MOVIE: August 19 - 22 Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood 7:00 PM

MOVIE: August 19 - 22 Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood 7:00 PM

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

MOVIE: Aug 24 - 29 Dora and the Lost City of Gold 7:00 PM [Dark Night Aug 23 - Vaudeville]

MOVIE: Aug 24 - 29 Dora and the Lost City of Gold 7:00 PM [Dark Night Aug 23 - Vaudeville]

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure yet -- high school. Accompanied by a ragtag group of teens and Boots the monkey, Dora embarks on a quest to save her parents while trying to solve the seemingly impossible mystery behind a lost Incan civilization.

MOVIE: Aug 30 - Sept 5 Angry Birds Movie 2 - 7:00 PM

MOVIE: Aug 30 - Sept 5 Angry Birds Movie 2 - 7:00 PM

Red, Chuck, Bomb and the rest of their feathered friends are surprised when a green pig suggests that they put aside their differences and unite to fight a common threat. Aggressive birds from an island covered in ice are planning to use an elaborate weapon to destroy the fowl and swine way of life. After picking their best and brightest, the birds and pigs come up with a scheme to infiltrate the island, deactivate the device and return to their respective paradises intact.

CONCERT: Sept. 21 Steve Pineo's Elvis Show featuring The Heebee Jeebees - 7:30 pm

CONCERT: Sept. 21 Steve Pineo's Elvis Show featuring The Heebee Jeebees - 7:30 pm

Steve Pineo’s Elvis Show featuring the Heebee-Jeebees pays homage to Presley -The King’s career, with its ground-breaking and history-changing music. Steve Pineo is not an impersonator.  There is no one dressed in a cheezy pant suit with fake sideburns and oversized, rhinestoned sunglasses. Pineo plays Elvis’s best music from the Sun Studios to Las Vegas with his crack band laying down the groove and the Heebee Jeebees doing note-perfect back-up vocals.

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CONCERT: Oct. 3 Small Glories - 7:30 pm

CONCERT: Oct. 3 Small Glories - 7:30 pm

Small Glories is the musical union between folk/roots artists Cara Luft and JD Edwards and they are creating a big international buzz. Their abilities as both strong lead and harmony singers combined with their songwriting prowess and musical chops all contribute to the uniqueness of this partnership. This is country, blues, R & B with a healthy dose of good 'ol rock and roll, old-time, Americana and original tunes.  You have never seen a duo like this.

CONCERT: Nov. 2 Suzi Vinnick - 7:30 pm

CONCERT: Nov. 2 Suzi Vinnick - 7:30 pm

If ever there was a one-woman blues powerhouse her name would be Suzi Vinnick.  When this Saskatoon native takes the stage, she takes it from footlights to rafters and owns it. With 10 wins and 22 Canadian Maple Blues Nominations along with 3 Juno nominations, she can belt out a blues or croon a ballad with equal deftness. Her guitar work is effortlessly commanding and supremely tasteful. But it is mostly her powerful presence that leaves a lasting impression. This lady is a force of nature with a six-string guitar.

LITERARY FESTIVAL: Nov. 16 Get Lit! $20 - 7:30 pm

LITERARY FESTIVAL: Nov. 16 Get Lit! $20 - 7:30 pm

Five exciting writers reading from their works, discussing their writing, and participating in panel discussions. And not just any old writers here.  We're talking medal winners, Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize winners, CBC Canada Reads finalists, Alberta Literary Award finalists, and Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Award winners!

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CONCERT: Jan. 25 Colleen Brown - The Songbook of Joni Mitchell - 7:30 pm

CONCERT: Jan. 25 Colleen Brown - The Songbook of Joni Mitchell - 7:30 pm

Colleen Brown and her band have been winning over audiences nationwide with her groove-filled and melodically mature pop-influenced songs that have enjoyed high rotation on both CBC 2 and CKUA Radio Network.  Joni Mitchell remains one of Brown’s biggest influences but Brown is not attempting to impersonate Mitchell. This is not a tribute act.  Brown is simply one of few artists who can interpret Mitchell’s vast body of work with such intensity and confidence. 

CONCERT: Feb. 06 The Gift - A Tribute to Ian Tyson $40 - 7:30 pm

CONCERT: Feb. 06 The Gift - A Tribute to Ian Tyson $40 - 7:30 pm

Edmonton singer-songwriter Stewart MacDougall, along drummer Thom Moon and fiddle player/vocalist Myran Szott - all part of Tyson’s band - is imminently qualified to spearhead a musical tribute to a foothills music legend. The piano player and vocalist is a driving force behind The Gift: A Tribute to Ian Tyson coming to the Empress Theatre February 06, 2020.

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CONCERT: Mar. 27 TIM HUS TRIO $25 - 7:30 pm

CONCERT: Mar. 27 TIM HUS TRIO $25 - 7:30 pm

Part of a new generation of Alberta-based songwriters who have been nurtured on the tapestry of sounds that country music served up in the sixties and seventies, Hus points to many life experiences and the influences of family and specific musicians when it comes to assessing his own make-up as an artist. “I look up to Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, and road dogs like Fred Eaglesmith.

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CONCERT: Apr 18 (Double Bill) Braden Gates & Russell DeCarle - 7:30 pm

CONCERT: Apr 18 (Double Bill) Braden Gates & Russell DeCarle - 7:30 pm

Edmonton's own Braden Gates is a folk singer through and through, full of wit and wisdom, folksy charm and sharp observations. Gates’ compositions are relevant and, strangely, very rooted in the present - even if he plays that fiddle and picks that guitar like an artist three times his age.

Prairie Oyster was always more than a “country” band, and with his solo career, DeCarle’s warm, burnished and intimate voice has always honoured an eclectic range of songs that mix southern soul and restrained balladry, with obvious touches of jazz, blues, old-school country, and western swing.