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What's up in Calgary this weekend

Looking for something cool to do this weekend? Here are five suggestions.

Top picks for keeping your toes tapping this weekend

There are lots of things to do in the city this weekend, but here are five suggestions. (Kelly Hofer)

It's a jam packed weekend for arts and entertainment fans in Calgary. Here is a brief round-up of the five can't miss things going on in the city. 

1) The European Film Festival

The festival starts Friday evening at the Globe Cinema downtown and runs through Sunday. It features a dozen films from Germany, Serbia, France, Hungary and other European countries. All of the movies include English subtitles and are from a variety of genres from comedy to historical drama. There is even a Swiss documentary about industrial bee keeping called More Than Honey that has some incredible footage of bees, including a bee sex scene in slow motion. More than Honey plays on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.


2) The Age of Love

The Age of Love is a comedy about a 21-year-old man in love with his 77-year-old stepgrandmother. The play is apparently based on actual events and takes a look at the odd couple's fight to stay together. It opened earlier this week and runs through Nov. 21 at Motel Theatre at Arts Commons located at 205 Eighth Ave. S.E.

Tickets for the play range from $25 for adults to $20 for seniors and students, and it's cash only at the door. (urbanstoriestheatre.org)

3) Jazz YYC

So, there's a jazz festival on in Calgary this weekend. Jazz YYC starts tonight and goes through Sunday. It's primarily hosted at venues around Inglewood. Tonight at the Ironwood stage there will be a live music and visual performance including a jazz quintet and turntables. The show is based on the personal and musical history of Zack Lober's family. To find out which other jazz performances will be on this weekend you can visit the festival's website.

The JazzYYC music festival runs all weekend at venues around Calgary. (www.jazzyyc.com)

4) Rapunzel at the Loose Moose Theatre Company

The Loose Moose theatre is putting on a performance of Rapunzel this weekend. Loose Moose shows are known to be very interactive, lively and brief — a great way to introduce young kids to the theatre. The Loose Moose Theatre is in the same building as the the Crossroads farmers market in Inglewood. The show is aimed at kids aged four to 10 years old and all shows are Saturdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 1 and 3 p.m. Rapunzel runs through Nov. 22 at the Loose Moose Theatre.

It's the classic Grimm's fairy tale about a girl with very long hair who is locked in a tower that has no stairs, but performed in the unique Loose Moose-style. (Facebook)

​5) Bahamas

It's not quite the weekend but Bahamas, also known as Afie Jurvanen, is playing at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Jurvanen is a folk-roots-rock musician from Ontario who has been featured on the CBC radio program the Vinyl Cafe.