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This week in the Year of Music: Sept. 30 to Oct. 6

The CNIB turns off the lights while Calgary’s best head to BreakOut West.

Friday: Twilight Concerts

The series that marks the waxing and waning hours ends with a concert in the morning and another in the evening. 231 more words


50 works of art for 50 cents: The Glenbow Museum celebrate its 50th anniversary

As part of the Glenbow Museum’s 50th-anniversary celebration, curators have pulled 50 works of art from the vaults.

Well, they pulled 49 works; the pop-up exhibition also includes the unveiling of “Algoma Waterfall.” The Lawren Harris painting was recently donated by Imperial Oil, which is also ponying up to defray the cost of admission. 56 more words


Our Town: Lisa Brawn horses around at the Leighton Art Centre

What to do when one comes across an outmoded pile of geriatric, vintage coin-operated horses in an extreme state of disrepair? Well, if one is Lisa Brawn, one gleefully purchases all 30 and reimagines them in various states of high-tech equine fabulousness. 364 more words


Gallery: Fail to plan, plan to freeze

Cool fall breezes are now blowing through Calgary, so it’s time to trade in your shorts and tank tops for some warm clothes. But while it’s a given that temperatures are going to fall, there’s no reason your style needs to follow suit. 397 more words


5 family-friendly things to do this weekend in Calgary

Culture Days; Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2. Various locations.

The annual celebration kicks off Friday with a block party at Olympic Plaza (11 a.m. 471 more words


Meet the lizards, reptiles and snakes of the Calgary Reptile Expo

Amateur herpetologists will be in heaven this weekend at the Calgary Reptile Expo.

Andrea Hersom, TARAS president and owner of Darwins Reptiles, estimates there will be a couple of thousand pythons, tortoises, frogs and other scaly/horned things on hand. 415 more words


Preoccupations' Scott Munro talks about how having a beer with protestors helped them gain perspective on the Viet Cong name

The Calgary-born band Preoccupations has had an eventful couple of years. Originally called Viet Cong, the group received glowing reviews for its 2015 self-titled debut, but faced harsh criticism from activists, who felt the name was disrespectful to those of Vietnamese ancestry. 1,033 more words