Tonight until 11pm at the Bandstand Stage along Stephen Avenue Walk (between 1 St SE and 1 St SW), CJSW 90.9 FM will be presenting the New West Fest. Local bands will perform while CJSW DJs spin tunes and broadcast live on location.
Also this evening, at 8 pm at the Plaza Theatre in Kensington, the Calgary Folk Music Festival presents a screening of the film Searching For The Wrong Eyed Jesus with the film’s narrator, gonzo folk musician Jim White, in attendance for a Q&A and acoustic performance. The BBC-backed documentary explores the world of Christianity in the southern United States and features numerous folk musical acts. Tickets to the screening are $10. The Calgary Folk Music Festival runs July 26 – 29 on Prince’s Island Park.
At the Calgary Stampede, don’t miss Tails: Three Horses. On Legend. This locally produced centennial show pays tribute to the Stampede’s origins. The performance includes a cast of 35 horses, 12 cattle, three bison, a turkey vulture and a mule alongside square dancers, First Nations performers and local country music crooner Matt Masters who wrote original songs for the show.
Set against a video backdrop of Alberta landscapes, the performers reenact the origins of the Stampede. The show is free with gate admission and runs daily at noon, 4 pm and 8 pm.
Saturday night, TRUCK Gallery presents a bike-in, outdoor screening of film and animation. Accidental Destinations, is a compilation of short films by Saskatchewan filmmakers charting their bike rides and summertime adventures. Animated Summer Lovin’ is a collection of animated shorts co-presented by Quickdraw Animation Society.
Guests biking to the screening can meet at Tomkins Park (17 Ave and Eighth St SW) at 9 pm where local cycling boutique BikeBike will lead a convoy to Stanley Park (entrance off Riverdale Drive SW) at 10 pm. Bring a blanket and some snacks. Admission is free.