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SkirtsAfire herArts Festival Schedule

March 6th, 2017

Can you feel the heat? It may still be winter, but the 5th annual SkirtsAfire herArts Festival is making Edmonton a little hotter, March 9 – 12, 2017. SkirtsAfire herArts Festival features the work of women in theatre, music, dance, visual art, comedy and spoken word in various venues along 118th Avenue. Artists and audience come together to share in these powerful, moving, insightful and entertaining performances, exhibitions and workshops.

 

The Mommy Monologues | March 2 - 12 | various times | Cabaret Theatre, Alberta Avenue Community League (9210 118 Ave)
The Mommy Monologues breaks the stereotype of mothers and examines ordinary people in extraordinary situations. Directed by Glenda Stirling and featuring Coralie Cairns, Mary Hulbert and Chantelle Han, The Mommy Monologues was written by Beth Graham, Andrea House, Katherine Koller, Annette Loiselle, Conni Massing, Nicole Moeller, Mieko Ouchi, Dana Rayment, Glenda Stirling, Michele Vance Hehir and Cat Walsh.

Tickets for The Mommy Monologues prior to the official Festival dates are $22 regular, $17 students /seniors and available at Tix on the Square. Entry during the Festival is Pay-What-You-Can.

 

Thursday March 9
Opening Ceremonies | 5-7pm | Nina Haggerty Gallery (9225 118 Ave)

Featuring: The Official Skirt Cutting Ceremony with our Honorary Skirt, Linda Duncan, kicked off with bagpiping by Jo-Ann Rauschenberger and live entertainment by the Leah Harman Jazz Trio & The Jivin’ Belles, plus fabulous drinks and eats by Sabor and Otto Food and Drink.

 

Fair Phyllis | 7-10pm | West Wall of the Alberta Avenue Community League (9210 118 Ave)
Come roast a marshmallow between shows at our cozy outdoor fire pit and catch the short film, Fair Phyllis.

 

A-Line Variety Show | 7:30pm | Cabaret Theatre, Alberta Avenue Community League (9210 118 Ave)
A raucous start to SkirtsAfire 2017! This all-star line up of fabulous female artists will give you a taste of what to expect over the next four days!

 

Friday March 10
Key of She featuring Jessica Heine | 5:30-6:30pm | Otto Food & Drink (11405 95 St)
The neighbourhood’s newest hot spot, Otto Food & Drink, hosts an evening singer-songwriter performance featuring Jessica Heine. Arrive early because this place is hopping.

 

Fair Phyllis | 7-10pm | West Wall of the Alberta Avenue Community League (9210 118 Ave)
Come roast a marshmallow between shows at our cozy outdoor fire pit and catch the short film, Fair Phyllis.

 

Words Unzipped | 7:30-8:30pm | Nina Haggerty Gallery (9225 118 Ave)
Curated by Edmonton’s Youth Poet Laureate, Nasra Adem, Words Unzipped showcases new collaborations between some of Edmonton’s best spoken word poets and performance artists. Calling it Black Girl Magic, it is a night for joy, for celebration, for purpose, for love, for justice and rage and storytelling.

 

The Mommy Monologues | 7:30-9:30pm | Cabaret Theatre, Alberta Avenue Community League (9210 118 Ave)
SkirtsAfire is proud to present The Mommy Monologues as our Main Stage production that breaks the stereotype of our idea of mothers; a window into the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary situations, not so different from our own.

 

Friday Night Cabaret | 9:45-11pm | Cabaret Theatre, Alberta Avenue Community League (9210 118 Ave)
Prepare to be entertained at the Friday Night Cabaret, featuring comedian, Lisa Baker, and local band, King of Foxes!

 

Saturday March 11
Yoga in the Art | 9:45am-12:30pm | Nina Haggerty Gallery (9225 118 Ave)
Shake your inner Shakti with live cello music and the inspiring SkirtsAfire Art Installation in the Nina Gallery. Three varied sessions for yogis of all levels including a prenatal and mom and baby workshop.

 

The Key of She | 1-3pm | The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse (9351 118 Ave)
Ariana Brophy, Maria Phillipos and Nadine Kellman share their inspiring talents in our festival song circle.
 
The Remarkably True, Real Life Adventures of Callie Montgomery: Renaissance Girl, Ghost Ally and Modern Day Marvel | 1:30-2:30pm | Nina Haggerty Gallery (9225 118 Ave)

From the Sterling-award winning Promise Productions comes the world premiere story of a good kid living with Oppositional Defiance Disorder and a doll that’s (probably) not haunted. For school aged kids and their loved ones.

A Place for Prose | 3-5pm | Nina Haggerty Gallery (9225 118 Ave)
Interactive literary Readings featuring Calgary novelist and short story writer, Betty Jane Hegerat; Edmonton poet and essayist, Myrna Garanis; Edmonton fiction writer and blogger, Vivian Zenari and  Visual Artist, Lana Whiskeyjack.

Key of She featuring Karimah | 5:30-6:30pm | Otto Food & Drink (11405 95 St)
The neighbourhood’s newest hot spot, Otto Food & Drink, hosts an evening singer-songwriter performance featuring Karimah. Arrive early because this place is hopping.


Fair Phyllis | 7-10pm | West Wall of the Alberta Avenue Community League (9210 118 Ave)
Come roast a marshmallow between shows at our cozy outdoor fire pit and catch the short film, Fair Phyllis.

 

Women’s Choir Festival | 7:30-9pm | St. Faith’s Church (11725 93 St)
SkirtsAfire is proud to present the  Women’s Choral Festival in partnership with Concordia’s Bella Voce Choir who will perform along with Chanteuse and Women in Song. Over 70 voices will fill the sanctuary.

The Mommy Monologues | 7:30-9:30pm | Cabaret Theatre, Alberta Avenue Community League (9210 118 Ave)
SkirtsAfire is proud to present The Mommy Monologues as our Main Stage production that breaks the stereotype of our idea of mothers; a window into the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary situations, not so different from our own.


Peep Show! | 7:30-9pm | Nina Haggerty Gallery (9225 118 Ave)
A staged reading of new plays coordinated and dramaturged by Tracy Carroll to satisfy your passion for new work and catch a glimpse of the Edmonton Theatre scene’s next hottest thing! Saturday’s Peep Show features Matara by Conni Massing with Lora Brovold, Liana Shannon and Malcolm Azania.

Saturday Night Cabaret | 9:45-11pm | Cabaret Theatre, Alberta Avenue Community League (9210 118 Ave)
Put your dancing shoes on for Audrey and the Crashers.

Sunday March 12

Belly Dancing Workshop | 11-11:50am | Bedouin Beats Dance and Fitness (11805 94 St)
Stacie Clarke is a professional bellydancer, instructor, and studio owner in Edmonton, Alberta. She is known for her precise technique, relaxed musicality, and genuine emotions during performance. Join her in this introduction to bellydance for a sparkly, fun time!

The Remarkably True, Real Life Adventures of Callie Montgomery: Renaissance Girl, Ghost Ally and Modern Day Marvel | 12:00-1:00pm | Nina Haggerty Gallery (9225 118 Ave)

From the Sterling-award winning Promise Productions comes the world premiere story of a good kid living with Oppositional Defiance Disorder and a doll that’s (probably) not haunted. For school aged kids and their loved ones.

The Key of She | 1-3pm | The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse (9351 118 Ave)
Jessica Heine, Karimah and Kate Blechinger share their inspiring talents in our festival song circle.

The Mommy Monologues | 1:30-3:30pm | Cabaret Theatre, Alberta Avenue Community League (9210 118 Ave)
SkirtsAfire is proud to present The Mommy Monologues as our Main Stage production that breaks the stereotype of our idea of mothers; a window into the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary situations, not so different from our own.

Peep Show! | 7:30-9pm | Nina Haggerty Gallery (9225 118 Ave)
A staged reading of new plays coordinated and dramaturged by Tracy Carroll to satisfy your passion for new work and catch a glimpse of the Edmonton Theatre scene’s next hottest thing! Sunday’s Peep Show features Unsuspicious by Maria Colonescu, with Liana Shannon, April Banigan and Twilla McLeod.

Entry to all events and performances is by donation unless otherwise stated. For more information on the SkirtsAfire herArts Festival, please visit skirtsafire.com

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