THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND Winter weather, sleigh rides, Christmas shopping … yep, it’s December. Mix it up a bit this weekend — a concert or some theatre — even science fun — to go along with your holiday preparations.
BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT Where: Telus World of Science, 11211 142 St. When: Opens today
Cost: $24.95 and up
Following the huge popularity of Body Worlds — an amazing look at the human body beneath the skin — we now get Animal Inside Out, the same type of look at the animal world. The exhibit is an anatomical safari of more than 100 specimens, each painstakingly preserved by the process of plastination. This biology text book-come-to-life takes a close look at eels, goats, ostriches, elephants, octopuses and more. ISTOCK ISTOCK
FESTIVAL OF TREES
Where: Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave.
When: To Sunday
Cost: $10; Santa Breakfast $10-$20
More than 100 decorated trees and festive displays make for a merry walkabout at the 31st annual Festival of Trees. The event, a fundraiser for the U of A Hospital, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and Kaye Edmonton Clinic, includes a luncheon and fashion show, kids’ activities and a gala evening. The popular Santa’s breakfast is on Sunday morning at 8:30. FALLEN ANGELS
Where: Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Ave. When: To tomorrow
Cost: $25 and up
Edmonton acting heavyweights take on Noel Coward’s bubbly comedy Fallen Angels at the Varscona this weekend. Teatro favourites such as Belinda Cornish, Rachel Bowron, John Ullyatt, Vanessa Sabourin and Nathan Cuckow make the production funny, frothy and light — a breezy look at 1920s desperate housewives — and a perfect excuse to take a break from holiday shopping or cold weather. ISTOCK