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Top picks for getting out Sept. 28 – Oct. 4 includes theatre, music, literature a little culture thrown in

As usual, there’s a lot going on in town this weekend so I’m not going to fluff it up for you first – today I’m all business, let’s get to the good stuff:

Thursday: It’s all about the country tonight, apparently. Steve Earle performs at the Grey Eagle Event Centre at 8pm, Project WILD featuring Ryan Langlois, Tanya Ryan and Mikaila Cooper will be happening down at Knoxville’s on 9th Ave SW, and for a little less country but still some great twangy guitar, head to Oak Tree Tavern for the Ramblin’ Ambassadors.

Friday: Genesis: The Mary Shelley Play by Artist Collective Theatre and Attic Players wraps up this weekend at Motel Theatre, 7:30pm, and blues man Kenny Neal performs at the Engineered Air Theatre at 7pm both Friday and Saturday. Across the plaza at the John Dutton Theatre you’ll find Wordfest presenting Scaachi Koul at 7pm, and over at The Gateway it’s a blast from the past with the Lowest of the Low with Jr. Gone Wild.

Saturday: Alberta Culture Days at cSPACE King Edward takes place all weekend with artist demos, exhibitions, music and more from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Over at the Jack Singer the CPO presents Jan Lisiecki performing Brahms & Mahler at 8pm, and at the National Music Centre you can catch the Dan Brubeck Quartet as part of JazzYYC’s Illumin8 series.

Tuesday: Touch Me: Songs for a (Dis)connected Age runs at 7:30pm until Oct. 7 at Theatre Calgary and is co-presented by Forte Musical Theatre.

There is so much more going on in this city than you can imagine. Check out all of the listings to plan your week ahead!

Kari Watson is a writer and former Listings Editor of FFWD Weekly, and has continued to bring event listings to Calgary through theYYSCENE and her event listings page, The Culture Cycle. Contact her at