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AYSANABEE w. guests

AYSANABEE w. guests. Tickets $15 in advance$20 at the door

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Music

Amanda Penner - Single Release Party

Amanda Penner Maddy Killoh Jed & The Valentine Tickets $15 in advance$20 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Beauty and the Beast

Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Full Price: $10.00 (inc. $1.50 fee)Student: $5.00 (inc $1.50 fee)

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Fringe Theatre Season

Boy Trouble

This entirely reimagined production expands the original story of Boy Trouble across multiple characters and multiple years, debuting the two-actor version of the Fringe hit. Kay and Anthony have a lot in common. As two of the only gay kids in their town, their paths cross over years of casual encounters and missed connections - but some things only stay on the DL for so long. Boy Trouble is a cutting, playful, and surprising interrogation of toxic masculinity and casual sex in the Grindr age. Sterling Award Nominee - Outstanding Fringe Production (2019)"Impressive for its sharp, funny writing." - 12thnight.ca"A beautifully conceived and executed coming-of-age/coming-out comic-drama." - Edmonton Journal (2019 Best of Fest List)"Lyrical and relatable ... unexpectedly nuanced." - Ephemeral Pleasures Written and directed by Mac BrockPerformed by Romar Dungo and Maxwell HanicProduction design by Even GilchristDramaturgy by Elena Eli Belyea Accessible Performances ASL Interpretation will be available at the following performances:May 17th, 8:00 PMMay 18th, 8:00 PMMay 23rd, 8:00 PM The following performances will be relaxed performances:May 17th, 8:00 PMMay 23rd, 8:00 PM This is show is a part of our Fringe Theatre Season. Visit fringetheatre.ca/season to learn more about our 2022 - 2023 Season.

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Capital City Hardcore Presents: Delusion, Admission of Guilt, Demise, PreBreaker

Capital City Hardcore Presents: Delusion, Admission of Guilt, Demise, PreBreaker Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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DOT

Presented as part of Azimuth Theatre's Expanse Festival DOT is a puppetry story of an ever-evolving spec through the molecular to the galactic. A surrealist and wordless-tale that inhabits all levels of micro and mega objects, throughout 2D and 3D worlds - told with manipulated liquids, holes, geometric shapes, reflections, shadow, sticks, bags and wind. It is an experience that encapsulates the vast shades within our shared humanity, from our delightfulness to cantankerous, viewed from the distance of the stars. Everything and Anything is either only an Explosion or a CollapseYet everything at large remains unchangeableAnd yet still completely unpredictable Creative Team Ensemble - Kit Benz, Evan Medd, Michael RolfeMaker / Creator - Elaine WeryshkoStage Manager - AJ MustersSound - Rebecca Reid & Ryan BourneLighting Design - AJ MustersConsultant - Nikki Emerson*Produced in collaboration with the Festival of Animated Objects  Special thanks:Peter Balkwill, Xstine Cook, Nikki Loach, Sarah Beth, Mike Corbiell, The Old Trouts, The Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry, What Is the Inspiration For Your Piece? (The seed of inspiration) I wanted to create a performance that moved away from 'human based' forms and that was much more interpretive, even better if different people viewed different segments in multiple ways. I wanted to resurge a rise of surrealist meaning and storytelling by using shapes and items not meant to be 'good' or 'bad Beyond all that, many parts of this show are inspired off my own life threatening experience with cancer and I wanted to share the worst and the best of what it means to live. Production History: Festival Of Animated Objects 2022: Workshop Showing  Festival Of Animated Objects 2023: Premier Check out more of Expanse here! We want to make sure that we are doing as much as possible to make a festival for all bodies to enjoy on and off stage. Expanse 2022 will feature the following: ASL Interpretation at least one performance of every show at the festival Touch Tours* Relaxed Performances* Described Audio* Online Version of the Festival – Following the In-Person Festival *Available for select performances Learn More Here PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL All of our tickets are based on a Pay-What-You-Will model. However, to make the art happen, we have suggested rates below! Give more or give less. What’s important to Azimuth Theatre is sharing theatre experiences together. Any contribution is valued and appreciated. SHOWS Students/Seniors/Newcomers – $15General – $35

subvenue Westbury Theatre

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Death To The West: Rising Sun, Death Machine + More

Rising Sun Stench of Death Death Machine Pre-Breaker $15 advance, $20 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Denny Von Braun LP Release

Denny Von Braun Nico Tobias Corrupted Fundamentals $10 advance, $15 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Emily Triggs & Carter Felker & Matt Patershuk - Money for Nothing Tour

Emily Triggs, Carter Felker, Matt Patershuk - Money for Nothing Tour Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Field Guide (Wpg) w. guests

Field Guide (Winnipeg) w. guests. $20 advance$25 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Garden of Ash: Album Release Party

Garden of Ash Nerv Us Fools Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Gender? I Hardly Know Them

Presented as part of Azimuth Theatre's Expanse Festival Being queer in Alberta's not for the faint of heart. Your sex toys' batteries keep dying from the cold, your bar doubles as a senior's dance hall, and your government won't stop trying to sell you on the merits of conversion therapy. But while your community's smaller, it's also uniquely awesome.  GENDER? I HARDLY KNOW THEM is a fast-paced, joyfully provocative queer sketch show straight from the heart of the God-fearing, gun-toting, beef-loving Alberta prairies. Created and performed by gay, short, and hot non-binary comedians Elena (or Eli) Belyea (they/she) and Syd Campbell (they/them), GENDER? I HARDLY KNOW THEM is out to queer the world, one denim punchline at a time.  Artist Credits  Co-Created and performed byELENA ELI BELYEA and SYDNEY CAMPBELL  Directed and additional writing byPAUL BLINOV With musical guestMIRANDA MARTINI Produced byELENA ELI BELYEA, SYDNEY CAMPBELL, TORI MORRISON Sound design byTORI MORRISON Dramaturgical support:Rochelle Laplante, Mohamed Ahmed, Frances Girard, Steven Sobolewski Special thanks:David Walker, Geoffrey Simon Brown, Fringe Theatre What Is the Inspiration For Your Piece? (The seed of inspiration) Because so many LGBTQ+ stories set in conservative backdrops focus on grief and isolation, GENDER? I HARDLY KNOW THEM centres queer self-actualization and joy. Sketches are punctuated by monologues from Elena and Syd's lives about growing up gay in 'Berta, giving the audience a chance to land and get their bearings before the jokes start flying again. These monologues make GENDER? I HARDLY KNOW THEM more than "just a sketch show": they're the connective tissue tying the show together, providing an unflinching look of the complex realities of life as part of a marginalized community. Risky, raunchy, and surprisingly heartfelt, GENDER? I HARDLY KNOW THEM will get you laughing, whatever your pronouns. PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL All of our tickets are based on a Pay-What-You-Will model. However, to make the art happen, we have suggested rates below! Give more or give less. What’s important to Azimuth Theatre is sharing theatre experiences together. Any contribution is valued and appreciated. SHOWS General – $35Students/Seniors – $15For group bookings, contact outreach@azimuththeatre.com

subvenue Westbury Theatre

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Headbang for Bissell

Hope House (headliner), Oklahoma, and Beaver Fever VS Hypersphere (special dueling set) Marc Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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In My Own Little Corner

In My Own Little Corner is presented by RISER Edmonton with Common Ground Arts Society. To learn more, click here. You know that person? The one you just get, and who gets you? In this solo cabaret, Carly Neis explores the mess, beauty, grief, joy and care of an unexpected friendship stitched together by the love of music and a shared longing to be acknowledged as artists, creators, and "normal" humans. Join Carly as she takes you into her world, embracing the systems of her disabled life, and deconstructing the ways we hold each other, even when the world continues to underestimate you. ACCESSIBILITY The team behind In My Own Little Corner prioritizes access for audiences and artists alike. Read on for more details about how we're working to make everyone's experience a little more accessible throughout this run. Accessing the Theatre: - This performance is taking place in a wheelchair accessible theatre. Wheelchair seating will be available at cabaret tables for every performance, we recommend including anything we can do to make your audience experience more comfortable in the "Special Requirements" section of the checkout page so we can ensure seating is available. - The Backstage Theatre can be accessed through its main entrance facing Gateway Boulevard and the Strathcona stop of the High Level Streetcar. This entrance does have a small lip and can be difficult to access during snowy weather. Wheelchair access to the theatre will be available through the Westbury Theatre entrance to the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns, which is stepless and accessible via a snow-cleared sidewalk. Staff marked with signage will meet wheelchair users at this entrance to guide you to the Backstage Theatre. Increased Accessibility Performances: - ASL Interpretation will be available on Sunday, February 26 with interpreters Robyn Lavender and Andrea Konowalec. - Performances on Sunday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 28 will featured softened sound and lighting. During the Show: - You're explicitly welcome to come and go, and move around as needed, at all performances. - There will be a cooldown space in the theatre with fidget toys and other sensory equipment that you're welcome to visit if you need a break at any time during the performance. For more information about the venue, our show, and accessibility, please stay tuned for our upcoming accessibility guide. In the meantime, if you have any questions about accessibility, please don't hesitate to reach out to the RISER Edmonton producing team at riser@commongroundarts.ca CAST & CREATIVE TEAMPerformer/Playwright/Producer - Carly NeisDirector - Sarah CulkinDramaturg - Kristi Hansen Lighting Designer - Rory TurnerSound Designer - Lindsey WalkerSet/Costume Designer - Even GilchristRISER Edmonton Production Manager - Kat Evans Arranger/Chart Writing - Dan BellandAssociate Producer - Lindy MullenAccess Support - Ophira Callof

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JUNO Night at the Gateway

Friday, March 10 @ 9:00pm Tickets are $19 including fees. Tickets at the door will be $20 and subject to availability. One dollar from every ticket sold will go to MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity for youth. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! In celebration of the JUNOS in Edmonton, we’re excited to be a part of JUNOfest, presenting two incredible local bands that are sure to get you dancing all night long! Consider starting off your evening at our JUNO Edition of the Key of Me at Block 1912 with local singer-songwriters and some delicious treats! Featuring: D'orjay This ain’t your grandaddy’s country music, despite it paying homage to the classic country D’orjay The Singing Shaman grew up with in rural Alberta. And it sure as hell ain’t stadium girls-trucks-beer country. Instead, she colours outside the lines with anthemic, bold blues, honky-tonk and rock-flavoured roots with a distinct queer, Black twist. Her powerful warm voice guides orchestration featuring piano, syncopated electric guitar, paced banjo, fiddle and steel guitar, all with a healing self-reflection. Kaeley Jade A vibrant presence with a voice like velvet, folk-pop singer/songwriter Kaeley Jade weaves lush imagery and hooky melodic lines to craft music that is both poignant and playful. A Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Award nominee, Kaeley has performed on stages across Canada including the Taste of Edmonton, Tkaronto Music Festival and World Music Week. Reminiscent of artists like Maggie Rogers and The Lumineers, her music has received radio play across North America, has been added to major playlists across streaming giants, and has been placed in several film and television productions. Event Sponsored byLong & McQuade Musical Instruments More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/late-night-at-the-gateway-2/

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Late Night at the Gateway: Comedy

Saturday, March 4 @ 9:00pm Tickets are $18 including fees. Tickets at the door will be $20 and subject to availability. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! Ready to laugh? Sit back and let our line-up of comedic talent tickle your funny bones all night long, with musical guest Cupid’s Heart. Featuring: Rebecca Merkley, EmceeEmma RyanTeddyBEARBat Rabbit CollectiveMarie Carrillos AvalosWee WitchesCupid's Heart More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/late-night-at-the-gateway-comedy/

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Late Night at the Gateway: Music

Friday, March 3 @ 9:00pm Tickets are $18 including fees. Tickets at the door will be $20 and subject to availability. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! Join us at the Gateway Theatre for two incredible bands that will get you moving all night long! Featuring: Lise Lise is a 21 year old singer-songwriter born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. From the young age of 7 she started her singing career in the classical realm of music, and then later made her way into fields such as pop alternative with some influences in R&B. Lise’s spontaneous writing style reflects her day to day life, thoughts, interactions, experiences and imaginations, while also laying out all of her emotions and feelings for all to see. Her vision is to musically capture pieces of a picture in hopes that when you eventually put everything together, you’ll get a glimpse of what’s actually going on inside her head, and maybe see what makes Lise… Lise. Payphones Once described as “if The Tragically Hip and Tegan and Sara had a really sad baby,” Payphones’ alt-folk tunes showcase intricate three and four-part vocal harmonies, rich acoustic accompaniment, and earnest, vulnerable lyrics about queerness, isolation, disability, and personal growth. Aside from popular folk, indie, and alt-rock projects, clear influences from choral, musical theater, jazz, and pop-punk music can be heard in their music. The eclectic life experiences of four multidisciplinary artists reverberate through their tunes. More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/late-night-at-the-gateway-music/

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Little Miss Higgins - The Fire Waltz

Little Miss Higgins w. guests.

subvenue The Aviary

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Lucid Kitten

Lucid Kitten Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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MINE

MINE is presented by RISER Edmonton with Common Ground Arts Society. To learn more, click here. Hundreds of feet below the ocean floor, in the dark, in the damp, the men of the deeps mine for coal. Down below, they’re forced to crawl – but on the surface, they’ll resist, and rise again. Based on an unbelievable true story, MINE shares the struggle of the revolutionary Cape Breton coal mining communities at the turn of the twentieth century. MINE will be presented as a work-in-process staged reading. All proceeds from Offer What You Will tickets go to support the future development of this work. The reading on March 4 will be presented with ASL Interpretation by Robyn Lavender and Andrea Konowalec. CAST & CREATIVE TEAM Written by Ashleigh HicksDirected by Andrew RitchieDramaturgy by Evan Medd Stage Manager: Andrea MurphySet/Costume/Props Design: Rebecca CypherSound Design: Zac StromLighting Design: Rory Turner Featuring Patrick Lundeen, Kristen Padayas, Geoffrey Simon Brown, Sarah Emslie, Alexander Ariate, Marguerite Lawler, and Priya Narine. Developed with support from the Major Matt Mason Collective, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Edmonton Arts Council. This is a Canadian Actors' Equity Association production under the Artists' Collective Policy.

subvenue Backstage Theatre

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Marlaena Moore

Marlaena Moore w. guests Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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MercyFunk LoveFest w. VISSIA

MercyFunk LoveFest 2023 MercyFunk VISSIA $20 advance, $25 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Nikâwiy ᓂᑳᐃᐧᕀ

Thursday, March 9 @ 7:00pm Friday, March 10 @ 7:00pm Tickets are $30 for adults and $24 for students/seniors including fees. 10 Pay-What-You-Can tickets available for each performance, book online below to redeem. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! Experience the compelling and melodic journey of Nikâwiy; an ensemble of Indigenous women exquisitely blending contemporary and traditional music, dance and storytelling with a fierce and inspiring interpretation of the reciprocal relationship between nature and motherhood. With haunting harmonies and powerful lyrical imagery Nikâwiy, meaning ‘my mother’ in Cree, weaves together a breathtaking performance reflecting our significant and fragile connection to mother earth. Featuring Nîpisîy ᓂᐱᓯᕀ, Stephanie Harpe and Hayden Large. Event Sponsored byDuncan Craig LLP This event is supported by the Edmonton Heritage Council through the FIRE Grant (Funding Indigenous Resurgence in Edmonton) and the City of Edmonton. Photo by Noella Steinhauer More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/nikawiy/2023-03-09/

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Off the Page

Wednesday, March 8 @ 9:00pmTickets are $18 including fees. Tickets at the door will be $20 and subject to availability. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! What better way to spend International Women’s Day than by immersing yourself in storytelling, poetry, history, feminism, music and performance art? What starts as words on the page is brought to life where we get to meet ordinary and extraordinary women in creative and surprising ways. Be sure to check out the Key of Me at Chianti before the show! Featuring: The Light Canvas, The Tiger's Hearts CollectiveThe Travellers, Kathy Fisher & Donna MaeFiddle & Storytelling, Amelia KaminskiBreaking Ground, Lebogang Disele, Mpoe Mogale, Cherelle George, Elsa Robinson & Timiro Mohamed More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/off-the-page-2023/

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Omisimawiw

Omisimawiw is presented by RISER Edmonton with Common Ground Arts Society. To learn more, click here. Two strangers on the Edmonton LRT meet and find out they're sisters. When questions about their paternity and Indigenous identity occur they find affirmation in each other. CAST & CREATIVE TEAM Shyanne Duquette (Playwright/Producer/Actor)Emily Berard (Actor)Danielle LaRose (Director/Production Mentor)Kim Turner (Stage Manager)Rory Turner (Lighting Designer)Skye Grinde (Set/Prop/Costume Design)Anthony Hunchak (Sound Design/Technical Director)Seasea Nemecek (Dramaturg)Julia Kim (Video Designer) Supported by the Edmonton Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Opening Ceremonies & A-Line Variety Show

Thursday, March 2 @ 7:00pm Tickets are $18 including fees. Tickets at the door will be $20 and subject to availability. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! Join us on Thursday, March 2 as we celebrate the opening of our 11th annual festival at our newest venue! Grab a drink, hear from our city’s supporters, enjoy music by DJ Kena León and the first look at our Skirt Designs. Then enjoy our annual A-Line Variety Show featuring an all-star line up of fabulous femme artists here to shake things up! Featuring: Rebecca Merkley, EmceeRose Fort Theatre Co.Noreta Lewis-PrinceKorock & Jeon's TKDShawna CaspiTeddyBEARViajante Drum EnsembleHayden LargeBreaking Ground ExcerptTrikōnMaddie StorvoldDJ Kena León More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/a-line-variety-show-2023/

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Pallor EP Release Show

Pallor EP Release Dot Cardigan Velvet Hooks $10 advance, $15 door

subvenue The Aviary

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L'UniTheatre

Passeport

Passeport is a play with a documentary edge. New comers from our community share their stories with us. What made them leave their Country to move to Alberta. A quest filled with challenges, but most of all, hope.

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Petunia & Nathan Godfrey

Petunia & Nathan Godfrey Jody Shenkarek & Gavin Dunn Tickets $20 in advance$25 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Repulse Reprise Imbalance EP Release Show

Repulse Reprise Heir To Ask The Judge The Juror Yunglink Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Songs in the Sanctuary

Saturday, March 4 @ 7:00pm Tickets are $18 including fees. Tickets at the door will be $20 and subject to availability. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! This celebration of women’s voices will feature 3 local women’s choir performances and headliner Maddie Storvold. Featuring Choirs: ChandraTala ChoirAriose Women's ChoirCantabo Women's Ensemble With Headliner Maddie StorvoldMaddie Storvold and bass player Jill McKenna will detail the history of Canadian women in songwriting. The performance will pay homage to the women who have shaped our arts and culture history in Canada, and will feature the music of Joni Mitchell, Buffy Sainte Marie, Kate McGarrigle, Alannah Myles, Alanis Morisette, Shania Twain, Sheryl Crow, k.d. lang, and Avril Lavigne, as well as contemporary working songwriters like Dana Wylie, Rose Cousins, Kathleen Edwards, and more. The performance will move chronologically through song and story. More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/songs-in-the-sanctuary-2023/

subvenue The Sanctuary Stage

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Steve Dawson & The Hooded Mergansers

Steve Dawson & The Hooded Mergansers Tickets $18 in advance, $22 at the door.

subvenue The Aviary

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The Mortuary Presents: All Ages Extreme Metal w. Begrime Exemious & Nephilim's Noose

Begrime ExemiousNephilims Noose+ Guests Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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The Radiant w. Shag

The Radiant (Saskatoon) Shag (Edmonton) Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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The Shoe Project

Saturday, March 11 @ 7:30pmSunday, March 12 @ 4:30pmTickets are $30 for adults and $24 for students/seniors including fees. 10 Pay-What-You-Can tickets available for each performance, book online below to redeem. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! Shoes accompany us on our journeys. They are with us wherever we go, they say who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. The Shoe Project is a national initiative that amplifies the voices of Canadian immigrant and refugee women through storytelling. Whether selected by choice or imposed by circumstance the shoes we wear can make or break a journey, shape our experiences, and open doors to our future. The Shoe Project 2023 is Edmonton’s second live iteration of this compelling project. In December, a group of immigrant and refugee women began working with veteran Canadian playwright Conni Massing to write stories of their arrival and adaptation to Canada centred around a pair of shoes they have worn. When their stories are completed, each woman will be coached by local theatre professionals and then tell their story for audiences in a revelatory public performance. The Shoe Project’s mission is to advance education by providing programs, courses, workshops and seminars to immigrant and refugee women to develop their written and oral skills, as well as their leadership skills. Thank you to The Shoe Project Charity for their guidance and contributions towards the Edmonton chapter of this initiative. To find out more about the shoe project charity based in Toronto, visit https://theshoeproject.online/ The Shoe Project is Supported by Workshop West Playwrights' TheatreThe Shoe Project CharityYWCA EdmontonKunitz ShoesDuncan Craig LLPAllard Foundation More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/the-shoe-project-2023/2023-03-11/

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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The Space Between Stars

An uncommon adaptation of The Little Prince. When we peer into the sky, we peer into the past.An astronomer’s lecture derails as she encounters the memory of her precocious son. Told with projection, live actors and puppetry, this adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic story melds astronomy, cosmology, and mythology. It is intended for ages 13+. Special Events/Discounts Preview on Thursday, March 2 (Adults $20, Students/Seniors $15 (plus applicable fees)). 10 Pay-What-You-Can tickets available per show. Check out our Pay-What-You-Can Guidelines. Pay-What-You-Can performance on Tuesday, March 7 International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8 | Enjoy food and drink specials with music at Chianti Cafe before the show from 5-7pm featuring incredible mother/daughter duos. Please reserve at Chianti in advance and mention ‘SkirtsAfire,’ (780) 439-9829. Her Night Out on Thursday, March 9 | Enjoy food and drink specials with music at Chianti Cafe before the show from 5-7pm. Please reserve at Chianti in advance and mention ‘SkirtsAfire,’ (780) 439-9829. Book your group of 6 or more for only $18/ticket or your group of 10 or more for just $15/ticket! Purchase a Festival Pass If you require an attendant, aide, or companion, they are still required to have a ticket. Please contact boxoffice@fringetheatre.ca or call 780-409-1910 and we’ll book a ticket for the accompanying person at no extra cost. Accessibility Measures CART Captioning will be available at weekend performances. Adapted Relaxed Performances will be on Thursday, March 9 @ 7:30pm and Sunday, March 12 @ 1:30pm. Sensory kits will be available at the box office. The main box office and theatres in the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns are equipped with hearing loops (T-Coil Loops) for patrons with hearing loss. These loops transmit directly to a hearing aid or cochlear implant electromagnetically, with no extra equipment. To use the system: Ask your hearing aid provider to activate your t-coil function.  When you arrive at the theatre, switch your hearing aid to your t-coil function and adjust the volume as needed.  Those without hearing aids can also utilize a portable headset receiver. Units are available to rent for free by emailing the box office: boxoffice@fringetheatre.ca, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information including content warnings, please visit https://skirtsafire.com/the-space-between-stars/  ARTISTIC TEAM Performed by Christine Lesiak and Sarah EmslieFeaturing Sahl WilkieDirected by Tracy CarrollStage Managed by Nancy YuenSet Design by Daniela MasellisProjection Design by Erin Gruber with Rebecca CypherSound Design by Aaron MacriLighting Design by Skye GrindePuppet dramaturgy by Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Peter BalkwillIllustration & poster design: Amanda Schutz, Curio StudioLobby Installation by Ian WalkerVideography by EPIC Photography Production Sponsored byEdmonton Community Foundation Special thanks to our Funders and Partners:Edmonton Arts CouncilThe City of EdmontonCanada Council for the ArtsAlberta Foundation for the ArtsEdmonton Community FoundationYWCA EdmontonSmall Matters ProductionsToy Guns Dance TheatreThe Old Trout Puppet WorkshopCreated in part with SpaceEngine PRO © Cosmographic Software LLC More info: https://skirtsafire.com/the-space-between-stars/

subvenue Westbury Theatre

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Ths Phne 2.0: The Next Generation / Jealousy Jane

Ths Phne 2.0: The Next Generation Communication has come a long way, baby. Are you 21st century savvy? Blog your innermost thoughts. Break up by text. Express your deepest emotions through ringtones and smilies. AND YELL! You can buy a phone that does dishes, cooks a mean steak and folds socks. Well, perhaps not yet. But you wait, the sock folding cell phone is just around the corner... Jealousy Jane Jane has a problem with jealousy, so much so it's turned into a life-sized monster by her side. Jealousy follows Jane wherever she goes whether she likes it or not. Jane tries to dismiss the monster's presence, but it's ruining her social life, her school life, and refuses take the hint. Jealousy is here to stay. Will the monster take control of Jane's life? Or will she figure out how to ditch her demon?

subvenue Riverbend Junior High School Main Gym

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Tyson Ray Borsboom w/ Amanda Penner & Salty Auntie

Tyson Ray BorsboomAmanda PennerSalty Auntie Tickets $17 advance, $21 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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al3x4: Microcosm EP Release

Al3x4 Esther Forseth Ugli Tickets $15 in advance$20 at the door

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emBODYment

Sunday, March 5 @ 7:30pm Tickets are $21 for adults and $18 for students/seniors including fees. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! emBODYment is back with an array of awe-inspiring movement pieces from floor to ceiling – all in one evening of impactful moments in motion. Featuring: Melanie Doderai, Aerial & ViolinCuban Movement Dance Company, DanceFragmented Journeys, Aerial & Dance (Artists Sponsored by Duncan Craig LLP)Trikōn, Traditional Indian DanceAudrey Boccara, Ballet More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/embodyment/

subvenue Westbury Theatre

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AYSANABEE w. guests

AYSANABEE w. guests. Tickets $15 in advance$20 at the door

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Music

Amanda Penner - Single Release Party

Amanda Penner Maddy Killoh Jed & The Valentine Tickets $15 in advance$20 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Beauty and the Beast

Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Full Price: $10.00 (inc. $1.50 fee)Student: $5.00 (inc $1.50 fee)

subvenue Maclab Theatre

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Fringe Theatre Season

Boy Trouble

This entirely reimagined production expands the original story of Boy Trouble across multiple characters and multiple years, debuting the two-actor version of the Fringe hit. Kay and Anthony have a lot in common. As two of the only gay kids in their town, their paths cross over years of casual encounters and missed connections - but some things only stay on the DL for so long. Boy Trouble is a cutting, playful, and surprising interrogation of toxic masculinity and casual sex in the Grindr age. Sterling Award Nominee - Outstanding Fringe Production (2019)"Impressive for its sharp, funny writing." - 12thnight.ca"A beautifully conceived and executed coming-of-age/coming-out comic-drama." - Edmonton Journal (2019 Best of Fest List)"Lyrical and relatable ... unexpectedly nuanced." - Ephemeral Pleasures Written and directed by Mac BrockPerformed by Romar Dungo and Maxwell HanicProduction design by Even GilchristDramaturgy by Elena Eli Belyea Accessible Performances ASL Interpretation will be available at the following performances:May 17th, 8:00 PMMay 18th, 8:00 PMMay 23rd, 8:00 PM The following performances will be relaxed performances:May 17th, 8:00 PMMay 23rd, 8:00 PM This is show is a part of our Fringe Theatre Season. Visit fringetheatre.ca/season to learn more about our 2022 - 2023 Season.

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Capital City Hardcore Presents: Delusion, Admission of Guilt, Demise, PreBreaker

Capital City Hardcore Presents: Delusion, Admission of Guilt, Demise, PreBreaker Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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DOT

Presented as part of Azimuth Theatre's Expanse Festival DOT is a puppetry story of an ever-evolving spec through the molecular to the galactic. A surrealist and wordless-tale that inhabits all levels of micro and mega objects, throughout 2D and 3D worlds - told with manipulated liquids, holes, geometric shapes, reflections, shadow, sticks, bags and wind. It is an experience that encapsulates the vast shades within our shared humanity, from our delightfulness to cantankerous, viewed from the distance of the stars. Everything and Anything is either only an Explosion or a CollapseYet everything at large remains unchangeableAnd yet still completely unpredictable Creative Team Ensemble - Kit Benz, Evan Medd, Michael RolfeMaker / Creator - Elaine WeryshkoStage Manager - AJ MustersSound - Rebecca Reid & Ryan BourneLighting Design - AJ MustersConsultant - Nikki Emerson*Produced in collaboration with the Festival of Animated Objects  Special thanks:Peter Balkwill, Xstine Cook, Nikki Loach, Sarah Beth, Mike Corbiell, The Old Trouts, The Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry, What Is the Inspiration For Your Piece? (The seed of inspiration) I wanted to create a performance that moved away from 'human based' forms and that was much more interpretive, even better if different people viewed different segments in multiple ways. I wanted to resurge a rise of surrealist meaning and storytelling by using shapes and items not meant to be 'good' or 'bad Beyond all that, many parts of this show are inspired off my own life threatening experience with cancer and I wanted to share the worst and the best of what it means to live. Production History: Festival Of Animated Objects 2022: Workshop Showing  Festival Of Animated Objects 2023: Premier Check out more of Expanse here! We want to make sure that we are doing as much as possible to make a festival for all bodies to enjoy on and off stage. Expanse 2022 will feature the following: ASL Interpretation at least one performance of every show at the festival Touch Tours* Relaxed Performances* Described Audio* Online Version of the Festival – Following the In-Person Festival *Available for select performances Learn More Here PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL All of our tickets are based on a Pay-What-You-Will model. However, to make the art happen, we have suggested rates below! Give more or give less. What’s important to Azimuth Theatre is sharing theatre experiences together. Any contribution is valued and appreciated. SHOWS Students/Seniors/Newcomers – $15General – $35

subvenue Westbury Theatre

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Death To The West: Rising Sun, Death Machine + More

Rising Sun Stench of Death Death Machine Pre-Breaker $15 advance, $20 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Denny Von Braun LP Release

Denny Von Braun Nico Tobias Corrupted Fundamentals $10 advance, $15 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Emily Triggs & Carter Felker & Matt Patershuk - Money for Nothing Tour

Emily Triggs, Carter Felker, Matt Patershuk - Money for Nothing Tour Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Field Guide (Wpg) w. guests

Field Guide (Winnipeg) w. guests. $20 advance$25 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Garden of Ash: Album Release Party

Garden of Ash Nerv Us Fools Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Gender? I Hardly Know Them

Presented as part of Azimuth Theatre's Expanse Festival Being queer in Alberta's not for the faint of heart. Your sex toys' batteries keep dying from the cold, your bar doubles as a senior's dance hall, and your government won't stop trying to sell you on the merits of conversion therapy. But while your community's smaller, it's also uniquely awesome.  GENDER? I HARDLY KNOW THEM is a fast-paced, joyfully provocative queer sketch show straight from the heart of the God-fearing, gun-toting, beef-loving Alberta prairies. Created and performed by gay, short, and hot non-binary comedians Elena (or Eli) Belyea (they/she) and Syd Campbell (they/them), GENDER? I HARDLY KNOW THEM is out to queer the world, one denim punchline at a time.  Artist Credits  Co-Created and performed byELENA ELI BELYEA and SYDNEY CAMPBELL  Directed and additional writing byPAUL BLINOV With musical guestMIRANDA MARTINI Produced byELENA ELI BELYEA, SYDNEY CAMPBELL, TORI MORRISON Sound design byTORI MORRISON Dramaturgical support:Rochelle Laplante, Mohamed Ahmed, Frances Girard, Steven Sobolewski Special thanks:David Walker, Geoffrey Simon Brown, Fringe Theatre What Is the Inspiration For Your Piece? (The seed of inspiration) Because so many LGBTQ+ stories set in conservative backdrops focus on grief and isolation, GENDER? I HARDLY KNOW THEM centres queer self-actualization and joy. Sketches are punctuated by monologues from Elena and Syd's lives about growing up gay in 'Berta, giving the audience a chance to land and get their bearings before the jokes start flying again. These monologues make GENDER? I HARDLY KNOW THEM more than "just a sketch show": they're the connective tissue tying the show together, providing an unflinching look of the complex realities of life as part of a marginalized community. Risky, raunchy, and surprisingly heartfelt, GENDER? I HARDLY KNOW THEM will get you laughing, whatever your pronouns. PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL All of our tickets are based on a Pay-What-You-Will model. However, to make the art happen, we have suggested rates below! Give more or give less. What’s important to Azimuth Theatre is sharing theatre experiences together. Any contribution is valued and appreciated. SHOWS General – $35Students/Seniors – $15For group bookings, contact outreach@azimuththeatre.com

subvenue Westbury Theatre

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Headbang for Bissell

Hope House (headliner), Oklahoma, and Beaver Fever VS Hypersphere (special dueling set) Marc Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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In My Own Little Corner

In My Own Little Corner is presented by RISER Edmonton with Common Ground Arts Society. To learn more, click here. You know that person? The one you just get, and who gets you? In this solo cabaret, Carly Neis explores the mess, beauty, grief, joy and care of an unexpected friendship stitched together by the love of music and a shared longing to be acknowledged as artists, creators, and "normal" humans. Join Carly as she takes you into her world, embracing the systems of her disabled life, and deconstructing the ways we hold each other, even when the world continues to underestimate you. ACCESSIBILITY The team behind In My Own Little Corner prioritizes access for audiences and artists alike. Read on for more details about how we're working to make everyone's experience a little more accessible throughout this run. Accessing the Theatre: - This performance is taking place in a wheelchair accessible theatre. Wheelchair seating will be available at cabaret tables for every performance, we recommend including anything we can do to make your audience experience more comfortable in the "Special Requirements" section of the checkout page so we can ensure seating is available. - The Backstage Theatre can be accessed through its main entrance facing Gateway Boulevard and the Strathcona stop of the High Level Streetcar. This entrance does have a small lip and can be difficult to access during snowy weather. Wheelchair access to the theatre will be available through the Westbury Theatre entrance to the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns, which is stepless and accessible via a snow-cleared sidewalk. Staff marked with signage will meet wheelchair users at this entrance to guide you to the Backstage Theatre. Increased Accessibility Performances: - ASL Interpretation will be available on Sunday, February 26 with interpreters Robyn Lavender and Andrea Konowalec. - Performances on Sunday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 28 will featured softened sound and lighting. During the Show: - You're explicitly welcome to come and go, and move around as needed, at all performances. - There will be a cooldown space in the theatre with fidget toys and other sensory equipment that you're welcome to visit if you need a break at any time during the performance. For more information about the venue, our show, and accessibility, please stay tuned for our upcoming accessibility guide. In the meantime, if you have any questions about accessibility, please don't hesitate to reach out to the RISER Edmonton producing team at riser@commongroundarts.ca CAST & CREATIVE TEAMPerformer/Playwright/Producer - Carly NeisDirector - Sarah CulkinDramaturg - Kristi Hansen Lighting Designer - Rory TurnerSound Designer - Lindsey WalkerSet/Costume Designer - Even GilchristRISER Edmonton Production Manager - Kat Evans Arranger/Chart Writing - Dan BellandAssociate Producer - Lindy MullenAccess Support - Ophira Callof

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JUNO Night at the Gateway

Friday, March 10 @ 9:00pm Tickets are $19 including fees. Tickets at the door will be $20 and subject to availability. One dollar from every ticket sold will go to MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity for youth. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! In celebration of the JUNOS in Edmonton, we’re excited to be a part of JUNOfest, presenting two incredible local bands that are sure to get you dancing all night long! Consider starting off your evening at our JUNO Edition of the Key of Me at Block 1912 with local singer-songwriters and some delicious treats! Featuring: D'orjay This ain’t your grandaddy’s country music, despite it paying homage to the classic country D’orjay The Singing Shaman grew up with in rural Alberta. And it sure as hell ain’t stadium girls-trucks-beer country. Instead, she colours outside the lines with anthemic, bold blues, honky-tonk and rock-flavoured roots with a distinct queer, Black twist. Her powerful warm voice guides orchestration featuring piano, syncopated electric guitar, paced banjo, fiddle and steel guitar, all with a healing self-reflection. Kaeley Jade A vibrant presence with a voice like velvet, folk-pop singer/songwriter Kaeley Jade weaves lush imagery and hooky melodic lines to craft music that is both poignant and playful. A Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Award nominee, Kaeley has performed on stages across Canada including the Taste of Edmonton, Tkaronto Music Festival and World Music Week. Reminiscent of artists like Maggie Rogers and The Lumineers, her music has received radio play across North America, has been added to major playlists across streaming giants, and has been placed in several film and television productions. Event Sponsored byLong & McQuade Musical Instruments More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/late-night-at-the-gateway-2/

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Late Night at the Gateway: Comedy

Saturday, March 4 @ 9:00pm Tickets are $18 including fees. Tickets at the door will be $20 and subject to availability. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! Ready to laugh? Sit back and let our line-up of comedic talent tickle your funny bones all night long, with musical guest Cupid’s Heart. Featuring: Rebecca Merkley, EmceeEmma RyanTeddyBEARBat Rabbit CollectiveMarie Carrillos AvalosWee WitchesCupid's Heart More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/late-night-at-the-gateway-comedy/

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Late Night at the Gateway: Music

Friday, March 3 @ 9:00pm Tickets are $18 including fees. Tickets at the door will be $20 and subject to availability. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! Join us at the Gateway Theatre for two incredible bands that will get you moving all night long! Featuring: Lise Lise is a 21 year old singer-songwriter born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. From the young age of 7 she started her singing career in the classical realm of music, and then later made her way into fields such as pop alternative with some influences in R&B. Lise’s spontaneous writing style reflects her day to day life, thoughts, interactions, experiences and imaginations, while also laying out all of her emotions and feelings for all to see. Her vision is to musically capture pieces of a picture in hopes that when you eventually put everything together, you’ll get a glimpse of what’s actually going on inside her head, and maybe see what makes Lise… Lise. Payphones Once described as “if The Tragically Hip and Tegan and Sara had a really sad baby,” Payphones’ alt-folk tunes showcase intricate three and four-part vocal harmonies, rich acoustic accompaniment, and earnest, vulnerable lyrics about queerness, isolation, disability, and personal growth. Aside from popular folk, indie, and alt-rock projects, clear influences from choral, musical theater, jazz, and pop-punk music can be heard in their music. The eclectic life experiences of four multidisciplinary artists reverberate through their tunes. More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/late-night-at-the-gateway-music/

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Little Miss Higgins - The Fire Waltz

Little Miss Higgins w. guests.

subvenue The Aviary

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Lucid Kitten

Lucid Kitten Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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MINE

MINE is presented by RISER Edmonton with Common Ground Arts Society. To learn more, click here. Hundreds of feet below the ocean floor, in the dark, in the damp, the men of the deeps mine for coal. Down below, they’re forced to crawl – but on the surface, they’ll resist, and rise again. Based on an unbelievable true story, MINE shares the struggle of the revolutionary Cape Breton coal mining communities at the turn of the twentieth century. MINE will be presented as a work-in-process staged reading. All proceeds from Offer What You Will tickets go to support the future development of this work. The reading on March 4 will be presented with ASL Interpretation by Robyn Lavender and Andrea Konowalec. CAST & CREATIVE TEAM Written by Ashleigh HicksDirected by Andrew RitchieDramaturgy by Evan Medd Stage Manager: Andrea MurphySet/Costume/Props Design: Rebecca CypherSound Design: Zac StromLighting Design: Rory Turner Featuring Patrick Lundeen, Kristen Padayas, Geoffrey Simon Brown, Sarah Emslie, Alexander Ariate, Marguerite Lawler, and Priya Narine. Developed with support from the Major Matt Mason Collective, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Edmonton Arts Council. This is a Canadian Actors' Equity Association production under the Artists' Collective Policy.

subvenue Backstage Theatre

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Marlaena Moore

Marlaena Moore w. guests Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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MercyFunk LoveFest w. VISSIA

MercyFunk LoveFest 2023 MercyFunk VISSIA $20 advance, $25 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Nikâwiy ᓂᑳᐃᐧᕀ

Thursday, March 9 @ 7:00pm Friday, March 10 @ 7:00pm Tickets are $30 for adults and $24 for students/seniors including fees. 10 Pay-What-You-Can tickets available for each performance, book online below to redeem. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! Experience the compelling and melodic journey of Nikâwiy; an ensemble of Indigenous women exquisitely blending contemporary and traditional music, dance and storytelling with a fierce and inspiring interpretation of the reciprocal relationship between nature and motherhood. With haunting harmonies and powerful lyrical imagery Nikâwiy, meaning ‘my mother’ in Cree, weaves together a breathtaking performance reflecting our significant and fragile connection to mother earth. Featuring Nîpisîy ᓂᐱᓯᕀ, Stephanie Harpe and Hayden Large. Event Sponsored byDuncan Craig LLP This event is supported by the Edmonton Heritage Council through the FIRE Grant (Funding Indigenous Resurgence in Edmonton) and the City of Edmonton. Photo by Noella Steinhauer More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/nikawiy/2023-03-09/

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Off the Page

Wednesday, March 8 @ 9:00pmTickets are $18 including fees. Tickets at the door will be $20 and subject to availability. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! What better way to spend International Women’s Day than by immersing yourself in storytelling, poetry, history, feminism, music and performance art? What starts as words on the page is brought to life where we get to meet ordinary and extraordinary women in creative and surprising ways. Be sure to check out the Key of Me at Chianti before the show! Featuring: The Light Canvas, The Tiger's Hearts CollectiveThe Travellers, Kathy Fisher & Donna MaeFiddle & Storytelling, Amelia KaminskiBreaking Ground, Lebogang Disele, Mpoe Mogale, Cherelle George, Elsa Robinson & Timiro Mohamed More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/off-the-page-2023/

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Omisimawiw

Omisimawiw is presented by RISER Edmonton with Common Ground Arts Society. To learn more, click here. Two strangers on the Edmonton LRT meet and find out they're sisters. When questions about their paternity and Indigenous identity occur they find affirmation in each other. CAST & CREATIVE TEAM Shyanne Duquette (Playwright/Producer/Actor)Emily Berard (Actor)Danielle LaRose (Director/Production Mentor)Kim Turner (Stage Manager)Rory Turner (Lighting Designer)Skye Grinde (Set/Prop/Costume Design)Anthony Hunchak (Sound Design/Technical Director)Seasea Nemecek (Dramaturg)Julia Kim (Video Designer) Supported by the Edmonton Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

subvenue Backstage Theatre

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Opening Ceremonies & A-Line Variety Show

Thursday, March 2 @ 7:00pm Tickets are $18 including fees. Tickets at the door will be $20 and subject to availability. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! Join us on Thursday, March 2 as we celebrate the opening of our 11th annual festival at our newest venue! Grab a drink, hear from our city’s supporters, enjoy music by DJ Kena León and the first look at our Skirt Designs. Then enjoy our annual A-Line Variety Show featuring an all-star line up of fabulous femme artists here to shake things up! Featuring: Rebecca Merkley, EmceeRose Fort Theatre Co.Noreta Lewis-PrinceKorock & Jeon's TKDShawna CaspiTeddyBEARViajante Drum EnsembleHayden LargeBreaking Ground ExcerptTrikōnMaddie StorvoldDJ Kena León More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/a-line-variety-show-2023/

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Pallor EP Release Show

Pallor EP Release Dot Cardigan Velvet Hooks $10 advance, $15 door

subvenue The Aviary

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L'UniTheatre

Passeport

Passeport is a play with a documentary edge. New comers from our community share their stories with us. What made them leave their Country to move to Alberta. A quest filled with challenges, but most of all, hope.

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Petunia & Nathan Godfrey

Petunia & Nathan Godfrey Jody Shenkarek & Gavin Dunn Tickets $20 in advance$25 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Repulse Reprise Imbalance EP Release Show

Repulse Reprise Heir To Ask The Judge The Juror Yunglink Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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Songs in the Sanctuary

Saturday, March 4 @ 7:00pm Tickets are $18 including fees. Tickets at the door will be $20 and subject to availability. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! This celebration of women’s voices will feature 3 local women’s choir performances and headliner Maddie Storvold. Featuring Choirs: ChandraTala ChoirAriose Women's ChoirCantabo Women's Ensemble With Headliner Maddie StorvoldMaddie Storvold and bass player Jill McKenna will detail the history of Canadian women in songwriting. The performance will pay homage to the women who have shaped our arts and culture history in Canada, and will feature the music of Joni Mitchell, Buffy Sainte Marie, Kate McGarrigle, Alannah Myles, Alanis Morisette, Shania Twain, Sheryl Crow, k.d. lang, and Avril Lavigne, as well as contemporary working songwriters like Dana Wylie, Rose Cousins, Kathleen Edwards, and more. The performance will move chronologically through song and story. More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/songs-in-the-sanctuary-2023/

subvenue The Sanctuary Stage

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Steve Dawson & The Hooded Mergansers

Steve Dawson & The Hooded Mergansers Tickets $18 in advance, $22 at the door.

subvenue The Aviary

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The Mortuary Presents: All Ages Extreme Metal w. Begrime Exemious & Nephilim's Noose

Begrime ExemiousNephilims Noose+ Guests Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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The Radiant w. Shag

The Radiant (Saskatoon) Shag (Edmonton) Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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The Shoe Project

Saturday, March 11 @ 7:30pmSunday, March 12 @ 4:30pmTickets are $30 for adults and $24 for students/seniors including fees. 10 Pay-What-You-Can tickets available for each performance, book online below to redeem. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! Shoes accompany us on our journeys. They are with us wherever we go, they say who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. The Shoe Project is a national initiative that amplifies the voices of Canadian immigrant and refugee women through storytelling. Whether selected by choice or imposed by circumstance the shoes we wear can make or break a journey, shape our experiences, and open doors to our future. The Shoe Project 2023 is Edmonton’s second live iteration of this compelling project. In December, a group of immigrant and refugee women began working with veteran Canadian playwright Conni Massing to write stories of their arrival and adaptation to Canada centred around a pair of shoes they have worn. When their stories are completed, each woman will be coached by local theatre professionals and then tell their story for audiences in a revelatory public performance. The Shoe Project’s mission is to advance education by providing programs, courses, workshops and seminars to immigrant and refugee women to develop their written and oral skills, as well as their leadership skills. Thank you to The Shoe Project Charity for their guidance and contributions towards the Edmonton chapter of this initiative. To find out more about the shoe project charity based in Toronto, visit https://theshoeproject.online/ The Shoe Project is Supported by Workshop West Playwrights' TheatreThe Shoe Project CharityYWCA EdmontonKunitz ShoesDuncan Craig LLPAllard Foundation More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/the-shoe-project-2023/2023-03-11/

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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The Space Between Stars

An uncommon adaptation of The Little Prince. When we peer into the sky, we peer into the past.An astronomer’s lecture derails as she encounters the memory of her precocious son. Told with projection, live actors and puppetry, this adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic story melds astronomy, cosmology, and mythology. It is intended for ages 13+. Special Events/Discounts Preview on Thursday, March 2 (Adults $20, Students/Seniors $15 (plus applicable fees)). 10 Pay-What-You-Can tickets available per show. Check out our Pay-What-You-Can Guidelines. Pay-What-You-Can performance on Tuesday, March 7 International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8 | Enjoy food and drink specials with music at Chianti Cafe before the show from 5-7pm featuring incredible mother/daughter duos. Please reserve at Chianti in advance and mention ‘SkirtsAfire,’ (780) 439-9829. Her Night Out on Thursday, March 9 | Enjoy food and drink specials with music at Chianti Cafe before the show from 5-7pm. Please reserve at Chianti in advance and mention ‘SkirtsAfire,’ (780) 439-9829. Book your group of 6 or more for only $18/ticket or your group of 10 or more for just $15/ticket! Purchase a Festival Pass If you require an attendant, aide, or companion, they are still required to have a ticket. Please contact boxoffice@fringetheatre.ca or call 780-409-1910 and we’ll book a ticket for the accompanying person at no extra cost. Accessibility Measures CART Captioning will be available at weekend performances. Adapted Relaxed Performances will be on Thursday, March 9 @ 7:30pm and Sunday, March 12 @ 1:30pm. Sensory kits will be available at the box office. The main box office and theatres in the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns are equipped with hearing loops (T-Coil Loops) for patrons with hearing loss. These loops transmit directly to a hearing aid or cochlear implant electromagnetically, with no extra equipment. To use the system: Ask your hearing aid provider to activate your t-coil function.  When you arrive at the theatre, switch your hearing aid to your t-coil function and adjust the volume as needed.  Those without hearing aids can also utilize a portable headset receiver. Units are available to rent for free by emailing the box office: boxoffice@fringetheatre.ca, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information including content warnings, please visit https://skirtsafire.com/the-space-between-stars/  ARTISTIC TEAM Performed by Christine Lesiak and Sarah EmslieFeaturing Sahl WilkieDirected by Tracy CarrollStage Managed by Nancy YuenSet Design by Daniela MasellisProjection Design by Erin Gruber with Rebecca CypherSound Design by Aaron MacriLighting Design by Skye GrindePuppet dramaturgy by Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Peter BalkwillIllustration & poster design: Amanda Schutz, Curio StudioLobby Installation by Ian WalkerVideography by EPIC Photography Production Sponsored byEdmonton Community Foundation Special thanks to our Funders and Partners:Edmonton Arts CouncilThe City of EdmontonCanada Council for the ArtsAlberta Foundation for the ArtsEdmonton Community FoundationYWCA EdmontonSmall Matters ProductionsToy Guns Dance TheatreThe Old Trout Puppet WorkshopCreated in part with SpaceEngine PRO © Cosmographic Software LLC More info: https://skirtsafire.com/the-space-between-stars/

subvenue Westbury Theatre

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Ths Phne 2.0: The Next Generation / Jealousy Jane

Ths Phne 2.0: The Next Generation Communication has come a long way, baby. Are you 21st century savvy? Blog your innermost thoughts. Break up by text. Express your deepest emotions through ringtones and smilies. AND YELL! You can buy a phone that does dishes, cooks a mean steak and folds socks. Well, perhaps not yet. But you wait, the sock folding cell phone is just around the corner... Jealousy Jane Jane has a problem with jealousy, so much so it's turned into a life-sized monster by her side. Jealousy follows Jane wherever she goes whether she likes it or not. Jane tries to dismiss the monster's presence, but it's ruining her social life, her school life, and refuses take the hint. Jealousy is here to stay. Will the monster take control of Jane's life? Or will she figure out how to ditch her demon?

subvenue Riverbend Junior High School Main Gym

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Tyson Ray Borsboom w/ Amanda Penner & Salty Auntie

Tyson Ray BorsboomAmanda PennerSalty Auntie Tickets $17 advance, $21 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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al3x4: Microcosm EP Release

Al3x4 Esther Forseth Ugli Tickets $15 in advance$20 at the door

subvenue The Aviary

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emBODYment

Sunday, March 5 @ 7:30pm Tickets are $21 for adults and $18 for students/seniors including fees. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance! Want to make the most out of SkirtsAfire's jam-packed 11 days? Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass! emBODYment is back with an array of awe-inspiring movement pieces from floor to ceiling – all in one evening of impactful moments in motion. Featuring: Melanie Doderai, Aerial & ViolinCuban Movement Dance Company, DanceFragmented Journeys, Aerial & Dance (Artists Sponsored by Duncan Craig LLP)Trikōn, Traditional Indian DanceAudrey Boccara, Ballet More info: https://skirtsafire.com/event/embodyment/

subvenue Westbury Theatre

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