1. Mötley Crüe at the Scotiabank Saddledome (Monday, April 29)
You need to get your prescription of hard rock refilled. The only person qualified to do that is Dr. Feelgood, and he’ll likely be in the building when ’80s rockers Mötley Crüe play the Saddledome tonight.
2. Almost A Love Story at Lunchbox Theatre (Opening Monday, April 29)
Louis B. Hobson’s weaves a tale of love, sexual identity and family in Lunchbox Theatre’s latest, which opens today. The show ran a few years back at the Fringe Fest; read Stephen Hunt’s review from 2010 to learn a bit more about the production. Or if you want to go all grade school on it, you can snag the study guide from Lunchbox’s website.
3. UN International Jazz Day (Tuesday, April 30)
There’ll be jazz all over the city, presented by JazzYYC as part of UN International Jazz Day (see the full schedule on their website). You can also take the occasion as an opportunity to learn about the varied genre of music, as Calgary bassist and host of CKUA radio’s A Time For Jazz, Kodi Hutchinson, will be giving an introductory talk at noon. Get ready with Swerve’s playlist and Q&A with Hutchinson.
4. The Grub-Stake Revisited at The Plaza (Wednesday, May 1)
Nell Shipman was a film pioneer in her time, playing strong female characters in silent films that often only featured women as victims. In The Grub-Stake (1923), she holds the duel role of director and star. Calgary Cinematheque presents the revamped version by The Yukon Film Society, featuring live music and voice actors delivering Shakespearean lines.
5. Double Fuzz Tour Launch at The Palomino (Thursday, May 2)
Call it a Kick-drum-starter. The rockin’ two-piece is looking to tour and needs some seed money to get rolling. They play a $10 show at the Palomino with The Escorts and All Hands on Jane. You can check out all three bands on Bandcamp: Double Fuzz, All Hands on Jane and The Escorts. —Jon Roe