Wednesday, Sept. 5 - Friday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
University of Alberta Quad (behind SUB)
If you think drinking in Quad is all there is to Week of Welcome, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. The Students’ Union is presenting tons of local and national talent to provide you with some pleasant background noise during your inebriated encounters on campus. Whether you show up for the music or stumble into the stage area unintentionally, Said the Whale, Arkells, Michael Rault, Wool on Wolves and many more are sure to keep you entertained all week long.
Friday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Zeidler Hall in the Citadel Theatre (9828 101A Ave.)
Tickets $13.75 at tixonthesquare.ca
Edmonton’s longest-running improv troupe is stepping up its game. After spending the last 22 years at the Varscona Theatre, Rapid Fire Theatre is moving to the glitzier digs of Zeidler Hall in the Citadel. Although the charming allure of the Varscona will be missed, the new downtown location promises 50 more seats and easy LRT accessibility, which means more time to score a coveted ticket and less time spent searching for a parking spot on Whyte. Also, more indoor lobby space makes long outdoor line-ups in the dead of winter a thing of the past. Despite the change of scene, Rapid Fire Theatre promises the same hilarious Theatresports and CHiMPROV shows you already know and love.
Monday, Sept. 10 – Monday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m.
Royal Alberta Museum (12845 102 Ave.)
The Edmonton Film Society is kicking off its fall series by taking a slight detour from this summer’s blockbuster line-up. Comedy Delight is a series of noteable vintage comedy movies, starting this Monday with The Seven Year Itch, one of Marilyn Monroe’s most well-known films wherein she plays the unassuming temptress of a devoted married man. With classics such as Sullivan’s Travels, Midnight and Arsenic and Old Lace playing every Monday until November, Comedy Delight will immerse you in a more innocent world of comedy long before the days of Louis C.K. and Russell Brand.
Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m.
Starlite Room (10030 102 St.)
Tickets $27.25 at primeboxoffice.com
Sloan is the band you’ve forgotten you love. With 20 years, 10 LPs and a multitude of hits under their belts, the Halifax rockers have probably snuck their way into your iTunes library at one time or another. While some of their songs have been left behind over the years, all is not lost. A live show unearths the tracks you haven’t heard in years but can still sing the chorus to, embodying that weird and wonderful feeling of nostalgia that comes with listening to an old favourite song.
On this special short edition of The Gateway Presents, we celebrate the Gateway’s 103rd birthday by telling some birthday stories and talking about The Gateway’s history.
Since this is a music blog and not an exhausted-consideration-on-moments-in-my-life Tumblr blog, what better way to gain some clarity to what I’ve listened to in the past 11 months than order and number songs (one for each month) that I’ve found to be the best and most worthwhile from the past eleven months?
Pandas basketball player and starting point guard Jessilyn Fairbanks didn’t always envision herself leading one of the hottest teams in CIS. In fact, Fairbanks’ path — from Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) standout to leading the charge for the Pandas on both ends of the court — has become one of the more intriguing storylines in varsity sports this year.
The statistics are staggering. In the last 10 years, the University of Alberta Students’ Union has had only two female presidents, and out of 50 executives only 11 were women.
What renowned paleontologist Phillip Currie initially thought was a turtle shell poking out of the ground turned out to be an almost fully intact baby dinosaur — and one of the most significant finds of his career.