Coming to light

Illuminasia Lantern & Garden Festival Illuminasia Lantern and Garden Festival is currently taking place every Thursday to Sunday, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., until Oct. 16, at the Calgary Zoo. The basis of the festival is built around the four seasons, the zoo animals, as well as traditional Chinese …

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Time to tap the casks

Say pröst to October, and raise a stein at Calgary Oktoberfest Break out your beer steins, your lederhosen and your dirndls; Calgary Oktoberfest is back, returning to the Big Four Building on Sept. 23 and 24. The beer sampling event, now in its fourth year, offers both newbies to the …

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Rolling through town

Circle the Wagons hits Calgary’s University District

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Sleeper Hit comes to Calgary

Vertigo Theatre starts their season with The Big Sleep adaptation Vertigo Theatre starts off its 40th season with a play adaptation of The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler’s celebrated noir novel. The first production of this season’s BD&P Mystery Theatre Series, The Big Sleep, will be shown in The Playhouse at …

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CIFF must-see list

Top 10 movies at the Calgary International Film festival This year’s Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) kicks off Sept. 21, and runs for 12 days showcasing 210 films from around the world. To help plan your festival, here’s a list of the 10 most anticipated films screenings during the 17th …

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Legend of Zelda at CPO

Bringing the legendary music of the game to real life The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will soon be performing The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, a multimedia symphonic concert. The concert will take place at Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary, on Sept. 22. “The Zelda Symphony is a …

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Lights, camera, Calgary!

Calgary International Film Festival goes behind the scenes This year marks the 17th year of the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF), and organizers are expecting this to be its most engaging year yet. With over 200 short and feature-length films from over 40 countries playing from Sept. 21 to Oct. …

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Music, arts and Canadian culture, amplified

Calgary’s National Music Centre offers a one-of-a-kind experience If you happened to be cruising around the East Village this past Canada Day, you would have noticed a lengthy line-up of people queuing around the block, just outside of the stunning new building across the street from the King Eddy, Calgary’s …

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Travel back in time with the Glenbow Museum

Behind the Scenes tours offer a glimpse into the Glenbow’s eclectic archives The Glenbow Museum is now organizing themed Behind the Scenes events in which they take tour groups into their archives to show artifacts not commonly seen or exhibited on the main floors. “For Behind the Scenes events we …

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Two decades, one chord

Sloan returns to Calgary with the One Chord to Another 20th Anniversary Tour It’s impossible to forget your first concert – not the Black Eyed Peas show at the Saddledome you dragged your parents to when you were nine, but your first real concert. Your first rock show, your first …

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RapSheet: East Coast

The east coast blew up this past month with new music and teasers from Royce Da 5’9”, Danny Brown and A$AP Twelvy. Fans are patiently waiting for April 15 to hear the new album, Layers, from Royce Da 5’9”. The Detroit rapper released a mixtape titled Trust The Shooter to …

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Going underground

Calgary Underground Film Festival digs deeper for its 13th year The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is about to screen some of the most atypical films around, ranging from bizarre horror flicks to cult classics by Richard Linklater. Brennan Tilley, lead programmer and administrative manager for CUFF, said the festival …

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Into the unknown

Adventure photographer Carsten Peter to speak in Calgary Adventure lovers and photography buffs will have the chance to listen to German photographer and filmmaker, Carsten Peter, speak about his wildest experiences around the globe. His lecture series, Extreme Planet, presented by National Geographic and Calgary’s Arts Commons will help you …

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Feel-good movies

Calgary festival uses film and art to take on stigmas surrounding mental illness With initiatives such as Bell Let’s Talk and To Write Love On Her Arms, the movement to bring discussions about mental illness to the mainstream is gaining momentum at an unprecedented rate. A group of Calgarians is …

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Following the winds of shit

Mr. Lahey (John Dunsworth) and Randy (Patrick Roach) have just finished filming the tenth season of the Trailer Park Boys and are now touring across North America with their stand-up show, Randy and Mr. Lahey LIVE.  I managed to get a hold of them as they “[followed] the winds of …

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RapSheet

R.I.P. Phife Dawg Sad news clouded the hip-hop world after Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest passed away on March 22, due to complications from diabetes. The “Five-Foot Assassin” was reportedly working on two projects this year with producers 9th Wonder and Nottz. SxSW This year, Calgary’s own Humble …

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Sofar Sounds is so close to you

The local alternative and underground music scene has always been a staple in Canadian culture, and Calgary is delving deeper into that movement with secret events called Sofar Sounds. Winnie Huang, a third-year business student at the University of Calgary, was instrumental in bringing the famous underground organization Sofar Sounds …

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The power of poetry

Spoken word performer Shane Koyczan to debut new material in Calgary To this day, Shane Koyczan’s poetry is still relevant, so much that he is doing a tour across Canada. His first stop will be on April 1, in Calgary. A Canadian poet, author and performer, Koyczan grew up in …

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Kicking off Calgary’s Year of Music

45th Annual JUNO Awards come to Calgary The 45th Annual JUNO Awards will be held in Calgary, on Sunday, April 3, at the Scotiabank Saddledome. From March 28, until the evening of the awards ceremony, there will be several events happening throughout the city, including the much-anticipated JUNOfest at various …

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Album Review: Flatbush ZOMBiES

Flatbush ZOMBiES 3001: A Laced Odyssey (2016) The Glorious Dead Records For the Flatbush ZOMBiES, March 11, marked the release of their much-anticipated debut album, 3001: A Laced Odyssey. Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and Eric “The Architect” Elliot make up the Flatbush ZOMBiES, hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y. Successful in the …

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