hill—a natural concert setting. comebythehills.ca

OTHER AREAS 4TH ANNUAL TASTE OF PROVOST

Crescent Point Place, Provost I June 8, 5 pm–7 pm I $1 per ticket I Come and taste some

of the fines foods offered in the town of Provost. provost.ca

CANADA DAY

Crescent Point Place, Provost I July 1, 11 am–11 pm I Enjoy the Farmers’ Market at the Agriplex, plus a new addition this year is the opportunity to dance to the “Dirt Rich Band” at Crescent Point Place. Don’t forget the fireworks at 11 pm. provost.ca

GRAND NORTH AMERICAN OLD TIME FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP Radway Agricultural Society 5108-51 Street, Radway I July 15–17 wildrosefiddlers.org/Contest/ index.html Ph 780 906 6862

HARDISTY 69TH RODEO

July 14–16 I The weekend features a pancake breakfast, parade, street fair, games, races, beer gardens and dancing that revolves around a two-day amateur rodeo, and pony chuckwagon and chariot races. hardisty.ca/Hardisty-Rodeo-Assoc

POLKA FEST & PIONEER DAYS 5108-51 Street, Radway I July 21–23 I A mix of a slo-pitch tournament, pancake breakfast, polka fest, steak supper and dancing. Ph 780 736 3766

RODEO & AGRICULTURAL SHOW

Geleta Park, Two Hills I August 12–13 I Featuring a horse show, parade and many other activities. twohillsagsociety.com

COUNTRY ROOTS TOUR

Flagstaff I August 11 I $50 before July 1, $60 after July 1, $30 supper only I Enjoy a full day exploring agricultural and historical sites, plus lunch, supper and evening entertainment. Bus transportation provided. flagstaff.ab.ca

4TH ANNUAL BABAS & BORSHCH UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL Andrew I August 26–27 I Sat 10 am–6 pm, Sun 11 am–5 pm I Free admission I Borshch cookoff, dancers, music, food, tours, kids’ activities and workshops. Also look out for Zabava on Aug 26, 6 pm; advance tickets are $50. Enjoy performances from amazing dance groups. babasandborshch.com 780 365 2434

VILNA BOOMTOWN DAYS

Vilna I August 18–20 I Come enjoy the parade, games, activities for all ages and a fireworks show. vilnaagsociety.com n


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EDSON CANADA DAY IN EDSON Centennial Park I July 1 townofedson.ca

KIN SLO-PITCH 2017

Vision Park I August 4–7 I Live music, camping, beer gardens, home-run derbies and a kids’ slo-pitch—all around, a majorly fun slo-pitch tournament. events.eventzilla.net/e/kin-slopitch-2017-2138891779

GRANDE CACHE CANADA DAY IN GRANDE CACHE

July 1 I Parade, food, games, family activities, music and more. grandecache.ca

CANADIAN DEATH RACE

August 5 I The 125 km course begins and ends on a 4,200 ft plateau, passes over 3 mountain summits and includes over 17,000 ft of elevation change. Oh, did we mention a major river crossing at the spectacular Hell’s Gate Canyon at the confluence of the Smoky and Sulphur rivers? Not for the faint of heart. Only for those committed to such a race. canadiandeathrace.com

GRANDE PRAIRIE 31TH ANNUAL GRANDE PRAIRIE HIGHLAND GAMES June 10, 9 am I $15 family I The best of the highlands, food, dancing, culture and much more. gphighlandgames.com

West of Edmonton THE ROYAL CANADIAN FAMILY CIRCUS SPECTAC!

bours, understand the cultures that make our community, increase a sense of community pride and showcase our rich diversity. fohnfest.com

CANADA DAY KICK-OFF

WILD MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL

Revolution Arena I June 21 (two shows), gates open 4 pm and 7 pm I $28.25 royalcanadiancircus.ca

Muskoseepi Park I June 30–July 1, 1 pm–6pm I A variety of entertainment and activities, fireworks (weather and wind permitting) at midnight over the reservoir and a parade in downtown Grande Prairie on July 1.

EAST COAST GARDEN PARTY

South Bear Creek Ball Diamonds I July 21–22, gates open Fri 5 pm, Sat 3 pm eastcoastgardenparty.com Ph 780 533 3360

STREET PERFORMERS FESTIVAL

Downtown, 100 Street & 100 Avenue I July 21–23 I A world of jugglers, acrobats, musicians, installation artists, face painters and many other entertainers from around the world. gpstreetfest.com Ph 780 538 1909

BEAR CREEK FOLK FESTIVAL

Muskoseepi Park I August 18–20 I $159 early bird weekend passes I Featuring Basia Bulat, Hawksley Workman, Rickey Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder and more. bearcreekfolkfest.org

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Green Square I June 30–July 1 I Celebrate the region’s historical significance, connect with neigh-

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JASPER GRAN FONDO

June 10 I Bike in the Rockies for charity. Challenge yourself on four levels of biking from difficult to really hard. With challenge comes satisfaction. granfondo-jasper.ca Ph 855 515 0693

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

Jasper Informational Centre Lawn I June 21, 11 am–4 pm Join in Jasper’s annual celebration of the rich culture and traditions of Aboriginal people. This year’s host is Simpcw First Nation People of the North Thompson River. They will energize the festival with a mini pow-wow event featuring dancers, singers, storytellers and other performers. pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/jasper/ activ/evenement-events.aspx

CANADA DAY IN JASPER

FOHN FESTIVAL

Sweet Alibi I Alysha Brilla I Pharis & Jason Romero

Entrance Ranch I July 15–17 I $175 weekend passes, $85 kids’ weekend passes I Performers include: Friday, 54-40 and David Wilcox, Saturday, Big Sugar. wildmtnmusic.ca Ph 780 865 7549

Downtown & Centennial Park I July 1 I From pancakes in the morning to fireworks at night, plus a parade and numerous activities in between, celebrate Canada Day in one of its great national parks. jaspercanadaday.com

PARKS DAY

Jasper Informational Centre Lawn I July 15, 10 am–4 pm I A full day of family fun including games, music and demonstrations. pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/jasper/ activ/evenement-events.aspx

JASPER HERITAGE RODEO

South of Jasper on Whistlers Road I August 16–19 I $25 adults, $11 youth (5–14yrs) I Seven professional events each night, such as bare-back, tie-down roping, team roping, ladies’ barrels, saddle bronco, steer wrestling and bull riding. Nightly performances start at 6 pm at Jasper Heritage Rodeo Grounds. jasperheritagerodeo.com

NORDEGG FLASHBACK DANCE WEEKEND

David Thompson Resort I June 16–18 I $75 per person I Get lost in time and dance all weekend. davidthompsonresort.com Ph 888 810 2103

EAST COAST KITCHEN PARTY

David Thompson Resort I August 18–20 I Live music and enjoy food throughout the weekend. Featuring Cod Gone Wild, Derina Harvey Band and many more. davidthompsonresort.com Ph 888 810 2103

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE BATTLE OF THE ROCKIES

August 17–20 I $18 adults, free (5yrs and under) I Countrystyle extreme entertainment at its best. This year features four days of non-stop, action entertainment and just plain ol’ fun as we also host the WPCA World Championship. battleoftherockies.org

ROCKY PRO RODEO

June 7–11 I Chuckwagon races, rodeo, midway and other family fun. rockyrodeo.com

OTHERS WILDWOOD BRONC BUSTIN

Wildwood I June 2–4 I Featuring saddle-back riders. 780-727-2674

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RANGETON FOLK FESTIVAL Rangeton Park I June 9–11 I Featuring multiple genres of music. 780 786 4824

CANADA DAY IN ENTWISTLE

July 1 I Friday night fireworks and a Saturday parade. partnersonthepembina.com

ENTWISTLE RODEO

Entwistle Rodeo Grounds I July 1–2 Ph 780 542 9070 facebook.com/Entwistle-Rodeo330124915730

PEMBINA RIVER NIGHTS

Rangeton Park I July 7–8 I $150 two-day passes, $75 daily gate admission asmallshieldmusic.ca

CHIP LAKE MUSIC FESTIVAL Wildwood I July 7–9 Ph 780 325 2119

SASQUATCH GATHERING FESTIVAL

Rangeton Park I July 28–30 I $100 weekend passes at the gate I Featuring music by Boogie Patrol, Jay Gilday, The Imaginarium and many more. sasquatchgathering.com

PEMBINA VALLEY DAZE

Village of Evansburg I August 11– 13 I On Friday, enjoy a car rally and barbeque. Saturday includes a pancake breakfast, kids’ zone, beer gardens and more. 780 727 3526

WILDWOOD AGRICULTURAL FAIR

Wildwood I August 18 I Enjoy the old-time atmosphere at the Wildwood Fair. The parade and fair run Friday. There’s something for everyone at one of the oldest fairs in Alberta. Ph 780 786 4649 n


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North of Edmonton ATHABASCA MAGNIFICENT RIVER RATS FESTIVAL

Athabasca River Front I June 30–July 1 I Fri, free for everyone; Sat, $25 adults, $15 students (12–17yrs), free with an adult (11yrs and under) I Fun for the whole family with a parade, food fair, market place and music. June 30, Sharon & Bram; July 1, Doug and the Slugs. riverratsfestival.com

DUNVEGAN CANADA DAY IN HISTORIC DUNVEGAN

HWY 2 south of Fairview I July 1, noon–4 pm I Celebrate a significant piece of Canada’s heritage by exploring Dunvegan’s fully restored historic buildings. Also play games, learn a craft, enjoy family entertainment and a piece of cake. history.alberta.ca/dunvegan Ph 780 835 7150

ANNUAL FRESH AIR MARKET

August 2, 11 am–5 pm I Experience the time-honoured tradition of trading and gathering at the historic Dunvegan’s Fresh Air Market. Get to know local artisans and the products they create. history.alberta.ca/dunvegan Ph 780 835 7150

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Shell Place Baseball Stadium June–July, multiple dates I $15 adults, $12 kids

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TOBY KEITH

Shell Place I July 13 I $79 I From his first No. 1 smash hit “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” to his new album 35 mph Town, Toby Keith has been one of the most consistent, self-directed hit-makers of his era. “Red Solo Cup” is one of the most remarkable and commercially successful country singles in

recent memory, with a viral video with more than 30 million views, while having topped the top downloaded country songs charts.

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SLAYER

Shell Place I August 15 I $99 I In the beginning, when there were no blueprints, no set paths, no boundaries or steps to follow, Slayer assaulted the world with its hybrid of metal and punk. Slayer is one of the supreme founding bands of thrash metal— still known as the “long reigning titans of thrash” more than three decades into their career. A five-time nominated, two-time Grammy Award winning band, Slayer’s place in music history is secure as one of The Big Four alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. macdonaldisland.ca/ event/2017/8/15/slayer

DARK SKY FESTIVAL

August 17–20 I Celebrate the return of the dark skies at the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve: Wood Buffalo National Park. Science and interactive activities for families and kids. tawbas.ca

EAST COAST GARDEN PARTY SNYE POINT PARK August 25–26, gates open Fri 5 pm, Sat 3 pm eastcoastgardenparty.com Ph 780 533 3360

LAC LA BICHE LAC LA BICHE 55TH ANNUAL POW-WOW DAYS

Lac La Biche Agricultural Society I Lac La Biche Agricom I August 3–7 I Rodeo, arts and crafts, petting zoo, children’s festival and music. laclabicheregion.com

LAKELAND COUNTRY FAIR

Lac La Biche Agricultural Society I Lac La Biche Agricom I August 4–5 I Rodeo, arts and crafts, petting zoo, children’s festival and music. laclabicheregion.com

PEACE RIVER PEACEFEST

Riverfront Park, Peace River I July 7–9 I $75 per night I Enjoy the festivities and the music as this festival returns from a hiatus. Artists include Friday, Aaron Pritchett, Jojo Mason, Dan Davidson and more; Saturday, Big Sugar, One Bad Son, C. Alice and more. peacefest.com Ph 780 849 5493

SLAVE LAKE RIVERBOAT DAZE

July 7–9 I Includes a parade, a midway, petting zoo, a duck derby, show and shine, fireworks and tons more fun with entertaining activities! Ph 780 849 5493

WESTLOCK WESTLOCK & DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL FAIR

Mountie Park & Agricultural Grounds, 9603-100 Street I August 18–20 I Barbeque, chariot races, demo derby, draft-horse pull, midway, psychic fair and so much more. westlockag.ca

OTHER ALBERTA EVENTS NORTH COUNTRY FAIR

Driftpile (Lesser Slave Lake) I June 23–25 I Weekend passes $180, free (12yrs and under)

I Over two dozen bands playing. Artists include Bill Bourne, Blackberry Wood, Birds of Chicago, The Pack A.D. and many more. lslncca.ca

ASTRAL HARVEST

Driftpile (Lesser Slave Lake) I July 14–17 I $269 gate passes (includes camping) I Music, art, hooping for kids, yoga and potluck for families. A full festival experience. Music from K+Lab, Longwalkshortdock, Rob Garza, Average Gypsy and many more. astralharvest.com

HAWG FLATTS ANNUAL RALLY Hawg Flatts I July 13–16 I $120 weekend passes hawgflatts.com

BOYLE RODEO

Boyle Ag Grounds I July 28–30 I Rodeo, community garage sale, beer gardens, children’s events and concerts. Saturday night features Julian Austin. boylecommunityevents.ca Ph 780 689 6568

FLATBUSH ROCKS

Community Complex I July 15, 7:30 pm doors open I $40 I Featuring Kory Wlos. facebook.com/flatbushrocks

DISCOVERY DAYS

Redwater I August 18–20 I Fun activities for the family at Redwater’s annual summer event. redwater.ca

PLAMONDON MUD BOG

Plamondon I June 23–25 I A children’s festival, mud bogs, beer tent, plus watch trucks, cars, motorbikes, people and so much more. What’s more fun than that? Ph 780 798 3478 n

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Dragon Boat Festival I Concord Pacific Place, Creekside Park and False Creek I June 23–25 I Visitors will enjoy amazing food, entertainment and dragon boat racing. dragonboatbc.ca

GIBSONS LANDING JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 16–18 I Enjoy concerts, dances, workshops and more. coastjazz.com

VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 23–July 2 I Headliners include Mavis Staples, Ziggy Marley, Myriad 3, Buster Williams and more. jazzvictoria.ca

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 22–July 2 I Featuring the music of Antibalas, Ziggy Marley, Jacob Collier, Thievery Corporation and more. coastaljazz.ca

SUN PEAKS RESORT

Kamloops I July 1 I 54-40 on Canada Day I August 11–13 I Sun Peaks presents the 8th annual Retro Concert Weekend featuring live tribute bands over three days. sunpeaksresort.com

Out of Province VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Jericho Beach Park I July 15–17 I This internationally renowned folk fest is a Canadian cultural institution. Headliners include Barenaked Ladies, Billy Bragg, Blind Pilot, The Belle Game and more. thefestival.bc.ca

MOTION NOTION MUSIC FESTIVAL

Beaverfoot Lodge and Festival Grounds I August 24–28 I Electronic music fills the mountains of Golden, BC. motionnotion.com

ARTSWELLS FESTIVAL OF ALL THINGS ARTS

Wells I August 4–7 I Enjoy this is a four-day outdoor and indoor event in the arts-and-culturerich town of Wells. Designed with community in mind, festival highlights include great artists, nature trails, historical sites, artisans and friendly folk! artswells.com

EDGE OF THE WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

Fall Fair Grounds in Naikoon Park, Haida Gwaii I August 5–7 I The Edge of the World Festival has been entertaining audiences off the rugged northern coast of BC since the 1970s. Headliners include the Zolas, David Buckingham, Dirty Rodeo and more. edgefestival.ca

BURNABY BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL

Deer Lake Park I August 12 I This year marks the festival’s 18th year. Headliners include Trombone Shorty, Matt Anderson, Sue Foley and more. burnabybluesfestival.com

ROBSON VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Robson Valley, Dunster I August 11–13 I Don’t miss out on this grassroots, multi-genre music festival in the beautiful Robson Valley. Headliners include Sweet Alibi, Alysha Brilla, Pharis and Jason Romero, Fin De Fiesta Flamenco and more. robsonvalleymusicfestivalbc.com

SASKATCHEWAN & MANITOBA SASKTEL SASKATCHEWAN JAZZ FESTIVAL

June 23–July 2 I For 10 days every summer, Saskatoon plays host to hundreds of world-class artists and over 85,000 music fans. Headliners include Amanda Marshall, Serena Ryder, Brent Kissel and many more. saskjazz.com

SASKPOWER WINDSCAPE KITE FESTIVAL

Marston Street & 11th Avenue, Swift Current I June 24–25 I The skies will once again be filled with a multitude of flying creations for the 13th annual SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival. Don’t

miss the impressive cast of celebrity kite flyers as they dance their kites against the beautiful Saskatchewan sky. windscapekitefestival.ca

10 days with indie theatre shows, food trucks, buskers, street vendors and more. 25thstreettheatre.org

LONG DAY’S NIGHT FESTIVAL

Victoria Park I August 10–13 I Don’t miss this immense celebration of music and community in southern Saskatchewan. Headliners include Buffy Sainte-Marie, Lights, Tegan and Sara, and many more. reginafolkfestival.com

Swift Current I June 22–25 I Celebrate four of the longest days of the year with great music in Swift Current. Headliners include Scenic Route to Alaska with Megan Nash and Bears in Hazenmore, June 22; Skavenjah with Andino Suns, June 23; Joel Plaskett Emergency with Bombargor June 24; Leeroy Stagger, June 25. longdaysnight.ca

CRAVEN COUNTRY JAMBOREE Qu’Appelle Valley I July 13–16 I This major country festival pops right out of the fields in Saskatchewan. This year’s jamboree features the talents of Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Keith Urban and more. countrythunder.com

NESS CREEK MUSIC FESTIVAL July 13–16 I Venture northeast into the woods of northern Saskatchewan for mind-blowing musical performances and sunrise jams around a campfire. Headliners include Alex Cuba, Royal Canoe, Coig and more. nesscreekmusicfestival.com

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SASKATOON FOLK FESTIVAL

August 17–19 I Dance, be entertained and tempt your taste buds at this year’s Saskatoon Folk Festival. Over 20 pavilions await you. saskatoonfolkfest.ca

ROCK THE RIVER FESTIVAL

August 18–20 I Rock and roll all night in Saskatoon. Performers include Randy Bachman, Tom Cochrane and Red Rider, Kenny Shields and Streetheart, Glass Tiger and Honeymoon Suite. rocktheriversaskatoon.ca

INTERSTELLAR RODEO

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Alberta History

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Barbecue Country

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Big Rig Vodka

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Bright Dental

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Camrose Resort Casino

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Chapman’s Ice Cream

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Citadel Theatre

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City of Edmonton

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Cobs Fresh Bread

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Cochrane Tourism

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Cold Lake Tourism

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Cora

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Darcy’s

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David Thompson Country 22 Delux

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Devonian Botanic Garden 67

MD of Bonnyville

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MDO

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Moxie’s

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Muttart Conservatory

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Opera Nuova

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Pine Hills Golf Club

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Ponoka Golf Club

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Red Bike

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Redtail Landing Golf Club 59 Remington Carriage Museum 7 Revolve Furnishings

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Reynolds Alberta Museum 7 River Valley Adventure

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Robson Valley Music Festival 94 Royal Tyrrell Museum

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Seven Music Fest

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Sheraton Cavalier Calgary 60 Sherbrooke Liquor

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Smuggler’s Inn

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SNA Rentals

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Snow Valley Aerial Park

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Discover E Camps

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District of Chetwynd

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Edmonton Blues Fest

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Edmonton Canoe

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Sobeys Liquor 11, 43, 77, 104

Edmonton Corn Maze

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Sofra

Edmonton Musical Theatre 23

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Edmonton Rock Fest

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Sorrentino’s Restaurant Group 33

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

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Sysco

Edmonton Valley Zoo

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The Cheesecake Café

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Eyeland Optometry

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Tourism Camrose

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Fatburger

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Tourism Northern Rockies 97

Fat Franks

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Town of Taber

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Feast on the Field

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Tri Region Tourism

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Fort Edmonton Park

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Ukrainian Village

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Global Fest

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Waterways Houseboats

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Greenland

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Welca

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Hardware Grill

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High Level Tourism

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Wild Mountain Music Festival 95

Innisfail Golf Club

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Innisfail Tourism

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Italian Centre

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Jasper Sky Tram

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Jewell Ranch

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Jubilations

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Yiannis Taverna

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Hello, Yellow!

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unshine and summer go hand in hand. So it’s no surprise that yellow is one of this year’s hottest colours. It’s showing up in lemon motifs on blouses and handbags and adding pops of sunshine to kitchenware and home furnishings—it’s even reinstated gold as the reigning colour in jewellery. Best of all—it just makes life brighter. Say hello to yellow!

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Arlington Designs Mug, from Home Sense, $5.99 Elasticized Peasant Blouse, from Forever 21, $24.90 Paper Napkins, from H&M, $3.99 (stack of 20) Decorative Floor Mat, from Simons, $39.95 Car Coasters, from Pier 1 Imports, $5.95, each Assorted Garden Pots, from Home Sense, $4.99 to $16.99, each Assorted Colanders, from Home Sense, $7.99 to $12.99, each Cross-body Purse, from Forever 21, $30.90 Long Chain Statement Necklace, from Dynamite, $19.95


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STYLE

Gold Button Metallic Mary Janes, from Tokota Shoes, $255

Embroidered Detail Ankle Boots, from Zara.com, $129

Embroidery is back and better than ever. From tiny embellishments to full-throttle fabulous, there’s a just-right moment for everyone. As for these statement boots, they go for it. So should you.

Don’t Mind If I Shoe!

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h, summer. How we wait for you and your effortless style. Your boho tops, your swingy skirts, your cut-off jeans. But bare shoulders and flowy silhouettes won’t be getting all the attention this year. They’ve got shoes to contend with! And thanks to this year’s epic selection, there’s a perfect style for everyone. From denim and embroidery to zippers and block heels, the shoe gods have left no trend unturned. The only minor hiccup? Getting them before they’re gone. Summer’s waiting. Walk tall.

Espadrilles are a summer staple that can sometimes feel cookie-cutter. Not these. The pop of floral adds a playful elegance that makes these comfy wedges the perfect option for dressing up or down.

K&M by Kate & Mel Boho Slide, from The Shoe Company, $44.99 LifeStride Listed Woven Espadrille Wedge, from Hudson’s Bay, $90


Block heels can go where no stiletto can—the lawn. If you’ve ever spent a summer wedding aerating the grass, you’ll know what we mean. These peep-toe beauties combine three trends in one—denim, block heels and graphic details.

K&M by Kate & Mel Denim Espadrille Wedge Sandal, from The Shoe Company, $64.99

What’s not to love about a zipper detail? Besides the comfort they allow when breaking them in, there’s the ease of taking them off, the seduction of zipping them up—and did we mention they’re cute?

Anne Klein Carena Open-Toe Dress Shoe, from Saks Off 5th, $69.99

Saks Fifth Avenue Kari Perforated Leather Flats, from Saks Off 5th, $79.99

Been wanting to try the white-shoe trend but are worried about the maintenance? Leather’s the answer. These mules are particularly low upkeep thanks to their wooden wedge heel that’s just high enough to keep grass stains at bay.

Donna Più Peep-Toe Heels, from Tokota Shoes, $235

E Collection Pink Espadrilles, from Hudson’s Bay, $110

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Summer in the City 2017  

Your Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun