Week 42. What’s Happening in Calgary. Oct 13-19

    Butcher. Martha Cohen Theatre. Tuesday, October 14, 2014. $30 to $72

    Alberta Theatre Projects presents: Butcher By Nicolas Billon Directed by Weyni Mengesha A new political thriller from the winner of the 2013 Governor General’s Award for Drama. Who is the Butcher? At a Toronto police station a mysterious old man is found wearing a foreign military uniform and a Santa hat, with a meat hook dangling around his neck. As a lawyer, a police officer, and a translator struggle to unravel the truth, they uncover a past that won’t stay buried, and a decades-old quest for justice that must be served. Haunted by events a world away, no one is who they seem to be.

     

    A FAMILY AT WAR: the Lougheeds, Calgary and the First World War. 707 – 13 Avenue SW. Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Adults: $8.50, Seniors and Students: $6.50, Child: $5.00, Under 6: Free, Family $25.00

    Reflect on the First World War centenary and discover the wartime experiences of the Lougheed family with this exhibit featuring personal objects, family treasures, official documentation, newspaper articles, photographs and family albums. The War impacted many Calgarians, including Sir James and Lady Isabella (Belle) Lougheed, as well as two of their sons, Clarence and Edgar. Collections featured are from the Lougheed House Conservation Society, The Military Museums, Glenbow Archives and Aquila Books. Generously supported by the Alberta Museums Association.

     

    Capes & Crusaders. Thursday, October 16, 2014. Theatre GRAND 608 1 Street SW $100/each or $75 for Book Club members (of any book club) Tax receipt of $50

    An evening of delights for passionate readers, book lovers and literacy supporters! Enjoy author reading and discussion, presentation of The BOOKIE Awards, wine, exquisite desserts, raffle, and Book Market with literary gems and reading paraphernalia!

     

    Maceo Parker: TD Jazz Series. Jack Singer Concert Hall. Thursday, October 16, 2014. $29.00 – $69.00

    WARNING: Dancing is highly encouraged at this event. Powerhouse saxophone player and vocalist Maceo Parker carries his brassy, bold and just plain fun rhythmic and soulful style to Calgary. In the tradition of funk greats like James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic, Parker brings the house down with contagious beats and fluid melodies. He has performed with numerous other artists on stage including Prince and Dave Matthews Band, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Victoires Du Jazz in Paris.“After nearly five decades in the spotlight, Parker was still looking forward — and his audience couldn’t get enough.” – All Music EPCOR CENTRE’s TD Jazz Series Maceo Parker Thursday, October 16, 2014 Pre-show entertainment 6:30pm: André Wickenheiser Concert 7:30pm Jack Singer Concert Hall

     

    2014 Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival. Stampede Park BMO Centre.  Friday, October 17, 2014 and Saturday, October 18, 2014

    On October 17th and 18th wine and food lovers are invited to indulge at the 17th annual Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival. The Festival will feature a wide array of world-class wine, premium spirits, import and micro-brewed beer, and an assortment of local culinary creations in a fun, social, and relaxed atmosphere.

     

    Calgary Hitmen vs Medicine Hat Tigers. 555 Saddledome Rise SE. Friday, October 17, 2014. See website for ticket pricing.

    The Calgary Hitmen is Calgary’s official major junior ice hockey team. Come cheer on the Hitmen as they take on the Medicine Hat Tigers! Game starts at 7:00 pm at the Saddledome.

     

    Mary Chapin Carpenter in Concert. Jack Singer Concert Hall. Saturday, October 18, 2014. Adults, Students, Seniors: $45-$85. 

    Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter reimagines songs from her brilliant career, including Come On, Come On and Goodnight America, all beautifully arranged for symphony orchestra.

     

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