Allan Parsons, the 11-time Grammy winner and music icon, takes the Winspear stage April 16.
Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, 780-428-1414, winspearcentre.com
In The Empress and the Prime Minister, Darrin Hagen tells the story of drag queen Ted Northe, the Canadian activist known as the Empress of Canada, who formed a remarkable connection with a young Pierre Trudeau. April 18 to May 5 at the Roxy Theatre.
The Roxy Theatre, 8529 Gateway Boulevard, 780-453-2440, theatrenetwork.ca
The former Smiths frontman returns to Canada, and Edmonton, on April 18, as part of his spring tour. A portion of ticket sales will go towards 15 animal save organizations.
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 – 87 Avenue, 780-427-2760, jubileeauditorium.com
See 650 artifacts, including the longest Viking warship ever found, along with multimedia shows and interactive stations at Vikings: Beyond the Legend, April 18 to October 20 at the Royal Alberta Museum.
Royal Alberta Museum, 9810 103a Ave NW, 825-468-6000, royalalbertamuseum.ca
Kathleen McGee — one of Western Canada’s funniest comedians, and the babysitter “who always snuck into your mom’s scotch and gave you a nip” — headlines The Stand Up Show at the Grindstone Theatre on April 19.
The Grindstone Theatre & Bistro, 10019 – 81 Ave, 780-244-9076, grindstonetheatre.ca