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Social Intercourse: June 14

VITER – “At The Bazaar”

Arden Theatre (5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert)

Saturday, June 20 at 7 p.m.


The Viter Ukrainian Dancers and Folk Choir is a local organization that puts a modern spin on traditional Ukrainian dance and folk art. “At the Bazaar” is a music-packed love story about an affair between a gypsy boy and a village girl. Along with the help of their siblings, the two scheme to find each other at the village bazaar.


Citadel Theatre (9828 101A Avenue)

Wednesday, June 17 – Saturday, June 27


Edmonton’s highly revered improvisation theatre festival Improvaganza is back for its 15th year, and as usual, it’s packed with a variety of improv shows and stand-up comedy. If you’ve ever wanted to be part of a laugh track, the popular comedy podcast Go Podcast Yourself will be recording a live podcast. The festival boasts special performances by Randy Liedtke of The Bone Zone, Drunk History’s Pippa Evans, and more.

Doug Hoyer

w/ Astral Swans and Alex Vissia

Wunderbar (8120 101 Street)

Tuesday, June 16 at 9 p.m.

$10 at the door

Doug Hoyer is back from living several months in Europe, and he’s ready to bring some life to Edmonton with his happy-go-lucky dance hits. Local angel and sound wizard Alex Vissia opens, followed by the sweet psychedelic stylings of Calgary’s Astral Swans. The highlight of the night is definitely Mr. Hoyer himself, who radiates positivity and always gets the crowd up and moving. It’s not often to catch such a well-rounded show on a Tuesday, so get your booty out and be a part of something incredible.

Painted Fruits

w/ Addison

Cha Island (10332 81 Avenue)

Tuesday, June 23 at 9 p.m.

$5 at the door

If you haven’t had the fortune of catching a show at the small-but-comfortable Cha Island, there’s no better show to start at than Painted Fruits. The Victoria-based band brings out dreamy vibes that can only be concocted from life spent at the beach. Cha, with its extensive selection of rum, is the only place where Painted Fruits can be fully experienced. The Velveteins’ dreamboat drummer Addison will also be bringing out his solo music, so prepare to have your heart stolen.

Don Iveson Presents: Milk

Metro Cinema (8712 109 Street)

Thursday, June 25 at 7:15 p.m.

$9 with student ID

As a finale to Edmotnon’s 2015 Pride Fest, Mayor Don Iveson is proud to give an introduction to and present the critically-acclaimed movie Milk. The film portrays the life of Harvey Milk, the first US public official to be openly gay. Challenging the system and changing the traditionally strict identity of politicians, Milk is an inspiration for people from all walks of life. If you haven’t been a part of  Edmonton’s Pride Festival, this is your last chance before next year.

Naked Bike Ride Edmonton

End Of Steel Park (8720 104 Street)

Saturday, July 4 at 1:30 p.m.


How are you going to celebrate America’s birthday? The land of the free shares a day with the World Naked Bike Ride, so get ready to declare independence from your clothes. As part of a movement to encourage people to reduce vehicle emissions, the giant parade of bikes in the buff will ride around the city. Feel free to bring noisemakers and costumes for yourself/your bike. Get ready to show the world that you’re as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside. No bike? No problem. Ride anything you want as long as it’s sustainable.

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