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5 things to do this weekend in Calgary

The Light in the Piazza presented by Theatre Calgary at Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons (Opening Friday, April 29)

Theatre Calgary’s opens their final production of the season during the NHL playoffs, which is fitting for a love story that starts with a hat trick. 612 more words



In the second part of Vince Russo’s EXCLUSIVE Swerve interview with Kurt Angle, the Olympic Gold Medalist tackles such topics as–REAL locker room fights, who once physically threatened him, relationship with… 53 more words


Release Blitz - Swerve by Sherilee Gray

Title: Swerve

Series: Boosted Hearts #1

Author: Sherilee Gray

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April 26, 2016

He’ll risk it all for one more night…  911 more words

In the Libraries: Jazz in the 'Burbs

A day sponsored by the United Nations calls for outreach.

JazzYYC is extending music to the often ignored suburbs for International Jazz Day. Glennis Houston (Southwood), Deanne Matley (Bowness), Evan Crib (Fish Creek) and Robin Huber (Westbrook) are among the musicians trading fours at libraries out in the ’burbs. 39 more words


This week in the Year of Music: April 29 to May 5

The Calgary Philharmonic queues up the Berlioz, while Commonwealth’s basement gets whiskey-soaked.

Friday: Symphonie Fantastique

The symphony tells the story of an imaginative artist who has taken to opium to numb the pain of unrequited love. 254 more words


Yo, millennial: A Gen-Xer blows off some steam at the coffee shop

Spied on the T-shirt of a barista at a downtown coffeehouse: “Since When Did Granite Countertops Become the Boss of Us?”

Customer: Yo, millennial barista. I’m the dude watching you like a hipster ghost, three feet from where you are, awaiting the double double-long shot you have so expertly drawn for me 20 times this month—though, if you recognize me at all, I wouldn’t know it. 921 more words


Gertie the ankylosaur isn't your average garden gnome

Forget garden gnomes. If you really want to impress the neighbours, chain an armoured dinosaur to the tree in your front yard.

This is Gertie. She lived at the Calgary Zoo until she and her fellow Cretaceous creature-friends were evicted back when the current prehistoric park was built, 20-odd years ago. 362 more words