Choices abound for an evening out this fall and winter

The 2009-2010 entertainment lineup is:

The 2009-2010 entertainment lineup is:

Sept. 11 — Pop-punk singer Shiloh, with special guests The Latency, 7 p.m. Memorial Centre. Tickets $21.30 from Black Knight Tickets.

Sept. 11 — Local singer Chura Montgomery, 8 p.m. The Matchbox. Tickets $20 by calling 403-341-6500.

Sept. 11, 12 — Local band St. James’ Gate holds a CD release party for fourth studio album, License to Kilt, from 9 p.m. at the Blarney Stone North Pub. No cover charge.

Sept. 12 — The Bop Ensemble (musicians Bill Bourne, Wyckham Porteous, Jas Ohlhauser), with Scott Cook, Jesse Dee, Jacquie B., 8 p.m. The Matchbox. Tickets $22 by calling 403-341-6500.

Sept. 12 — Three alt-country groups: Joseph Blood, Eldorado, and Shiloh Lindsey perform from 9 p.m. at the Far Side Bar and Grill, Red Deer College. No cover charge.

Sept. 13 — Operatic singers David Gibbons and Hayley Crittenden, 7:30 p.m. Memorial Centre. Tickets $28 from Black Knight Tickets.

Sept. 16 — Sirens of Song, featuring songwriters Lynn Miles, Melanie Doan, Catherine MacLennan, Annabelle Chvostek, 8 p.m. Memorial Centre. Tickets $32 from Black Knight Tickets.

Sept. 19 — Pianist Marvin Goldstein performs at 2 p.m. the RDC Arts Centre, Mainstage. Tickets are $5 from Ticketmaster.

Sept. 23 — The West African rhythms and dance of Noumoufassa, 7:30 p.m., Crossroads Church (32nd Street and Hwy 2). Tickets $25 from The Matchbox 403-341-6500 (proceeds to benefit the charitable group Bridges of Hope).

Sept. 24 — Disney’s High School Musical is on stage at the Centrium, 7 p.m. Tickets are $41.50 or $36.25 from Ticketmaster.

Sept. 25 — RDC music program: a recital by pianist Randall Faber, 8 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Tickets $20 ($10 students, $40 families) from Ticketmaster.

Sept. 25 — Waskasoo Bluegrass Society: the Kathy Kallick Band, 7:30 p.m. Elks Lodge. Tickets $25 from Red Deer Book Exchange, Parkland Mall service desk, 53rd Street Music, the Key Hole, or by calling 403-347-1363 for more information.

Sept. 25, 26 — A Case of Blues: A Blues Brothers Tribute, 8 p.m. The Matchbox. Tickets $25 by calling 403-341-6500.

Sept. 26 — RDSO concert: Beautiful Brahms and Beethoven, featuring violinist Annette Barbara Vogel and cellist Beth Sandboss, 8 p.m., RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Tickets $43.50 ($30 students 15 and under) from Ticketmaster.

Sept. 26 — Local bands Night at the Chelsea, Oldbury, and special guests at 8 p.m. at the Far Side Bar and Grill, Red Deer College, $7 cover charge.

Sept. 28 — Country group Doc Walker, 8 p.m. Memorial Centre. Tickets $43.30 from Black Knight Tickets.

Oct. 1 —Vancouver band Ball Gag ‘n’ Chain Gang at 8 p.m., Far Side Bar and Grill, Red Deer College, $5 cover charge.

Oct. 2-4 — CAFE Film Festival runs primarily at The Matchbox. Tickets $10 from The Matchbox box office.

Oct. 2-Nov. 1 — CAT dinner theatre: Novel House, by Jayson McDonald, at the Black Knight Inn. Dinner 6 p.m., show 8 p.m., except for Sunday brunch, which starts at noon, show at 1:45 p.m. Tickets $59 from Black Knight Tickets.

Oct. 8-10, 14-17 — RDC Theatre Studies drama: Bonjour La Bonjour, by Michel Tremblay (translation by Bill Glassco), 7:30 p.m. Studio A, RDC Arts Centre (matinee at 1 p.m. on Oct. 17). Tickets $17 ($13 students, $12 children/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

Oct. 15 — RDC Motion Picture Arts: Film Works, a student film collection, 7 p.m. at the Galaxy Theatre, Red Deer County. Tickets $5 at the door.

Oct. 15 — Central Music Festival Society: An evening with folk musician Roy Forbes, 8 p.m. Elks Lodge. Tickets $31.50 from Black Knight Ticket Centre or Valhalla Pure Outfitters.

Oct. 15 — Country singer George Jones performs at the Centrium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $57.50 from Ticketmaster.

Oct. 21 — RDC Perspectives speaker series: An evening with EnCana founder Gwyn Morgan, CEO of the year, at 7:30 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Tickets $35 ($25 students) from Ticketmaster.

Oct. 22-31 — Ignition Theatre drama: The Drawer Boy, by Michael Healey, 7:30 p.m. The Matchbox. Tickets $22 ($18 students/seniors) by calling 403-341-6500.

Oct. 22 —Country duo Brooks and Dunn perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Centrium. Tickets are $79.50 from Ticketmaster.

Oct. 24 — RDC music program faculty recital: Music of the Americas, 7:30 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Tickets $12 ($9 students, $8 children/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

Oct. 29 — RDC music program: an old fashioned band concert by the Symphonic Winds, 7:30 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Tickets $9 ($7 students, $6 children/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

Oct. 30 — Against The Wall Theatre: Bull Skit! A Night of Comedy, 8 p.m. the Scott Block. Tickets $18 ($15 students/seniors) from Ticketmaster or at the door.

Oct. 31 — RDSO concert: Of Paintings, Prayers, and Plays, featuring harpsichordist Neil Cockburn, 8 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Tickets $43.50 ($30 students 15 and under) from Ticketmaster.

Nov. 4 — RDC music program: Rotary Seniors Concert and reception, 7:30 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Free for seniors.

Nov. 4 — Comedian Rodney Carrington, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Memorial Centre. Tickets $52.30 from Black Knight Tickets.

Nov. 8 — Waskasoo Bluegrass Society: Dale Anne Bradley, 7 p.m. Elks Lodge. Tickets $30 from Red Deer Book Exchange, Parkland Mall service desk, 53rd Street Music, the Key Hole, or by calling (403) 347-1363 for more information.

Nov. 12-21 — Against the Wall Theatre drama: Suburbia, by Eric Bogosian, 8 p.m. Scott Block. Tickets $18 ($15 students/seniors) from Ticketmaster. Tuesdays are pay what you can at the door.

Nov. 15 — RDSO Chamber Series: La Francais, 3 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Studio A. Tickets $25 from Ticketmaster

Nov. 13 to Dec. 13 — CAT dinner theatre: Forget Me Knot, by David Tristram, at the Black Knight Inn. Dinner 6 p.m., show 8 p.m., except for Sunday brunch, which starts at noon, show at 1:45 p.m. Tickets $62 ($59 for brunch) from Black Knight Tickets.

Nov. 20 — Country singers Alan Jackson and George Canyon perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Centrium. Tickets are $79.50 from Ticketmaster.

Nov. 25 — Central Music Festival Society: Canadian folk-rockers, Tanglefoot, 8 p.m. Elks Lodge. Tickets $31.50 from Black Knight Ticket Centre or Valhalla Pure Outfitters.

Nov. 26-28, Dec. 2-5 — RDC Theatre Studies musical: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, music by Allan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman/Tim Rice, 7:30 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Mainstage (matinees at 1 p.m. on Nov. 28, Dec. 5). Tickets $20 ($16 students, $15 children/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

Nov. 27 — Against The Wall Theatre: Bull Skit! A Night of Comedy, 8 p.m. the Scott Block. Tickets $18 at the door ($15 students/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

Dec. 2 — Mining the Soul Christmas concert with Rita MacNeil and the Men of the Deep, 7 p.m. Harvest Centre at Westerner Park. Tickets $57.50 ($55.50 for groups of 20 or more) from Ticketmaster.

Dec. 4, 5 — Red Deer Chamber Singers: Renaissance Feast (dinner Friday 7 p.m., dessert concert Saturday 7:30 p.m.) Westerner Chalet. Tickets are $60 for dinner night and $25 for dessert night from members.shaw.ca/reddeerchambersingers or by calling 403-314-1596.

Dec. 5 — RDSO performs A Baroque Christmas, featuring the group Voicescapes, 8 p.m. Gaetz United Church. Tickets $43.50 ($30 students) from Ticketmaster.

Dec. 8, 9 — RDC music program: Jazz in the Studio, featuring the Big Band and student and faculty jazz combos, 7:30 p.m. Studio A, RDC Arts Centre. Tickets $9 ($7 students, $6 children/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

Dec. 10 — Central Music Festival Society: Blues musician Jack Semple, 8 p.m. Elks Lodge. Tickets $31.50 from Black Knight Ticket Centre or Valhalla Pure Outfitters.

Dec. 10-19 —Ignition Theatre presents a radio play version of It’s a Wonderful Life, adapted by Tony Palermo, 7:30 p.m. The Matchbox. Tickets $22 ($18 students/seniors) by calling 403-341-6500.

Dec. 12 — RDC music program: Sounds of the Season, holiday concert with the Chamber Choir and Symphonic Winds, 7:30 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Tickets $9 ($7 students, $6 children/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

Dec. 18 — Against The Wall Theatre: Bull Skit! A Night of Comedy, 8 p.m. the Scott Block. Tickets $18 at the door ($15 students/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

Dec. 19, 20 — Local ballet students present The Nutcracker, 7 p.m. at the RDC Arts Centre Mainstage (matinees is at 2 p.m. Dec. 20). Tickets $17 ($15 students/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

Jan. 8-31 — CAT dinner theatre: Outlaw, by Norm Foster, at the Black Knight Inn. Dinner 6 p.m., show 8 p.m., except for Sunday brunch, which starts at noon, show at 1:45 p.m. Tickets $59 from Black Knight Tickets.

Jan. 16 — RDC music program: Kim Denis voice recital, songs from her debut CD, Lessons, 7:30 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Tickets $12 ($9 students, $8 children/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

Jan. 21 — RDC music program: Music Scholarship competition in which students vie for $5,000, 7:30 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Tickets $9 ($7 students, $6 children/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

Jan. 22, 23 — Against The Wall Theatre: Bull Skit! A Night of Comedy, 8 p.m. the Scott Block. Tickets $18 at the door ($15 students/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

Jan. 23 — RDSO: Dances in Concert, with Kiwanis winner, singer Nicole Brooks, at 8 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Tickets $43.50 ($30 for students 15 and under) from Ticketmaster.

Jan. 29 — Central Music Festival Society: Folk-blues musician Lester Quitzau, 8 p.m. Elks Lodge. Tickets $31.50 from Black Knight Ticket Centre or Valhalla Pure Outfitters.

Feb. 4-14 — Ignition Theatre drama: The Shape of Things, by Neil LaBute, 7:30 p.m. The Matchbox. Tickets $22 ($18 students/seniors) by calling 403-341-6500.

Feb. 6 — RDC music program: Divas and Dudes sing Under the Big Top, 7:30 p.m. Studio A, RDC Arts Centre. Tickets $12 ($9 students, $8 children/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

Feb. 9 — RDC music program: The RDC Percussion Ensemble shakes it up at 7:30 p.m. Studio A, RDC Arts Centre. Tickets $9 ($7 students, $6 children/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

Feb. 11-13, 17-20 — RDC Theatre Studies world premiere drama: Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, adapted by Vern Thiessen, 7:30 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Mainstage (matinees at 1 p.m. on Feb. 13, 20). Tickets $20 ($16 students, $15 children/seniors) from Ticketmaster (not suitable for ages 14 or under).

Feb. 19, 20 — Against The Wall Theatre: Bull Skit! A Night of Comedy, 8 p.m. the Scott Block. Tickets $18 at the door ($15 students/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

Feb. 21 —RDSO Chamber Series: Through The Looking Glass, 3 p.m. St. Luke’s Anglican Church. Tickets $25 from Ticketmaster.

Feb. 28 — Waskasoo Bluegrass Society: Lonesome River Band, 7 p.m. Festival Hall. Tickets $30 from Red Deer Book Exchange, Parkland Mall service desk, 53rd Street Music, the Key Hole, or by calling 403-347-1363 for more information.

Feb. 28 to March 14 — CAT dinner theatre: The Love List, by Norm Foster, at the Black Knight Inn. Dinner 6 p.m., show 8 p.m., except for Sunday brunch, which starts at noon, show at 1:45 p.m. Tickets $59 from Black Knight Tickets.

March 4-13 — Against the Wall Theatre: TBA (a collectively written original work), 8 p.m. the Scott Block. Tickets $18 ($15 students/seniors) from Ticketmaster. Tuesdays are pay what you can at the door.

March 7 — RDC music program: Themes and Variations, a piano recital by Dale Wheeler, 7:30 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Tickets $12 ($9 students, $8 children/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

March 11 — RDC music program: The Symphonic Winds play Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, and Beatles, 7:30 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Tickets $9 ($7 students, $6 children/seniors) Ticketmaster .

March 20 —RDSO concert: Spring Thaw, featuring violinists Brinna Brinkerhoff and Kerry Duwors, 8 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Tickets $43.50 ($30 students 15 and under) Ticketmaster.

March 25-27 — Ignition Theatre: world premiere of Fertile Choices, adapted by Matt Grue and Glynis Wilson Boultbee from a poetry/sculpture exhibit by Boultbee and Michele Dupas, 7:30 p.m. The Matchbox. Tickets $22 ($18 students/seniors) by calling 403-341-6500.

March 26, 27 — Against The Wall Theatre: Bull Skit! A Night of Comedy, 8 p.m. the Scott Block. Tickets $18 at the door ($15 students/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

March 26 to May 9 — CAT dinner theatre: Heatstroke, by Eric Chappell, at the Black Knight Inn. Dinner 6 p.m., show 8 p.m., except for Sunday brunch, which starts at noon, show at 1:45 p.m. Tickets $59 from Black Knight Tickets.

March 27 — RDC Music program: That’s Entertainment, a year-end showcase, 7:30 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Tickets $17 ($14 students, $13 children/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

March 31 to April 3, 7-10 ­— RDC Theatre Studies one-act plays, cabarets, solo works, Class Acts, 7:30 p.m. Studio A, RDC Arts Centre. Tickets $12 ($9 for students, seniors) Ticketmaster.

April 1 — RDC music program: Prayers from the Ark, featuring the Chamber Choir and Ensembles, 7:30 p.m., RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Tickets $9 ($7 students, $6 children/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

April 9 — RDC music program: Jazz Night, featuring the Big Band, student and faculty jazz combos, 7:30 p.m. RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Tickets $9 ($7 students, $6 children/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

April 23 — Waskasoo Bluegrass Society: the group Four Chords of Wood, 7 p.m. Elks Lodge. Tickets $20 from Red Deer Book Exchange, Parkland Mall service desk, 53rd Street Music, the Key Hole, or by calling 403-347-1363 for more information.

April 23 — Against The Wall Theatre: Bull Skit! A Night of Comedy, 8 p.m. the Scott Block. Tickets $18 at the door ($15 students/seniors) from Ticketmaster.

April 24 — RDSO concert: The Power and The Splendor, featuring soprano Nancy Gibson and organist Wendy Markosky, 8 p.m. Gaetz United Church. Tickets $43.50 ($30 students) from Ticketmaster.

May 16 — RDSO Chamber Series: Three Centuries of Strings, 3 p.m. First Christian Reformed Church. Tickets $25 from Ticketmaster.

May 20-29 — Ignition Theatre musical: The Last Five Years, by Jason Robert Brown, 7:30 p.m. The Matchbox. Tickets $22 ($18 students/seniors) by calling 403-341-6500.

July 7-17 —Ignition Theatre’s multidisciplinary arts festival, Bohemian Rhapsody, celebrating theatre, art, and film, The Matchbox. Tickets $22 ($18 students/seniors) by calling 403-341-6500.

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