Wedding bells, renovations & Jack Black: Calgary entertainment this weekend
BMO Centre busy this weekend with wedding and renovation shows
We all want the weather to warm up in time for the weekend, but whether you're hoping to hibernate or planning to paint the town red, there's lots to do when it comes to art and entertainment in Calgary.
It's another weekend in January which means a new slate of High Performance Rodeo acts are hitting the stages around Calgary.
Moon, Moon, No Moon is a musical cabaret, looking at humankind's relationship with the moon, over time. From God or Goddess to the way we mark time for rituals, and agriculture, and more. Maybe even pop music?
This show looks super cool, especially because it has a rotating cast of special guests.
Starting Thursday, it features Alberta's own Bruce McCulloch, from The Kids in the Hall fame. Next weekend, blues legend Tim Williams takes the reins, followed by Onalea Gilbertson, a chanteuse from The Big Apple, to close out the month.
Moon, Moon, No Moon runs nightly at the Big Secret Theatre at 8 p.m. until Jan. 27.
Daughter is a very timely, semi-autobiographical, provocative one-man show about toxic masculinity from the perspective of a new dad, raised in patriarchy, confronting his new identity as a patriarch/father and not knowing how to operate in the world.
Daughter looks at questions of culpability and complicity in our society. The subtle and not so subtle ways we condone and encourage misogyny, with "boys will be boys," exposing the hypocrisies and complexities of the human experience.
Daughter opens Thursday at The Studio at Vertigo Theatre in the Calgary Tower.
Other ongoing HPR shows include Onegin, which closes on Saturday night and Reassembled Slightly Askew.
Here's a complete list of HPR performances.
Head over to the BMO Centre on Sunday where more than 250 of Calgary and area's most distinguished wedding professionals will be there to help make your dream wedding a reality.
You can taste scrumptious samples, listen to live bands, get your photo taken at a photo booth and a lot more.
There's even going to be two New York style fashion shows at noon and 3 p.m. showing the latest wedding trends.
Pro tip: buy your tickets online. They're $5 cheaper than at the door.
The Wedding Fair runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Here's some more information.
If you're in the mood for a show, the Calgary Renovation Show starts Friday, also at the BMO Centre.
HGTV star Sarah Richardson from Sarah Off the Grid will be there with advice from her own recent family home renovation
Sabrina Smelko of HGTV Canada's Save My Reno will be talking do-it-yourself design on a dime.
There's even going to be Alberta-based experts and folks from the City of Calgary's Planning & Development department there to share pro tips on renovation permits.
That's happening in Hall E at the BMO Centre starting at noon Friday. It wraps up Sunday evening.
The Princess Bride
If you don't mind a classic and if you can still grab a ticket, The Fifth Reel is screening The Princess Bride on Friday night at The Globe Cinema.
That show's getting a ton of attention online.
You can find all the details right here.
If you're hoping to stay home and catch up on Netflix this weekend here are a couple of recommendations.
The Polka King starring Jack Black will be available Friday. Based on a true story, this comedy is about a Polish-born bandleader who dreams of building a musical empire in the U.S. and instead lures his fans into a Ponzi scheme.
With files from The Homestretch