5 Things To Do: February 26 to March 2

An art auction, a must see movie and more.

February 26, 2018

See stunning choreography from Toronto Dance Theatre

Toronto Dance Theatre, currently on their 50th anniversary tour, join Christopher House and the Brian Webb Dance Company in a production that centres on the adventure of discovery. You can catch the performance, House Mix, on February 28 and March 1.

Timms Centre for the Arts, 87 Ave. & 112 St., 780-420-1757, bwdc.ca

Celebrate Freedom to Read Week by hearing Marie Henein speak

On February 27, lawyer Marie Henein comes to the Edmonton Public Library as part of their Forward Thinking Speaker series. She discusses her formative years as a newcomer to Canada, the turning points in her profession and takes aim at discrimination in both her own field and the world at large.

Chateau Lacombe, 10111 Bellamy Hill Rd., epl.ca/speakerseries

Check out a panel discussion about art and climate change

On March 1, the Art Gallery of Alberta and the University of Alberta’s Change for Climate: Art for Change project presents a panel discussion on art and environmentalism. Joan Greer will introduce and moderate the discussion, and the audience can expect presentations by Brittany Bear Hat, Debra Davidson, Natalie S. Loveless, Peter von Tiesenhausen and Sheena Wilson.

Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, 780-425-5379, youraga.ca

Watch Daniel Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread

If you haven’t yet had a change to see the highly anticipated film Phantom Thread, now’s your chance — Metro Cinema will be screening it on February 28 and March 1. The film tells the tale of dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock, his sister Cyril, and his muse Alma, all set in 1950s post-war London.

Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 St., 780-425-9212, metrocinema.org

Kick off the SkirtsAfire Festival with The Romeo Initiative

From March 1 to 11, the SkirtsAFire Festival presents The Romeo Initiative, a production that’s half romantic comedy and half spy thriller. The production by Trina Davies is based on a real program in which West German secretaries were profiled to determine a perfect East German match, who would then become their target.

Cabaret Theatre, 9210 118 Ave., 780-420-1757, skirtsafire.com


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