Sheila Kernan: A Time, A Place, A Connection at Gibson Fine Art (Opening Friday, Nov. 15)

Beside Still Waters by Sheila Kernan.

The Saskatoon-born Sheila Kernan explores new techniques in landscape paintings in this exhibition at Gibson Fine Art. You can meet Kernan at the opening reception on Friday at 5:30-8 p.m.

Calgary European Film Festival at Globe Cinema (Friday, Nov. 15 to Sunday, Nov. 17)

Love Building (trailer above) is the most successful independent film ever released in Romania. You can see what the fuss is all about at the Calgary European Film Festival this weekend, which is showing seven films from five countrie over three days. You can find out more about the reasonably priced festival in Swerve‘s Cheap Date.

The Italian Girl in Algiers at Jubilee Auditorium (Saturday, Nov. 16; Wednesday, Nov. 20; and Friday, Nov. 22)

Allyson McHardy might need some flying lessons; she keeps crashing into Algeria in her role as Isabella in Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers. Not that she minds, but her turn in Calgary Opera’s production is the fourth time she’s taken on the role as she tells Swerve in a Q&A from tomorrow’s magazine. You can snag tickets for opening night on Calgary Opera’s website.

Blank-Fest III at Blind Beggar Pub (Saturday, Nov. 16)

The need for blankets and warm clothing is always high during the winter at The Mustard Seed. Thata’s why artists, including King Dylan, who you can hear above, are coming together to help the local agency. Blank-Fest is an annual event where the cost of admission is a blanket or warm clothing donation. The Facebook event page has a full list of artists.

Holy Ghost DJ set at Commonwealth Bar & Stage (Sunday, Nov. 17)

The electropop outfit will be spinning some tunes with local boys Lorne B and Wax Romeo to help celebrate Commonwealth’s second anniversary. It’s a bar, so you don’t really need to buy it a gift, but you can eat a Tubby burger as a way of marking the occasion (the recently opened Tubby Dog outlet inside the bar serves burgers on Sundays). Tickets are $22 at Zoobis.

Bonus Photo Gallery of the Weekend: Taxidermy done so horribly it is beautiful

Taxidermy is already slightly horrifying. This photo gallery on imgur shows that it can always be much worse. —Jon Roe

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