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Weekend Round Up: September 23-25

Not sure what to do this weekend? Check out these highlighted events – you can find our full event listings at Where Calgary.

Friday September 23

The Calgary International Film Festival kicks off this weekend with eleven different films screening on Friday alone including a 9:30pm showing of “The Future,” in which Miranda July (Me And You And Everyone We Know) writes, directs, and stars.

If you hear the chorus of “You’ll Think Of Me” playing in the southeast, you aren’t hearing things. Keith Urban plays the Saddledome Friday night for his Calgary stop on his 2011 world tour in support of his seventh studio album Get Closer.

Saturday September 24

The Bowness Community Centre plays host to Baconfest Canada this Saturday from 10am to 5pm. This delicious fundraiser is to support the new Inviti Jazz and Food Festival launching August 2012. Meet the Ambassador of Bacon, put together a team for the bacon games, enjoy a bacon poetry slam, and watch the Harvest Bacon Eating Contest at noon.

Crave Cupcakes will be there with a bacon offering, as will District with their bucket o’ bacon, and Blam!wich food truck will have their “Hypocrite” vegetarian sandwich … with bacon. Keep the bacon fun going with an after party at Bowness Pub.

If fried pork isn’t your thing, dress up in your finest noble attire and check out the Royal Affair at the Calgary Zoo. Enjoy courtly games and march in the annual Royal Parade. The event is free with general zoo admission.

Sunday September 25

We hope you saved some energy that Time Warp isn’t going to warp itself. The Front Row Centre Players present “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Pumphouse Theatre. The show opens on Friday, but there is a 2pm show on Sunday in case CIFF has you too busy.

And finally, Latitude Art Galleries presents “Western Perspectives,” an exhibition of joyful, brightly-coloured Western landscape paintings by Calgary artist Jane Milne.

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