Week 33. What’s going on in Calgary! August 11-17

    Broadway Across Canada presents WICKED. Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Sunday, August 17, 2014. Tickets for WICKED vary in range depending on performance, seat location, and date of purchase and start at $35 plus applicable service fees. 

    Back by “popular” demand. Variety calls WICKED “a cultural phenomenon,” and when it last played Calgary in 2011, it broke box office records. Winner of over 50 major award, including a Grammy® and three Tony Awards®, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – musical in a long time.”

     

    Children’s Wish Foundation Fundraiser and Silent Auction. LoveCraft Gallery, 121, 1803 60 Street SE. The reception is free to attend, with a cash bar and silent auction to a great cause.

    LoveCraft is hosting a wine and cheese party and Silent Auction for Children’s Wish Foundation! The silent auction will be up August 11th to 16th and the silent auction will close on the night of the Thailand Fireworks at Globalfest. Silent Auction and liquor sales proceeds will go to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

     

    Arcade Fire. Scotiabank Saddledome. Tuesday, August 12, 2014. $70.50, $50.50 and $30.50, plus convenience charge and order processing fee

    Grammy Award winning band Arcade Fire announced the Reflecktor Tour in support of their international #1 album, Reflektor. Released October 29th, Reflektor was hailed by Rolling Stone as ‘extraordinary… the best album Arcade Fire have ever made.”

     

    Taste of Calgary. 200 Balcaly Parade S.W. Sunday, August 17, 2014. Free

    Taste of Calgary, the city’s outdoor festival of food and drinks is back at Eau Claire’s Festival Plaza. Enjoy exotic global cuisine like Caribbean, East Indian, and Persian. Buy sampling tickets for $1 each at the festival and use them to sample any of the food or beverage menu items.

     

    Calgary ReggaeFest. Shaw Millennium Park. Saturday, August 16, 2014. Thursday, Aug 14 — Free Friday, Aug 15 — Free Saturday, Aug 16 — Adults: $40 adv, $50 gate / Senior (60+) & Youth (13-17): $20 adv, $25 gate / 12 and under free when accompanied by adult

    ReggaeFest is much more than a festival it’s an Experience! Let the Main Event on Saturday, August 16 at Shaw Millennium Park transcend you beyond all boundaries. Experience why this Calgary family event has become the premier summer Reggae Festival in all of Canada. ReggaeFest 2014 features live performances from international Reggae artistes Ky-Mani Marley, Tony Rebel, Steele, Leroy Sibbles and many more. Chill out with a brew in The Village, hang with the kids in the Zone, savor the flavours of island spices and see what souvenir you’d like to take home.

     

    Makers Night Out: Printmaking. 220 St. George’s Drive NE Calgary. Thursday, August 14, 2014. General Rate plus access to Adults Only Night: $45.00 + GST | General Rate for just the Workshop: $30.00 + GST | Gold, Ignite and Charter Member Discount Rate: $27.00 + GST

    Maker Workshops engage adults 18+ in learning to use real Maker tools and developing skills of innovation. Learn to create incredible silk screen prints with a local artist. You’ll take home your own project and the skills to keep printing! Cost: General Rate plus access to Adults Only Night: $45.00 + GST | General Rate for just the Workshop: $30.00 + GST | Gold, Ignite and Charter Member Discount Rate: $27.00 + GST

     

    Spartan Race Calgary. 5608 Burbank Cres SE.  Saturday, August 16, 2014 and runs until Sunday, August 17, 2014.$55 – $75 

    It’s a 5k+ with 15+ obstacles. It goes off in limited size waves every 30 mins. The obstacles event is for all levels of fitness.

     

    Zoo Photography Workshop. 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary. Saturday, August 16, 2014. $125

    Who’s New at the Zoo Photography Workshop hosted by Image Square This workshop will give you the opportunity to photograph some of the new residents of the Zoo as well as other animals with the guidance and feedback from our instructor. The workshop will explain the most suitable settings and equipment for this type of photography, especially for overcoming common issues like shooting through glass and fences. Our instructor will be by your side as you get hands-on experience and will focus on allowing you to apply your photography knowledge while building new skills. This workshop is suitable for individuals who are already comfortable operating their camera but want to take their photography to the next level. Individuals who prefer hands-on learning in a group environment will benefit the most from this session.

    Workshop Outline: -Overcoming common issues: shooting through glass, fences and other obstacles -Camera settings for the best results -How aperture, focal length and subject distance affect the results -Using different lenses, compositions and angles of view -Anticipating the shoot: how to capture animals’ interactions and in motion -Hands-on shooting Workshop Level: Beginner-Intermediate Although this course is suitable for beginners, attendees should be comfortable shooting in different modes and as well as have an understanding of basic photography concepts like exposure, ISO, and WB. Duration: 4hrs – participants are welcome to stay extra time to practice and apply the skills learned during the workshop What to bring to class: DSLR Camera (all brands welcome) Lenses (standard zoom 18-55mm ideal + telephoto 70mm+) Charged Battery Memory Card Tripod (optional)

     

     

     

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