5 things to do in Calgary this weekend

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, the CBC Calgary arts team has plenty of suggestions to keep you entertained.

The Calgary Opera goes to Algiers, Matthew Good, Vintage Hitchcock, Just for Laughs and Soundasaurus

CBC's Karen Moxley gives us her suggestions for entertainment this weekend. 2:10

If you're looking for something to do in Calgary this weekend, the CBC Calgary arts team has plenty of suggestions to keep you entertained.

This is not an exhaustive list, so if you have other ideas please let us know in the comments section below.

Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers

Calgary Opera presents Gioachino Rossini's rollicking comedy of errors this weekend with its debut performance of The Italian Girl in Algiers. The story follows the saucy and spirited Isabella, who goes searching for her lost love in Algiers.

But despite her plans, she steals a few hearts herself. The Italian libretto was penned by Luigi Mosca. There will be only three performances.

Nov. 16, 20, 22 at 8 p.m. 

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Matthew Good

Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Matthew Good is in town this weekend. He shot to stardom in the 1990s as the front man for The Matthew Good Band.

He's a solo act now and his latest album, Arrows of Desire, was released this past spring. Matt Good is in the middle of touring Canada and after two shows in Calgary, he'll head to Banff and Vancouver.  

If you can't make it to his concert, Good has been recording live audio of many his shows and posting them online — untouched and unedited.

Nov. 15-16 at 8 p.m.

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play

Vertigo Theatre is putting a new spin on vintage Hitchcock.

The Calgary theatre company is bringing three classic Hitchcock thrillers to life in a live radio play. 

Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play runs until December 8, 2013, at the Vertigo Theatre Centre in Calgary. (Vertigo Theatre)

It's set in the 1940s, when radio was the ruling medium for entertainment and theatre-goers will get a glimpse into the production of a vintage radio broadcast as told through the theatre performance.

Five actors perform these tales of suspense and intrigue, complete with vintage commercials, live sound effects and musical underscoring. You'll see The Lodger, The Sabotage and The 39 Steps all acted out for radio on the stage.

Runs until Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Vertigo Theatre Centre, 115 - Ninth Ave. S.E.

Just For Laughs Comedy Tour

Some of Canada's top comedians will be in Calgary this weekend working their stand-up routines on stage at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.  

It's all part of the Just for Laughs Comedy Tour. Performers include Alonzo Bodden, Darrin Rose and Tom Papa.

Tickets range from $45 to $55 and are still available.

Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Soundasaurus Festival of Multimedia Sound Arts

Soundasaurus is a festival of experimental media including audio, performance and visual arts.

It started on Thursday and runs through Saturday at the Epcor Centre for Performing Arts. Performers include Ivan Reese, Tod Emel, Kyle Hinton and Aaron Sereda.

In addition to the evening performance, there will be free installations in the Epcor Centre's centre court area from 5-7 p.m. throughout the festival. 

Nov. 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.

Epcor Centre's Engineered Air Theatre 


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