Well, Halloween is a week gone by and we’ve entered that strange in between seasons period where its not quite Thanksgiving and Halloween, but its not quite Christmas yet either. The nice part about that however, is if you’re ahead of the game, you might be able to get ahead of your holiday social calendar and start your holidays shopping a little bit early this year.
If you’re not quite ready to do that though, we’ve got a couple of cinema and theatre events for you to take in this weekend.
- Barista: A Film by Rock Baijnauth (Globe Cinema, November 6, 2015): Calgary is the only city in western Canada to be screening this documentary about five top baristas find themselves pushing the limits of coffee perfection to win the National Barista Championship. This is a documentary that takes viewers on a humorous, emotional and enlightening look into the unimaginable world of coffee competitions and the passionate, lovable and quirky characters who devote their lives to them. If you think you know coffee – this film will make you think twice. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.
- The Circle (Martha Cohen Theatre, October 20-November 7): It’s your typical high school garage party in the suburbs of Calgary, any night of the week. Amanda’s a genius. Ily’s a drug dealer. Daniel’s a good kid. Will has ADHD. Kit is a runaway. Mutt is a mess. It’s an explosive combination. Youth is a dangerous time. Everyone’s just trying to fit in. Everyone’s just looking for a place to belong. Down at the Martha Cohen Theatre,. The Circle is a play that explores the themes of youth, the desire to fit in and the need to belong. Tickets are available here.
- Fairytails and Legends Gala (Devonian Gardens, November 6) – This Fashion show features the richest fall & winter looks of the season! With a dark twist on classic fairytales and legends, guests will enter an eerie forest as they fall under the evening’s ominous spell. Fashions will be styled by the ladies of Styleista, Brenna Hardy and Phaedra Godchild, and modelled by The Nobles and the Calgary Philharmonic’s Associate Conductor Adam Johnson. Delicious libations and temptations prepared by Anejo, National, Oil & Vinegar & Hy’s Steakhouse await to ignite your senses. More information and tickets available here.
- The Daisy Theatre (Arts Commons, October 27-November 15) – The Daisy Theatre is Calgary audience favorite Ronnie Burkett unleashed…unscripted, by the seat of his pants, manipulating and voicing his characters through variety acts, impromptu monologues, musical numbers and audience participation, featuring a cast of forty marionette characters. Variety numbers parody theatrical genres from opera, music hall, Las Vegas, French cabaret and vaudeville with characters such as lounge singer Rosemary Focaccia, marionette ventriloquist Meyer Lemon, chanteuse Jolie Jolie, and the filthiest lesser royal ever to hit the stage, in what Vancouver’s Georgia Straight calls “one of the best shows you’ll ever see”. Tickets and event information available here.
There it is, before you get into the holiday season, take in some of Calgary’s vibrant on stage performance scene. Have a great weekend folks!