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Well, we're entering the homestretch of the year and of the theatre season. This is really the time of year when I want to sink back into the comforting familiarity of A Christmas Carol at the Citadel or Burning Bluebeard at The Roxy on Gateway. Both options are guaranteed to be great, but there are also a ton of events I'm excited to check out for the first time! And of course, the grounds at the Legislature (my favourite activity to do with my partner) are all lit up for the season. Let me know your favourite holiday traditions & events that you'll be checking out this year!

This will be my last newsletter for the next couple weeks, as I spend a little more time with friends and family. Enjoy the holiday season & talk to you in the new year!

Recommended this weekend

Burning Bluebeard. Photo credit Nanc Price.

Burning Bluebeard

It's back for the third year! Burning Bluebeard tells the tale of six singed clowns who emerge from the burnt remains of a theatre to perform their spectacular Christmas Pantomime. I saw Burning Bluebeard when Edmonton Actor's Theatre debuted it at The Roxy on Gateway two years ago, and am so excited it's back again! The show opens today and runs until December 23.
Shatter. Photo credit: Englandan C/lightspeck photography

Shatter

Walterdale's production of Shatter, which commemorates the 100-year anniversary since the Halifax Explosion, closes this Saturday. The play explores the aftermath of the tragedy through a mother, her daughter and a handsome soldier who has come into their lives. Check out my conversation with Director Josh Languedoc, and get your tickets before the show closes December 16.
A Christmas Carol

Holidays at the Park

Fort Edmonton Park is starting to become my go-to for fun ways to get into the holiday spirit. There's something for everyone at their Holidays at the Park series, which kicks off this weekend - from a Christmas Pantomine to breakfast with Santa to wagon rides.
Reading
I've never really considered myself a poetry person, but I've really been enjoying Rupi Kaur's "Milk and Honey". All about the well-oiled machine that kept the women who tried to report Weinstein silent. De-escalating arguments with your co-workers. 11 little ways to gauge your fitness - I like how this article includes strength, cardio, body composition, and flexibility. 

Listening
Tim Ferriss is my new obsession and this week I've been listening to an old interview of his with Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild), "How to Be Creative Like a Motherf*cker".

Watching
Miss Info (Minya Oh) talks about pioneering hip-hop journalism as one of the few Asian women working in the field.
  

Let's connect

Let me know what I missed, what you're doing this weekend, or what you think of this newsletter at any of the social handles below or at jennamarynowski@gmail.com.
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