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Weekend Roundup September 7 – 9

Friday, September 7 Catch the opening weekend of the fall exhibit Reclamation at The Artist Proof Gallery. An opening reception will be held Sep 7, at 5:30 pm. The evening will begin with a public lecture from the artist.  The exhibit features detailed etchings and lithographs by Georgia-based artist Curtis Bartone. The gallery is located at 2010F 11 St SE. For more information call 403-287-1056.

For a night full of laughs this weekend head down to Yuk Yuk’s and check out stand-up comedian Bob Beddow. His homespun humor will be taking the stage September 6 – 8. For tickets and show times, call the Yuk Yuk’s box office, 403-258-2028.

Saturday, September 8 Stage West presents Sexy Laundry by Michele Riml. The play is an entertaining evening for men, women and couples alike. The show follows a couple’s journey to make their stale marriage sexy. Show starts at 7:45 pm. A 120-item buffet is served two hours prior to the show. Tickets run $69 to $99, call the Stage West box office, 403-243-6642.

Spice it up this weekend at Stage West. Photo: Courtesy Stage West.

At Olympic Plaza, take part in the Calgary Saudi Arabian Festival (CSAF). The family-friendly event is free and runs from 10 am to 9 pm. The festival will showcase Saudi Arabian culture, food, music and movies. Visitors can also expect live dance performances, a fashion show and an Arabic café serving complementary traditional coffees and teas.

The Harvest Sale at Heritage Park runs Saturday and Sunday. Bring your own bag, carton or dolly to carry out all your fresh produce from the Harvest Sale at Heritage Park. The family attraction is joining partners with the Calgary Produce Marketing Association to offer visitors a field of fresh fruit and produce at old-fashioned prices. Proceeds from the sale of the produce will go to several charities including the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. The event takes place from 9:30 am to 5 pm both days. Regular admission rates apply.

Sunday, September 9 On Sunday night, Roxette play the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Swedish 80s pop sensations are touring in support of their 2012 album Travelling. Glass Tiger opens. Tickets run $19.99 – $75 and are available through Ticketmaster.

Also on Sunday, Canadian electronic music duo Purity Ring play Republik in support of their debut album Shrines. Doors open at 8 pm. Tickets $19.75 and are available at Prime Box Office. This is an 18-plus event. – Chelsea Barclay

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