Week 40. What’s happening in Calgary! Sept 29 – Oct 5 2014

     

    The lift story of the african elephant by Clem Martini. 160 115 9th ave se.  September 29, 2014. Runs until Saturday, October 18. Tickets: Adults $25 Students/ Seniors $20 Student Special: On the first Thursday evening of the production $10 student tickets. Valid student ID must be presented when picking up tickets.

    Blast from the Past One of Lunchbox Theatre’s most beloved shows! The beautiful, quirky and touching story of a half blind and highly accident prone woman and the unlikely friendship she forges with a shy, unassuming elephant trainer. Features the original cast: Barbara Gates-Wilson, David LeReaney and Brian Jensen with direction by Lunchbox Theatre Founder Bartley Bard. . Tickets: Adults $25 Students/ Seniors $20 Student Special: On the first Thursday evening of the production $10 student tickets. Valid student ID must be presented when picking up tickets.

     

    YYComedy Festival. Monday, September 29, 2014. Runs until Saturday, October 4, 2014. Event specific – from $20 – $50

    This September 29th through October 4th the third annual YYComedy Festival will be taking place in Calgary and promises to deliver, once again, the strongest lineup of Canadian and International comedic talent to take to Alberta stages in 2014.

     

    Ziggy Marley. Jack Singer Concert Hall. Monday, September 29, 2014. General: $65 to $75. 

    Due to overwhelming popular demand Ziggy Marley returns to Calgary on September 29, 2014 after his sold out 2013 concert in the Jack Singer Concert Hall! Bearing a famous surname and musical lineage, Marley has established his own presence on stages around the world for over a quarter-century. A six-time Grammy award winner, Emmy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter and producer, Ziggy Marley has released twelve albums to much critical acclaim. His early immersion in music came at age ten when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley. For Ziggy Marley, his latest vehicle of expression is the album Fly Rasta – representing a galactic sonic journey. Fly Rasta fulfills his mission by marrying Ziggy’s distinctive reggae sound with elements of psychedelica, rock, funk, soul and pop.

     

    The Astonishing Story. 1415 — 14th Avenue NW . Thursday, October 2, 2014. Free

    MUHAMMAD (PEACE BE UPON HIM) The life of the Holy Prophet, peace be on him, was a life of grand success. In his high moral qualities, his spiritual power, his high resolve, the excellence and perfection of his teaching, his perfect example and the acceptance of his prayers, in short, in every aspect of his life, he exhibited such bright signs that even a person of low intelligence, provided he is not inspired by unreasonable rancour and enmity, is forced to confess that he was a perfect example of the manifestation of Divine qualities and was a perfect man. (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah & Imam Mahdi)

    Bach Tots presents Journey to the Planet of the Senses. Cardel Theatre (180 Quarry Park Blvd. SE). Friday, October 3, 2014. Runs until Saturday, October 4, 2014. $10-$12, free for children 18 months and younger.

    Soulocentric Performing Art’s Bach Tots kicks off their 2014-15 season with “Journey to the Planet of the Senses” (a Techno Ballet). Choreographed specifically for children from babies to age 6, “Planet of the Senses” brings early learning science curriculum with dynamic ballet theatre.

     

    Event duration is about 45 minutes. Join us before the show for alien and space crafts, and dance with the artists after the show! Children of all ages welcome, although most suited for younger children.

    “Journey to the Planet of the Senses” invites children on a journey through outer space to discover intriguing aliens in a neon clad world while learning about sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. In our story, a very special boy-turned-space-explorer befriends a robot fueled by touch, a giant nose with a naughty booger, a curiously cute space dog and more non-“sense”-ical creatures from this strange planet. Ballet meets a “Tron” like atmosphere with upbeat tunes both futuristic and memorable. The “Journey to the Planet of the Senses” inspires the discovery of science through whimsical imagery creating an exciting opportunity for early learners and their families. After the 20 minute performance, children are invited to participate in creative movement and imaginative play with the dancers.

    The New Earth Expo. Stampede Grounds, Big Four Building, Hall A. Friday, October 3, 2014. Runs until Sunday, October 5, 2014. Adults: $12.00 Students: $10.00 Seniors and Children: $7.00

    Join us in Calgary, AB for the 1st Annual New Earth Expo – A showcase of eco-friendly,green living, natural health, alternative medicine and spiritual lifestyle

     

    Ride for Refuge. 91 Commercial Court. Saturday, October 4, 2014. Free

    This year on October 4, 2014 in Calgary (and in select cities all around North America), bicyclers will have the chance to participate in Ride for Refuge, a fantastically fun, family-friendly bike-a-thon supporting charities serving the displaced, vulnerable, and exploited. Bikers can choose to ride alone, or make a team to support a charity of their choosing. HART (Humanitarian Aid Response Teams) is encouraging riders to join a team in support of Ukrainian refugees. HART has been working over the past several months to evacuate orphans from the war zones in the Eastern part of Ukraine. HART has assisted in evacuating over 400 orphans and relocating them to safe facilities in Central and Western Ukraine. An orphanage HART evacuated recently was bombed the day after the children were removed. Many of them will not be able to return to their orphanage for up to a year even if or when the fighting stops. Their facilities have been damaged by the war and are in need of repairs. Hart is now challenged with the task of housing, feeding, clothing, and providing medical and dental assistance for hundreds of displaced children.

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