Seeing Soldiering at The Military Museums (Opening Monday, May 13)

A photo from Seeing Soldiering by Althea Thauberger.

What does the military look like behind the scenes? Photographer Althea Thauberger goes behind the curtain to capture the difficult lifestyle of soldiers in her photo exhibition, which opens today at the Founders’ Gallery inside the Military Museums. There’s a reception and lecture on Thursday, May 16 this week.

Bat Conservation: White-nose Syndrome and Wind Turbines at Alberta Wilderness Association (Tuesday, May 14)

The Alberta Wilderness Association hosts a presentation by Dr. Robert Barclay, who will talk about the issues threatening the bat population, including white-nose syndrome and wind turbines. The organization also gave me the flimsiest of pretenses to post one of the most bizarre film/musician collaborations of all time.

Beatroute Shakeout Fest (Opening Wednesday, May 15)

It’s a half-week of local music across the city presented by Beatroute. There’s a surf party featuring Bigfoot Rocketship (hear them above) at Broken City on Wednesday; Million Dollar Fix, The Electric Revival and John Lesbian Seagull at the Drum on Thursday; and more shows at The Palomino over the weekend.

Garage Montage at Art Gallery of Calgary (Opening Thursday, May 16)

From Mythopoets by Bee Kingdom.

Calgary’s under-the-radar art scene has been dubbed “DIY Calgary,” for their collective-forming and anywhere-is-a-gallery mentality (which was on display recently at four houses in Sunnyside in the Wreck City exhibition, itself a tribute to the former house-turned-gallery, 809). Works by Bee Kingdom, Arbour Lake Sghool, Avalanche!, The Bakery and more will be on display at the AGC. There’s an opening reception with free admission on Thursday.

Wines for Summer: $25 and Under at Co-op Wine, Spirits, Beer Beddington (Thursday, May 16)
The Co-op sommelier shares some great summer wines, all for under $25 a bottle. The tasting also costs $25 call 403-238-0446 ext. 205 for tickets. —Jon Roe

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