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Wednesday May 9, 2012

Art & Galleries


Time: - / Location: 225 8 Ave SE
May 9, 2012

April 10th - May 13th

“You’ll understand what happiness is.”

With record-breaking runs on Broadway and London’s West End, this worldwide sensation is one of the most beloved musicals of all time. It’s a song and dance spectacular that will have you purring.

This will be the first made-in-Alberta production of this ground breaking musical. We’ll transform our theatre into a gigantic back alley of feline proportions! You’ll marvel at the spectacle of singing and dancing cats surrounding you in one of the greatest musicals ever.

Website: www.epcorcentre.org/WhatsOn/ShowDetails.aspx?show_id=4296FF82-FB10-4A71-A58F-B91CB308D8A9

Food & Flavour

Yelp's Passport to Alberta Beer

Time: 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm / Location: Various
May 9, 2012

It's bubbly, it's beautiful, it's bodacious Albertan brewskis! Yes, we have those. And for one-week only, we're giving you an extra excuse to show off your provincial pride by imbibing in some perfectly penchant pints!

In partnership with Calgary's International Beerfest, Yelp presents our first-ever Passport to Alberta Beer!! From Sunday May 6th to Sunday May 13th, enjoy a feature pint at participating restaurants and pubs for $5 from 4pm-8pm.

We'll be kicking things off at Calgary's International Beerfest on May 4th and 5th. Stop by the booth for more details and to play some giant jenga!

Clear the week, we've got beer to drink!

Event hashtag: #yelpbeer

Participating locations: Below Deck, Pig & Duke, CRAFT Beer Market, Bottlescrew Bill's, Rhino Smokehouse, Voodoo Lounge, Jack Astor's

Website: www.yelp.ca/events/calgary-calgary-international-beerfest-presents-yelps-passport-to-alberta-beer

Art & Galleries


Time: 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm / Location: EPCOR CENTRE’s Arts Learning Centre, Centre Court, 205-8 Ave SE
May 9, 2012

Every Thursday between March 15th, and June 7th

Join us every Thursday evening for yycARTS CoLAB to learn about and participate in the process of artistic discovery in a casual, open environment. Next week's CoLAB takes place on First Thursday, April 5th.

yycARTS CoLAB is a free program that provides an opportunity for the public and artists of different disciplines to collaborate in real-time and be inspired to interact and explore in a welcoming and inclusive environment, embarking on a journey of artistic discovery.

yycARTS CoLAB evenings are curated by Vi An Diep, an active Calgary artist who will organize artists from across a wide variety of disciplines to share their craft with participants. Vi An acts as both facilitator and host, guiding artists and public participants through the dynamic creative process while welcoming the curiosity, expression and contribution of all who choose to join in.

Website: www.epcorcentre.org/en/Education/PublicPrograms/yycARTS%20CoLAB.aspx

Lecture & Education

Young Women of Influence Evening Series Presents..."Chic Ambition"

Time: 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm / Location: The Westin Calgary, 320 4th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
May 9, 2012

Young Women of Influence Evening Series Presents…
“Chic Ambition”

"Fashions fade, style is eternal." — Yves Saint-Laurent

WEDNESDAY MAY 9, 2012 • TIME: 5:30PM - 7:30PM
The Westin Calgary

From British Columbia to New York, Aritzia's Jennifer Wong is styled for success. Two key components of this fashion mecca have not changed since its humble beginnings tucked inside the Hill's of Kerrisdale department store in Vancouver: its distinctly Canadian vibe, and the involvement of Wong. At just 18 years old, Wong joined the Aritzia team as a part-time sales associate in 1987. Twenty-five years later she's now the Chief Operating Officer. Wong's impressive advancement can be attributed to a potent combination of commitment, ambition and an innate business acumen. Her integral involvement in Aritzia's growth includes overseeing its U.S. expansion and launching Aritzia's new e-commerce site, due later this year. One of the challenges Wong faces as a leader of a growing organization is her inability to draw on previous work experiences. While every new venture is also new to Wong, she sees this as motivation to think outside the box. Join us on May 9th to inspire the confidence to succeed in style.

Exclusive National Child Care Provider Kids & Co is offering complimentary child care at their nearest location during events so you can get inspired professionally!

The evening will be accompanied by complimentary wine & hors d’oeuvres, some great door prizes from our sponsors, and each guest will receive a gift bag!

For more information please visit http://www.youngwomenofinfluence.ca/ or call us at 416.923.1688.

Follow us! @WomenofInflnce

Website: www.youngwomenofinfluence.ca/calgary_and_vancouver_events.html

Stephen Avenue Walk

The Sweet and the Sticky for Mother's Day

Time: 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm / Location: The Cellar, 137 8 Ave SW
May 9, 2012

$65, Get a couple of tickets to this sweet wine tasting for your Mom (or yourself!). We'll try a variety of sweet wines with desserts paired to match. A no-brainer, really!

To book seats to any of these events, call (403) 503-0730 or e-mail mike@cellarwinestore.com.

Please note that all tickets are nonrefundable and may not be returned for exchange.

Website: www.cellarwinestore.com

Stage & Screen


Time: 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm / Location: Lunchbox Theatre (base of the Calgary Tower)
May 9, 2012

Calgary’s completely live, completely improvised comedy soap opera Dirty Laundry presents SEASON XII: ANCIENT ROME.

The improv comedy troupe, Dirty Laundry, presents weekly episodes of an improvised soap opera that runs all season long. Everything that happens on stage is made up on the spot!

SEASON XII invites you to meet the citizens of ancient Rome: sensitive centurions, nefarious noblewomen, lusty eunuchs, and a legion of other hilarious characters. Tempers ignite, families feud, and love blossoms every week as Dirty Laundry follows the ups and downs of a rich and scheming family in the most sultry city of all… ANCIENT ROME!

Monday Nights @ 7:30 pm at Lunchbox Theatre. No shows some Mondays. Tickets: $14 at the door on online. More info: www.dirtylaundrycalgary.com

Website: www.dirtylaundrycalgary.com/

Stage & Screen

Dad's Piano

Time: All Day Event / Location: Lunchbox Theatre, 160 115 9th Avenue SE T2G 0P5
May 9, 2012

A man struggles through the death of his father and their turbulent relationship through his own and others’ eyes, and through the music that bound father and son as deeply as their blood. This poignant production features Christopher Hunt with Jeff Neufeld on piano.

Monday to Saturday at 12:10 pm
Friday 'Happy Hour' at 6:10 pm
Saturday 'Date Night' at 7:30 pm

Sponsored by Irene Besse Keyboards

Website: lunchboxtheatre.com/dads-piano.html

Art & Galleries

The Uses of Enchantment

Time: All Day Event / Location: EPCOR CENTRE’s Ledge Gallery (+15 Centre Court)
May 9, 2012

Running until May 27th

By seeking to stimulate collective-memory through a short nostalgic narrative of the fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk, Calgary-based artist Erin Belanger showcases how a simplistic fable can operate on a deep level to reveal universal truths. Participants are encouraged to question what is truly of value to them by playfully bartering for some enchanted beans.

The Uses of Enchantment is a fun, interactive exhibition to remind people that magic does exist in the world. Through horticulture graffiti, Belanger investigates nostalgia, collections and the artificial as a means of access to collective-memory.

Website: www.epcorcentre.org/