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WEEKENDER: A return to the Ice Age, Stiff Quickies, a sequined celebration of Elton John, and five other ways to keep this weekend interesting

ARIANE MOFFAT WITH SPECIAL GUEST FANNY BLOOM
Singer-songwriter Ariane Moffatt has said that her goal as a musician is to “master the essence of each kind of groove.” Her live performances realize this goal, showcasing her seemingly effortless combination of electro, pop, soul, and rock. Featuring fellow Québécois singer-songwriter Fanny Bloom, this musical evening of French and English songs will enchant all audiences. From $25. Thursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. National Arts Centre, NAC Theatre, 53 Elgin St., www.nac-cna.ca.

Love Lies Bleeding, presented by The Alberta Ballet Company, is loosely based on the life of Sir Elton John. Photo by J.J. Thompson

ALBERTA BALLET: LOVE LIES BLEEDING
Explore the trials, victories, and sacrifices of achieving super stardom set to 14 classic songs from the man who has been called “The Liberace of Rock ’n’ Roll.” This ballet-sequined spectacle from The Alberta Ballet, loosely based on the life of Sir Elton John, celebrates the fact that he’s still standing despite the hardships of the industry. From $45. Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m. National Arts Centre, Southam Hall, 53 Elgin St., www.nac-cna.ca.

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