5 Things To Do This Week: February 13 to 17

A documentary about Eritrean refugees, a Broadway hit musical, and an exhibition showcasing winter architecture.

February 8, 2017

Get glammed up for a night of Broadway

Inspired by true events, the smash-hit musical Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price struggling to continue the family business, a gentlemen’s shoe factory, until Lola, a fabulous performer, comes in need for some stilettos. The production features from Grammy Award-winning artist Cyndi Lauper and is based on the book from Harvey Fierstein. See the production from February 14 to 19.

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave., 780-427-2760, edmonton.broadway.com

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a different kind of love story

On Valentine's Day, Metro Cinema at the Garneau will be screening the 2016 film The Love Witch from director Anna Biller. The movie follows a beautiful young witch determined to find a man to love her by using potions and magic. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation drives her to the brink of insanity and murder — it's definitely different than your typical love story.

Metro Cinema at the Garneau, 8712 109 St., 780-425-9212, metrocinema.org

Learn about the plight of Eritrean refugees

As part of Metro Cinema’s Black History Month lineup and presented by the Eritrean Justice and Human Rights Advocacy Association of Edmonton comes Refugee: The Eritrean Exodus on February 15, a documentary that follows Chris Cotter, an American traveler, as he explores the common migration path through Ethiopia and into Israel that Eritrean refugees make. Cotter and crew visit several refugee camps, revealing the refugees experience of oppression, torture and survival.

Metro Cinema at the Garneau, 8712 109 St., 780-425-9212, metrocinema.org

Discover how architecture is changing how we perceive winter

We’re dubbed a “winter city,” but we avoid the cold season by hiding indoors. Sheltered + Exposed: Designing for Alberta’s Winter Life, presented by MADE and Winter City Edmonton, will showcase installation, public works, and other built examples of how architecture and design can improve our lives in winter. The exhibition opens up on February 16 and runs until April 1.

Latitude 53, 10242 106 St., joinmade.org

Experience the sweet vocals of a local singer-songwriter

On February 17 and 18, LA-based singer-songwriter Samantha Schultz will return to her Edmonton hometown as part of the Citadel’s Beyond the Stage Series. A graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Schultz’s acoustic soul sound is reminiscent of Sara Bareilles and Tori Kelly.

Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave., 780-425-1820, citadeltheatre.com

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