From a popular musical to an award-winning play to an evening of choral music, there's lots going on around town this weekend.  

The CBC’s Karen Moxley shares some of her entertainment picks.

Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comment section.

StoryBook Theatre


StoryBook Theatre is putting on Hairspray until May 26. (StoryBook Theatre)

Opening Friday at the Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre, StoryBook Theatre presents  the musical Hairspray.

StoryBook is one of Calgary's largest community theatre companies and Hairspray is an eight-time Tony-award winning musical.

The colourful, fun show is set in Baltimore in 1962.

It tells the story of a girl’s quest to dance on a popular television show.

When her dream comes true, she uses her newfound fame to help integrate a TV network — no easy task in 1960s United States.

Runs until May 26.

Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre, 375 Bermuda Drive N.W., 403-216-0808

Alberta Theatre Projects

Alberta Theatre Projects is staging a play called RED by screen writer John Logan.

It’s about a young artist hired to assist Mark Rothko, the great abstract expressionist painter.

The award-winning drama portrays the fierce, funny and ultimately life-changing relationship of the two artists.

Runs until May 18.

Martha Cohen Theatre, Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts, 215 Eighth Avenue S.E., 403-294-7475

Bow Valley Chorus


The Bow Valley Chorus is performing a work by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins at the University of Calgary's Rosza Centre on Sunday night. (Bow Valley Chorus )

It’s Mother's Day on Sunday.

Why not take her to hear the Bow Valley Chorus perform The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, a work by the Welsh composer Karl Jenkins.

The Bow Valley Chorus will be joined by soloists and orchestra for this inspiring choral piece.

Show starts at 8 p.m.

Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall at the University of Calgary’s Rozsa Centre, 2500 University Drive N.W., 403-220-7202

Ellen Doty

Local pop-jazz musician Ellen Doty is releasing her new EP on Saturday night at the Plaza Theatre.

She’ll be joined by  Adam Cormier on drums, Josh Crowhurst on guitar, Justin Kudding on bass, Andre Wickenheiser on trumpet, Derek Stoll on keys and Oliver Miguel on sax.

Show starts at 7 p.m.

Plaza Theatre,1133 Kensington Road N.W., 403-283-3636