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Top picks for getting out April 5 – 11 including Charlie Chaplin, Holy Hum and Can You Hear Me Now?

Oh look! The sun! Hello, old friend! With your renewed optimism and vitamin D boost, you’ll be ready to get out there and see some stuff! What kind of stuff? This kind of stuff:

Thursday: Get over to Lougheed House for a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times at 7 p.m. — tickets are limited, get on it! Feel like something reeeeeally different? A/MAZE locked room and Act Theatre are teaming up for Freak Show — a choose your own adventure theatre experience tonight until Sunday!

Friday: Garage rock is the best kind of rock, especially when it’s at Nite Owl and it’s an Album Release Party for Beaver Squadron! Check out this fun, talented, fun (did I say fun?) band when they play with Russian Fingers and Exploding Pigs. Come down, buy me a drink! Or maybe you head to Studio Bell to check out blues maven Sue Foley — tickets are also selling fast for this one, so get on it. Up in the northwest? Scenic Route to Alaska is at The Den at U of C. Go!

Saturday: Bow Valley Music Club presents Madison Violet at the Strathcona Christie Aspen Community Centre (try saying that five times fast) and then over at the Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park (yes! that’s a thing!) Major Minor Music Project presents the Rock ‘n’ Roll Trampoline Live Show featuring bands! Trampolines! For your literary/improv fix, The Kinkonauts will be performing Much Ado From Nothing — Improvised Shakespeare at the Rose Room, Alexandra Centre.

Sunday: HOLY HUM perform with Hermitess and Dee Covers at Nite Owl.

Tuesday: Can You Hear Me Now? It’s an all-ages poetry slam at Shelf Life Books. And then head over to The Den for The Maine with The Wrecks and The Technicolors. Do it.

Wednesday: Passport: Music Export Summit Showcase with Ahi, Nuela Charles, Samurai Champs, Sate & Port Cities at Studio Bell. Boom. Done.

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