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5 Places to Channel Your Creativity


Studio Y Drop-in Workshops
These weekly after-school drop-ins give teenagers the chance to hang out and make art without adults breathing over their shoulders. Every week there’s a different theme. Admission is $5. (4pm, Art Gallery of Alberta, youraga.ca)

MAR 18–JUL 31
John Thomson Photo Exhibit
History buffs will appreciate John Thomson’s photographs displayed at the University of Alberta’s Museum Gallery downtown. In the first-ever exhibit dedicated to the late Scottish pioneer and geographer’s works, the images depict the monuments and unfamiliar landscapes of 19th century China. Admission by donation. (Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Ave., museums.ualberta.ca)

APR 13, APR 21
Public Talks with Connor Buchanan
Local artists are invited to the Creative Practices Institute’s two-day presentation, where art curator Connor Buchanan shares knowledge on curation, arts administration and how artists can make the best of their talents in Edmonton’s creative sector. (6pm, Creative Practices Institute, 10149 122 St., creativepracticesinstitute.com)

MAR 29–APR 1
MaKey MaKey Fun
Release your inner inventor with a gizmo called a MaKey MaKey. This electronic “invention kit” lets you hack computers with everyday objects. Turn a banana into a piano and playdough into game controllers—or whatever else you might dream up. The workshop is free. (2pm, Stanley Milner Library, epl.ca)

MargaretAtwood - Credit - Jean Malek

Margaret Atwood

Who better for the Canadian Literature Centre to invite for its 10th annual Kreisel Lecture than the country’s best-known author? Tickets for Atwood’s lecture on the 1960s CanLit golden era start at $20. (7:30pm, Winspear Centre, abclc.ca)

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