5 Things To Do in Edmonton This Week: January 18 to 22
A tribute to a Canadian music icon, the work of a cross-disciplinary artist and a sampling of Scottish beer.
The Art Gallery of Alberta and MacEwan University join forces to present an artist’s talk by Toronto-based artist Shary Boyle entitled Western Medicine: Social justice, universal meaning and the role of art. Over the course of her career, Boyle has become known for her cross-disciplinary practice, and has worked with sculpture, theatre, music, performance art and more. In her talk, she will discuss her engagement with various art forms and share images from her personal favourite projects.
Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, 780-422-6223, youraga.ca
On January 12, the Planet Organic Market located on Jasper Avenue opened their new location — across the street from the old location. While it remains on Jasper Avenue, the store has undergone a huge transformation. The new 17,000 square foot space contains an in-store coffee and juice bar, several to-go options including a full deli and salad bar, as well as an expanded grocery selection. Browse through the modern new space and find a few new healthy favourites.
Planet Organic Market, 12210 Jasper Ave., planetorganic.ca
For one night only, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats come to the Winspear Centre in a concert sponsored by Live at the Winspear and Folk Fest. Singer-songwriter Rateliff is a multi-talented musician influenced by soul legends such as Otis Redding who exploded in popularity once his band, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, released their first single “S.O.B.” The group will take the stage with guests Paper Bird for an energetic, explosive performance.
Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, 800-563-5081, winspearcentre.com
Leonard Cohen is a man of many talents, but he has become a Canadian icon partly due to his skill and finesse with both lyrics and melodies. Fans of Cohen’s works are sure to enjoy this Firehall Arts Centre production, conceived and directed by Tracey Power with musical arrangements by Steve Charles. Six skilled performers play seventeen instruments in order to bring some of Cohen’s beloved songs to the stage from January 13 to January 24.
Citadel Theatre, 9828 10A Ave., 780-425-1820, citadeltheatre.com
For beer connoisseurs looking to expand their palate, fans of Scottish culture, or both, this edition of 7Degrees’ popular beer school is the perfect event. 7Degrees will be serving 10 Scottish beers for guests to sample, as well as three scotches and three courses of appetizers. From traditional to experimental brews, see the best of what Scottish beer has to offer.
Tiramisu Bistro, 10750 124 St., 780-756-8380, sevendegrees.ca