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Weekend Roundup Dec 10 – 12

‘Tis the season in Calgary, catch a number of holiday-centric events this weekend.

By Diane Klaver

Friday Dec 10

Curiously Canadian Improv  Guild

Pay-what-you-can, bring a friend and check out the Curiously Canadian Improv Guild for their last performance of the year. Watch the cast as they string together scenes through improvisation games, the results of which are hilarious, then celebrate the end of the season with drinks, snacks. 2405 Macleod Trail S.W.

The Christmas Carol Project

Join a cast of Alberta-based musicians as they present a collection of songs unique to each artists’ perspective. Since its establishment in 1996, The Christmas Carol Project has performed more than 60 shows, gone on two tours, released a CD ,and produced an award-winning TV special. This year’s production features new narrator Dave Clarke. Tickets are $30, visit www.pumphousetheatre.ca. 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW.

Saturday Dec 11

Once Upon a Christmas

It’s one of the last weekends to check out Heritage Park’s annual Once Upon a Christmas. Enjoy freshly backed cinnamon buns at the Bakery, stop by to see St Nicolas and his reindeers, sing along with the costumed carolers and visit one of three historical homes to learn about different Christmas traditions. Tickets are $7 adults, $5 children, children under 2 are free. 1900 Heritage Dr SW.

Mount Royal Conservatory Christmas in Song

Get into the spirit of the holidays with the annual Christmas in Song concert. For nearly 20 years the Mount Royal Children’s Choir, Mount Royal Youth Choir, Calgary’s Boys’ Choir, Mount Royal Kantorei  and Mount Royal’s Calgary Youth Orchestra, have been performing holiday classics. Tickets $25 adult, $15 sen/stu and MRU alumni, $12.50 children under 12. For Tickets call 403-440-7770. At the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts, 205 – 8 Ave SE.

Sunday Dec 12

The 39 Steps

It’s your last chance to catch the theatre adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps. In  May 1914, with Europe on the brink of war, Richard Hannay has returned to London to begin a new life when a freelance spy asks for his help to uncover a German plot of murder. Tickets $29 – $38 at www.vertigotheatre.com. Vertigo Theatre, 115 – 9 Ave SE.

Afghanistan: Soldiers and War Rugs

With the exhibition of The Fyke Collection of Afghan War Rugs, the Military Museum explores the development of war rugs within the context of Canadian soldiers who served in Afghanistan. War rugs are a new example of the economic imagination of Afghan tribal culture. Richly woven, these textiles offer a first-person narrative of war as told by their Afghan weavers. Tickets $10 adults, $5 sen, $4 youth, $20 family. At the Founders Gallery, The Military Museum, 4520 Crowchild Tr SW.

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