Nov 17

Photos and Writing by Aldona Barutowicz

There is much that Marc Esplanada and I agree on, especially when it comes to fashion. As a stylist and photographer who adores menswear, it was an absolute pleasure to meet him – and it always begs the question, why did we not meet sooner? [click to continue…]

Nov 16

Food writer John Gilchrist picks his top three spots for international cuisine in this month’s Downtown Best Bites. [click to continue…]

Nov 13

A series of documentaries, arts and crafts, dance, exhibits and so much more to choose from during your weekly downtown events! Read on for more information on the 5th Annual CUFF.Docs, the 31st Annual Art Market, Intrinsic, Fluevog Shoes Fundraiser and the Norther Stars and Eyes on the Arctic exhibit. [click to continue…]

Nov 10
Camille Pavlenko as Una, left, and Curt McKinstry as Ray perform Blackbird at Motel Theatre in Calgary on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. The Verb Theatre production, written by David Harrower and directed by Jamie Dunsdon, runs until Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Rob Galbraith/Little Guy Media)


Review written by Jenna Shummoogum

Sexual assault. Sexual abuse. Sex with a minor. It’s all over the news right now and it makes it a particular fitting time for Blackbird by David Harrower. The play is an intense 75 minutes, produced by Verb Theatre in the small space of the Motel theatre. It has the audience up close to the uncomfortable narrative, squished up against the ideas of abuse, desire and morality. Blackbird is a play that’s doesn’t live in the clean cut ideas of wrong and right. [click to continue…]

Nov 07


Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth and was originally known as Armistice Day to commemorate the agreement that ended the First World War. Every year since then, Canadians take a moment of silence to honour and remember the many men and women who have served and continue to serve Canada through time of war, conflict and peace.

This year, Remembrance Day falls on Saturday, November 11. There will be various ceremonies held around the downtown core and throughout the city to observe all that the day represents.  [click to continue…]

Nov 07

“Nothing ever happens.” That’s the complaint that Hank Dunfield has about his life in the nursing home. Nothing is ever allowed to happen. At least nothing that he likes or wants to happen. It’s a grim reality, but playwright Meg Braem manages to create a lovely little story around Hank and the people who want to take care of him in Lunchbox Theatre’s Flight Risk.
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Nov 07

 WERK brings an L.A. vibe to Calgary for its first pop-up party event at Palace Theatre on December 9, 2017. [click to continue…]

Nov 06

This week we’re getting to the core of all the feels with a Remembrance Day Service, the Holiday Market, music to get you through the week where you can end with a good laugh with the Alternative Comedy Tour! Read on for more details. [click to continue…]

Nov 03

Written by Aldona Barutowicz

She calls her style “trunctional” and I just think she’s adorable, talented and amazing in all ways! I had the lovely pleasure of first meeting Lauren Thompson last holiday season as we both worked on Forte Musical Theatre Guild’s Naughty but Nice, and aside from her style, the other aspect about Lauren that I noticed right away is her amazing energy and enthusiasm for life and her work. We’ve since worked on another theatre production and are about to embark on the fourth instalment of Naughty but Nice, and I’m so thrilled!!! [click to continue…]