For over 30 years, Jim Witter has pressed all the right keys on stages all around the world. Whether playing original tunes or covers from piano legends Billy Joel and Elton John, which he’ll do for The Piano Men at Festival Place, his unique style and on-stage rapport is sure to entertain.
It’s not often you can see — or at least hear — Mick Jagger, Frank Sinatra and Fred Flintstone on stage at once. But singing impressionist Andre Philippe Gagnon will bring them all to Festival Place for The History of Rock and Roll, in which he borrows famous voices from the ’50s to today.
Wine, spirit and beer makers from around the world join local restaurants and food purveyors at the Edmonton Convention Centre to bring you two of most flavourful nights of the year. Check the website for priority, group and corporate ticket packages.
Alberta Ballet’s first show of the season features stunning works from three celebrated choreographers — Cathy Marston (Moving, Still), Alisa Pires (Skyward), and Helen Pickett (Petal) — in Away We Go, at the Jubilee Auditorium.
The YEG Downtown Farmers Market will host 41 local vintage curators bearing gifts from as far back as the 1950s, including band T-shirts, vintage dresses and household decor, at the Capital City Vintage Holiday market. It’s a great way to get unique gifts while promoting sustainability.
Maureen, Karen, and Teresa Ennis celebrate 25 years as recording trio The Ennis Sisters at St. Albert’s Arden Theatre. With Celtic and Newfoundland influences, they harmonize like only siblings can, bringing a mix of original songs and interpretations of all-time classics.
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings never planned on making another record after their tribute album High or Hurtin’: The Songs of Willie P. Bennett, but here they are, 25 years and eight albums later, hitting the Winspear stage as one of the best roots-oriented bands in North America.
MacEwan University’s Conservatory of Music welcomes its newest quartet-in-residence, the Garneau String Quartet, consisting of four ESO members. Over their term, the quartet will work with guest artists and teach young musicians, and it all kicks off with this show at Muttart Hall.
This holiday season, Mayfield Dinner Theatre brings Vegas to you with Vegas Live, a brand-new production packed with hits from today’s top artists and great “retro acts” that still call the strip home.
Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore pay tribute to Alfred Hitchcock in Wrong Window, a comedy whodunit at St. Albert Dinner Theatre about an “it’s complicated” couple who think they saw their cross-courtyard neighbour kill his wife. Things only get more complicated once the wannabe sleuths enter their neighbour’s apartment and ask: If she’s not dead…then who is?
The show you loved growing up (or at least passively watched while home sick from school) comes to the River Cree stage, and you can win big. The Price is Right Live gives you a chance to play famous games from TV’s longest-running game show, including Plinko, Cliffhangers and, of course, The Big Wheel.
Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive) and son Tal (just this) bring Randy Bachman’s Greatest Stories Ever Told, a one-of-a-kind musical and storytelling show, to Fort Saskatchewan’s Shell Theatre. The father-and-son duo will share stories about life on the road, and growing up with a rock star dad who was on the road, in between playing classic hits and songs off their record, Bachman & Bachman.
Two of country music’s most iconic performers will close out Farmfair International (November 9 to 12) as headliners Sawyer Brown and Lonestar will play hit after hit at the Edmonton EXPO Centre with Canadian country superstars Doc Walker and George Canyon.
Forget the chain stores this Christmas shopping season — The Market off Whyte features unique gifts made by Edmonton and Albertan crafters, designers and artisans at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre. It’s a great place to get fun, affordable and one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones.
Dinis Sousa conducts ESO players in Trip to Vienna & Prague, featuring the music of Mozart and Haydn, as well as works by Czech composers Dvořák and Martinů. It will be two evenings of masterful musicians playing some of the most beautiful music ever made.
The Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show’s Karla Marx will guide you through an upscale adult playground featuring entertainment, provocative and educational seminars, shopping and fashion shows (plus live demonstrations), to bring out the romance, love (and taboo) that’s within you.
124th Street celebrates the 10th anniversary of its annual All is Bright winter festival in and around Helen Nolan Park. Bask in the inner and outer glow of the lights, beverage gardens and fire while listening to live music, eating and perusing local vendors.
Twelve artists, three rounds, one colourful champion — Art Battle returns to Pure Casino Yellowhead, where the paint will fly and you’ll get to see, vote and even bid on the most beautiful creations (or create them yourself, if your brushes are up to the task).
Award-winning cellist Christine Hanson brings her nine-person ensemble to Leduc’s Maclab Centre for Performing Arts for The Cremation of Sam McGee. Together they will bring Robert Service’s poetry and the art work of Ted Harrison to life in this beautiful multi-media experience.
November 23 to December 31 (closed December 24 and 25)
Alberta’s largest botanic garden lights up this winter with Luminara: A Winter Garden Story. Stroll along the candle-lit Kurimoto Japanese Garden down to Memory Lane where you can light a candle of your own. You can also take the Woodland Express to Sprites Hollow, then eat and drink in Holiday Square under a canopy of festive lights.
Drive 2.5 kilometres under 1.5+ million bright lights, displays and animations in Magic of Lights at the RAD Torque Raceway. It’s an enchanted drive-thru your whole family can experience from the comfort (and warmth) of your car.
Foot in the Door productions presents Kiss Me Kate at La Cité Francophone. Using Cole Porter’s music and the Bard’s storytelling, the show tells The Taming of the Shrew — or rather, the story of a couple putting on a musical version of that show, as relationship lines blur and chaos ensues.
The Old Strathcona Business Association turns McIntyre Park into a winter wonderland, with Winter Whyte Light Up, an outdoor (free) event for the whole family. There will be treats, hot drinks and fire pits to keep your spirits happy and warm.
Dive deep and discover the world’s largest and most mysterious animals in Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story, which tells the tale of nine blue whales that died tragically in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2014, and the unprecedented scientific and conservation opportunity the terrible event presented. You’ll also learn about how whales evolved, their ability to communicate, and why they’re the largest animals to ever exist on Earth.