5 Things To Do In Edmonton: January 27 to 31

This week, take a flying canoe ride, listen to some rock legends, or take a nostalgic hula hoop dancing class

Courtesy of Flying Canoe Edmonton

Human see, human do

Biological anthropologist Cheryl Knott and wildlife photojournalist Tim Laman use innovative techniques and new technologies to give you a closer look at the secret world of orangutans in Adventures among Orangutans, January 27.

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

Hula hoop with a twist

If you loved hula hoops when you were a child, then you will love Hoop Dance for Beginners. Come be young, wild and free with Stephanie Tostowaryk, as she guides you through this class on January 28.

McKernan School,  11330 76 Avenue NW, 780-435-4163, www.metrocontinuingeducation.ca

Take a flying canoë ride

One of Edmonton’s best winter festivals returns as The Flying Canoë Volant paddles in January 30 to February 1. Loosely based on French-Canadian, First Nation and Métis traditions, it’s a creative, interactive and cultural event that celebrates local history and living in a winter city.

Mill Creek Ravine and La Cité francophone, 8627 Rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91 Street), 780-463-1144, flyingcanoevolant.ca

What’s going on

Hear (and see) tributes to to The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and more in Legends of Motown, a cast of 16 singers and musicians taking you back to the Motown era January 31.

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

A night with rock legends

Come to the American Rock Legends show at Century Casino where they will be paying homage to the rock legends John Fogerty, Bob Seger and CCR. The show starts at eight, and you won’t want to be late. January 31.

Century Casino & Hotel Edmonton, 13103 Fort Road NW, 780-643-4000, ticketmaster.ca

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