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Downtown Weekly Events | Week of October 8, 2018

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This week is all about the arts. New performances from the Calgary Philharmonic and Alberta Theatre projects are coming to Arts Commons, and the Glenbow Museum is bringing back their Salon Series!


ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

October 9 – 21, 2018

Hamlet’s good friends Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are summoned to Denmark to comfort their grieving friend. But on their journey they discover that nothing in their world is quite what it appears and must face their growing fears that their story may be destined for a tragic ending.

50 years after winning the Tony Award for best play, the play that made Tom Stoppard a household name lands on the ATP stage in a spooky and imaginative new production by Calgary’s own Shakespeare Company that daringly casts two women in the title roles.

IF YOU LIKE: Monty Python’s The Life of Brian, Fargo, Hamlet, Waiting for Godot

Audience Considerations: Contains scenes of comic violence and mature subject matter. Suggested for ages 14+.

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SALON SERIES: ERIK OLSON
October 10, 2018

Glenbow’s Salon Series returns! Join us for intimate and insightful conversation while we take a deep dive into this season’s feature exhibitions.

In this iteration, Calgary-raised, Dusseldorf-based Cosmos artist Erik Olson will discuss his diverse painting practice, with subject matter ranging from space and beyond.

$35.00 – refreshments provided, including one drink ticket and complimentary cheese and charcuterie.

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DINNER FOR DOORS
October 11, 2018

Join us for our 5th annual fundraising evening to support the mission and vision of Accessible Housing. Since 2014, Dinner For Doors has raised over $200,000 to help support this critical work. Help us open doors to more homes for people with limited mobility!

This mix and mingle, Roaring Twenties themed event will be at the new Hudson event space, a glamourous, new hot spot. Hudson is conveniently located in downtown Calgary on the sixth floor of the Hudson Bay’s distinctive heritage building. The lively evening with inspired hors d’oeuvres will be created under the artful direction of Executive Chef Ryan O’Flynn of Hudson, Sub Rosa and The Guild.

In 1920’s fashion, guests will spend the evening enjoying delectable hors d’oeuvres and wonderful wine, all in support of Calgarians with limited mobility.

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KEYBOARDS: MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN + NEIL COCKBURN
October 12 & 13, 2018

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Performance

Gramophone Hall of Fame-inducted, and globally acclaimed pianist Marc-André Hamelin dazzles in Ravel’s deliciously raucous Piano Concerto in G major. Opening with the composer’s enchanting Mother Goose Suite, the concert builds to a triumphant close with Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony, resounding fully with playing by celebrated organist Neil Cockburn.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

TD Jazz with David Sanborn
October 18, 2018

With six GRAMMY Awards, one Platinum and eight Gold albums, and a collection of original music over 24 albums, David Sanborn blends instrumental pop, R&B, and more and more traditional jazz.

Calgary Career Fair and Training Expo
October 16, 2018

Learn about exciting new career options and obtain valuable information about how to earn the credentials and diplomas you need to get the job you want!

Peter and the Wolf
October 21, 2018

With instruments serving as characters, and the entire story brilliantly narrated, this is a time-honoured children’s introduction to the Orchestra.

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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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