Peter Katz and Emma-Lee at Wine-Ohs (Tuesday, May 7)
Peter Katz and Emma-Lee take Tina Turner’s passionate hit, “What’s Love Got To Do With It” and add banjos. Emma-Lee has an incredible story: she’s twice undergone throat surgery. First, she was threatened with vocal-cord paralysis when she needed to have her thyroid removed six years ago. Then, a year later, she needed to have an unrelated polyp removed from her vocal cords. She’s still singing, and tickets are still available at TicketWeb.
Balletlujah! at Jubilee Auditorium (Opening Wednesday, May 8)
When he heard kd lang sing “Hallelujah” at the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics, Alberta Ballet artistic director Jean Grand-Maître knew he had to work with her. Grand-Maître, who choreographed the opening ceremonies, sat down with Swerve to talk about his latest ballet collaboration.
Kit & Kaboodle Circus at Festival Hall (Opening Wednesday, May 8)
Lions, tigers and b—check that, sorry. The Kit & Kaboodle Circus isn’t the kind of circus that has animals. But there is music, magicians, dancers, clowns, story-tellers, acrobats and a pay-what-you-can performance on Wednesday. Oh my!
Masaki Batoh presents Brain Pulse Music at Broken City (Wednesday, May 8)
Masaki Batoh developed a machine that tapped right into his brain to make music. The former member of Japanese experimental rock band Ghost brings his awkward-looking apparatus, which reads his brain waves and turns them into sounds, to Broken City for a show that promises to be interesting, and if the above video is any indication, intensely weird.
Inglewood Girls Night Out (Thursday, May 9)
There is plenty of time for you to get something done for Mother’s Day, but if you’re running out of ideas, maybe take your mom out for a night of shopping in Inglewood. Fifty shops and restaurants will be keeping the doors open late and there will be samples, sales and a party. Mom will love it. This poster has all the details, or you can go to Calgary-Inglewood.com for more info. —Jon Roe