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Events & Activities Jan 14 - 20

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Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the weeks of January 14 - 20:

Leisure Centre Schedules: https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Schedules.aspx

Please see attached for the City of Calgary program flyers.

FREE:

  • January 17 (8:00pm): Tanika Charles Artist in Residence Performance -  Tanika Charles, the inaugural winner of Lixar, National Music Centre and the Polaris Music Prize's Polaris Artist Residency will conclude her time at Studio Bell with a free show at King Eddy (438 9 Ave SE.)
  • January 18 (12:00pm-4:00pm): Calgary Womyn: Taking Strides -  at Central Library, Taking Strides is an event that brings community together to recognize and respond to the fact that gender inequality remains a prevalent issue across Canada. This event will be packed full of speakers, programs and resource-sharing includes caucus discussions led by people of colour and people with disabilities (along with other marginalized populations.)

PAID:

  • January 15 (7:00pm): The Traitor - at Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW), the next entry in Calgary International Film Festival's new Global Perspectives series is Italy's The Traitor (II Traditore). Admission: $15
  • January 17 (12:00pm-9:00pm), 18 & 19 (10:00pm-9:00pm): Calgary Renovation Show - at the BMO Centre, this show will feature nearly 200 vendors over three days. From architecture and home appliances and heating, decor and more - there are tons of options. There will be speakers and presentations.  Admission: $13 - buy online for $11 - https://calgaryrenovationshow.tix123.com/
  • January 17 (7:00pm): Ryan McMahon - at The Gallery House (119 Nottingham Rd NW), Canadian singer-songwriter Ryan McMahon will be bringing his blend of folk, roots and rock to the Gallery for this intimate performance. He performs multiple genres. Admission: $25
  • January 18 (5:00pm): Miskanawah Friendship Round Dance - at The Genesis Centre (10, 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE), local non-profit Miskanawah hosts its 14th annual fundraising Friendship Round Dance. Bring a monetary donation and you can be part of singing, dancing, an arts market and a cultural feast in celebration of First Nation's cultures. Admission: by cash donation
  • January 18 (7:30pm): Transformation: A History of Calgary's Transgender Community -  at Central Library's Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, join Kevin Allen, author of Our Past Matters: Stories of Gay Calgary and the Calgary Gay History Project Blog and One Voice Chorus for an evening of exploring Calgary's transgender past and present. Admission: $20 - in advance. Sliding scale at the door. http://onevoicechorus.ca/2019/12/transformation-a-history-of-calgarys-transgender-community/
  • January 19 (2:00pm): The Western Swing Project Band - at Red Deer Lake United Church (96187 Ab-22X), there will be a concern series rolling on with a performance by the Western Swing Project Band. The eight-piece ensemble is known for its bigger-than-big sound that spans genres like Texas fiddle tunes, New Orleans brassy jazz, big band swing, Spanish-American folk songs, Mississippi blues and more. Admission: $25.
  • January 19 (3:00pm): Bach Suites for Cello - CD Release Concert - at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Philip Hansen, former principal ceilist of Calgary Philharmonic Orhcestra, returns to Calgary for a cello recital and CD release.  Admission: $20

Have a great week!