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Magazines | Tourism & Travel 2011-02-28 13:49:45
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    PUBLICATION AGREEMENT #40020277 SPRING TIMELY INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLERS // www.where.ca INTO FASHION WESTERN CANADA FASHION WEEK STRUTS THROUGH RIVER CITY HIGH-END HOTEL DINING ZINC WINS BEST NEW RESTAURANT 2010 AWARD LOCAL JEWELRY BOUTIQUES ECO EDMONTON: WHERE TO SHOP AND PLAY Y DINING | SHOPPING | ART + ANTIQUES | ENTERTAINMENT | MAPS EDMONTON MARCH/APRIL 2011 COMPLIMENTARY COPY

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    4 where.ca // MARCH/APRIL 2011

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    PHOTO COURTESY OF MISS BOSS CONTENTS March/April 2011 YOUR TRAVELLING COMPANION SINCE 1936 THE GUIDE Y ART+ANTIQUES PAGES 19-23 >> Explore the world of Narnia at TELUS World of Science Y ENTERTAINMENT PAGES 24-27 >> Shen Yun Performing Arts Enchants Edmonton Y SHOPPING PAGES 28-36 >> Indulge in a luxury Rolex from Gemoro Goldsmith Y DINING PAGES 37-53 >> Dadeo adds some Cajun flare to your dining experience Y ESSENTIALS PAGES 54-56 >> And the award for Best New Restaurant of 2010 goes to... Zinc! Y ACCOMMODATIONS & MAPS PAGES 57-61 ON THE COVER: Western Canada Fashion Week. Photo courtesy of Western Canada Fashion Week, makeup and concept by James Kershaw, photography by Ernest with studio-e.ca ELSEWHERE: 14 FEATURES 12 HOTEL CUISINE Experience innovative and inspired cuisine at some of the city's most celebrated hotel dining rooms. 14 ADORN YOURSELF Edmonton's locally owned jewelry boutiques offer a unique and eclectic shopping experience to fit your budget and your style. 16 GREEN DESTINATION "It's a green scene that's bound to catch the attention of any urban explorer," says writer Laura Severs. Edmonton impresses with its many eco offerings. 18 STRUT YOUR STUFF Western Canada Fashion Week is set to liven up the city with a week of runways, art, design and celebrations. Unique jewelry finds at accessory boutique, Miss Boss ALSO INSIDE 7 EDITOR'S NOTE 8 HOT DATES 11 YOU ARE HERE 62 30 THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT EDMONTON WHERE is an inter national network of magazines first published in 1936 expressly for visitors, and distributed in more than 3,500 leading hotels in the cities of: Canada: Calgary, Canadian Rockies, Edmonton, Halifax, Mississauga, Muskoka/Parry Sound, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Winnipeg United States: Alaska & Yukon, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Jacksonsonville, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, Minneapolis/ St. Paul, New Orleans, New York, Northern Virginia, Oahu, Orange County, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix/Scottsdale, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Washington, DC. Europe: Budapest, London, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Rome, St. Petersburg Asia: Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore MARCH/APRIL 2011 // where.ca 5

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    6 where.ca // MARCH/APRIL 2011 EDITOR Leanne Stone LISTINGS COORDINATOR Courtney Naccarato CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Leanne Stone, Jan Hostyn, Courtney Naccarato, Laura Severs ART DIRECTOR Clara Cheung GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Rost Koval, Zuzana Benesova TRAFFIC COORDINATOR Cheryl Lindquist PUBLISHER R.H. (Rob) Tanner ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Gerry Leibel, Doug Stirrett INTERNET MANAGER Mike Treloar CUSTOMER RELATIONS MANAGER Marie Tanner OPERATIONS MANAGER Dean Langille CIRCULATION Kendra Mah ACCOUNTING ADMINISTRATOR Fossina Crytes WHERE EDMONTON MAGAZINE Tanner Young Publishing Group #1 9301 - 50 Street Edmonton, Alberta Canada T6B 2L5 PHONE: 780.465.3362 FAX: 780.448.0424 EMAIL: editor@whereedmonton.com WEBSITE: www.where.ca/edmonton WHERE CANADA VICE PRESIDENT & GROUP PUBLISHER Sharon McAuley NATIONAL SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER Wendy Silva PHONE: 416-955-4985 WHERE.CA EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Gary Campbell INTERACTIVE SALES DIRECTOR Scott Atkinson PHONE: 416-955-4950 EMAIL: satkinson@where.ca WHERE Edmonton makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information it publishes, but cannot be held responsible for any consequences arising from errors or omissions. Tanner Young Publishing Group is pleased to be a member of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, the Edmonton Tourism, Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway Association. This magazine is a proud member of the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, abiding by the standards of the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors. Visit www.albertamagazines.com. Subscription in Canada $24.00 plus GST for one year (6 issues), add $12 per year outside of Canada. Single copies $5 plus GST. Publications Mail Agreement No. 40020277 Please return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: WHERE EDMONTON MAGAZINE #1, 9301-50 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2L5 E-mail: frontdesk@tanneryoung.com Printed in Canada by Transcontinental LGM Coronet At Tanner Young Publishing Group, we value your privacy. For our complete privacy policy go to www.tanneryoung.com/privacy or call us at 1.800.943.7336 All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part strictly prohibited. WHERE Edmonton is a part of the WHERE Canada network. Where is a registered trademark of St. Joseph Media, a division of 1772887 Ontario Ltd., used under license.

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    PHOTO COURTESY OF WHERE A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR SPRINGTIME IN THE CITY As we move into a fresh new season, we look forward to shedding those extra layers of clothing, enjoying more time outside and exploring the city in springtime. First off, Edmonton's fashion scene is sizzling with the return of Western Canada Fashion Week, which hits the local runways on March 24th. Our resident writer, Courtney Naccarato has the scoop on what to see and where to be seen during this stylin' week-long event. In light of fashion week, we've also highlighted for you some of the city's most intriguing jewelry boutiques where you're bound to find a one-of-a-kind gem that will not only complement your individual style, but also your budget, no matter how big or small. Spring in Edmonton also means celebrating Earth Day. Do your part for the environment and partake in some green shopping, dining and playing! Our city boasts countless eco-friendly options, including a fabulous mix of retail shops, restaurants, attractions and activities to choose from. Features writer, Laura Severs offers a glimpse into a number of these places for you to visit. And to please your palate, our high-class hotel dining feature showcases a handful of some of the city's most innovative eateries that are open to everyone - not just hotel guests. Food writer, Jan Hostyn has managed to narrow down the impressive list of hotel dining rooms to give you a tantalizing teaser of these culinary treasures. To round it all off, we've got the best in springtime entertainment, art, shopping and much more for you to discover while you're out and about. Enjoy! - LEANNE STONE, Editor MARCH/APRIL 2011 // where.ca 7

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    HOT DATES 8 where.ca // MARCH/APRIL 2011 >> BY LEANNE STONE SHEN YUN MARCH 24-26 The spellbinding Shen Yun Performing Arts captures the beauty and grandeur of Chinese dance and music through the ages. The 100 performers of Shen Yun enchant audiences through weaving together the myths, legends, courage and virtues of 5000 years of Chinese culture. The performance dazzles with exquisite choreography, costumes and backdrops and an orchestra that fuses Chinese and Western instruments and sounds. Jubilee Auditorium, $67.15-$207.15; call 780-451-8000 for tickets. HUNCHBACK MARCH 5-27 The Citadel commissions another of the city's celebrated theatre venues, the Catalyst Theatre, for the production of Hunchback. The award-winning team at the Catalyst re-creates Victor Hugo's famous novel about the Notre-Dame Cathedral's deformed bell-ringer Quasimodo, the beautiful gypsy dancer Esmeralda, and the tortured priest who must battle his demons and desires. Citadel Theatre, $52- $77 (adult) $42-$77 (senior/student); call 780-425-1820 for tickets. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CITADEL THEATRE AND SHEN YUN PERFORMING ARTS

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    PHOTOS COURTESY OF LIVE NATION, WINSPEAR CENTRE, DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, WESTERN CANADA FASHION WEEK, THEATRE NETWORK MARKETING SARAH MCLACHLAN MARCH 4 With multiple awards under her belt, including three Grammys and eight Junos, it's no wonder this Canadian singer-songwriter has sold over 40 million albums worldwide. McLachlan's mezzo-soprano vocal range and emotional ballads have made her an internationally celebrated artist. Jubilee Auditorium, $62.65-$102.65; call 780-451-8000 for tickets. DOWNTOWN DINING WEEK MARCH 4-13 Discover a new dining experience as this epicurean fest celebrates the city's most fabulous food in a variety of eateries throughout the vibrant downtown core. Diners are set to savour delectable fare from an array of custom lunch and dinner menus from participating restaurants. Various locations, Price points from $15-$50 per person; call 780- 780-424-4085 for more information. WESTERN CANADA FASHION WEEK MARCH 24-31 Celebrating its 12 th season, this must-see fashion event is Alberta's longest running Fashion Week. The event showcases some of the most talented local, national and international designers and melds a fascinating display of design, art and music. This week-long fashion affair generates more publicity than any other provincial fashion event. TransAlta Arts Barns, $20 (single tickets) $85 (weekly pass); call 780-420-1757 for tickets. CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S THE GOLD RUSH MARCH 3 Silent film meets live classical music as conductor William Eddins leads the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in an unforgettable evening of laughs and entertainment. The ESO happily performs the original score of the iconic Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush, while the film is projected on stage for all to enjoy. Francis Winspear Centre, $25-76; call 780-428-1414 for tickets. DOG: A 1950'S HOMELIFE NIGHTMARE MARCH 17-27 A happily-married couple are content with life until a miscarriage catapults them into a world of sadness. Soon after their loss, a mysterious stray dog enters their lives. What ensues is the discovery of lies, betrayals and the invention of the world's most effective anti-depressant. Roxy Theatre, $21-26 (adult) $16 (senior/ student); call 780-453-2440 for tickets. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 MARCH DANNY MICHEL MAR 3 This Canadian artist and Juno award nominee brings his amazing indie rock sounds to the Myer Horowitz Theatre (pg 26). AN EVENING WITH UNCLE VAL MAR 3-13 A play about a retired fisherman who, when displaced from his outport home, must learn how to integrate into city life (pg 26). TORONTO DANCE THEATRE MAR 11-12 This performance explores the definition of desire and the space between the lover and beloved (pg 25). SHRINE CIRCUS MAR 11-13 The 63 rd annual Al Shamal Shrine Circus rolls into town with a colourful three-ring circus of clowns, acrobats and animals (pg 26). DON'T EAT THE YELLOW SNOW MAR 15 The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra along with Ed Mann, the most recorded musician in the Frank Zappa catalogue, celebrate Zappa with a night dedicated to his finest music (pg 26). THE IRISH DESCENDANTS MAR 18 Having sold over half a million albums, these Juno award-winners delight audiences with their traditional ballads and high-energy tunes (pg 26). ACOUSTIC AFRICA MAR 29 Best-selling African artists Habib Koite, Oliver Mtukudzi and Afel Bocoum showcase the richness of traditional African guitar and music (pg 26). MARCH/APRIL 2011 // where.ca 9

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    APRIL 1 J.S BACH: ST. MATTHEW'S PASSION 2 APR 10 Leonard Ratzlaff leads the Richard Eaton Singers, 3 the Alberta Baroque Ensemble and the 4 Cantilon Chamber Choir in a beautiful 5 expression of Bach's St. Matthew's Passion 6 (pg 26). 7 DESTROYER APR 15 Fronted by singer-songwriter 8 Daniel Bejar, this indie rock band from 9 Vancouver selfdescribes its style as 10 "European Blues" (pg 26). 11 SPRING GALLERY WALK APR 16-17 This event offers a chance to stroll Edmonton's artsy 124 street and visit a variety of art exhibitions along the way (pg 23). LOVE ACCORDING TO JOHN APR 21-23 Celebrating its 40th year, this annual Easter favourite re-enacts the bible story of Jesus Christ's ministry and death (pg 27). EDMONTON POETRY FESTIVAL APR 25-MAY 2 This week-long festival is dedicated to all facets of poetry. Readings, workshops and gatherings are held in various downtown venues (pg 25). INTO THE WOODS APR 27-30 This award-winning Broadway hit, based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, follows your favourite characters as they seek out "happily ever after" endings (pg 25). 10 where.ca // MARCH/APRIL 2011 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 THE THREE MUSKETEERS APRIL 2-24 Tom Wood, one of the nation's leading adapters of classic stories, wows audiences again with his adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' epic tale. Experience the action as the group of swashbucklers embark on a courageous adventure filled with duelling, treason, passion and above all, friendship. Citadel Theatre, $52-77 (adult) $42-77 (senior/student); call 780-425- 1820 for tickets. RIVERDANCE APRIL 26-30 Broadway Across Canada presents an enthralling performance that has garnered international acclaim for its celebration of Irish music, song and dance. Showcasing the evolution, richness and magic of Irish dance and its influences on other cultures, this widely anticipated event is not to be missed. Jubilee Auditorium, $72.65- $93.80; call 780-451-8000 for tickets. JOHN MELLENCAMP APRIL 15-16 This award-winning American singer-songwriter brings his No Better Than This tour to Edmonton for two nights. The intimate theatre-style stage performances will showcase a diverse musical set of Mellencamp's 30+ year music career. Jubilee Auditorium, $57.40-$147.90; call 780-451-8000 for tickets. VIDEO GAMES LIVE APRIL 18 This interactive musical experience will entertain gamers of all ages. On the Jubilee stage, top orchestras and choirs perform the very best of video game music alongside an amazing showcase of exclusive video footage, live action and solo performances and one-of-a-kind interactive segments. Audiences can look forward to musical arrangements from top games like Warcraft, Halo, Zelda, Final Fantasy and Shadow of the Colossus to name a few. Jubilee Auditorium, $46.90-$81.40; call 780-451-8000 for tickets. EDMONTON OPERA PRESENTS: TOSCA APRIL 9-14 The beautiful and strong-willed Tosca must choose to surrender to Rome's Chief of Police if she wants to save the man she loves. Her struggle creates a battle of politics and ideals and a whirlwind of beauty and betrayal. This Edmonton Opera production of Puccini's masterpiece is sung in Italian with English supertitles. Jubilee Auditorium, $48.50-$163.50; call 780-451- 8000 for tickets. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CITADEL THEATRE, MARK CORNELISON, THE EDMONTON OPERA, VIDEO GAMES LIVE, BOTTOM LINE PRODUCTIONS

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