Get dolled up in your best drag or glam looks and head down to the Capitol Music Club for a viewing party of a show that’s going to sweep our country this summer. RuPaul’s Drag Race is a show that celebrates the glamour, camp and performing skills of some of the best Drag performers around. The show is a star maker. You have to look no further than contestant, turned judge Brooke Lynn Hytes. The first episode of the brand new Canadian version of this battle for drag supremacy airs Thursday night. Guest judges include Canadian stars like Tom Green, Elisha Cuthbert and Deborah Cox. 12 contestants, $100,000 on the line. Social distancing means seating is limited and the show starts at 8:00p.m..
Canada’s beloved Stratford Festival may have put its 2020 season on hold but that hasn’t stopped its celebration of Shakespeare’s work. Each week, the company is releasing classic performances online for the public to see. This month’s Stratford Festival on Film series features performances of Anthony and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew. These shows are available for free on YouTube. Each film debuts each Thursday with a viewing party and is available for 3 weeks.
To find out more about the performances, follow this link.
Local students’ stories come alive with the help of Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre’s Performers Playhouse Festival. (GTNT)
Performers Playhouse Festival
As with many performances this year, Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre has had to shift gears with its annual Performers Playhouse program. Artists from GTNT have been working with students at local schools to teach them theatre skills and help them develop their own stories into performances. That in-person work came to an end with the pandemic but the show must go on. Alumni from GTNT’s Circle of Voices program have joined forces with playwright Nitanis Bear to produce short plays out of stories right from the students. The readings will be performed every Friday for the next three weeks. Up first is The Haunted School from James L. Alexander School and Inside Out by students from Princess Alexandra School.
A world of adventure and creativity await you and your children courtesy of the Nutrien Wonderhub. Staff have been hard at work creating an online portal for activities for all ages. Create your own stop motion video with Lego, enjoy craft and story time and even learn science and technology. You can find it all on the website or on the Wonderhub’s social media channels. This past week, it was also announced that summer Wonder Camps are being offered both online and in small groups at the museum for children ages 5-9 years old. The cost is $175 – $195.
For more information on all this programming, follow this link.
Get those hips moving along to Latin and World beats Saturday and Tuesday in Stonebridge. (Zumba with Angela)
Zumba in the Park
Saturday’s 11am Tuesday’s 6:30pm
Alexander Magilvary Park
It’s a chance to get out of the house, enjoy this beautiful weather and get a little exercise. Zumba instructor Angela Achtemichuk is holding Zumba in the Park classes in Stonebridge Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings this summer. You can drop in or register for a 5-week session for you and the family to dance together with others in the community while still respecting physical distancing rules. The cost is $15 for a drop in or $55 for a 5-week session.
It’s a country music summer tradition that’s been running since 1973 and this year, for the first time ever, Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic is moving online. The show will feature performances by Lyle Lovett, Sheryl Crow, Ziggy Marley and Steve Earle, just to name a few. The artists will all perform for the cameras live from Luck Texas and you can enjoy the show live from your living room. Tickets to this live streaming event are $35 – $45.
Follow this link to get in on Willie Nelson’s favourite party of the year.