1. Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Summer Screening

Tuesday, July 16 at Max Bell Auditorium, Banff Centre

Hardcore mountain types and those whose attention spans have been shortened by summer will want to head for the Banff Centre and an evening of short films. The evening’s centrepiece, Wild Bill’s Run, takes viewers on a snowmobile trip from Minnesota to Moscow. Watch the trailer here. If that doesn’t cool you down nothing will.

For a complete list of films, click here.

2. ProArts at Noon presents Lonnie Saunders

Wednesday, July 17

The gospel singer holds forth at Cathedral Church. The show begins at noon and listeners are invited to bring along their lunches for the free concert. Sounds like one way to uplift that tired old baloney sandwich.

3. Rancid

Wednesday, July 17 at MacEwan Hall

The punk veterans are touring with Transplants and The Interrupters. That bill should be enough to get the cowboy out of your post-Stampede system. Get started here. get tickets here.

4. Cold Specks

Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19 at the Banff Centre

The singer-songwriter plays two nights at the Club at the Banff Centre. The lesser-known-but-very-cool venue is the perfect spot for the shows. For one thing, the Club is underground. For another, it is licensed. More information can be found here. Check out her latest video here.

5. + One at Jarvis Hall Fine Art

For his summer exhibition, Jarvis Hall taps his roster of artists who in turn tap their contacts. Each artist invites a guest artist to be part of the show. The resulting display is a diverse answer to the age-old question, Who loves ya, baby?

+ One opens Thursday, July 18 at Jarvis Hall Fine Art (617 11th Ave. S.W .) The reception goes from 6 to 10 p.m.




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