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Calgary Weekend Roundup: November 25-27

Find out what events you can’t miss this weekend in Calgary. For complete event listings, be sure to check out the Where Calgary Entertainment listings.

Zoolights at the Calgary Zoo.

Friday November 25, 2011

Every store and street corner is starting to look red, green and cheery, so if you need a break from the early holiday activities, don’t miss “Kuniko Magical Mask, Mime and Music of Japan,” a show that brings the Japanese culture to life with music, masks, origami and mime. It starts tonight at Y Stage and continues through to Sunday.

If you are in the holiday mood, The Calgary Zoo officially launches the annual winter festival Zoolights, with holiday light displays in the shapes of animals, hot chocolate and winter fun. In the same spirit, Spruce Meadows continues their International Christmas Market this weekend with 74 kilometres of light displays in addition to the more than 200 vendors inside.

Saturday November 26, 2011

Heritage Park’s Once Upon a Christmas continues this weekend with the Christmas of days gone by, featuring period costumes, wagon rides and delicious treats. (Find out more about celebrating the holidays in Calgary in A Calgarian Christmas.)

For your art fix, visit the Herringer Kiss Gallery to see the exhibit Venezia, featuring Venetian paintings artist Harry Kiyooka has been working on for decades.

Have you ever seen six pianos on stage at the same time? You can at Pianomania!, put on by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Or, check out Kyuss Lives! at Flames Central as the ‘90s rock band tours for the first time in 15 years.

Sunday November 27, 2011

CPO fans get a second chance this weekend. Sunday brings The Path to Virtuosity with performances by Stephen Nguyen, Ning Feng, Colleen Venables and more.

And finally, put on your toques and mittens for the Catch the Elves Walk and Run for Muscular Dystrophy. This 3km walk and 8km fun run supports research to fight a disease that affects more than 50,000 Canadians.

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

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