1. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at MacHall, U of C (Monday, Sept. 17)
The folk mega-band puts on a great show. They’re touring to support their new album, Here, the follow-up to their fantastic debut, Up from Below.
2. Rich Aucoin at the HiFi Club (Tuesday, Sept. 18)
Last time Rich Aucoin was in town, he was very sick and barely made it through his set. Still, the fear of germs did not stop people from jumping under the parachute he brings with him to every show (see the video above). This is probably the most fun you can have on a Tuesday night.
3. 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests at Theatre Junction Grand (Starting Wednesday, Sept. 19)
Andy Warhol filmed over 500 people who walked through his Factory during a two-year period in the middle of the ’60s. Of course, since it was Warhol, the film subjects included some significant cultural figures of the time. Dean Wareham, who set 13 of these screen tests to music for the interactive show, sat down with Swerve for an interview , published in Friday’s magazine.
4. Marcello di Cintio launches Walls: Travels Along the Barricades outside of Crown Surplus (Thursday, Sept. 20)
The regular Swerve contributor (check out his cover story about the Calgary Italian Bakery from May) launches his new book all about the world’s most disputed edges.
5. Hamlet at Vertigo Studio Theatre (Starting Thursday, Sept. 20)
We truly live in the era of YouTube when books and theatre shows have preview trailers. The Shakespeare Company presents Hamlet starting this week.
Honourable mentions: Hey Ocean plays Wednesday, Sept. 19, and Jon and Roy plays Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Republik; The Calgary Public Library announces the title for this year’s One Book, One Calgary city-wide book club on Wednesday, Sept. 19; The Calgary International Film Fest kicks off with a gala presentation of Midnight’s Children by Deepa Mehta on Thursday, Sept. 20; Library Voices at the Gateway on Thursday, Sept. 20.