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Lougheed House is hosting a new series of exhibitions and events from the end of March to early June that explore gender identity, queer history and related topics. The anchors for this are the exhibits Nine Lives: Changing Notions of Femininity Through Time (March 28 to April 28) and Outliers: Queer History in Calgary (May 8 to June 9). You can come see either exhibition during standard Lougheed House hours, or during specially programmed events designed to give you a…Find out more »
This 10-time Tony Award-winner is the story of Billy, an 11-year-old boy finding his way as a ballet dancer against all odds. This musical adaptation of the 2001 film features original music by mega-star Sir Elton John and is choreographed for its Calgary run by past Alberta Ballet principal dancer Yukichi Hattori. The heartwarming tale closes out Theatre Calgary's main 2018-19 season. Illustration by Andrea UciniFind out more »
For the fourth production of its 2018-19 season, Front Row Centre Players uses human actors and puppets to bring this coming of age musical comedy to life. Avenue Q, which spent more than six years on Broadway and earned a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2003, follows the lives of a character named Princeton and the new friends he makes while living (and navigating adulthood) on the fictional Avenue Q in New York City.Find out more »
Everyone loves a good assassination plot. At least, that's at the heart of this campy comedy that took home four Tony Award wins back in 2014. Follow Monty Navarro as he attempts to kill his way to succession towards earldom and woo himself a lover along the way. This show is best for ages 13 and up, and comes with a buffet dinner.Find out more »
Calgary's premier genre film festival returns for round 16 this April. Gather up some friends and enjoy some of the world's best independent cinema, parties, talks by special guests and indie video games set up inside the Globe Cinema. From cutting edge new works to the ever-popular retro cartoons and all-you-can-eat cereal party, the festival has something for everyone. Tickets go on sale March 28.Find out more »
April is officially the month of jazz — UNESCO and Herbie Hancock declared the first International Jazz Day on April 30, 2011, while the Smithsonian has been celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month each April since 2001. Accordingly, JazzYYC is presenting a week of jazz celebration with various partners at venues throughout the city from April 24 to 30. Check their website for schedule, pricing and more info.Find out more »
The biggest fan event of the year returns with a stellar lineup of guests, creators and and exhibitors to satisfy entertainment fans big and small. This year's highlights include the cast of Back to the Future (Michael J. Fox, Christoper Lloyd, Lea Thompson, James Tolkan, and Tom Wilson) live in conversation on April 26, plus appearances by cast members of Smallville and mega stars like Pamela Anderson, Sean Astin and Christina Ricci. Convention admission prices do not include photo opportunities…Find out more »
The Ujamaa Grandmas are back for their seasonal fabric and yarn sale. You'll find a wide variety of fabrics for sewing and knitting and project at this sale, and you can feel good about shopping know that the Grandmas are raising funds the the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The charity supports sub-Saharan African grandmothers who are caring for their grandchildren who have been orphaned by the AIDS/HIV pandemic.Find out more »
The Canadian premiere of five-time Tony nominee Bright Star will be held at none other than the Rosebud Theatre, between Calgary and Drumheller. Written by entertainment royalty Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, this country music love story set in the Ozarks will be brought to life by a cast whose credits include Fargo, Hell on Wheels and Heartland. Rosebud Theatre's tradition is to serve a scrumptious buffet before showtime, but tickets for just the performance portion are available as well.…Find out more »
In the wake of Canada Food Guide's new voracious veggie guidelines, Calgary Produce Marketing Association is hosting a charitable dinner in support of Calgary Community Kitchen and the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. Your evening begins with an interactive cocktail and appetizer reception before you sit down to a four-course meal made by chefs who've worked in Michelin-starred restaurants (Chris Hartman). To cap things off, sample treats at the dessert bar and grab a "chefs bag" of goodies to take home.Find out more »
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