5 Things To Do: January 14 to 18

Take in some tunes, share your story or sip whiskey for a good cause.

January 9, 2019

Music, Chicago style

Watch Brass Transit, a Chicago tribute band, and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra bring the sophisticated and intricate rock sounds of Chicago to Edmonton on January 15 at The Musical Legacy of Chicago.

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

Sweat it out 

Watch as tensions rise among a group of life-long friends when picket lines form at work, their bonds wear and the strength of their connection is tested in the struggle to stay ahead, in Citadel Theatre's Sweat. See all sides in this powerful examination of a community that is formed and dissolved amid the changing landscape of America, running until February 3. 

Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Avenue, 780-425-1820, citadeltheatre.com

Tell your story

Be one of 10 people to tell a five-minute story and see how it compares once the hat is passed around for a cash prize at Edmonton Story Slam at The Mercury Room on January 16.

The Mercury Room, 10575 114 Street, 780-819-9077, mercuryroom.ca 

Check out an extreme film fest

Explore mountain cultures, exotic landscapes and extreme sports without leaving the city, with the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival tour at The Garneau Theatre. On until January 17. 

The Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 Street, 780-425-9212, metrocinema.org

Drink (for a good cause)!

Try over 175 different types of whiskey from around the world at the 10th Annual Edmonton Whiskey Festival at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre on January 16, with all proceeds going to the MS Society of Canada.

Delta Hotels — Marriott, 4404 Gateway Boulevard NW., 780-434-6415, marriott.com

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