5 Things To Do This Week in Calgary: Björk’s Biophilia, The Smalls, organs and more

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The Phantom of the Opera at Knox United Church (Friday, Oct. 31) The Royal Society of Organists combines with the Calgary Organ Festival for a screening of the spooky Lon Chaney silent film with live-organ accompaniment. There are tickets still available over on the society’s website for $10 to $15. CJSW x Sled Island: Big [...]

Oct 30th, 2014

5 Family-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary

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Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 1. Great Halloween Organ SpookTacular; Friday, Oct. 31 at Knox United Church As befits a SpookTacular, this is two events in one. The true family-friendly event goes from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., meaning you could swing by after doing a brief stint of trick-or-treating.  This free event is presented [...]

Oct 30th, 2014

A Handmade Christmas: Craft Sale Listings

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The comprehensive list of Calgary and area craft sales for all your gifting needs. Saturday, Nov. 1 to Saturday, Nov. 29 Updated Tuesday, Oct. 28. Saturday, Nov. 1 Crazy4Crafts Christmas Craft Fair Chestermere Recreational Centre, 201 West Chestermere Dr., Chestermere. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. More info. Haysboro Senior Resources Group Christmas Craft Fair [...]

Oct 28th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Week in Calgary: Jake’s Gift, the Calgary Organ Festival, Gary Numan and more

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Jake’s Gift at Lunchbox Theatre (Opening Monday, Oct. 27) Julia Mackey’s one-woman play about a Second World War veteran who returns to Normandy has been touring nonstop since its last appearance at Lunchbox in 2011. The show even made its away across the ocean to France for a special performance (in French) on the 70th [...]

Oct 27th, 2014

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