3 things to do: Breakout West, Katherine Chi, Cowtown Opera

Fall is in the air but that isn't slowing down Calgary's arts and entertainment scene. CBC's arts and entertainment reporter Karen Moxely gives you three suggestions for weekend entertainment.

Music festival, award-winning pianist and opera cabaret performance just a few shows to catch in Calgary

CBC Calgary arts and entertainment reporter Karen Moxley gives us her picks for the weekend. 2:08

Fall is in the air but that isn't slowing down our city's arts and entertainment scene. 

CBC Calgary arts and entertainment reporter Karen Moxely gives you three suggestions for weekend entertainment. 

Feel free to add your own suggestion in the comments below.

Breakout West Festival

The Breakout West Festival is on in the city right now. The event it hosted by the Western Canadian Music Alliance. 

Over the weekend, 60 artists mostly from Western Canada, will perform at various venues across Calgary. Some of the artists include 100 Mile House, Jill Barber and Samantha Savage Smith.

It's a great musical lineup for the weekend. For more information and tickets, head to breakoutwest.ca.

Click here for a schedule of the events and list of venues.

Breakout West Festival, info@breakoutwest.ca

Thursday to Saturday, venues around the city

Award-winning Calgary pianist Katherine Chi

Pianist Katherine Chi takes to the stage on Friday and Saturday night. Chi was the first Canadian and first woman to be named Honens Prize Laureate in 2000. The performance will start with Chi performing a Mozart piano concerto.

In the second half, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a 70-minute arrangement of Wagner's "The Ring Without Words." To get your hands on tickets, head to cpo-live.com. 

Classics Showcase Series

Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Jack Singer Concert Hall

Cowtown Opera

On Saturday night, Cowtown Opera will host a "cabaret performance" at Christ Church in Elbow Park. The show will feature selections from Oklahoma, The Sound of Music and a few arias from La Bohem.

Tickets are $40, and will be available at the door. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. MT. For more information head to cowtownoperacompany.com.

Tickets $40, call 403-243-4680 ext. 122

Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Christ Church Elbow Park


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