5 Things To Do This Week: February 29 to March 4

Green drinks, art auctions and a literary classic brought to the stage.


February 26, 2016

Trish Lindstrom as Alice

Photography by Cylla von Tiedemann, courtesy of the Stratford Festival 2014

See a literary classic brought to the stage

Lewis Carroll’s classic work Through the Looking-Glass has been adapted for the stage countless times since its publication, and it comes to the Citadel in an adaptation by James Reaney. The piece, produced in association with the Stratford Festival and Canada’s National Arts Centre, brings all of Carroll’s fantastical characters to life, including the White Knight, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, rival queens, and, of course, Alice.

Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave., 888-425-1820, citadeltheatre.com

Jump into spring by learning more about local and seasonal food

On March 2, the popular Green Drinks: Local Food returns for another year with a cast of gardeners, permaculture enthusiasts, cooks, food lovers and more. The featured guests for this edition include Jennifer Rollins (partnerships and marketing manager of Localize), Stephanie Spafford (president of Sustainable Food Edmonton), Janelle Herbert (farmer at Riverbend Gardens, Ryan Mason and Cathryn Sprague (founders of Reclaim Urban Farm) and many more.

Yellowhead Brewery, 10229 105 St., thelocalgood.ca/green-drinks-edmonton

Expand your art collection at this popular art auction

The Brian Webb Dance Company’s popular art auction returns for another year, and this time, rather than an early morning brunch affair, guests can enjoy a sit-down dinner by chef Simon Smotkowicz, executive chef at the Shaw Conference Centre, before browsing the artworks available for purchase. The auction will include pieces by local artists, Canadian talents, and international artists, so there’s sure to be a piece for every artistic taste and preference.

Shaw Conference Centre — The River Room, 9797 Jasper Ave., 780-452-3282, bwdc.ca

Hear the artists behind one of the AGA’s latest exhibitions discuss their work

Brittney Bear Hat and Richelle Bear Hat, along with curator Kristy Trinier, discuss the artists’ practice and the making of their exhibition, Little Cree Women (Sisters, Secrets & Stories) in the RBS New Works Gallery. Enjoy the unique opportunity to interact with the artists and hear their perspective before perusing the new exhibition, which opens on March 5.

Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, 780-422-6223, youraga.ca

Learn a little bit about a whole lot at Pecha Kucha Night 24

Edmonton’s NextGen is back with another edition of Pecha Kucha Night on March 3, and the presenter line-up promises to be as diverse and fascinating as in previous talks, featuring everything from architecture to fitness to films. The evening’s talks include “The Room: The Best Worst Movie Ever and Why It’s Essential Viewing,” “How to Create a Health Movement, One Tribe at a Time,” “Barbarella Psychedelia or Nature Can't Find a Way If There Was Nothing Natural Involved To Begin With” and more.

Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 St., edmontonnextgen.ca

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