10 to Do, May 23 to 30
Inspired by the medieval text Le Roman de Silence, Moira Buffini’s Silence looks at the ways in which women could assert political power during the 11th century. Lord Silence of Cumbria is pressured to marry French noblewoman Ymma of Normandy; the forced pairing reveals a startling secret about the English lord, one that eventually causes them to flee for their lives. Directed by Kim Mattice Wanat, with a cast that includes British stage and television actor Ruth Alexander (Coronation Street), Shannon Blanchet, and Michael Anderson.
When: Until Saturday, May 25. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with a 12:30 p.m. matinee on Thursday, May 23
Where: Timms Centre for the Arts, 87th Avenue and 112th Street
Admission: $12 to $25, available from the Timms box office or in advance from the U of A Department of Drama website
Yummy food and beautiful music? Count us in! The fine folks at Robertson-Wesley have put together a delectable evening of sweet sounds and even sweeter treats with Spring Ring, pairing delicious desserts with the Robertson-Wesley Ringers and flautist Matthew McGuigan. Featuring hymn-based arrangements, musical settings of scriptures, plus new music by Canadian composers Betty Radford and Susan Carscadden-Mifsud.
When: Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 St.
Admission: $10 suggested donation
Just who is that masked man? Why it’s Toronto’s Orville Peck, the acclaimed country singer currently getting a mountain of ink for his debut album Pony, a dark and lovely wander down traditional country paths populated by some not-so-traditional subject matter. With guests The Bobby Tenderloin Universe.
When: Friday, May 24 at 8 p.m.
Where: Starlite Room, 10030 102 St.
Admission: $12.74 to $14.99, available at the door or in advance from Ticketfly
After her acclaimed appearance in Mamma Mia 2 it only made sense for Cher to record an ABBA tribute album, right? It also makes total sense for the legendary singer and film star formerly known as Cherilyn Sarkisian to then take the act on the road, which she’s doing with the Here We Go Again tour, playing songs from her Dancing Queen album. Funk and disco legends Nile Rodgers and Chic are set to open.
When: Saturday, May 25 at 8 p.m.
Where: Rogers Place
Admission: $97 and up, available in advance from Ticketmaster
Festival of Health
Interactive booths, presentations, sessions, tours, and more are on offer at the third annual Festival of Health, taking place this Saturday at the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy. This free, public event is being put on by the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry; there’s limited space for participants in the sessions and tours, so make sure to register early. Check out the website for more information.
When: Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, 11405 87 Ave.
Food Bike Tour
Learn to cook from some of the city’s top chefs and get in shape with Food Bike Tours. Running every Saturday from May to September and one Thursday each month, Food Bike Tours brings together over 40 different food partners involved in this venture, thus guaranteeing a different dining experience every time. Check the website for more info.
When: Every Saturday from May 25 to Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; one Thursday a month, June 13, July 18, August 15, and Sept. 12, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Start at Ezio Faraone Park, 11004 97 Ave.
Admission: $109 and up, book in advance from the website
Hush Hush Noise
Lily Fawn (of Hank ‘n Lily fame) teams with Eric Hogg for a truly unique gig experience in Hush Hush Noise. The Victoria-based experimental pop duo are coming to town with their debut album, and inviting three of their best Edmonton friends along for the musical ride. With Billie Zizi, Tanyss Nixi, and Nanise
When: Sunday, May 26 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Aviary, 9314 111 Ave.
Admission: $10 to $12, available at the door or in advance from Yeglive
Think you know who Ireland’s most popular musical export is, do you? Well, think again; while he doesn’t have quite the media presence of U2 or Sinead O’Connor, Donegal’s favourite son Daniel O’Donnell has carved out an impressive career in the easy listening, folk and country field, amassing awards and top 10 albums over a span of four decades. The gentle and unassuming crooner is back in North America with his latest effort, Walking in the Moonlight.
When: Sunday, May 26 at 8 p.m.
Where: Winspear Centre
Admission: $42 and up, available from the Winspear box office or website
Country singers often come and go, but Carrie Underwood has proven that she’s got longevity in her bones. The Oklahoma native and American Idol winner has proven this over and over again with album after album of smash hits, starting with 2005’s Some Hearts, which also kicked off her tradition of winning just about every award on offer. She’s now on the road with her latest offering Cry Pretty, which features the singles Southbound and Love Wins. With Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.
When: Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m.
Where: Rogers Place
Admission: $70 and up, available in advance from Ticketmaster
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