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The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing are back for another romp in Drinking Habits 2. This time, the happy-go-luck bunch of nuns have to get it together enough to stage a play in support of an orphanage in danger of closing. Expect a lot of laughs and outrageous hijinks at this one.Find out more »
Mystery author extraordinaire Rex Stout wrote 33 novels and 41 novellas and short stories featuring his massively popular character Nero Wolfe. In this Stout adaptation by Joseph Goodrich, Wolfe (Grant Linneberg) must come to the aid of the distraught Mrs. Herrod (Karen Johnson-Diamond) as she attempts to prove her son Paul's innocence against murder charges. Of course, this wouldn't be Vertigo's Mystery Series if the plot was all that simple — find out how far down the rabbit hole goes…Find out more »
Promoting Artists Redefining Kulture (PARK) presents its 2019 edition of PARKSHOW at Manulife Place on May 24 and 25. This is the 11th annual show celebrating all things Calgary fashion with an opening reception, two runway shows and a pop-up market on each night. One-night passes span $40 to $160 at the early bird rate while two-night passes range $70 to $310.Find out more »
Wordfest is presenting an evening talk by author and Globe and Mail national food writer Ann Hui. She's promoting her new book Chop Suey Nation, a non-fiction look at immigration stories through the lens of Canadian Chinese restaurants and the families who operate them. There's a double Calgary connection here: Chinese mainstay Silver Dragon is featured in the book and Calgary food personality Julie Van Rosendaal will conduct the on-stage interview. Photograph by Amanda PalmerFind out more »
Vertigo Theatre, The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth have teamed up for this multi-genre telling of the Bard's Hamlet. The plot follows Prince Hamlet of Denmark as his sanity unwinds following the murder of his father by his uncle Claudius. Part ghost story, whodunnit and revenge tale, this version of Hamlet was adapted by Anna Cummer, directed by Craig Hall and stars Ahad Raza Mir (Hamlet), Joel Cochrane (Ghost/First Player), Meg Farhall, (Marcella/Rosencrantz/Player Queen), Karen Hines (Polonia/Osric) and others. Illustration by Jordan…Find out more »
Wine-subscription service Paperman Wine is celebrating its public launch with a swig-worthy event at the St. Louis Hotel. Your ticket includes wine, snacks and mingling, and proceeds will be donated to Hero Girls — Her International. The event also includes a silent auction and live entertainment.Find out more »
You don't become a historical landmark without developing some spooky lore along the way. That's why the traditional Heritage Park Ghost Tours are back for spring with two weekly options for learning about its haunted history. All tours include coffee, tea or hot chocolate, as well as 10% off towards dinner at the Selkirk Grille. Standard Ghost Tours run for 90 minutes at 7 and 7:30 p.m each Wednesday from March 6 to April 10 and are recommended for ages 16+.…Find out more »
Forage normally specializes in tantalizing to-go foods at its Marda Loop outpost, but on March 27 it will host a sit-down dinner with ingredients sourced from Alberta producers. The family style menu features charcuterie and cheese, French onion soup, croque monsieur with green salad and chocolate pot du crème for dessert. Tickets must be purchased in advance are available either in-store of by phone at 403-269-6551.Find out more »
Take your book club game to the next level with the pros at Wordfest and host Anne Logan. On the docket this time is Tommy Orange's There There, which received rave reviews from both the New York Times and Margaret Atwood. The story follows a group of people attending the Big Oakland Powwow, each with their own set of intentions and different resulting experiences.Find out more »
With the winter semester nearing its end, students from the University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts are ready to unleash on onslaught of new work across disciplines. Enjoy drama, staged readings, dance, music and interdisciplinary performances ranging from free admission to $13 per ticket. Quick picks include Pierrot's Gender Reveal, where shadow puppetry, music and clown collide, and performance-meets-research-project Bury The Wren, where one attendee at a time can experience a mix of augmented reality, virtual reality…Find out more »
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