Christmas Members’ Show and Sale – Pottery Exhibit
Join all of the Potters’ as they present gifts and décor pottery. The proceeds from a selection of items will be donated to a local charity.
Opening receptions are held on the first Saturday during the exhibit, 11AM-3PM.
For over 40 years, members of the Parkland Potters’ Guild have hand-crafted original works of art. These pieces are on exhibit and available for sale in the Crooked Pot Gallery. Don’t miss the chance to take home a handmade, local treasure.
This internationally notable emerging artist completed her Masters in Fine Arts in Trondheim, Norway. The body of work displayed will represent the thesis Susanna developed during the two years of intensive creative development she underwent completing her Masters.
Monday – Sunday 10a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: December 10, 6-8PM
The Multicultural Heritage Centre is the only Public Art Gallery located in rural Alberta.
Sons of Maxwell blend original music with the best holiday standards. With two great Christmas CDs under their belts, they have a lot of repertoire to choose from, applying their signature harmonies to classics like “Deck the Halls”, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, and “Frosty the Snowman” to new pieces like “Señor Santa Clause” and “Jesus Christ is Born Today”.
Don and Dave Carroll began their music duo career in university and they have not slowed down since. Dave has written, recorded, and released over 40 original songs on the band’s ten CDs, they have won multiple awards – including two East Coast Music Awards – and received many more nominations, and they have toured North America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. Along with their long and successful shared career, both the brothers have individual musical interests. Dave has released two solo albums and Don has followed his love of jazz standards by putting together a swing band and releasing an album of his own. And yes, Dave Carroll is the artist behind the “United Breaks Guitars” trilogy.
Last Tuesday of the Month
Trivia Night at Moonshiners
Test your trivia skills and enjoy some downtime!
Since 1945, the Library has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring residents of all ages. In addition, there are a wide range of programs including story times, after-school clubs, technology training, travel adventures, writers groups, and a photography club.
Stony Plain’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration features an exciting array of activities suitable for all ages. Gather at Heritage Park to experience live entertainment and historic displays at the Stony Plain & Parkland Pioneer Museum. Or, have fun on a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Enjoy the bonfire and outdoor skating and then warm up with a nice cup of hot chocolate. The evening culminates with a spectacular fireworks display. The event is free to the public. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Parkland Food Bank.
Every year, the Town of Stony Plain hosts a variety of family-friendly celebrations. Our rich cultural and traditional events are filled with music, history, and kid-friendly fun. Most of our events are held in the summer, making Stony Plain a must-visit summer vacation hot spot.
Virtuosic showpieces, romantic tenor arias, pyrotechnical solos, blazing gypsy show pieces, multi-instrument mastery, and a World Accordion Champion – this is Quartetto Gelato. For 25 years, this dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with their exotic blend of musical talent, artistic passion, and humor. Classical in training – eclectic by design – Quartetto Gelato not only thrills its audiences with its skill on multiple instruments, but also offers the bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor. With a performance repertoire that spans the globe including classical masterworks, operatic arias, the sizzling energy of tangos, gypsy and folk songs, the group’s theatrical stage presence and relaxed humor establishes an intimate rapport with audiences worldwide. Regularly heard on CBC and radio stations in over 20 countries, their Concert in Wine Country DVD is seen regularly on PBS, their eight CDs have sold over 150,000 units to date, and they have been featured on the Hollywood soundtrack for Only You.
Calling all nuns, goat herders, hills, alps, baronesses, brown paper packages tied up with string, or any of your favorite things! This is your chance to sing-a-long to the most successful movie musical of all time at one of the funniest, most interactive movie screenings you’ve experienced since Horizon Stage presented Grease in 2015. Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music is not just a chance to see the classic movie on the big screen in magnificent Technicolor and glorious cinemascope, it’s a major audience participation event with subtitles for the songs. Sing along with Julie, wave your edelweiss, dance in the gazebo with Liesl, bark at Rolf, snuggle up with Gretel, and join in earnest choruses of “My Favorite Things”. A host will lead the audience through a vocal warm up and give you a comprehensive guide to the accompanying actions and use of the interactive fun pack. Sing-a-long-a attendees are encouraged to dress up as anything, and everything, represented in the classic film – the possibilities are as endless as the sunlight on a perfect alpine day.
Two legendary artists team up to perform songs and share stories in their simplest form. Spend an evening with renowned vocalist Tim Tamashiro, and veteran pianist Tommy Banks as they reminisce about their lives and perform hits from The Great American Songbook.
Tim Tamashiro is one of Canada’s most trusted voices in jazz. He hosts the radio show Tonic on CBC Radio 2 six nights a week across Canada. He has performed for royalty and been awarded an honorary degree. He’s a damn fine singer too.
Tommy Banks is easily one of Canada’s most accomplished people. He’s hosted television and radio shows, chaired foundations, and conducted orchestras. He’s an Officer of the Order of Canada and a retired Canadian Senator. He’s a damn fine piano player too.
When Tim and Tommy perform together they remind the audience that music is happiness and it needs to be shared with others. They perform songs that are familiar and friendly. They kibitz and laugh. Perhaps the most special parts of their shows are the spaces between the songs where they share personal stories. A grand piano and two microphones are all Tim and Tommy need to provide a consummate evening of joyful entertainment. This is a pairing you don’t want to miss!
All hands on deck! The Purple Pirate is hunting for treasure and needs a crew… and that’s you! The ship will set sail for untold bounty with magic, dancing, and even a cannon! The Purple Pirate’s Magic Pirate Ship is a perfect storm of family fun. This unforgettable voyage will have adults laughing and children leaping to their feet to volunteer with the world’s friendliest buccaneer, The Purple Pirate.
Dustin Anderson, aka The Purple Pirate, is an award-winning performer who sails into town and inspires children with positive messages about courage, compassion, and curiosity. The Purple Pirate’s show is an innovative theatre-style dance production that re-defines what it means to be a pirate in the twenty-first century. It showcases Dustin’s artistry as a dancer, his wizardry as a magician, and his ability to inspire kids and promote positive values..
Recommended age: toddlers to age 6
James Gordon has had a remarkably diverse 30-year career in the Canadian entertainment business. As a solo singer-songwriter, and a founding member of one of Canada’s premiere folk groups, Tamarack, he has released over thirty-five albums and toured relentlessly around the world. James has written for symphony orchestras, musical theatre, dance works, and film scores. As a songwriter, he is known for such diverse songs as “Harvest Train”, “Sweaters for Penguins” and “Frobisher Bay”, which has been recorded by more than 100 different acts world-wide, and has become a standard for choirs everywhere. James’ songs have been covered by other artists including Cowboy Junkies, Melanie Doane, Al Simmons, and James Keelaghan. James skillfully plays a variety of instruments including guitar, piano, banjo, and mandola. His sons, Evan and Geordie, perform regularly with their father and are also members of the indie rock band Islands.
This remarkable concert is a melding of two incredible tribute shows: Barracuda – The Essential Tribute to Heart and All Fired Up – The Pat Benatar Experience.
Hailing from Vancouver, Barracuda perform the music of Heart with style, presence, and a true passion for the songs that have become beloved classics to fans worldwide. It is no wonder Heart founding member and guitar player Roger Fisher endorses them! The group is led by Donna Caruk (Almost Ann) who has a four-octave powerhouse voice and whose talents also extend to the flute and the guitar. Brenda Kashmir (Nearly Nancy) bears a remarkable resemblance to the beautiful and charismatic Nancy Wilson, rock and roll kicks included. The two leads have electric chemistry on stage as they sing Heart’s classic hits: “Magic Man”, “Straight On”, “Heartless”, and, of course, “Barracuda”. Backing the ladies are four seasoned musicians with a dedication to detail and a rock-solid delivery.
All Fired Up is an exact and precise tribute to the iconic singer Pat Benatar and her partner Neil Geraldo who have been rock n’ roll mainstays for over 40 years. Donna Caruk has been singing Benatar’s songs for 30 years. Not only does she nail the vocals she also has the stage presence dialed in as she performs such classic songs as “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”, “Heartbreaker”, “Love is a Battlefield”, and “Treat Me Right”.
Brandon Isaak is an award-winning Blues and roots musician, and Keith Picot won Canadian Bass Player of the Year in 2010. Together, they are The Silver Screen Scoundrels, playing old-time feeling music with modern themes, accompanied by custom-produced silent films.
As the Silver Screen Scoundrels, Brandon and Keith put on an entertaining multimedia show that combines music with silent films and comedy. The Scoundrels take the classic silent movies genre and thrust it into the modern world. Combine topnotch songwriting, world class musicianship, witty anecdotes, and a touch of slap-stick silent cinema, and you have a truly original show that has thrilled audiences in Canada, the United States, Western Europe, and China.
The Proteus Saxophone Quartet is redefining the traditional saxophone chamber music experience with their high energy, intense, varied performances. Named after the god of the sea, being modular and versatile, the Proteus Saxophone Quartet explores the numerous instrumental combinations of the saxophone family through the creation and performance of chamber music. Since forming in 2011 these four Canadian saxophonists have developed an immediate artistic bond and vision and have committed themselves to presenting lively, diverse, and beautiful concerts. They have performed throughout Canada, France, and the United States. In an attempt to advance new works for saxophone quartets without adhering to a singular aesthetic or stylistic genre, they have collaborated with diverse guest artists and composers, including Sean Perrin, François Rossé, Robert Lemay, and Denis Levaillant.
Presented by Prairie Debut with support from The Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta, and the RBC Foundation.
One part folk, one part rock, with a pinch of gospel and a dash of growl, Vancouver’s Lion Bear Fox boasts acoustic guitars bookended by buzzing electrics and screaming keys. All of this, anchored by rich percussion and thrilling harmonies. With a name that is derived from a connection with their “spirit animals” this trio has a sound that harkens back to an era when the song was paramount. Described as “a musical force of nature” that’s sure to “be around for a lifetime”, Christopher Arruda, Cory Woodward, and Ryan McMahon were known initially for their solo careers but they joined forces in 2012 and soon after released their debut Lion Bear Fox CD. They’ve been touring relentlessly since then, making appearances at Canadian Music Week, the Mission Folk Festival, and The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, and sharing stages with artists like Tom Wilson, Good For Grapes, Elliot Brood, and Kim Mitchell.
While the King is away, the people of England suffer under the oppressive rule of his tax-happy brother, Prince John. Only a straight arrow like Robin Hood, the best archer in the land, can save England! By stealing from the rich and giving back to the poor, Robin keeps the spirit of justice alive, with the help of a few friends along the way, including Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, and Little John. But what if the Prince and the dreaded Sheriff of Nottingham lay a trap for our hero? With all the humour and fun you have come to expect, DuffleBag Theatre hits the mark with this on-target tale of bravery and courage!
Known for their retellings of original fairy tales, the DuffleBag actors’ goofy antics tickle kids’ funny bones and their wit entertains the grow-ups. And, just when you’re enthralled by the story, there’s a twist! Before your very eyes, audience members are pulled on stage to join in the action for a unique interactive theatre experience. Past giggle-inducing performances at Horizon Stage by DuffleBag Theatre include Cinderella and Snow White.
Recommended age: 4 – 10
Pre-show crafts in the lobby at 1 p.m.
This wonderfully sassy performance will celebrate International Women’s Day, and is a perfect mother/daughter date, girls’ night out, or show to share with your sweetheart. The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue keeps audiences coming back for more! More laughs, more tease, and more body confidence. Multiple award winners who have shimmied across stages in Las Vegas, Vancouver, Berlin, and more, the performers are as individual as can be; cute and geeky, rock ‘n’ roll, classic and elegant. The Cheesecakes are known for their high-energy, lavish costumes, comedic timing, seductiveness, and girl-next door accessibility. Armed with sassy-silliness, these ladies pack a sparkly punch that will make your heart happy and leave you loving the skin you’re in!
Recommended age: 16+ adult content warning
A Must-See Theatre Performance for Teens and Parents
Still/Falling tells the story of Nina. Nina has a great life. She loves her family, she does well in school, and her friends are awesome. But suddenly Nina starts feeling… off, and she finds herself slipping into a dark reality she cannot understand, let alone articulate to the people around her. Still/Falling follows Nina as she tries to come to terms with what it means to struggle with anxiety and depression, and to rise above it with as much strength, and as few scars, as possible. A realistic, honest, and bitingly funny look at the difference between ‘teen angst’ and mental illness and the ways vulnerable kids can start to find their way out of the dark.
Presented in partnership with Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Family and Community Support Services.
Recommended age: 12+
Annie Lou is the project of Anne Louise Genest, an artist who walks with the spirit of an old storyteller, creating songs steeped in the flavours of old-time mountain, Appalachian, traditional country, and bluegrass music. With guitar and banjo in hand she has spent years chronicling the rural life-paths of Canada, writing songs that tell the tales of the hard-won victories of everyday men and women. Her beautifully creative songs and tunes range from rousing and boisterous to gentle and poignant. They map a homescape of hard-drinking grandmas, rural dancehalls, blue collar fashions, small towns, and big cities. All are delivered with Genest’s vocal warmth; evocative of the sweet tones of Kate and Anna McGarrigle blended with the raw emotion of Hazel Dickens. Annie Lou has released three albums, toured major festivals and venues across the country, and been nominated for a Juno and several Canadian Folk Music and Western Canadian Music awards.