what’s taking place This month in Edmonton and Calgary

Check out a few exhibits, shows and events in and around Edmonton and Calgary–and everywhere in between– this month. If you have an event you’d like mentioned in our monthly round-up, send details to [email protected]

Laurier Heights Art Group Art Show and Sale. Sept 25. The annual open house and art show runs at the Laurier Heights Community Hall at 14405 – 85 Ave NW, from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. All are welcome to view art, and meet friends and neighbors over coffee and cake. This year also has sunflower paintings for sale, with proceeds to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Alberta.

Mayfield Dinner Theatre2 pianos 4 hands; runs from Sept. 6-Oct. 23. Enjoy piano wizardry and laugh-out-loud comedy in this story of two men and their life-long pursuit to become concert pianist superstars. We follow Richard and Ted’s fifteen-year journey and quest for musical greatness. Laughter and music–from Bach to Billy Joel–are on tap in this engaging evening. A wonderful buffet meal is included with your ticket. See mayfieldtheatre.ca for tickets.

Scrabble in the Park – Join Eastside Grannies to play Scrabble on the Patio at Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park on Sunday, September 11, from 1:30-4:00 pm Fundrs go to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. $25.00 per person or pledged donations. Contact Carol (780-464-4195) or Cathy (780-439-6785) to participate.

Labor Day Classic – Are you ready for some football? The most anticipated CFL games of the year go the long holiday weekend, with the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Elks doing battle. Monday, Sept 5, the game is at McMahon Stadium in Calgary. Kickoff at 2:30pm

Network, Citadel Theatre, Edmonton – Fans of the 1976 film Network will be delighted to see a stage adaptation featuring three live cameras and multiple video screens in a production that’s a mix of theater and video-based storytelling. See Network Sept. 17-Oct. 9. Tickets at 780-425-1820 or online at citadeltheatre.com.

Symphony Under the Sky – Edmonton Symphony Orchestra – Sept 1-4. Grab tickets while you can for this annual Edmonton tradition–a piece of grass and a blanket and you’re in for beautiful popular music played by members of the ESO. This year’s lineup includes Hollywood Hits (selections from Fiddler on the Roof, Alladin) and Festival Favourites, which include all your favorite classical composers. See winspearcentre.com for tickets.

Salisbury Greenhouse workshops – Seasonal wreath; succulent gardens – Sept. 10 and 11 – Come enjoy an afternoon of crafts and creations at Salisbury at Enjoy in St Albert. For $10, you can create an autumn wreath for your door or dining table, or a succulent garden. All materials are on site, so enjoy a fall weekend at the garden centre. See salisburygreenhouse.com to sign up.

Driving Miss Daisy – Stage West Theater Restaurants in Calgary features this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of an extraordinary and unexpected friendship, starring Joseph Marcell, best known as Geoffrey Butler from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Show runs Sept 9 to Nov 13. See stagewestcalgary.com for tickets.

Taste of Asia Night – Sept 9-11. As part of Alberta Culture Days, this mid-autumn festival features a night market, crafts, storytelling and cultural performances. There’s lantern painting and more, and visitors can explore an evening walk along paths decorated with hand-painted lanterns too. Join the fun at Currents of Windermere in Edmonton, 6004 Currents Dr NW. See Taste of Asia on Facebook for more.

What’s the buzz? – September 9, 19. Bees are critical to our communities and the Alberta Aviation Museum is hosting the Alberta Honeycomb Bee Talk to provide Albertans with the 411 on bees, honey, hives, beekeepers etc. The museum has two resident bee colonies at the facility. Check it out! See albertaaviationmuseum.com for more.

Kaleido Family Arts Festival – Sept 16-18. Alberta Ave. will be alive with colour, music, food and fun this last weekend of summer. The theme is Heart in Living Colour, so you’ll be sure to find plenty of it through music, art and acts around the Alberta Avenue district. See kaleidofest.ca for all the details.

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