SU View: ArtsFest 2007: something for everyone

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Arts Fest 2007 happens next week, from Mon., Nov. 5 to Thu., Nov. 8 with events all over Mac Hall.

This year's event has a "fringe fest" feel with multiple artists and arts mediums taking place in a variety of venues.

The big kickoff happens with an opening gala on Mon. evening, 6 p.m. at That Empty Space. The room will be turned into a funky art gallery with DJs spinning cool vibes along with free appetizers and cool art by U of C artists.

That Empty Space will also be open for gallery viewings throughout the week. Mon. and Tue. will be the U of C arts department gallery open from 1-3 p.m. Wed. and Thu. will be an ACAD gallery open from 1-3 p.m.

There will be fine arts music performances in Mac Hall every day of the festival, starting at noon. Make sure to stop at the Busk Stop outside the science link to see local artists playing some tunes.

If you want to shake your groove-thang, check out the dance performances happening in the North Courtyard at noon each day. There is a dance style for everyone, ranging from contemporary to hip-hop and break-dance.

If film is your preferred medium, come to the Indie Film night at That Empty Space on Wed. Films from local and other Canadian artists will be showcased starting at 6 p.m., and there will be free popcorn. Works include a short film about threesomes and animated shorts played in time to the Music of Ninja Tune recording artist Blockhead.

For all the details, pick up your schedule of arts events at the Students' Union office (MSC 251) or visit www.su.ucalgary.ca.