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Events & Activities Jan 28 - Feb 3

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Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the weeks of January 28 - February 3:

Leisure Centre Schedules: https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Schedules.aspx

Please see attached for the City of Calgary program flyers.

  • January 28 - February 22 (times vary - see link): The Louder We Get - at Arts Commons, Max Bell Theatre, destined for Broadway, this dazzling musical follows the compelling and inspirational true love story of Marc Hall as he navigates the Catholic school system to fight for his right to take his boyfriend to prom. With colourful pop-inspired songs and heart-warming unity, you won't want to miss this electric love story. Admission: varies - see link. On Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's - if you are under the age of 35, the ticket is $35. https://www.theatrecalgary.com/shows/2019-2020-the-louder-we-get?_ga=2.248950343.134298310.1580145392-1805235832.1565814106

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  • January 29 (6:00pm-8:00pm): Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series: Tanya Talga - at Central Library, the UofC's Indigenous Strategy will feature Tanya Talaga at its first Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series of 2020. Talaga is an award-winning, best-selling author and veteran journalist who currently writes a column for the Toronto Star on subjects relating to the Indigenous experience in Canada. It is a free event - but please RSVP in advance.
  • February 1 (12:00pm): Black History Month Celebration - at Marlborough Mall, local music-and-culture promotions group 10 x Music & Culture is celebrating Black History Month. There will be live music, spoken word and a fashion show to commemorate the occasion. This will be in the upper area of the food court in the mall.
  • February 1 (2:00pm-7:00pm): Theme: Landscape Publication Launch & Exhibition - at Loft 112 (535 8 Ave SE), traditional photography publication SEITIES is launching its next issue during the Exposure Photography Festival. In addition to being among the first to get their hands on a copy, attendees can also take in an exhibition feature handmade darkroom prints, Polaroids and wet plates and have their Tintypes portrait taken by Rainika Photographik.
  • February 1 (3:00pm-6:00pm): Open Mic Hosted by The Enablers - at SunnyCicder (1, 3300 14 Ave NE), performers of all stripes are invited to share their creativity at Sunnysider. Whether you want to read aloud some poetry, play a song or jam with other musicians, this free-admission event is waiting for you.

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    • January 28 - February 1 (7:30pm): The Boy From Oz - at Beddington Theatre Arts Centre, join the Front Row Centre Players Society from January 17 to February 1 for the Canadian Premiere of The Boy From Oz. Admission: $25
    • January 29 (10:00am-5:00pm) Bell Let's Talk Day at Studio Bell - at Studio Bell (850 4 St SE), there will be a day of activities to bring awareness to mental health. There will be events like a drum therapy session, a Kimball Theatre Organ demonstration about music and emotions as well as a tour to highlight the healing power of music. There will be many organizations there like Kids Help Phone and the Calgary Counselling Centre. Admission: $20
    • January 29 (7:30pm): Comedy Night at the Cider House - Sunnysider (1, 3300 14 Ave NE) will be hosting its first-ever comedy night! There will be a good line up of comedians like Austin Lonneberg, Sam Benty and Amy Edgar. Admission: $15
    • January 29 (7:00pm-8:00pm): We've Read This Book Club: Three Women - at Memorial Park Library, this event will be hosted by Anne Logan, a local blogger and book reviewer, who will lead participants through a discussion of Lisa Taddeo's bestseller Three Women. Admission: $10
    • January 29 (8:00pm): Todd Ness - at the Laugh Shop, Hotel Blackfoot, professional stand-up comedian Todd Ness is in the house! Admission: $14.95
    • January 30 - February 1 (times vary - see link): Particle and Wave Media Arts Festival - for the sixth year in a row, Calgarians can ohh and ahh at the latest screenings, installation and live performances from local, national and international multimedia artists over this three-day festival. There will be an interactive game show where patrons become the live audience and performances incorporating projections and soundscapes mixed on the spot. Admission: varies - see link - http://emmedia.ca/
    • January 30 - February 1 (7:30pm): Gavin Matts - at the Laugh Shop at Hotel Blackfoot, Vancouver-born comedian and actor Gavin Matts is visiting Hotel Blackfoot's Laughshop for five shows over three days! Admission: $14.95-21.95
    • January 31 (6:00pm - 9:00pm): Burnt Toast Studio Open House and Gallery Expedition -  at the not-for-profit art collective Burnt Toast Studio is opening its doors the public for an open house and exhibition. Admission: by donation
    • January 31 (8:00pm): The Redline Trio with Steve Hudson  -  at King Eddy (438 9 Ave SE), local jazz triad The Redline Trio will be playing with NY-based pianist. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Admission: $20-25
    • January 31 (10:00pm): IcoNick Comedy  -  Without Papers Pizza (1216 9 Ave SE) - Writing Papers is once again hosting IcoNick Comedy. Hosted by Conner Christmas and troo knot, it boasts a mix of mainstream and alternative comics and includes bizarre hijinks where the audience can win prizes. Admission: pay what you can
    • February 1 (7:00pm): Chris Gheran  -  at Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar (909 10 St SE), the Gallery House Concerts Society is hosting a performance by Chris Gheran. Enjoy hard folk songs that often tell stories of military battles, which is a unique part of Gheran's music storytelling style. You can reserve a spot before-hand if interested. Admission: $10
    • February 1 (8:00pm-10:00pm): Improv! The Musical -  at The Alexandra Centre (922 9 Ave SE), there will be a troupe of improvisers that will sing and dance their way into a musical theatre experience like no other. Admission: $12-15
    • February 1 (9:00pm): Devin Cooper with Flaysher -  the King Eddy is hosting a headline performance by Devin Cooper. This is the first time the Southern-style rocker will be headlining there. Admission: $10-15
    • February 2 (1:00pm): The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures-  at Eckhardt-Grammate Hall (206 University Ct NW), Calgary Pro Musica presents The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures. This family-friendly event follows the story of Luca as he learns to share his musical talents, feature music by Bach, Beethoven, Piazzolla and more. There will be a craft room available before the show and a cookie reception afterwards. Admission: $12-15
    • February 3 (7:00pm): Off the CUFF: Colour Out of Space - at Globe Cinema, if you're a fan of over-the-top B-movies, do not miss this latest entry in Calgary Underground Film Festival's Off The CUFF Series. Based on a story by legendary horror author H.P Lovecrast, Colour Out of Space follows the bizarre events that comes to pass after a meteorite crashes near the home of the Gardner Family. Admission: $8-10

      Have a great week!