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Top picks for getting out March 29 – April 4 including Ministry, Lunchbox Theatre and Aritha van Herk

I’m not even going to say anything about the weather, but you know I’m not happy about it. Good thing there are heated venues where we can all go into and have fun and enjoy events in this town! Such as …

Thursday: Head down to the West Village Theatre to check out Sage Theatre’s production of Legislating Love (runs until Saturday). Feeling jazzy? Allison Lynch & Steve Fletcher will be performing from 6-9 p.m. at Junction. If You’re more into the rock, a few blocks over at Broken City you an check out Frigs with Dri Hiev and Poly Dactic.

Friday: Date Night at Workshop Studios — Throw Clay like Swayze & Moore! Seriously, who doesn’t want to recreate that scene from Ghost? Here’s your chance! Or get over to Motel Theatre in Arts Commons to see Verb Theatre’s Easter Island (runs until Saturday), and Geoff Berner with Richard Inman will be over at Ironwood.

Saturday: NMC AiR Workshop with Emile Bilodeau at Studio Bell from 12-2:30 p.m. for your afternoon, then your choice of ALVVAYS with guests at The Palace OR come hang with me at Nite Owl to see Forbidden Dimension with The Ringwalds. Fun times either way!

Sunday: Ministry with Chelsea Wolfe at The Palace. Come for Al Jourgensen, stay for me reliving my youth and waiting all night for them to play So What …

Monday: If you’re working today, go see a play at lunchtime! If you’re not working today, go see a play at lunchtime! Lunchbox Theatre’s Miss Caledonia opens up and runs until April 21. Go.

Tuesday: Enjoy an author reading at Shelf Life Books with Denise Chong and Aritha van Herk, or head to Ironwood to catch Drew Jones with Rick Poltaruk, Danny Vacon, Craig Aikman and Michaela Sheedy.

Wednesday: Russian Circles with King Woman at Dickens Pub. (*Mic drop*)

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