That’s a Thing?! Live Podcast: The Internet is my GSA

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Tickets by donation at the door Be part of a live recording of That’s A Thing?!, a podcast in which Elizabeth, a teen, explains her media to Karen, her mom. They will explore how the internet has created a supportive and informative space for LGBTQ+ youth, notwithstanding the trollish toxicity we all seem to be swimming in online. Featuring interviews … Read More

The Key of She at the Carrot

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Tickets by donation at the door Head over to the neighbourhood’s coziest cafe and enjoy our six singer-songwriters as they share their inspiring talents over two days in our festival song circle. SATURDAY, MARCH 16 | 1:00 – 3:00PM Lana Gilday Lana Gilday is a mother and musician. For 15 years she has worked as a palliative care nurse, and weaves … Read More

Late Night Dance Party

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Tickets by donation at the door Co-hosted by Fruit Loop, and following a performance of Poly Queer Love Ballad on March 16th at 8:30pm, this incredible dance party starts at 10:00pm and will feature special performances and music by DJ HaHa! Hosted by Fitzgerald Bitchwilliam III Fitzy has been dazzling audiences for as long as he can remember. Known for his killer … Read More

She Speaks

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She Speaks is a short film that will be presented in the front lounge of our Cabaret Theatre on select dates before our MainStage plays! March 7 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm March 14 | 8:00pm – 9:00pm March 15 |  6:30pm – 7:30pm March 16 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm She Speaks is a short documentary by Shreela Chakrabartty, Michelle Todd and Nadien … Read More

The Key of She at Otto

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Head over to the neighbourhood’s hottest new restaurant for some delicious food, craft beer, and live music. Be sure to get there early to secure a spot, Otto fills up fast!  Saturday, March 9 | 5:30 – 6:30pm Amy Nelson A songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. I want to create music that exists to confront and celebrate what it means to be a part … Read More

Peep Show!

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Tickets by donation at the door A tease of new plays Satisfy your passion for new work and catch a preview of two plays by local women playwrights. These works are presented in partnership with the Alberta Playwrights’ Network and dramaturged and directed by Tracy Carroll*. Our selected playwrights for 2019 are Ashleigh Hicks and Lebogang Disele. They received a cash … Read More

Skirt Design Gallery

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Tickets by donation at the door March 7-17 | During Festival Events March 16 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm Six designers compete to create the official skirt of SkirtsAfire 2019! Skirts are judged on creativity and use of materials. Skirts must be constructed only of found materials, and must be wearable. Take a closer look at these stunning designs in our … Read More

A Place For Prose

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Literary Readings A Place for Prose is a house salon started in 2008 by Astrid Blodgett and Audrey Whitson. Along with nearly 2 dozen visual artists, the salon has hosted 71 writers from Edmonton and area and as far away as Drumheller, Indian Head, Calgary, and Prince George. The March 2019 salon, held in conjunction with SkirtsAfire, will celebrate three … Read More