5 Things To Do This Week: September 26 to 30

Film lovers, there's going to be a lot of tough choices this week.

Satisfy your inner daredevil with some jaw-dropping films

The most outrageous action and adventure-packed sports films from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival are coming to the Arden Theatre on September 29 for Radical Reels. See mountain sport athletes break barriers as jaw-dropping feats are captured on film — it’s like a crazy action movie in real life, no stunt doubles or CGI needed.

Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne St., St. Albert, 780-459-1542, ardentheatre.com

Indulge your love of film in short bursts

From September 26 to October 2, Edmontonians can watch one minute silent short films from around the world. The films will be making their way around the city, from LRT platform screens to big screens at the Edmonton Public Library branches to Zeidler Hall at the Citadel Theatre. If you just can’t squeeze a full length film into your busy schedule this week, or simply want to experience film in a new way, this is a can’t miss event.

Various locations, 780-429-1671, gottaminutefilmfestival.com

Check out a stunning production from Pilobolus Dance Theatre

The Alberta Ballet opens its 2016/2017 season on September 27 and 28 with the Canadian premiere ofShadowland, a production from the world-renowned Pilobolus Dance Theatre. The production is a fusion of dance and poetry and features multiple moving screens as well as an original score by David Poe.

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave., 780-427-2760, jubileeauditorium.com

Travel to Germany in spirit with Oktoberfest

Edmonton Oktoberfest, which takes place on September 30 and October 1, features both local craft brews as well as products from authentic Bavarian breweries. There will be a wide selection of beers and delicious foods to sample from, along with authentic Oktoberfest music, dancers, games and more.

Expo Centre at Northlands, 7515 118 Ave., 403-520-5433, albertabeerfestivals.com

Discover even more incredible films at Dreamspeakers

Dreamspeakers, one of the longest running international Indigenous film festivals, runs from September 23 to 28, and features films, workshops, panel discussions and community dialogues. Some of the films in the schedule include Angry Inuk, Gone With The River, and Journey Towards Reconciliation, and workshops include “The Tradition of Storytelling” with Elder Jerry Saddleback and more.

Metro Cinema, 8712 109 St., 780-425-9212, metrocinema.org


Source / Credit: AvenueEdmonton.Com

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