Oct 31

Downtown Calgary Events – Week of October 31, 2016

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HAPPENINGS 6 AT ARTS COMMONS – October 31st, 2016

Join Arts Commons Presents for the Dadaist themed Halloween Party. Come dressed up in your wackiest Avant-Garde attire and show off your inventive side. Celebrate the presenting Alberta artists, enjoy NEW art activities, live performances, a cash bar, celebrate the dead in a Day of the Dead Altar, and much much more!

Happenings is a FREE event open to the public so bring your friends!

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CHRISTMAS NIGHT MARKET AT EAU CLAIRE – November 4th, 2016

Eau Claire invites you to start your Christmas shopping early at the Calgary Night Market – the only night market happening in downtown Calgary during fall/winter months. Come out and enjoy late night shopping in the heart of downtown.

Shop local vendors and enjoy local music and live entertainment during this late night event for all ages.

This is a free event and will take place at the main floor of Eau Claire market. The market runs from 5pm – 11pm. Make sure to RSVP on their event page.

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THE MONKEY TRIAL AT THEATRE JUNCTION – November 2nd – 5th, 2016

The Monkey Trial is based on the transcription of the astonishing “The Scopes Monkey Trial.” In 1925, American John Scopes, a substitute high school biology teacher, was accused of violating Tennessee’s Butler Act, which made it against the law to teach evolution in any state-funded school. The case became a mesmerizing clash between fundamentalism and modernism, religion and science, dogma and intellectual freedom; themes that are still relevant in North American society.

Tickets can be bought here.

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FAT JACK FALSTAFF’S LAST HOUR – until November 5th, 2016

Shakespeare’s most delightful and deplorable character, Sir John Falstaff, has lived large and loud. Arriving at his “final scene”, he confronts disappointment, confusion, and a world which is anxious to leave him behind.

His long-suffering landlady and her soldier husband must find a way to usher Falstaff out Death’s door, which is several sizes too small for him.

Internationally renowned Calgary playwright John Murrell’s first new play in four years is ushered into life by the irrepressible One Yellow Rabbit ensemble.

Showtimes vary, see website for details and to purchase tickets.

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ROKIA TRAORE AT ARTS COMMONS – November 3rd, 2016

Singer, songwriter Rokia Traoré dismisses the notion of genre, blending the sounds of her native Mali with blues, rock, jazz, and folk for a sound transcends borders. One of the most inventive and politically-charged artists from Africa today, Traoré’s powerful voice ranges from up-tempo pop to haunting and melancholy ballads. Traoré is remarkable not just for the range of her powerful and emotional voice, but also for her stunning live performances that range from up-tempo guitar-led pop to haunting and melancholy ballads. Earlier this year, Traoré was appointed by the UN as a Regional Goodwill Ambassador to spread awareness and generate support for West and Central Africa.

More information can be found on the Arts Commons website.


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