Week 32. Things happening around town! August 4-10

    Shakespeare in the Park. Mount Royal University .  Saturday, August 9, 2014. Pay-What-You-Will

    Spend a summer’s evening in the park and laugh at one of Shakespeare’s silliest plays. When two sets of twins, separated at birth, find themselves in the same city, a series of wild mishaps ensue! Starring a company of Alberta’s up-and-coming actors, every performance is pay-what-you-will.

    Sierra West Frontier Cattle Drive.Approximately 100 miles south of Calgary on the Cowboy Trail – Hwy #22 or 18 km N of Lundbreck on Hwy #22 – The Cowboy Trail. Sunday, August 10, 2014. Adults – $550.00/person (includes horse & tack) $375.00/person (bring your own horse & tack)

    “Where the Pavement Ends & the West Begins!” Saddle up and ride with the Sierra West wranglers on our 2014 Frontier Cattle Drives (June 28 & 29, July 19 & 20 and August 9 & 10)! This year our trek will take you through some of the most scenic mountain countryside nestled close to the base of the majestic Livingstone Mountain range in southwestern Alberta. Step back into the pages of time and experience a taste of the “Old West” as we ride the open ranges, drive cattle, indulge in down home country cooking and tell yarns & sing songs around the campfire. Accommodations available starting at $110.00/night, minimum 2 night stay required. “Reserve Your Saddle Today!”

     

    Rodeo Gallery Exhibit. 545 – 8th Ave SW, Eighth Avenue Place. Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Free Event

    “RODEO” by Andras Schram Gallery Exhibit Reception July 2nd – 6:00 – 8:00pm (Eventbrite Ticket Required – Tickets are FREE) Exhibit Viewing July 3rd to August 5th “Dedicated to the most manly sport on the planet, the eight second rush, the bone crushing adrenaline rush in the heart of the West, the rodeos of Stampede.” Images of this exhibit capture the height of the action in a variety of events demonstrating the intensity of rodeo cowboys and livestock. Some of the images are presented as a before and after series of photos with each set telling it’s own dramatic story caught in a moment of time. Join us for our Gallery Exhibit Reception and Artist Talk with Andras Schram. Andras talks about his rodeo photography and will host a question and answer session. Bring your Eventbrite ticket to the Reception and enter you to win Andras Schram canvas print.

     

    Heritage Day Evening Concert. Monday, August 4, 2014. $44.95 per ticket.

    Celebrate Heritage Day with a star-studded concert under the stars. This evening event features Juno award winning Canadian songstress Holly Cole, singer, songwriter, poet, Sarah Slean, and Canadian country duo, The Stellas. Tickets are available at www.HeritagePark.ca Proceeds raised from the concert will go towards preserving the Park’s priceless collection of buildings and artifacts.

     

    Rod Stewart/Santana. Scotiabank Saddledome. Monday, August 4, 2014. $159.50, $129.50, $99.50, $59.50 and $39.50, plus convenience charge and order processing fee

    Rod Stewart and Santana, two of music’s most influential hit makers and dynamic live performers, will join forces this summer, stopping in Calgary on August 4th. The tour unites two musical trailblazers who have helped redefine the sound of popular music for the last five decades through their combined love of rock, soul, world rhythms, funk, jazz and blues. Both Stewart and Santana are known for their high-energy, hit-packed live concerts — making the combination an incomparable experience for all music fans.

    37th Annual Heritage Day Festival. Olympic Plaza. Monday, August 4, 2014. Free!

    Partake in the 36th annual Heritage Day Festival at Olympic Plaza! Come on Monday, August 4th for six hours (12pm-6pm) of multicultural performances, ethnic foods, and unique handicrafts. Explore the Indian Village, get facepainted into a lion, frolic on a bouncer, try a new dish, or simply soak up the sun on the grass in front of the stage and enjoy the folk performances!

    Music in the Parks. Central Memorial Park . Tuesday, August 5, 2014 – Friday, August 8, 2014. Free

    Enjoy the fresh air while experiencing – Music in the Parks – featuring free, live music in a picturesque, open-air setting. These lunch-hour concerts run from August 5 – 8. Bring a picnic and folding chair, or stretch out on a blanket while relaxing to the sounds of local musicians in one of Calgary’s great parks.

    BRUNO MARS. Scotiabank Saddledome. Tuesday, August 5, 2014. $84.00, $74.00, $54.00 and $40.00, plus convenience charge and order processing fee

    Renowned singer / songwriter / producer and musician Bruno Mars has announced the rescheduled date for the Calgary show will be Tuesday, August 5th. Tickets for the original date are valid for the August 5th show

     

     

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