Calgary entertainment: 5 things to do this weekend

From the Moscow Ballet to brooding '90s rocker Matthew Good, the Homestretch's Tracy Fuller gives us her list of things to do in and around the city this weekend.

Take in some gravity-defying jazz moves or do your own dance to some '90s rock

Matthew Good stops in Calgary to play on Saturday night at the Grey Eagle Casino. (CBC News)

1. The Gravity Players

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks wraps up its mind-bending production, The Gravity Players. Five choreographers and five dances explore testing the limits of gravity through contemporary dance. It's happening at Theatre Junction through Saturday. You can find the full schedule here.

2. Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

If you like thought-provoking films, this festival is for you. The Marda Loop Justice Film Festival has 14 films left to screen before it wraps up on Sunday. Choose from more light-hearted fare, such as (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies, or the timely and serious, Imminent Threat, about the war on terror and its effect on civil liberties. Check out the full lineup here.

3. Northern Soul

The sounds of Tchaikovsky fill Mount Royal University's Bella Concert Hall when Russian piano prodigy Konstantine Shamray returns to Calgary alongside the Calgary Youth Orchestra.The 2012 Honens semi-finalist will play Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto. Tickets are still available for the Sunday show.

4. Moscow Ballet performs The Nutcracker

This weekend is your only chance to see the The Nutcracker performed by the Moscow Ballet. So if you can't wait until the Alberta Ballet production, you're sure to enjoy this dazzling version. Tickets are still available for the show happening at the Jack Singer Concert Hall Saturday night. 

5. Matthew Good

This may take you back to the `90s, but let it be known that Matthew Good has been making masterful music all along. He brings his uniquely, emotional music to the Grey Eagle Casino Saturday night. The B.C. musician is touring with his latest album, Chaotic Neutral. Tickets are still available. 


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