Edmonton Jewish Film Festival - May 7 to 18, hybrid online and at Stanley A. Milner Public Library. Eight features and five short films are being screened FREE, featuring the best in Jewish cinema. Films celebrate Jewish culture, history and identity, with dramas and documentaries from Israel, France, Austria and the U.S. Tickets available at jewishedmonton.org.
Minus One Dance Club of Calgary - Live music on Saturday night dances. Bands: May 6, Joel Spire, May 20 Jana & Danny, June 3, Silence in Between. At St. Vladimirs, 404 Meredith Rd, NE. Cash only; members $12, guests $15, includes sandwiches, coffee, tea and cookies. There's also a cash bar. Doors at 6:30, Band plays 7:30-11 p.m. For more, call 403-607-4664 or see minusoneclubcalgary.com
A Grand Night For Singing - Local theatre company Foote in the Door Productions brings this charming revue musical to the Edmonton stage May 11-17. Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical, the show presents the classic music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, including favourites from Oklahoma, The Sound of Music and South Pacific. Join the all-local cast and orchestra for performances at Théâtre at La Cité Francophone (8627 91 St). Tickets are $30 adults, $25 seniors/students at www.eventbrite.ca/www.tixonthesquare.ca
Horizon Stage - John Reischman & The Jaybirds. Enjoy original songs, instrumentals and bluegrass power, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 adult, $30 student/senior. See sprucegrove.org/horizon-stage for more.
SUN (Seniors United Now) South Edmonton Chapter Meeting - May 19: Dietitians helping you age well, with speaker/registered dietician Kelly Reinprecht. Join us for coffee and snacks at 1:30 p.m. Edmonton Whitemud Public Library, 4211-106 St. Phone 780-250-7164 for more.
Minus One Dance Club of Edmonton - Social dancing for seniors 55+. May 13 Diamonds Band. Singles and couples welcome. Dance 7-11 p.m. with lunch at 9:30. Members $15, guests $17. At Bellevue Community Hall, 7308 112 Ave. NW. For info, call 780-478-6187. See minusonedanceedmonton.com.
Prison Dancer: The Musical - at The Citadel Theatre, May 6-28. From a viral video turned award-winning web series turned stage production, an all-Filipino cast brings an exciting musical to The Citadel. Prison Dancer is ultimately a brave musical about redemption and how a prisoner named Lola brings purpose and joy to a group of inmates by helping them come together in “harmony” through the power of song and dance. For tickets, call 780-425-1820 or at citadeltheatre.com.
Alberta Genealogical Society EDMONTON BRANCH - General meeting via zoom, Thurs May 25 at 7 p.m. Uncovered Chapters: Stories of Metis Genealogy and Kinship with local multidisciplinary artist Amber Paquette. See edmontongenealogy.ca for more.
Randy Bachman: Every Guitar Tells a Story. At the National Music Centre, Calgary, through October. This exhibit at Studio Bell highlights the sprawling collection of one of Canada's most celebrated players, over 80 of the legendary rocker's guitars and the stories behind them. See the exhibit with paid admission to Studio Bell, Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Reggae Up North - May 13 in Old Strathcona. Authentic Reggae music, food and vendors come to Old Strathcona in a first-of-its-kind rots Reggae street party. Relax and unwind with music, food, vendor products and Reggae bands direct from Jamaica--EarthKry and RikJam. From 11-11, free events during the day and tickets for evening concerts available. See reggaeupnorth.com for more.
Seniors United Now – North East Chapter. Join May 11 at 1 p.m. for coffee, pastries and meeting on community education for CNIB Foundation, with CNIB speaker. Learn about difficulties for those who are losing or have lost sight, and aids that can include technical assists, guard dogs and a white cane. At the Glengarry Community Hall, 13325 – 89 St. NW Edmonton. For more, contact 780-476-6072.
PRAISE with special guests Shumayela, part of Kokopelli Choir family. May 13, at 7:30 p.m at First Presbyterian Church, 10025-105 St. $25 (general admission), $20 (student/senior), and free for 12 and under. Tickets are available in advance at eventbrite.ca or at the door.
Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon TELUS World of Science, Edmonton. See this full dome planetarium show for the first time in Canada. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd's iconic release, this show is a spectacle with 360-degree visuals set to the anniversary edition of the album of the same name. For a limited time only, tickets at twose.ca or at 780-451-3344.
First Métis Man of Odesa - Citadel Theatre, Edmonton. See this heartwarming celebration of the enduring Ukrainian Canadian connection inspired by true events. Real-life married couple and award-winning theatre artists Matt and Mariya take to the stage to bring to life this love story that spans from Odesa to Alberta. Runs to May 13, Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave.
Jurassic Quest - Until May 7, get up close and personal with sky-scraping dinosaurs at Edmonton Expo Centre, Explore ancient oceans, a moving, life-size 15-metre-long megalodon, a herd of life-size animatronic dinos, meet the trainers and watch an interactive raptor show. 7515 118 Ave. NW, Edmonton. See edmontonexpocentre.com or jurassicquest.ca for tickets.
Seniors United Now - Edmonton meeting. Wed. May 17 at 1:30 p.m. at WESeniors Centre in Strathcona Community Centre. Topic is Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), with speaker Jo Heggerud, RN BScN of MAID north sector. Coffee and cookies available, all are welcome. For more info, contact Denis at 780-464-2871.
2023 Collider Festival- at The Citadel Theatre. Running May 11-14, the Citadel's annual festival of new play development returns, with readings of four new plays, two artist-led workshops and premiere productions of new works. Full event schedule and more details are at citadeltheatre.com/artists/play-development/collider-festival/.
The Penelopiad - Walterdale Theatre May 3-13. Margaret Atwood's take on one of the oldest epic adventure tales, The Penelopiad is a contemporary story of Odysseus, from the girl's perspective! Sometimes comical, but deeply moving too, enjoy this one from Edmonton's favourite community theatre. For tickets, see https://walterdaletheatre.square.site/.
Food Bike Tours - Edmonton. The season is back! Join this fun and active adventure of guide-led cycling (with help of an e-bike) and food stops around the city. In May, Saturday stops include Lunas Tacos, Pei Pei and Ayco Cafe. Sundays, food stops go to Northern Chicken, Battistas and Ayco Cafe. For questions or info contact (780) 250-2453 or Email: [email protected].
This is Home breakfast fundraiser - St. Michael's Health Group hosts its 9th annual event. Enjoy good food and keynote speaker, Spruce Grover Mayor Jeff Acker for a special morning, May 12, at St. Michael's Heritage Hall, 7-8:30 a.m. Tickets are $40, contact Colleen Ens for more information, at [email protected], or call 780.472.4507. Tickets for the breakfast or a 50/50 raffle at trellis.org/this-is-home.
Shine a Light on Antisemitism mosaic - See the mosaic by local artist Lewis Lavoie, featuring hundreds of individually crafted tiles representing someone affected by antisemitism. At Stanley A. Milner Library May 4 to 19, Calder Branch – June 10 to July 12. For more, see jewishedmonton.org
The Scott Woods Band - Alberta stops for the old-time fiddling show, with step dancing, humour and modern touches, include: Wainright, May 18; Camrose, May 19; and Stony Plain, May 23. Check each location for tickets, or order with a credit card, toll free at 1-855-726-8896. See scottwoods.ca for more info.