SAGE RESTAURANT presents THE CHEESE FESTIVAL, Thursday, May 23rd, 5:30-10:00pm. Each month celebrated executive chef Christophe Ithurritze creates a fabulous 5 course dinner featuring a specific food, all for just $60 per person. Sage fine dining offers a sophisticated atmosphere, world class chef, and an exclusive wine list. Must be 18+ http://www.rivercreeresort.com/dining.php
TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE presents the Canadian debut of Gunther von Hagen’s BODYWORLDS & THE CYCLE OF LIFE opening Saturday, May 18th. Making its Canadian debut, this new exhibition from physician and pioneering anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens presents the body throughout the human life cycle and across the arc of aging. More than 200 plastinates—real human specimens preserved through Dr. von Hagens’ invention, the remarkable process called Plastination—reveal the human body in all its stages, across youth, growth, maturity and advanced age, and in all its conditions, from health to distress to disease. http://www.telusworldofscienceedmonton.com/exhibits-events/body-worlds-cycle-life
The Whitemud Equine Learning Centre invites you to the EDMONTON CLASSIC HORSE SHOW featuring the $25,000 Atco Cup, The “Horse & Hounds” Event, BBQ and Dance, a Cancer Benefit Luncheon & the Little Bits Breakfast on now through this Sunday, May 26th at their Showgrounds, 12504 Fox Drive. Info and tickets here: http://welca.ca/events
The St. Albert Kinsmen present THE RAINMAKER RODEO & EXHIBITION, Friday, May 24th-Sunday, May 26th, . Pancake breakfasts, family fun with the midway, marketplace, lumberjack shows, Dynamo Dogs, petting zoo & lots more including the rodeo of course! Entertainment: FINGER ELEVEN, DOC WALKER & others. FREE Park & Ride from St. Albert Centre. http://www.rainmaker.ab.ca/default.cfm
Most Alberta campgrounds are now operational. Great recommendations, safety tips and related information can be found here on the Travel Alberta site: http://travelalberta.com/Things%20to%20Do/Outdoor%20Adventure/Camping.aspx?mkwid=sEqGHIq9H&pcrid=25395425720&pkw=%2Bcamping&pmt=b&gclid=COX_9eLNnbcCFaaDQgodNRMALw
Ready, set, golf! All municipal golf courses are now open. Rundle Park, Victoria Park and Riverside Golf Courses. Book your tee time on line: http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/sport_recreation/municipal_golf_courses/riverside-golf-course.aspx
Thoroughbred fans rejoice – Northlands Park invites you for a day or a night at the races! The 2013 season has begun at Northlands Park. Post times Fridays 6pm, Saturdays 1pm. http://northlandspark.ca/
DIANA – A CELEBRATION Exhibit, WEST EDMONTON MALL, on now through June 9th. Featuring the late Princess’s iconic wedding dress amoung several other pieces from her wardrobe & more. Tickets at Ticketmaster or at the exhibit entrance (#31). http://www.wem.ca/#/hours-rates-calendar/events-performances/diana-a-celebration-exhibit-2772
Join LITE 95.7 at these great community events: http://lite957.ca/index.phpoption=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=97&Itemid=273
Daily events including ZUMBA in the Square Mondays & Fridays 12-1pm and Wednesday night Light Saber Training, 7-8:30 pm - Professional fight choreographer Janine Waddel-Hodder. Bring your own Light Saber and may the force be with you! at Sir Winston Churchill Square: http://www.edmontonarts.ca/eac_projects/eac_projects_churchillsquare/
Here’s your guide to events in the downtown core: http://edmontondowntown.com/events.php
And the city of Edmonton’s FESTIVAL GUIDE: http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/documents/PDF/EdmFestivalCity_2013_WEB_-_FINAL.pdf
MUSIC & PERFORMANCE:
WWE SMACKDOWN! Tuesday, May 28th, 7:00pm. http://www.northlands.com/wwe-smackdown-1
CIRQUE DE SOLEIL presents AMALUNA, The Big Tent, on the grounds at Northlands Park, opening Wednesday, May 29th for a two week run. http://www.northlands.com/cirque-du-soleil-1
AT THE WINSPEAR: Full ESO schedule: http://www.winspearcentre.com/
GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS, Tuesday, May 28th, doors open 7:00pm. http://edmonton.cnty.com/showroom/showroom-events/upcoming-events/
AT THE CITADEL THEATRE: http://www.citadeltheatre.com/
DIE-NASTY – THE ONGOING IMPROVISED SOAP OPERA, Varscona Theatre, now playing through May 13th. http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/festivals_events/events-calendar.aspx
FUNNY PEOPLE – YOU’LL SPLIT A GUT!
YUK YUK’S at the CENTURY CASINO - http://www.yukyuks.com/index.cfm?action=club.showdetails&venueID=2480
AT THE COMIC STRIP – http://www.thecomicstrip.ca/default.asp
WHAT’S ON TV?
MAD MEN Season 6, (AMC) http://www.amctv.com/shows/mad-men – Sundays, 7PM, + repeats again at 9pm & 11pm. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/arts/television/mad-men-season-6-focuses-more-on-women.html?_r=0
Here is the schedule for the late night and talk shows for the coming couple of weeks: http://www.interbridge.com/lineups.html
GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULIS TONIGHT (CBC TV) Friday, Best of the Week. Full schedule: http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/weekly-schedule/guests-week-of-february-11-2013.html?p=tv&s=tv_schedule
ET and ET CANADA (GLOBAL TV) Weeknights at 7 & 7:30pm.
OWN-Oprah Winfrey Network: http://ownca.oprah.com/Home.aspx OPRAH’S NEXT CHAPTER: http://www.oprah.com/own-oprahs-next-chapter/oprahs-next-chapter.html OPRAH’S MASTER CLASS:
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (Global, NBC), May 25th, 11:30pm.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND, reviews from imdb.com:
THE ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM has several exciting exhibitions on now, 12845 102nd Avenue. http://www.royalalbertamuseum.ca/
Come enjoy the spring air and get some exercise at the STRATHCONA WILDERNESS CENTRE. Trek their 12 km of trails winding through the woodland around Bennett Lake, just east of Sherwood Park. They offer a wide variety of recreational programs. Open daily 9am-4:30pm, 52535 Range Road 212, Strathcona County, 780-922-3939