5 Things To Do This Week: January 16 to 20

A humourous ballet, a tale about a candy factory and an inside perspective on a new exhibition.




January 11, 2017


Enjoy a delectable four-course meal showcasing Alberta pork

Alberta Pork’s Swine and Dine 2017 launches on Janaury 17 at The Common. Chef Jesse Morrison-Gauthier will be creating a four-course meal featuring Alberta pork from appetizer to dessert — make sure to stop by.

The Common, 9910 109 St., 780-452-7333, passionforpork.com

Check out a ballet with a humorous spin

With a much-anticipated new show, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to Edmonton on January 17 and 18 with their hilarious take on the most popular ballets of all time. The skilled dancers combine humour with dance skills that are on point — this is one you won’t want to miss.

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave., 844-355-9494, albertaballet.com


If you’re still enamored with Willy Wonka, check out this other tale of a candy factory

Written, directed and composed by Jonathan Christenson, Fortune Falls is the allegorical tale of the rise, fall and reinvention of a prosperous town, once home to the world’s largest candy factory.

Maclab Theatre, 9828 101A Ave., 780-431-1750, catalysttheatre.ca


Get an inside look at a new exhibition

On January 18, join Laura Ritchie, head of Exhibitions and Collections Management at the Art Gallery of Alberta and curator of “Season to Season, Coast to Coast,” for a tour of the exhibition. Ritchie will discuss thoughts, processes, and her own anecdotes from developing the exhibition.

Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, 780-422-6223, youraga.ca


Revisit a classic by Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin defied the times in 1931 when he made City Lights, a silent film in an age of talkies. The film is still regarded as a hilarious and touching masterpiece, and on January 19, it will be projected above the Winspear stage along with an orchestra performing Chaplin’s score.

Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, 780-428-1414, winspearcentre.com


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