Week 25. Things Happening Around Town. June 16-22

     

    Brick Roundup – LEGO Exhibition. Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) 1407 14 Ave NW. Saturday, June 14, 2014. Runs until Monday, June 16, 2014.

    An Exhibition of LEGO by the Southern Alberta Lego Users Group. Come see cities, spaceships, pirates, moving contraptions and art, all built from LEGO. Also, a kids contest open for entry to all ages.

    Sunshine Bubble Ball. TELUS Spark, 220 ST.George’s Drive NE. Wednesday, June 18, 2014. $250 

    For five years, Sofia Kanjee, little “Sofia Sunshine”, was the light of her family’s life. In the spring of 2009, tragedy struck and the family found themselves rushing her to the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Sadly, despite the excellent care she received, Sofia did not survive. Sunshine Bubble Ball will allow the Kanjee Family to continue Sofia’s legacy, and ensure that children and families who visit the hospital will receive the best possible care. Join us at The TELUS Spark Science Centre for an unforgettable evening full of wonder, imagination and community spirit. Enjoy entertainment from unique acts such as the butterfly cirque performers and bubble artist Louis Pearle while you enjoy imaginative hors d’oeuvres and delicious cocktails. Then get ready for a once in a lifetime performance from The Tenors! Sunshine Bubble Ball featuring The Tenors Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Location: TELUS Spark Science Centre Tickets: $250 per adult ticket Light & Laughter Tickets: $1,000 for two tickets – Access to the Light & Laughter Lounge featuring: Complimentary champagne, private bar, canapés, VIP upper level seating, signature gift + $400 tax receipt VIP Tickets: $2,500 for two tickets – Access to Light & Laughter Lounge (see above) PLUS: Valet Parking, pre-event dinner including a private showing with Louis Pearle, post-concert private reception with The Tenors including an opportunity for photographs + $1,500 tax receipt

    Sled Island Festival. Various venues.  Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Runs until Sunday, June 22, 2014. Price varies on performance & venues

    Sled Island is an annual four-day independent music and arts festival in Calgary and will bring together over 200 artists and bands in more than 25 venues throughout the city. Audiences at Sled Island 2014 will be treated to seeing acclaimed performers in unique venues, and experiencing bands that typically play larger venues in intimate settings. The party continues after the shows finish, with after parties keeping people up and dancing late into the night. Art and film components of Sled Island will launch on the evening of June 20. Since 2007, Sled Island’s innovative, eclectic programming and independent spirit have combined with Calgary’s youthful energy to produce a festival that now attracts a diverse and global audience, is praised by local and international artists, and was recently voted one of the top 10 music festivals in Canada by listeners of CBC Radio 3.

    #TBC – Throwback Concert featuring SNAP! 219 8 Ave SW, Calgary. Thursday, June 19, 2014. Runs until Friday, June 20, 2014. GENERAL ADMISSION (18+): $55, BALCONY: $75, VIP: $125

    SNAP! “#TBC” (Throwback Concerts) and outdoor pre-show #TBC consists of 2 parts: outdoor pre-show and an indoor concert. The outdoor pre-show will take place on June 19th starting at 6:00pm and will be open to all ages. With live on stage performances by International Artist, SNAP! and local DJs. The second portion of #TBC is a full SNAP! concert at Flames Central that will start at 10:00pm and go until 1:00am. The concert is for adult (18+) audience and will feature local DJs: DJ Damage & DV Love.

    Scotch Tasting Event – Vin Room. Thursday, June 19, 2014. $125.00 per person.

    Join us for a four course food and scotching pairing dinner. Scotch Tasting Dinner Thursday, June 19th 2014 6:30 pm 1st Course ~ Trio of Oysters Fresh, Smoked, Grilled Loch Lomond Green Label Meat Hook Cocktail, 2 oz 2nd Course ~ Passion Fruit & Lime Marinated Scallop Ceviche, Tropical Fruit Salsa Glen Scotia 10Yr ½ oz Inchmurrin 12Yr ½ oz 3rd Course ~ Maple Roasted Pork Belly Potato Pancake, Green Apple and Red Cabbage Slaw Loch Lomond Organic 12Yr ½ oz Glen Scotia 16Yr ½ oz 4th Course ~ Bittersweet Chocolate Brownie Salted Butterscotch Sauce Inchmurrin 18yr ½ oz Little Meil 21yr First Edition ½ oz Tickets $125./pp includes all food, pairings and gratuities. Tickets available for Vin Room West 587.353.8812 or Vin Room Mission 403.457.5522. For tickets, please contact info@vinroom.com. Due to the popularity of this event, tickets are not refundable and not transferable.

    NO SOUP FOR YOU! 7687 110th ave nw.  Saturday, June 21, 2014. Bowls of soup – 6.00 with bread…or maybe not Full deli menu – free picture with receipt of purchase please bring your own camera.

    NO SOUP FOR YOU ! attention Seinfeld lovers, Larry Thomas is going to be at NYC deli , serving up soup , sarcasm and fun on June 21st! NYC deli serves up the citys best sandwiches, has teamed up with the Larry Thomas for the ultimate NY experience. So you think you got what it takes to get soup? NO SOUP FOR YOU!

    Summer Solstice Picnic. Reader Rock Garden 325 – 25th Ave S.E.  Saturday, June 21, 2014.  Free.

    Celebrate the beginning of summer with a vintage-inspired picnic! Join your fellow botanical buffs at Reader Rock Garden on the longest day of the year! Parks staff will be hosting garden picnic activities under the June sky, including guided walks. Bring your lunch and join us!

    BBQ and Grilling Demo with Rocky Mountain Smokers. 14555 Symons Valley Rd. N.W.  Saturday, June 21, 2014

    Award Winning BBQ team. Please join us on Saturday, June 21 at 1 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. in the Symons Valley Ranch Carnival Tent for a fantastic and fun BBQ demonstration with fresh produce from our incredible market retailers! We will showcase some fantastic menu items, including:

    Roasted vegetable gazpacho, teriyaki bison shirt ribs, grilled chicken with an alabama white sauce, cheese-stuffed burgers (juicy Lucy’s), bacon wrapped hot dogs, cofee rubbed tri-tip, grilled brussel sprouts with bacon and blue cheese and more.

    Please sign up on FaceBook to guarantee your seat. https//www.facebook.com/SymonsValleyRanch

    STARS Air Ambulance Bryan Anderson Show Jumping Memorial. Anderson Ranch, Calgary. Saturday, June 21, 2014.  Free. 

    The $60,000 STARS Bryan Anderson Memorial Grand Prix Show Jumping Event will be held at Rocky Mountain Show Jumping just south of Calgary, minutes past Spruce Meadows. The event is in honour of Bryan Anderson who passed away after a tragic riding accident last year and proceeds will be donated to STARS Air Ambulance.

     

     

     

     

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