5 Things To Do This Week: May 15 to 19

Listen to two enlightening talks, stop by another Dark Matters event and more.

May 12, 2017

Hear Chris Hadfield speak

On May 15, Chris Hadfield comes to the Winspear stage to share a selection of stories, images, songs and ideas designed to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. The evening of patriotic fun is guaranteed to thrill — and as the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space, Hadfield certainly has a unique perspective.

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

Learn more about mental health in urban settings

Health reporter and columnist Andre Picard, who was named Canada’s first “Public Health Hero” by the Canadian Public Health Association, and a “Champion of Mental Health” by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, gives a talk entitled “Hello, How Are You?: Combatting Urban Isolation” on May 15. Picard will explore the isolation that often occurs in urban settings and how we can build connections as a community.

Chateau Lacombe, 10111 Bellamy Hill Rd., epl.ca/speakerseries/

Listen to some hits from one of classical music’s most iconic composers

If you have a soft spot for Beethoven, make your way to the Winspear on May 17 because Bill Eddins is conducting an evening dedicated to the iconic composer. Violinists Robert Uchida and Eric Buchmann, cellist Rafael Hoekman, and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra will join Eddins for the production. The repertoire for the evening includes the “Triple” Concerto, Eighth Symphony and more.

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

Attend another Dark Matters event — and learn all about natural disasters

On May 18, the Telus World of Science Edmonton is putting on another Dark Matters event, this time focused on natural disasters. Learn more about how seismometers work, talk to a volcanologist, check out a visual journey across the galaxy in the planetarium and more.

Telus World of Science Edmonton, 11211 142 St., 780-451-3344, telusworldscienceofedmonton.com

See the last Studio Theatre production of the season

Pam Gem’s The Lady from the Sea tells the story of the loss of a child and the unraveling of the ties that bind a marriage. Members of the BFA acting company and MFA Directing Candidate Michael Bradley draw audiences into the complex tale about the choices a couple faces in their pursuit of love. The production debuts on May 18, and runs until May 27.

Timms Centre for the Arts, 87 Ave. and 112 St., ualberta.ca

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