Fringe FestThe options for seeing a theatre performance to your taste have increased exponentially this week with the arrival of the Fringe. Looking for a few laughs? Well, 2 for Tea might be right up your alley. Puppets? Maybe check out 13 Dead Dreams of Eugene. Drama? Clearly you’ll want to take a look at the synopsis for The Trophy Hunt. Whatever you’re looking for you’ll find it at the 2019 edition of the popular festival, as well as a number of onsite activities like KidsFringe, buskers, and music in the beer tent. Check the website for more info.When: Thursday, Aug. 15 to Sunday, Aug. 25Where: Various venuesAdmission: $5 to $13 for a single ticket, available from the Fringe box office or in advance from the websiteInfo: fringetheatre.ca
Quiet Riot at the River Cree on Aug. 15.
Quiet RiotThey’re not quite the band they were when they were topping the charts with grammatically horrifying smash hits like Cum on Feel the Noize and Mama Weer All Crazee Now, but Quiet Riot is still soldiering on. Now run by drummer Frankie Banali, the latest version of the L.A. glam rock four-piece have methodically been releasing albums since their ’80s heyday, most recently issuing Road Rage in 2017 with former American Idol contestant James Durbin on lead vocals. Word is they’re in the studio working on a follow-up, so keep your ears peeled for a few new numbers.When: Thursday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m.Where: River Cree Resort & Casino, 300 East Lapotac Blvd., EnochAdmission: $47 and up, available from the box office or in advance from TicketmasterInfo: ticketmaster.ca
Real Sickies, performing at the This is Pop Weekend, at the Aviary and Grizzlar Coffee, Aug. 16 and 17.
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This is PopHow many bands can you fit into a two-day festival? Edmonton’s own This is Pop Records will find out as they present their first ever This is Pop Weekend at Grizzlar Coffee and The Aviary this weekend. A partial list of bands includes Vancouver’s Sore Points, Calgary’s No Brainer, Halifax’s Outtacontroler, and Edmonton’s own Real Sickies. Check the Facebook invite for a much longer list of performers. All ages!When: Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Aviary; Saturday, Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. at the GrizzlarWhere: The Aviary, 9314 111 Ave.; Grizzlar Coffee, 10557 109 St.Admission: $30 for a two-night pass; single day passes also available at the door or from the This is Pop Weekend websiteInfo: thisispopweekend.bigcartel.com
Grand Taste Tour at Stonepost Farms on Aug. 17.
Grand Taste TourOpen Farm Days takes place this weekend, and with it an opportunity to visit farms and see where our food comes from. One such event takes place at Stonepost Farms in Wildwood, where the Wildheart Collective is hosting both a tour of various facilities as well as an outdoor dinner hosted by Chef Paul Shufelt of Workshop Eatery. More info at the link.When: Saturday, Aug. 17Where: Stonepost Farms, Wildwood. Orientation instructions available upon purchase of ticketsAdmission: $30 and up, available in advance from the We Are Wild Heart websiteInfo: wearewildheart.com
Luciano, performing at Reggae Jamboree at Louis McKinney Park on Aug. 17.
Reggae JamboreeIt seems like there’s been a reggae festival at Louis McKinney Park every weekend this August, but hey; it’s not possible to have too much reggae in your life, right? The Edmonton International Reggae Jamboree features performances from headliners Luciano, Fanton Mojah, and Baby Cham, as well as appearances from a host of local artists. Food vendors and merchants will also be on hand; more info at the link.When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m., to 10 p.m.Where: Louise McKinney Park, 9999 Grierson HillAdmission: $20 and up, available in advance from EventbriteInfo: eventbrite.ca
Farm and Heritage Carnival in Spruce Grove on Aug. 17.
Farm and HeritageGrain elevators aren’t normally the place to be on a Saturday afternoon, but this weekend that all changes with the Farm and Heritage Carnival. This year’s edition of the festival includes face painting, glitter tattoos, balloons, pony rides, mini farm animals, concessions, and more.When: Saturday, Aug. 17, noon to 4 p.m.Where: Spruce Grove Grain Elevator, 120 Railway Ave., Spruce GroveAdmission: FreeInfo: sprucegroveagsociety.com
Ukrainian Day at Ukrainian Village on Aug. 18.
Ukrainian DayMusical entertainment, exhibits, children’s activities, and more are on offer at Ukrainian Day, taking place this Sunday at Ukrainian Village. The yearly festival, which celebrates the pioneer spirit of our early Ukrainian settlers, also features plenty of opportunities to check out Ukrainian food, as well as the usual activities to be found in the village. Check the website for more info.When: Sunday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Where: Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, AB-16 TofieldAdmission: $15, adults; $13, seniors; $10, youth. Children 6 and under are admitted for freeInfo: facebook.com
Oksana Mukha, at the Triffo Theatre on Aug. 20.
Oksana MukhaWhat is it that separates Oksana Mukha from Karyna Arsentyeva and Haitham Rafi? Why, the fact that Mukha was the winner of season 9 of The Voice of Ukraine, pulling down top prize in early April. The former violinist for the Leopolis Orchestra, in town just two days after Ukrainian Day, sings in various genres, from traditional folk to contemporary numbers.When: Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m.Where: Triffo Theatre, Allard Hall, MacEwan University, 11110 103 Ave.Admission: $40 and up, available in advance from EventbriteInfo: eventbrite.ca
Miles Zero’s Rewriting Distances, at the Spazio Performativo, Aug. 21 to 24.
Rewriting DistancesLin Snelling, Guy Cools, Gerry Morita, Stephanie Cumming and Piet Defraeye are the scheduled performers for Rewriting Distances, taking place at Spazio Performativo from Wednesday to Saturday. Created by Snelling and Cools, Rewriting Distances sees the artists revisiting with old collaborators and working at a “site-specific location.” As an adjunct to the performance there’ll be a 9 a.m. symposium at the Timms Centre Rehearsal Hall; more info at the Rewriting Distance website.When: Wednesday, Aug. 21 to Friday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m.Where: Spazio Performativo, 10816 95 St.Admission: $15 to $20, available in advance from EventbriteInfo: eventbrite.ca
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Aug. 21 at Giovanni Caboto Park.
Harry PotterTickets are going fast for Wednesday’s screening of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, presented by the McCauley Community League. The festivities begin at 6 p.m., with quidditch, a Diagon Alley area filled with vendors, face painting, wand making and more, plus a Harry Potter knowledge test. The movie itself starts at dusk; make sure to dress for any weather eventualities! Admission is free, but make sure to sign up at the Eventbrite ticket, as there is limited seating.When: Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m.Where: Giovanni Caboto Park, 9425 109A Ave.Admission: FreeInfo: eventbrite.caTen to Do is compiled and written by Tom Murray. If you are co-ordinating an event you want featured here, email the information to email@example.com. Information for the What’s On listings should be uploaded tohttp://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/whats-on/index.html