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Christmas at Lougheed House, a documentary and electronic music: Calgary entertainment picks

The weekend is almost here once again and The Homestretch's Susan Holzman has a few ideas to keep you entertained.

Check out Victorian decorations at Lougheed House or see the Grant Fuhr documentary at the Globe Cinema

Every year the Lougheed House gets professionally decorated with Christmas trees and lights, which you can check out at the annual open house, running from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday. (CBC)

The weekend is almost here once again and The Homestretch's Susan Holzman has a few ideas on how to keep you entertained.

Christmas season upon us

It's only mid-November but many places around Calgary are gearing up for Christmas, including the Lougheed House, which is launching its Christmas season — Victorian style. (Ellis Choe/CBC)

It's only mid-November but a lot of organizations are already gearing up for Christmas, including the Lougheed House, which is launching its Christmas season — Victorian style.

Every year the house is professionally decorated with Christmas trees and lights, which you can check out at the annual open house, running from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday.

The event is a popular one, having attracted a record 300 people last year.

Breakfast with Santa will be held on Nov. 24 and 25, and Dec. 1 and 2. If you're interested, you might want to get tickets ahead of time.

The Lougheed House will be decorated until Dec. 30, so there will be plenty of opportunity to take it in.

For more information, visit their website

Russian Nutcracker

The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker is on this weekend at Arts Commons, featuring nesting dolls, large puppets and colourful costumes.

The production is on a North American tour, making 150 stops along the way and there's even a Michelle Obama connection to the troupe.

In her new book, Obama writes about watching her daughter, Sasha, perform with the Moscow Ballet six years ago, where she played a mouse.

The show happens Friday at the Jack Singer Concert Hall and there are still a few tickets available online

Alberta Electronic Music Conference

The Alberta Electronic Music Conference (AEMC) is on now through Sunday at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. (Rachel Maclean/CBC)

The Alberta Electronic Music Conference (AEMC) is on now through Sunday.

It's a conference for music producers, DJs and fans of electronic music, with delegates coming from all over the world.

The event is a chance to network and collaborate, featuring more than 100 artists and presenters at more than 60 panels and workshops at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. 

Grant Fuhr documentary

Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story was screened at the Calgary International Film Festival in September and is now playing at the Globe Cinema until Nov. 21. (CBC )

Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story screened at the Calgary International Film Festival in September.

As the title suggests, it tells the story of one of the first black hockey superstars, Grant Fuhr, on and off the ice.

For those who missed it, the Globe Cinema is showing the film until Nov. 21.

Outside Mullingar

Liffey Players is presenting Outside Mullingar, a romantic comedy set in rural Ireland, until Saturday. (Liffey Players)

Liffey Players is presenting Outside Mullingar, a romantic comedy set in rural Ireland.

The play tells the story of two farmers, Anthony and Rosemary, who live next to each other and find love and romance a bit challenging.

Rosemary has had a crush on Anthony for years, but Anthony is unaware.

It's written by John Patrick Shanley who also wrote Moonstruck and Doubt. The play ran on Broadway in 2014 with Debra Messing, who is best known for her character on the popular television show, Will and Grace.

The play was also nominated for a Tony award.

Liffey Players' Outside Mullingar is on now through Saturday at the Victor Mitchell Theatre, at Pumphouse Theatre.

For tickets or more information visit their website


With files from The Homestretch