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    Week 7: What going on in YYC this week!

    There love in the air and in Calgary! From romantic dinners, concerts and West Side Story we got you covered for this Valentines Day week!


    Exploring Mars with Kobie Boykins. Jack Singer Concert Hall. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – 7:00pm

    Price:General: $22.50 – $50

    EPCOR CENTRE PRESENTS National Geographic Live Exploring Mars with Kobie Boykins Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – 7:00pm EPCOR CENTRE’s Jack Singer Concert Hall “I honestly feel that we will have a person standing on the surface of Mars at some point in time, because there is something that is innate in human beings…that need to explore.” — Kobie Boykins   A dynamic engineer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kobie Boykins is on the front line of Mars exploration. Boykins recounts the challenges and triumphs of the Mars exploration rover missions, sharing remarkable images and discoveries that continue to come to us from the Red Planet. In 2004, the successful deployment of the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity launched a new era of scientific investigation of our nearest planetary neighbour. For Boykins, the rovers’ success was also a personal triumph, as he helped design and build the solar panels that enabled the rovers to continue exploring long after their planned 90-day lifecycle. Boykins is now intimately involved with NASA’s latest venture to Mars as technical group supervisor of mechanics and mobility with the Mars Science Laboratory, better known as the rover Curiosity. Curiosity landed on Mars in August, 2012 and has already made headlines with evidence that conditions on Mars, including the presence of water, could have supported life. For his work with Curiosity and other projects, Boykins received a NASA Exceptional Service Medal last year, one of the highest honors given to NASA employees and contractors. For tickets call 403.294.9494.


    Major Barbara. Max Bell Theatre, 240 9 AVE SE. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – 7:30. Runs until  March 9, 2014. Price:Tickets start at $35

    Young Major Barbara of the Salvation Army is dedicated to saving souls. When she is reunited with her father, a millionaire weapons manufacturer, it seems the two are destined to see the world through very different eyes. In this battle of good versus evil, finding a winning side is never as simple as it seems. Smart, funny and delightfully relevant.

    Broadway Across Canada presents WEST SIDE STORY. 1415-14 Avenue NW. Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Runs until Sunday, February 16, 2014. Price: Tickets start at $35 plus applicable service charges. Tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, at  West Side Story  or call toll-free 1.855.985.5000. Groups of 10 or more can access discounts at 1.800.889.8457.

    WEST SIDE STORY tells the story of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria as they struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them. WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.” The Associated Press says WEST SIDE STORY “remains Broadway’s best dance-driven musical. Five decades have not dimmed the extraordinary choreography or the score that pulsates throughout.” Variety says, “The true stars of WEST SIDE STORY are Jerome Robbins’ graceful, endlessly expressive choreography and Leonard Bernstein’s score, which still sounds bracingly modern a half-century after it was first heard. The music is a primal force.”


    Family Day Weekend Family Quest at Heritage Park Historical Village. 1900 Heritage Drive SW. Thursday, February 13, 2014 Runs until Monday, February 17, 2014. Price:Adults $9.99 Children $4.89 Family $29.76

    Take the family on a quest for fun and adventure in Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park! Enjoy indoor games, activities, crafts and more! Work together as a family or a group to complete five interactive challenges. Answer the five key questions with each activity and discover funny, memorable stories that make your family unique


    Valentine Package. 3828, MacLeod Tr. Friday, February 14, 2014. Price:$203.29 (including tax) call 403 243 1959 x 7163

    One night accomodation & 3 course dinner for 2, complimentary bottle of wine, white & red rose and chocolate in room.  Website, Valentines Day


    TD Then and Now with Shakura S’Aida, Wakefield Brewster, The Mountaineer and Suzette Mayr. Festival Hall – 1215 10th Ave SW. Friday, February 14 Price:$22 Advance /$25 door

    Black Artists in Dialogue (BAND) presents: TD Then and Now Black History Month Series featuring Juno Award nominee Shakura S’Aida plus Wakefield Brewster and Suzette Mayr. For more information and tickets, Black History Month


    Family FISH-tival!  1440 17A St SE. Saturday, February 15, 2014. Price:FREE outdoor activities and reduced $5 admission inside!

    Did you know February 15-17 is Family Fishing Weekend in Alberta? Throughout the weekend, you are invited to discover the lure of fishing without purchasing a Sportfishing License (all regulations still apply). Before you head out on a fishing adventure, join us to learn the tips & tools you’ll need at our Family FISH-tival! FREE outdoor activities and reduced $5 admission inside! RSVP to receive updates on all the fun we have planned. Don’t forget to invite your friends!

    Little Hippies Ski and Snowboard Session. Suite 202-320 10 St NW. Saturday, February 15, 2014 – 2:30 – 5:00 Price:$45 per child

    Get your boys (and girls!) into yoga! Join Little Hippies Yoga for Kids for our first session for mini skiers and snowboarders! – 45 minute yoga class to cool beats – Make a balance board to take home – Graffiti your name on a poster to keep – Healthy snacks – We will be screening a ski/snowboard movie during the activities! For kids ages 8-15 $45 per person Location: Rejuve Yoga Studio in Kensington Pre-registration required. Please contact (403) 710 5440 or go to Little Hippies to register.


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