5 Things To Do: February 19 to 23
Two new art exhibitions, a live performance and more.
February 16, 2018
Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, named as one of the 100 greatest living songwriters by Paste Magazine, has recently released an album entitled Sermon on the Rocks. He draws on biblical allusions and fresh instrumentation to find a new perspective on contemporary America in his new works and will be performing some of his new songs on February 23 and 24.
The Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne St., 780-459-1542, ardentheatre.ca
Artist Jesse Thomas’ exhibition “Keystone Confederates” is leaving the Scott Gallery on February 24, so stop by to check it out if you haven’t yet. The exhibition presents select works by Thomas, including pieces that draw on his experiences living and working in New Orleans.
Scott Gallery, 10411 124 St., 780-488-3619, scottgallery.com
If you haven’t been to any of the Swing ‘n’ Skate events at City Hall yet, Family day is the perfect opportunity to do so — in addition to their regular Sunday event on February 18, there will be a special Family Day edition of Swing ‘n’ Skate on February 19 featuring C Jam Big Band.
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, 780-970-7766, edmontonarts.ca/churchillsquare
Winnipeg-based artist Luther Konadu comes to Latitude 53 with “Figure as Index,” an exhibition that focuses on the way objective visual documentation formulates public perception. The exhibition opens on February 23, with the artist giving a walk through at 6:00 pm.
Latitude 53, 10242 106 St., 780-423-5353, latitude53.org
Citie Ballet’s second production of the season, Intersect, takes place on February 23, 24 and 25. There are two pieces within the performance — Gate 3, a narrative of human movement and emotional intersections from former Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal soloist Brett Taylor, and an exploration of mental turmoil and relationships between artists, their work and the dynamics at play with critical self-thinking from Edmonton choreographer Kiera Keglowitsch.
Timms Centre for the Arts, 112 St. & 87 Ave., 780-970-4979, citieballet.ca