This weekend in Calgary offers plenty to do and see, from the stage to the turf, don’t miss a beat here.
Friday, April 1
Calgary’s champion lacrosse team, the Calgary Roughnecks take on the Minnesota Swarm at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Tickets $25.50 at the box office, $17.50 at Sport Chek, Co-op and Super Drug Mart.
At the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts, take in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Classical Masters: Beethoven and Ehnes, a collaboration of Grammy Award winner James Ehnes’ Korngold’s Violin Concerto, a classical piece inspired by movie themes from the 1940s, and Beethoven’s famous 7th Symphony. Tickets call 403-571-0849.
Front Row Centre, a charitable organization with a strong focus on musical theatre, opens Put It Together at Eastbrook Theatre this weekend. The musical revue, featuring the melodies of one of theatre’s greatest composer-lyricists, Stephen Sondheim tells a story spread over thousands of years, from 200 B.C. to today. Tickets $25, call 403-216-0808.
Saturday, April 2
April Wine, a Canadian classic rock band plays their hits like “Sign of the Gypsy Queen,” “Oowatanite,” and “Bad Side of the Moon,” among many others, at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino. Tickets $59.95 – $66.45, call Ticketmaster, 1-855-985-5000.
Canadian pop quintet Mother Mother, stops at MacEwan Hall in the University of Calgary as part of their tour in support of their third album Eureka, which is a compilation of pop-meets-rock harmonies. Tickets $22.50, visit www.urmusic.ca
Sunday, April 3
The Glenbow Museum, opens Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes this weekend. Canadian portraitist Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) was well known amongst celebrities, politicians, writers, artists and musicians. Throughout his career, Karsh set aside his favorite prints, that are now in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. These prints, as well as some addition, are being shown at the Glenbow Museum together for the first time. Call 403-268-4100 or visit www.glenbow.org for more details.
Downstage opens George F. Walkers And So It Goes, the first play in a decade from one of Canada’s best known playwrites. His darkly comedic play tells the story of middle class couple’s downward spiral after the fallout of the current recession and their daughter’s schizophrenia. Tickets $15 – $25, call 403-294-9494.