5 Things To Do This Week: March 13 to 17

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and check out a Greek classic brought to the stage.

March 8, 2017

Check out a Greek classic brought to the stage

On March 16, stop by the Jubilee to see Strauss: Elektra, a production that pairs Strauss’ chilling operatic score with the complex Greek myth of Elektra. The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s conductor Alexander Prior makes his Edmonton Opera debut, and Elektra is played by soprano Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs.

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave., 780-429-1000, edmontonopera.com

Get your funny bone tickled

Comedian Finesse Mitchell will be performing at The Comic Strip for four nights, from March 16 to 19. You may recognize him from his appearances on Saturday Night Live, HBO’s Brothers, or BET’s Comic View.

The Comic Strip, 8882 170 St., 780-483-5999, thecomicstrip.ca

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some Irish music

Irish band Goitse comes to the Festival Place stage on March 17. The group was crowned Live Ireland’s “Trad Group of the Year” in 2015, and recently released their third album, Tall Tales and Misadventures. Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit by listening to some Irish tunes — and if you want a few more ideas, check out our list of 7 things to do for St. Patrick’s Day.

Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, 780-449-3378, festivalplace.ab.ca

See the North American premiere of a new play

The MadFandango Theatre Collective presents the North American premiere of Bryony Lavery’s powerful play The Believers, as part of the Roxy Performance series. In this production, a couple offers refuge to the family next door in the middle of a storm — and something unthinkable happens. The play runs March 7 to 19.

Roxy on Gateway, 8529 Gateway Blvd., 780-453-2440, theatrenetwork.ca

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In order to put together our annual Best Neighbourhoods section for the August issue, we need your opinions — so make your voice heard! Fill out our Best Neighbourhoods Survey and be entered in a draw for prizes, including gift cards to local restaurants.


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