By Jon Roe
1. Don’t Think at Commonwealth Bar and Stage (Tuesday, Aug. 28)
Definitely not for the light-sensitive among us, Don’t Think is a concert movie that shows off the high-powered light show of The Chemical Brothers.
2. Keep Sweet: A Polygamy Musical at The Auburn Saloon (Tuesday, Aug. 28 and Wednesday, Aug. 29)
A staged reading of Alice Nelson’s (who we profiled in June) new tragi-comedy inspired by true stories of polygamy sects across North America.
3. The New Alberta Contemporaries at the Esker Foundation (Until Wednesday, Aug. 29)
You have only three days left to check out the very first exhibition at this cool new gallery in Inglewood. Featuring a wide spectrum of artists including Jennifer Akkermans, Carolyn Bailey, Daniel J. Kirk, Edith Krause, Patrick J. Reed, Michelle Yong and many, many more.
4. Blind Date at Loose Moose Theatre (Wednesday, Aug. 29 to Saturday, Sept. 1)
This week Rebecca Northan’s brother Jamie tries his hand at the show that has impressed across the country and in New York. Ladies, if you want to jump up onto the Blind Date stage, this’ll be your only chance as Christy Bruce takes over in week two of Blind Date’s three-week run at Loose Moose and Rebecca Northan returns to the stage for the final week.
5. Pride Film Night at Quickdraw Animation Society/Emmedia Screening Room and Fairy Tales, 202, 351 11th Ave S.W. (Thursday, Aug. 30)
The annual Pride Film Night screening by Fairy Tales presents Leave It On The Floor, the musical story of a man who is kicked out by his mom after she finds out he’s gay and is then caught up in the underground world of drag-queen balls. The film has a couple of Beyonce connections: the music is by her music director Kim Burse and the choreography is by her dance master Frank Gatson Jr.