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Calling All Gardeners – Compost Sale: Pre-order today!

The Morinville Centennial Community Gardens Society is excited to shovel Grade “A” environmentally friendly compost and is asking their family and friends to give them a GREEN hand, by picking up a few bags of nutrient-rich compost – excellent for gardens and lawns. Each 40 lb. bag of compost is $10; 3 bags for $25 or 5 bags for $40. Contact us at to pre-order your compost, which will be available for pickup on May 11. All funds raised will help the non-profit society purchase new equipment and supplies for the public garden areas at Champlain. Funds will also help the society expand our edible perennial beds for everyone to enjoy as well as help run public programs throughout the season for the community. Morinville Centennial Community Gardens Society is a volunteer-run group that provides organic gardening opportunities in Morinville, and promotes organic gardening to the general public. Our mission is to promote urban and organic food production and community building in Morinville. We provide a place to connect with neighbours and share our cumulative knowledge of plants and food.

Gate Ave. Neighourhood Garden

Interested in gardening but have no space at home? Want to grow your own fresh veggies? Gate Avenue Neighbourhood Garden has 24 4x4 square-foot plots available, located at 12 Gate Ave., on the Christian Reformed Church property. If you would like a plot of your own this summer, call Lota at 780-458-7568 or email Come out and meet other gardeners! Share seeds and gardening tips and stories. Planting night: Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m. (weather permitting).

Shakespeare’s Beerthday Party and Fundraiser

Let's raise a glass in honour of the Bard's birthday!An informative guided tasting of freshly brewed craft beer by Blind Enthusiasm with delicious locally sourced food from Biera and yes, there will be cake. The evening will include four tasting beers and appetizers, a silent auction of unique Festival items, as well guests will have the opportunity to purchase advance tickets to our Festival Special Events. Thursday, April 25 – doors open at 6:30, tasting begins at 7 p.m. at Ritchie Market Event Space, Second Level – 9570 76 Ave., Edmonton. Tickets are $55 including service fee. 18+ event. A tax receipt of $25 will be issued with each ticket. Purchase at:

Scrabble, Cribbage and More

Drop-in, socialize and challenge your mind playing Scrabble or Cribbage. Are there other games you are interested in playing? Bring a game, bring a friend and invite others to play. Friday, April 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

Alive! St. Albert Painters’ Guild Spring Show and Sale

Alive! Art will come Alive during the St. Albert Painters’ Guild 2019 Spring Show & Sale! Artists from our Guild have collaborated to create a painting which will be unveiled at our show. Our collaborative painting will for sale at our event with 100% of the proceeds going to our Guild! Colouring pages created by artists from our Guild will be available at our Greeters table at our show for the public to take home and colour as our thank you to everyone who has supported us and attends to our shows. Our popular People’s Choice Awards has been updated to include three choices on our ballot, first, second and third, honourable mention will be counted as usual, the artist who received the fourth most votes. We have 47 amazing artists participating in our 2019 Spring Show Alive! Alan Anderson, Victoria Armstrong, Madeleine Arnett, Marina Bazos, Laurena Beirnes, Suzan Berwald, Dolly Bolen, Marion Britton, Carol Brown, Berni Buyse, Susan Casault, Linda Corbett, Julie Daly, Mike Dendy, Olga Duk, Sandra Elsinga, Wayne Gorman, Jim Henderson, Duncan Herbert, Michele Ho Lung, Melanie Hsiao, Clarence Kingsley – Pillai, Jane Korchinski, Peg McPherson, Elizabeth Meetsma, Luise Mendler-Johnson, Sharon Merryweather, Alexsandra Mitchell, Marylou Olsen, Connie Osgood, Tony Overweel, Frances Pelletier, Tracy Lyn Propp, Andrew G. Raczynski, David Robinson, Susan Scott, Gail Seemann, Daniel W. Smith, Val Solash, Diane Stone, Elizabeth Tessier, Pat Trudeau, Rhonda Vickers, Sophia Wardach-Smith, Pamela Wolfe, Kateryna Young and Ella Zabrovska.

Join us to celebrate art, life, love and laughter at Alive! The show runs Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening reception will be on Friday, April 26 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please contact Dolly Bolen, Vice President and Publicity Coordinator at for more information.

Edmonton Cottage Life & Cabin Show

Are you ready for summer at the lake? Meet more than 150 exhibitors with everything you need for lakeside and country living. This show features high quality exhibitors showing log cabins, timber frame homes, conventional construction, boats, docks, contractors, innovative building products, green solutions, decor and style, arts and crafts, food and entertaining, water toys and fun for all seasons. Tickets: $12/general admission; $9 seniors (65+) – Friday only; $7/youth (13-17); $18 for a weekend pass. Goes Friday, April 26 from noon to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Edmonton EXPO Centre, 7515 - 118 Ave., Edmonton. Check it out online:

Edmonton Gem & Mineral Show

Western Canada’s largest Gem show features 60+ of the best gem, mineral and jewellery vendors from across Canada. We’re bringing you unique gems, fine crystals, rare fossils, handmade jewellery, fancy beads and findings, lapidary art, and more! The weekend will boast interactive demos for all ages, as well as hourly door prizes. Hours: Friday, April 26 from 1 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets: One-Day General Admission – $8; Three-Day General Admission – $12; One-Day Seniors/Students Ticket – $6; Three-Day Seniors/Students Ticket – $9. Children 12 and under – free when accompanied by an adult. Website:

Edmonton Tattoo & Arts Festival

The biggest show of its kind in Canada. More than 275 of the best local and international artists. Entertainment, contests, retail exhibits, and tattooing all weekend long! Hours: Friday, April 26 from 4 p.m. to midnight is ADULT NIGHT. Saturday, April 27 from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets: $25 at the door;
$50 weekend pass; kids 12 and younger, free. General Admit One Tickets/Passes are valid for the Friday, Saturday or Sunday (single day) with re-entry only on that day. Weekend passes are valid for re-entry on any and all days. Wrist-bands provided at Main Cash/Check-in. Website:

Spring Bike Tune-Up at the Library

Want to learn how to start working on your own bike but don’t know where to start? On Sunday, April 28 from 2 to 4 p.m., learn how to deal with the most common bicycle maintenance topics. This is a ‘hands-on’ course, so come prepared to get your hands dirty! Registrants are encouraged to bring their own bicycles to work on. Register in advance, online at, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

Free Lunchtime Music at SASA

Join these free lunchtime music hours with Nigel and Edna (vocals and guitar) from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, April 29 in the luncheon area at Red Willow Place. Purchase your lunch after 11 a.m., then stay for an hour of music with your friends. St. Albert Seniors Association. Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street, St. Albert. For people aged 50 and over, with guests of all ages. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Contact us:; or telephone: 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Website:

An Evening of Healing and Revelation

Join us as we remember Jessica Martel and share in a journey of the healing and revelation possible when people take responsibility for abusing their partners. Film presentation: A Better Man. Trigger warning: Domestic Violence. This film contains images and descriptions of domestic violence that may be distressing to some viewers. Crisis support will be available. The cost is free, but advance tickets to reserve a spot are recommended: Monday, April 29 – Doors open: 6:30 p.m. A Better Man screening at 7 p.m. at Father’s House Church, 10219 100 Ave., Morinville, Alta. Hosted by The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada.

Rainbow Crosswalk Refresh

The Outloud Foundation invites everyone to join us on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. in front of St. Albert Place. We are going to paint the Rainbow Crosswalk again with the supervision of volunteers from the City of St. Albert and our amazing sponsors who make this happen. We encourage you to paint your spot on the Pride crosswalk and get a picture to be part of history. This is an all-ages event, so come and show your support for the St. Albert LGBTQ community.


2019 Edmonton Poetry Festival

With over 90 poets and over 37 diverse events, including our opening day of Bring Your Own Venue events, and a host of multilingual poetry, this year is our most diverse yet. This year the festival hopes to ask: what is it that brings us home? As we find ourselves compelled to share our secrets and stories with one another, bringing together the aching and the longing, the funny and the forgiving and everything in between, we will spend the week pondering what it means to be bound and in movement towards something that could be called HomeWord. We return with festival favorites, Wine and Wild Women Wordsmiths (fierce female poets and the wine that matches their poetry!), pê-kîwêhtatân itwêwin, (our celebration of leading indigenous voices), The Slam Finals (with Breath in Poetry Collective), and HomeFront our Saturday Night Poetry Party, (this year a spoken word all-star event). And we offer up a slate of new additions like LandScape (pairing 5 prominent poets with an artist who will seek to capture the essences of the words on their canvases), Translating Home (10 poets from The Polyglot’s latest issues explore multilayered meanings of home through poems in Arabic, Italian, Irish, Nêhiyawêwin, Portuguese, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, and Tagalog), RE:HOME (poets explore their connection to home and land), and Alive! and Open (a heavy hitting multidisciplinary experience with poetry, dance and live music).

Our headliners join us from across the country, for seven days of poetry that delights, challenges, and educates. Buddy Wakefield is a three-time world champion spoken word artist featured on the BBC and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. Wakefield delivers raw, rounded, disarming performances of humor and heart. Arleen Paré has been short-listed for the BC Dorothy Livesay BC Award for Poetry, and has won the Victoria Butler Book Prize, the Governor Generals’ Award for Poetry, and the American Golden Crown Award for Poetry. In Canisia Lubrin’s debut poetry collection Voodoo Hypothesis, she delves into topics of colonialism, race and oppression through a folkloric lens. Randy Lundy is a member of the Barren Lands (Cree) First Nation. Blackbird Song is his third poetry collection, following his previous works Under the Night Sun and Gift of the Hawk. Natalie Wee is a queer Peranakan community-builder and the author of Our Bodies & Other Fine Machines. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Knowmadic: Award-winning Poet Laureate Ahmed Knowmadic, is a multi-disciplinary artist, community organizer, public speaker and youth worker who has dedicated his time to enabling and empowering diverse communities around the world. Doyali Islam is an award-winning Toronto-based poet. Her second poetry book heft (McClelland & Stewart, March 2019) investigates rupture and resilience. Cobra Collins was the captain and coach of Calgary’s 2016 Slam team, representing Calgary on a national level at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and was a member of Calgary’s Inkspot Spoken Word Collective. More than half of our events are free. Tickets are available at the door or online at Tix on The Square. The festival runs from April 22 to 28 in Edmonton. For the full schedule, go to

Rubaboo Arts Festival/Dreamspeakers International Film Festival

Join us for the 10th anniversary of the Rubaboo Arts Festival and the 25th anniversary of the Dreamspeakers International Film Festival running April 26 to May 7, 2019. Presented in tandem, this celebration features extraordinary artists and their work, across multiple disciplines. Dreamspeakers presents and celebrates local, national, and international Indigenous innovation in film. Rubaboo is Alberta’s only Aboriginal multi-disciplinary arts festival, committed to developing and presenting new artistic works by cutting-edge Aboriginal artists. View a unique Dreamspeakers selection of Indigenous films, including the award-winning Falls Around Her starring Tantoo Cardinal and directed by Darlene Naponse, and Three Feathers based on the graphic novel by Richard Van Camp. Indigenous youth interested in film can participate in Dreamspeakers’ Youth Day, and a free Talent Search with L.A. casting director Rene Haynes - who specializes in Indigenous projects, including Canadian features Rhymes for Young Ghouls, Indian Horse and the upcoming Blood Quantum and Night Raiders. Rubaboo features Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and Santee Smith’s Blood, Water, Earth, Making Treaty 7’s Kaahsinnoniks, an inspiring meme creation workshop with Taran J. Kootenhayoo, Josh Languedoc’s new play Rocko and Nakota, a classic Rubaboo Cabaret with award-winning hoop dancing by Arik Pipestem, a Fusion performance at the Iniw River Lot 11 art park, a literary book launch with Anna Marie Sewell, an exploration of Body Sovereignty with burlesque artists Virago Nation and Iskotew Iskwewak, an empowering Tattoo Medicine for Land Defence Gathering & Action, a stunning display of Indigenous visual art at Galerie Cite, and a special Anniversary Gala to celebrate with films, artists and the Edmonton Symphony Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta (YONA). For tickets, details and full schedule, please visit

Edmonton Resilience Festival

This one-day multi-faceted festival, held at the Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton, provides community members with the opportunity to participate in over 40 skill-building and educational workshops, a local collective market, and community conversations.

Free to attend and family-friendly, the Edmonton Resilience Festival is a community gathering for the curious at heart. As an opportunity for Edmontonians to learn more about creating a sustainable, creative, and promising future, it features: a variety of workshops ranging from personal wellness (e.g introduction to meditation) to food systems (e.g. composting basics); guided, casual conversations (or, Conversation Cafes) focused on improving personal, community, and/or global resilience; a local, collective market with over 30 artists, food producers, makers, and resilience enthusiasts. Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton, 7211 96A Avenue, Edmonton. Presented by the Edmonton Permaculture Guild. See who the market vendors will be, register for a workshop or two, or check out the topics at the Conversation Cafes at:


Water and Light: A Dessert Concert

Bella Voce Concordia, Jolaine Kerley, conductor; Heather Kristenson, accompanist. The women of Bella Voce Concordia present an elegant evening of musical and edible treats in their fourth annual dessert concert. This unique evening will take you on a journey of love and light in both the human and spiritual dimensions. The choral repertoire is complemented by a showcase of individual and small-group talent, in a convivial ambience, and with an array of homemade sweets. Bella Voce is a non-auditioned women’s choir conducted this year by Jolaine Kerley. Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m., Robert Tegler Student Centre, Concordia University of Edmonton, 7128 Ada Blvd., Edmonton. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors, and are available from Tix on the Square, call 780-420-1757, Concordia’s Bookstore, or at the door. Special family admission: $40, available at the door only. Facebook event page:

Eddins conducts Bernstein & Falla

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Eddins; Ed Hanley, tabla; Robert Uchida, violin; Elizabeth Turnbull, mezzo-soprano. Based on the rousing tale of comeuppance, Falla’s El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat) is full of Spanish drama, flair, and humour. A scheming magistrate is duped by a miller and his wife after the magistrate's failed attempt to seduce the wife. El sombrero de tres picos will be performed by the ESO under the skilful hand of Music Director Emeritus, Bill Eddins. Then, head to Broadway with Bernstein's West Side Story arranged for violin, performed by Concertmaster Robert Uchida; then trek east for the exotic symphony Concerto for Tabla performed by Ed Hanley. Program: BERNSTEIN – West Side Story, Suite for Violin; WIJERATNE – Tabla Concerto; FALLA – The Three-Cornered Hat. Please join us for Symphony Prelude at 7 p.m. on the Upper Circle (Third Level) lobby with D. T. Baker prior to each performance. Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. or Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m., Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or

Igor Willcox Quartet: International Jazz from Brazil

Igor Willcox – drums; Wagner Barbosa – sax; Vini Morales – keys; Glecio Nascimento – bass. The Igor Willcox Quartet is a jazz/fusion group comprised of Igor Willcox on drums, Vini Morales on keyboards, Wagner Barbosa on saxophone and Glecio Nascimento on bass. With elements of jazz, funk and fusion, the group plays original compositions with vibrant musicality, spontaneity, and synergy.
The quartet has achieved great notoriety on the Brazilian instrumental music scene, standing out and performing at the most important festivals and Brazilian jazz clubs such as Bourbon Street, Sescs, Santos Jazz Festival, São Paulo Jazz Festival, Play Jazz Festival, Jazz no Hostel, and Jazz nos Fundos. The quartet is making their first Canadian tour. Friday, April 26. Doors at 7; show at 8 p.m. The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton. Presented by the Edmonton Jazz Society. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at

Kokopelli Choirs presents Choirs On Parade

Grab a prime viewpoint on the sidelines, as our three youngest choirs (Tamariki, Kikimasu, and Shumayela) strut their musical stuff along with guest children’s choirs. Expect a choral cavalcade of youthful joy and excitement. Saturday, April 27 at 4 p.m., at McDougall United Church, 10086 MacDonald Dr., Edmonton. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at

Canadian Arabic Orchestra presents Roots

The Canadian Arabic Orchestra is launching their spring tour across Eastern and Western Canada. The orchestra will be showcasing a multicultural mosaic highlighting the rich history of Canada. They will honour the arts and culture of Arab Canadians and will convey a strong message of unity and intercultural understanding at a time of rising xenophobia and Islamophobia to an audience of all backgrounds across the country. The Canadian Arabic Orchestra celebrates our similarities across cultural boundaries and communicates through music, our common, different yet shared experiences through music and the arts.

Since the beginning of time, people have been striving to establish a sense of belonging to their surroundings and despite the diversity of our culture in Canada, and in our global society, we are one and all the same in our humanity. We learn to express our love of our land and Mother Nature through song and they contain the four elements of nature – Wind, Earth, Fire and Water. Roots is a new show created with songs celebrating the earth, water, sun and nature and how people are connected to their lands through these elements. The Roots program showcases the idea that just as roots of a tree sprout out and grow, clinging to the earth, so does music and song keep humans rooted in their culture and nature. The Canadian Arabic Orchestra and Choir is a professional not for profit organization dedicated to connecting audiences with classical Arabic music while celebrating the freedom and diversity of Canada’s cultural landscape. Their repertoire covers all parts of the Arab world and spans a time period from the early Andalusia to some music with a Western classical jazz sound. They perform for all Canadians to showcase the cultural roots of Arabic music. Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Timms Centre for the Arts, 8703 112 Street, Edmonton. Ticket prices: $33.33 and $36.67 (plus applicable service charges) available online at or

Rosie & the Riveters

Rosie & the Riveters offer a collection of gritty, sultry, vintage-inspired folk anthems that paint a portrait of a woman’s voice in a man’s world. Their debut album Good Clean Fun garnered them nominations for both a Canadian Folk Music and Western Canadian Music award. Their latest album Ms.Behave embraces the feminist undertone of their moniker, Rosie the Riveter, in a way they hadn’t previously; one that allows them to shed their please-all attitudes, take a purposeful stance and dare be themselves. Armed with guitars, ukuleles, red lipstick, pin curls and pearls, the powerhouse trio ensures every word, note, and movement in their live show is done purposefully to empower and challenge. Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378, or visit:

Matt Andersen: Halfway Home Tour

Matt Andersen and the Mellotones, with special guests Wild Rivers.
Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m., Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Ticket info from Ticketmaster: 1-855-985-5500 or online at

David Weiss Sextet: International Jazz from New York

David Weiss – trumpet; Myron Walden – alto saxophone; Marcus Strickland – tenor saxophone; David Bryant – piano; Eric Wheeler – bass; E.J. Strickland – drums. In a jazz climate that rewards neo-conservative tributes and far-flung exercises in deconstruction, David Weiss has distinguished himself another way – through finding flexibility and innovation in music that has its roots in the mainstream. The trumpeter, composer, and arranger has had the opportunity to learn from some of the music’s quintessential figures by touring and/or recording with the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Charles Tolliver, Billy Harper, Bobby Hutcherson, Slide Hampton, James Moody, Tom Harrell, Louis Hayes, Muhal Richard Abrams, Odean Pope, Geri Allen and Billy Hart among many others. Weiss leads several ensembles including the Point of Departure Quintet and the 12-piece Endangered Species – The Music of Wayne Shorter. His other band, The Cookers, is well-known, featuring some of the greatest but perhaps under-recognized musicians on the jazz scene including the likes of Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, George Cables, Cecil McBee and Billy Hart. The group that will perform at the Yardbird Suite, the David Weiss Sextet, was formed in 2000 to explore new compositional concepts and styles. Besides Weiss on trumpet, the David Weiss Sextet features Myron Walden on alto saxophone, Marcus Strickland on tenor saxophone, David Bryant on piano, Eric Wheeler on bass and E.J. Strickland on drums. Saturday, April 27. Doors at 7; show at 8 p.m. The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton. Presented by the Edmonton Jazz Society. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at

Sacred Earth: Songs of Spring: Concordia University of Edmonton and The King's University

The new life that abounds in spring, awakening out of the frozen winter, testifies to a gracious and bountiful Creator! The Concordia Community Chorus and The King’s Community Chorus join forces to sing repertoire drawn from familiar sacred hymns and newly composed pieces depicting God’s glorious creation. This is a first-time collaboration for the two community choirs, each non-auditioned ensembles open to both students and members of the wider community, and directed this year by Dr. Evelyn Grieger. Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 10031 109 Street, Edmonton. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at


Film Night | The Radicals

Join us in Ledcor Theatre for a free art-focused film screening. This month’s film night is a double feature: two independent films that connect to current exhibition Boarder X. One documents local skateboarding talent and the community fostered by skateboarding, while the other features Boarder X artist Meaghan O’Brien and reflects on the relationship between outdoor sports and the land.

• The Radicals (2018) follows an active group of snowboarders and surfers who drift away from their respective sports into the world of frontline activism. The film follows their journey across the West Coast of Canada, featuring visually stunning sport photography while uncovering critical social and environmental issues. Producers Tamo Campos and Jasper Snow-Rosen are the directors of a non-profit called Beyond Boarding. 55 min, unrated.

• The Internet Cafe (2018), by filmmaker/producers Ty Zahr and Jordan Staples of Golde Skateboarding, shines a light on the culture of skateboarding in Edmonton, showcasing local talent as well as the companionship and community that grows around the sport. 47 min, unrated. Thursday, April 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. For hours and admission fees: telephone: 780-422-6223 or go online to: www.youraga.caa

Can You Ever Forgive Me? A "Reel Monday" Movie at the Arden Theatre

The Friends of the St. Albert Public Library present "Reel Monday" – a screening of critically acclaimed films. The fourth film of the winter series is Can You Ever Forgive Me?, presented on Monday, April 29. When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel. Tickets are $15, available from the Customer Service Desk at the Library or at All proceeds support the St. Albert Readers' Festival (STARFest). The movie starts at 7 p.m. The Arden Theatre is located in St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.


The Tempest

A truly unique retelling of William Shakespeare’s most magical story, directed by Josette Bushell-Mingo, former Artistic Director of Tyst Teater, Sweden’s National Deaf Theatre, from 2005-2018. The Tempest will feature Deaf and hearing actors onstage together. In Shakespeare’s fantastic tale of loss and reconciliation, a deposed ruler uses his magic to seek vengeance on those who robbed him of his throne and marooned him on a remote island. But what shape will his revenge take? Recommended for ages 14+. Runs from April 20 to May 12 in the Shoctor Theatre, Citadel Theatre complex, 9828 – 101A Ave. For tickets and details, visit: or phone 780-425-1820.

The Scona Theatre Co. presents ... Big Fish: the Musical

Based on the fantastical novel by Daniel Wallace and the beautiful Tim Burton film, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom's incredible, larger-than-life stories that thrill everyone around him except their son Will. Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart, humour and a spectacular Scona cast, BIG FISH is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself. Runs April 23rd through April 27th at ATB Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave., Edmonton. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at

Rocko & Nakota

Meet Nakota. A young boy who is sick in the hospital and trying to write the greatest story ever. One day, Grandpa Rocko comes over for a visit and whisks Nakota away into a world of stories that are right below his feet. Within the land. This show explores the interplay between stories of the present against the long forgotten stories of the past, as Nakota learns to confront his fears and discover who he truly is. Portraying 12 different characters, Rocko & Nakota is Josh Languedoc’s first one man show, as both a playwright and performer. Public performances: Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.; Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30 at 1:30 p.m.; Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 or Pay-What-You-Can, at the door. Alberta Avenue Community Centre, 9210 - 118 Ave., Hodson Hall (west door). Website:


MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

The Discovery Channel’s Emmy®-nominated series comes to life to uncover truths behind popular myths, by mixing scientific method with gleeful curiosity and old-fashioned ingenuity in MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, opening at the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton. The exhibition creates hands-on, interactive experiences for guests of all ages by combining popular scientific facts with innovative, family-friendly displays. In MythBusters, co-hosts take scientific investigation to exciting new levels by proving or exploding myths using their highly experimental approach and extensive backgrounds in special effects. The MythBusters were heavily involved throughout the development of the exhibition to ensure guests experience a true MythBusting encounter. Guests of TELUS World of Science will learn about myths, the MythBusters and what experimenting is all about, by participating in a series of exciting, hands-on experiences and live demonstrations. Experiments cover topics such as flight, friction, gravity, speed and combustion. The exhibition showcases:

• Blueprint Room – Based on the real-life operations room of the MythBusters’ iconic set, this room acts as an introduction to MythBusting and is filled with gadgets, props, video and, of course, blueprints used by the hosts to explore myths on the show.

• Workshop – This is the place where guests turn into investigators and use real science to test myths. Guest discover if they can pull a table cloth off a fully laden table, if toast really does always land buttered-side down, and so much more! Exhibit opens Friday, April 26. TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, 11211 142 Street, Edmonton. For more information and tickets, visit

Nice to Meet You: Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate Show 2019

Showcases a body of work from 18 emerging artists in the areas of printmaking, sculpture, intermedia and painting. Nice to Meet You speaks to the collective excitement of the graduating class as they move on to new experiences while celebrating the relationships they have built over their time at the University of Alberta. The show is a culmination of the education and artistic practices of students graduating from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program. As such, visitors will experience unique works like an interactive print sculpture created by Breanna Thompson (Intermedia and Printmaking) using sound and circuits, and pieces crafted from 3D scanning and rendering by Nicholas Hertz (Printmaking) and Amanda Chwelos (Intermedia and Painting). More details about this show and other upcoming FAB Gallery exhibits is available at: Exhibit runs from April 23 to May 4, 2019. Opening reception: Thursday, April 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. FAB Gallery is located in 1-1 Fine Arts Building at the University of Alberta main campus (8807 112 St. NW). Admission is free. New gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday noon to 5 p.m. (and by appointment for group visits); Saturday: 2 to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday and statutory holidays.

Vikings: Beyond the Legend

Vikings: Beyond the Legend explores the cultural influence, achievements and inventions of the legendary Viking Age. More than 650 artifacts from the 9th to 10th centuries will be on display. Among the artifacts is a reconstruction of the 37-metre Roskilde 6, the longest Viking warship ever found, featuring 1,000-year-old wooden planks and metal supports showing the ship’s original lines. Other diverse objects include jewelry, swords, coins and tools. The exhibition is enhanced by interactive experiences, striking multimedia and augmented reality. Exhibition highlights: A replica of the ship Joanna, built with Viking Age technique and materials; A dramatic ghost ship made out of iron rivets; A replica of the Jelling Rune Stone, often called Denmark’s birth certificate; Unique artifacts like Thor’s hammer, Ulfberht swords and the Hevring Flak rudder; Elaborate jewelry and coins; Hands-on activities with traditional clothing, the rune alphabet and Viking games; Interactive components include an opportunity to pick up a replica of a Viking Age sword; An augmented reality rowing experience for visitors to test their rowing skills on a Viking ship. Royal Alberta Museum, 9810 103A Ave., Edmonton. The exhibition runs until Oct. 20, 2019. Tickets will be available on the museum’s website:

Fix your hearts or die: A New Chapter Acquisition Project

Fix your hearts or die is a call to action wherein the stasis of maintaining the status quo is equivalent to death, either metaphorical or real. It is a call to viewers to engage with difficult or challenging topics and the complex intersections that are present for Indigenous artists. Cheryl L’Hirondelle uses a prospector tent, projection, and sound to create a space where alternate cognitions and a self-determining existence as a self-described half-breed woman exhibits and transmits unconventional, seer-like illuminations. Daniel Cardinal McCartney lays bare the disruption of his family due to the damaging effects of residential school, and connects this history to his gender identity and ongoing discrimination. In an act of great care, Sheri Nault adorns natural materials with beads, human hair, and bondage rope to connect themselves as a queer Indigenous person to the natural world. Adrian Stimson dissects and re-imagines a violent engraving from the 1500s by Theodore De Bry as a series of paintings wherein smiling nude Indigenous men hold puppies while observed by Spanish conquistadors, rather than being torn apart by dogs, as in the original work. The title Fix your hearts or die stems from the 2017 continuation of the cult television series Twin Peaks. In it, FBI Agent Gordon Cole (played by David Lynch) confronts fellow agents when they make transphobic comments out of earshot about Agent Denise Bryson, a trans woman (played by David Duchovny). The transphobic agents assume Agent Cole’s complicity in their comments, and are shocked when he instead admonishes them loudly to “fix your hearts or die.” Although the casting of Duchovny as a trans woman is problematic, the message is clear: silence in the face of discrimination is stasis, the death of existence on a spectrum. The call is even more urgent for marginalized persons where death is not simply a metaphor. Many Indigenous men, women, queer, and trans people have paid with their lives for their existence. The artists in Fix your hearts or die grapple with these histories and make space to be who and how they are and to project this being into the world, for themselves, for their communities, and for future generations. Runs until August 18, 2019. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. For hours and admission fees: telephone: 780-422-6223 or go online to:


A cul-de-sac is a road with one way out, or a dead end. The direct translation as “bottom of the sack” is a more nuanced cul-de-sac: the remnant shards, fractured from the shale in the sack, impart an opportunity. The particles at the bottom might be ground into another surface or combust into something completely new. Human effects on the land, including rampant urban development and carbon emissions, lack the tooth of change, relegating any sense of abatement into a corner. Perhaps a cul-de-sac dead end of its own making, questions arise about how value is measured, what relationship price has with making future, and – future for whom? The exhibition is a play between two cul-de-sacs: one as a dead end, the other revealing possibility. The works of Christoph Gielen and Isabelle Hayeur question our assumptions about growth, mounting a disconnect between urban habitat and our responsibility to the natural environment. What can be gleaned from the work of Douglas Cardinal is a way forward, a planning process based on Indigenous values of living in harmony with the environment and connected to a deeper universe. What future is created when design is obliged to consider seven generations forward? What opens up with models of matriarchal understanding? And, how might market-based and sustainable design practices learn from the tenants of natural law? Runs until August 18, 2019. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. For hours and admission fees: telephone: 780-422-6223 or go online to:

Splendid String!

Edmonton-based artist Cynthia Fuhrer explores the deep-rooted and inextricable connection that exists between human and animal-kind. These captivating portraits began with a sensitive yet formal portrayal of the artist’s daughter. Fuhrer added an array of fungi to the ethereal dress she wears in the composition, creating a discourse around new technologies in biotechnology procured from fungi. Fascinating scientific studies are currently being conducted to examine cancer-treating properties of these organisms, amongst other things. As the series became, an array of uncanny fauna appeared alongside the artist’s children. They share the frame in stunning yet quiet scenes that oscillate between dreams and mythical wonderlands. The creatures manifest as albino versions of the beings we know from our own wilderness; bison, moose, deer and more. Albino animals are prized by hunters and, in some cultures, seen as bad luck or omens. Fuhrer selected mainly native Canadian creatures to further the viewer’s association to these beasts and to urge contemplation around the sentience and value of all animal life.

Children become the protectors of the creatures that dwell in these paintings, in a similar way to the movement of younger generations who share a growing inclination towards green living, environmentalism, vegetarianism and conservation. Fuhrer prompts us to celebrate the magic in nature, willing us to protect and treasure it, rather than seek it out to destroy it. Runs until April 27, 2019 at AGSA. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert. Phone 780-460-4310. Website:

Gold Mountain Dream! Bravely Venture into the Fraser Valley

Gold Mountain Dream! is an exhibition created by the Royal BC Museum in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of History.

Through meticulously chosen archival photographs, the exhibition illustrates the personal triumphs and sacrifices of Chinese migrants in the 1850s as they landed on British Columbia’s shores in search of gold. It also tells a tale of the tremendous change that took place in this

fevered era, as barriers of class and race were broken down and people reached out for the extraordinary opportunities that glittered beyond the horizon. The Musée Héritage Museum adds local content to this exhibition with tales of prospectors willing to risk it all for gold. Even those who did not go to the Yukon participated in the frenzy by selling horses and equipment to the miners passing through town on their way to Klondike. Many chose to settle in St. Albert after leaving the north empty-handed. An internationally acclaimed exhibition, Gold Mountain Dream! was previously displayed at the Guangdong Museum of Chinese Nationals residing Abroad in Guangzhou, China. Runs until June 2, 2019 at Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Telephone: 780-459-1528. Website:

Chairionette Series: Kim Ohman

Kim Ohman is an emerging artist from St. Albert, AB. Ohman’s Chairionette Series, looks at the possibilities of inanimate objects having souls, personalities and lives of their own. Her subject, the ubiquitous chair, is an object with a long history in art. Ohman’s characteristic chairs are ambiguous and intriguing (self) portraits that allude to human form. They simultaneously suggest presence while referencing absence. Chairionette Series features painted, mixed-media canvasses, as well as Ohman’s studio model: a life-sized chair/ marionette. This uncanny sculpture is animated with Arduino boards, motors, and motion sensors. Exhibited overhead the new Gallery staircase this interactive piece reacts to the presence of visitors and further refers to the human characteristics of these everyday and well utilized objects, whilst emitting concepts of control and manipulation. Exhibit runs until June 15, 2019. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert. Phone 780-460-4310. Website:

Kablusiak: akunnirun kuupak

akunnirun kuupak stems from a trip back to Inuvik, part of Kablusiak’s ancestral territory, in the summer of 2018 as part of the TD North/South Exchange residency program. The residency trip marks the first time Kablusiak returned to the area as an adult. During the residency period, Kablusiak had the chance to remount their performative ghost series, which they have been working with over the past several years. The ghost serves as a foil for understanding their identity as an urban Inuk who is part of the growing Inuit diaspora. In bringing the ghost performance to Inuvik after a long absence and presenting the culmination of this work in Edmonton, Kablusiak reconnects to an important part of their being while simultaneously creating a presence for Inuit wherever they may be. Runs until October 6, 2019. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. For hours and admission fees: telephone: 780-422-6223 or go online to:


Chris Hadfield presents Exploration: Where We’re Going Next

Spend an evening with Canada’s most renowned astronaut, Col. Chris Hadfield, as he celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon-landing by discussing the history and future of exploration. Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m., Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or


SASHA Annual General Meeting

We are excited to share our successes from 2018 and new initiatives for 2019 with an update from the board. Please join us Thursday, April 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Albert Christian Reformed Church 12 Gate Avenue, St. Albert.

The Parkland Jays (Spruce Grove) a Chapter of the Good Sam RV Club

Will have a meeting and social on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Parkland Village Community Centre. New members welcome. For more info, call Cliff at 780-668-3465.


Woman Survivors Meet and Greet

We are a group of women who’ve experienced gendered-violence including domestic/family abuse, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault and are starting an Alberta-based organization developed by survivors for survivors. We have a peer support program starting and will be developing court watch/court support, advocacy and job training programs. Why we need you! We’re looking for the following:

• Board members: prior board experience an asset;

• Individuals to assist with peer support program and facilitation;

• Individuals to assist in creating the Edmonton area chapter of WomenatthecentrE;

• Community partners, sponsors, and people willing to give us $$$!

We will also have information about community resources and the Community Advocates program run by the City of Edmonton and Community Initiatives Against Family Violence (CIAFV). Come and join us from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., on Monday, April 29, 2019 at Corro Collective, 28 Muir Drive, St. Albert for snacks, coffee/tea, and great conversation! Please join us and or/email your questions to:

Compassionate Care Volunteer Program

Nearing the end of life can be lonely and isolating. Supporting a loved one as they near death can be difficult emotionally, physically and socially. The St. Albert/Sturgeon Hospice Association has volunteers who are trained to provide respite for a caregiver who needs some personal time to re-generate. They also are matched with clients for companionship to ease social isolation and improve quality of life. We are dedicated to creating a haven that honours people in their end of life care in the community. For more information email us: or call Johanna Buisman 780-908-4038. or Joanne Wilson 780-983-9792.

Daily Activities at the St. Albert Seniors Association

If you wish to belong to a community of active seniors, do drop in at the St. Albert Seniors Centre. Play a game of pool, check out the woodshop, or discover the challenge of floor curling. If playing cards is more your cup of tea, join the groups who play Bridge, Euchre, Canasta or Crib. Or still yet, join the knitting/crocheting group, play bingo, or bring your own project to work on when you drop in to the painting and woodcarving afternoon. Whichever activity you chose, you are guaranteed to meet new people and learn new skills. You do not need to be a member to participate in all these activities. The only requirement is that you be 50 years old or more. St. Albert Seniors Association. Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street, St. Albert. For people aged 50 and over. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday; Wednesday evenings until 8 p.m. Contact us:; or telephone: 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Website:


Modern Job Search for Mature Workers

Join us for this free, full-day career workshop on Saturday, April 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register call BGS Enterprises at 780-425-6655 or online at The course takes place at St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

‘Mystery Quilting Weekend’ at SASA

Did you ever make a mystery quilt before? Join Kathy Pavelich for this two-day weekend class. In these two days, you will construct either a double or a queen size quilt. It's doubtful there will be time to actually quilt it!! Upon registration, you will be given material requirements, and some preparation work. You must have your own sewing machine in good working order and have a friendly working relationship with it J. Because you are only given one step at a time, these mysteries are suitable for confident beginners to advanced quilters. Takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members: $93; Non-members: $123. To pre-register, call 780-459-0433 ext. 0. St. Albert Seniors Association. Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street, St. Albert. For people aged 50 and over. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Contact us:; or telephone: 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Website:

New! Mixed Media ‘Faith’ Workshop at SASA

Join Shanti George in this fun workshop, where you will learn some interesting mixed media techniques, including collage and paint 'stamping.' There will be some colour theory and lots of demos each step of the way – you'll go home with a finished piece. You don't need any prior experience; suitable for beginners to intermediate. All supplies included. Takes place Monday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Members: $35; Non-Members $40. To pre-register, call 780-459-0433 ext. 0. St. Albert Seniors Association. Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street, St. Albert. For people aged 50 and over. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Contact us:; or telephone: 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Website:

Block Party Boot Camp

Thinking of hosting a block party on your street? Looking for ideas and suggestions? Join us on Monday, April 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The City of St. Albert’s Neighbourhood Development team has lots of great resources to help you get your block party planning started including games, equipment, cultural activities, free food, and more! For more information, contact Angie Dedrick at Block Party Boot Camp takes place at St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.


Minecraft Mayhem at the Library

Join us for an hour of Minecraft mayhem! Show off your skills and have some fun. Thursday, April 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. For kids in grades 3 to 6. Register online at or visit or call the Children’s Information Desk at 780-459-1532. Drop-ins welcome. The Library is located at St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.


Volunteer as a Play Ambassador at St. Albert Public Library

This is a great opportunity for students in grades 6 to 9 to develop new skills for your résumé and plan a day of play for young children. The required volunteer commitment will consist of three hour-long learning and planning meetings on Thursdays: April 25, May 2 and May 9 from 4 to 5 p.m., and one Saturday afternoon Day of Play on May 11 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. where you will be a Play Ambassador for children ages 3 to 5. Please register in advance online at or by visiting or calling the Library Information Desk at 780-459-1682. The Library is located in St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

Teen Poetry Ball at St. Albert Public Library

Come celebrate National Poetry Month on Friday, April 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. with the first and sure to be fabulous Poetry Ball. Special performances by the most dazzling youth poets, special musical guests and more including the presentation of the Poets’ Choice Award. For ages 13+. Call 780-418-6621 for more details.

Camp Fyrefly: Applications Now Open

Spread the word as Camp fYrefly Alberta applications are now open for all who want to apply for this year’s camps. Camp fYrefly is a 3-4 three- to four-day leadership camp for LGBTQ2S+ youth between the ages 14 and 24. Two camps one in Edmonton and one in Calgary: Camp fYrefly Southern Alberta is taking place in Kananaskis between June 29th and July 2nd 2019. Camp fYrefly Northern Alberta is taking place in Camrose between July 18 and July 21st 2019. Applications are open for the following: Camper; Youth Volunteer; Adult Volunteer (25+); Workshop Presenter. To apply for any of the above please visit All information on Camp fYrefly Alberta and requirements will be on the website. Deadline for all applications is April 28, 2019.


Family Drop-in Storytimes at St. Albert Public Library

For preschool children and caregivers not registered in other storytimes. There is no need to pre-register for these programs, but please arrive 15 minutes prior to the program start time. There are four drop-in storytimes weekly:

Owls runs on Mondays in April from 11 to 11:30 a.m. (geared for 0- to 2-year-olds);

Turtles runs on Thursdays in April from 11 to 11:30 a.m. (geared for 2- to 4-year-olds);

Les Petites Pommes, a bilingual storytime (geared for 2- to 4-year-olds), runs Fridays in April from 11 to 11:30 a.m.;

Sunrise Storytime (geared for 2- to 4-year-olds) runs on Saturdays in April from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 780-459-1532 or drop by the Library located at St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

Senior and Tot Storytime at Ironwood Retirement Residence presented by St. Albert Public Library

Join us for inter-generational storytimes on Thursday, April 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Borrow books and enjoy playtime, crafts, stories and music. These sessions are held at Ironwood Retirement Residence, 40 Ironwood Point.

Baby Art at the Library

Warm up those little fingers and make art! Let your baby create, and experience new textures and colours while practicing their fine motor skills. While we will try to keep this art project as mess-free as possible, but please dress your little one in something you don’t mind them getting messy in. Geared for children 3-18 months. Friday, April 26 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Register in advance, online at, at the children’s desk on the main floor or call 780-459-1532. Drop-ins welcome. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

Venture into Nature Spring Walk

This will be a relaxed, informal walk suitable for all ages. Forest Lawn and Braeside ravines are full of a wide variety of birds, including the impressive Pileated woodpecker. The area is heavily forested with large aspen and black poplar, spruce and birch and is a haven for nature lovers right in the middle of our city. Families, birders and nature lovers welcome! Please join us Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. The walk will be approximately one-and-a-half to two hours long. We meet at Flagstone Park parking lot, 51 Flagstone Crescent. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions. Bring binoculars and cameras. The path is paved so strollers are welcome. Register by Wednesday, April 24. Find Venture into Nature St Albert on Facebook, username @familyfunwalks and use the message button to ask questions and to register. Please include family members names and ages of the children. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

Makerspace at St. Albert Public Library

Make the most of Makerspace, a space to share ideas, make and experiment. Whether it’s robots, papercrafts, coding, art, music … this space is for everyone. Makerspace will take place Saturday, April 27 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Makerspace is drop-in and is for all ages. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

Magpie Nest at St. Albert Public Library

This new program is for Indigenous parents and caregivers. Discuss successes and challenges of raising children and learn about and share culturally appropriate support in a friendly, supportive environment. With Maureen Callihoo Ligtvoet. Monday, April 29 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Register in advance, online at at the children’s desk on the main floor or call 780-459-1532. Drop-ins welcome. This program is presented in partnership with the St. Albert Family Resource Centre and takes place at St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

BMO World of Creativity: Time Travel to the Cubular Galaxy

What do the words “Future, Space, Pixel” have in common? They are the working theme of the next BMO World of Creativity of course! In partnership with AGA Staff, Grade 4 students from Mount Royal School co-created the next iteration of the BMO World of Creativity. Students participated in a wide variety of activities, gallery visits, brainstorming discussions, and design charrettes aimed at broadening their understanding of art, exhibition design, and curatorial practice. Inspired by their chosen theme, students created a number of evolving 2D and 3D prototypes, using traditional and non-traditional art materials, as well as beta testing and critical thinking strategies to refine their ideas. This child-led process culminated in a final design plan for the AGA team to implement. The BMO World of Creativity is an interactive, hands-on space where children and their grown-ups can explore their creativity. BMO World of Creativity exhibitions and themes change from year-to-year. On display until December 31, 2019. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. For hours and admission fees: telephone: 780-422-6223 or go online to: