All posts by Thomas Scott

Thomas Scott was born and raised in Vancouver where he was given a rich experience in the arts thanks to his parents who are both visual artists. He attended Glendon College, York University, and finished a general arts degree. During this time Thomas became an ardent promoter of the electronic music scene in Southern Ontario and was a special events producer and d.j. for over a decade. After going back to University to complete an Honours Degree and Masters in Drama at Guelph University, 2004, Thomas worked freelance as an arts management consultant in New York City and Toronto. In 2006, Thomas moved to Edmonton to take the position as Program Director for Fringe Theatre Adventures for six years. Currently he is working as a professional dj in Edmonton and is an arts and entertainment advocate and promoter. Thomas produces special events as well as The Culture Collective, a music, film and performing arts variety show, with his partner Kris Harvey that focuses on showcasing the very best in emerging talent. Thomas also volunteers his time as Co-Chair with artsScene Edmonton.

Camp FYre Fly Pride Gala Fundraiser @ The Royal Alberta Museum June 8, 2019

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The University of Alberta, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services, Camp fYrefly in partnership with Neil Salsbury and RBC Dominion Securities request the honor of your company at the Met Gala on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Royal Alberta Museum. 

Camp: kaemp/noun: a style or mode of personal or creative expression that is absurdly exaggerated and often fuses elements of high and popular culture. 

Guests are asked to dress in the theme of camp and will be treated to a night of high fashion, hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and a private performance by one of Canada’s best-selling artists, JANN ARDEN.

All proceeds from this event will be in support of Camp fYrefly. There are limited tickets. Tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis. 

Tickets are $300.

For inquiries please call 780-492-8956 or visit ismss@ualberta.ca 

Inspiration

Every year the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in NYC announces the theme for their famed gala. In the past, these varied themes have ranged from Heavenly Bodies to Punk, the age of Napoleon to Jacqueline Kennedy, Cubism to the Manchu Dragon. Some years have focused directly on iconic designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Chanel, Versace and Alexander McQueen.  

This year the NYC Met Gala is hosted on May 6th and the theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion. The Metropolitan Museum will have a corresponding exhibit running from May 9-Sept 9, 2019.

Edmonton Pride Community Street Festival June 8, 2019

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Join us Saturday June 8 from noon on as we celebrate Edmonton Pride 2019! TICKETS NOW ONLY AT GATES

In the Kiss 91.7 Family Fun Zone, enjoy tasty treats as well as face painting from the ISCWR, a roving magician, photo ops with Incredible queens, and a Bouncy Castle.

Adults, head on into the beer garden, with multiple DJs and over a dozen local entertainers on the Sonic 102.9 Main Stage, including Drag Race All Star Yara Sofia. Tequila Mockingbird hosts a star studded spectacular line up, with shows at approximately 2:30 and 4:30.

Sponsors Kiss, Sonic, Fido, Evolution, Banff Ice Summit, Red Bull, Strong Coffee Marketing, and BDO have joined together to give this incredible outdoors event something for everyone. Enjoy local craft breweries Yellowhead, Blindman, Analog, Freehold, and Dandy, as well as Blackfly products, and of course, Banff Ice Summit vodka and Sauza Tequila.

The family fun area runs from 12 – 9. Last call in the beer garden is 10pm.

Gate profits from this event go directly to helping local LGBTQ groups such as the ISCWR, FAB, EMHC, Shades of Colour, and HIV Edmonton.

And don’t worry – there will be an announcement in both dance areas when it’s time to get in line for Evolution’s Solid Gold Party (separate tickets required) with DJ Reid Bourgeois and DJ Kitty Glitter.

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra – Prior & Pinot May 31, 2019

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With her stunning command of the violin, internationally renowned violinist Simone Porter will be performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Opus 19. The stunning concerto was once described as a “mixture of fairy-tale naïveté and daring savagery in lay-out and texture.” The finale will close off with 20th-century composer Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, Opus 14.

Toast the night with your complimentary drink and sweet sounds of strings.

Prior & Pinot is proudly sponsored by Sherbrooke Liquor

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Missing Middle City of Edmonton Infill Competition Awards May 29, 2019

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On May 29, 2019, the City of Edmonton announced the winners of its Missing Middle Infill Design Competition. Launched earlier this year, the design-build competition turned its gaze to medium-density (or ‘missing middle’) housing and how to make it both economically feasible and well designed to work in Edmonton. Increasing the city’s housing choices, particularly how to integrate more housing in the ‘missing middle’ range, is an important part of the City Plan — Edmonton’s future growth strategy for a city headed towards a metropolitan area of two million people.

Endorsed by The Alberta Association of Architects, the 2019 competition drew proposals from teams of architects and builders/developers from across Canada and abroad. Their task: design a ‘missing middle’ housing development on five City-owned parcels of land at the northeast corner of 112 Avenue and 106 Street in the Spruce Avenue neighbourhood. Their prize: the opportunity to purchase the site and build their winning design, subject to rezoning approval.

Click on the Canadian Architect  link to learn who the winners were.

A special edition of Nerd Nite #50 May 28, 2019

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Nerd Nite Edmonton made it to 50, everyone! 50 shows and 150 presentations. So they are celebrating the only way they know how: more nerdy content, with a few twists thrown in just for you!

Ticket-holders get to join us for:
* An exclusive pre-show reception with music by Urban Monks, drinks, and fiery science demos.
* Some Nerd Nite trivia hosted by Edmonton comedienne Elisia Snyder. We’re sourcing fabulous prizes for this one, so make sure you bring a fully-charged mobile device so you can play along.
* Elisia Snyder’s signature style of stand-up comedy, maybe with a nerdy twist!.
* And then: the main event. A homegrown Nerd Nite presenter we’re thrilled to have on our stage, and the host of A User’s Guide to Cheating Death on Netflix, Timothy Caulfield.

Full details at edmonton.nerdnite.com. Be there AND be square!

Dark Matters @ Telus World of Science May 16, 2019

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TELUS World of Science Edmonton presents DARK MATTERS Thursday May 16th, an 18+ event, where the science is served on the rocks & the adults come out to play…

The return of a DARK MATTERS fan favourite: GAME ON! Guests will battle it out for first place, test their strategy and hone skills. Not to mention, we’ll be exploring the math, technology, and physics behind everyone’s favourite games.

For tickets & information visit twose.ca/darkmatters

Presented by BioWare.

This is an 18+ event. You will be asked to show photo I.D.

https://telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca

Evolution Wonder Lounge – “Burlesque” An ISCWR Production May 10, 2019

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The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose presents: Burlesque!

The ISCWR is well known for producing some outstanding drag productions and this one is sure to be just as amazing!

Featuring: Vanity Fair, Divina Diefor, Morgen Fair, Carrie Du’Way, Ivy League, Davvid DragOn, Ferris Fair and many others!

You won’t want to miss this show!

2 nights only! May 10 and 11 at Evolution Wonderlounge! Catch this full length musical production while you can!

Doors: 7:30 PM
Show: 8:30 PM
Tickets: $20

All proceeds from this event with go to support the charities of the 43rd reign.

DJ Thomas Culture will play directly after the show.

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