5 Things To Do This Week in Calgary: GIRAF10, The Dumb Waiter and more

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Lights at MacEwan Hall (Tuesday, Nov. 25) The Canadian electro-pop singer is on tour to celebrate her new album, Little Machines, which hit No. 5 on the Billboard charts in Canada. Tickets are $29.50 at Ticketfly. The Dumb Waiter at Motel, Epcor Centre (Tuesday, Nov. 25 to Saturday, Dec. 6) Harold Pinter is a Nobel [...]

Nov 24th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary: DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist take on Afrika Bambaataa, J’aime Paris Festival and more

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Untitled (It’s almost a one-liner) at The New Gallery (Opening Friday, Nov. 21) As they tell Swerve in an interview from Friday’s magazine, Shlomi Greenspan and Sarah Beck were inspired by The King of Comedy when creating this installation. Their exhibition, which opens at the New Gallery with a reception on Friday night, looks like [...]

Nov 20th, 2014

Five films to see at CUFF.docs

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The Calgary Underground Film Festival comes up for air a little early this year. CUFF.Docs screens 12 documentaries that might make you take a closer look at reality. Here are five to check out this weekend. An Honest Liar (Friday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m.) Before they were household names—David Copperfield, David Blaine—magicians gave themselves grandiose [...]

Nov 20th, 2014

5 Family-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary

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Nov. 21 – 23 1. Mary Poppins; Friday, Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m. at Central Library A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. In the event your kids have the day off school, the Central Library’s ongoing movie series can help keep them occupied. This is a free event that takes place in the [...]

Nov 19th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Week in Calgary: CUFF.Docs, Social Fiction at Theatre Junction and more

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Flashdance the Musical at the Jubilee Auditorium (Tuesday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Nov. 23) Recent Daft Punk collaborator Giorgio Moroder contributed heavily to Flashdance’s classic ’80s soundtrack, which backs a story about a welder who wants to become a dancer. There are tickets ($50 – $127.60) available to all the shows this week over at [...]

Nov 17th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary: The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Stride’s field trip to the Museum of Making and more

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Calgary European Film Festival at Globe Cinema (Friday, Nov. 14 to Sunday, Nov. 16) The Calgary European Film Festival will take you on a pan-European tour this weekend. The first stops are Friday night in Switzerland (The Foster Boy) and the Czech Republik (In the Shadow, trailer above). A full weekend at the fest will [...]

Nov 13th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Week in Calgary: Remembrance Day Services, Made in Calgary closing party, Vertigo Mystery Theatre’s latest and more

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Scotiabank Giller Light Bash at Lolita’s Lounge (Monday, Nov. 10; 5:30 – 10 p.m.) The Gillers are tonight. Canada’s literati gather for a gala in Toronto. I apologize for the late notice; I understand if you can’t make the trip. As an alternative, you can join Calgary’s literati at a local bash where the results [...]

Nov 10th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary: Canadian Jazz Festival, DJD’s Year of the Horse and more

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Medrie MacPhee at Barbara Edwards Contemporary (Opening Friday, Nov. 7) MacPhee was born in Edmonton, but has lived in New York since 1978. The Big Apple has treated her well; she’s taught at Columbia University and she received the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2009. She drops by to open this exhibition of new [...]

Nov 6th, 2014

5 Family-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary

Brian Keating will be speaking to the Junior Forest Wardens Saturday. (The hippo will likely be a no-show.)

Nov. 7 – 9 1. Ratatouille; Friday, Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. At Central Library, Second Floor Program Room The Calgary Public Library’s Marvelous Movies series continues with a modern classic. The Pixar flick tells the story of a rat who has a gift for cooking. Ah, but you already knew that. Watch [...]

Nov 5th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Week in Calgary: Doc Soup, Casks for a Cause and more

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Gnarty (A Gnarly Art Party) at Nite Owl (Monday, Nov. 3) The weird art klub (bonus weird points awarded for the “k” in place of a “c”‘) meets monthly. The club (I just can’t use a “k” there) promises an environment designed to comfort those who aren’t confident in their art skills. The $10 cover [...]

Nov 3rd, 2014