5 Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary: Aliens, science fiction and fact at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory and more

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Jim Jefferies at Jack Singer Concert Hall, Epcor Centre (Friday, Oct. 24) Australia’s top comedy export brings his fear of bananas and his extensive use of the C-word to town (find out more about him in Swerve‘s Five Facts). There are a few seats available for the late show, grab them online for $42.50. Aliens [...]

Oct 23rd, 2014

5 Family-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary

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Oct. 24 – 26 1. The Toy Box Ballet by the Salzburg Marionette Theatre; Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m. at Rozsa Centre The pianist Orion Weiss plays a little Debussy, while four puppeteers from the Salzburg Marionette Theatre pull the strings to tell the story of a toy soldier’s love for a doll. Together the [...]

Oct 23rd, 2014

5 Things To Do This Week in Calgary: House at Fluid Fest, Chromeo and cocktails

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Springhammer at the Plaza Theatre (Monday, Oct. 20) Japanese knives are well regarded, and the folks at Knifewear should know. They’re bringing in this doc about Japanese blacksmiths for two screenings tonight at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Kevin Kossowan, moderated by Charcut’s Connie Desousa. Tickets are $10 [...]

Oct 20th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary: Le Cirque de la Nuit, Liberation Days, Butcher and more

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Le Cirque de la Nuit: Mécanique at The Roadhouse (Friday, Oct. 17) Trapeze artists, stilt-walkers, roving curiosities, DJs, funk bands—Mécanique has it all. The high-flying event has already sold out advance tickets online, but you can get in on a limited number of tickets at the door ($45). Get there early; the last one was [...]

Oct 16th, 2014

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After an initial wave of popularity, disco became a maligned musical genre, but it’s recently seen a resurgence at the top of the pop charts. The release by electronic pioneers Daft Punk of a disco-infused album (Get Lucky) has helped, but Canadian act Chromeo has also been doing their part to bring disco back for [...]

Oct 16th, 2014

5 Family-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary

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Friday, Oct. 17 to Sunday, Oct. 19 1. Wordfest presents Dennis Lee; Friday, Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m. At John Dutton Theatre It’s been 40 years since Dennis Lee wrote the seemingly immortal words “Alligator pie, alligator pie, if I don’t get some I think I’m gonna die.” To celebrate the birthday of this strange and [...]

Oct 15th, 2014

5 Things To Do in Calgary This Week: Octoberfests including Wordfest, Fluid Fest and Freshtival

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Punk rock bowling at National on 10th (Tuesday, Oct. 14) Starting at 9 p.m., bowl to a punk-rock soundtrack (it really helps with picking up the 7-10 split) and fuel up with tall boys of Pabst Blue Ribbon for $5 (they don’t really improve your bowling). Wordfest (Tuesday Oct. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 19) The [...]

Oct 14th, 2014

5 Things To Do Thanksgiving Weekend in Calgary: Pup, Substation Recordings launch and more

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Beach Season tour kick off at Dickens Pub (Friday, Oct. 10) Local duo Simon Blitzer and Sam Avant garnered a lot of positive press when they were pushing hip-hop as Obey the Crooks. They’ve since transitioned into the chill sounds of their new project Beach Season and released their first EP, Internet Evening. They kick [...]

Oct 9th, 2014

5 Family-Friendly Things To Do This Long Weekend in Calgary

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Thanksgiving is upon us. Give thanks for the chance to keep the kids busy for three days. 1. Disney’s Fanstasia: Live in Concert; Friday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Presented by the CPO at Jack Singer Concert Hall Even 74 years after its premiere, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice [...]

Oct 8th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Week in Calgary: Constantines and Ladyhawk, Telus Spark’s Adults Only Night and more

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Cinema Mondays: Wayne’s World at Hotel Arts (Monday, Oct. 6) It’s Date Night presents a screening of Wayne’s World at Raw Bar where you can get in for $15, $10 of which goes to your food and beverage bill. I bet chef Duncan Ly’s paired cocktails and food beat the large popcorn and soda combo [...]

Oct 6th, 2014