Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang presents NIGHTbox and SWAN, the latter of which is a reimagining of the iconic characters of Swan Lake, set to the music of Stravinsky. Catch the final performance March 1.
SkirtsAfire Festival, Edmonton’s only female-focused theatre and multidisciplinary arts festival, welcomes and celebrates all women to venues across Old Strathcona, Downtown and Alberta Avenue. Performances and exhibitions run until March 8.
The Citadel’s Daryl Cloran’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s wonderful romantic comedy takes place in 1960s Vancouver, has professional wrestling and and a live band performing 25 songs by The Beatles — just as the Bard envisioned it! As You Like It runs until March 15.
Noises Off takes a hilarious behind-the-scenes peek at a play-within-a-play, as a misfit company of overworked cast and crew prepare a farce of their own, Nothing On, where — spoiler alert — everything goes wrong! Watch the chaos and laugh until March 29.
Live theatre meets digital media inGirl in the Machine, the story of how Owen and Polly’s relationship disintegrates when new technology arrives in their home and confronts them with the question: would you want to live forever? The emotionally charged drama — which offers audiences a 360-degree visual experience — runs March 3 to 8.
Enjoy five sumptuous dishes from Executive Chef Jiju Paul and the Edmonton EXPO Centre culinary team, perfectly paired with Italian wines presented by Italian winemaker Pierangelo Tommasi at Tommasi Winemaker’s Dinner on March 3 (25% of the revenue will be donated to the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts).
Travel back to one of the most memorable times in music history on March 5, as Terrell Edwards and friends present A Night of Motown. It will be a night upbeat and uplifting music in partnership with the Alzheimers Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories.
Previewing what will appear Off Broadway, Mercury Opera presents La Boheme, Puccini’s timeless story about youth, love and loss in New York’s Alphabet City circa 1979. The drag queens, painters, punk rockers and poets converge on stage March 5 to 7 and 12 to 14.
The ESO presentsNielsen’s Inextinguishable, conducted by Alexander Prior in partnership with Concertmaster Robert Uchida, March 6. The evening will include Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, a new arrangement of Kaija Saariaho’s Ciel d’hiver, as well as Carl Nielsen’s InextinguishableSymphony.
National Geographic’s Explorer of the Year for 2011 and accomplished cave diver Kenny Broad welcomes you on a fantastic voyage into the beautiful but dangerous “blue holes” of the Bahamas, captured in incredible images and video in Extreme Cave Diving, March 9.
Downtown Edmonton’s rich culinary scene will be on full display during Downtown Dining Week. From March 11 to 22, you can enjoy a two-course lunch and brunch ($20), as well as a multi-course dinner ($35 or $50) at nearly 50 participating restaurants. There will also be daily culinary events, cocktail tours and foodie film screenings.
Add some March magic to your life with Mythical Mavens: A Burlesque Revue. It will be an evening of myths, legends and fables with a wink, shimmy and a ton of tease, hosted by Morgan Smith on March 13.
An optimistic simpleton and his band of misfits find chaos all around the world the world in Candide, running March 14, 17 and 20. Based on Voltaire’s celebrated novel, and written by Leonard Bernstein, Candide is a delightful satire full of exotic destinations, outlandish characters and thrilling melodies. Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave NW, 780-427-2760, jubileeauditorium.com
On March 19, watch the award-winning CBC-TV miniseriesEquus – Story of the Horse: In Concert. It explores the partnership between humankind and the horse, recreated live with big-screen projection, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and a choir conducted by Darren Fung.
Masters of Illusion brings the best, most astounding and hysterical performers from around the world to Edmonton on March 20. Witness jaw-dropping grand illusions and hilarious comedy magic as performers combine fantasy, fervour and flair in front of your eyes. Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, 780-428-1414, winspearcentre.com
Where can you crawl through a life-sized model of a prehistoric snake, see micro-sculptures up close and learn how it’s possible to safely swallow a sword? At The Science of Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, delve into experiments, challenges, touchable specimens, computer interactives and multimedia experiences starting March 20.
The Mini Pop Kids come to Edmonton on their new Bright Lights Concert Tour, March 23. Featuring songs by Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, The Jonas Brothers and Taylor Swift (plus some classic hits), it’s a fun show for the whole family!