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Date Night: Post-Valentine’s Day date ideas if you forgot

By Nikayla Goddard, February 14 2017 — Too busy studying for midterms to cook a romantic candle-lit dinner? Did you forget Valentine’s Day, despite the fact that your significant other has been hinting about something special coming up for the past few weeks? Here are some post-Valentine’s Day date ideas to make up for it….

New Music: Japandroids

By Gurman Sahota, February 14 2017 — Occasionally, a more commercial album is a great decision for a band. But that’s not the case for Japandroids and their newest release, Near To The Wild Heart of Life.  From the first track, listeners will recognize a single that could gain commercial success if marketed correctly. Subtle,…

New Music: JJ Shiplett

By Rachel Woodward, February 14 2017 — As somebody who has trouble appreciating country music, I am hesitant to give new albums of the genre a try. But as someone who also supports local music, I was eager to give Calgary-born JJ Shiplett’s new album Something to Believe In my best shot.  The country-rock up-and-comer…

Just Acts explores mental illness

By Aurora Anderson, February 14 2017 — Urban Stories Theatre’s Just Acts Play Festival 2017: Examining Mental Illness(es) will present four new plays by local writers from Feb. 14–19 at the Knox United Church Lower Theatre. Urban Stories Theatre focuses on supporting local playwrights whose work addresses social justice issues. This year’s festival will feature…

Medieval combat club ready to fight

By Rachel Woodward, February 14 2017 — As a university student, it can be tough to expel some energy while also having fun and meeting new people. Katrina Bruce, one of the founders of Ironhart Vanguard, found a way to meet all of that criteria. Ironhart Vanguard is a full-contact medieval armoured combat club located…

The Exquisite Hour explores an unlikely friendship

By Gurman Sahota, February 14 2017 — What would you do if an encyclopedia salesperson wound up in your backyard one warm summer night? Set in 1962, The Exquisite Hour explores what Zachary Teale does when he meets encyclopedia salesperson Helen Darimont in his backyard. Written by Edmonton playwright Stewart Lemoine, Lunchbox Theatre will present…

Morpheus presents a Skin Flick

By Fernando Moreno, February 14 2017 — What would you do get some extra spending money? Skin Flick follows a couple — Robbie and Daphne — experiencing economic difficulties who decide that the best way to get out of it is to make a porno. Skin Flick plays at the Joyce Doolittle Theatre until Feb….

How to watch the Oscars without watching the movies

By Jill Girgulis, February 14 2017 — The 89th annual Academy Awards are quickly approaching. With 62 nominated movies, it’s understandable if you haven’t watched them all. But don’t worry — this handy guide will tell you everything you need to know about this awards season so you can look like a true cinephile on…

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