5 things to do in Calgary this weekend
The Cat in the Hat, Blues at The Shamrock, A Brimful of Asha, Film Heroes and The Kingston Prize.
If your new year's resolution was to get out more and enjoy Calgary's arts and entertainment scene, this weekend has lots to offer. There's no excuse to stay at home, but if you need a few ideas to get yourself started, take a look at our list of things to do in the city this weekend
As always, this list is not exhaustive. Please feel free to add your suggestions of things to do in Calgary this weekend in our comments section below.
The Cat In The Hat
Calgary's community theatre troupe, Storybook Theatre, is bringing one of Dr. Seuss' classic children's tales to life at The Beddington Heights Theatre.
With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, The Cat in the Hat is a one-act, 55-minute play that is perfect for the whole family.
Until January 25.
Beddington Heights Theatre
Sonny Rhodes at The Sidetrack
One of Calgary's musical institutions is back in business after a fire put the venue out of commission in 2012.
The bar is getting back in the swing of things with a blues bash opener featuring the legendary Sonny Rhodes.
You can catch the American blues singer, lap steel guitar player and self-proclaimed "disciple of the blues" on Friday and Saturday night.
Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, Jan.11 at 9:00 p.m.
High Performance Rodeo: A Brimful of Asha
High Performance Rodeo is Calgary's international festival of the arts and it's on now in the city.
One of the plays getting a lot of buzz this year is A Brimfull of Asha by Ravi and Asha Jain.
The story is about a South Asian mother trying to arrange a marriage for her son. But here's the catch — the two-person cast is made up of both playwrights, Ravi Jain on stage with his real-life mother Asha.
The play premiered last year at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto to rave reviews. If you liked Theatre Calgary's Kim's Convenience, you 'll probably enjoy A Brimful of Asha.
Until January 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Engineered Air Theatre, EPCOR Centre
Film Heroes: The Music of John Williams and More
The Calgary Philharmonic is staging an orchestral salute to the very best in film this weekend.
Film Heroes: The Music of John Williams and More features the best in music from the silver screen with highlights from the scores of several well-known films.
The show features songs from composer John Williams, like the suite from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and the iconic themes from Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Other recognizable overtures will be included, such as Hans Zimmer's suite from Gladiator, Danny Elfman's music from Spiderman and a lot more.
Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, Jan.11 at 8:00 p.m.
Jack Singer Concert Hall
The Kingston Prize
The Art Gallery of Calgary is currently showcasing this year's finalists for the The Kingston Prize.
The biennial national competition seeks contemporary portraits by Canadian artists.
This year's winner, Richard Davis of LaHave, Nova Scotia, received $20,000 for his piece Basement Self-Portrait.
Until January 25
The Art Gallery of Calgary