5 Family-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary

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April 18 to 20 1. Easter Celebrations Let’s get this one out of the way first. In this town Easter egg hunts are a bit like Stampede breakfasts—play your cards right and you won’t go hungry. 1a. Easter Eggstravaganza; Friday April 18 and Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Calgary Zoo After [...]

Apr 16th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Week in Calgary: Eavesdrop at Weeds, hockey punk with The Hanson Brothers and more

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Eavesdrop at Weeds Cafe (Opening Tuesday, April 15) If you missed Swallow-a-Bicycle’s coffee shop takeover in 2012 at Caffe Crema, don’t despair. The theatre company is returning with a revamped version at three, more central, coffee shops over the next month or so. Audience members put on headphones and are witness to a play happening [...]

Apr 14th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary: Yuri’s Night, Chris Millar’s exhibition of new work, Calgary Underground Film Festival and more

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Chris Millar: Lost a Cartful, Found a Wagonload at TrépanierBaer (Opening Friday, April 11) That’s Reap, the near two-metre tall sculpture that forms the centrepiece of Chris Millar’s exhibition of new work at TrépanierBaer. The paint sculpture with a resin core took nearly two years to make, as you can find out in Swerve’s story [...]

Apr 10th, 2014

5 Family-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary

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April 11 – 13 1. Supertrain 2014; Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13 at the Calgary Soccer Centre, 7000 48th St. S.E. Woo-woo. The annual celebration of model trains chugs into the Calgary Soccer Centre. With a name like Supertrain, it should come as no surprise that this is Calgary’s largest model-train show. How [...]

Apr 9th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Week in Calgary: The Calgary Underground Film Festival, L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres, Adults Only Night at Telus Spark and more

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Calgary Underground Film Festival at the Globe Cinema (Opening Monday, April 7) The underground films bubble to the surface for a full week starting Monday. The Calgary Underground Film Festival opens with a screening of Frank, based on the memoir by Jon Ronson, about a bandleader who lives inside an over-sized papier-mâché head (Michael Fassbender). [...]

Apr 7th, 2014

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary: A.Y.E. LP release, Japan Film Festival, cocktails and more

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Immersion by Gordon Milne at The Changing Gallery, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (Opening Friday, April 4) For painter Gordon Milne, dancers are basically elite athletes. Considering the amount of practice, discipline and athleticism needed to complete an Alberta Ballet show, he’s probably right. Milne has sat in the Tuesday morning class at Alberta Ballet [...]

Apr 3rd, 2014

Pyrrha launches Game of Thrones jewelry

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When Season 4 of Game of Thrones begins Sunday on HBO Canada what will you be wearing? Before answering that question consider that showing your clan support just got easier and more stylish. Pyrrha, the Vancouver-based jeweller whose heraldic-influenced pieces have been worn by the likes of Taylor Swift, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, has [...]

Apr 2nd, 2014

5 Family-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary

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April 4 – 6 1. Western Canada FRC Robotics Regional; Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Olympic Oval Whatever you do, don’t call this event the War of the Robots. That just sensationalizes robots, which the organizers of this event take seriously. The Association of Professional Engineers [...]

Apr 2nd, 2014

5 Things To Do This Week in Calgary: Calgary International Spoken Word Festival, Green Fools’ April Fool’s Day Parade and more

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Dad, Day 1 at Lunchbox Theatre (Opening Monday, March 31) Rebecca Northan has had a busy month. The co-creator of Legend Has It gets into the director’s chair for Dave Kelly’s one-man show about the “awe and terror” of being a new father. Stephen Hunt sat down to talk about the play with Northan and [...]

Mar 31st, 2014

Q&A with Moe Clark, poet

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A gig at the Calgary International Spoken Word Festival is also a chance for Moe Clark to revisit her roots. The Alberta College of Art + Design graduate has since moved to Montreal, but she performed as part of the emerging-voices showcase at the 2005 festival. She sat down with Swerve Going Out Editor Jon [...]

Mar 31st, 2014