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Festival season in bloom with perennial Lilac Festival

By Aurora Anderson, June 6 2018 — There’s no better way to shake off those winter blues than attending one of the many outdoor festivals in Calgary and reconnecting with the city’s vibrant creative community. The Fourth Street Lilac Festival is a free one-day event kicking off Calgary’s energetic festival season, featuring an array of musical…

Far-away galaxies feel right at home at Calgary Expo

By Kent Wong, April 6 2018 —  At the end of April sits a four-day event that has steadily grown to be one of Canada’s largest fan conventions. From its beginnings in 2006 as a humble comic book convention, the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo has quickly grown to captivate sci-fi, horror and other pop-culture…

Big Winter Classic: Party in a winter wonderland

By Matty Hume, February 1 2018 — Despite Big Winter Classic’s primary emphasis on a myriad of live music, the festival also serves as a great opportunity for local breweries to promote their craft — pun very intended. For the festival’s last three years, the beer has served as a foil to the chilly temperature, allowing…

Get loud with Metz at the Big Winter Classic

By Matty Hume, January 12 2018 — On Jan. 19, Toronto-based noise punk trio Metz will bring their new album, Strange Peace, to Calgary’s Big Winter Classic music festival before a four-month tour across Western Europe. Metz is headlining one of many stacked shows at the festival, joined by LASHES, The Corey Hotline and Sellout….

Get a holiday snack with your holiday snack

By Nikayla Goddard, November 30 2017 — Between the upcoming onslaught of exams, the pile of last-minute essays and completing your Christmas shopping, it can be hard to find time for the significant other. Fight the holiday stress with some date night ideas that won’t take up too much of your precious time. If you’re looking…

God’s Own Country is a Sundance standout

By Jocelyn Illing, November 30 2017 — When I saw the trailer for God’s Own Country, it didn’t really spark my interest. Frankly, it looked like the British version of Brokeback Mountain. However, this film stands out as its own. Its central characters aren’t discovering their sexuality — they know who they are and what they desire….

Animation festival is pure imagination

By Matty Hume, October 26 2017 —  The Quickdraw Animation Society boasts over three decades of non-profit, artist-run experience in production, screenings and workshops. In addition to fueling the spirit of animation on a daily basis, it organizes the Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (GIRAF) held every November. This year, from Nov. 23–26, Quickdraw’s 13th annual GIRAF…

Giant toy claw and fiery snake stand out at Beakerhead

By Derrius Ivy, September 28 2017 — Life-sized rainbow bunnies, a 168-foot firey serpent, a giant toy claw and musical see-saws were just four of 14 attractions at the 2017 Beakerhead festival in Calgary from Sept. 13–17. The city-wide creations integrated art, science, engineering and entertainment to promote ingenuity and creativity. This year’s theme, “Snakes…

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