For the Arty:
Gold: Bee Kingdom at Ruberto-Ostberg Gallery (Opening Friday, March 7)
The busy glassblowers explore the mythology and history of gold in their new exhibition. Above, you can see some of their “Beacons,” which are collaborative efforts. They also have a solo pieces on offer, including mythological creatures by Tim Belliveau and egg-shaped Joybears by Ryan Marsh Fairweather. There are two receptions over the weekend: Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday 2-5 p.m.
For the Literati:
Girls Gone Wilde: A Late Night Cabaret at Lunchbox Theatre (Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8)
Saturday is International Women’s Day, which makes Girls Gone Wilde by Urban Curvz a timely presentation. It’s a showcase of women playwrights, actors and directors in a cabaret of six 10-minute productions. You’ll see plays, clowns and dance for the low price of $15. Tickets are online at Brown Paper Tickets.
For the Leather Clad:
The Wild Angels at ConocoPhillips Theatre, Glenbow Museum (Friday, March 7)
The Wild Angels started a cinematic trend of bad-ass motorcycle flicks featuring Harley-Davidsons and leather jackets. Also people hitting each other with chains and pool cues—bikers sure knew how to fight! The Glenbow’s presenting a series of three motorcycle flicks to complement the Worn To Be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket exhibition. Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for everyone else at the door. There will be a cash bar (but no pool table) starting at 7 p.m.
For the Hip-Shakers:
Girls On Decks 10-Year Anniversary at the HiFi Club (Saturday, March 8)
You can also celebrate International Women’s Day by raising a glass and shaking your hips with DJ collective Girls on Decks at their 10th anniversary party on Saturday, The night will feature the catchy beats of Ikonika (hear a mix of some of her tracks from 2013 above). Zoobis has the tickets for $15. To find out more about Girls on Decks, check out Swerve‘s cover story from Friday’s issue.
For the Avid Food Instagrammmers:
The Big Taste (Opening Friday, March 7)
That’s a good looking piece of maple-teriyaki salmon from Ki Japanese’s Instagram account. Ki is one of the restaurants participating in Downtown Calgary’s Big Taste foodie festival. Restaurants will be offering up multi-course, prix-fixe meals for reasonable prices (Ki’s three-course dinner option is $35) and there will be foodie-centric events happening throughout the festival, which runs until Sunday, March 16. For a list of participating restaurants and the bigger events, check out Downtown Calgary’s website.
Bonus Getty Images Stock Content for the Weekend
Bloggers rejoice: Getty Images has made several images available for free-use in non-commercial embedding (for the low cost of your site’s data and maybe some advertising down the line). Now you can illustrate your blogs with high quality, sometimes terrifying, stock imagery. —Jon Roe