10 TO DO

Freewill, Free Willy and so much more

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


He went to school to study how to be­come an ex­plo­sives en­gi­neer, but came out a co­me­dian. B.C. born standup Ian Bagg moved from slots at the Mon­treal Com­edy Fes­ti­val and a CTV Com­edy Now spe­cial to guest­ing with the big boys on such pres­tige pro­grams as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Co­nan O’Brien. In his spare time he acts, show­ing up in fea­tures like The Cra­dle Will Rock, MVP 2 and MXP. In 2015 he placed in the Top 5 of Last Comic Stand­ing, head­ing out on a suc­cess­ful tour with his fel­low fi­nal­ists.

When: Thurs­day, June 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Fri­day, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.; Satur­day, June 16 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Sun­day, June 17 at 7 p.m.

Where: The Comic Strip, 1646 Bour­bon Street,

West Ed­mon­ton Mall

Ad­mis­sion: $25.95, avail­able from the Comic Strip web­site

Info: the­comic­strip.ca


Two brand new ex­hi­bi­tions are get­ting un­der­way at the SNAP Gallery this week­end. Miche­line Durocher takes over the main gallery with Home and Gar­den, a pho­to­graphic dis­play, while Me­gan Gnanasi­hamany brings her own “two-di­men­sional theatrical jour­ney”, Copy Tropic, to the com­mu­nity gallery. Open­ing re­cep­tion for Copy Tropic is on Fri­day, June 15, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; the Home and Gar­den artist talk takes place at 6 p.m. on the same day at the Printshop, 12056 Jasper Ave.

When: Fri­day, June 15 to Satur­day, July 21. Gallery hours are Tues­day and Wed­nes­day, noon-6 p.m.; Thurs­day, noon-7 p.m.; Fri­day and Satur­day, noon-5 p.m.

Where: SNAP Gallery,

10123 121 St.

Ad­mis­sion: Free

Info: sna­partists.com


Beer by Ana­log Brew­ing, mu­sic by Manny V, and a whole host of lo­cal ar­ti­sans makes this month’s in­door edi­tion of Just A Lit­tle Night Mar­ket an ir­re­sistible choice this week­end. Hun­gry Hippo Bak­ery, Arty McFly, and Ice Cream by Glo­ria are just a few of the 70 par­tic­i­pat­ing ar­ti­sans at the mar­ket, which is cel­e­brat­ing six years as a go­ing con­cern. A por­tion of the pro­ceeds from the door goes to­wards sup­port­ing the Ro­tary Club.

When: Fri­day, June 15 and Satur­day, June 16, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: Avi­a­tion Hanger, 11410 Kingsway Ave.

Ad­mis­sion: $3 to $5, avail­able in ad­vance from Eventbrite. Chil­dren 12 and un­der are ad­mit­ted for free

Info: eventbrite.ca


The Art Gallery of Alberta con­tin­ues with its Vibe se­ries of food, drink, and mu­sic, hap­pen­ing every third Fri­day of the month. Von Bieker and Soft March are the fea­tured en­ter­tain­ment, trad­ing off sets while the af­ter-work crowd noshes down on a spe­cial food menu, as well as cock­tails and beer. Check out art ac­tiv­i­ties and gallery ex­hi­bi­tions while you’re at it.

When: Fri­day, June 15,

5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Where: Art Gallery of Alberta

Ad­mis­sion: $12.50, avail­able at the door or from the AGA web­site

Info: youraga.ca


It’s a glo­ri­ous time to be a dad. Proof ? Over the Fa­ther’s Day week­end (that’s right, we’re mak­ing it a week­end) the Alberta Rail­way Mu­seum will be choos­ing a dad every hour to be the train en­gi­neer, with the op­por­tu­nity to ride the lo­co­mo­tive cab of a CN 9000, the “Queen of the Diesels.” Bring the fam­ily plus a pic­nic lunch and check out all of the iron horse ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able at the mu­seum.

When: Satur­day, June 16 and Sun­day, June 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Alberta Rail­way Mu­seum, 24215 34 St.

Ad­mis­sion: $10, adults; $7, stu­dents and se­niors; $5, chil­dren

Info: al­ber­tarail­way­mu­seum.com


An orca whale, an aban­doned 12-year-old boy, and a des­per­ate es­cape plan from a mon­ey­hun­gry amuse­ment park owner; sounds like box of­fice gold, doesn’t it? Free Willy was one of the un­ex­pected smash hits of the early ’90s, gross­ing close to $200 mil­lion on a bud­get of $20 mil­lion, quickly spawn­ing a se­ries of less well-re­garded se­quels. The orig­i­nal, which fea­tures a song by Michael Jack­son, still holds a place in the hearts of many ’90s kids.

When: Satur­day, June 16 at 1 p.m.

Where: Metro Cinema,

8712 109 St.

Ad­mis­sion: $13, adults; $8, stu­dents and se­nior cit­i­zens; free ad­mis­sion for chil­dren 12 years of age and un­der.

Info: metrocin­ema.org


They’ve hit the quar­ter cen­tury mark as a choral unit, and now Vo­cal Mi­nor­ity want to cel­e­brate. What bet­ter way to do that then an an­niver­sary concert dur­ing Pride, with mu­sic from Dear Evan Hansen, Fame, and new com­po­si­tions by Trevor Sch­midt and Dar­rin Ha­gen. Oh, and have we men­tioned that Ha­gen also has his hands in the over­all con­cept of the concert, which is based on an orig­i­nal script by the ac­tor, mu­si­cian, and writer?

When: Satur­day, June 16 at 8 p.m.

Where: West­bury The­atre, ATB Fi­nan­cial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave.

Ad­mis­sion: $20, adults; $15, stu­dents and se­niors. Avail­able from Tix on the Square

Info: tixon­thesquare.ca


Daily Show host, ac­tor, co­me­dian, and au­thor Trevor Noah makes his first ap­pear­ance in Ed­mon­ton for two shows this Satur­day night. The award-win­ning, South African-born standup has con­tin­ued to do stand up through his ten­ure at the Daily Show, as well as a num­ber of spe­cials, in­clud­ing last year’s Net­flix one-off, Afraid of the Dark. Tick­ets are go­ing quick for this one, so move fast on them. When: Satur­day, June 16 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Where: Ju­bilee Au­di­to­rium

Ad­mis­sion: $85 to $255, avail­able from Tick­et­mas­ter

Info: tick­et­mas­ter.ca


Are you ready for a mu­si­cal jour­ney? Through the Stained Glass prom­ises just that, with a host of lo­cal a cap­pella tal­ent ex­plor­ing the sa­cred and sec­u­lar mu­sic of Eng­land, France, and Ger­many. This the lat­est an­nounced per­for­mance in the in­au­gu­ral sea­son of the Golden Spike Concert So­ci­ety; make sure to watch for more at their Face­book page.

When: Sun­day, June 17 at 3 p.m.

Where: St. John Lutheran Church, 51301 Range Road 274, Spruce Grove

Ad­mis­sion: By do­na­tion

Info: face­book.com


The Freewill Shake­speare Fes­ti­val is back for the sum­mer, with two of the Bard’s most beloved works play­ing back-to­back at Hawre­lak Park over the next 27 days. Ham­let, which will be di­rected by Mar­i­anne Co­p­ithorne, runs on the even dates, while the Dave Ho­rak-helmed Com­edy of Er­rors takes over the odd. Keep an eye out for the “rov­ing Shake­speare show” that is But, Hark a Voice, as well as pup­pet shows and spe­cial theme nights. Check out the web­site for more info.

When: Tues­day, June 19 to Sun­day, July 15. Even­ing shows start at 8 p.m., rain or shine, with mati­nees on Satur­day and Sun­day at 2 p.m. No per­for­mances on Mon­days.

Where: Her­itage Am­phithe­atre, Hawre­lak Park

Ad­mis­sion: $52.63 to $202.63 for a fes­ti­val pass, avail­able from the Free Will web­site. In­di­vid­ual shows also avail­able for pur­chase.

Info: freewil­l­shake­speare.com

Soft March will be per­form­ing at Art Gallery of Alberta’s Vibe se­ries of food, drink, and mu­sic on June 15. The se­ries runs every Fri­day of the month.

To cel­e­brate Fa­ther’s Day week­end, the Alberta Rail­way Mu­seum will choose one dad each hour to be the train en­gi­neer and ride in a lo­co­mo­tive cab.


Miche­line Durocher takes over the main gallery at SNAP with Home and Gar­den, her lat­est pho­to­graphic dis­play.

Daily Show host Trevor Noah per­forms at the Jube on June 16.

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