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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 »
Set on the eve of his assassination, this fictional depiction of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. by playwright Katori Hall explores the hopes and fears of King as he comes in contact with Camae, an angel disguised as a maid at the Lorraine Motel. The play offers a different side of King, exploring his flaws while maintaining his inspirational qualities. Rosebud Theatre’s tradition is to serve a scrumptious buffet before showtime, but tickets for just the performance portion are available…Find out more »
Stage West will kick off its 2019-20 season with this outrageous farce from legendary playwright Ray Cooney. Pushed to the point of a nervous breakdown ahead of his daughter's wedding, Timothy Westerby begins imagining 'Polly,' a gorgeous apparition only he can see, who shows up to the wedding uninvited much to the chagrin of Timothy's wife, daughter, in-laws and other guests. Bring your appetite for Stage West's massive buffet before the show, all included in the ticket price. Image courtesy…Find out more »
The International Screenwriters Association has a new, monthly gathering taking place in Calgary. On the third Thursday of each month (with the exception of the first event being on Wednesday, September 18), screenwriters are welcomed to mix and mingle with their peers, enter to win door prizes, hear from special guests and explore the perks of the professional association's network. Attendees will also receive a free three-month membership to International Screenwriters Association Connect. Photograph courtesy of the International Screenwriters Association.Find out more »
GEDfest (named for the late Gordon "Gord" Edgar Downie of The Tragically Hip) will be an evening of song in support of the Tom Baker Cancer centre. Held on the second anniversary of Downie's death by a rare form of brain cancer, the event features performances by rock-and-blues act Soul'd Out and Tragically Hip tribute band Trickle Down. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Image courtesy of GEDfest.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 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 »
Sage Theatre embarks on its historic 20th season with an ambitious four-day event from October 16 to 19 at the Pumphouse Theatre. The play-reading series includes four titles from Sage's history brought to life a mix of theatre industry staples and emerging artists, including Slavs!: Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness by Tony Kushner, Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad (translated to English by Linda Gaboriau), King Kirby by Fred Van Lente and Crystal Skillman and A.I. AM, a…Find out more »
You may recognize K. Trevor Wilson from his role as Squirrely Dan in Letterkenny, or from his appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Comedy Central's Roast Battle. The Toronto-based comedian has performed several sets at the Just for Laughs comedy festival, also finding stage time at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and JFL 42. You can catch Wilson's unique brand of Canadiana comedy at The Laugh Shop for three nights. Photograph courtesy of The Laugh Shop.Find out more »
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