Events to watch and hear in Red Deer

Here’s some of the music, theatre and comedy entertainment slated for Red Deer during the 2015-16 fall and winter season:

Here’s some of the music, theatre and comedy entertainment slated for Red Deer during the 2015-16 fall and winter season:

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 20 — The Bubble Guppies, of animated TV fame, put on a live show for the pre-school set at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. Tickets for the 1 and 4 p.m. shows are $34.50 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Sept. 24-26 — Quick-witted players from across the province (including local members of Bull Skit and the OxeeMorons of Red Deer) will duke it out at Sketchfest at the Scott Block theatre. Showtime is 7 p.m. A festival pass is $30 or a day pass is $15 from www.BullSkitComedy.com

Sept. 25 — Red Deer College and the Alberta Piano Teachers Association present New York pianist Lia Yui performing works by Debussy, Mussorgsky and others at 7:30 p.m. at the RDC Arts Centre. Tickets are $22.60 ($17.35 students/$18.40 seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Sept. 26 — For Alberta Culture Days: Ignition Films presents the locally made Year After Year feature film, to be screened at 2 p.m. at the Welikoklad Event Centre during Alberta Cultural Days. Free admission.

Sept. 27 — Also as part of Alberta Culture Days: A Meet the Instruments Music Concert at 2 p.m. at the RDC Arts Centre. Join the RDC Symphonic Winds for a children’s concert celebrating Alberta Culture Days. Free admission.

OCTOBER

Oct. 3 — The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra kicks off the season with Latin flair at the Una Noche En Spaña concert at the RDC Arts Centre. The 8 p.m. concert, featuring the Amadeus Guitar Duo, costs $67.35 ($57/35 seniors/$47.35 students, first three rows) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Oct. 2-8 —Those who didn’t catch Year After Year last month can see it at 7 p.m. at the Welikoklad Event Centre. Filmed by RDC film and theatre alumni and adapted from the critically acclaimed stage musical, the 85-min. flick chronicles the evolving relationship between friends in their late twenties. It was nominated for five Alberta Film Awards. Admission at the door is $10.

Oct. 6 — Country singers Paul Brandt and Dean Brody will stop their road trip with Jess Moskaluke to perform at 7 p.m. the Red Deer Centrium. Tickets are $35 to $80 from Ticketmaster.

Oct. 8 — American country crooner Jason Aldean is on his Burn it Down Tour with special guests Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr and Dee Jay Silver. The lineup performs from 7:30 p.m. at Red Deer’s Centrium. Tickets are $50-$85 from Ticketmaster.

Oct. 9 — The cast of Bull Skit invites you to Get White Trashed, at a special Against the Wall Theatre show at 8 p.m. at the Scott Block theatre’s Centennial Stage (accessed from back of building). Tickets are available from www.BullSkitComedy.com

Oct. 10 — Bull Skit goes all improvisational at Bull Prov, where everything’s made up on the spot and anything can happen. Two shows, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., on the Centennial Stage, accessed from the back of the Scott Block. Tickets are available from www.BullSkitComedy.com

Oct. 15-17, 20-24 — RDC Theatre Studies presents Almost, Maine, a play by John Cariani. While northern lights shimmer in the sky, the residents of Almost, Maine, are falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Appropriate for teens and up.at 7:30 p.m., Studio A of RDC Arts Centre (also at 1 p.m. on Oct. 17 & 24) Tickets are $21.80 ($17.80 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Oct. 16-Nov. 7 — Central Alberta Theatre opens its dinner theatre season with Wild Dust, a wacky Western comedy-thriller by Samuel French. The show at the Quality Inn North Hill is about the mayhem and murder that happens in a cowboy town during a dust storm. The meal is served from 6 p.m. with the play at 7:30 p.m. (Sunday brunches start at noon, with the show at 1:30 p.m.) Tickets are $65 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Oct. 16, 17 — Third-annual RDC Student Alumni Film Festival runs for 120-min. at the Welikoklad Event Centre Cinema. Screenings are from 7:00 pm. Admission is $10 at the door. (Violence and Language warning).

Oct. 22 — The Dolly Parton-endorsed Claire Lynch Band strikes up some toe-tapping bluegrass music at the Red Deer Elks Lodge. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show, presented by the Central Music Festival Society, are $28 ($199 for a table of eight) from www.centralmusicfest.com

Oct. 23, 24 — Against the Wall Theatre’s Bull Skit is back, with more monthly high-energy comedy and improv show, featuring musical guests, at the Scott Block theatre. Tickets to the 8 p.m. shows and more information are available at www.BullSkitComedy,com

Oct. 24 — The new season of Against the Wall Theatre’s Calf Skit launches with a sketch-comedy version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Recommended for kids 10 and under. Audience members can get involved with the storytelling at the 2 p.m. show at the Scott Block theatre. Tickets are available from www.BullSkitComedy.com

Oct. 24 — RDC Faculty Recital: Meet the Teacher. Long before they became teachers, they were musicians. Get a glimpse of their talents at 7:30 p.m. at the Arts Centre. Tickets are $21.80 ($17.80 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Oct. 24 — Comedian Lorne Elliott brings his off-beat humour and music to the Welikoklad Event Centre. The show, presented by Central Music Festival Society, is at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $44.10 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Oct. 27 — Four By Four is a tribute to The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees and Motown. Legendary songs from these icons of pop and R&B will be performed in a Las Vegas-style show at 7 p.m. at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. Tickets are $62.50 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Oct. 29 — Let the Red Deer College Symphonic Winds take you to A Night at the Museum, where history comes to life. At 7:30 p.m. at the RDC Arts Centre. Tickets are $21.80 ($17.80 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Oct. 29 — Calgary pianist/composer Peter Jancewicz performs a recital called The Spice of Life, including classical favourites by Chopin and Beethoven, and some original compositions. At 7:30 p.m. at Studio A in the RDC Arts Centre. Tickets are $22.60 ($18.40 senior/$17.35 student) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Oct. 30 — The legendary rock ‘n’ roll music of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis will be performed in Class of ‘59, an all-star jam-session/tribute show at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. Tickets to the 8 p.m. show are $45 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Oct. 30, 31— RDC Motion Picture Arts presents Truckstop Bloodsuckers, a 75-min. vampire comedy thriller about truck stops and killer instincts at 7 p.m. at the Welikoklad Event Centre. Featuring talents of several RDC alumni, this is described as the perfect Halloween fright film. Tickets are $10 at the door. 14A rating.

Oct. 31 — Against the Wall Theatre presents Bull Skit’s Halloween Spooktacular, with 7:30 and 10 p.m. shows at the Scott Block Theatre’s Centennial Stage (accessed from the back of building). Tickets are available from www.BullSkitComedy.com

NOVEMBER

Nov. 2 — You won’t need a million dollars to see The Barenaked Ladies perform at Red Deer’s Centrium, along with special guest Alan Doyle (former leader singer of Great Big Sea). Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are $40-$80 from Ticketmaster.

Nov. 6 — Former host of The Late, Late Show, Craig Ferguson, is bringing his Real Deal — with moustache! — stand-up comedy tour to Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. The 7 p.m. show costs $63.90 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Nov. 7 — Louisiana Hayride, a live country music extravaganza, featuring tunes from Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell and others, is on at 7:30 p.m. at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. Tickets are $42.50 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Nov. 13-Dec. 4 — Accepting family, warts and all, is the theme of 37 Postcards, a comedy by Michael McKeever, staged by Central Alberta Theatre (CAT). The dinner theatre production at the Quality Inn, North Hill, is about a traveller who returns home after years spent overseas to discover nothing is as he left it. The meal is served from 6 p.m. with the play at 7:30 p.m. (Sunday brunches start at noon, with the show at 1:30 p.m.) Tickets are $65 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Nov. 14 — Bull Skit goes all improvisational at Bull Prov, where everything’s made up on the spot and anything can happen. Two shows, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., on the Centennial Stage, accessed from the back of the Scott Block. Tickets are available from www.BullSkitComedy.com

Nov. 19-22 — Red Deer Players open their season with the theatrical murder mystery Lifeless in Las Vegas at the Scott Block. Tickets TBA from the Black Knight Ticket Centre. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Sunday). Presented as a dessert cafe.

Nov. 19 —The smoky vocals of Juno Award-winning bluesman Jim Byrnes can be heard at Red Deer’s Elks Lodge. Tickets for the Central Music Festival Society show are $28 ($199 for a table of eight) from www.centralmusicfest.com

Nov. 20, 21 — The 17th-annual Prairie Tales film festival offers some of the year’s best short films and videos by Albertan media artists in a 72-min. compilation. Rated PG. At 7 p.m. at the RDC Welikoklad Event Centre. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Nov. 21 — Comedian Derek Edwards performs with his Baloney and Wine tour at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $45.50 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Nov. 26-28 & Dec. 2-5 — Shrek the Musical comes to the RDC Arts Centre. Theatre Studies students will perform this family-oriented musical about an irascible ogre, his wise-cracking donkey sidekick, and the feisty princess that doesn’t need rescuing (lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Jeanine Tesori). The show starts at 7 p.m. (1 p.m. matinees on Nov. 28, Dec. 5) Tickets are $26.80 (21.80 seniors/students/children) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Nov. 27, 28 — Against the Wall Theatre’s Bull Skit brings more monthly high-energy comedy and improv shows, featuring musical guests, to the Scott Block theatre. Tickets and more information about the 8 p.m. events are available at www.BullSkitComedy,com

Nov. 27, 28 — I Think I Do is a comic film, starring Mia Kirshner (The L Word and The Vampire Diaries), about commitment, cold feet, and hard lessons learned about life not going as planned. Originally aired on W Network, this is the Red Deer premiere that celebrates local contributions to the film of RDC Motion Picture Arts alumni and instructor Larry Reese. Rated 14A. At 7 p.m. at the Welikoklad Event Centre. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Nov. 28 — Against the Wall Theatre’s Calf Skit presents a sketch-comedy version of The Gingerbread Man fairy tale. Recommended for kids 10 and under. Audience members can get involved with the storytelling at the 2 p.m. show at the Scott Block theatre. Tickets are available from www.BullSkitComedy.com

Nov. 30 — Jingle Jazz I includes performances by the RDC Big Band and Faculty Jazz Ensemble, designed to warm your evening with some hot holiday classics. At 7:30 p.m. in Studio A of the RDC Arts Centre. Tickets are $16.30 ($13.15 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

DECEMBER

Dec. 1 — ‘Tis the season to be jazzy with Jingle Jazz II, a swing concert by the RDC Jazz Combos and Faculty Jazz Ensemble.

At 7:30 p.m. in Studio A of the Arts Centre. Tickets are $16.30 ($13.15 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Dec. 3-5 — Tree House Youth Theatre presents Munsch of Ages at 7 p.m. nightly at the Scott Block (also 2 p.m. matinee on Dec. 5). Tickets will be available from www.treehouseyouththeatre.ca

Dec. 11 — Celebrate the wonder of the season with the RDC Chamber Choir and Symphonic Winds at their annual Sounds of the Season holiday concert. At 7:30 p.m. at the RDC Arts Centre. Tickets are $21.80 ($17.80 seniors/students) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Dec. 12 — The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra presents A Celtic Christmas, featuring harpist/vocalist Keri Zwicker performing a program of Irish, Welsh and Scottish fare. The 8 p.m. concert at the RDC Arts Centre costs $67.35 ($57/35 seniors/$47.35 students, first three rows) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Dec. 12 — Bull Skit goes all improvisational at Bull Prov, where everything’s made up on the spot and anything can happen. Two shows, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., on the Centennial Stage, accessed from the back of the Scott Block. Tickets are available from www.BullSkitComedy.com

Dec. 12 — The RDC School of Creative Arts presents a cinematic holiday favourite: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (1954) at 2 p.m. at the RDC Welikoklad Event Centre. Rated G. (Bring a Donation for Student Food Bank).

Dec. 13 — A tribute to Canadian songbird Anne Murray is held at 7 p.m. at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. (Tickets go on sale Sept. 28 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre).

Dec. 19 — Grand Ol’ Opry star and County Music Hall-of-Famer Mel Tillis performs some of his 30 Top-10 singles with his Statesiders band at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $74.15 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

JANUARY

Jan. 1, 8, 15, and 22 — Shabby Abbey, Bull Skit’s Downtown Abbey parody is on at the Scott Block theatre’s Centennial Stage (accessed from back of building). Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. shows by Against the Wall Theatre are available from www.BullSkitComedy.com

Jan. 15 -Feb. 6 — CAT presents the off-beat comedy Gladys in Wonderland, by Rosemary Frisino Toohey. It’s about an 87-year-old who sends the Grim Reaper packing. The dinner theatre production runs at the Quality Inn, North Hill. The meal is served from 6 p.m. with the play at 7:30 p.m. (Sunday brunches start at noon, with the show at 1:30 p.m.) Tickets are $65 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Jan. 16 — The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra hosts its Red Deer’s Got Talent concert, featuring local soloists Stephanie Galipeau on viola and Rylan Gajek on cello. It’s on at 8 p.m. at the RDC Arts Centre. Tickets cost $67.35 ($57/35 seniors/$47.35 students, first three rows) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Jan. 16 — Bull Skit goes all improvisational at Bull Prov, where everything’s made up on the spot and anything can happen. Two shows, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., on the Centennial Stage, accessed from the back of the Scott Block. Tickets are available from www.BullSkitComedy.com

Jan. 17 — Music for many tastes will be performed by RDC instructor Shannon Frizzell at his classical guitar recital of works by Bach, Barrios, Martin, and Albeniz. At 7:30 p.m. at Margaret Parsons Theatre at RDC’s Main Campus. Tickets are $16.30 ($13.15 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Jan. 21 — Canada’s veteran folk musician Valdy returns to perform at Red Deer’s Elks Lodge. Tickets to the show, presented by the Central Music Festival Society, are $28 ($199 for a table of eight) from www.centralmusicfest.com

Jan. 29, 30 — Against the Wall Theatre’s Bull Skit brings more monthly high-energy comedy and improv shows, featuring musical guests, to the Scott Block theatre. Tickets and more information about the 8 p.m. events are available at www.BullSkitComedy,com

Jan. 29, 30 — The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour consists of six award-winning shorts from this year’s festival. Over its 30-plus-year history, Sundance has launched the careers of many prominent filmmakers. At 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Welikoklad Event Centre. Tickets are $10 at the door. Rating TBA.

Jan. 30 — Against the Wall Theatre’s Calf Skit presents a sketch-comedy version of The Princess and the Pea fairy tale. Recommended for kids 10 and under. Audience members can get involved with the storytelling at the 2 p.m. show at the Scott Block theatre. Tickets are available from www.BullSkitComedy.com

FEBRUARY

Feb. 4-6 & 10-13 — “We are such stuff that dreams are made of,” according to William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, performed by RDC Theatre Studies students. Monsters, spirits and shipwrecked fools collide in this 7:30 p.m. production, which is appropriate for teens and adults at the RDC Arts Centre (1 p.m. matinees on Feb. 6, 13). Tickets are $26.80 ($21.80 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Feb. 4-20 — Red Deer Players present the family-geared pantomime A-Ladd-In Trouble by local playwright Albert Azzara at the Scott Block theatre. Tickets for the 7 p.m. shows are TBA from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Feb. 6 — The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra performs some Handel baroque works on period instruments. The Early Musical Voices ensemble will help deliver the psalm-based Dixit Dominus. Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert at Gaetz Memorial United Church cost $67.35 ($57/35 seniors/$47.35 students, first three rows) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Feb. 12, 13 —Bull Skit presents a Ladies’ Valentine Show. The 7:30 and 10 p.m. presentations from Against the Wall Theatre are at the Scott Block theatre’s Centennial Stage (accessed from the back of building). Tickets are available from www.BullSkitComedy.com

Feb. 13 — Theatre for Young Audiences presents Butt Ugly, in collaboration with RDC at 4 and 5 p.m. in Studio A of the Arts Centre. Family fun with an anti-tobacco message. Admission is by donation at the door.

Feb. 21 — RDC faculty member and pianist Dale Wheeler plays bird-inspired pieces by Grieg, Liszt, Bernstein and Ravel at his recital, The Piano: It’s For the Birds. At 7:30 p.m. at the RDC Arts Centre. Tickets are $22.60 ($18.40 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Feb. 26-March 19 — CAT presents the comedy-thriller Evelyn Strange, by Edmonton playwright Stewart Lemoine. Rife with intrigue, deceit, betrayal and murder, the story involves a beautiful amnesiac who wanders into an opera box. The dinner theatre production runs at the Quality Inn, North Hill. The meal is served from 6 p.m. with the play at 7:30 p.m. (Sunday brunches start at noon, with the show at 1:30 p.m.) Tickets are $65 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Feb. 26 — The Vancouver Chamber Choir, directed by Jon Washburn, performs Canadian vocal music in Choral Tapestry: Our Heritage of Song, with guests the RDC Chamber Choir. At 7:30 p.m. at the RDC Arts Centre. Tickets are $22.60 ($18.40 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Feb. 26, 27 — Against the Wall Theatre’s Bull Skit brings more monthly high-energy comedy and improv shows, featuring musical guests, to the Scott Block theatre. Tickets and more information about the 8 p.m. events are available at www.BullSkitComedy,com

Feb. 26, 27 — The 88th-annual Oscar-nominated short film festival is screened at the RDC Welikoklad Event Centre. On Feb. 26, animation films will be shown at 6:30 p.m. and live-action films at 9:00 p.m. On Feb. 27, animation films will be screened at 3 p.m. and at 9 p.m., and live-action films at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Feb. 27 — Against the Wall Theatre’s Calf Skit presents a sketch-comedy version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Recommended for kids 10 and under. Audience members can get involved with the storytelling at the 2 p.m. show at the Scott Block theatre. Tickets are available from www.BullSkitComedy.com

Feb. 29 – March 6 — It’s a all-Larry Reese Exhibition at the RDC Welikoklad Event Centre Gallery (7 p.m. reception on March 4). The Eclectic Eccentric is an art exhibit of paintings, illustrations, sketches, sculptures, films, and music by RDC Motion Picture Arts instructor Reese. Free admission whenever centre is open.

MARCH

March 3 — The Suite Treats Concert with the RDC Symphonic Winds and Red Deer Youth Community Orchestra will include musical delights by composers of the past and present. At 7:30 p.m. at the RDC Arts Centre. Tickets are $21.80 ($17.80 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

March 4 — Experience the energy and vitality of world percussion as performed by the RDC Percussion players on marimbas, vibraphones, and drums. At 7:30 p.m. at the RDC Arts Centre. Tickets are $21.80 ($17.80 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

March 4, 5 — RDC instructor Larry Reese’s Mapping Creativity documentary film is screened at 7 p.m. at the RDC Welikoklad Event Centre (5-7 p.m. reception on March 4). Admission is by donation. The 45-min. film explores the creative process through interviews with film director Francis Damburger, jazz legend PJ Perry, actor Kari Matchett, and many others. The Welikoklad Gallery is concurrently running an art exhibition of Reese’s works.

March 11 & 12 — The Globe and Mail presents the World’s Best Commercials from the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Enjoy some of the most entertaining, inspirational, and humorous sales pitches from around the planet at the Welikoklad Event Centre Cinema. Showings at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

March 12 — The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra presents a choral celebration, featuring the Spiritus Chamber Choir, conducted by Tim Shantz. Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert at the RDC Arts Centre cost $67.35 ($57/35 seniors/$47.35 students, first three rows) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

March 12 — Bull Skit goes all improvisational at Bull Prov, where everything’s made up on the spot and anything can happen. Two shows, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., on the Centennial Stage, accessed from the back of the Scott Block. Tickets are available from www.BullSkitComedy.com

March 19 — That’s Entertainment, a musical showcase of the best student performances in classical, jazz, contemporary, solos, ensembles — and everything in between. Something for everyone at 7:30 p.m. at the RDC Arts Centre. Tickets are $21.80 ($17.80 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

March 25, 26 — Against the Wall Theatre’s Bull Skit brings more monthly high-energy comedy and improv shows, featuring musical guests, to the Scott Block theatre. Tickets and more information about the 8 p.m. events are available at www.BullSkitComedy,com

March 26 — Against the Wall Theatre’s Calf Skit presents a sketch-comedy version of the Rapunzel fairy tale. Recommended for kids 10 and under. Audience members can get involved with the storytelling at the 2 p.m. show at the Scott Block theatre. Tickets are available from www.BullSkitComedy.com

March 31 — A Touch of Class: O Canada concert! Join the RDC Chamber Choir and Symphonic Winds as they explore the musical landscape of Canada at 7:30 p.m. at the RDC Arts Centre. Tickets are $21.80 ($17.80 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

APRIL

April 2 — Trumpet player Steve Sherman and his colleagues, friends, and family pull off a night of musical mayhem at the That’s What Friends Are For concert at 7:30 p.m. in Studio A of the RDC Arts Centre. Tickets are $21.80 ($17.80 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

April 8 — The Memories of Jazz show promises surprises, guest performers and great music. Join the RDC Big Band for a night of musical memories from the past 30 years at 7:30 p.m. at the RDC Arts Centre. Tickets are $21.80 ($17.80 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

April 13-16 — A musical version of George Orwell’s Animal Farm (adapted by Peter Hall, with lyrics by Adrian Mitchell and music by Richard Peaslee) is performed by RDC Theatre Studies students. Starting with the notion “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others!” the story explores politics and humanity — with some lively tunes thrown in. Appropriate for teens and adults. At 7:30 p.m. in Studio A of the RDC Arts Centre. (1 p.m. matinee on April 16). Tickets

are $21.80 ($17.80 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

April 16 — Bull Skit goes all improvisational at Bull Prov, where everything’s made up on the spot and anything can happen. Two shows, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., on the Centennial Stage, accessed from the back of the Scott Block. Tickets are available from www.BullSkitComedy.com

April 22, 23 — RDC third-year film students screen their class projects and completed works — with fun and unpredictable results. Screening at 7 p.m. at the Welikoklad Event Centre. Admission is by donation. (Violence and language warning).

April 29 — Join audiences from coast to coast for the third-annual National Canadian Film Day, celebrating the great cinematic stories we tell one another in this cold, vast country. At 7 p.m. at the Welikoklad Event Centre. Admission is free.

April 29, 30 — Against the Wall Theatre’s Bull Skit brings more monthly high-energy comedy and improv shows, featuring musical guests, to the Scott Block theatre. Tickets and more information about the 8 p.m. events are available at www.BullSkitComedy,com

April 30 — Against the Wall Theatre’s Calf Skit presents a sketch-comedy version of The Frog Prince fairy tale. Recommended for kids 10 and under. Audience members can get involved with the storytelling at the 2 p.m. show at the Scott Block theatre. Tickets are available from www.BullSkitComedy.com

MAY

May 7 — Bull Skit goes all improvisational at Bull Prov, where everything’s made up on the spot and anything can happen. Two shows, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., on the Centennial Stage, accessed from the back of the Scott Block. Tickets are available from www.BullSkitComedy.com

May 19-21 — Against the Wall Theatre’s Bull Skit brings The Best of Season Eight comic sketches to the Scott Block theatre. Tickets and more information about the 8 p.m. shows are available at www.BullSkitComedy,com

May 20 — It’s double the listening pleasure when the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra combines with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra to perform an Art in Music concert, featuring Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show at the RDC Arts Centre cost $67.35 ($57/35 seniors/$47.35 students, first three rows) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

JUNE

June 3-5 ­— The best work of the year from RDC film student actors, directors, cinematographers is screened in Film Works 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Welikoklad Event Centre. Admission is by donation. (Violence and language warning).

June 9-18 — Central Alberta Theatre presents its One-Act Play Festival in the Nickle Studio, upstairs at the Memorial Centre. Tickets TBA, available at the door.

June 15-25 — Red Deer Players close the season with a play, TBA, at the Scott Block Theatre.

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