October 21st, 2020

A busy month of November continues

By Mabell, Dave on November 9, 2019.

So many local events, so few days. November is becoming Lethbridge’s take on rush hour!

Tonight, there’s a choice between the final performances of three high-energy productions. “Newsies,” staged collaboratively by Lethbridge Musical Theatre and performing arts students at Chinook High, will close with a 7 p.m. show at the Yates Centre – after a 2 p.m. matinee earlier in the day. Check the Yates for seats.

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Also at 7 p.m., two Lethbridge Community Band ensembles will present “Something Old, New, Borrowed and the Blues” at College Drive Community Church, check for tickets at the door.

And at 7:30 p.m., it’s the final show for one of Shakespeare’s most brutal tragedies, “Titus Andronicus” in University Theatre, with tickets at uLethbridge.ca/tickets.

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On Sunday, 8 p.m., William Prince will perform in the Geomatic Attic. For tickets and upcoming shows: geomaticattic.ca.

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Remembrance Day events Monday will include an indoor memorial service at 9:30 a.m. in Exhibition Pavilion, a noon ceremony at the downtown cenotaph, and a no-charge presentation – 12:30 to 4 p.m. – at the Lethbridge Military Museum in the Vimy Ridge Armoury at the airport. It will focus on D Day in Europe and the decisive Battle of Normandy.

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On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lethbridge’s explorer/photographer Dennis Shigematsu will offer a no-charge presentation of his latest excursion – “Armenia to Baku, Azerbaijan, Tbilisi, Georgia and Yerevan” – at 7 p.m. in the downtown library’s Theatre Gallery.

On Thursday, a Theatre Gallery audience will hear Robert McLeman present this year’s Alex Johnston Lecture Series event, “Drought Disasters and Displacement on the Prairies: Past, Present and Future.”

The 7:30 p.m. talk, which will consider ways to make our communities safer, is sponsored by the Lethbridge Historical Society, the University of Lethbridge and the Lethbridge Public Library.

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Also Thursday, Lethbridge military historian Glenn Miller will tell how Indigenous veterans made such a large contribution to Canada’s First World War effort, at 7 p.m. in the Galt Museum.

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Just a few minutes south, a “Victorian Prairie Christmas” will be celebrated Wednesday and Thursday at the Galt Historic Railway Park near Stirling, from 1 to 4 p.m. each day, with live entertainment and a seasonal meal. For details, call Geoff at 403-327-2854.

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An adult comedy, “The Pink Unicorn” will be presented Nov. 15 and 16 by Theatre Outre, downtown in Didi’s Playhaus. Ashley Thomson plays a widowed Texas mother – as well as her daughter, Trisha, who’s gradually coming out to her mother as queer. Tickets are online at theatreoutre.ca.

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Christmas craft sales open Nov. 15 and 16 at Casa and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Hours for both will be 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For youngsters, a Christmas crafts-making session will be held Nov. 28 and 29 at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre.

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Also on Friday, the city’s Bright Lights Festival will be launched in Galt Gardens. Watch for Santa!

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And next Saturday, National Child Day events for parents and kids will be held at Lethbridge College, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event will include a community craft project, multicultural dancing, a “roving gym,” games, outdoor play, prizes and food!

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And then – surprise! – the next week will be packed with events once again. Here’s a day-by-day listing, with more details next week:

Monday, Nov. 18: Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra with guest artist Jacques Forestier, violin; 7:30 p.m. in Southminster United Church;

Nov. 20 – 23: “Escape from Peligro Island,” a “choose your own adventure” play presented by Winston Churchill High; 7 p.m. in Sterndale Bennett Theatre;

Nov. 22: U of L Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 in University Theatre;

Nov. 22-24: “All is Calm,” an amazing truce during the First World War; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday plus 2 p.m. Sunday matinee, Yates Centre;

Nov. 23: U of L Singers, 7:30 p.m. in Southminster Church;

Nov. 23: Lethbridge Folk Club presents Old Man Leudecke, 8 p.m. in the Cave, Lethbridge College; and

Nov. 23: Geomatic Attic presents Hawksley Workman, 8 p.m. in University Theatre.

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And rounding out the month:

Nov. 25: Scott Woods Band presents an “Old Time Country Christmas,” 7 p.m. at McKillop United Church;

Nov. 25: Andrea Superstein Jazz Trio, 8 p.m. at Mortar and Brick Gallery;

Nov. 26: Mimosa, Muffins and Movies, 5 p.m. at Casa;

Nov. 27-28: Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra features school choirs with seasonal music, 7 p.m. at Southminster Church; and

Nov. 30: Vox Musica presents “Celebration for the Season,” 7:30 p.m. at Southminster Church

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