5 Things To Do: June 24 to 28

This week has all the music (including your own), plus stunning sand sculptures!

Hear Shakespeare, opera style

Opera NUOVA and Theatre Music Festival turn Shakespeare’s delightful and witty A Midsummer Night’s Dream into one of the greatest operas of the twentieth century, on June 22.

Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, 780-449-3378, festivalplace.ab.ca

Snap to the smoothest jazz

In a double-bill with Cécile McLorin Salvant, Joshua Redman co-headlines the signature event of the Edmonton International Jazz Festival on June 25.

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

Sing your tune

Take the Grindstone stage or just listen to some of Edmonton’s most entertaining karaoke performers on June 27.

The Grindstone, 10019 – 81 Ave, 780-244-9076, grindstonetheatre.ca

Bounce to the beat

Bomfest is back! Celebrate 20 years of Boondang on Canada Day long weekend with the biggest lineup of electronic acts this city has ever seen. Popular headliners and local artists take the stages at Edmonton EXPO centre on June 28 to 30.

Edmonton EXPO Centre, 7515 118 Ave., 780-471-7377, bomfest.ca

See the Whyte sand castles

More like carvings than castles, Boardwalk Sand on Whyte is back in Old Strathcona. Check out the stunning works of art in this summer version of Ice on Whyte from June 28 to July 7.

Corner of Whyte Ave. and Gateway Blvd., 780-758-5878, sandonwhyte.ca

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