A Mighty Wind at Festival Hall (Friday, Feb. 21)

A mighty wind is blowing through the Festival Hall. Escape the cold to the warm confines of the Calgary Folk Music Festival’s homebase for a screening of Christopher Guest’s mockumentary about a folk tribute concert. Find out more about Guest and the flick in Swerve‘s Poseur’s Guide. Tickets are $12 and you can buy them online.

B.Y.O.V. at Cafe Koi (Friday, Feb. 21)

The above, awesome video is only tangentially related to the B.Y.O.V. (Bring Your Own Vinyl) night at Cafe Koi. The song was released on vinyl, but will you actually hear it at Cafe Koi? Only if you’re lucky. Sign up starts at 8 p.m. and you can book yourself a 15- to 20-minute set where you can spin your own vinyl. Find out a bit more about the event in Swerve‘s Cheap Date from Friday’s issue.

Curtis Salgado at Engineered Air Theatre, Epcor Centre (Saturday, Feb. 22)

Salgado’s claim to fame (besides being a soulful and powerful performer) is that he was the inspiration behind John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd’s Blues Brothers act. He was playing a gig in Eugene, Oregon, where Belushi was filming Animal House. Belushi dropped by, and Salgado wound up with a line of thanks on the Blues Brothers’ album. Find out more about the veteran bluesman in Swerve‘s Q&A with Salgado. Tickets are $38 on the Epcor Centre’s website.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail on 35mm at The Plaza Theatre (Saturday, Feb. 22)

If you haven’t met your quota of irreverence after A Mighty Wind, the Fifth Reel is screening the ridiculous Monty Python and the Holy Grail with pre-show music by Outlaws of Ravenhurst. As a licensed event (18-plus), you can have your fill of the beer and mead that will be for sale in the lobby before the show. Tickets are $13 for non-members of the Fifth Reel, here.

Bryan Adams: Exposed at Glenbow Museum (Opening Sunday, Feb. 23)

Photo by Bryan Adams; courtesy of the Glenbow Museum

I’m not sure where he got his first real camera, but given the quality of his photos at his exhibition at the Glenbow, it was probably from a nicer store than a five-and-dime. Hot on the heels of Schmancy 2014 (the Glenbow’s annual gala fundraiser on Saturday night; tickets are sold out), the Glenbow showcases Adams’ photos of celebrities (Lindsay Lohan), rock stars (Mick Jagger, Amy Winehouse) and British soldiers wounded in action. Quite a contrast. The museum’s open noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Bonus Series of Tweets for the Last Weekend of the Winter Games: David Malki (@malki)

 

 

 

 

Malki’s an illustrator who has a great web comic related to those tweets here. —Jon Roe

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