1. Hi-Ho Mistahey! at River Park Church, 3818 14A St. S.W. (Tuesday, May 13, 7 p.m.)
Alanis Obomsawin’s documentary follows the campaign for better educational opportunities launched by Shannen Koostachin of Attawaspikat. The screening is hosted by the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival and it’s free.
2. David Finch at the Glenbow Museum, 130 9th Ave. S.E. (Tuesday, May 13, 7:30 p.m.)
Like it or not, the oil sands have long been a big part of Alberta’s environmental and economic history. One hundred years ago this Wednesday, the first commercial oilfield in Western Canada was discovered. Local public historian and petroleum expert David Finch (author of Pumped: Everyone’s Guide to the Oilpatch) delivers a trip down memory lane with photos and a hard-hitting discussion about the history of the Turner Valley oilfield. The free chat is presented by the Chinook Country Historical Society in collaboration with the Glenbow Museum.
3. The Milk Carton Kids at Festival Hall (Wednesday, May 14; doors at 7 pm., show at 8 pm.)
Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan are known as The Milk Carton Kids. As the video above demonstrates they are also known for gorgeous harmonies and a refreshing take on contemporary folk.
Tickets are $28; get them here.
4. The Hound of the Baskervilles at Vertigo Mystery Theatre (Opens Thursday, May 15)
Vertigo Mystery Theatre wraps up its 2013-2014 season with a classic. Haysam Kadri is Sherlock Holmes who is investigating the legenday (and recurring) plague of Baskerville Manor. Read more in our Q&A with Kadri from our May 9 issue.
The show continues until Sunday, June 8. Tickets are available here.
5. Twelfth Night at Vertigo Studio Theatre (Opens Thursday, May 15)
Kadri will be a busy man on Thursday night. In addition to playing Sherlock Holmes at Vertigo he will be curious to know how The Shakespeare Company (he is the artistic director) is making out next door at the smaller theatre in the Vertigo complex. Kate Newby directs Shakespeare’s comedy about love and the poor, suffering Malvolio.
The show runs until Saturday, May 24. Tickets are available here.