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    Week 30. What’s happening in Calgary. July 21-27


    Terri, Grab the Car! Exhibition Opening/Turkey Cat Book Launch. Saturday, July 26, 2014. Price: Free

    Admission is free and open to the public. Artist in attendance. For preview inquiries or to request an appointment, please contact director@avalancheavalanche.comARTIST BIO: Graduating in 2010 from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Matthew Mark’s multi-disciplinary practice spans curatorial projects, a collaborative furniture/design venture, and an active painting practice. A process of construction and deconstruction can be seen throughout Mark’s paintings and installation based works. He has exhibited and curated projects both locally and internationally.


    Broadway Across Canada presents WICKED. Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Runs until Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Back by “popular” demand. Variety calls WICKED “a cultural phenomenon,” and when it last played Calgary in 2011, it broke box office records. Winner of over 50 major award, including a Grammy® and three Tony Awards®, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – musical in a long time.” (USA Today).


    Calgary Folk Music Festival. Thursday, July 24, 2014. Runs Until Sunday, July 27, 2014. Prices vary

    From headliners on the mainstage including Alabama Shakes, Steve Earle and CCR to collaborations on the side stages that create once-in-a-lifetime music experience, the Folk Fest is the best way to spend celebrate community and summer. Prince’s Island Park has been rehabilitated enough to host the fest with a few compromises. One stage and the artisan market have been moved to Eau Claire, which means even those without a ticket can have a taste of the talent.


    Chicago Blues Master Series with Eddie Shaw. Hexter’s Rock ‘n Roll/Blues Lounge. Friday, July 25, 2014. Runs Until Sunday, July 27, 2014. Adults: $15.00

    2014 Blues Hall of Fame Inductee 2014 Blues Music Award Winner for Best Instrumentalist/ Horn. If you’re looking for authentic blues then you’ve come to the right place. 60 years of blowing it down all across the country and around the world…. Eddie Shaw is one of the reigning “kings” of Chicago Blues.


    MEC Calgary Race Five: 5km/10km. 4105 Montgomery View Northwest. Saturday, July 26, 2014. $15

    Sign up and invite your friends to the second MEC Race of 2014. Whether running your first race, or increasing your cardio, the super affordable CHIP-TIMED race is right for you! MEC Calgary Race FIVE starts on the north side of the bow river at Edworthy Park (next to Angels Cafe) and will follow the river east. The 10km race will run to 14th street, cross the river and run back on the south side of the river, crossing the river again and running back towards Edworthy park. This family friendly chip-timed event complete with medals for the top three places, prizes for kids and snacks at finish line.


    Franco Fest Calgary. Shaw Millennium Park.  Saturday, July 26, 2014. Runs Until Sunday, July 27, 2014 Free to enter. Food and drinks will be sold.

    Franco Fest is the Francophone Multicultural festival of Calgary. It is a celebration of many Francophone cultures, from Africa to Europe, Asia and South America through music, dance, food, crafts and many other aspects that demonstrate the magnitude and diversity of Canadian Heritage here in Calgary. This event includes a Kid Zone, with games and activities for kids. New this year there will be Beer Gardens for the adults. The festival is July 26-27 at Shaw Millennium Park and is free to enter.


    Meet an Innovator: Calgary Fire Department. 220 St. George’s Drive NE Calgary. Saturday, July 26, 2014. Included with Membership or Admission. Individual rates: Adult (18-64) $19.95 | Senior (65+) $17.95 | Youth (13-17) $15.95 | Child (3-12) $12.95 | Children under 3 are free | All Prices + GST

    July 26 is a special Meet an Innovator event with Calgary Fire Department firefighters, and one of their very clever dogs. Ever wonder what it’s like to be a firefighter? Curious to see what really happens on a fire truck? Do firefighters really rescue cats out of trees? Learn about the risks and challenges of firefighting and how investigators use innovative methods to determine the origin and cause of a fire.


    WWE LIVE- SUMMERSLAM HEATWAVE TOUR. Scotiabank Saddledome. Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Tickets start at $20.00, plus convenience charge and order processing fee

    WWE LIVE ‘SummerSlam Heatwave Tour’ will burn through the Scotiabank Saddledome this summer. This will be your chance to see Randy Orton, The Shield’s: Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, plus many more of your favorite WWE superstars during one night of intensive live event action!

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