5 Things To Do This Week: February 15 to 19
A new photography exhibition, four comedians and a look behind the scenes of a popular CBC radio show.
February 11, 2016
courtesy of Bugera Matheson Gallery. Curtis Trent, Elephant.
It can be enriching and enjoyable to wander around a museum solo, but why not mix it up with a little guidance every now and then? On the third Thursday of every month until April, the Art Gallery of Alberta is hosting Art For Lunch. Attendees will join one of the AGA’s knowledgeable gallery attendants and get some perspective on a particular exhibition or exhibited artwork at the AGA; then, the group will explore the core themes within the exhibition or piece while looking at art throughout the gallery. This month’s Art for Lunch will explore The Blur In Between.
Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, 780-422-6223, youraga.ca
In partnership with Art Perspective, Bugera Matheson Gallery has a new exhibition entitled Detour by Curtis Trent. The exhibition was inspired by a road trip that the artist took through Saskatchewan, in which he became fascinated by the people, landscapes, and surrounding events. Photography enthusiasts in particular will want to check out the black-and-white pieces featured in the exhibition, which runs until March 1.
Bugera Matheson Gallery, 10345 124 St., 780-482-2854, bugeramathesongallery.com
Escape the chill by popping in to see not one, not two, but four skilled comedians in the Snowed In Comedy Tour. The tour, which is crossing the prairies, stops in Edmonton for one night only on February 18. Enjoy the comedic quips of four international headliners with a variety of accolades under their belts: Dan Quinn, Damonde Tschritter, Paul Myrehaug and Pete Johansson.
Myer Horowitz Theatre, 8900 114 St., 888-732-1682, snowedincomedytour.com
Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring, the creative forces behind This is That, CBC’s award-winning satirical radio show, take the stage at the Arden and give audiences a look behind the scenes. The live show will feature everything from character interviews to mockumentary stories — for fans of the radio version, seeing these two live is sure to be an entertaining treat.
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne St., St. Albert, 780-459-1542, ardentheatre.ca
Stop by The Roxy on Gateway for the World Premiere of Klondykes, a saloon hall musical by the legendary Guys in Disguise — Darrin Hagen and Trevor Schmidt. The work follows two women who disguise themselves as man and wife in order to cash in on the Klondike Gold Rush. The production runs until February 21.
The Roxy on Gateway, 8529 Gateway Blvd., 780-453-2440, theatrenetwork.ca
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