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Slipper tells a distinctly Calgarian Cinderella story

By Fernando David Moreno, November 22 — As part of the pantomime tradition of the holiday season, Alberta Theatre Projects presents Slipper — “a distinctly Calgarian Cinderella story.” The show is based on the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Playwright director Rebecca Northan says that Calgary is the perfect host for Cinderella and the…

Local rock four-piece Crooked Spies on the comeup

By Rachel Woodward, November 15 2016 — Crooked Spies is a four-piece rock band featuring brothers Dylan and Steven Evanik alongside Aaron Samson and Mark Lawlor. The group just released their first single “Waiting” from their second feature-length album set for release early next year. “We formed about two and a half years ago. It…

SCPA Dance Montage celebrates dance and movement at the U of C

By Gurman Sahota, November 15 2016 — Showcasing diverse dance in the city, the University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts will host its 47th annual Dance Montage from Nov. 24–26. The performance attracts local choreographers from around Calgary to contribute work. Ten pieces of various styles will take the stage in this…

Big Kitty Crew combines art and feminist community

By Gurman Sahota, November 15 2016 — Founded in Calgary in 2010, the Big Kitty Crew is Canada’s largest all-female urban arts collective. Creative director and co-founder Jennie Vallis says her experiences at the Alberta College of Art and Design led to the formation of the crew as a response to the male-dominated field of…

Femme Wave makes waves in Calgary culture scene

By Hayden McBennett, November 15 2016 — Femme Wave is back for its second five-day run of feminist-fueled performances, workshops, art installations, comedy acts and films. This year, the festival will feature artists and performers from across Canada and the United States. The festivities begin Wednesday, Nov. 16 and continue through Sunday, Nov. 20. Since…

Gauntlet volunteer has already hit rock bottom after writing only three articles

By Frankie Hart, October 25 2016 — Student and Gauntlet volunteer Hankie Fart has decided that she will yet again put off her history paper by writing another article for the Gauntlet.  “I heard that extracurriculars are equally — if not more important than academics, so this is fine. Everything is fine. I am fine,”…

Factory Party to feature local bands

By Hayden McBennett, October 18 2016 — On Oct. 22, veterans and virgins of Calgary’s music and arts scene will partake in the ninth installment of their take on Andy Warhol’s Factory Party. Organized by Randy Gibson and Aaron Ellard, the event will take place at the Centennial Planetarium. It will feature Calgary bands from…

NōD welcomes submissions for fall issue

By Melanie Woods, October 18 2016 — Fancy yourself the next Shakespeare, Atwood or even Bob Dylan? The University of Calgary’s student-run literary journal NōD is currently accepting student submissions for their 20th issue. A Students’ Union sanctioned club, NōD is entirely run by volunteer undergraduate students. They publish two issues a year with various…

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