Trailer Park Boys coming to The Gateway

Randy and Mr. Lahey are coming back to The Gateway on May 5, to grab Calgary by the scruff with two hours full of liquor, hijinks and greasiness. The dynamic duo that are the characters Jim Lahey and Randy Bobandy from the award-winning Canadian cult comedy series Trailer Park Boys, …

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Journalism prevalent career in comic books

Comic creators love reporters for truth-seeking superheroes Since the Golden age of comic books, writers have drawn on the incorruptible journalist as their hero to get to the bottom of the truth. There is a parallel between journalism and the fictional world of comic books. “With the power of the …

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Earth, clay and fire

Minds of graduating artists inspired by natural elements ACAD’s Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) displays clay and glass earthy pieces of art that come to life, as two artists with common viewpoints share their different styles of expression. Before they graduate, ACAD students and artists, Ariel Hill and Mabel Tan are …

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Album Review: The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit

Dune Rats The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit Ratbag Records (2016) The Dune Rats’ new sophomore album, The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit, sounds exactly what one would imagine a scorching Australian sun to sound like. Bright and heavy, but not to the point of excess. The band hails from …

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Returning to the stage

Belle Game opens for Yukon Blonde and is headed to SAIT A show that features some of the most hyped up indie-rock and crash-pop coming straight out of the Vancouver music scene is coming to Calgary in April. Indie-rock band, Yukon Blonde will return to the Gateway on April 1, …

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A record for the books

100 books to be donated to Children’s Hospital SAIT has collected 100 books from staff and students in celebration of its centennial and will be donating them to the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Karen Graham and Sandra Lee, both academic chairs for the School of Information and Communications Technologies, were the …

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You can’t stop a mammoth

Royal Tusk and guests rock The Gateway Edmonton’s Royal Tusk, Saskatoon’s The Pistolwhips and Calgary bands Double Fuzz and Ten Minute Detour rocked The Gateway on March 2. The Calgary stop of their tour with The Pistolwhips was the Buzzfeed Artists-to-Watch-listed band’s last Alberta concert before their appearance on March …

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Lights, camera, showtime!

Festival showcases the magical world of puppet shows The Festival of Animated Objects is preparing to flood Calgary with puppets, some of which are anatomically correct, from March 16 to 19. The Old Trout Puppet Workshop is one of the contributors for the festival and has been working with puppets …

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Reading dangerously

Reading marathon draws crowd with banned books The Reg Erhardt Library managed to attract a substantial audience of daring readers for their Freedom to Read Week event on Feb. 28. Freedom to Read Week lasted from Feb. 26 to March 4. “Last year, it was more of a reading circle,” …

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A ride through Havana

Decades old story still delightfully relevant A classic novel’s play adaptation is hitting the stage in Calgary at Vertigo Theatre from March 11 to April 9.  Directed by Mark Bellamy, Our Man in Havana promises to be “a great rollercoaster ride for audiences.” Our Man in Havana is the story …

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Bat praising the Sabbath

Cancer Bats play their take on Black Sabbath Canadian Black Sabbath cover band, Bat Sabbath, will be playing Dickens Pub on March 18, with Calgary band Chron Goblin before embarking on a tour across The United Kingdom.  “We see a lot of people come out of head-banger retirement when we …

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World premiere of a cult classic

Noir comic book stories brought to life on stage In the world premiere of one of the most critically acclaimed comic book stories from the age of noir American fiction, comes the tale of Crime Does Not Pay. Authors Kris Demeanor and David Rhymer have taken the task of turning …

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Get up and go

Tips for getting ready and out of the door fast One of the greatest feelings is finding yourself tucked in warm and cozy. But after realizing that you’re an hour late for class, that feeling is instantly terminated. Trying to maximize time can be quite hard for non-early birds. Packing …

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Legacy 103 broadcasts 50th

Radio Television and Broadcast radio station undergoes rebranding SAIT’s Radio Television and Broadcast News program turns 50 this year, and students are as invested in the program as they’ve ever been.  Legacy 103, previously known as Revolution 103, is the campus radio station run by the radio major students in …

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Starfleet at TELUS Spark

Tour the Starship enterprise Star Trek fans across Calgary are beaming as TELUS Spark is giving them the opportunity to boldly go and experience 50 years of the show’s history in Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience. The interactive touring exhibit is presented by Martin ‘Mr. Star Trek’ Netter, and …

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Little Shop of Pleasures

Opportunities for SAIT students to continue their sexual education Little Shop of Pleasures isn’t just your typical, seedy sex shop. Instead, it has a warm ambient feeling that makes even the most nervous shopper feel comfortable. Through a series of workshops, the store hopes to expand the horizons of curious …

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Gracie takes the stage

ATP presents play on polygamous Mormon life Gracie offers audience members a chance to walk in the shoes of a young woman living in a polygamous Mormon community and experience her dilemmas. Presented by Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP), the play will run from Feb. 28 to March 18 in the …

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Getting a GLOW on

GLOW is Calgary’s first interactive light festival An interactive light festival is about to brighten up the long winter nights, which have only added to the stress caused in these trying times. GLOW will take place in multiple downtown locations in Calgary between 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. nightly from …

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Exposing Calgary’s best photography

Exposure is an Alberta-wide photography festival that runs throughout February, exhibiting the work of professional, amateur and famous photographers from Alberta and across Canada.  “Kids, professionals and the most prolific alike will be there,” said George Webber, a Calgary photographer and instructor of the black and white darkroom techniques course …

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Calgary hardcore homecoming

Local metalcore acts, Shark Infested Daughters and From The Wolves, are heading out on the Van Flip And Die tour this February, culminating in an all-ages show on Feb. 19 at Broken City in Calgary. Van Flip And Die is the name that Chris Thoresen, lead singer of Shark Infested …

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