Sep 19

There are several elements of Alberta Theatre Projects‘ production of Kate Hennig’s The Last Wife that are of note, but that which stands out the most is in line with the play’s interpretation of the life of King of England Henry VIII and his last wife, Catherine Parr – ATP uses a contemporary casting.

The company chooses to give a nod to diversity in casting, putting Lorne Cardinal, Lucian-River Chauhan and Haysam Kadri on stage. Under the steady direction of Glynis Leyshon, the cast makes the production compelling, dramatic, funny and relevant. The Last Wife leaves us pondering the fact that this is where we were and makes us ask ourselves Are we still there now? Have we made any progress? [click to continue…]




Sep 18

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Whether you Walk a Mile or prefers to hit the runway, there is plenty happening downtown. 12 days of the Calgary Film Festival, Indigenous Fashion Week, YYC Music Awards and much more. Here are some of the highlights happening downtown this week. [click to continue…]




Sep 14

Each year, Otahpiaaki brings together the region’s most inspiring Indigenous artists, designers and creatives for the Indigenous Fashion Week to celebrate them for taking personal action on reconciliation through their creative and artistic practises.

This year’s celebration has grown to host 15 Nations on three runways, each with their own focus: TRUTH. YOUTH. RECONCILIATION.

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Sep 13

Alright, judging from the title you’re probably guessing that my evening was full of something to do with smells. Ghost River Theatre presented the fourth instalment of a theatrical sensory experience featured at BeakerheadScent Bar. [click to continue…]




Sep 12

To kick off its 50th season, Theatre Calgary has turned to Sharon Pollock to write a play that revolves around the flood of 2013 in Calgary. Pollock was the artistic director of Theatre Calgary back in 1984 and is a playwright as well as an actress. World premiere Blow Wind High Water centers on a family on the cusp of change, being pulled back into the past and looking to the future. Taking place in Calgary, the play is full of magic and attempts to capture the spirit of Alberta, but the narrative has more than one leak.  [click to continue…]




Sep 11

No doubt that Beakerhead is on the brain, but this week we’re also getting back into theatre season with two Canadian premieres. Vertigo Theatre is introducing a new Canadian crime thriller, Nine Dragons by Jovanni Sy, and Theatre Calgary is debuting Blow Wind High Water, just in time to kick off their 50th season! [click to continue…]




Sep 08

Theatre Junction’s annual Alley Party is one of my favourite events each year – it’s the perfect end to summer, the start of the theatre season (and I LOVE theatre!) and I have a blast photographing stylish friends and strangers under the stars – while getting down to some fabulous beats courtesy of HiFi Club, of course! [click to continue…]




Sep 06

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The 2017 Honens Festival kicks off on September 7 and runs through September 10. This year’s festival is still described as an award winning, four-day festival of music, but with a side of maple syrup! [click to continue…]




Sep 05

Imagine a mega collaboration between Calgary visual arts, Calgary business, and Calgary music. What would that look like? Pianoscapes, of course! [click to continue…]