1. Kill Bill 1 & 2 at The Plaza (Friday, Oct. 19)
See Parts 1 and 2 of Quentin Tarantino’s stylish orgy of violence, back to back. These films are definitely not family friendly.
2. Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival (Friday, Oct. 19 to Sunday, Oct. 21)
M:ST, in its sixth iteration, continues this weekend. You can double-dip M:ST with the Fluid Movement Arts Festival by heading down to the Riverwalk where containR will host Vile Fights by Les Fermières Obsédées. If the Montreal group’s portfolio video (above) is any indication, you’re in for a show.
3.Pride and Prejudice at Max Bell Theatre, Epcor Centre (Opening Friday, Oct. 19)
Large inheritances are hard to come by. If you want to spend like a pauper but be transported back to the time of lords and ladies, in today’s magazine Jacquie Moore suggests checking out Theatre Calgary’s matinee performance Saturday which is pay-what-you-can.
4. Dala at Bow Valley Music Club (Saturday, Oct. 20)
Dala (AmanDA Walther and SheiLA Carabine) have been distributing fan appreciation cards: come to one of their shows and get a stamp. The response has been overwhelming, as Carabine told me when I interviewed her. Get a stamp (or start your card) at the Bow Valley Music Club.
5. LOL@002 at Local002 (Saturday, Oct. 20)
The very funny Graham Clark headlines LOL@002. Besides standup, he also hosts the lauded podcast Stop Podcasting Yourself, which won best podcast at the Canadian Comedy Awards this past summer.
Honourable mentions: Besides a dancer getting his whip caught in a lantern at the end of the show, the opening night of Alberta Ballet’s Othello went off beautifully—see it before it finishes its run this weekend; The Calgary Jazz Orchestra performs the music of Dave Brubeck and Cannonball and Nat Adderley on Sunday; Honens continues, see the musical filmmaking of Bruno Monsaingnon in Glenn Gould plays Bach: An Art of the Fugue on Sunday.