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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 »
This collaboration between Lunchbox Theatre and Inside Out Theatre is a one-man-show by Bruce Horak ruminating on the death of famous Canadian painter Tom Thomson and the subsequent rise of the Group of Seven. Though nearly blind, Horak paints an original portrait of the audience during each show.Find out more »
Downstage's world premiere of Smoke features an interesting casting experiment — the stars of the lead roles will alternate each night between an opposite-sex couple and a same-sex couple. Both couples will play exes Aiden and Jordan, who face one of life's most difficult subjects: sexual assault. This show is recommended for those age 16 and above.Find out more »
Whether you're a dancer looking to hone your tap skills or just looking for a bit of entertainment, there's something at Rhythm, Body and Soul for you. Master dancers have gathered for a weekend of workshops and classes while a showcase will be held on Sunday, February 17. All events take place at DJD with the exception of the Tap Jam, taking place at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Espresso Cafe.Find out more »
Each year, the Academy Awards recognizes short films in three different categories, but rarely have general audiences had the chance to see them. That changes now with the Calgary International Film Festival's presentation of Oscar-nominated live-action, animated and documentary shorts. You can choose between tickets for individual screenings tickets, a weekend pass and a bundle that includes the weekend pass and a ticket to A Red Carpet Affair (an Academy Awards viewing party and fundraiser) on February 24.Find out more »
National headliner Michelle Shaughnessy has appeared at Canada's top comedy festivals, can be heard on Sirius XM and has appeared on television for CBC, The Comedy Network, MTV and more. Shaughnessy is also performing — with dinner included — on February 14.Find out more »
Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated play Deathtrap dominated the Broadway stage for years in the late ’70s and early ’80s, and now, Vertigo Theatre is staging the popular play in Calgary. The suspenseful production follows struggling writer Sidney Bruhl and Clifford Anderson, a former student whose new work might just be Sidney’s ticket to fame — if he can get Clifford out of the way. Illustration by Jordan WiebenFind out more »
In January 1928 Ruth Snyder became the second woman in American history to die by execution in the electric chair. This story of the roaring '20s, a housewife in desperation and the increase of mechanization in society is the foundation for the MFA thesis of Zachary McKendrick. This expressionist play will deal less with the tabloid sensation of the crimes and resultant punishment, giving the viewer the chance to consider the larger factors surrounding the circumstances.Find out more »
Laugh your way through all seven Harry Potters in 70 hilarious minutes at Arts Commons. This unauthorized parody by Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner has toured the globe since its early development in 2005, earning rave reviews and sold out crowds along the way. Its Calgary run ends on Family Day, February 18, making a great occasion to take the kids out for some fun.Find out more »
This is your chance to see exotic animals like a sloth, alligator and armadillo up close and personal. Little Ray's Wildlife Festival is a traveling show that promotes education about environmental biodiversity and the responsible care of exotic pets. There will be several exhibits as well as hands-on educational programs, and Jason Clevett Animal Planet's show Scaled will be in attendance. Note: this event has been moved to Northland Village Mall.Find out more »
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