1. Pavel Haas Quartet

Start the week on a classy note by going to see the Czech foursome that has piled up a string of awards since its founding in 2002.

The quartet, which takes its name from a Czech composer of the early 20th century who died in Auschwitz, is presented by Calgary Pro Musica. The concert includes pieces by Britten, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.

To see and hear a small sample, click here.

Monday, Nov. 5 at Rozsa Centre, 8 p.m.

2. Aviatrix: An Unreal Story of Amelia Earhart

The famous flyer vanished 75 years ago and playwright Matthew Heiti remains fascinated by the unexplained tragedy. Here’s a little backgrounder from the magazine that you might want to read before takeoff at Luncbox Theatre.

Until Saturday, Nov. 24.

3. National Geographic Live: Extreme Cave Diving with Kenny Broad

Kenny Broad, National Geographic’s Explorer of the Year in 2011, sheds his wetsuit and takes to the Jack Singer stage to give insight into the “blue holes of the Bahamas.”

To read Ruth Myles’s blog on the man (and to see him in action), click here.

Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Tickets are available at the Epcor Centre box office.

4. AC Newman

The United States will always be there, but Carl Newman only comes through town every once in a while. So turn off the election and go see the founding member of the New Pornographerss. He is touring in support of Shut Down the Streets, his third release as a solo act.

Tuesday, Nov. 6 at The Republik. Tickets are at Prime Box Office.

5. Lemony Snicket

The man himself is coming to town, courtesy of WordFest. That’s pretty good, but here’s something even better: we’re giving away two tickets to the reading. Click here to enter; deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 6 at noon.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m. John Dutton Theatre, Central Library. For tickets and information, click here.

 

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