10 things to do in Edmonton this week: Khalid, Found Festival, and Twizted

10 to Do July 4 to 10


When was the last time the entire top five of the Billboard R&B single charts was dominated by one person? Only once, and that was just a few months ago when Khalid proceeded to dominate with a series of songs that nailed down his reputation as one of the biggest stars of 2019. The Georgia-born singer-songwriter is touring those songs (including Talk, Saturday Nights, and Better) as part of his Free Spirit World Tour, which hits Edmonton this Thursday. Opening is Youtube sensation Clairo.

When: Thursday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Rogers Place

Admission: $64 and up, available in advance from Ticketmaster

Info: ticketmaster.ca 

The Splendiferous Quagmires of Mr. Filliam Crowe at the Grindstone Theatre on Thursday night.


Splendiferous Quagmires

David Rae and Jess Tollestrup keep the laughs coming in The Splendiferous Quagmires of Mr. Filliam Crowe, playing Thursday night at the Grindstone Theatre. The fully improvised musical comedy follows the misfortunes of the man in the title as he bumbles along through misunderstandings and misadventures. Rated G for the whole family!

When: Thursday, July 4 at 9 p.m.

Where: Grindstone Theatre, 10019 81 Ave.

Admission: $10 to $12, available at the door or in advance from the Grindstone website

Info: grindstonetheatre.ca

Real Sickies at the Buckingham on Thursday night.


Real Sickies

A trio of excellent local rock bands guarantee a fun time at the This is Pop Weekend benefit show at the Buckingham this Thursday. Real Sickies, Sister Suzie, and House Calls provide the entertainment to raise money for This is Pop expenses like “equipment rentals, party hats, and other incidentals.” Get there early for a good seat, and make sure to try a few dishes off of the Buckingham’s much loved vegan menu.

When: Thursday, July 4 at 9 p.m.

Where: The Buckingham, 10439 Whyte Ave.

Admission: $10 at the door

Info: facebook.com

Found Festival

Edmonton’s only found space festival returns for the eighth year running, taking art out of the concert halls and unleashing it on the streets. This year’s edition features theatre, storytelling, art, music and film, all taking place in unexpected locations. Check the website for more info.

When: Thursday, July 4 to 7

Where: Various venues

Admission: Free and ticketed

Info: commongroundsart.ca

Bad Buddy at 9910 on Friday night.

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Bad Buddy

They bill themselves as “The Shirelles meet the Ramones,” which is a perfectly satisfactory way to describe Edmonton’s own Bad Buddy. The rocking four-piece have been recognized as one of the city’s finest units for a few years now; Friday night’s show is a tour kickoff party celebrating a short Western Canadian tour, finishing up with an appearance at South Country Fair. Opening are The Shiverettes and DJ Andy Jam.

When: Friday, July 5 at 9 p.m.

Where: 9910, 9910B 109 St.

Admission: $10 at the door

Info: facebook.com

Missing Link at the Metro Cinema on Saturday.


Missing Link

Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, Zoe Saldana and Emma Thompson are the voices behind Missing Link, playing at the Metro Cinema on Saturday afternoon. Something of a box office bomb on release, the stop motion animated film about a friendly sasquatch looking for his yeti cousins has been reappraised by critics as one of the better family features of the year. Directed by Chris Butler, also starring Stephen Fry, Timothy Olyphant, and Amrita Acharia.

When: Saturday, July 6 at 1 p.m.

Where: Metro Cinema, 8712 109 St.

Admission: $13, adults; $8, seniors and students. Free admission for children 12 and under

Info: metrocinema.org

Lidia Khaner, performing with the Chamber Orchestra of Edmonton at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Sunday.

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Summer Voyage

The Chamber Orchestra of Edmonton wraps up its 2018/19 season with Summer Voyage this Sunday at Holy Trinity. Wolf’s Italian Serenade and Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite are among the pieces performed by the 14-piece orchestra, which is conducted by ESO principal oboe and COE music director Lidia Khaner. Other works include the 1884 Suite from Holberg’s Time by Edvard Grieg, as well as Piece, a newly orchestrated version of a work for oboe and piano that was written by Khaner in 2015.

When: Sunday, July 7 at 3 p.m.

Where: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave.

Admission: $20 to $25, available at the door or in advance from Eventbrite

Info: eventbrite.ca

Savour Strathcona County on July 7.


Savour Strathcona

Yoshi Japanese Restaurant, Sawaddee Thai Cuisine, and Choclination are among the restaurants and vendors taking part in this year’s edition of Savour Strathcona. An annual celebration of the best independent food and art in Strathcona County, Savour also features artisans and artists, as well as local music. Artists include Melissa Baron and Get Twisted Designs; Vegas Wives provide the musical entertainment.

When: Sunday, July 7, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Strathcona County Community Centre – Agora, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park

Admission: $1 for each food ticket (sold in multiples of five)

Info: strathcona.ca

Terri Clark, at the River Cree on Wednesday night.


Terri Clark

The favoured daughter of Medicine Hat returns for a show in her home province this Wednesday. Country star Terri Clark may not be pulling down the platinum-selling records like she did in the ’90s, but she still has a considerable number of hits to satisfy her audience, including If I Were You, Poor Poor Pitiful Me, Everytime I Cry, and In My Next Life. Clark is currently still touring her latest record, Raising The Bar, which features her top five single with Dallas Smith, One Drink Ago.

When: Wednesday, July 10 at 8 p.m.

Where: River Cree Resort & Casino, 300 East Lapotac Blvd., Enoch

Admission: $58 and up, available at the door or in advance from Ticketmaster

Info: ticketmaster.ca 

Twiztid at the Starlite Room on Wednesday night.



They may no longer be affiliated with former buddies Insane Clown Posse, but horrorcore rappers Twiztid should still bring the juggalos out in full force for their show at the Starlite on Wednesday night. The Detroit-based duo are in town with their latest record, Generation Nightmare, which peaked out at number three on the Billboard independent charts. Opening are Blaze Ya Dead Homie.

When: Wednesday, July 10 at 6 p.m.

Where: Starlite Room, 10030 102 St.

Admission: $25, available at the door or in advance from the Starlite website

Info: starliteroom.ca

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