5 Things To Do This Week: May 1 to 5

Learn about wine, check out a exhibition featuring paintings of iconic hotels and more.

April 28, 2017

Check out an exhibition featuring paintings of iconic hotels

Edmonton artist Fraser Brinsmead has put together countless exhibitions featuring corners of Canadian cities, and for his “Iconic Hotels of Western Canada” exhibition, he shines the spotlight on icons including the Hotel MacDonald and Chateau Lake Louise. The exhibition runs until May 4, so go see the masterpieces before they disappear.

West End Gallery, 10337 124 St., 780-488-4892, westendgalleryltd.com

Learn more about wine — and sample a few varieties

From May 2 to 6, Northern Lands will be taking over the Shaw Conference Centre with a packed week of programming. From May 2 to 3, the VinItaly Canada component will allow wine enthusiasts to learn more about Italian wine and spirits in particular.  Taste a variety of wines at the il piacere del gusto italiano event, learn about pinot noir, sparkling wines, and the Canadian wine industry at various seminars, and more.

Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave., northernlands.ca

Entertain yourself with an adaptation of a Miriam Toews novel

Chris Craddock and Theatre Network bring an interpretation of Miriam Toews’ work Irma Voth to the stage. In the tale, Irma and her sister live in a Mennonite colony, and when a famous filmmaker and his crew arrive to shoot a movie, she is inspired to blaze a new creative trail. The show runs until May 7.

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

Explore the arts scene in St. Albert with the ArtWalk kick-off

May 4 marks the kick-off of St. Albert’s 15th season of ArtWalk. The Perron District is transformed into an outdoor studio and gallery, and art lovers can experience the unique atmosphere the first Thursday of every month from May to September.

Perron District, St. Albert, artwalkstalbert.com

Experience a unique tonal performance

New Music Edmonton and Pro Coro Canada are joining forces to perform Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Stimmung on May 5 and 6. The unique piece is designed with six vocalists in mind, and is an aural experience you won’t want to miss.

Studio 96, 10909 96 St., 780-908-5710, newmusicedmonton.ca

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