The Art Gallery of Calgary presents the large-scale works of sculptor Craig Le Blanc, who explores concepts of masculinity on his work. “I look at common views regarding the inherent typecasts of men and, ultimately, the emasculation of the contemporary male as disseminated by social and media driven portrayals,” says Le Blanc. The opening reception is free and goes on Friday from 6-10 p.m. If you want to find out more, check out the brochure for the exhibition online.
2. Michael Bernard Fitzgerald’s Birthday Spectacular at MacEwan Hall, U of C (Saturday, March 23)
It’s Michael Bernard Fitzgerald’s birthday and he’s chosen to spend it with you. How sweet! If you want to wish the Calgary musician a more personal birthday, you can spring for the $55 birthday lover’s package, which includes a signed T-shirt, two signed CDs and a meet-and-greet before the show.
3. Earth Hour Concert with Jordan Doell at Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery, Aspen Landing (Saturday, March 23)
Rather than sitting around your house in the dark contemplating how you can be a better citizen of the earth for Earth Hour (8:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday), you can enjoy a free country concert with Jordan Doell at Good Earth in Aspen Landing. The concert runs from 7-10 p.m. and for the duration of Earth Hour, it’ll be lit by candles. Romantic!
4. From Up There and Down at Rozsa Centre, U of C (Saturday, March 23)
New Works Calgary shows off some new works (naturally) and a new instrument at its Saturday concert. First up is new works by Howard Bashaw and Michael Oesterle for piano and violin, performed by Roger Admiral and Gillaume Tardiff. That will be followed by a performance by D. Andrew Stewart, a University of Lethbridge professor who will be bringing the T-stick, an electronic instrument he had a hand in creating while he was a student at McGill University. Stewart sat down with Swerve to talk about his work on the T-stick for Friday’s magazine.
5. Gluten-Free Expo at Big Four Building, Stampede Park (Sunday, March 24)
Celiacs and the gluten intolerant unite at the Big Four Building on Sunday. The expo, featuring exhibitors, speakers and food samples, runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find out more at the Expo’s website.
Remix of the Weekend: The Ohio Players, “Fire (The Funk Hunters and Qdup Remix)”
The relatively new Ten Nightclub brings in The Funk Hunters, 2012 Shambhala headliners, Friday. Check out more of their funky sounds on their Soundcloud page. —Jon Roe