5 Things To Do This Week: December 4 to 8

Check out a big band concert, a holiday staple and more.

December 4, 2017

Experience a unique animation process on the big screen

On December 8, Loving Vincent debuts at the Garneau Theatre. The film explores the life and work of artist Vincent van Gogh through a fascinating animation process, in which 65,000 frames were hand painted by a collection of over 100 painters.

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

Check out a big band concert at MacEwan

On December 4, MacEwan University’s Department of Music presents a Big Band Concert, with a repertoire that includes swing, Latin, funk and jazz styles. There will be performances by faculty, alumni, and students under the direction of Raymond Baril.

MacEwan University — Allard Hall, 11110 104 Ave., 780-497-4470, tixonthesquare.ca

Enjoy a holiday staple presented by Alberta Ballet

Alberta Ballet returns to the stage with a holiday staple, The Nutcracker, which kicks off on December 7. Visit the Kingdom of Sweets, see the graceful Sugar Plum Fairy, allow yourself to be enchanted by the cast of characters and more. The ballet classic is set to a Tchaikovsky score, played live by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave., albertaballet.com

Spend an evening honouring Indigenous stories

On December 6, local author and storyteller Richard van Camp is hosting Voices of Amiskwaciy: Our Stories, an event honouring Indigenous stories, culture, community, history and education. The event will include the premiere of stories shared through the Voices of Amiskwaciy project.

Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave., epl.bibliocommons.com

Do some shopping at a holiday bazaar

If the 124 Street Grand Market was on your list of must do events every week this summer, make sure to stop by their holiday bazaar on December 8. They’ll transform the Edmonton Reuse Centre into a bustling seasonal market, featuring over 50 fantastic vendors.

Edmonton Reuse Centre, 10004 103A Ave., 780-760-9453, wearewildheart.com


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