Events in Edmonton: May 26 to 28, 2017

I. Family Events & Activities

1.Rainmaker Rodeo

The St. Albert Kinsmen club is proud to host our the Rainmaker Rodeo and invite everybody to come down and visit us! This year brings hottest acts to the Concert stage, great marketplace, our awesome Midway and some of the best Cowboys and Cowgirls that ride here in Alberta! Details.

May 26 to 28, 2017

Kinsmen grounds, 47 Reil Drive, Saint Albert

$5 to $15

2. 7th annual Medieval May

Knights of the Northern Realm present Medieval May with a 14th century Fashion Show, Medieval History Displays, Tournament Combat, Period Dancing, Medieval Weapon demonstration, Medieval Market, and Silent Auction. Details.

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

King Edward Community League, 7708 85 St NW, Edmonton

$5; Children under 5 free; Members of the King Edward Community League have free admission.

3. Horse Showcase

Experience the exciting world of horses! Geared for the kids, this fun event includes hands-on clinics like grooming, and tacking up, stick horse making and parade, Breed alley, horse back rides, carriage rides and demonstrations.  Details.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 9:30 AM-3:30 PM

Fultonvale Outdoor Arena, 52029 Range Road 224, Sherwood Park

Free

4. Namao 150 Canada Celebration

See several vintage wagons and antique farm machinery, Opening address by our MLA, Mr. Paquette and the Mayor of Sturgeon County, Mr. Flynn,  Guided tour of Namao Museum and Barn, Guided tour of Namao United Church, Music by Namao School Bands, Namao Church Choir, Children activities in Namao Community Hall, Scavenger hunt for the whole family, Popcorn and lemonade stand, Visit Johnny’s Store, hamburgers and hot dogs, Have pictures taken at Johnny’s Store as well as beside antique wagons, Free take home mementoes of Canada 150 Celebrates for the children, Canada Celebrates 150 mementoes for sale! Details.

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Namao, 24400 Highway 37, Sturgeon County

FREE

5. YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Spend the afternoon with your kids in a fun and safe environment, away from admission fees and add-ons. At our free event, kids can join in on group sports, participate in crafts and activities, and browse the many vendors that are coming out to support healthy, active kids in the community.  Locations will have Jumpy Castle (not available in Grande Prairie) – Face-painting – Games – Prizes – Over 20 vendors, EACH offering a giveaway & prizes – and so much more…  Details.

Sunday,  May 28, 2017 | 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM

YMCAs of Edmonton

Free

6. Butterfly Day

A fun-filled family event! Meet beautiful butterflies from around the world in our Tropical Showhouse. Make bug and butterfly crafts, catch some interesting creatures with our nature interpreters, and learn about the fascinating world of butterflies. Dress up as your favorite bug or butterfly and spend a wonderful spring day outdoors with the butterflies at the Garden.  Details.

Sunday,  May 28, 2017 | 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM

U of A Botanic Garden – 51227 Hwy 60, Parkland County

Regular Admission

7. Malmo Pre-Kindergarten Spring Carnival

Join us for our preschool’s annual Spring Carnival! There will be bouncy castles, face painting, a food truck, lots of yummy treats and fun games. Everyone welcome. Details.

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Malmo Community Hall
11525 48 Ave NW, Edmonton

Free

II. Adult/ Youth Events

1. Live Music

For more details, see Live Music & concerts in Edmonton

 

1. The Faithful Music Master Details

Friday, May 26, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM @ 8627 91st Street, Edmonton | Free

 

2. CFCW Listener Party featuring George Canyon with The Dungarees Details

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 7:30 PM @ River Cree Resort & Casino, Edmonton | $36.75

 

3. St.David’s Welsh Male Voice Choir Details

Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 2 to 4 PM @ rinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10014-81 Avenue, Edmonton | $15

 

4. Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra

May 26 – 27, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way | $32

 

5. Metropolis

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre, Edmonton | $29 to $79

 

6. Journey – this concert takes you on a freeform journey between little-known Edmonton church venues along our city’s historic Church Street (96 St), ending up with a massed choir in the park.

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 3:00 PM – 06:00 PM @ Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, 10821 96 St. | $10 to $20

7. Calgary Youth Orchestra

Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 7:00 PM @ Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre, Edmonton | $24

8. Heaven & Earth

May 27 to 28, 2017 @ Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave, Edmonton |$13 to $18

 

9. CUE School of Music presents Canada

Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 2:30 PM @ Telger Student Centre, Concordia University, 7128 Ada Blvd. |$15 to $20

10. Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh Duo

Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 8PM @ Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton | $28

2. Live Theatre

Performing Arts and Theatre in Edmonton during May 

1.The Preacher, the Princess and a Crow: Jasper is a damaged soul living in the urban core. In fear of what he is capable of, he has imposed a state of exile upon himself. He lives alone, and has boarded himself in: in part to protect himself against external evils; in part to protect innocents from his own predatory potential. Details

May 17 to 27, 2017 @ Backstage Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns |$23 , plus applicable fees.

 

2. The Lady from the Sea: Ellida is consumed by her longing for the sea. Her land-locked marriage offers security, but a past love draws her like the tide. Inspired by a mythical Norwegian ballad of a woman lured from her family by a merman, Henrik Ibsen’s haunting and lyrical The Lady from the Sea is directed by MFA Directing candidate Michael Bradley. Details

May 18 – 27, 2017 | 7:30 PM @ Timms Centre for the Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton | $5 to $25

 

3. The Salon of the Talking Turk. Stewart Lemoine’s effervescent comedy depicts the arrival of a charismatic automaton amongst Long Island high society in the 1920s. Mark Meer returns as the mechanical interloper, joined by Shannon Blanchet and Louise Lambert in fine flapper form, and Teatro newcomer Braydon Dowler-Coltman as an enterprising millionaire orphan. Details

May 25 to June 10, 2017 @ The Varscona Theatre, 10329 – 83 Avenue, Edmonton . | PWYC  – $37

 

4. Jay Leno: Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling childrens book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist its no wonder that Jay Leno is widely characterized as the hardest working man in show business. . Details

Friday, May 26, 2017 | 9:00 PM @ River Cree Resort & Casino, 300 East Lapotac Blvd, Enoch |$73.5 – $215.5

5.Concord Floral: Concord Floral is a million-square foot greenhouse located just above Highway 7 in Vaughan, Ontario. Abandoned for years, it is seen as a scourge by concerned parents in the nearby suburbs. But it is also a hangout and refuge for neighbourhood teens; a place all to themselves in which to throw parties, experiment, dream, dare, and come of age. Details

May 27 – 28, 2017 @ The Club – Citadel Theatre, Edmonton| $24

3. Opera NUOVA – Opera & Music Theatre Festival

Canada’s only summer opera festival. A collection of Mainstage Operas, Music Theatre and Enlightenment Events that breathe life into some of the greatest compositions of the vocal arts. Join us for a series of 9 concerts, 4 masterclasses and 4 main stage performances including Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel”. Come and enjoy watching performances from some of Canada’s most advanced emerging artists! Details

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May 20 – June 30, 2017

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Various Venues, Edmonton and area.

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Adults: $18 – $45; Seniors: $18 – $40
Students: $15 – $20; Child (under 14): $10 – $20

4. Rainmaker Concert Series

May 26: Prism, Harlequin, Headpins, and more. On May 27: Brett Kissel, Jeremey Dallas, and more. Come join us Under The Big Top at the St. Albert Kinsmen Fair Grounds. Details

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Friday & Saturday, May 26 & 27, 2017 | 07:30 PM

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Kinsmen Fair Grounds – 47 Riel Drive, St. Albert

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$33.99 & up

 

5. Hip Hop in the Park

YEG’s annual all ages festival for Hip Hop & culture.   Details

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Main Event: May 27, 2017 |  Noon-8:00 PM
Festival: May 15-28, 2017

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Boyle Street Community League — 9538 103 Ave, Edmonton
Festival – Various Venues

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Free

 

6. May Music Fest

May Music Fest is a one-day outdoor music festival that highlights local youth performers. May 2017 will be it’s third year in action and we are excited to announce that the local Edmonton band, The Velveteins, will be headlining our event! Details.

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Saturday,May 27, 2017 | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Festival Place
100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park

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Free

 

7. AMFA Provincial Choral, Music & Speech Festival

Choral, music, and speech students from across the province converge to compete at the 2017 Alberta Music Festival Association (AMFA) Provincial Choral, Music & Speech Festival. Competitors have successfully competed at their respective local festivals (36 in total around Alberta and the Northwest Territories) to have the chance to compete at the Provincial Festival. Some competitors will be chosen to go on to represent Alberta at the 2017 National Music Festival taking place in Ottawa this August. Details.

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May 28 to June 3, 2017

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Various Venues, Edmonton

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$5 per day

III. Sports & Related Events

1. FC Edmonton

Join us for Girls in Soccer night as FC Edmonton battles Indy Eleven! Pack the family in the car and join us for our next Soccer Night in Edmonton! Don’t miss thrilling pro-soccer action and great family fun under the lights.

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vs  Indy Eleven on May 27, 2017 | 07:00 PM

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Clarke Stadium, Edmonton

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2. Edmonton Classic Horse Show

Horse Show. The show also features Horses, Hounds & Homecooking BBQ on May 27 (ticked – $50) This unique event follows the Edmonton Classic Horse Show with a Horses & Hounds Class, delicious homestyle dinner and dancing. Details

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May 25-28, 2017 | 9:00 AM until the end of competition daily
Horses, Hounds & Homecooking BBQ:  May 27 | 05:00 PM

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Whitemud Equine Centre, 12505 Keillor Rd, Edmonton

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Free; Horses, Hounds & Homecooking BBQ on May 27: $50

 

3. Street Legal

Join us at Castrol Raceway and race your vehicle during the weekly JB’s Power Centre Street Legal. As long as your vehicle is register-able and insurable… you’re good to go! Streel Legal is presented in conjunction with Edmonton Police Service’s Blue Line Racing Association, and the RCMP’s Y.I.E.L.D. program.. Details

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Almost every Friday night May 19 – September 22, 2017 | 05:00 PM

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Castrol Raceway, Highway 19 & Highway 2 (2 kms West)
Nisku

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$5 to $40

 

4. Thoroughbred Racing

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Fridays | 06:30 PM
Saturdays | 01:00 PM

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Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino, 7410 Borden Park Road NW Edmonton

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5. Runs & Walks

Edmonton Brain Tumour Walk: The goal this year is to raise $1.5 million for education, information, and support for the estimated 55,000 Canadians affected by brain tumours. Donations also fund research into the cause and better treatments for brain tumours. Details

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 08:30 AM @ Hawrelak Park Pavillion, 9330 Groat Road, Edmonton

 

IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Thousand Faces Festival

The Thousand Faces Festival provides opportunities for artists of diverse cultures to create and share works of art inspired by the mythologies of the world with a broad audience. Performances in the festival will include theatre, dance, stilt walking, storytelling, poetry, improvisation and visual art from English, Greek, African, North American Aboriginal, and Indian mythic and cultural traditions. Details

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May 26 – 28, 2017

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Alberta Avenue Community League
9210 118 Ave NW, Edmonton

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Free

 

2. Tales: Story Telling Festival

TALES Storytelling Festival is one of a handful of true “grassroot” and unique storytelling festivals left in North America. There’s a story for everyone! Details

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Thursday May 25th to Sunday May 28th, 2017.

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Various Venues, Old Strathcona

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Free & ticketed events

 

3. EDBRC – Open house

Wanna try dragon boat racing? Come to our season opener BBQ and see what we’re all about! This is a FREE BBQ where you can enjoy some great food, meet some of our dragon boat club teams and members, check out our club house and get a chance to paddle on the North Saskatchewan River in a dragon boat! Details

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 12PM – 3 PM

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10296 – 87 street NW
Edmonton

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Free

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4. Edmonton Jewish Film Festival

With 10 films over six days the EJFF will be presenting a variety of films that will make you laugh, cry, and keep you on the edge of your seat.  Details

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May 17-18, 21-23, 28-29, 2017

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Landmark Cinemas, 9 City Centre Edmonton, 10200-102nd Avenue, Edmonton

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$10 Advance; $11 Door; $100 Festival Pass; $90 UJA Member Pass

 

5. French Comic Book Festival

4th edition of the Edmonton French Comic Book Festival. Exhibition, conferences, movies, game-night… 6 dates in 3 weeks to enjoy the comic book world. Details

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May 7 to 27th, 2017

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Alliance Française of Edmonton, 10424 123 St, Edmonton

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Free

 

6. Annual Autorama Show & Shine

St. Albert Cruisers are hosting our 25th Annual Autorama Show & Shine with processing going to Stop Abuse in Families (SAIF) – Elder Abuse Program. Come out for a day of classic cars and trucks, hula hoop contest, McBain Camera sponsored Photo contest and great food from the food truck community. Details

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 3:00PM

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Fountain Tire/Drayden Insurance – 234 St Albert Trl, St Albert

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Free

 

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