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Take in ten lively days of workshops, readings, performances and more as The Imaginairium by Wordfest returns with 76 artists at 56 events throughout the inner city. Wordfest is bringing together a collection of world-class literary voices at this annual Fall festival dedicated to celebrating authors and ideas. This year, the festival welcomes guests from across the country and around the globe, including authors, poets, musical acts and more. Image courtesy of Wordfest.Find out more »
Celebrate the possibilities of contemporary art, dance and live performance at this year's Fluid Fest. The two-week festival explores the vast spectrum of what dance can be through performances, workshops and talks showcasing artists from within the city and around the world. Tickets are available by individual purchase, as a "Fluid 4-Pack" or as an "all-access pass" to experience the festival as a whole. Visit fluidfest.com for the full festival lineup and schedule. Image of HINKY PUNK by Fakeknot, performed…Find out more »
Celebrate the classics with this trip through the wonder years presented by Jubilations Dinner Theatre. The show follows Kevin Stevens, who stumbles upon his parents record collection while helping them clean out the family home, sending him on a journey through all the greatest songs of decades past. Tickets at Jubilations cover the three-act show, a four-course dinner and refillable tea and coffee throughout the evening. Image courtesy of Jubilations Dinner Theatre.Find out more »
Written by Hannah Moscovitch and directed by John Knight, this play follows Master Corporal Tanya Young, Private Jonny Henderson, Sergeant Stephen Hughes and Sergeant Chris Anders as they recount to the media the details of what happened leading up to the horrific event. While these soldiers are not responsible for what happened in the Panjwaii district of Afghanistan, each soldier carries their own guilt and trauma. This play contains mature themes, course language and violence. It's suggested for ages 14+. Community…Find out more »
Theatre Calgary is proud to host the Canadian one-act play by Nicolas Billon, Iceland. This dark comedy follows three vastly different characters as they navigate relationships with money and greed. This Governor General Award winning satirical play explores humanity's relationship wth capitalism through three masterfully connected monologues. Photograph courtesy of Theatre Calgary.Find out more »
This world premiere adaption of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is Alberta Ballet like you’ve never seen it before. Attendees can expect a massive multimedia stage environment and blend of classic and contemporary ballet styles during its four-night, five-performance run at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. The show will live up to its namesake's fright factor — you may want to leave the kids at home for this one. Photograph by Paul McGrath.Find out more »
This fiery drama by Ayad Akhtar won the 2013 Pultizer Prize for drama based on its searing examinations of racial and religious identity. Lightened by moments of surprising comedy, the plot follows successful Pakistani-American lawyer Amir Kapoor as he hosts a dinner party with guests of varying cultural backgrounds. This show contains violence, coarse language and mature subject — best to leave the kids at home for this one. Photograph by Erin Wallace.Find out more »
The cocktail aficionados at Shelter are welcoming chef Zac Ardena to their kitchen for a one-weekend only takeover. From October 24 to 26, Ardena will be preparing a selection of bao buns that showcase a fusion of Filipino and Canadian influences. Expect dishes featuring sous vide pork belly, spicy mayo, crispy shallots, shrimp and sweet potato fritters, and bear in mind that quantities are limited. Photograph courtesy of Shelter.Find out more »
Check out the grand opening of Dwell Modern by LightForm if you're a fan of funky, modern furniture, lighting and home accessories. The latest addition to Calgary's decor shopping options will offer food, drinks, DJ music and prizes from brands Ligne Roset, Selett, and Menu at this launch event. Those interested in attending should RSVP by contacting email@example.com. Photograph courtesy of Dwell Modern.Find out more »
The University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy (ii’ taa’poh’to’p) second entry in its 2019-20 Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series will host an address from Xakiji Lee Crowchild, a third generation Xakiji who has instructed at universities, worked in many capacities and positions within Tsuut’ina and served on boards of directors. He will speak on "the changing landscape on and around the Tsuu'tina Nation west of Calgary, and his approach to municipal partnerships on large-scale land development projects." This event is free…Find out more »
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