December 16th, 2017

Local Entertainment

Hits, holiday faves from Jann Arden on Saturday

By Medicine Hat News on December 8th, 2017

Medicine Hat News If the lack of snow is keeping you from getting into the Christmas spirit maybe A Jann Arden Christmas can help. The Canadian singer, songwriter, broadcaster and author brings her holiday stylings and her biggest hits to the Canalta Centre on Saturday. In 2015 Arden released her first-ever Christmas album. “A Jann ... Read More »

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Rock Ramblings: Pre-Christmas holidaying on the beautiful island

By Medicine Hat News on December 7th, 2017

As our promo guru, Amber, wrote in this space last week about preparing for Christmas with her favourite holiday-themed movies; I had a very different pre-festive season experience. I was hearing “Holly Jolly Christmas” and “Winter Wonderland” over the buffet speakers while eating breakfast dumplings and custard buns in Kaohsiung, Taiwan! Mind you, that was ... Read More »

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Time after time: Outerbridge Clockwork Mysteries at the Esplanade Friday

By Chris Brown on December 7th, 2017

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Time is literally of the essence for Ted Outerbridge. The Canadian illusionist has been performing professionally for 35 years and has been hailed as the most successful professional magician in Canada. He and his partner on and off stage, Marion, will perform Clockwork Mysteries show at the Esplanade on Friday at 8 p.m. ... Read More »

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MHSPA presents Christmas Extravaganza on Sunday

By Medicine Hat News on December 7th, 2017

Medicine Hat News They can sing, they can dance, they can act and they’re going to put on a heckuva show. The Medicine Hat School of Performing Arts presents Christmas Extravaganza 2017 on Sunday afternoon. The Esplanade website says the 2 p.m. show is “guaranteed to put the warm and fuzzies into the holidays.” As ... Read More »

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After Dark Dec. 7-13

By Medicine Hat News on December 7th, 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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Esplanade Lobby Series continues tonight

By Medicine Hat News on December 6th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Esplanade’s Lobby Series continues tonight with a royal performance. William Prince, a singer-songwriter from the Peguis First Nation, is the second of five shows in the series. Prince won the aboriginal songwriter of the year award at the 2014 Indigenous Music Awards and has been a nominee at the Canadian Folk ... Read More »

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Freedom Singers at Fellowship Christmas Banquet on Thursday

By Medicine Hat News on December 5th, 2017

Medicine Hat News It’s a story most musical groups couldn’t even imagine. Simon Ivascu, Steven Ivascu and Wesley Pop fled Romania as teenagers after deciding they could not follow through with that country’s mandatory army service due to their strong faith and the restriction on freedom of worship in the army. Simon Ivascu and Pop ... Read More »

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Art therapy helps Hatter with cerebral palsy be himself

By Medicine Hat News on December 2nd, 2017

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown A creative mind will often seek relaxation in the process of making art. For Rylan Stein it’s about much more. Stein, who lives with cerebral palsy, is an art therapy student of Heidi Willmer. Using materials and mediums specifically chosen for him, Stein is focused on improving his overall well-being. “Because he has ... Read More »

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Hat High presents a world of pure imagination with ‘Willy Wonka’

By Chris Brown on December 1st, 2017

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Medicine Hat High School has a sweet show coming up this month. The school kicks off its 2017/18 drama season with “Willy Wonka,” opening Dec. 8 and closing Dec. 17 after eight shows. The sizable cast and crew has been hard at work for weeks and has become a close group. “We’re very ... Read More »

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Mahoney loves their ‘and Friends’ show

By Chris Brown on December 1st, 2017

cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown It’s the most wonderful time of the year and that means it’s also Mahoney time. The popular Medicine Hat duo of Trent Roset and Ryan Massini are back at the Esplanade on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with their annual Mahoney and Friends show. The show gathers some of Medicine Hat’s favourite bands to ... Read More »

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