June 5, Winspear Centre, winspear.com
How well do you know the Beatles?
Which Beatle married a woman he met while filming the 1964 film, A Hard Day’s Night?
Which Beatles song contains the lyrics: Semolina Pilchard climbing up the Eiffel Tower. Elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna”?
Which three figures were removed from the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover before it was released?
Scroll to the very bottom for answers.
July 20–22, City Centre Airport, edmontonindy.com
We asked 28-year-old English driver Mike Conway for Indy trivia, and he had a few seconds between races to give us some numbers:
Average Speed of an Indy Car:
At Indy, about 334 km/h
Lifespan of an Engine:
Speed of his pit crew’s tire change:
0 to 60 in under 3 seconds
Weight of a racecar:
August 9-12, Gallagher Park, edmontonfolkfest.org
By the Numbers:
1980 — Year the festival started
2 million — Number of festival-goers since in 1980
1,800 — Number of performers since the festival started
$2 million — Annually spent on performers
2,200 — Number of volunteers who help per year
2 hours — How fast its four-day passes sold out in 2011
August 10–12, 108 Street and 103 Avenue, cariwestfestival.com
Facts about the Caribbean
Grenada is known as “Spice Island,” with more spices per square kilometre than anywhere else on the planet.
Reefs in the Caribbean are 10 to 15 million years old, which makes them young when compared to the Pacific’s 60- to 70-million-year-old reefs.
Forget drive-thru theatres, restaurants and zoos; St. Lucia has a drive-thru volcano attraction.
August 4-6, Hawrelak Park, heritage-festival.com
1. The necktie was invented in this country, where it is known as a “cravat."
2. This country is home to “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch,” one of the world’s longest town names, with 58 letters.
3. With a 979-metre drop, the world’s largest uninterrupted waterfall is located in this country.
Beatles Triva Answers: 1) George Harrison. He met and married Pattie Boyd; 2) “I Am the Walrus”; 3). Adolf Hitler, Mahatma Gandhi and Jesus Christ
Heritage Festival Answers: 1. What is Croatia? 2. What is Wales? 3. What is Venezuela?