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Theatre Six Pack

Six Theatre companies offer one specific play from each of their seasons, to give you a taste of what Edmonton has to offer.

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Western Canada Fashion Week

Western Canada Fashion Week runs from September 18 to 22, 2019.

Sep 20 - 8:00PM

LUCA NOSTRO QUINTET

Luca Nostro is a guitar player and composer from Rome who is very active both in jazz and contemporary classical music. He will be backed by four outstanding musicians from Montreal.

Sep 21 - 8:00PM

Ghostboy

This Calgary-based band skillfully combines the traditional Roots music you love with a bit of Bluegrass, some Celtic and a dash of rock and pop.

Sep 21 - 8:00PM

BENNY SHARONI QUARTET

Benny Sharoni wowed Yardbird Suite patrons with his energetic mainstream jazz style when he appeared here for the first time in the fall of 2017. He returns with his long-time drummer, Steve Langone, as well as one of Canada’s best pianists, Dave Restivo. Edmonton bassist Paul Johnston rounds out the quartet.

Sep 22 - 3:00PM

Listen, My Beloved

An afternoon of musical interpretations of an old love story based on the collection of poetry which has inspired composers for centuries known as the Song of Songs or the Song of Solomon.

Sep 22 - 7:30PM

Season Recital 1 - Katherine Chi & Guests

A soloist of musical and technical distinction, Katherine Chi is noted for the breadth of her repertoire.

Sep 26 - 8:00PM

Pat Metheny‘s 65th Birthday

In honour of the 65th birthday of legendary guitarist and modern jazz trailblazer, Pat Metheny, Brett Hansen has curated a tribute to Metheny’s eclectic and illustrious career.

Sep 27 - 7:30PM

Dave Gunning & Small Glories

Double Bill of Strong Folk from Nova Scotia and Manitoba

Sep 27 - 8:00PM

LARRY FULLER TRIO

From bop, to stride, to swing, to blues, Fuller's performance at the Yardbird Suite is not to be missed!

Sep 28 - 7:30PM

Don Berner Big Band Performs the Music of Duke Ellington

Come celebrate the music of the most prolific jazz composer of the 20th century! 120 years after the Duke's birth, the DBBB performs the Duke's arrangements, some compositions from his most prominent musicians, as well as modern arrangements of his compositions!

Sep 28 - 8:00PM

SAM KIRMAYER TRIO featuring BEN PATERSON

Guitarist and composer Sam Kirmayer is touring in support of his sophomore album “High and Low” on Cellar Live.

Multiple Dates

Silent Sky

The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries.

Oct 4 - 7:30PM

Locarno

Groove heavy mix of Mexican Folk, Cuban Son and Latin Soul.

Oct 4 - 8:00PM

MIKE LEDONNE & THE GROOVER QUARTET

Recording prolifically for Savant, the all-star Groover Quartet has earned renown as one of the most exciting organ combos on the scene.

Oct 5 - 7:30PM

Rémi Boucher

Canadian Rémi Boucher is renowned for his innovative technique and for brilliant performances of the repertoire’s most difficult works.

Oct 5 - 8:00PM

Michael Jerome Browne

Michael Jerome Browne is a multi-instrumentalist, a songwriter, and a living encyclopedia of American Roots music. Gospel, Blues, Old-Time, Country, Soul and Cajun, expect to hear it all.

Oct 5 - 8:00PM

WAYNE HORVITZ TRIO

Composer and pianist Wayne Horvitz continues touring in support of his new CD “The Snowghost Sessions” on Songlines Records. Horvitz may be best known for his work with John Zorn, Reggie Watts, Bill Frisell, Butch Morris, William Parker, Robin Holcomb, Gus Van Sant and many others. He is also the recipient of the 2016 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award. In this project, Horvitz teams with two of his favorite Seattle musicians, drummer Eric Eagle and bassist Geoff Harper.

Oct 6 - 2:00PM

High Tea

Ever wondered what a true “High” Tea would look like? Join the company of Firefly Theatre and Circus as they dangle overhead serving steeps, champagne and sweets!

Oct 6 - 4:00PM

Obsessions Octet - Concert and CD Release Party

More info coming soon

Oct 11 - 8:00PM

THE YARDBIRD SUITE ALL-STARS CELEBRATE ART BLAKEY’S 100TH BIRTHDAY

October 11, 2019, would have been the 100th birthday of the legendary drummer and bandleader, Art Blakey.To celebrate this auspicious event, the Yardbird Suite All-Stars under the direction of Craig Brenan will present an evening of music associated with Blakey.

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Ralph Escamillan: HINKYPUNK

HINKYPUNK is the faceless face we look for and who shapes what we become.

Oct 12 - 8:00PM

AMOS HOFFMAN & NOAM LEMISH QUARTET

The Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish Quartet offers an inspired blend of jazz and Jewish folk melodies.

Oct 16 - 7:30PM

Media Challenge starring Paul Sveen

Hosted by Alex Fortin, headlined by Paul Sveen and, depending on how many chicken out, 11 local media personalities attempting stand-up comedy for the first or second or third time. From television, radio, and print you’ll recognize them all!

Oct 17 - 7:30PM

Producer's Choice Gala starring Andrew Grose

Headlined by our Producer Andrew Grose and hosted by the “Smart A** King of Comedy” Mike Dambra, this show features six of Andrew’s favorite comedians and dearest friends: Kevin Stobo, Drew Behm, Dan Quinn, Tyler Hawkins and Adam Blank.

Oct 17 - 7:30PM

Collectif9

Known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, collectif9 employs lights, staging, and amplification more commonly seen at rock acts, and heralds a new age in genre-bending classical performance.

Oct 18 - 7:30PM

Leaf Rapids

Cinematic Folk with a wisp of theremin

Oct 18 - 7:30PM

Leading Edge Gala starring Emo Phillips

Presented by our friends at Leading Edge Physiotherapy, The Leading Edge Gala is headlined by Emo Philips; famous for his eccentric appearance, surreal humour, and the bizarre cadence of his voice in the delivery of his lines that made him iconic in the 80’s.

Oct 18 - 8:00PM

Backstage Series starring Monique Marvez

The Backstage Series is your opportunity to see more of your favorite performers doing their entire 45-minute set in a more intimate setting.

Oct 18 - 8:00PM

Cabaret Series starring Lisa Alvarado

Comedians tell us every year that the Varscona Hotel is their favorite venue so we brought it back. The Cabaret Series has a more casual feel to it with the audience up close and personal.

Oct 18 - 8:00PM

Devin Gray Trio

New York drummer and composer Devin Gray is on a mission to share his unique musical language. An artist inspired by years of close contact with many jazz legends is proving his creative band leading and compositional techniques to be reaching people all over the world.

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Van Grimde Corps Secrets: EVE 2050

Driven by reflections on the advances being made in AI, this concluding part of the Eve 2050 project points to the advent of a new species, a new take on the eternal question of our place in the mystery of the cosmos.

Oct 18 - 10:00PM

Backstage Series starring Dusty Slay

The Backstage Series is your opportunity to see more of your favorite performers doing their entire 45-minute set in a more intimate setting.

Oct 18 - 10:00PM

Cabaret Series starring John Wing

Comedians tell us every year that the Varscona Hotel is their favorite venue so we brought it back. The Cabaret Series has a more casual feel to it with the audience up close and personal.

Oct 18 - 10:00PM

Leading Edge After Dark Gala starring Mike Vecchione

Presented by our friends at Leading Edge Physiotherapy, The Leading Edge After Dark Gala is a slightly more risqué version of the Leading Edge Gala. Hosted by Adam Blank, this one is headlined by New York’s Mike Vecchione who is making his debut appearance at the Edmonton Comedy Festival.

Oct 19 - 7:30PM

Best of the Fest Gala starring John Wing

Like its name suggests, these are the best performers appearing at this year’s Edmonton Comedy Festival all wrangled onto one stage for one unforgettably hilarious show. Headlined by America’s Got Talent finalist John Wing, and hosted by one of Canada’s rising star, Drew Behm.

Oct 19 - 8:00PM

Cabaret Series starring Shayma Tash

Comedians tell us every year that the Varscona Hotel is their favorite venue so we brought it back. The Cabaret Series has a more casual feel to it with the audience up close and personal.

Oct 19 - 8:00PM

Cabaret Series starring Dan Quinn

Comedians tell us every year that the Varscona Hotel is their favorite venue so we brought it back. The Cabaret Series has a more casual feel to it with the audience up close and personal.

Oct 19 - 8:00PM

Gurf Morlix

Morlix’s shows are confessional; taking an unflinching look at mortality & finding a sliver of light through the blues. This producer and ace-sideman is as stunning performer as he is songwriter.

Oct 19 - 8:00PM

Anton Schwartz Quartet

Jazz's greatest improvisers create music that carries an emotional wallop. It's a lesson that tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz learned well. He has earned a name for his big tone and his smart and soulful compositions and improvisations.

Oct 19 - 10:00PM

Backstage Series starring Mike Vecchione

The Backstage Series is your opportunity to see more of your favorite performers doing their entire 45-minute set in a more intimate setting.

Oct 19 - 10:00PM

Late Night Date Night Gala starring Shayma Tash

A tradition at the Edmonton Comedy Festival, the Late Night Date Night Gala is our most popular show. Hosted this year by Alex Fortin, this one is headlined by one of our festival favourites: Shayma Tash, and features Monique Marvez, Lisa Alvarado, Tyler Hawkins and Larke Miller.

Oct 20 - 3:00PM

Total Baroque

The Alberta Baroque Music Society presents Total Baroque, featuring Nedda Yamach - Violin, Kathleen de Caen - Cello, and John Tessier - Tenor.

Oct 20 - 3:00PM

Missae VII: Male Voices of Pro Coro Canada

Our annual male voices concert is also our seventh edition of the Missae series.

Oct 25 - 7:30PM

Celeigh Cardinal

Spirited Soul-Folk Songstress from Edmonton

Oct 25 - 8:00PM

Dreamstruck featuring Joe Fonda, Marilyn Crispell and Harvey Sorgen

After many years of playing together in various combinations, bassist Joe Fonda, pianist Marilyn Crispell and drummer Harvey Sorgen have formed Dreamstruck, a new trio and a new recording exemplifying lyrical beauty and masterfully controlled power in a superb album of creative free jazz, a remarkable example of the modern piano trio.

Oct 26 - 8:00PM

Kollage featuring Alexis Baro

Kollage is Canada’s premiere hard bop band. Over the years Kollage created a name for themselves with their own original music and has become an institution that has received recognition with numerous awards both nationally and internationally.

Oct 27 - 7:30PM

Season Recital 2 - Zemlinksy Quartet

The Zemlinsky Quartet is a much lauded example of the revered Czech string quartet tradition.

Multiple Dates

The Ballad of Peachtree Rose

From one of Canada’s best emerging writers comes a thriller that forces audiences to ask: “What is Justice?

Nov 1 - 7:30PM

Duo Melis, Guitars

Since their debut as Duo Melis in 1999, Spanish guitarist Susana Prieto and Greek guitarist Alexis Muzurakis have been increasingly recognized as one of the top guitar duos performing today.

Nov 2 - 8:00PM

David Francey

David Francey is known as one of Canada’s finest tunesmiths and a champion of the Everyman, admired for his less-is-more approach to writing.

Nov 3 - 3:00PM

Baroque Chamber Music Treasures

The Alberta Baroque Music Society presents Baroque Chamber Music Treasures, featuring Susan Flook, Anna Kozak, and Laura Veeze - Violins, Colin Ryan - Cello, and Tammy-Jo Mortensen - Harpsichord.

Nov 9 - 7:30PM

Constantinople

Founded in Montreal in 1998 by its artistic director Kiya Tabassian, Constantinople presents creative and interpretive programs inspired by the musical traditions of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as those of the Mediterranean and Middle East.

Nov 10 - 7:30PM

Music Among Friends: In Remembrance

Admission is by donation at the door.

Nov 15 - 7:30PM

Russell deCarle

Southern Soul with deep Country roots.

Nov 17 - 3:00PM

Heaven and Hell

Finding its genesis in the large work A Riveder Le Stelle by Swedish composer Lidholm, our musical journey will lead us through darkness and death to resurrection and renewed life.

Nov 22 - 7:30PM

Le Vent du Nord

Leading force in Quebec's progressive Francophone Folk.

Multiple Dates

Brian Webb: PLACE

PLACE explores the impact of the environment, both physical and social, on our daily life. It defines us and reminds us that we never escape who we are. It is a celebration of identity.

Nov 23 - 8:00PM

Lynne Hanson & Joe Nolan

Lynne Hanson is known for her hard-living style of music, mixing gritty ballads with driving roots-tinged guitar. Joe Nolan’s unwavering strength as a lyricist, and his wounded-heart delivery remind us of our humanity.

Dec 1 - 3:00PM

Music for a Festive Season

The Alberta Baroque Music Society presents Music for a Festive Season, featuring the Scona Chamber Singers, directed by John Brough.

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Altar Boyz

Altar Boyz is a foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour.

Multiple Dates

Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant...Ever!

What has the potential to be the worst pageant ever turns out to be the best one, as everyone learns the true meaning of Christmas.

Dec 14 - 2:00PM

The Second Annual Sing-Along Messiah

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra has provided music fans of Edmonton many opportunities to get to know and love Handel’s Messiah. Now, in the city that sings, comes the chance to experience Messiah as a member of the chorus.

Dec 15 - 3:00PM

Little Match Girl Passion

The Little Match Girl Passion has become Pro Coro Canada’s annual Christmas concert and this year, we return the Passion to All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral.

Dec 21 - 7:30PM

A Perfectly Frank Christmas

Celebrate the Holidays with the perfectly timed show that has become a Christmas tradition in Edmonton!

Dec 31 - 7:30PM

A Pro Coro New Year's Eve

Spend New Year's Eve with Pro Coro Canada! Now in its third year, this concert will treat you to music meant to entertain and inspire.

Jan 17 - 7:30PM

T. Buckley

Alberta Roots with timeless, flowing melodies

Jan 18 - 8:00PM

John Gorka

John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter whose songs are multifaceted, full of depth, beauty and emotion

Jan 31 - 7:30PM

Amy Helm

Deep, soulful folk-rock.

Feb 2 - 3:00PM

18th Century Music from Austria

The Alberta Baroque Music Society presents 18th Century Music from Austria, featuring Charles Pilon, Viola.

Feb 2 - 3:00PM

Roots II: korinnya

Our second edition of the Roots series is presented under the direction of Mykola Hobdych, founder and director of the Kyiv Chamber Choir.

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1984

Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania.

Feb 7 - 7:30PM

Misael Barraza Diaz

At home in both the classical and flamenco worlds, Misael Barraza Diaz is one of the most outstanding young Mexican guitarists.

Feb 8 - 8:00PM

Women of Folkways

The Women of Folkways concert is a celebration by women of women in the Folkways Records catalogue. This year’s show will feature Maria Dunn, Jean Hewson, Christina Smith, and Dana Wylie.

Feb 21 - 7:30PM

Jayme Stone

Finding new paths for the five string bango.

Feb 22 - 8:00PM

JP Cormier

A storyteller? A songwriter? An incredible multi-instrumentalist? The answer is simple, JP Cormier is undoubtedly - an entertainer.

Mar 6 - 7:30PM

Coco Love Alcorn

Soulful and Compelling with a dose of Gospel.

Mar 7 - 7:30PM

Canadian Connections IX

A welcome guest in Western Canada, the Elmer Iseler Singers under the direction of maestra Lydia Adams will present a choral kaleidoscope of a cappella selections from acress Canada.

Mar 7 - 8:00PM

Martyn Joseph

For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics.

Mar 15 - 3:00PM

Harmonious Baroque

The Alberta Baroque Music Society presents Harmonious Baroque, featuring Joanna Ciapka - Violin and Allene Hackleman - Horn.

Mar 20 - 7:30PM

The Paperboys

Blending Celtic folk with bluegrass and world flavours.

Mar 21 - 7:30PM

The Roaring '20s: A Century of Music from 1920-2020

Join the Don Berner Big Band as they look back over a century of recorded music and we enter an all new “roaring '20's”!

Mar 21 - 8:00PM

Braden Gates & Over The Moon

Braden Gate's wit, charm, and ultimately incredible songs win the hearts of his audience & Over the Moon are known for their stellar harmonies, wide array of acoustic instruments, solid song-writing, and highly-engaging stage presence.

Mar 27 - 7:30PM

Jon Brooks

Quintessential Modern Folk Singer.

Mar 28 - 7:30PM

Raphaël Feuillâtre

Described as a musician of poetic sensitivity, extraordinary young French guitarist Raphaël Feuillâtre is the 2018 first prize winner of the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition

Mar 28 - 7:30PM

Dénes Várjon

Pianist Dénes Várjon’s sensational technique, deep musicality, and wide range of interests have made him one of the most exciting and highly regarded participants in international musical life.

Multiple Dates

5 @ 50

Five@Fifty is a raw and darkly comedic portrayal of turning fifty in contemporary society, and of the friendships we can't live without.

Apr 4 - 8:00PM

Pharis & Jason Romero

Singing vibrant duets, writing deadly songs, playing handmade banjos and loving old acoustic guitars.

Apr 10 - 7:30PM

Good Friday at the Winspear 2020

Two of today's most prolific composers will be in attendance when the choir performs their annual Good Friday concert at the Winspear.

Apr 16 - 7:30PM

Amarcord

Amarcord is a German male classical a cappella vocal group based in Leipzig, founded in 1992 by five former members of the Thomanerchor.

May 3 - 2:00PM

Music Among Friends: Celebrating MacEwan Conservatory

Admission is by donation at the door.

May 3 - 3:00PM

A Baroque Bouquet

The Alberta Baroque Music Society Presents A Baroque Bouquet, featuring Elizabeth Koch - Flute, and Susan Flook - Violin.

May 10 - 2:00PM

A Mother's Song

In honour of Mother's Day, join us for a Fundraising Concert that features solo performances by many of our members as they sing songs that connect them to their mothers or to their own motherhood.

Multiple Dates

From Cradle to Stage 2020

Walterdale Theatre welcomes local amateur playwrights to discover their dream script from its infancy to a staged realization. The Cradle to Stage program invites playwrights and theatre creators of any skill level to take part in a season-long program to create a new work.

Multiple Dates

Fujiwara Dance Inventions: Eunoia

EUNOIA takes the audience on a verbal, visual and visceral journey. The conceit of the poem is introduced through games and then builds in complexity with fanciful narratives and semiotic play.

May 24 - 2:00PM

Emerging Artist Series - featuring Sonya Shin & Sarah Ho

Admission is by donation at the door.

Jun 6 - 7:30PM

The Music of the Super Heroes!

Whether you're a fan of Big Band, live music, pop culture, movies, or Super-Heroes this performance is not to be missed! If you enjoy the spectacular scoring from the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon, or the amazing themes from the Pixar hit “The Incredibles!” this is your chance to hear those works and more performed live by Edmonton's best big band!

Jun 7 - 3:00PM

Moonshot II: tar swan

Inspired by the prize-winning poem tar swan by Calgarian writer David Martin, this program will shine a spotlight on humanity's treatment of nature and natural resources across the continent and here in our own backyard.

Multiple Dates

Merrily We Roll Along

Merrily We Roll Along is Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's audacious musical about three lifelong friends who fall apart and come together trying to make their dreams come true.