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Top Picks for getting out June 21 – 27 including Aboriginal Awareness Week, Sled Island, the Major Matt Mason Collective

The weekend starts now, everyone! Well, if you are taking in all that Sled Island has to offer, your weekend actually started on Tuesday. Take vitamins, be strong! The weather is great and we’re all looking forward to some much needed entertainment, so here! Let me assist…

Thursday: Sled Island, of course! Tonight the Flaming Lips perform at Mac Hall and if you have never seen them live then you really should. If you’re leaning more towards something literary and quizzy, Dick Lit’s Trivia Night will be taking place at Memorial Park Library, presented by Wordfest. Or, Premium Content by the Major Matt Mason Collective over at the Pumphouse Theatres until June 30, so check it out!

Friday: You know I’m going to say more Sled Island. Here, check out their schedule. I can’t begin to tell you what to see because there is JUST. SO. MUCH. And, when you need a bit of a break from all of the everything Sled-related, head down to the Esker Foundation to take in Jolie Bird’s 1597; Harmonious Frequencies exhibition which is on until July 29. She does amazing work, and if you don’t trust me (which you should) you can go and see for yourself. Go!

Saturday: Start your day with the Beakerhead Fashion-Tech Workshop hosted by StitchKit/MakeFashion over at Fuse33 Makerspace! There will also be Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary festivities down at Stampede Park including a Powwow, which should be much fun. And, yes, Sled Island.

Monday: Hey! Collective Soul with The Static Shift over at the Jubilee! Remember Collective Soul?

Tuesday: Kaleo with guests at the Jubilee. Wow. The Jubilee is the place to be this week, apparently.

Wednesday: Studio Bell presents the Alberta Spotlight series with Nuela Charles. It’s on the rooftop patio at the King Eddy and it’s the best.

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