3 upcoming entertainment picks in Calgary

The CBC's Chris dela Torre has lined up a range of shows to pick from this week, including roots and country, orchestra and theatre.
The Rustic Brothers debut their first album Friday night at the Ironwood Stage and Grill. (Kari Reding/Youtube)

Here are some upcoming entertainment options in Calgary.

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

Rustic Brothers

For fans of the roots-country vein of things, local band the Rustic Brothers debuts its first record Friday night.

The band recorded the album in a local guitar store and sent it to Colin Cripps to mix the record.

Cripps has worked with Blue Rodeo, Bryan Adams and Sarah McLachlan.

Friday March 1, 9 p.m.

Ironwood Stage and Grill

playRites Festival

Alberta Theatre Projects kicks off its 27th annual Enbridge playRites Festival of new Canadian Plays.

It opens with something new from Siminovitch Award-winning play playwright Joan MacLeod. The Valley is a fictional story about a troubled teenager who has a confrontation with a police officer on the Sky Train in Vancouver.

The idea came from the case of Robert Dziekanski who died after being hit by RCMP with a stun gun.

Runs from March 6 to April 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Martha Cohen Theatre

CPO, Scandinavian Masters

Finnish violinist Elina Vahala joins the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for its Scandinavian Masters concerts Friday and Saturday night.

She will perform several works by Jean Sibelius with conductor Jean Marie Zoutini.

Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.

Jack Singer Concert Hall