Classical Revolution Calgary presents Log Drivers’ Waltz at Cafe Koi (Monday, Aug. 11)

It’s Classical Night in Canada: the theme of this month’s Classical Revolution is Canadian pieces, including the legendary Log Driver’s Waltz. If you’re new to Classical Revolution, check out Swerve‘s five facts from last year for a primer.

Arcade Fire at Scotiabank Saddledome (Tuesday, Aug. 12)

Do you have your costume ready? There are still upper bowl tickets available at Ticketmaster for the indie rock band’s show.

GlobalFest at Elliston Park (Starting Thursday, Aug. 14)

The fireworks show starts Thursday. Japan is the first country on the docket. Its musical selections range from the theme from the video game Dragon Quest to Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend.” Get in the gates and explore the cultural pavilion for $20 before the night lights off.

Taste of Calgary at Eau Claire Market (Opening Thursday, Aug. 14)

It’s high season for those looking to sample the world’s foods without leaving the city. On the other side of Deerfoot from GlobalFest, Taste of Calgary sets up at Eau Claire. Sample the world for $1 a ticket and between two and five tickets a sample from places like the Curry Club, Delicious Thai, Goro + Gun, Zen 8 Grill, Wing Tat, Pegasus and Coco Brooks. Check out Taste’s menu at

Opera in the Village: Candide at East Village Tent (Opening Thursday, Aug. 14)


Given the current forecast, you won’t need an umbrella as you leave Canada’s only outdoor opera festival on Thursday (you’ll be covered by the tent while you’re watching Candide). You also can still grab a ticket for between $35 and $60. If that’s not enough information for you to go on, then you can get the full lowdown on the outdoor fun in Swerve‘s five facts.Jon Roe

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