Week 41. What’s happening in YYC! October 6-12 2014

    Dowland in Dublin – La Nef with Michael Slattery, tenor. Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 8th St. SW). Monday, October 6, 2014. Adults: $30 , Seniors: $25, Students: $25

    A celebration of the Renaissance lute composer John Dowland’s Irish connections, La Nef imagines how some of Dowland’s tunes would have sounded if played in a 16th-century pub. Working closely with Michael Slattery, they developed a program with a simple, Celtic flavour. Midway between folk songs and art songs, this evening promises to charm! Pre-concert talk at 7:00pm.

     

    Jail-N-Bail 2014. Bankers Hall. Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

    Join us on Stephen Ave Walk and in the East Lobby of Bankers Hall to watch as Calgary’s cancer-fighting criminals get rounded up by Calgary Police Services. Jailbirds will be arrested from all over the city on joke charges and brought together downtown to raise their bail and earn their freedom! Jailbirds will be tried and sentenced on Stephen Ave Walk and then, after their mugshot, will be taken to our jail cell, generously donated by PCL Construction. The money raised through Jail-N-Bail helps the Society continue its fight for life by funding the most promising cancer research, support programs and services for people living with cancer, comprehensive cancer information, prevention initiatives, and advocacy for healthy public policy.

     

    An Evening with Mayo Clinic: Enhance your Lifestyle and Reduce Cancer Risks. Hotel Arts 119 12th Avenue SW. Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Free and must register 

    Mayo Clinic would like to invite you and a guest to an exclusive dinner reception with renowned Mayo Clinic physician, Dr. Ruben Mesa, M.D. At this special event, you can learn the latest information on simple and effective steps to enhance your lifestyle and reduce cancer risks. 6:00 p.m. – Registration and Cocktail Reception 7:00 p.m. – Dinner, Mayo Clinic Presentation & Question and Answer Session.

     

    Antinori Winemaker’s Dinner. 8561-8A Ave SW. Tuesday, October 7, 2014. $125.00

    Antinori Winemaker’s Dinner Vin Room West Join us for a five course wine and food dinner focusing on the wines of Antinori. $125/per person includes all taxes and gratuity To purchase tickets, email info@vinroom.com or call 587.353.8812. Due to the popularity of this event, tickets are not transferable and non-refundable

     

    Chris Turner: How to Breath Underwater Calgary Launch and Reading. Shelf Life Books (100, 1302 4th St. SW). Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Free

    Join us for the Calgary launch of Chris Turner’s new collection of essays.

    From The Simpsons to Cyberjaya, the multimedia supercorridor of Malaysia; from Pepsi’s failed breakfast beverages to a climate crisis seen through scuba goggles; from dotcom bubbles to the Great Bear Rainforest, the essays of Chris Turner’s Breathing Underwater exhort us to meet the challenges of sustainability – ecological, economic, and cultural – with innovation instead of lamentation.Join us for the Calgary launch of Chris Turner’s new collection of essays.

     

    HALO presented by Fire Exit Theatre. Engineered Air Theatre, Epcor Centre for Performing Arts. Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Runs until Sunday, October 12, 2014. $20-$25

    Fire Exit Theatre presents
    HALO
    Written by Josh MacDonald
    Directed by Mark Lewandowski

    Calgary’s Fire Exit Theatre proudly presents the firs show of Lucky Season Thirteen, HALO by Nova Scotian playwright, Josh MacDonald. Running October 8th – 12th, 2014 at the Engineered Air Theatre –Epcor Centre.

    When an image of Jesus appears on the side of a Tim Horton’s restaurant in Nately, Nova Scotia, life is forever changed. The town’s inhabitants are challenged to ask difficult questions about faith, life and love with sometimes moving, sometimes hilarious results. Complicating the matter, of course, are the more mundane questions of whether this appearance is a miracle, an accident, or quite possibly even a hoax.
    At the center of this wickedly entertaining play resides the more existential and personal question of what has happened to our notion of meaning and ethics in the strip-mall culture of concrete and crass competition which has replaced a more pastoral and rural life.
    Halo is a brilliant examination of the need to believe and the power of forgiveness

     

    Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks. 555 Saddledome Rise SE. Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Come cheer on the Calgary Flames as they take on the Vancouver Canucks! Located at the Saddledome at 8:00 pm, the game is sure to be an exciting start to the official season. For additional information visit the Flames at http://flames.nhl.com/.

     

     

    Adults Only Night: Crime & Punishment. TELUS Spark. Thursday, October 9, 2014. Included with Membership or Admission. Individual rates: Adult (18-64) $19.95 | Senior (65+) $17.95 | All Prices + GST. Group rates available for 15 people or more.

    Forensic scientists are constantly innovating. DNA testing revolutionized the field. Every day, new techniques are being discovered to identify the previously undetectable. How we deal with criminals has also changed a lot – from grotesque medieval methods to today’s modern prisons. Unleash your inner investigator with us tonight as you become a CSI, explore the psychology of criminal behavior, and delve into the ways society has dealt with the “criminal element” throughout history.

     

     

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