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Calgary Weekend Round Up: September 30-October 2

Check out these highlighted events—you can find our full event listings at Where Calgary.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Kings of Leon take the stage at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday with special guest The Sheepdogs. The Tennessee band is promoting their fifth album, Come Around Sundown. You may also know them for their hit singles “Sex On Fire” and “Use Somebody.” When lead singer Caleb Followill walked off stage at a Dallas concert, the band ended up cancelling the remainder of their U.S. tour, but they’ve picked up the pieces and will take the stage starting in Vancouver. The group was nominated for a Grammy this year for the song “Radioactive” in the Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals and Best Rock Song categories.

If that doesn’t satisfy your indie music craving, check out New York’s Pains Of Being Pure Of Heart at Dicken’s Pub (1000 – 9 Ave SW) in support of their latest album Belong. For tickets, visit Union Events.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Alberta Art Days kicks off this Friday! Fort Calgary is hosting a free event on Saturday featuring crafts, a historic photo booth, face painting and more. Admission to Lougheed House will be free throughout the festival, the Community Art Festival takes place at Shawnessy Public Library, andmuch more. For full listings, check out http://culture.alberta.ca/events/.

The Shumka dancers will be at the Jubilee on Saturday night celebrating 50 years of performing. In addition, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the North American premiere of Ukrainian composer Lyatoshynsky’s First Symphony at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Come out and share your love for Ukrainian culture!

The Calgary Stampeders take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders at 2 pm at McMahon Stadium for a Wild West Showdown in one of the CFL’s most heated rivalries. Wear your red and white and support the Stamps as they try to keep their winning streak against Saskatchewan alive for this season.

Sunday, September October 2, 2011

In Trio Solisti, a violinist, pianist, and cellist will be performing a range of music including the Pulitzer prize-winning work Tempest Fantasy composed especially for this performance.

We bid farewell to the Calgary International Film Festival for 2011 with the closing gala featuring a screening of director Sarah Polley’s (Away From Her) Take This Waltz. Starring Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain), Seth Rogan (Pineapple Express), Luke Kirby in a breakout performance, and even Sarah Silverman in a supporting role, the film takes a harsh look at the choice between the excitement of new love and the comfort of a long-established relationship.  The red carpet entrance starts at 6:30 pm and your ticket includes a drink and appetizers. Keep the energy  going at Double Zero Pizza’s after party—and be sure to keep us updated on Facebook and Twitter!

This is the last weekend of the Calgary Improv Festival, and you won’t want to miss the grand finale of Colin Mochrie and the Improv All-Stars at 7:30 pm at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Tickets $35 plus ticketing fees, 403-294-9494 or visit www.epcorcentre.org.

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