— Around the Core —

4 Spring Shows You Won’t Want to Miss

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APR. 1: Can’t wait for the bloodbath of Lucia di Lammermoor? Edmonton Opera invites you for drinks, food and a casual conversation on the history, political science and music theory of the Italian tragic opera. (Mercer Tavern, 10363 104 St.)


Apr. 7–11:The fourth annual laugh-fest explores the bold world of long-form improv. With little more than a couple of audience clues, the Rapid Fire Theatre ensemble embodies new characters for 30 to 45-minute stories—without a page of script. (Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave.)


Photo: CBC.ca

Photo: CBC.ca


APR. 9–MAY 23: BC print artist Briar Craig is known to comment on consumer culture and everything else in our peripheries demanding our attention. Using ultraviolet and rich, tactile surfaces, Craig brings language from two or more worlds together to create “accidental poetry” in visual arts. (SNAP Gallery, 10123 121 St.)


Photo: Edmonton Story Slam

Photo: Edmonton Story Slam


APR. 15, MAY 20: Wordsmiths, poets and animated storytellers are invited every third Wednesday of the month to this competitive story-telling night made famous by The Moth Podcast, giving performers all the creative freedom and just five minutes to weave a tale. The winner takes home the cash from the passing of a hat.  (The Mercury Room, 10575 114 St.)