1. $100 Film Festival at Globe Cinema (Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9)
For Puff Daddy, it’s all about the Benjamins. For the local filmmakers at the $100 Film Festival, it’s all about the Bordens. Tonight is the second night of the annual festival celebrating short films. The night kicks off with Not a Care For Dust, a Calgary collaboration between the band The You Are Minez and filmmaker Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi. Later, there’ll be films from Spain and Germany, European Union countries whose 100-euro note depicts Baroque arches and bridges, making it difficult to reference for rapping purposes.
The final day of the fest features visiting artist Paul Clipson, a San Franciscan who works primarily in film, video and paper. You can sample his work above. He’ll be screening some of his work and speaking about it at the CommunityWise Centre at 1 p.m.
2. ArtaWEARNess Wearable Art and Fashion Show at Main Hall, ACAD (Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9)
Students from ACAD put their talents to work devising wearable art for this fashion show. The pieces are inspired by everything from fairy tales to the Prairies. Check out the video above from last year’s event to get an idea of what’ll be going on.
3. Weekend at the Museum at the Glenbow Museum (Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10)
It’s a weekend full of fun family activities at the Glenbow, all for the reasonable price of $32 for two adults and up to four children. Our Cheap Date from today’s magazine has more on the festivities.
4. Death Cafe at Self Connection Books (Sunday, March 10)
Death is one of life’s eventualities (finely illustrated by the Perry Bible Fellowship in probably my favourite comic about birthdays), but oftentimes it catches us by surprise. The Death Cafe is trying to open up the conversation and not make it such a taboo subject. Learn more about the event in our Five Facts from today’s mag.
5. Peter and the Wolf at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Epcor Centre (Sunday, March 10)
Prokofiev created Peter and the Wolf to introduce children to the orchestra, and so it makes the perfect piece for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to play during its Symphony Sunday for Kids series. Arrive early for an instrument petting zoo and get up close and personal with the instruments of the CPO.
Solid Advice of the Weekend to Get Up to the Stage on Price is Right
Over at Deadspin, a guy who did his homework to figure out how to get up on stage at the Price is Right talks about his system (this being Deadspin, there are a few NSFW words in the piece). He managed to pull it off. Of course, if you don’t have tickets for Saturday’s Calgary tapings, then this advice is just rubbing that fact in. Fortunately, it’s still an entertaining read. —Jon Roe