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Your Downtown Weekly Events – Week of December 4, 2017

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Whether you come for the warmth, the scrape and glide, a dance party or new experience, you’ll be sure to find something to do with friends and family this week in downtown Calgary.

SKATE WITH SANTA
December 9, 2017

Come for the scrape and glide of the skates beneath your feet as you Skate with Santa on the ice at Olympic Plaza! Santa, his elves and the Ice Princesses will ALL be at Olympic Plaza from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, December 9, 2017. This activity is free and open to everyone.

Bring your own equipment or borrow from the Kidsport Skate Shack (quantities are limited).

Holiday music will be provide by Urban Audio with hot chocolate donated by Hudson’s Bay Calgary Downtown.

KISS 95.9 will also be live on location collecting toys for the annual Toy Angels Campaign. Help lift the spirits of a child in need when you donate a new, unwrapped toy.

AMPLIFY HER
December 7, 2017

Amplify Her is a film, graphic novel and animated motion comic series that explores the rise of female artists in the electronic music scene.

Imagined and brought to life by more than 21 female creators across North America – many of them based in Western Canada – the 89-minute feature follows seven up-and-coming stars as they find their unique voices within a male-dominated realm.

On the surface, it’s a story about women in the electronic music industry, but the film’s deeper message is the resurgence of “the feminine” in Western culture.

THE PURPLE CARPET TOUR
The Amplify Purple Carpet Tour is coming to Calgary! As a purple carpet stop we have guest appearances from the filmmakers, a few artists, and a lively post-screening discussion.

The 144-page graphic novel will be available for purchase, covering topics of illness, cyberbullying, sexual conformity, emotional vulnerability and self-image.

WERK LGBTQ+ DANCE PARTY
December 9, 2017

Starring straight from LA – Morgan McMichaels of Rupauls All Stars, breakout diva and resident host at The Abbey Nightclub Mayhem Miller, and internet socialite and all around controversial queen BibleGirl!

WERK is Calgary’s hottest new gay pop up party and we’re taking over The Palace Theater LA Style!

The dancing and performances start right at 9pm sharp with music by Calgary’s own DJ Roofeo and Erwin battling it out on the decks, and Calgary’s own legendary Tara Extravaganza of Carly’s Angels opening the show.

Plus don’t miss performances by Vancouver’s fiercest bad girl Berlin Stiller and reigning Empress Jane Smoker!

Location: The Palace Theatre (219 Stephen Ave.)
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: Doors open at 9 p.m.
Early Bird tickets (until November 22) — $20
Advance tickets — $22
At the door — $25
VIP tickets — $40

NORTHERN REFLECTIONS WINDOW EXHIBIT
December 1-31, 2017

This December, Calgarians will have the unique opportunity to participate in and engage with an immersive art experience unlike any other.

In partnership with Downtown Calgary, art collective Buds of Buds present the first ever urban art gallery through a series of painted windows called The Northern Reflections Window Exhibition, which will incorporate Augmented Realtiy (AR). The series will be painted by a variety of local artists and will stretch throughout Calgary’s downtown core, showcasing participating local businesses and turning the city streets into a grand urban art-walk.

Read more about the Northern Reflections Window Exhibit 2017 and download the map here.

ALL THE CHRISTMAS FEELS DOWNTOWN: STAGE AND SCREEN
Through December 31, 2017

For some, the spirit of Christmas starts with a good story! Catch an ol’ traditional tale or start that season with a new narrative. Below are a couple classics and newer tales to check out.

A Christmas Story – Theatre Junction GRAND, December 1, 2017
A Christmas Carol – Theatre Calgary, November 23 – December 24, 2017
The Santaland Diaries – Lunchbox Theatre, November 27 – December 23, 2017
Naughty. . . But Nice! – Lunchbox Theatre, December 5 -17, 2017
Charlotte’s Web – Martha Cohen Theatre, Through December 31, 2017
39 Steps – Vertigo Theatre, Through December 16, 2017

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