That Men May Fly at Lunchbox Theatre (Opening Monday, Oct. 21)
The music of the 1940s provides the musical backdrop to this story about pilots preparing to enter combat in the Second World War. The show runs at noon from Monday to Saturday with additional shows on Friday at 6:10 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Lunchbox Theatre is supporting the veteran’s food bank throughout the run of the play so bring a donation if you attend. You can buy tickets online.
Henri Michaux: Mouvements and Gymnopedies at Theatre Junction Grand (Wednesday, Oct. 23 to Friday, Oct. 25)
The Fluid Movement Arts Festival rolls on with Compagnie Marie Chouinard’s twin bill of two pieces: one is a dance take on Belgian author Henri Michaux’s India ink drawings and in the other the dancers move to the dreamy piano music of Eric Satie. The performance contains nudity, so it’s not suitable for everyone. See the full schedule of Fluid Fest events over at Springboard Performance’s website.
La Bohème at Lantern Community Church (Opening Thursday, Oct. 24)
La Bohème provided the basis for the massive Broadway hit Rent, so the 117-year-old Puccini opera is no stranger to a contemporary update. The Cowtown Opera Company sets its modernized version on 17th Avenue in Calgary and the bar scene is set at the Ship and Anchor. Tickets online will run your $44.10, unless you’re a student or senior, in which case you can save yourself $4.20.
Once Upon a Time in the West at The Plaza Theatre (Thursday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 26)
Calgary Cinematheque presents the Sergio Leone’s epic western for two screenings this week. Showtime’s 6 p.m. on Thursday.
RiffTrax Live: The Night of the Living Dead at three Cineplex Locations (Thursday, Oct. 24)
For a movie a little more Halloweeny, the stars of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 are beaming their joke-making cross-continent at three Cineplex locations in town. They’ve taken their schtick to the internet since MST3K was cancelled, producing podcasts and these live events. This time, the 1966 flick The Night of the Living Dead, which laid the groundwork for the neverending zombie craze. Catch the show either at Chinook, Crowfoot or Sunridge. Also, you can pre-buy your tickets online. —Jon Roe