Live Music in Edmonton

Blues on Whyte

This is the sort of place your mother warned you about: dirty, rough, but still somehow cool. It's a great place to check out some live music; blues and rock are the standards. The dance floor is small but hopping.
Cinema in Edmonton

Princess Theatre

The Princess is a grand old theater that defiantly sticks her finger up at the multiplexes that are dominant elsewhere. Dating from the pre-talkie days (1915), it screens first-run, art-house and cult classics. Tick…
Stadium in Edmonton

Rexall Place

Once home to the Edmonton Oilers, Rexall now hosts big-name bands, ice shows and rodeos.
Live Music in Calgary

Broken City

There's something on stage here most nights – everything from jazz jams to hip-hop, along with comedy and quiz nights. The rooftop patio is ace in the summer, and the small but well-curated menu keeps you happy whet…
Cinema in Calgary

Plaza Theatre

Built in the 1920s as a garage but turned into a neighbourhood theatre during the 1930s depression, the Plaza is the last operating neighborhood theater in Calgary. Right in the heart of Kensington, it shows art-hou…
Stadium in Calgary


Archrival of the Edmonton Oilers, the Calgary Flames play ice hockey from October to April at the Saddledome. Make sure you wear red to the game and head down to 17th Ave afterwards, or the 'Red Mile' as they call i…
Theater in Edmonton

Citadel Theatre

Edmonton's foremost company is based right in downtown's Winston Churchill Sq. Expect glowing performances of Shakespeare and Stoppard, Dickens adaptations and the odd Sondheim musical.
Theater in Edmonton

New Varscona Theatre

There are only 176 precious seats at the Varscona, a cornerstone of the Old Strathcona theater district that puts on 350 performances annually of edgy plays, late-night comedy and morning kids' shows.
Opera in Edmonton

Edmonton Opera

Since its beginning in 1963, Edmonton Opera has been getting rave reviews from opera lovers, and breathing new life into classics like Carmen and The Barber of Seville. Performances are infrequent but worth seeing i…
Theater in Edmonton

Jubilee Auditorium

The place to check out the Edmonton Opera. Otherwise, this is a great venue for live performances of every kind.