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Top picks for getting out Nov. 30 – Dec. 6 including The Dead South, A Tribe Called Red, Ian Tyson and more

It’s been a busy week for concert announcements of all sorts. For instance, Matt Mays with Dustin Bentall on Jan. 26 at The Palace, George Thorogood on May 6 at the Grey Eagle Event Centre, Electric Six makes their yearly return to The Gateway April 12, Borgeous on Jan. 27 and Iced Earth – The Incorruptible World Tour with Sanctuary and Kill Ritual March 3, both at the Marquee, Protest the Hero – Fortress 10 Year Anniversary Tour takes place March 30 at The Palace and, get this, The Eagles will be performing at the Saddledome May 14! Check links for ticket details!

Thursday: Melted Mirror with Twitch and Apoapsis play Broken City, while over at Grace Presbyterian Church you can catch A Traditional Christmas presented by the CPO — get into the festive spirit. More festive spirit can be found at Newzones Gallery with their annual Deck the Walls! group show, which runs until Dec. 29.

Friday: A Tribe Called Red with guests will perform at The Palace Theatre, and the man, the legend, Ian Tyson will be performing over at The Ironwood. Tough call on Friday, sorry people.

Saturday: The Dead South with Boots & The Hoots will be at The Gateway, and for something a little more “oonce, oonce, oonce” head to The Marquee for Shiba San with David Stone, Teeto & guest. For something less ooncey and more Hallelujah, Handel’s Messiah will take place at the Jack Singer, presented by CPO.

Sunday: Market! Moe Shelley’s Annual Holiday Craft Sale & Market will take place at The Palomino from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all of your holiday crafted-goods needs! Then head to Studio Bell for the NMC AIR Public workshop with Raghav. Crafts and musics.

Tuesday: Forte Musical Theatre Guild presents Naughty But Nice: 4PLAY! at Lunchbox Theatre (evening show — does not interfere with The Santaland Diaries at noon, DON’T PANIC). The show runs until Dec. 17.

Wednesday: Wordfest presents Tom Wilson with his memoir, Beautiful Scars at the Memorial Park Library. Should be an interesting evening!

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