March 6 – 9

We begin this week’s instalment by stretching the weekend so that it begins on Thursday. “Sweet Georgia Brown!” I hear you cry. “Why would you do that?”

The answer is simple:

1. Harlem Globetrotters; Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m. at Scotiabank Saddledome

If you’ve seen the clown princes of the hardwood once, you’ve seen them an infinite number of times. But, if you’ve never seen them, go check it out. The new-generation of Globetrotter can still run the weave and still get the laughs.

The game will be governed by modified rules suggested by fans.

There are still tickets left ($31.80 – $76.60), and they are online at Ticketmaster.

2. Disney on Ice; Thursday, March 6 to Monday, March 10, at the Stampede Corral

Mickey and the gang strap on the blades for a little number called Passport to Adventure. The travel theme whisks viewers from the Pride Lands of The Lion King to the London of Peter Pan, with an undersea stop to check in on Ariel.

There are still a few tickets available for each of the 11 performances, but they are going fast. You can purchase them at Ticketmaster.

3. A Midsummer Night’s Dream; until Sunday, March 9 at the former Dancers’ Studio West, 2007 10th Ave. S.W.

Calgary Young People’s Theatre presents Shakespeare’s tale of love and magic. The cast is made up of 15 kids between the ages of 11 and 17. If you have aspiring thespians in the family, you might want to take this in.

Tickets are $16 – $19 and can be purchased online.

4. Noob; Friday, March 7 to Saturday, March 8 and Friday, March 14 to Saturday, March 15 at Vertigo Theatre Centre,161, 115 9th Ave. S.E.

Y Stage is bringing back Christopher Duthie’s play about Daniel, a video-gamer who gets lost in the woods and has to come to grips with reality. Noob was Y Stage’s he first original play and it explores how our increasingly wired lives are distancing us from day-to-day life. The show is aimed at those aged 12 and up.

Tickets ($51) are available online or by calling 403-221-3708.

5. Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage; Sunday, March 9, 3 p.m., at Jack Singer Concert Hall

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s presents the tale of Mozart’s son, Karl, who discovers a magical trunk that reveals key moments from his father’s past. And that gives The Symphony Sundays For  Kids series the pretext to play some of Mozart’s most famous tunes.

The concert begins at 3 p.m., but there is an “instrument petting zoo” that starts at 2 p.m.

Tickets ($30 – $35) are going fast, and can be purchased online.

– Bruce Weir

 

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