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    Week 37. What’s happening around YYC. September 8-14

    It Was You Charlie Special Screening Event. 617 8 Avenue Southwest. Saturday, September 6, 2014. Runs until Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Evenings: $10 Adult (18-64) $8 Youth (13-17) / Student (with ID) $6 Child (0-12) / Senior (65+) Matinees: $7 Adult / Student / Youth $6 Child / Senior Tuesdays: $5 in all categories

    IT WAS YOU CHARLIE is a dark comedy-drama that tells the story of a lonely graveyard shift doorman named ABNER. Once an accomplished sculptor and college art teacher, he is now sadly a mere shadow of his former self – heartbroken because of an unresolved conflict with his brother over a woman he once loved. At the same time, he is consumed with guilt and suicidal thoughts – profoundly haunted a year after a terrible car accident that took the life of the young woman in the other vehicle. After meeting ZOE, a young, free-spirited taxi driver, something magical happens to Abner as he begins a quest to seek redemption, and reconcile his conflicted past. Watch the trailer now! Come support a Made in Canada Movie!


    City Palate’s 2nd annual Really, Really Long Table Dinner. 1 St SW & 8 Ave SW Calgary. Monday, September 8, 2014. $175-$200

    9 restaurants… 5 courses… 280 people… 1 really, really long table.

    Join us for The 2nd Annual Really, Really Long Table Dinner brought to you by City Palate.

    Catch & the Oyster Bar, Trib Steakhouse, The Belvedere, Teatro, Divino, Blink, Charcut, Home Tasting Room, and The Bank & Baron will each prepare a dish for this remarkable dinner, with wine pairings by The Cellar. A long stretch of downtown Stephen Avenue will be our venue. Gather your friends, and make some new ones at this unique event that celebrates the culinary side of Calgary.


    What Women Want – Lunch and Learn Series. 8561-8A Ave SW. Tuesday, September 9, 2014. $35.00 per person

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Join Leslie Davies, the fun and friendly creative Image Consultant as she shows women how to search out and strut their savvy style. 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Vin Room West 8561-8A Ave SW $35./per person Ticket price include lunch, wine pairing, all taxes and gratuities Due to the popularity of these events, tickets are non-refundable To purchase tickets for an event, please contact or phone 587.353.8812.


    Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Show Jumping Tournament. R.R.9, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW.  Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – 09:00. Runs until Sunday, September 14, 2014. Gate Admission is Adults/Teens: $5, Seniors/Children under 12: free. Reserved seating/Club International Tables available on the weekend for additional price

    The ‘Masters’ hosts the best show jumping athletes and horses from throughout the world. In addition to the show jumping, we invite you to enjoy family entertainment (complimentary pony rides, carriage rides, face painting and more) and exclusive shopping opportunities in Equi-Fair and throughout the grounds. Rush Seating is included in the price of admission for all days and reserved seating is available in select locations on the weekend. Most seating is covered from the elements. See our website for schedule, shopping, entertainment and ticketing information. The best family deal in town!


    Beakerhead. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – 12:00. Runs until Sunday, September 14, 2014.

    From September 10 to 14, 2014, in Calgary, Beakerhead will kick off the second annual, weeklong smashup of art, engineering and science events with mechanical creatures, multi-story art installations, talks from famous thinks of today, and performances by people and machines.

    There will be dozens of arts, science and engineering events and performances happening all over Calgary over five days for Beakerhead, including:

    • Free outdoor performances and installations
    • Fun, family-friendly, hands-on events and experiments
    • Late night laboratories, science buskers and street parties
    • Interactive digital and robot-themed theatrical performances
    • Theatre performances and presentations from famous artists, engineers, and scientists

    The five days are packed with activities, so be sure to check the official Beakerhead website – – for a look at the full online calendar.


    Ignite YYC Fashion Show Fundraiser. Commonwealth Bar & Stage. Wednesday, September 10, 2014. 18+ event Tickets: $20

    Ignite YYC is an evening of fashion and creative energy which raises money for a remarkable charity, the Cinderella Project. This fashion show fundraiser puts an emphasis on all things local, featuring local boutiques and models, shining the spot light on home grown Calgary talent.


    Famous 5 Gala – Belles & Bootleggers. 1900 Heritage Drive SW. Thursday, September 11, 2014. Tickets: $170.00 +GST per person or $1,250.00 +GST/table of 8.

    Join us in celebrating some of Alberta’s top female chefs: •Alison Bieber – Winner, Pig & Pinot 2014 from the Black Pig & Bistro •Connie DeSousa – Top Chef Canada Season 1 contestant from Charcut •Jessica Pelland – Winner, Chopped Canada from Charbar •Liana Robberecht – Numerous television appearances and the Executive Chef from The Petroleum Club •Gabriela Neda – Top Chef Canada Season 4 contestant from The Petroleum Club •Jinhee Lee – Winner Stampede Dueling Chefs 2013 from Raw Bar by Duncan Ly •Nicole Buckton – Pastry Chef from Heritage Park Historical Village as they showcase their culinary skills preparing a five-course meal celebrating Alberta food. A luxurious night of exquisite food paired with wine, prohibition themed cocktails and a live video feed of the chefs preparing their signature courses – a truly whimsical night of entertainment. This Gala fundraiser will play a significant role in preserving a key part of Alberta’s heritage – The Famous 5.


    Calgary Distinguished Writers Program Presents: Hello/Goodbye. Arrata Opera Centre. Thursday, September 11, 2014 – 19:30. FREE

    The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program presents Hello/Goodbye, an event that welcomes poet and fiction writer Ian Williams as the 2014-15 Canadian Writer-in-Residence, and celebrates the completion of Sara Tilley’s residency, through a public reading by both authors at the Arrata Opera Centre (1315 7 St SW) on September 11 at 7:30 p.m. This free public reading will be followed by a reception. We welcome the entire community. For the Facebook event visit Ian Williams is the author of three books. His most recent collection, Personals, a jittery, plaintive suite of almost-love poems, was shortlisted for the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize, the Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award, and the ReLit Award. His second book, Not Anyone’s Anything, won the 2011 Danuta Gleed Literary Award for the best first collection of short fiction in Canada. You Know Who You Are, a book of poems obsessed with “you,” was a finalist for the ReLit Prize for poetry. Williams completed his PhD in English at the University of Toronto in 2005 and has worked as an English professor with a specialization in modern and contemporary literature. CBC named Williams one of ten Canadian writers to watch. To book a manuscript consultation with Ian, visit Sara Tilley’s work bridges writing, theatre, and Pochinko Clown Through Mask technique, with each discipline informing the others. After graduating with a BFA in acting from York University in 2001, Sara founded the feminist theatre company She Said Yes!. Sara has written, co-written, or co-created 11 plays, and has had stories, poems, essays, and interviews published in various literary magazines and anthologies. Skin Room, her first novel (Pedlar Press, 2008), won both the Newfoundland and Labrador Percy Janes First Novel Award and the inaugural Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers. Her second novel, DUKE, will be published in Spring 2015 with Pedlar Press. For more information on Ian Williams, visit For more information on Sara Tilley visit The Canadian Writer-in-Residence Program, a ten-month residency for emerging Canadian Writers, is a component of the University of Calgary’s Calgary Distinguished Writers Program (CDWP), a program with the goal of celebrating reading and writing. For more information visit,, and

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