Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary (Opening Monday, June 17)

Friday, June 21 is National Aboriginal Day, but there are events all week in Calgary to celebrate. Tonight, Elder Dave Courchene speaks at the John Dutton Theatre. Courchene has served as a UN adviser and he has shared the stage with the Dalai Lama. You can see the full schedule on the AAWC website.

Mott’s Clamato Best Caesar in Town at Ranchman’s (Tuesday, June 18)
Calgary’s bars compete to see who can make the best Caesar in town. This will be important knowledge come Stampede, when you need a little hair of the dog to keep your boots moving.

Sled Island (Opening Tuesday, June 18)

There are so many events going on at Sled Island this week, that the music festival could get its own five-things blog post. Swerve did you five better with this gallery of 10 artists and events to check out during the festival. The music officially starts on Wednesday, but there’s pre-fest concerts on Tuesday night, the first film of the film fest side of things and the opening of the annual poster show. Wednesday, noise-rock heroes Swans are booked into Dickens Pub starting at 10:30 p.m. and going right until close. Judging by their above video, a 10-minute edit by Pitchfork of a 20-minute song, they’ll need the time.

Ziggy Marley at Jack Singer Concert Hall, Epcor Centre (Thursday, June 20)

The eldest son of the legendary Bob Marley carries his torch by spreading love and reggae. Tickets are still available at the Epcor Centre’s website.

Surfaces at Dancers’ Studio West (Opening Thursday, June 20)

MixOlogy DanceMine presents conceptual dance by Jill Henis. Sneak a peek above. Tickets are $15 – $25 and are available at 403-826-7908 or at the door. —Jon Roe

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