5 Things To Do This Week in Calgary: Dub at the Pub, Honens Hullbaloo, Cliff Bungalow-Mission Jazz Series and more


Dub at the Pub with DJs High and I at Drum & Monkey (Tuesday, Sept. 2) The Tuesday night party should be a great way to extend that long-weekend feeling. End the night with a slice from Awesome Kitchen next door. André Wickenheiser Quintet at Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Centre (Wednesday, Sept. 3) The Cliff Bungalow-Mission [...]

Sep 2nd, 2014

5 Things To Do This Long Weekend in Calgary: Happy Endings, Pride Parade, X-Fest and more


Warning: NSFW language Happy Endings at Shelf Life Books (Friday, Aug. 29) It’s storytime Friday at Shelf Life. Happy Endings takes over for what organizers hope will be a monthly slot at the Beltline bookstore. The evening of storytelling features actor Ayla Stephen, photographer Chris Tait, Calgary Herald journalist Zoey Duncan and standup Doug Mutai. [...]

Aug 28th, 2014

5 Family-Friendly Things To Do on the Long Weekend in Calgary


It’s Labour Day, but having a little fun this weekend shouldn’t be a chore. Friday, Aug. 29 to Monday, Sept. 1 1. Les Misérables—School Edition; Friday, Aug. 29 to Sunday, Aug. 31 at StoryBook Theatre,375 Bermuda Drive N.W. StoryBook Theatre kicks off its new season with a rousing musical that has been tailored for kids [...]

Aug 27th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Week in Calgary: Milky Way Nights at Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, Gay History Walk at Pride Calgary and more

Photo by Alan Dyer.

Deerfoot Drive-In: Back to the Future at Deerfoot Mall (Wednesday, Aug. 27) The final drive-in of the season is a good one. The classic sci-fi adventure will be augmented with an arcade and a themed photo booth. And there’s a 24-foot inflatable slide. It’ll be fun, now that rain seems to be completely out of [...]

Aug 25th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Weekend: BikeBike’s Ice Cream Ride, Jeff de Boer’s tech tie at Telus Spark and more


Stop Making Sense at containR (Friday, Aug. 22) Sadly, the weather forecast says there is a very high probability that Calgary Cinematheque’s screening of the awesome Talking Heads concert film will be rained out. If that happens,  you’ll have to settle for grabbing a copy of the soundtrack on vinyl from Hot Wax (closes at [...]

Aug 21st, 2014

5 Family-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary


Aug. 22 to 24 1. Carifest; Saturday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.A Shaw Millennium Park The fun begins with a parade along Stephen Avenue from Olympic Plaza to Shaw Millennium Park. Stake out a spot to see the colourful costumes and hear the mas bands. Once the parade crosses the mainstage at Shaw [...]

Aug 20th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Week in Calgary: Calgary Underground Film Festival’s Field Trip of Terror, GlobalFest and more


The Betty Mitchell Awards at Stage West (Monday, Aug. 18) Celebrate the best of Calgary’s theatre season with the principal players at the Betty Mitchell Awards. Theatre Calgary’s The Mountaintop is up for five of the Bee Kingdom designed trophies; Alberta Theatre Projects’ You Will Remember Me for seven; and TC’s Mary Poppins could be [...]

Aug 18th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary: ReggaeFest, Taste of Calgary, Spaghetti Western Festival and more


Calgary ReggaeFest at Shaw Millennium Park (Friday, Aug. 15 and Saturday, Aug. 16) Rastas are givers: catch a wallet-saving groove from Raging Fyah at the festival’s free sneak peek Friday night. If you have a good time (and you probably will), grab yourself a ticket to the mainstage Saturday for $40 at Eventbrite. Unseen Art [...]

Aug 14th, 2014

5 Family-Friendly Things To Do This Week in Calgary


August 15-18 1. Grand Opening of the Brainasium; Friday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At Telus Spark. The new outdoor park at Telus Spark is officially unveiled this morning. Kids can have fun—a six-person seesaw, a 63-foot-long (19-metre) slide and whisper dishes—while learning about acoustics, the body and gravity. The Brainasium is included [...]

Aug 13th, 2014

Swerve nabs 4 Western Magazine Award nominations

George Webber's photograph of a duck hunt south of Strathmore is nominated for a Western Magazine Award.

Swerve cover stories by Bruce McCulloch and Omar Mouallem were acknowledged when the nominees for the Western Magazine Awards were announced Monday. Both writers were nominated in the Gold category for Alberta and the Northwest Territories; McCulloch for “The Beautiful Day That You Beat Up Your Dad,” and Mouallem for “Will the Real Burger Baron [...]

Aug 12th, 2014