OurYEG – Global Edmonton Featured Community Events

Global Edmonton is a proud partner of these fantastic events in and around Our CITY! Follow us on Twitter at @GlobalEdm_plus to stay up to date on what’s happening in #OurYEG.

 

 

Alberta Ballet’s Shaping Sound: After the Curtain

Shaping Sound is bringing the heat back to Alberta with a brand new show: After the Curtain. Under the Artistic Direction of Emmy Award Winner Travis Wall from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, and co-created with Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson, Shaping Sound is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought fully-to-life on stage by a dynamic company of dancers. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

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Slumberland Motel by Collin Doyle – January 17 – February 4

Don’t miss Slumberland Motel by Collin Doyle January 17 to February 4 at the Varscona Theatre. Overnighting in a seedy roadside motel, two down on their luck vacuum cleaner salesmen share a room. Tired and disappointed in their lives, Ed and Edward seem to be at the end of their ropes. But the unexpected arrival of a mysterious woman from the next room transforms their world. A road weary comedy of disillusionment and dreams. Tickets are available at shadowtheatre.org.

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Corus Radiothon – January 17 & 18

The 19th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the Stollery Children’s Hospital, with support from sister stations 630 CHED92.5 Fresh Radio and Global Edmonton. Support the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and become a monthly donor visit stollerykids.com for details.

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ONEGIN – January 17 – 28

ONEGIN is the indie-rock musical that’s taking the country by storm. Catalyst Theatre presents this multi-award-winning production in Edmonton. For tickets visit catalysttheatre.ca.

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Amazon Adventure in IMAX – Opens January 19

Explore the wilds of nature as you embark on one of the most extraordinary adventures of all time, through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest. Amazon Adventure 3D is playing at the TELUS World of Science Edmonton, for more info visit TWOSE.ca.

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Edmonton Renovation Show – January 26 – 28

The Edmonton Renovation Show is the most trusted resource for every home improvement project, inside and out. Join big names like Bryan Baeumler host of HGTC’s Bryan Inc., plus more than 225 exhibitors and a slew of great features. Real advice, real inspiration, and real experts at your finger tips! For more information visit edmontonrenovationshow.com.

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The 2018 Chamber Ball An Evening of Brilliance – January 27

On January 27th the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce will bringing together Edmonton’s biggest, brightest and best. YEG’s premier business gala returns to Rogers Place for another exhilarating evening of couture, cuisine, celebration and connection. From the ‘Hall of Fame’ to the ‘Chairman’s Club,’ your Chamber Ball ticket affords you exclusive access to the most desirable amenities within Rogers Place. Get your tickets at EdmontonChamber.com.

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Flying Canoë Volant – February 2 & 3

Located in the heart of the French Quarter, this family friendly, evening winter festival celebrates Canada’s Indigenous, Métis and Francophone cultures through the imagination of the Flying Canoe, also known as La Chasse Galerie. Festival go-ers will see the spirit of the legend come alive with illuminated sculptures, music, food, dance, winter activities, and so much more. For more information visit flyingcanoevolant.ca.

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Faceoff with Cystic Fibrosis Gala – February 3

The 29th Annual Faceoff with CF Gala is the signature event for the Edmonton & Northern Alberta Chapter of CFC. Join special guest and honorary Chairperson Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on February 3 at the Chateau Lacombe. For tickets and more information visit faceoffgala.ca.

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HMS Pinafore – February 3, 6 & 9

Set sail on a delightful new production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved musical comedy. With jazzy new musical arrangements and foot tapping choreography, this is one voyage you won’t want to miss! For tickets visit edmontonopera.com.

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Kids Kottage For the Love of Wine – February 9

For the Love of Wine is back on  February 9. This annual Valentine’s fundraiser is an elegant evening of fine wine, live jazz and elegant food in support of Kids Kottage! For tickets visit kidskottage.org.

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The World’s Longest Hockey Game – February 9 – 19

This February 40 brave and amazing hockey players will challenge the Guinness World Record and play The World’s Longest Hockey Game. During this 10-day game, players, referees and volunteers will raise money for the Alberta Cancer Foundation to support PROFYLE, a Canadian-led group of some of the top minds in pediatric cancer and gene sequencing that are committed to helping young children facing cancer. Support a player and make a donation at albertacancer.ca.

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Canadian Birkebeiner Society Ski Festival – February 9 – 10

The Canadian Birkebeiner is back for its 29 edition. Join up to 1,500 skiers and enjoy a weekend that includes opening ceremonies and trade fair, and a full day of skiing routes of 2.5 to 55 km  concluding with a rousing Vikings’ Feast. The event is only one of 3 of its kind in the world, the other 2 are held in Norway and Wisconsin, USA. New this year is the Birkie Sunday for kids and family event in partnership with Edmonton Nordic Ski Assoc. Visit CanadianBirkie.com for more information.

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Silver Skate Festival – February 9 – 19

The Silver Skate Festival returns to Hawrelak Park February 9 – 19. This 10 day family oriented festival combines sport (especially skating), arts and culture, and recreation. Bring the entire family down and experience Edmonton’s longest running winter festival. For more information or to donate visit silverskatefestival.org.

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7th Annual Family Winter Festival – March 3

The 7th Annual Family Winter Festival returns to Rabbit Hill on March 3 from 10 am – 3 pm. It’s a fun event for the whole family. There will be fun activities around the area, Charity BBQ, and Bake Sale. In support of SCARS (Second Chance Animal Rescue Society). $1 From every lift ticket sold will be donated.

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Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley – March 7 – 25

Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. Don’t miss Outside Mullingar at the Varscona Theatre. For tickets visit shadowtheatre.org.

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Fly Me To The Moon by Marie Jones – April 25 – May 13

Francis and Loretta are home care workers in Belfast. But when one of their patients Davy dies unexpectedly the two cash strapped ladies are faced with an awful choice, cash in his pension and keep the news of his death a secret for a little while or call the police? Their attempt to beat the system throws them headlong into an excruciating – yet hilarious – wild ride. Catch Fly Me To The Moon by Marie Jones from March 5 – 25 at the Varscona Theatre. Tickets are available at shadowtheater.org.

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6th Annual Be Brave Luncheon – May 2

Join us at the 6th Annual Be Brave Luncheon featuring Meredith Graham on May 2. Meredith Graham has journeyed through mental illness, abuse and poverty and now makes it her mission to share her message. Enjoy a powerful and inspiring afternoon and raise vital funds for Little Warriors and the Be Brave Ranch. Visit littlewarriors.ca for tickets and additional information.

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CASA Carnival – May 11

The CASA Carnival is a premier gala featuring top of the line performances from Edmonton’s own Dave Babcock and some of Edmonton’s finest musicians. At this year’s CASA Carnival, step back in time to the roaring twenties through the dark, moonlit alleyways and find the hidden doorways leading to the evening’s CASA Cotton Club.  This captivating evening brings our community together to support children’s mental health. For tickets visit CASACarnival.org.

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