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What's Happening? July in Alberta

Summer is here! Check out a few exhibits, festivals and events this month in and around Edmonton and Calgary--and everywhere in between! If you have an event you'd like mentioned in our monthly round-up, send to lhaines@prime.greatwest.ca
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Walterdale Theatre presents The Realistic Joneses July 6-16 in Edmonton. Photo: Henderson Images.

Summer is here! Check out a few exhibits, festivals and events this month in and around Edmonton and Calgary--and everywhere in between!  If you have an event you'd like mentioned in our monthly round-up, send to lhaines@prime.greatwest.ca

Value Days at the 2022 Calgary Stampede - Enjoy 10 days of music, food and fun at Stampede, starting July 7. A SuperPass allows unlimited entry for the duration, $49 at Sobeys, IGA, until July 5. Value days include parade-to-park July 8, with free admission for all after the parade, between 11-1:30 p.m. TC Energy Community Day July 12 gives free seniors admission all day long. See other value days details at calgarystampede.com

A Wop May Night at the Museum - July 9 - See the Alberta Aviation Museum come alive as Hangar 14 celebrates with bubbly, charcuterie, story-telling, entertainment and a premiere of the film, BLIND AMBITION: THE WOP MAY STORY.  Tickets for the elegant affair are $65, with timed entry. See albertaaviationmuseum.com for details on the event, presented by YEG Honeycomb for the Edmonton Historic Festival and Doors Open 2022.

Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship -

Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers host the 38th Annual Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship in the Dow Centennial Centre, Fort Saskatchewan on July 14 – 17, 2022.  Event includes a Junior Showcase and Open Mic on Friday evening; Saturday and Sunday fiddlers compete for over $16,000 in prize money.   Saturday evening July 16 starts with buffet supper and then Judge’s Showcase and dance to old time fiddle music.  For more information visit https://www.wildrosefiddlers.org/fiddle-contest-gna/ or phone 780-906-6862.   Tickets $10 and up Call 1-888-655-9090 or at Dow Centennial Centre.

K-Days - July 22-31 Calling all thrill-seekers, makers, gardeners, performers, thrift shoppers, dog lovers, music aficionados and mini donut connoisseurs! Explore Edmonton's Exhibition grounds for rides, shows, shopping and exhibits, from noon to midnight daily. See k-days.com for a full schedule of events and ticket info.

Sexy Laundry - Mayfield Dinner Theatre -July 5-Aug 7. After 25 years of marriage, time, kids, stress, and gravity have all taken their toll on Alice and Henry’s relationship. Alice arms herself with a copy of Sex for Dummies and books an upscale hotel room, hoping to rekindle some passion. Sexy Laundry is a touching and laugh-out-loud romantic comedy that is guaranteed to strike a chord! See mayfieldtheatre.ca for tickets.

Calgary Food Bike Tour - Cycle from restaurant to restaurant to sample fare direct from the area’s top chefs. Your Chef Table Living Food Bike Tour is a fresh air/food experience you won’t forget. Tours run Saturdays until early September. See cheftableliving.com for details.

Edmonton's Food Electric Bike Tours - Sundays through Sept. 25. For this two-wheel motor adventure, cycle a provided electric bike to several area restaurants. You won't even break a sweat!  Food and beverage included in ticket price. See cheftableliving.com for more on this adventure.

The Realistic Joneses - July 6-16 Walterdale Theatre 10322 - 83 Avenue NW. Bob and Jennifer Jones are middle-aged and dissatisfied with their situation. Their young, new neighbors, John and Pony Jones, pretend to have a light and bubbly life. When these two couples meet, interactions draw out topics none want to discuss, as they all discover they share more than just a last name. Through humour and true-to-life dialogue, the play demonstrates going it alone is not the way to handle life's hardships. Tickets are $20-$25 available at the door or through walterdaletheatre.com

Minus One Dance Club of Edmonton - Why not try an evening of social dance this summer? Minus One presents monthly dances with live music and refreshments for the 55-plus crowd (singles and couples and new dancers always welcome). July 9 Chwill Brothers band, and August 13 is The Diamonds. For info, call 780-478-6187 or see minusonedanceedmonton.com. Dances run 7 - 11 p.m. at Bellevue Community Hall, 7308-112 Ave. Tickets are $13 for members, guests $15.

Clue - Citadel Theatre, Edmonton. July 16 - Aug 7 Remember the board game? Here's the play. On a dark and stormy night, dinner party guests including Scarlet, Plum and Mustard become suspects when the host turns up dead. Whodunnit? Take in the madcap comedy that'll keep you guessing! Tickets at citadeltheatre.com or 780-425-1820.