Ballet Edmonton welcomes back Alberta-born choreographer Joshua Beamish and Vancouver-based Rachel Meyer for the secondstunning performance of the season,I’m still here. The productionrunsMarch 1 to 3.
Mercury Opera returns to Chez Pierre Cabaret with LaBoheme, the opera that inspired RENTand takes you back to New York’s Alphabet City, circa 1979, where disco and drag queens, painters, punk rockers and poets converged. The show is running until March 9.
SkirtsAfireis amultidisciplinary arts festival that takes place around the cityfrom March 7 to 17. From theatre to spoken word and musical performances, gallery art and delicious food — all in conjunction with International Women’s Day — SkirtsAfirewill entertain and inspire.
Shumka presentsAncestors and Elders on March 8, featuring Shumkadancers with interdisciplinary Indigenous artists, which tells the story of the first Ukraniannewcomers to Canada meeting the First Nations people, and explores their shared values and differences.
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave.,780-455-9559, shumka.com
After more than 740 millionYouTube views in ten years, Scott Bradleebrings his Post Modern Jukebox to the WinspearCentre on March 10. It’s a motley of modern songs —including Lady Gaga, The White Stripes and Radiohead —interpreted by his multi-talented collective.
ShadowTheatrepresentsLungs, a tale about a couple thinking of having a babyamid a warming and tumultuous world. It explores betrayal, happenstanceand the terrible pain that you can only cause the people you love. The production runsMarch 13 to 31.
Watch six characters deal with enforced silence on a healing retreat inSmall Mouth Sounds, March 14 to 24 at the RoxyTheatre. A challenge for actors and audience alike, characters must fumble forward and look for answers — minus words. It’s ahumourousand touching journey without a roadmap.
Looking for a new restaurant to try out? We’ve got you covered. Our annual Best Restaurants 2019 issue is officially out, and we’ve got recommendations for every mood. Whether you’re looking for a spot to go for date night, a place to dine with your family, or simply want to try out what’s best of the new restaurants in the city, there are plenty of selections to choose from.
Multi-double platinum, progressive pop band Marianas Trench takes their Suspending Gravity Canadian tour to the Jubilee Auditorium on March 26. Get an up-close and personal experience oftheir new album Phantomsalong with all their previous hits.
Middletownis the story of a handyman who forms an unlikely friendship witha pregnant woman, who together explore a longing for love, warmth and contact. The production startsMarch 28 atTimmsCentre for the Arts.
TimmsCentre for the Arts, 87 Ave. and 112 St., 780-492-2273,ualberta.ca
The world premiere of The CandidateopensMarch 30 at the Citadel. It’sthe comedic story of a politician poised for victory who must avoid scandals, which are being set in motion in the theatre next door.
Showing in tandem withThe Candidate, the audience are guests at The Party, a fundraiser full of secrets and scandals, with actors racingbetween The Maclab Theatreand The Club to appear in both performances, which run simultaneously starting March 30.