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Opening Ceremonies & A-Line Variety Show

February 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Jo-Ann Rauschenberger, The A-Line Variety Show 2018. Photo by April MacDonald Killins.

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our 12th annual festival at our newest venue! Grab a drink, hear from our city’s supporters, and enjoy music by DJ Kena León. Then enjoy our A-Line Variety Show featuring an all-star line up of fabulous femme artists here to shake things up!

      February 29 @ 7:00pm

Walterdale Theatre
10322 83rd Ave NW

Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for student/seniors (plus applicable fees), 10 Pay-What-You-Can tickets are available. Purchase your tickets here!

Tickets at the door will be subject to availability. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance!

Festival passes
 available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass!


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Caroline Stokes, Emcee

Kena León

Artist Adopted by Fruit Loop

Jo-Ann Rauschenberger

Ivonna Fox

Lorin Eleanore

Althea Cunningham

Anna Pratch


Riya Mittal (Usha Kala Niketan)

Rabbits Three Cultural Connections

Lilith Fair Revival Band


Roberta Staszuk
of the Flying Foxes Aerial Collective

Louise Casemore

Artist Adopted by

Excerpt from The Swearing Jar by Kate Hewlett

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February 29
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Walterdale Theatre
10322 83 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5C3 Canada
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