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Top picks for getting out Feb. 22-28 including Joe Nolan, Winefest and SoundOff

Since when did the end of February mean crazy times for getting out and seeing stuff? Since now! Well, maybe for a while, but seriously people, there is a schwack of things happening this week and you really need to figure out a way to see all of them. ALL. OF. THEM. No pressure… GO!

BTW, Steve Martin & Martin Short will be coming to the Jubilee on Aug. 4! *pulls out her “autographed” Steve Martin photo of him in white suit with a fish* VERY EXCITED.

Thursday: Music Calgary presents SoundOff Summit — many bands, various venues, you should really get out and see some of the great talent in this town. Over at the Ironwood you can checkout a Tragically Hip Tribute led by Joe Nolan and his band, featuring Mariel Buckley, Todd Stewart, Brooke Wylie and others. Good times! There’s also Kensington Sinfonia’s Village Session featuring Kris Ellestad over at the Village Brewery, so that is also a wonderful option.

Friday: Check out the Calgary Winefest 2018 at BMO Centre before you hit up My Fair Lady – The Punk Version presented by Theatre Junction (runs until the 25th). You could always head to the DJD Centre to catch The Old Trouts’ Jabberwocky as well. I will be there! Come and say hi!

Saturday: Soul In The City Vol. 2: A Seat at the Table takes place at Festival Hall. Lion Bear Fox & Big Little Lions (what? I am confused) will play the Bow Valley Music Club and the annual Cash Bash – A Johnny Cash Birthday Party with Peter & the Wolves will take place at Nite Owl.

Monday: The Calgary Midwinter All-Canadian Bluesfest begins, and runs until March 3 at various venues around town. Over at Memorial Park Library, you’ll find Mariko & Jillian Tamaki discussing This One Summer for Freedom to Read Week.

Tuesday: Dashboard Confessional – We Fight Tour 2018 with guests will be at MacEwan Hall.

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!

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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