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Hot Dates in August

Joan Marcus, 2008 Global Creatures, courtesy Jeff Parry Promotions

JURASSIC PERFORMANCE

August 11 – 15

Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular features 17 roaring “live” dinosaurs including the Tyrannosaurus rex and the 36-foot-tall brachiosaurus. The $20-million spectacle showcases dinosaurs’ evolution and interactive scenes between dinosaurs like a T. Rex mom defending her baby from predators. At the Pengrowth Saddledome, for tickets call Ticketmaster, 403-777-0000.

Eric Ogden, courtesy Warner Music Canada

CANUCK CROONER

August 17, 18

B.C.’s Michael Bublé’s modern spin on beloved songs like “Cry Me a River” has won him two Grammy Awards for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, and ten Junos. Not resting on his laurels, Bublé released his latest album Crazy Love in 2009, an album exploring the ups and downs of relationships. He plays the Saddledome, call Ticketmaster, 403-777-0000.

Courtesy Globalfest

GLOBAL PYROTECHNICS

August 20, 22, 24, 26, 28

Globalfest is part pyrotechnics festival, part multicultural celebration. The OneWorld Festival features international cuisine, music, performances and “interactive activities,” with more than 60 cultures represented. The Fireworks Festival is a competition between pyrotechnic experts from different countries; this year’s event features Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain, and a finale show put on by the organizers. Elliston Park, for tickets visit www.globalfest.ca.

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