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Weekend Roundup, November 5 – 7

This weekend in Calgary features everything from 90s grunge rockers to stand-up comedy, live theatrical productions and the one and only Dog Whisperer.

Friday Nov 5:

Catch a Pay-What-You-Can preview of Reasons to be Pretty by Neil LaBute that examines society’s pre-occupation with beauty, manipulation and judgments. Presented by Ground Zero Theatre and Hit and Myth Productions, Reasons to be Pretty is showing at Vertigo Theatre until Nov 20 with Pay-What-You-Can events on Nov 5, 6 and 8.

Unlikely friends Peter Highman and Ethan Tremblay take a road trip across the country in time for the delivery of Highman’s child in the new comedy Due Date, which hits theatres today. Staring Robert Downey Jr., and Zach Galifianakis catch this flick at any of Cineplex or Famous Players theatres.

Saturday Nov 6:

The Grammy Award-winning band and “Sour Girl” singers, Stone Temple Pilots, tour in support of their first all-new album in close to a decade, at the The Corral in Stampede Park.

Take a trip down memory lane to a time when poodle skirts, and dive-ins were all the rage with Grease at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Relish in Danny’s search to woo Sandy as they sing “Summer Nights” and “You’re the One That I Want.” Starring American Idol winner Taylor Hicks as Teen Angel.

It’s your last chance to catch funny-woman Lori Ferguson-Ford at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club. Ferguson-Ford has been a professional comedian for over 20 years and is sure to tickle your funny bone with her wit and charm.

Sunday Nov 7:

Learn a few new tricks with National Geographic Channel’s dog whisperer Cesar Millan as he shares secrets on how to take your troublesome dog to perfect pet, at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Learn how to become a pack leader, and how human behaviour can cause problems in for your pet.

Celebrate Mozart with an Intimate Evening with Mozart: A Chamber Music Celebration. Join the renowned Shanghai String Quartet perform alongside Grammy-nominated clarinetist David Shifrin as they pay tribute to this masterly musician at Mount Royal University’s Leacock Theatre.

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