5 Things To Do: May 28 to June 1

A week of festivals, from arts to craft beer.

May 28, 2018

See the stunning choreography of the Usha Gupta Dance Entourage

Brian Webb Dance Company presents the Usha Gupta Dance Entourage in KHOJ, Gupta’s latest Kathak creation. The classical form of dance from northern India is brought to the stage and brought to life by the talented dancers. The production runs from June 1 to 3.

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

Sample a wide variety of craft brews

Edmonton Craft Beer Festival kicks off on June 1, and beer lovers should definitely stop by to sample a few brews, chat with brewers and distillers, and cast their vote for the People’s Choice awards.

Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 118 Ave., 403-520-5433, albertabeerfestivals.com

Celebrate the city’s arts scene at Nextfest

Nextfest brings together emerging professional artists in a variety of mediums including theatre, dance, music, film, spoken word, visual art and multidisciplinary collaborations for 10 days of amazing programming. It kicks off on May 31, so check out what’s on the schedule and fill your calendar with intriguing arts events.

Various locations, theatrenetwork.ca

Indulge in a four-course pork extravaganza

On May 31, The Common’s chef Jesse Morrison hosts another Swine and Dine, where diners can try a special menu highlighting Alberta Pork. From char siu pork with pickled schezuan salad and lemongrass milk bread to maple brandy pork fat ice cream, it’s an inventive menu that pork lovers won’t want to miss.

The Common, 9910 109 St., 780-452-7333, thecommon.ca

See another Teatro La Quindicina production

Teatro La Quindicina kicks off their 2018 season with the premiere of a Stewart Lemoine production, The Finest of Strangers. In this work, a well-known television personality returns to the house where he spent some of his childhood — and finds himself unable to leave. The production premieres on May 31, and runs until June 16.

Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Ave., 780-433-3399, tickets.teatroq.com


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