August 23rd, 2017

Local Entertainment

Eye on the Esplanade: Wedding seasonat the Esplanade

By Medicine Hat News on August 11th, 2017

Each season has its own attributes and summer, at the Esplanade, is the time of year for weddings. The Terrace is the jewel of the venue — a warm-weather favourite, with a spectacular view. Many wedding ceremonies take advantage of this outdoor rooftop space. Every wedding is different. From exquisite-traditional to way-out unique, we have ... Read More »

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Etheridge brings a little bit of soul and the hits next week

By Medicine Hat News on August 10th, 2017

Stan Ashbee Special to the News Melissa Etheridge is looking forward to her upcoming show Aug. 14 at the Esplanade. “We’re going to be singing, hollering and playing the hits and rockin’ out. That’s usually the plan,” she said. There’s also a little bit of soul on tap in support of her latest album, “MEmphis ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: Mexican band touring in Western Canada definitely worth seeing

By Medicine Hat News on August 10th, 2017

It’s been a hot summer — temps above 30 C have been the norm, not the exception. So this is maybe not the best idea I ever had: I’m taking some vacation days down near the equator … the even hotter (and far more humid) Costa Rica. Part of the reason is my friend just ... Read More »

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After Dark Aug.10-16

By Medicine Hat News on August 10th, 2017

THURSDAY – Karaoke, Oly’s Alehouse and Eatery, Johnny with Dynamite Sound, win a $100 gift certificate, 9 p.m., 403-548-6597 – Live jam, Cecil Hotel, 9 p.m. – Ride the Mechanical Bull, Ralph’s Texas Bar and Steakhouse, 9 p.m. – Top 40 DJ music with Renn Davies, Temptation Night Club, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. – Intimate with ... Read More »

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Two performances of ‘Dream Catchers’ in region this week

By Medicine Hat News on August 9th, 2017

Medicine Hat News An inspirational musical is making its way around Alberta this week, making a pair of stops in the southeast corner of the province. “The Dream Chatchers” musical will “will take you on a quest to find hope for the future and dares you to believe that no dream is too small,” reads ... Read More »

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Pro wrestling returns to the Hat

By Medicine Hat News on August 4th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Expect headlocks, bodyslams, clotheslines and one “Russian Nightmare” in Medicine Hat on Aug. 11. Canadian Wrestling Elite is coming to the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede on its Nightmare on Elite Street Tour and bringing the stars of today, tomorrow and yesterday. “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff, an NWA and WCW star ... Read More »

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Library Chat: Judging from ‘hold’ list, adult fiction books most popular

By Medicine Hat News on August 4th, 2017

The Edmonton Journal recently ran an article which listed the top book holds placed across Edmonton Public Library’s (EPL) different branches. If you are interested you can find the article using Pressreader, our online worldwide, multilingual, newspaper resource. Pressreader provides thousands of daily newspapers in addition to a 30-day archive. You can log on from ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: Being a tortured artist shouldn’t validate one’s work

By Medicine Hat News on August 3rd, 2017

Being a tortured artist should not validate one’s work. There. I said it. Over the past couple of years, rock fans have lived through Prince overdosing on drugs, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden hanging himself and most recently, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington meeting a similar fate. Depression is a serious issue and no part of this ... Read More »

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Hunter Semrau headed to the national stage

By Chris Brown on August 3rd, 2017

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Local theatre watchers already know the name Hunter Semrau. By the end of next week national theatre watchers might too. Semrau, 18, is off to Ottawa soon to compete at the Canadian National Music Festival. It will be the culmination of eight months of work that has seen Semrau win the Medicine Hat ... Read More »

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After Dark August 3-9

By Medicine Hat News on August 3rd, 2017

Note: Some listings may be cancelled due to the August long weekend. Check with the establishment. THURSDAY – Karaoke, Oly’s Alehouse and Eatery, Johnny with Dynamite Sound, win a $100 gift certificate, 9 p.m., 403-548-6597 – Live jam, Cecil Hotel, 9 p.m. – Ride the Mechanical Bull, Ralph’s Texas Bar and Steakhouse, 9 p.m. – ... Read More »

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