Local Entertainment

TRIBUTE - ‘A Night of Bowie’ runs March 28th at the Memorial Centre, featuring Victoria-based musician Syl Thompson and his band Ground Control.                                photo submitted

‘A Night Of Bowie’ in Red Deer celebrates David Bowie’s memorable hits

Musician Syl Thompson discusses what it takes to play Bowie

TRIBUTE - ‘A Night of Bowie’ runs March 28th at the Memorial Centre, featuring Victoria-based musician Syl Thompson and his band Ground Control.                                photo submitted
CLASS ACT - Acclaimed Chicago-based blues rocker Michael Charles will be hitting The Vat stage April 6th.                                photo submitted

Chicago Blues Hall of Fame artist Michael Charles heads to Red Deer

In 2015, Charles received the honour of an induction into the Blues Hall of Fame

CLASS ACT - Acclaimed Chicago-based blues rocker Michael Charles will be hitting The Vat stage April 6th.                                photo submitted
Tim Matheson photo                                POIGNANT STORY - The Lacombe Legion will be presenting the award-winning play Jake’s Gift for two shows - April 21st at 7 p.m. and April 22nd at 2 p.m. It also runs April 17th at the Red Deer Legion at 7 p.m.                                Tim Matheson photo

Lacombe Legion will be presenting the award-winning play Jake’s Gift

Acclaimed play has received rave reviews from critics and audience members alike

Tim Matheson photo                                POIGNANT STORY - The Lacombe Legion will be presenting the award-winning play Jake’s Gift for two shows - April 21st at 7 p.m. and April 22nd at 2 p.m. It also runs April 17th at the Red Deer Legion at 7 p.m.                                Tim Matheson photo
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NEW ALBUM - Sloan is heading to Red Deer’s Bo’s Bar and Grill April 8th. Black press file photo

Canadian legends Sloan coming to Bo’s Bar and Grill

Band to feature new album featuring single The Day Will be Mine

NEW ALBUM - Sloan is heading to Red Deer’s Bo’s Bar and Grill April 8th. Black press file photo
MAKING A DIFFERENCE - A special fundraising concert in support of a project spearheaded by A Better World is set to take place in Red Deer April 7th featuring the Red Deer Youth and Community Orchestra and the Lacombe-based Rosedale Valley String Orchestra.                                Michael Martin photo

A special fundraising concert in support of A Better World runs April 7th

Red Deer Youth and Community Orchestra is teaming up with the Lacombe-based Rosedale Valley Strings

MAKING A DIFFERENCE - A special fundraising concert in support of a project spearheaded by A Better World is set to take place in Red Deer April 7th featuring the Red Deer Youth and Community Orchestra and the Lacombe-based Rosedale Valley String Orchestra.                                Michael Martin photo
JUNGLE BOOK - Shere Khan, played by Mahika Pant from Terrace Ridge School, gave of a mighty roar to scare Mowgli out of the jungle during the school’s production of The Jungle Book.photo submitted

Terrace Ridge School steps into the jungle

Terrace Ridge schools puts on musical production of the Jungle Book

JUNGLE BOOK - Shere Khan, played by Mahika Pant from Terrace Ridge School, gave of a mighty roar to scare Mowgli out of the jungle during the school’s production of The Jungle Book.photo submitted
Saskia & Darrel featured at Friends of Guatemala fundraiser

Saskia & Darrel featured at Friends of Guatemala fundraiser

Concert runs March 24th at St. Andrew’s United Church

Saskia & Darrel featured at Friends of Guatemala fundraiser
AUTHENICITY - Singer Sean Burns is proud to announce the upcoming independent release of his fourth full-length project Music for Taverns, Bars, and Honky Tonks. He performs in Red Deer March 11th at Roosters Wood Fire Smoke.                                Gabriel Thaine photo

Sean Burns dives into the classic country sound

Talented artist brings a brand new CD to Red Deer on March 11th

AUTHENICITY - Singer Sean Burns is proud to announce the upcoming independent release of his fourth full-length project Music for Taverns, Bars, and Honky Tonks. He performs in Red Deer March 11th at Roosters Wood Fire Smoke.                                Gabriel Thaine photo
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Strong performances fuel CAT’s latest show

Mending Fences runs at the Black Knight Inn through to April 7th

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Johnny Reid makes a stop in Red Deer on his Revival tour

Johnny Reid makes a stop in Red Deer on his Revival tour

Johnny Reid makes a stop in Red Deer on his Revival tour

Johnny Reid makes a stop in Red Deer on his Revival tour
FIRST CLASS - Tri-Continental performs March 3rd at the Elks Lodge in Red Deer featuring the talents of Lester Quitzau, Bill Bourne and Madagascar Slim (pictured). Presented by the Central Music Society, showtime is at 8 p.m. with the doors opening at 7 p.m.                                photo submitted

Central Music Festival presents acclaimed group Tri-Continental

Show kicks off at 8 p.m. at the Red Deer’s Elks Lodge

FIRST CLASS - Tri-Continental performs March 3rd at the Elks Lodge in Red Deer featuring the talents of Lester Quitzau, Bill Bourne and Madagascar Slim (pictured). Presented by the Central Music Society, showtime is at 8 p.m. with the doors opening at 7 p.m.                                photo submitted
Central Alberta Film Festival returns for second year

Central Alberta Film Festival returns for second year

CAFF doubles the number of films and expands to two locations in Red Deer

Central Alberta Film Festival returns for second year
STRONG STATEMENT - Local artist and instructor at Red Deer College Robin Lambert stands with his sculpture ‘These Dreams You Have, Storys You Tell, Partys You Throw, Part II’ (deliberately misspelled to convey an intoxicated narrator) made of porcelain are on display in his exhibit ‘Because it never occurs to us we can’t’ at Red Deer Museum + Gallery until March 18th.                                Michelle Falk/Lacombe Express

Central Alberta artist explores the cycles of Alberta through sculpture

Robin Lambert’s commentary on the province’s fragility is on at the MAG until March 18th

STRONG STATEMENT - Local artist and instructor at Red Deer College Robin Lambert stands with his sculpture ‘These Dreams You Have, Storys You Tell, Partys You Throw, Part II’ (deliberately misspelled to convey an intoxicated narrator) made of porcelain are on display in his exhibit ‘Because it never occurs to us we can’t’ at Red Deer Museum + Gallery until March 18th.                                Michelle Falk/Lacombe Express
Cow Patti Theatre Company hits the mark with Here on the Flight Path

Cow Patti Theatre Company hits the mark with Here on the Flight Path

Shows run through to March 11th at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club

Cow Patti Theatre Company hits the mark with Here on the Flight Path
CLASSIC SHOW - Red Deer College theatre studies students (Cameron Freitas, Aimbree Lauren, Brett Nixon and Alexandra Creedon) rehearse a scene from their upcoming show Major Barbara, which runs through to Feb. 17th on the Arts Centre mainstage. Janessa Barron photo

Red Deer College theatre students stage Major Barbara

The production runs through to Feb. 17th at the Arts Centre

CLASSIC SHOW - Red Deer College theatre studies students (Cameron Freitas, Aimbree Lauren, Brett Nixon and Alexandra Creedon) rehearse a scene from their upcoming show Major Barbara, which runs through to Feb. 17th on the Arts Centre mainstage. Janessa Barron photo
FUNNY GUY - Comedian Brent Butt, known for the hugely successful CTV series Corner Gas, brings his current stand-up tour to the Red Deer Memorial Centre on Feb. 21st.                                photo submitted

Comedian Brent Butt on his way to Red Deer

Popular funny guy recounts Corner Gas days and his approach to stand-up

FUNNY GUY - Comedian Brent Butt, known for the hugely successful CTV series Corner Gas, brings his current stand-up tour to the Red Deer Memorial Centre on Feb. 21st.                                photo submitted
FIRST RATE - On the heels of a new CD packed with the kinds of cuts only 54-40 could create, the band makes a City stop Feb. 15th at Bo’s.                                photo submitted

Pop/rock luminaries 54-40 perform in Red Deer Feb. 15th

Classic Canadian band slated to play Bo’s

FIRST RATE - On the heels of a new CD packed with the kinds of cuts only 54-40 could create, the band makes a City stop Feb. 15th at Bo’s.                                photo submitted
Tyson Prior to entertain at Beatty House Feb. 17

Tyson Prior coming to Beatty House

Musician to entertain

  • Feb 9, 2018
Tyson Prior to entertain at Beatty House Feb. 17
NO LIMITS - Tackling subjects from the light-hearted and upbeat to the meatier stuff of life, Big Little Lions are set to tour and launch a new record. They perform in Red Deer Feb. 23rd at a house concert.                                Karen Pantuso photo

Big Little Lions set to release Alive and Well this month

Popular band makes a Red Deer stop Feb. 23rd

NO LIMITS - Tackling subjects from the light-hearted and upbeat to the meatier stuff of life, Big Little Lions are set to tour and launch a new record. They perform in Red Deer Feb. 23rd at a house concert.                                Karen Pantuso photo