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A-Line Variety Show

Join us on Thursday, March 4 for a raucous kick-off to SkirtsAfire 2021! We’re so excited to be bringing our A-Line Variety Show to our MainStage featuring an all-star line up of fabulous femme artists here to shake things up, and a headliner to finish the night off with a bang! Featuring:Emcees, Girl BrainPoet, Nisha PatelDrummers, Kita no TaikoBluegrass Duo, Sadie's GhostDancers, "3"Flamenco Troupe, Flamenco del CorazonR&B Duo, J.C.Drumming & Yoga, Rabbits Three and Yeg AcroHeadlining band, Girlz With Guitarz Website: https://skirtsafire.com/event/a-line-variety-show/

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Body of Words

Ballet Edmonton and SkirtsAfire Festival are pleased to present Body of Words. This debut collaboration brings together poetry, music and dance to awaken all your senses as some of Edmonton’s finest artists expose a common language to explore the challenges in living in a continually changing and temperamental body. Featuring Edmonton’s Poet Laureate Nisha Patel, multilingual poet and spoken word artist Medgine Mathurin, and the incredible Ballet Edmonton with choreography by Karissa Barry. Seating is limited, secure your tickets to this must-see event now! WebsitesSkirtsAfire: skirtsafire.comBallet Edmonton: balletedmonton.ca Event Type: Dance, poetry/spoken word

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Comedy Night with Girl Brain and ZENON+

Ready to laugh your… brains… off? This performance featuring the hilarious sketch comedy troupe Girl Brain and musical guest ZENON+ is sure to bring a smile to your (masked) face all night long. Girl BrainGirl Brain Sketch Comedy is a collection of observational, situational and sensational humour from the hearts and minds of three fine Albertan ladies! Written, directed and performed by Alyson Dicey, Ellie Heath and Caley Suliak, their shows explore all the finest and goriest bits of a Girl’s Brain through sketch comedy. This group has seen great success in their short time together- they’ve been sponsored by both Bumble and A&W. In addition, they’ve appeared front page in all of the popular arts and culture publications in Edmonton as well as being regular fixtures on Edmonton AM (CBC Radio).  “Arguably the hottest comedy act happening in the city, the sketch comedy trio of Alyson Dicey, Caley Suliak, and Ellie Heath are the talented gals who provide the laughs about everyday life situations.” -Lucy Haines, DAZE Magazine  ZENON+ZENON+ is a Calgary based duo offering up original music notably influenced by R&B. ZENON plays keys, her powerful and soulful vocals take centre stage giving life to the lyrics she composes. BEV is an accomplished percussionist and musician who plays a wide range of genres and sings harmonies. When playing live, you can expect to hear engaging originals interwoven with groove inspired songs spanning country to jazz . No matter what this duo performed ZENON and BEV dish up a memorable experience. Website: https://skirtsafire.com/event/comedy-night-with-girl-brain-and-zenon/

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Comedy Night with The Dirrty Show and Celeste Lampa

Tickle your funny bones with this late night comedy show featuring Stand-Up Comedian, Celeste Lampa, and Musical Comedy Duo, The Dirrty Show! This 60 minute shared performance will be sure to get you roaring in your seats with (safe and distanced) laughter that will stick with you all night long. Musical Comedy Duo, The Dirrty ShowPut some “Double R-Rated” songstress stank in your ear holes with The Dirrty Show’s unfiltered brand of quick wit and slick licks. Kayla & Melody will tickle your funny-boner with their harmonious and hilarious ballads of boobs and balls – served with a side of ridiculous faces and dance moves. Using carefully crafted musicality, comedy and otherwise unmentionable sexual subject matter, their goal is to ride your mind down into the gutter. You might be blushing but it’s a ride you won’t forget. Stand-Up Comedian, Celeste LampaCeleste Lampa has become a favourite in Western Canada’s comedy scene. Her material stems from being a first generation Filipino-Canadian, a mom, a wife; and from being extremely tired. Her talent has lead her to work with some of today’s best comics. She’s performed throughout Canada, and has been featured at the SheDot Comedy Festival in Toronto and The Grindstone Comedy Festival in Edmonton. Website: https://skirtsafire.com/event/comedy-night-with-the-dirrty-show-celeste-lampa/

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Makings of a Voice

Makings of a Voice is a theatrical song cycle about discovering our individual identity within generational narratives. A personal journey situated somewhere between the past and the present, between motherhood and daughterhood, between music and monologue, this intimate piece follows a messy trajectory into the heart of one woman's story and provides a compelling argument for why our stories need to be told. Written and performed by Dana WylieFeaturing Christine Hanson on cello, Kirsten Elliott on flute and Billie Zizi on guitarDirected by Vanessa SabourinSet, Props, Costume Design & Projection Co-Design by Elise CM JasonLighting Design & Projection Co-Design by T. Erin GruberDramaturgy by Ellen Havard Special Events/Discounts Pay What You Can performance on Tuesday, March 9 (contact boxoffice@fringetheatre.ca to book or purchase in-person at event, subject to availability) Book your group of 6 or more for only $20/ticket or your group of 10 or more for just $18/ticket (plus applicable fees)! For more information including cast and crew bios, visit https://skirtsafire.com/event/makings-of-a-voice/2021-03-05/.

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Rooted in Love

C.J. is Chariz Faulmino and Jameela McNeil, an acoustic duo whose songs are in the style of Soul/R&B, celebrating People of Colour including their Filipino and Jamaican roots. Their set will explore love through the lens of diverse artists who have paved the way for Soul and R&B today and will also include some contemporary artists. The songs they’ve chosen have inspired them as young artists as well as in their personal lives. You can also get a sneak peek of C.J. in our A-Line Variety Show on Thursday, March 4! Website: https://skirtsafire.com/event/rooted-in-love/

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SconActs Part Two

Three unique plays directed by three student directors to start 2021 with a flourish of light and love. Grumplestocks: written by Kevin Jesuino, Trish Lorenz, and Jon Lachlan Stewart and Directed by Thomas MooreOnce Upon a time Cresh, Tubix, Morelle and Tilly four marionettes escape their maker, landing in Bowble, where the city of sin which tears apart their friendship, and teaches them the origins of their birth. The Egg written by Andy Weir and directed by Diego MarshallOnce you have lived every human life ever, you will be born as a God. My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice written by the Dead Rabbits Collective and directed by Miko PelletierIn 1897, three explorers took to the North Pole in a balloon. They left a woman who could not forget them… based on a true story. This event will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive a Zoom invite prior to the performance. Please do not join the Zoom meeting before 6:45 PM. Latecomers will not be admitted until a reasonable break.

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She, the River

Multilingual and multigenerational poetry film showcases female poets and storytellers. Join us for a showing of the film followed by a talkback. Rayanne Haines—local author, poet, and 2019 Edmonton Artist Trust Fund recipient—premieres her new film, She, the River, to a live audience on International Women’s Day at SkirtsAfire Festival! This breathtaking poetry film features the voices of eight powerhouse Edmonton female poets of various ages and cultural backgrounds. The film began as a theatre production scheduled to be staged in March, but was put on hold due to regulations around COVID-19. However, with the steadfast belief that audiences needed these voices sooner than later, Haines and the poets reimagined the production as a film, and recorded it over the last few months. The film, through a form of braided poetry, explores the poets’ upbringings, identity stories, and family journeys. Together, they share what it means to be here, in this place—what it means to be a woman in this city. “By entwining our journeys together in film,” says producer Rayanne Haines, “we invite viewers to embrace our diverse histories and all our complexities as women.” Talkback participantsShelaine Sparrow – HostRayanne Haines – Producer and PoetPierrette Requier – PoetTitilope Sonuga – Poet Website: https://skirtsafire.com/event/she-the-river-film-talkback/

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