Feb 05

Downtown Weekly Events | Week of February 5, 2018

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From keeping warm while enjoying the arts to embracing the cold and becoming a human curling stone, this week has something for everyone. Start planning your February here!

FRIDA KAHLO: HER PHOTOS
February 3 – May 21, 2018

Glenbow is pleased to present the first Canadian showing of Frida Kahlo: Her Photos, an exhibition that has travelled to 12 cities in 7 countries, and has received more than half a million visitors.

For the first time in this country, visitors will be able to see a treasure trove of images previously locked away in the Kahlo estate archives for more than 50 years.

Frida Kahlo’s distinctive, colourful self-portraits and extraordinary life have made her one of the most recognized artists of the twentieth century. Less well known is her special relationship with photography. Throughout her life, Kahlo meticulously collected photographs of herself and her loved ones as well as scenes of Mexican culture, politics, art, history and nature. The exhibition Frida Kahlo: Her Photos gives us the opportunity to better understand the woman behind the artist: her origins, her roots, her friendships and romantic relationships, her constant fight with her fragile health, her political tendencies, and the strong role that photography played in her life and work.

HUMAN BONSPIEL
February 5 – 12, 2018

Compete as a team to launch yourself along the ice and slide closest to the button! No sweeping required in Calgary Corporate Challenge’s most recognizable Off-Season Event*!

2018 Human Bonspiel will take place from February 5 to February 9, with finals taking place on February 12!

Human Bonspiel involves teams of 4, with each team member sliding two times. Team Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. each day of the event, with the first slides scheduled for noon. Winners from each day will be invited back to compete in the finals on Monday, February 12.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to support KidSport Calgary.

*Calgary Corporate Challenge’s Off-Season Events are open to anyone and everyone over the age of 18. Gather up your friends and family and come on out!

DOC SOUP: BOMBSHELL
February 7, 2018

Hedy Lemarr was an actress, admired and ridiculed for her wild life, who was secretly a genius that changed the world.
The Hollywood star often referred to as “the most beautiful woman in the world” was infamous for her marriages and affairs, but few know the story of the brilliant mind who co-invented 1940\’s wireless technology.

Lemarr made her way to Hollywood and became a sex icon in 1940s Hollywood. She married six times and had affairs with everyone from Spencer Tracy to JFK. Beyond her scandalous public life, in the midst of the Second World War, Lemarr spent her nights inventing.

BOMBSHELL rediscovers Hedy Lemarr, not only as an actress but as a secret inventor who was well known for her looks but received no credit for her scientific contributions.

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY is the fourth film in our 2017-18 Doc Soup Series co-presented with Hot Docs.

 

THE FENCE
February 1 – 28, 2018

THE FENCE MAKES ITS INTERNATIONAL DEBUT AT EXPOSURE 2018!

The FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 4 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States: Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Santa Fe, Durham, and Denver.

During the month of February, 2018, The FENCE will be installed on construction fencing starting at the iconic Peace Bridge and working its way east through West Eau Claire Park, towards our Eau Claire Market Festival Hub. Exposure Festival pop-up fences will also appear along Stephen Avenue in the Calgary downtown core.

Photo by Anete Lūsiņa on Unsplash

UPCOMING EVENTS. . . 

Looking to plan further on into February? Here’s a list of events coming up later this month:

February 1 – 28
EXPOSURE Photography Festival

The Exposure Photography Festival’s mission is to generate participation in photographic image making and to engage practitioners, photo professionals, and audiences in dialogue about the medium, its past, present and future.

February 10
Heartfelt

Under the guidance of textile artist Adele Schatschneider, you’ll make your own felted anatomical heart model. And, you’ll be in the company of Dr. Sarah Hewitt, a physiology prof who’ll help you understand how it works and why sometimes it doesn’t.

February 11
Eau Claire Skating Party

Come one, come all! Please join your neighbours for the Eau Claire Community Association skating party on Sunday February 11 from 11AM to 3PM.

February 14
Valentine’s Day at The Guild

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones at The Guild for an exclusive four course prix fixe menu on February 14, 2018! For $65 per person, The Guild will be offering inventive dishes inspired by Albertan ingredients featuring the restaurant’s iconic smoky deviled eggs, Beretta Farms beef wellington, baked brie and much more.

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If you want to see more events happening this week and the weeks to come, visit our Event Calendar.

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