The Everlasting Gobstomper at the Globe Cinema (Wednesday, May 22)
The animators of the Quickdraw Animation Society were busy over the long weekend. They had 48 hours to produce an animation along the theme of Absolutely Excessive. You can see the results Wednesday at the Globe alongside the 1971 Gene Wilder classic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Ganesh Versus The Third Reich at Theatre Junction Grand (Opening Wednesday, May 22)
There’s a lot going on in Theatre Junction’s final production of the season. At its core, the play is about the Indian god Ganesh journeying to Nazi Germany to reclaim the swastika, a holy Sanskrit symbol co-oped by the Nazis. But it’s also about the struggles of putting on such a play with Back to Back’s ensemble of actors, who as it says on the Australian theatre company’s website, are “perceived to have intellectual disabilities.” It will definitely give you a lot to think about.
32 Short Films About Glenn Gould at The Plaza Theatre (Thursday, May 23)
The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra screens the profile of the eccentric Canadian pianist as part of their Bach@Knox festival, which starts Wednesday. His recording of Bach’s the Goldberg Variations put the complicated piece back into the classical piano repertoire and put him on the map as a must-see performer at a young age, as you can find out in Swerve’s Poseur’s Guide from Friday’s magazine.
The Warriors at the Globe Cinema (Thursday, May 23)
The gangs rule the streets in The Warriors‘ dystopian New York. Sled Island screens the cult classic film. Dress up to win tickets to the Olympic Plaza concerts or just settle for drinking a Coney Island Iced Tea. Advanced tickets are $7.
space is limited at the Christine Klassen Gallery (Opening Thursday, May 23)
Calgarian Michael Schreiner came to painting late in life, as Brandon Beasley explains in his piece from Friday’s magazine. His first show was in 2011 at the age of 67. The opening reception for his new exhibition, space is limited, is Thursday, 5-7 p.m. —Jon Roe