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Hey Ladies!
Hey Ladies! is Edmonton’s premier comedy, info-tainment, musical, game, talk show spectacular that’s suitable for ALL sexes!

The 11 O'Clock Number
The 11 O’Clock Number! presents 90 minutes of improvised comedy entertainment that unveils scenes, songs, and production numbers completely off the cuff to create a brand new musical based on audience suggestions.

Die Nasty: <br>The Live Improvised Soap Opera
Die-Nasty The Live Improvised Soap Opera Returns for Season 26! Monday October 17, 2016!

This years theme is "A Renaissance of Machiavellian Intrigue" In the Reborn Varscona Theatre!

Venice, c. 1400. The Gabourgias and the Spinellis are but two of many douchal families spoiling, plotting, and conniving for power, money, golden baubles, ships, silks, spices... AND LOVE. All under the watchful eye of the most powerful sovereign on the face of the known world: The Douche of Venice.

Soliciting Temptation
In a sweaty and sticky hotel room, a Western man and a young woman meet for sex. Somewhere between the reality and the fantasy, the sex becomes talk and the talk becomes dangerous. Nothing is off limits in this battle of morality, economics, and desire. Governor General Award winner Erin Shields shines a light on the complexities of sex tourism and our preconceptions about love. *Mature Content*

Into the Woods
MacEwan University Theatre performs Into the Woods from March 22 to April 3.

60th Anniversary Weekend
March will mark the 60th anniversary of the opening of the first Yardbird Suite in Edmonton. As Canada’s longest running all-volunteer jazz venue, the Edmonton Jazz Society is celebrating this auspicious event with five weekends of special music starting on March 3, 2017.

Western Canada Fashion Week 2017
Western Canada Fashion Week is the longest running fashion week in Alberta, and now the second-largest in Canada. Their primary mission is to create a community, not only of designers, but a community that unites all those who are involved in the fashion and beauty industries, including media and production staff.

Leeroy Stagger
New Moon Folk Club presents Leeroy Stagger on March 24 at St Basil's Community Centre, 10819 71 Ave.

The Polish Culture Society of Edmonton presents the Marcin Majorowicz Quartet at the Polish Hall, 10960 104 Street, on Friday March 24 at 7:30pm.

Panache Pt Deux: The Triumph of the Ponce
Ponce de Ponce de Panache returns as Supreme Leader of La Cité.Along with him are his outrageous cabinet ministers, a team of astonishingly strong, athletic and amazing contemporary circus artists.

MacEwan Music Series: Showcase Band Concert
The Showcase Bands, among MacEwan Music’s high profile ensembles, perform March 25 at 7:30 pm at the John L. Haar Theatre, 10045 155 St

President's Gala
MacEwan University presents The President's Gala Concert of 2017.
This Gala Concert showcases the outstanding instructors at MacEwan University Conservatory of Music, featuring Dr. Charles Stolte, Ron Long & David Tutt, Dr. Yoana Kyurkchieva and more.

Duo Flutes
Alberta Baroque Music Society presents Duo Flutes, a program of music by Frederick the Great, Fasch and Quantz. Guest soloists are flautists Elizabeth Koch and Petar Dundjerski.

With a Voice of Triumph
Chronos Vocal Ensemble presents With a Voice of Triumph March 26 at 7:30 pm at All Saints’ Cathedral. In the grand English cathedral tradition: a cappella and with majestic organ. With Jeremy Spurgeon on organ.

Peter N' Chris and the Kind of OK Corral
Three time Canadian Comedy award-winning troupe Peter N’ Chris deliver big laughs in this off-the-wall comedy. Look for this popular sketch comedy troupe on Just for Laughs and on the Canadian Fringe Theatre circuit.

Littlebirds Weekend
March will mark the 60th anniversary of the opening of the first Yardbird Suite in Edmonton. As Canada’s longest running all-volunteer jazz venue, the Edmonton Jazz Society is celebrating this auspicious event with five weekends of special music starting on March 3, 2017.

An Evening of Count Baise <br> with the Swing Emporium Big Band
Join the Swing Emporium Band as they pay tribute to one of America's finest jazz pianists and band leaders.

New Orford Quartet with Cho-Liang Lin and Orion Weiss
On April 1, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 St the Edmonton Chamber Music Society presents a dream team of leading musicians from Canada’s major orchestras, the New Orford String Quartet will transport listeners to the romantic and atmospheric Impressionist Era with works by the most prominent French composers of the time.
They are joined by legendary Taiwanese-American violinist Cho-Liang Lin and sensational American pianist Orion Weiss.

Pharis & Jason Romero
Northern Lights Folk Club presents Pharis and Jason Romero on April 1.

Composition Concert (Year 3)
Join MacEwan University's talented third year composers for an afternoon of new music. Come hear our Composition Majors as they showcase their original music written for a wide variety of instrumental combinations and styles.

D'un ocean a l'autre<br>One Ocean to Another
Come and spend an afternoon of gorgeous choral music with Chorale Saint-Jean for their annual Spring Concert. In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the choir will present a mostly Canadian repertoire. The songs will take us on a journey across the country, paying tribute to our heritage as well as showcasing our contemporary Canadian composers. The Petit Chanteurs de Saint-Jean children’s choir will also be joining us on stage. This afternoon of music truly has something for every musical taste!

Axis Theatre Company:<br>Hamelin: A New Fable
Enjoy a comedic, heart-tugging musical retelling of one of the world’s most endearing tales, The Pied Piper of Hamelin. For more than 40 years, touring across North America and the world, AXIS Theatre Company has amused, inspired, and entertained audiences of all ages.

MacEwan Music Series: Big Band Concert
Experience the energy and the sound of MacEwan Music's renowned Big Band April 3, 2017 at 7:30pm in the John L. Haar Theatre, 10045 155 St.

Queen Milli of Galt
Walterdale Theatre performs Gary Kirkham's Queen Milli of Galt from April 5 to 15.

9 Parts of Desire
The Maggie Tree presents 9 Parts of Desire from April 6 to 15, 2017

Thibaut Garcia, Guitar
The Edmonton Classical Guitar Society presents Thibaut Garcia, a graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.

Oh Canada!<br> A Sesquicenennial Spring Celebration
Greenwood Singers celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary and the arrival of spring with Oh Canada! A Sesquicentennial Spring Celebration.

Le Boeuf Brothers
- "…talented musicians and award-winning composers who channel their influences, environments, and resources into works that reflect their own identities…" -All About Jazz

Story Theatre: Anansi's Gift of Stories
ANANSI is a favorite character in stories from Africa and Jamaica. He is sometimes a tiny spider and sometimes a skinny old man, but he is always involved in fun and adventures. In this adventure, all stories on earth have been taken by the sky god, and Anansi vows to return them for everyone to enjoy. Poor weak Anansi must complete three almost impossible tasks in order to free the stories.

A Wartime Talent Show, Dessert Concert
Bella Voce Concordia Women's Choir presents A Wartime Talent Show, Dessert Concert on April 8.

Katie Thiroux Trio
Lending contemporary flair to mainstream stylings, Thiroux carries on the hard swinging tradition of such bass masters as Ray Brown and John Clayton, while channeling the buoyant vocal finesse of iconic singers including Anita O'Day, Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald. Thiroux offers in-the-moment jazz that draws upon the rich history of the music, from swing to bebop and beyond!

Benefit Recital
This Benefit Recital is being organized by Love We Share Foundation, Edmonton, as a fundraiser for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Performances by renowned Korean opera stars: Jae Eun Shin soprano; Kisun Kim tenor; Sang-Gun Suk baritone; with Edmonton Metropolitan Chamber Choir conducted by Sara Brooks, and RJ Chambers.

Heritage: Concordia Concert Choir Home Concert
Concordia Concert Choir presents Heritage: Concordia Concert Choir Home Concert on April 9.

Gordon Grdina New York Quartet
Gordon Grdina’s compositions for his New York Quartet were inspired by the complexity of Bartok, the freedom of Ornette, the intensity of Sound Garden and the delicacy of Webern!

Spring Spectacular
The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society is set to host its annual benefit event, Spring Spectacular, an evening of unforgettable jazz featuring Juno Award winning singer Emilie-Claire Barlow and the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra.

Kokopelli Presents: Rajaton
Kokopelli Choir presents Rajaton at the Winspear Centre on April 12 at 7:30pm.

Bob Sheppard with the <br>
Chris Andrew Quintet
Over the course of an extraordinarily diverse career that has made him a first call musician in the realms of jazz, pop and the studio worlds, multi-woodwind specialist Bob Sheppard has always let his array of saxophones, flutes and clarinets do the talking. Superstar names highlight his resume, and jazz critics have been raving about him as both a sideman and leader for years, but such praise is simply a by-product of Sheppard's years of steady work and dedication to his craft.

Muay Thai Vs. Cancer
A night to raise awareness and funds for the Alberta Cancer Foundation!
There will be 10 amateur Muay Thai fights as well as some a martial arts demonstrations.

Bring It On
The high stakes world of competitive high school cheerleading, Bring It On: The Musical inspired by the movie of the same name tells the story of Campbell, cheer captain and most popular girl at Truman High School. School redistricting forces Campbell to transfer to Jackson High School. Knocked off her throne as teen queen, Campbell tries to make sense of her new “outsider” status. With a national title on the line, Campbell must convince Danielle, Jackson’s “it-girl” and leader of hip-hop dance troupe The Crew, to start a cheerleading squad and help bring on some sweet revenge.

Irma Voth
Irma and her sister Aggie live a reserved life on a Mennonite colony in Chihuahua, Mexico under the dutiful watch of their father. When a famous Mexican filmmaker and his crew arrives to shoot a movie within the colony, the artists involved inspire Irma to seek out new ideas and bravely blaze a trail for her and her sister. Faced with an unsupportive community, the girls are driven to discover how to live life on their own terms

Event Horizon
Event horizon – it’s the far edge of spacetime, where gravity goes weird and particles sizzle. We’re going to the far edges of poetry with four sizzling, out-there poets.

Eskonahkwahk (Horizon in Cree)
Amiskwaciwâskahika (Edmonton) sits on Treaty 6 land. Treaty 6 was signed on August 23, 1876 and stretches from western Alberta, through Saskatchewan and into Manitoba; and includes 50 First Nations. Treaty 6 is a traditional gathering place for the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others. Their histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our art and culture communities. Join us as we host an evening of celebration, honouring the work of First Nations writers. As we look to the future, four of Canada’s leading indigenous poets gather to share their voices and stories.

Late Night Literati
We aren’t all early risers. Some of us like our literature sprinkled with a dash of the aurora borealis. Men and Women of letters—Night Owls. Join us for a late-night showcase of poets that howl at the Moon. Mary Pinkoski, Ben Ladoucer, Rebecca Thomas, and Lillian Allen are sure to keep your literary groove going deep into the night. (For a school-night anyway) And then—hey—you might as well sleep in the next day.

Lunch with the Griffins
Get up close and personal with Griffin winners Liz Howard (2016), Jane Munro (2015), and Tim Bowling (2015 Griffin Judge) at this VIP lunch.

Wine and Wild Women Wordsmiths
Our popular event, Wine and Wild Women Wordsmiths is back! And this year the muse is strong! Like poetry, there is a sea of wine styles and types to choose from. Just like Women, the anthocyanins in wine have great heart-health benefits. It’s Friday night and we invite you to enjoy distilled words, quality grapes, and the company of women who make a habit of pushing boundaries! And the price of admission includes a sample of four wines to match our distinct female poets. Thank you to our friends at Vino Mania for sponsoring our wine samples tonight.

More information coming soon!

Citie Ballet Presents Boundaries April 21 - 23, 2017 at the Timms Centre for the Arts, 87 Ave and 112 Street.

Bret Higgins’ Atlas Revolt is the brainchild of Toronto bassist Bret Higgins and created as a vehicle for his original instrumental compositions. Formed in 2013, the group explores genre-defying music that draws inspiration largely from film scores, jazz, rock, surf, and elements of eastern European, African and South American music.

The Slam Finals
Prepare yourself for yet another night filled with high energy and poetic wizardry. This slam marks the Breath in Poetry’s 7th year of competitions that determine which poets will represent Edmonton at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Peterborough.

Cut Lines
Cutlines map a landscape, cutting precise lines to survey prairie and forest. The poets you’ll meet in Cutlines lay down their precise lines to map the complicated landscapes of the human heart.

Sky Lines
Prairie skies, the rocky rim of the Atlantic, the flatline of the Fraser River Delta, city skylines and the long view of the past – four prominent poets bring their particular viewpoints from across the country!

Clouds on the Horizon - Query?
Ben Ladouceur, whose debut collection Otter won the Gerald Lampert Award, and Gregory Scofield, author of Witness, I Am and winner of the Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize, headline this collaboration of strong and resistant queer voices, including Marina Reid Hale and David Oberholtzer.

Scott Cook and the Second Chances
Scott Cook believes a song can change your life and your life can change the world. Enjoy an intimate evening of roots, blues, soul, and country songs and storytelling from three-time Juno award-winning songwriter.

Maria Dunn Trio
Maria Dunn returns to Northern Lights Folk Club for a concert to celebrate with two of the fine musicians who helped make her new recording: producer/violinist Shannon Johnson and multi-instrumentalist Jeremiah McDade.

Michael Musillami Trio
Over his 30 year career, Musillami has led a variety of ensembles, releasing 19 CDs as a leader and touring throughout North America and Europe. Along with his longstanding flagship trio with bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller, he has earned critical notice as the leader of groups ranging from duo to octet featuring such prominent collaborators as Mark Feldman, Cameron Brown, Drew Gress, Michael Sarin and Matt Wilson.

Birds on a Wire
Prepare yourself for a night of rousing music and poetry inspired by the songs of the late Leonard Cohen.

Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra
Jerrold Dubyk guides this spring afternoon jazz concert. The concert features music drawn from the origins of the jazz quartet and rearranged for jazz orchestra. The first set features the band on John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”, arranged by Wynton Marsalis. In a time of what kind of world we are currently living in, the band presents this music as a reminder of Coltrane’s long term vision of what is ultimately needed.

Sing Me Another Story
Excentrica Women's Chamber Choir is pleased to present a benefit concert for Canadian Peacemakers International (CPI).

Shadow Theatre presents Art from April 26 to May 14, 2017 at the Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Avenue.

Karina Gauvin, Soprano with Les Boreades de Montreal
The Edmonton Chamber Music Society is proud to present Canadian star soprano Karina Gauvin performing with musicians from Les Boréades baroque orchestra. The concert takes place on April 27, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Convocation Hall, Old Arts Building on the U of A Campus.

Rouge-Gorge<br>The Dress Writer
Brian Webb Dance Company presents Rouge Gorge on April 28 and 29, 2017 at 8pm. Robin Poitras, a true Prairie dance maverick, collaborates with Governor General Award Winner, Rober Racine! They are brought together by the poetry of celebrated Regina architect, Clifford Wiens. Note: This show has been rescheduled from its original December dates. Original tickets will be honoured at the door.

Keith Price Double Quartet
Keith Price is a Winnipeg-based guitarist and composer. Beginning on his grandfather's old guitar, Price was first influenced by pop music, punk rock, and heavy metal before discovering jazz at age fifteen. Price began his formal studies at The Conservatory of Amsterdam and upon returning to Winnipeg, turned down a scholarship from The New School in New York City and instead, opted to study with local jazz guitar guru Larry Roy as part of Steve Kirby's newly-established jazz program at the University of Manitoba. Price is now enjoying an inspiring period of musical growth while studying with internationally recognized pianist and composer Michael Cain.

Over the Edge with 4 Play
Our fantastically fun fundraiser returns! 4 playwrights, 4 directors, 4 designers and 4 actors converge on the ATB Arts Barns for 12 hours of frantic creation. In half a day, 4 plays are written, designed rehearsed and performed. Mature content.

ERS Main Series 5: XIA Quartet
The Edmonton Recital Society presents Main Series 5: XIA Quartet on Sunday April 30, 2017 at 2pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Avenue.

More information coming soon!

Handel's Water Music
Alberta Baroque Music Society presents Handel's Water Music at the Robertson Wesley United Church (10209 123 St) on April 30.

Jubiloso! Bells of Concordia present Jubiloso! Bells of Concordia on April 30.

Sweeney Todd: <br>The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony's, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.

Anton Schwwartz Quintet
Jazz's greatest improvisers create music that carries an emotional wallop. It's a lesson that tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz learned well. His latest album “Flash Mob” spent eight weeks in jazz radio's Top 10 and earned a four-star review in Down Beat magazine, reinforcing his reputation as a passionate but poised improviser and smart purveyor of captivating melodies.

Shumayela, Kikimasu, and Tamariki take you on a journey to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday!

Mill Creek Colliery Band presents Last Night of the Proms, May 6, 2017 at 7:30pm at All Saints' Anglican Cathedral, 10035 103 St

Vacilando and Òran, Kokopelli’s adult ensembles, explore voices that often go unheard in our community. This program will feature works by women composers and composers of colour.

John Stetch's Vulneraville Quartet
The NYC-based quartet Vulneraville is Stetch’s favorite project yet, and is his most energetic and playful vehicle for his original compositions.

Edmonton Youth Orchestra<br>
May 7 Concert
The Edmonton Youth Orchestra performs their Gala Concert on Sunday, May 7 at 2pm at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music.

Chronos Vocal Ensemble presetns Alleluia! May 7 at 7:30 pm at All Saints’ Cathedral, 10035 103 St

Sacred a cappella music by Canadian, American and European composers. Featuring magnificent Alleluia settings by J.S. Bach, Randall Thompson, Eric Whitacre and more.

Vocal Alchemy<br>
15th Anniversary Gala
Our 15th Anniversary celebration will be a musical feast for the ears as we take our annual orchestral-work concert up a notch with a performance at the spectacular Winspear Centre. Music of Mozart for large choir, orchestra, and soloists will be paired with a variety of a cappella and accompanied selections, including the premiere of a newly commissioned work by Canadian composer Mark Sirett. We’ll be joined by our friends from Chronos Vocal Ensemble. Don’t miss this exciting milestone!

Jon Mayer/PJ Perry Quartet
Jon Mayer is an excellent modern mainstream pianist who earlier in his career worked with Kenny Dorham, Jackie McLean, the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra and Sarah Vaughan.
P.J. Perry is considered by many critics and fans alike to be Canada's greatest alto saxophonist who has shared the stage with countless jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Michel Legrand, and of course, Tommy Banks.

Sing Justice<br>
The Message of Movies
Featuring Carl Orff’s “O Fortuna” (with two pianos & five percussionists), stirring music from “Schindler’s List”, “The Mission”, “Henry V”, and more.

From Cradle to Stage:<br>
An Evening of New Work
Walterdale Theatre performs From Cradle to Stage: An Evening of New Work from May 15 to 20

Fernanda Cunha
Fernanda Cunha is a Brazilian jazz singer from Rio de Janeiro. For this visit to Edmonton, she will be accompanied by Toronto guitarist Reg Schwager and pianist Chris Andrew and bassist Rubim de Toledo, both from Edmonton!

Audrey Ochoa Trio
Audrey Ochoa is one of Edmonton's most prolific trombone players, playing jazz, rock, pop, Latin, punk, ska and whatever other genre will have her.

Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra<br>Ft. Donald Ray Johnson & John Gray
Paying homage to one of the greatest musicians of all time, the Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra is a nine piece ensemble performing the hits made famous by the Soul legend.
The Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra's tight sound, danceable rhythms and extensive repertoire are a celebration of the genius, Ray Charles.

It’s a choir crawl! Back by popular demand, this concert takes you on a freeform journey between little-known Edmonton church venues along our city’s historic Church Street (96 St), ending up with a massed choir in the park.

Heaven & Earth
i Coristi Chamber Choir and Da Camera Singers team up to present a two-concert experience. On May 27 i Coristi will sing songs of Paradise, and on May 28 Da Camera will sing songs of nature and the earth, plus a joint performance at both concerts. Subscriptions include a ticket the May 27 concert, and a free ticket to the May 28 concert. Single tickets to Da Camera's May 28 concert can be purchased through the choir.

Concordia Community Chorus presents Canada on May 28.

Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh Duo
The Edmonton Jazz Society presents Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh Duo on May 28th. This is genuinely compelling music. It reveals the duo's uncanny intuition and ability to communicate with one another and an audience. It is also a welcome addition to their respective individual catalogs.

Pro Coro Canada Concert: Childhood Memories
Part of the Edmonton International Choral Festival. An exploration of childhood as experienced in diverse cultures around the world and here at home. Featured composers include Veljo Tormis and Ugis Praulinš alongside Canadians Michal Novotny and Allan Gilliland.

Halifax Camerata Singers Concert:<br>
The Voices of Our Past
The Edmonton International Choral Festival presents the Halifax Camerata Singers Concert: The Voices of Our Past on Friday June 2 at 8pm at All Saints' Anglican Cathedral, 10035 103 St NW.

Ellen Doty<br> With special guest Eli Bennett
"...[I]t feels like an immediate, handmade, warm-hearted statement, one that uses the personal touch to reveal all sides of a performer who seems ready for her true Canadian coming out, with a voice that honeycoats every word it sings in her easy, sweet'n'sunny crossover jazz-pop”. - Mike Bell, Calgary Herald, Gold Album Review

Voces Nordicae: Earth Call
The Edmonton International Choral Festival presents Voces Nordicae: Earth Call on Saturday June 3 at 8pm at All Saints' Anglican Cathedral, 10035 103 St NW.

Earth Call brings to light the United Nation’s global development goals through newly written music, film and images. The performance, which includes vocal improvisation and choreography, features photography by Kristina Junzell.

Tickets are $30 for Adults and $25 for Students and Seniors 65+, plus applicable fees.

Gala Concert: Edmonton International Choral Festival Choir
Edmonton International Choral Festival presents Gala Concert: Edmonton International Choral Festival Choir

ERS Main Series 1: Music Among Friends<br>Rescheduled Date
The Edmonton Recital Society presents Music Among Friends (originally scheduled for September 18, 2016 but postponed due to illness) on June 4, 2017 at 7:30pm at Muttart Hall, 10050 MacDonald Drive.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's<br>Carousel
Foote in the Door Productions is proud to present Carousel, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic and award winning musical adaptation of Ferenc Molnar’s play, Liliom. Voted best musical of the 20th century by Time Magazine, this timeless classic features gorgeous music including ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘If I Loved You’.

Walterdale Theatre performs Follies from July 5 to 15

More information coming soon!

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