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Chantal Kreviazuk

Calgary Christmas Entertainment for the Whole Family


Theatre Calgary’s staging of A Christmas Carol. Photo: Trudie Lee, courtesy Theatre Calgary.

Once Upon a Christmas
Weekends, Nov 23 – Dec 22
Christmas past is alive and well and perfectly enchanting at Heritage Park Historical Village. Go for a wagon ride, take in live historical theatre, sing holiday carols and pay a visit to jolly old Saint Nick. Three of the park’s historic homes open their doors to share the Yuletide traditions of Alberta’s pioneers. Admission, $8 adult, $6 child (does not include access to Gasoline Alley. Combined admission price for Once Upon a Christmas and Gasoline alley, $11 adult, $9 child, $5.75 senior).

•Heritage Park Historical Village, 1900 Heritage Dr SW, 403-268-8500.
•Maps and Reviews

[RELATED: Winter Activities For The Whole Family at Heritage Park]

A Christmas Carol
Until Dec 24

Charles Dickens’s beloved story of greed, redemption and the spirit of generosity is told in Theatre Calgary’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. The second year for director Dennis Garnhum’s revamped production marks the 20th year Stephen Hair, Calgary’s favourite Ebenezer Scrooge, has played the role of the miserly Christmas curmudgeon. Tickets $35 – $155.50. (more…)

Weekly Planner: August 13 to 19

Try to guess the artifact at the Muskoka Lakes Museum’s annual fundraiser

Enjoy an evening of historical fun at the Muskoka Lakes Museum‘s annual ArtiFact or Fiction fundraiser. Taking place on August 14, the event features local food, live entertainment, and a challenging game that tests attendees’ knowledge of historical artifacts.

Don’t miss Gravenhurst’s last Music on the Barge show of the summer on August 19, featuring tunes from the ever-popular Good Brothers. The country-folk band has been entertaining audiences with its sterling harmonies and top-quality musicianship for more than 40 years.

Also on August 19, Juno Award-winning singer and songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk brings her signature brand of pop to the Algonquin Theatre as part of the Huntsville Festival of the Arts.

A weekend of eye-catching visuals awaits as the Artists of the Limberlost—more than 20 talented artists and craftspeople in the Muskoka region—offer their annual summer studio tour on August 18 and 19.


Weekend Roundup, September 30 to October 2

Friday: Get tips from the experts (like the Cupcake Girls) at the Baking and Sweets Show

Friday, September 30
Learn how to bake like a boss at Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show, opening today at the International Centre. See the latest equipment in the demo kitchen and watch rivalries heat up (pun intended) on the competition stage. Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro, “Cupcake Girls” Heather White and Lori Joyce, and The Happy Baker, Erin Bolger, will be at this weekend-long event, too.

Hear two of Canada’s star singers—who just happen to be married to each other—perform live at Massey Hall, as part of this weekend’s Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival. Chantal Kreviazuk performs with a symphony orchestra and a special guest – Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida. (more…)

Hot Date: The Walk of Fame’s Shining Stars

Chantal Kreviazuk

SEPTEMBER 29 & 30 That strip of stars known as Canada’s Walk of Fame is set to enshrine seven more celebrities in granite. Among the icons whose names will be preserved by the Theatre District attraction are actors Sandra Oh and Ryan Reynolds, and comedian Russell Peters. Preceding the October 1 induction ceremony is the second annual Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival, featuring music and comedy performances by prominent Canadian artists at Massey Hall. Former Guess Who frontman Burton Cummings kicks things off on September 29, while Chantal Kreviazuk performs with a symphony orchestra on September 30. Call 416-367-9255 or visit here for more information