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October 2019

The Imaginairium by Wordfest

October 23
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 23, 2019

Multiple Venues Calgary, Canada + Google Map
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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.

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Fluid Fest

October 23
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 27, 2019

Multiple Venues Calgary, Canada + Google Map
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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…

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Old Time Rock & Roll

October 23 @ 6:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 11, 2020

One event on December 31, 2019 at 6:15 pm

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 5, 2020

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, 1002 37 St. SW
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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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.

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This is War

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - October 26 @ 9:00 pm
The University Theatre, 230 University Ct. N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 Canada
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$16 – $21

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…

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Iceland

October 23 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until November 2, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 2, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

One event on October 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 30, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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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.

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Frankenstein

October 23 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm

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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.

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Disgraced

October 23 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 2, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 2, 2019

One event on October 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Martha Cohen Theatre, 215 8 Ave. S.E.
Calgary, Canada
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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.

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Shelter Kitchen Takeover: Bao Popup

October 24 - October 26
Shelter, 1210 1 St. S.W. + Google Map
No cover

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.

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Dwell Modern by LightForm Grand Opening Party

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dwell Modern, 701 11 Ave. S.W.
Calgary, Canada
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Free with RSVP

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 rsvp@lightform.ca. Photograph courtesy of Dwell Modern.

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Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series: Xakiji (Chief) Lee Crowchild

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Design Lab, 616 Macleod Tr. S.
Calgary, Canada
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Free

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…

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