5 Things To Do This Week: January 15 to 19

Opera, Onegin and ice castles.

January 15, 2018

Explore a winter wonderland

The Ice Castles have returned to Hawrelak Park, and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to see them — they only last as long as the weather allows, so check them out whenever you get the chance. Wander through the stunning structure, marvel at the icy architecture and enjoy the winter wonderland the organizers have created.

William Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Rd., icecastles.com

Check out a twist on a Russian literary classic

Catalyst Theatre is launching Catalyst Presents, a new programming initiative, and they’re kicking things off with indie-rock musical Onegin. The adaptation of Pushkin’s poem and Tchaikovsky’s opera brings a new twist to a classic literary work, with music and lyrics by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille. The production premieres on January 17.

Maclab Theatre, 9828 101A Ave. 780-425-1820, catalysttheatre.ca

Get the inside scoop on HMS Pinafore

Edmonton Opera’s production of HMS Pinafore takes the stage in February, but on January 17, you have the opportunity to learn a bit more about the show before you see it live on stage. This edition of the Opera 101 series, hosted by Stephan Bonfield, focuses on Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic operetta and the story behind it.

CKUA Radio Network, 9804 Jasper Ave., 780-429-1000, eventbrite.ca

Learn more about a stunning exhibition at the Art Gallery of Alberta

“Undaunted: Canadian Women Painters of the 19th Century” has been on display at the AGA since December, but on January 16, the curator of the exhibit, Laura Ritchie, will take guests on a guided tour to learn more about the artists included in the exhibition and all they accomplished.

Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, 780-425-5379, youraga.ca

Enjoy a concert at the Muttart

Escape the winter chill for an evening with an indoor concert at the Muttart Conservatory, featuring Anna Beaumont. Beaumont’s eclectic style mixes jazz, Celtic and middle eastern influences; she will be performing on January 18.

Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A St., 780-496-8755, edmonton.ca


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