5 Things To Do This Week: May 8 to 12

Enjoy a latte al fresco and bid in an art battle.

May 5, 2017

Hit the patio for a coffee break

We don’t want to jinx it, but the weather seems to be heating up in #yeg — and why not take advantage of it while you can? Take a break from your busy week by grabbing a coffee on a sunny patio space — you’ve probably been waiting all winter to do so. We’ve compiled a few great patios to enjoy an iced latte.

Various locations, avenueedmonton.com

Face off with fellow art lovers

On May 12, the highly anticipated Art on the Block event returns to the Art Gallery of Alberta for another year. Enjoy an evening of cocktails and an exciting auction where you’ll face off with other art lovers for pieces that spark your interest.

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

Watch a dance performance that showcases Canada’s history

Alberta Ballet is celebrating its 50th anniversary in the same year that Canada celebrates its 150th – and that’s cause for celebration. The production Our Canada delivers an evening of gorgeous choreography that explores the province and the nation through the music of the legendary Gordon Lightfoot. You can catch the performance on May 12 or 13.

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

Check out a non-fiction film (or two) at Northwestfest

All week, Northwestfest 2017 is screening non-fiction films at various locations around the city. There’s a full schedule of films for enthusiasts, and the festival website offers a full listing of what’s screening. The festival stretches from May 4 to 14, and you're sure to find something that'll capture your interest.

Various locations, 587-501-4833, northwestfest.ca

Experience the infamous barber of Fleet Street

If you’ve always wanted to experience the legendary Sweeney Todd live, you’re in luck – Elope Musical Theatre is bringing the musical to Edmonton. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is the infamous tale of an exiled barber who returns to London seeking vengeance. Randy Brososky plays the lead role of Sweeney Todd, and you can catch the production from May 4 to 13.

Westbury Theatre, 10330 84 Ave., elopemusicaltheatre.ca

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