Written and performed by Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn of DualMinds, the same forces behind the internationally acclaimed Tuesdays & Sundays, Any Night unweaves a tale that tests the thin line between trust and fear. A young woman plagued with night terrors and sleepwalking begins a romance with the man living above her, who, for unknown reasons, appears to know the woman abnormally well. Elements of romance, terror, and intrigue contribute to the overall theme of the story, creating a compound that is both compelling and capable of beating up a vampire. Any Night has received critical acclaim in Toronto and Vancouver and is now in development as a feature film.
• For $19, you get one single-day festival pass, good for Saturday, August 27 (a $40 value, including GST) • For $19, you get one single-day festival pass, good for Sunday, August 28 (a $40 value, including GST) • For $29, you get one two-day pass, good for both days of the festival (a $60 value, including GST).
With its impressive list of alumni, regular appearances at the Edmonton Fringe Fest, and annual Soap-a-thon—50 straight hours of improv—Die-Nasty has earned a reputation as an Edmonton comedy institution, winning a 2006 Canadian Comedy Award. For its 20th season, Die-Nasty director Cathleen Rootsaert has set the clocks back to a Prohibition-era Chicago populated by unflappable flappers, gregarious gangsters, and autonomous jazz hands. Many of Die-Nasty's former players, such as Nathan Fillion (Castle, Desperate Housewives) and Ron Pederson (MADtv), have gone on to become people that people know, and the company's impressive roster of guest performers include Mark McKinney (Kids in the Hall) and Mike Myers (Shrek the Halls and The Littlest Hobo episode, "Boy on Wheels").
Producing two to five main-stage operas per season is enough to keep any company busy, but Edmonton Opera goes beyond to enthral new and experienced operagoers alike. The company has brought scores of scores to life since its 1963 inception, priding itself on being the oldest year-round opera company in the Prairie Provinces. With the help of ambitious, press-lauded performers, directors, and designers, as well as projected surtitles when necessary, audiences navigate the medium's lorgnette-combusting dramas and lush soundscapes. Insider knowledge abounds at Opera Talks, Opera 101 panels, and in the company's own Intermezzo magazine for those seeking a deeper understanding of the medium or for curious newcomers wishing to sing forlornly about a burned pot roast.
X92.9 flexes a muscular mix of alternative-rock legends and tomorrow’s darlings as this summer’s outdoor X-FEST Calgary fills historic Fort Calgary with good vibrations. This year’s lineup springs from the earth like a talented series of Whac-a-Mole, featuring Jane’s Addiction. Recharged, regroomed, and sporting their first new album in years, Perry Farrell and the crew rock and rampage like veteran teenagers. Returning to Calgary to thank fans and get their toothbrush back, Weezer take the fest by the scruff of its neck and stroke its chin, eliciting audiences to purr along to their deep bowl of hits. X-FEST also features appearances by warhorse punkers Social Distortion, bounding enthusiasts House of Pain, and throbbing adventurists AWOLNATION. A slew of prime Canadian rockers is also on hand to charm attendees, including The Rural Alberta Advantage and Michael Bernard Fitzgerald.
Named Billboard's top Hot 100 artist of 2010, electropop sensation Ke$ha electrifies fans with catchy tunes, punchy lyrics, and a larger-than-life persona. With a list of chart-topping hits that includes "TiK ToK," "We R Who We R," and "Your Love is My Drug," Ke$ha charms even the most curmudgeonly, highbrow ears with irreverent lyrics and taut, shimmering beats that stick in listeners' heads like peanut-butter-covered dreams. Presided over by a quirkily becostumed Ke$ha, the Get $leazy tour sucks fans into a nonstop, glitter-filled night of dancing, performance, and languor-shattering rapture. LMFAO, the tuneful twosome behind the high-energy hit "Party Rock Anthem," and electro-rapper Spank Rock complement Ke$ha's sonic spectacle with their own dulcet melodies.