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AVENUE THEATRE Doug Stanhope • Aug 28, 7pm • $30 (adv) at Blackbyrd

THE BEAR’S DEN/CONNIE'S COMEDY Fort Saskatchewan • Mike Harrison, Bill Gee, and Alex

Shirjang • Sun, Aug 18, 7pm • no cover BRIXX Comedy and Music once a month as a part of Ruby Tuesdays CENTURY CASINO • 13103 Fort Rd • 780.481.9857 • Open Mic Night: Every Thu; 7:30-9pm COMEDY FACTORY • Gateway Entertainment Centre, 34 Ave, Calgary Tr • Paul Sveen; Aug 16-17 • Ken Valgardson; Aug 23-24 COMIC STRIP • Bourbon St, WEM • 780.483.5999 • Wed-Fri, Sun 8pm; Fri-Sat 10:30pm • Hit or Miss Mondays: Amateurs and Professionals every Mon, 7:30pm • Battle to the Funny Bone; last Tue each month, 7:30pm • Brian Scolaro; until Aug 18 • Simon King; Aug 21-25 DRUID • 11606 Jasper Ave • 780.710.2119 • Comedy night open stage hosted by Lars Callieou • Every Sun, 9pm FILTHY MCNASTY'S • 10511-82 Ave • 780.996.1778 • Stand Up Sundays: Stand-up comedy night every Sun with a different headliner every week; 9-11pm; no cover KRUSH ULTRALOUNGE/CONNIE'S COMEDY • 16648-109 Ave • Open Mic following Singles Mixer starting at 9:15pm • Aug 15 • Call 780.914.8966 to get on roster OVERTIME PUB • 4211-106 St • Open mic comedy anchored by a professional MC, new headliner each week • Every Tue • Free RIVER CREE–the Venue • Rob Schneider • Aug 24, 6pm (door), 8pm (show) • $29.50 ROUGE LOUNGE • 10111-117 St • Sterling Scott every Wed, 9pm RUMORS ULTRA LOUNGE • 8230 Gateway Blvd • Every Thu Neon Lights and Laughter with host Sterling Scott and five comedians and live DJ TNT; 8:30pm VAULT PUB • 8214-175 St • Comedy with Liam Creswick and Steve Schulte • Every Thu, at 9:30pm X-WRECKS LOUNGE/CONNIE’S COMEDY • 9303-50 St • Travelling open mic • Aug 23, 7pm • T: 780.914.8966 to get on roster ZEN LOUNGE • 12923-97 St • The Ca$h Prize comedy contest hosted by Matt Alaeddine and Andrew Iwanyk • Every Tue, 8pm • No cover


AIKIKAI AIKIDO CLUB • 10139-87 Ave, Old

Strathcona Community League • Japanese Martial Art of Aikido • Every Tue 7:30-9:30pm; Thu 6-8pm


STUDIO • Foot Notes Dance Studio (South side), 9708-45 Ave • 780.438.3207 • • Join Vincenzo and Ida Renzi every Friday at Foot Notes Dance Studio for an evening of authentic Argentine tango • Every Fri, 8pm-midnight • $15 (per person) BERG LAKE •; click on adventure • Depart from studio 301,10534-124 St • 780.990.6247 • Back Country Tent and Hike • Aug 30-Sep 2 • $199 +GST BRAIN TUMOUR PEER SUPPORT GROUP • Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 11533-135 St NW • • 1.800.265.5106 ext 234 • Support group for brain tumour survivors and their families and caregivers. Must be 18 or over • 3rd Mon every month; 7-8:45pm • Free


Church, 107 St, 99 Ave • canadianinjuredworkers. com • Meeting every 3rd Sat, 1-4pm • Injured Workers in Pursuit of Justice denied by WCB DISCOVER DOWNTOWN • edmontondowntown. com • Tours start at the park next to Evoolution, 104 St, 101 Ave • Discover Downtown's history, architecture and public art: 90 min guided walk • Mon-Wed, Fri at 1pm; Thu, 2:30pm (arrive 10 mins early) • Until Aug 23 EDMONTON GHOST TOURS • Meet infront of the Rescuer statue next to the Walterdale Playhouse, 10322-83 Ave • A Ghostly Walk Through Old Strathcona. Tours are outside and walking;

dress for the weather and wear walking shoes • Summer: Wed-Thu, 9pm; meet (15 mins early) until Sep 12 • $10/$30 (2 adults and 2 kids) EDMONTON NEEDLECRAFT GUILD • Avonmore United Church Basement, 82 Ave, 79 St • • Classes/workshops, exhibitions, guest speakers, stitching groups for those interested in textile arts • Meet the 2nd Tue each month, 7:30pm EDMONTON UKULELE CIRCLE • Bogani Café, 2023-111 St • 780.440.3528 • 3rd Sun each month; 2:30-4pm • $5


780.467.6013, • • Can you think of a career that does not require communication • Every Tue, 12:05-1pm FOOD ADDICTS • St Luke's Anglican Church, 8424-95 Ave • 780.465.2019, 780.634.5526 • Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA), free 12-Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating, and bulimia • Meetings every Thu, 7pm HISTORIC WALKING TOURS–St Albert • Little White School, 2 Madonna Dr • A walking tour of St Albert’s past • Aug 15, 6:30pm • Info: Roy Toomey at 780.459.4404 or

HOME–Energizing Spiritual Community for Passionate Living • Garneau/Ashbourne

Assisted Living Place, 11148-84 Ave • Home: Blends music, drama, creativity and reflection on sacred texts to energize you for passionate living • Every Sun, 3-5pm


Society Centre, 10502-70 Ave • Calm Abiding and Insight: Meditation background helpful. Contact Andrew for info/registration at amgmitch@gmail. com; T: 780.437.3688 • Thu 7-8:15pm; Sep 5-Oct 24 • $40 (suggested donation) LOTUS QIGONG • 780.477.0683 • Downtown • Practice group meets every Thu MADELEINE SANAM FOUNDATION • Faculté St Jean, Rm 3-18 • 780.490.7332 • • Program for HIV-AID’S prevention, treatment and harm reduction in French, English and other African languages • 3rd and 4th Sat, 9am-5pm each month • Free (member)/$10 (membership); pre-register NSAI SONGWRITERS GROUP • The Carrot, 9351-118 Ave • 780.973.5311 • • NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) meet the 2nd Mon each month, 7-9pm


St • 780.435.0845 • • Meet every Wed, 6:30pm


0651, 780.451.1755; Group meets every Thu, 7-9pm • Free RIVER VALLEY VIXEN BOOT CAMP • Summer long drop-in, all girls boot camp • Various days and times throughout the week; info E: • $20 •!/ rvvbootcamp SAWA 12-STEP SUPPORT GROUP • Braeside Presbyterian Church bsmt, N. door, 6 Bernard Dr, St Albert • For adult children of alcoholic and dysfunctional families • Every Mon, 7:30pm SEVENTIES FOREVER CLUB • Call 587.520.3833 for location • • Combining music, garage sales, nature, common sense, and kindred karma to revitalize the inward persona • Every Wed, 7-8:30pm SHERWOOD PARK WALKING GROUP + 50 • Meet inside Millennium Place, Sherwood Place • Weekly outdoor walking group; starts with a 10min discussion, followed by a 30 to 40-min walk through Centennial Park, a cool down and stretch • Every Tue, 8:30am • $2/session (goes to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta) SOCIETY OF EDMONTON ATHEISTS • Stanley A. Milner Library, Centennial Rm (bsmt);; E:; Monthly roundtable 1st Tue each month SUGAR FOOT BALLROOM • 10545-81 Ave • 780.604.7572 • Swing Dance at Sugar Foot Stomp: beginner lesson followed by dance every Sat, 8pm (door) VALLEY OF THE 5 LAKES •; click on adventure • Depart from studio 301, 10534124 St • 780.990.6247 • Jasper Bike Adventure • Aug 23-25 • $199 +GST WASKAHEGAN TRAIL HIKE • waskahegantrail. ca • Meet: NW corner Superstore parking lot, 51 St, Calgary Tr (carpool to trail) • waskahegantrail. ca • Travel south of the city to hike the Chickadee Trail with hike leader Oscar 780.435.1197; Aug 18, 8:45am-3pm • Enjoy the views in the Coal Lake part of our trail with hike leader Bev, 780.469.7948 • Aug 25, 8:45am-3pm • $5 (carpool); $20 (annual


WOMEN IN BLACK • In Front of the Old Strathcona

Farmers' Market • Silent vigil the 1st and 3rd Sat, 10-11am, each month, stand in silence for a world without violence Y TOASTMASTERS CLUB • Queen Alexandra Community League, 10425 University Ave (north door, stairs to the left) • Meet every Tue, 7-9pm except last Tue each month. Help develop confidence in public speaking and leadership • Contact: Antonio Balce, 780.463.5331


GREAT EXPEDITIONS • St Luke’s AnglicanChurch, 8424-95 Ave • 780.469.3270 • 1st Mon every month, 7:30pm • Suggested donation of $3


AFFIRM SUNNYBROOK–Red Deer • Sunnybrook

United Church, Red Deer • 403.347.6073 • Affirm welcome LGBTQ people and their friends, family, and allies meet the 2nd Tue, 7pm, each month BEERS FOR QUEERS • Empress Ale House, 9912 Whyte Ave • Meet the last Thu each month BISEXUAL WOMEN'S COFFEE GROUP • A social group for bi-curious and bisexual women every 2nd Tue each month, 8pm • bwedmonton BUDDYS NITE CLUB • 11725B Jasper Ave • 780.488.6636 • Tue with DJ Arrow Chaser, free pool all night; 9pm (door); no cover • Wed with DJ Dust’n Time; 9pm (door); no cover • Thu: Men’s Wet Underwear Contest, win prizes, hosted by Drag Queen DJ Phon3 Hom3; 9pm (door); no cover before 10pm • Fri Dance Party with DJ Arrow Chaser; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm • Sat: Feel the rhythm with DJ Phon3 Hom3; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm


• Pride Centre of Edmonton, 10608-105 Ave • 780.488.3234 • • Free year long course; Family circle 3rd Sat each month • Everyone welcome FLASH NIGHT CLUB • 10018-105 St • 780.969.9965 • Thu Goth + Industrial Night: Indust:real Assembly with DJ Nanuck; 10pm (door); no cover • Triple Threat Fridays: DJ Thunder, Femcee DJ Eden Lixx • DJ Suco beats every Sat • E: G.L.B.T. SPORTS AND RECREATION • • Day Hike–Jasper: Sat, Aug 24; Meeting at Beer Revolution in Oliver Sq, 11736-104 Ave; 7am departure; info/sign-up: E: • Cycling: Louise McKinney Park, terrace above River Valley Adventure Co; Thu, 6:30-8pm; For more info: • Dragon Boat–Flaming Dragons: Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival at Louise McKinney Park; Aug 16-18 • Summer Volleyball: Kinsmen Park; Every Sun to end of Aug, 3-5pm • Blazin' Bootcamp: Every Mon and Thu, 7pm; $30/$15 (low income/student); E: bootcamp@ • Running: Every Sun, 10am, at Kinsmen • Yoga: Gay/Lesbian yoga every Wed, 7:30-9pm, at Lion's Breath Yoga, 206, 10350-124 St; Instructor: Jason Morris; $10 (drop-in) • Indoor Cycling: Terwillegar Recreation Centre; drop-in; E: • Swimming–Making Waves: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) pool, 11762-106 St; E: swimming@teamedmonton.c; • Martial Arts–Kung Fu and Kick Boxing: Every Tue and Thu, 6-7pm; GLBTQ inclusive adult classes at Sil-Lum Kung Fu; kungfu@, kickboxing@teamedmonton. ca, G.L.B.T.Q SENIORS GROUP • S.A.G.E Bldg, Craftroom, 15 Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.474.8240 • Meeting for gay seniors, and for any seniors who have gay family members and would like some guidance • Every Thu, 1-4pm • Info: E: tuff @ ILLUSIONS SOCIAL CLUB • Pride Centre, 10608105 Ave • 780.387.3343 • • Crossdressers meet 2nd Fri each month, 7:30-9pm INSIDE/OUT • U of A Campus • Campus-based organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transidentified and queer (LGBTQ) faculty, graduate student, academic, straight allies and support staff • 3rd Thu each month (fall/winter terms): Speakers Series. E: LIVING POSITIVE • 404, 10408-124 St • • 1.877.975.9448/780.488.5768 • Confidential peer support to people living with HIV • Tue, 7-9pm: Support group • Daily drop-in, peer counselling MAKING WAVES SWIMMING CLUB • geocities. com/makingwaves_edm • Recreational/competitive swimming. Socializing after practices • Every Tue/Thu PRIDE CENTRE OF EDMONTON • Pride Centre of Edmonton, 10608-105 Ave • 780.488.3234 • A safe, welcoming, and non-judgemental drop-in space, support programs and resources offered for members of the GLBTQ community, their families and friends • Daily: Community drop-in; support and resources. Queer library: borrowing privileges: Tue-Fri 12-9pm, Sat 2-6:30pm, closed Sun-Mon;

Queer HangOUT (a.k.a. QH) youth drop-in: Tue-Fri 3-8pm, Sat 2-6:30pm, • Counselling: Free, short-term by registered counsellors every Wed, 5:30-8:30pm, info/bookings: 780.488.3234 • Knotty Knitters: Knit and socialize in safe, accepting environment, all skill levels welcome; every Wed 6-8pm • QH Game Night: Meet people through board game fun; every Thu 6-8pm • QH Craft Night: every Wed, 6-8pm • QH Anime Night: Watch anime; every Fri, 6-8pm • Movie Night: Open to everyone; 2nd and 4th Fri each month, 6-9pm • Women’s Social Circle: Social support group for female-identified persons +18 years in the GLBT community; new members welcome; 2nd and 4th Thu, 7-9pm each month; • Men Talking with Pride: Support and social group for gay and bisexual men to discuss current issues; every Sun 7-9pm; • TTIQ: a support and information group for all those who fall under the transgender umbrella and their family/supporters; 3rd Mon, 7-9pm, each month • HIV Support Group: Support and discussion group for gay men; 2nd Mon, 7-9pm, each month; PRIMETIMERS/SAGE GAMES • Unitarian Church, 10804-119 St • 780.474.8240 • Every 2nd and last Fri each Month, 7-10:30pm ST PAUL'S UNITED CHURCH • 11526-76 Ave • 780.436.1555 • People of all sexual orientations are welcome • Every Sun (10am worship) WOMONSPACE • 780.482.1794 • womonspace. ca, • A Non-profit lesbian social organization for Edmonton and surrounding area. Monthly activities, newsletter, reduced rates included with membership. Confidentiality assured WOODYS VIDEO BAR • 11723 Jasper Ave • 780.488.6557 • Mon: Amateur Strip Contest; prizes with Shawana • Tue: Kitchen 3-11pm • Wed: Karaoke with Tizzy 7pm-1am; Kitchen 3-11pm • Thu: Free pool all night; kitchen 3-11pm • Fri: Mocho Nacho Fri: 3pm (door), kitchen open 3-11pm


97TH STREET NIGHT MARKET • 105 Ave, 97 St (parking lot at South end of Pacific Rim Mall) • (Re) discover Chinatown! Featuring food trucks, vendors, Chinatown tours, art, and music • Aug 17, 6-10pm CANADIAN NATIONAL RETURN TOP CHAMPIONSHIP • WEM, HMV Stage • Family-friendly

event featuring yo-yoers from all over Canada to compete • Aug 17, 10am-5pm • Free CORN SALE–HOPE MISSION • Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Rd • Aug 17, 24, 31, 10am-4pm • Proceeds from sale go to Hope Mission Youth Shelter and Edmt and Area Land Trust DATE NIGHT • Devonian Botanic Garden • Stroll the Garden till dusk, enjoy a dinner special at the Birch Patio, and take in a different amusement every week • Every Thu Night • Jun-Aug • Alt Country Night: A two-step/line dance night at the Wedding Patio/Pine Pavilion with a steak dinner special; dinner special menu $25; Aug 15 • Instruction from the U of A Dance Club; 7:30pm; start with dinner at the Birch Patio, call to reserve dinner at 780.987.3054 ext 2243; Aug 22 • $11 (adult)/$6 (student)/$8 (senior)/$8 (friends of the Garden)/$8 (Garden season pass holder); incl admission to the Garden and entertainment; reserve dinner at 780.987.3054, ext 2243 DAUGHTERS DAY CELEBRATION • City Hall • Celebration of the importance of daughters in all our lives program, info fair, commitment walk • Aug 24, 1-3pm DEEPSOUL.CA • 587.520.3833; text to: 780.530.1283 for location • Classic Covers Shindig Fundraiser • Every Sun: Sunday Jams with no Stan (CCR to Metallica), GarageGigs Tour; all ages • Fundraising for local Canadian Disaster Relief, the hungry (world-wide through the Canadian Food Grains Bank) DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL• • Aug 16-18 • Fri: showcase the cultural opening ceremonies with the Taiko Drums, the Chinese Lion Dance, National Anthem sung by Gateway Chorus Sweet Adelines; Fri, Aug 16, evening, followed by competitive challenge races, Get the dragon spirit fired up, and the final races through to Sunday EDMONTON LATIN FESTIVAL • Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.993.9799 • • Edmonton Hispanic Cultural Society present live Latin orchestras, international Latin singers and dancers. Brazilian Sambistas (fr Rio de Janiero), beer gardens, authentic Latin food pavilions, arts and crafts and kids corner • Aug 17-18 • Free family event • Opening ceremony: Shake it for the Cure: Zumbathon for Alberta Cancer foundation Breast Cancer–shake your Bon Bon for a great cause; Sat, 10:30am • Sunday opening ceremony: Piñata smashing FALL OUTDOOR DAYS • Cabela's, 6150 Currents Dr • • Cabela's Free Family Events: Aug 15-25 • Aug 17-18: SuperSplash 2013: Canine Dock Diving Competition; Family Virtual Fishing Experience;

VUEWEEKLY AUG 15 – AUG 21, 2013

Meet Your Conservation Leaders; Ultimate Outfitter Camp with Maximus Outdoor TV Hosts Kris and Lana Cheater; Alberta Wildlife Carving Association; Interactive Fly-Tying Station for Little Fingers with Superfly Pro Team; Animal Identification for Kids; Alberta Conservation Association: Report a Poacher Program • Free Seminars: Sat: Live and Artificial Bait Techniques for Fall Fishing with Mel Barr, Cabela’s Pro Staff, 10am; Candid Capture: Tips & Tricks for Outdoor Videography with Maximus Outdoor TV Hosts Kris and Lana Cheater, 11am; Tracking that Trophy: Big Horn Sheep Basics with Savanna Koebisch, Cabela's Pro Staff, 1pm; White-tailed Deer Research and Big Game Management in Alberta with Wildlife Ecologist Larry Roy and ESRD Biologist Grant Chapman, 2pm; Hit Your Mark: Cutting-Edge Archery Strategies for Whitetails with Gord Nuttall, Cabela's Pro Staff, 3pm; Targeting Trophy Lake Trout with Shimano Field Staff and Pro Tournament Angler, Corey Nault, 4pm • Free Seminars: Sun: Calls of the Wild: Big-Game Calling Tactics and Strategies with Maximus Outdoor TV Hosts, Kris and Lana Cheater, 11pm; Waterfowl University: Pro Tips for Improving Your Waterfowl Hunt with Claudio Ongaro, Cabela’s Pro Staff, 1pm; After the Shot: Field to Freezer Game Care with Gord Nuttall, Cabela's Pro Staff, 2pm; Blinds of all Kinds: Be Invisible with Savanna Koebisch, Cabela's Pro Staff, 3pm; Targeting Big Pike with Jason Henderson, Rapala Pro Staff, 4pm

FIELD TO TABLE: A HORTICULTURAL EXTRAVAGANZA • Fort Edmonton • Come get your hands dirty and celebrate this horticultural extravaganza. Formerly known as the Harvest Festival • Aug 25


Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, 8820-112 St • 780.662.3640 • • Concert, hosted by Steven Chwok (CFCW’s Zabava Program) • Sun, Aug 25 • Ticket: admission on gate HAIR CUT-A-THON • Cloverdale Community Hall, Gallagher Park, 9411-97 Ave • Fundraiser, in support of trade skill and business education for women in Tanzania; sponsored by Nafasi Opportunity Society. Get your hair washed, cut and styled by some of Edmonton's top hair stylists. Entertainment, food, and silent auction • Aug 25, 10am-4pm

HARVEST OF THE PAST & HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL • Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village,

8820-112 St • 780.662.3640 • ukrainianvillage. ca • Begins with a pancake breakfast; historical activities include flower and herb drying, feather stripping, making kapusta (sour cabbage), grinding wheat, quilting, and canning of produce from the museum’s heritage gardens • Sun, Sep 8 • Ticket: admission on gate


House, Under the Highlevel Bridge • Edmonton’s River Valley will be taken over by longboarders on the weekend of Aug 17-18 • Sat, Aug 17 (registration 9am, Main Race 12pm-4pm) • Sun, Aug 18: Start at Hermitage Park; Finish at Government House Park; Registration ends at 9am, Race starts at 10am • Registration for both events/info at JLS NIGHT MARKET • 102 Ave, 106 St • • 780.901.8480 • Every Sat, 7-11pm; until Sep 28 • •!/events/398830093565798/?co ntext=create MIN BID–SILENT/LIVE ART AUCTION • Vacancy Hall, 10359-104 St • Social Experiment WORK: An electric night of art, design, and music • Aug 16, 8-11pm (auction), 8pm-2am POP UP ARTISAN MARKET • Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse, 9351-118 Ave • Aug 17, 10am-4pm SHAKE IT FOR THE CURE! • Churchill Square • Zumba charity event in support of the Alberta Cancer foundation Breast Cancer initiatives. Zumba enthusiasts will be wiggling their hips for this cause. Pledge forms info at W: shakeitforthecure. com; T: 780.993.9799 • Aug 17, 10:30am • $10 in pledges required to participate; free for kids under 14


• Agora, Strathcona County Community Centre • Annual book, DVD and CD sale • Proceeds to support the purchase of new materials for the library; T: 780.410.8601, E: for info • Fri, Aug 16, 9:30am-8:30pm; Sat, Aug 17, 9:30am4:30pm; Sun, Aug 18, 1-4:30pm


• Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse, 9351-118 Ave • Buy a canvas and paint with encouragement from the 118 Ave artists • Fundraiser for the Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse • Aug 23, 7-10pm • $118 at the Carrot, info: YEG FASHION SHOW • Stanley Milner Library Edmonton Rm (lower level), 7 Sir Winston Churchill Sq • Social awareness fundraiser in support of ALS. Featuring on-site makeovers, mini photo shoots, silent auction, accessory workshop, fashion show • Aug 18, 1:30-4:30pm • $15


930: Fringe to Fringe  

Touring festival artists find camaraderie on the road

930: Fringe to Fringe  

Touring festival artists find camaraderie on the road