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Friday May 11, 2012

Art & Galleries


Time: - / Location: 225 8 Ave SE
May 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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

Stage & Screen


Time: 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm / Location: Lunchbox Theatre (base of the Calgary Tower)
May 11, 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


Time: 07:30 pm - 10:00 pm / Location: 161, 115 - 9 Avenue SE
May 11, 2012

Running May 10th - June 3rd

Vertigo Mystery Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, in The Playhouse at The Vertigo Theatre Centre. Preview performances run May 5 – 9; opening May 10 and continuing through to June 3. Performances are Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Limited tickets on sale now at Vertigo Theatre Ticket Office, call (403) 221-3708 or visit www.vertigotheatre.com.

Website: www.vertigotheatre.com

Sounds & Vibrations


Time: 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm / Location: EPCOR CENTRE'S Jack Singer Concert Hall 205 8 Avenue SE
May 11, 2012

The flavour of Spain is infused in some of the most colourful works ever written, including the sultry Boléro. Rachel Barton Pine brings her fiery style to the stage with two stunning performances on the violin.

Website: www.cpo-live.com/main/event_detail.php?event_id=514

Sounds & Vibrations

Acoustic Blues: Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King

Time: 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm / Location: 205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9
May 11, 2012

May 11th

EPCOR CENTRE\'s Acoustic Blues Series presents Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King at EPCOR CENTRE\'s Engineered Air Theatre!

The combination of Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King is a match made in blues heaven. Kubek, with his blazing Texas blues/rock background, found perfect harmony with Bnois King\'s smooth jazz guitar stylings.

This 20 year partnership showcases Kubek’s raucous roadhouse fretwork and the soulful vocals of Bnois King. With literally thousands of live performances under their belt, the two create an evening of raw and intense blues-rock.


Tickets: $36.
Purchase a six-concert series subscription (starting at $181) and save 10% off regular ticket price! Call EPCOR CENTRE\'s Box Office at 403.294.9494 to subscribe.

Website: bit.ly/iLNB1K

Sounds & Vibrations

Double Fuzz, Fist City, Soft Option, LIVE at the Palomino

Time: 08:00 pm - 11:45 pm / Location: 109 7 Avenue Southwest
May 11, 2012

May 11th - Calgary two piece Double Fuzz is joined by Lethbridge natives Fist City for some loud, fun rock & roll music.

Website: www.thepalomino.ca/

Stage & Screen

Dad's Piano

Time: All Day Event / Location: Lunchbox Theatre, 160 115 9th Avenue SE T2G 0P5
May 11, 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 11, 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/