10 TO DO

Plants, pi­anos and a pan­cake break­fast

Edmonton Journal - - YOU - Ten to Do is com­piled and writ­ten by Tom Mur­ray. If you are co-or­di­nat­ing an event you want fea­tured here, email the in­for­ma­tion to arts@ ed­mon­ton­jour­nal.com.


The Uni­ver­sity of Alberta Depart­ment of Drama’s Stu­dio The­atre sea­son closes out this week with a pro­duc­tion of Eu­gene Ionesco’s ab­sur­dist drama Exit the King. The de­luded King Berenger, who be­lieves him­self to be im­mor­tal, rules over a crum­bling em­pire. When he finds out that he’s head­ing to­wards his demise, he stub­bornly holds on to the delu­sion as his wife and court at­tempt to pre­pare him for the in­evitable. Di­rected by Kevin Sut­ley; star­ring Ian Le­ung, Beth Gra­ham, and Sparky John­son.

When: Thurs­day, May 17 to Satur­day, May 26. Per­for­mances are at 7:30 p.m., mati­nee at 12:30 p.m. on Thurs­day, May 24. No per­for­mance on Sun­day.

Where: Timms Cen­tre for the Arts, 87th Av­enue and 112th Street

Ad­mis­sion: $25, adults; $22, se­niors; $12, stu­dents. Avail­able at the door or in ad­vance from the U of A web­site

Info: ual­berta.ca


Twelve ce­ramic artists who have worked and lived at the world renowned Medalta stu­dios are the fo­cus of Home, a new exhibition at the Alberta Craft Fea­ture Gallery. Jenna Stan­ton cu­rates this col­lec­tion of pieces from the Medicine Hat-based stu­dio, which now boasts a mu­seum, con­tem­po­rary gallery, ed­u­ca­tion cen­tre, and artist-in­res­i­dence pro­gram. Par­tic­i­pat­ing artists for Home in­clude Les Man­ning, Koi Neng Liew, Noriko Maduda, and Jenn Demke Lange.

When: Un­til Aug. 18. Gallery hours are Mon­day to Satur­day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs­day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sun­day and statu­tory hol­i­days

Where: Alberta Craft Fea­ture Gallery, 10186 106 St.

Ad­mis­sion: Free

Info: al­ber­tacraft.ab.ca


The fi­nal six con­tes­tants will be fu­ri­ously show­ing off their key­board skills as the Shean pi­ano com­pe­ti­tion draws to a close this week­end at Mut­tart Hall. Kerry Waller is the lone Alberta en­try in a field that also in­cludes Van­cou­ver’s Ni­cole Li­naksita, Toronto’s David Potvin, and Chi­ang Rai, Thai­land’s Karn­siri Laothamatas, all mu­si­cally joust­ing for the $8,000 top prize. Ad­ju­di­ca­tions and awards fol­low the Satur­day even­ing con­cer­tos, with re­cep­tion after the awards.

When: Fri­day, May 18, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Satur­day, May 19, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Mut­tart Hall, Alberta Col­lege, 10050 MacDon­ald Drive

Ad­mis­sion: $10 at the door

Info: shean­com­pe­ti­tion.com


Gar­den­ing sea­son is upon us, and the fine folks at the Mut­tart Conservatory are ea­ger to help. They’ll be hold­ing their an­nual bed­ding plant sale, of­fer­ing up a va­ri­ety of choices for your back­yard plot. All bed­ding plants are avail­able for pur­chase at the green­house.

When: Thurs­day, May 17, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri­day, May 18, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Satur­day, May 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Where: Mut­tart Conservatory, 9626 96A St.

Ad­mis­sion: Free

Info: ed­mon­ton.ca


Di­rec­tor Nick Park re­turns with his lat­est stop-mo­tion an­i­mated ven­ture, Early Man. The crit­i­cally ac­claimed com­edy fol­lows the en­deav­ours of a group of cave­men, as they in­vent the game of foot­ball after re­triev­ing a spher­i­cal chunk of rock from an as­ter­oid. Eddie Red­mayne, Ti­mothy Spall, Tom Hid­dle­ston, and Johnny Ve­gas are among the voice tal­ent, with Game of Thrones’ Maisie Wil­liams a stand­out as coach Goona.

When: Satur­day, May 19 at 2 p.m.

Where: Metro Cinema,

8712 109 St.

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

Info: metrocin­ema.org


Van­cou­ver’s Yung Heazy has been pick­ing up plenty of crit­i­cal ac­claim over the last year with the re­lease of sin­gles Cuz You’re My Girl and Girl, I’ll Take U Any­where. The singer­song­writer has been com­pared to The Bea­tles, Mac DeMarco, and Gus Dap­per­ton; he’ll be re­leas­ing his de­but al­bum, When­ever You’re Around I Hate Ev­ery­thing Less on June 1 of this year. With Mar­laena Moore, Shukov, and The Slight Brains.

When: Satur­day, May 19 at 8 p.m.

Where: Sew­ing Machine Fac­tory, 9562 Whyte Ave.

Ad­mis­sion: $10 at the door or in ad­vance from Show­pass

Info: show­pass.com


Saska­toon is where the psy­ch­hard rock ac­tion in Canada is hap­pen­ing th­ese days, with Shoot­ing Guns lead­ing the pack. The all-in­stru­men­tal six-piece have been hard at work fin­ish­ing up the record­ing of their orig­i­nal score to the 1922 silent film Nos­fer­atu, but they’ll be leav­ing the stu­dio be­hind to treat E-Town­ers to a very highly rec­om­mended live set. With Pine Bar­rens, The Switch­ing Yards, and Rhythm of Cru­elty.

When: Sun­day, May 20 at 8 p.m.

Where: Star­lite Room, 10030 102 St.

Ad­mis­sion: $15, avail­able at the door or in ad­vance from the Star­lite web­site

Info: star­lite­room.ca


Oh, look, it’s spring, the sea­son you never thought would ar­rive. The folks at Ukrainian Vil­lage were al­ways con­fi­dent that it would come, how­ever, plan­ning their Celebration of Spring sea­son opener this Mon­day. Ac­tiv­i­ties and events for the day in­clude face paint­ing, arts and crafts, pan­cake break­fast, school lessons, field work and seed­ing, mu­si­cal per­form­ers and much, much more. Check the web­site for the full sched­ule.

When: Mon­day, May 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Ukrainian Vil­lage, 50 kilo­me­tres east of Ed­mon­ton on High­way 16, 3 kilo­me­tres east of Elk Is­land Na­tional Park

Ad­mis­sion: $15, adults; $13, se­niors; $10, youth. Chil­dren 6 years of age and un­der are ad­mit­ted for free

Info: ukraini­anvil­lage.ca


He’s known as Rus­sell Vi­tale to his mother, but all the rest of us know him as Russ. The New Jer­sey-born rap­per and pro­ducer made his rep­u­ta­tion through a long se­ries of free al­bums on Soundcloud be­fore Columbia Records picked him up in 2016. His de­but al­bum, There’s Re­ally a Wolf, made it all the way to No. 7 on the Bill­board Charts, scat­ter­ing ra­dio sin­gles like Losin’ Con­trol and What They Want along the way.

When: Tues­day, May 22 at

7 p.m.

Where: Shaw Con­fer­ence Cen­tre, 9797 Jasper Ave.

Ad­mis­sion: $59.95, avail­able at the door or in ad­vance from Tick­et­mas­ter

Info: tick­et­mas­ter.ca


He’s sassy, that Jon Mick. Sassy and funny, which makes him the per­fect host for Your Favourite Game Show, over at the Rec Room South on Wed­nes­day night. You’re in­vited to play along with the lo­cal co­me­dian and bon vi­vant as the au­di­ence makes their way through mul­ti­ple rounds, di­verse cat­e­gories, and “the ques­tions you’ve been wait­ing to an­swer.”

When: Wed­nes­day, May 23 at 8 p.m.

Where: The Rec Room,

1725 99 St.

Ad­mis­sion: Free

Info: there­c­room.com


The Uni­ver­sity of Alberta’s Stu­dio The­atre closes its sea­son with Exit the King, at the Timms Cen­tre for the Arts, May 17 to 26.

Shoot­ing Guns will per­form at the Star­lite Room on Sun­day.

On Mon­day, the folks at Ukrainian Vil­lage are cel­e­brat­ing the spring we thought would never come.

Early Man is screen­ing at Metro Cinema on Satur­day at 2 p.m.

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