5 Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary: Calgary International Film Festival, Circle the Wagons, Artwalk and more

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Calgary Artwalk (Saturday, Sept. 20) The forecast says it’s a fine day for a walk amongst the galleries. The annual artwalk runs Saturday with over two dozen participating galleries in the Beltline, Inglewood and downtown (see the map at calgaryartwalk.com). The galleries will be welcoming visitors with special events, including a wine and pastry tasting [...]

Sep 18th, 2014

5 Family-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary

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Sept. 19 – 21 1. Happiness; Saturday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m. At Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire This documentary about the arrival of television in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan screens as part of the Calgary International Film Festival. In itself, the film is a fascinating look at a once isolated country that is opening up [...]

Sep 17th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Week in Calgary: Third Street’s X, the Calgary International Film Festival and more

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X at Motel, Epcor Centre (Opening Tuesday, Sept. 16) Third Street opens its season with Sunny Drake’s X, a one-man show about addiction and vines featuring puppets. He conducted 40 interviews with members of the LGBTQ community to help inform the show. Tickets are $20 for students and seniors and $25 for everyone else. Grab [...]

Sep 15th, 2014

Five films to see at the Calgary International Film Festival

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Who is Big Bird? What happens when you give an 83-year-old a 3-D camera? Here are five films that answer these and more questions at the Calgary International Film Festival. The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet The fest has a perfect launcher: The newest flick by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (director of Amélie) is about a 10-year-old [...]

Sep 15th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary: ATP’s Venus in Fur, Beakerhead at Inglewood Night Market, a Taste of the CPO and more

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Venus in Fur at Martha Cohen Theatre, Epcor Centre (Opening Friday, Sept. 12) It’s a sexy start to the season for Alberta Theatre Projects. They begin with the charged 2010 Tony-award winner Venus in Fur, which is the story of an actress auditioning for the role of the dominatrix Vanda in the stage adaption of [...]

Sep 11th, 2014

Q&A with pop musician Rich Aucoin

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If you’re going to a Rich Aucoin show, chances are you’re going to get up close and personal with the Haligonian pop musician. He’s in and out of the crowd so much, one time a security guard tackled him because he thought Aucoin was an audience member jumping up on stage. He sat down to [...]

Sep 11th, 2014

Five Family-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary

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Sept. 12 – 14 1. Beakerhead; Until Sunday, Sept. 14 at various locations When art meets science and engineering, the sparks really fly. Those with a literal bent will want to attend Beakernight (Olympic Way and 12th Ave. S.E.), which, weather permitting, includes El Pulpo Mecanico, a two-storey-tall fire-breathing robotic octopus. (That creature will also [...]

Sep 10th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Week in Calgary: Beakerhead, Jeremy Hotz, Test Kitchen and more

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Classical Revolution: Notes from the Underground at Cafe Koi (Monday, Sept. 8) The monthly classical music night at Cafe Koi has a topical lean: it’s a celebration of Russian, Eastern European and subversive music. Get in for a suggested donation of $5. The (Modern) South at Test Kitchen (Monday, Sept. 8) The pop-up collaborative kitchen [...]

Sep 8th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary: Theatre Calgary’s One Man, Two Guvnors; Intersite Visual Arts Festival, Honens 2014 and more

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United Congress Reconvenience at The New Gallery (Opening Friday, Sept. 5) The New Gallery felt United Congress was left out of the recent Made in Calgary and Made in Alberta exhibitions, and they decided to rectify that by hosting a reunion of sort. “Looking back, I see art in the ’80s and ’90s as playing [...]

Sep 4th, 2014

5 Family-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary

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Sept. 5 – 7 1. South Health Campus Community Health & Wellness Expo; Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6 There will be no prizes given for guessing the location of this event, which features exhibitors and activities that want to get you up and moving. Things get going Friday, from 2 p.m.. to 6 [...]

Sep 3rd, 2014