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Top picks for getting out Sept. 6 – 12 including Frank Turner, Circle and Craig Davidson

Yes, yes, yes. September is here, and with it brings crisp air and that feeling of a fresh start that you never seem to shake from your school days. It also brings many, many things to do in this fine city of ours, so let’s take a look at what’s what for this week, shall we?

Thursday: The Oak Tree Tavern is hosting Tom Holliston with Sean Hamilton this evening for some acoustic punk! Just down the street at The Roasterie you can take in Espresso Kino, their awesome film night featuring Performance (Mick Jagger is in it! Wha??).

Friday: Trevor Hall hits the Commonwealth, and Jimmy Eat World with the Cold War Kids, Daysormay and Modern Space will be thrilling all the people over at MacEwan Hall. You can also head to the Rec Room for Grandson, or maybe even The King Eddy for Tough Age with Janitor Scum & Polly Dactic. Tough choices here, people!

Saturday: Over at Shaw Millenium Park it’s that annual festival of music, food trucks and fun, Circle. After filling yourself full of tasty treats, amble over to The Gateway for Hollerado. They have chairs if you’re feeling too food-coma-y.

Sunday: Get up early and head to the U of C to hear Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod of Body Break talk about Creating Healthy Habits. It’s Hal and Joanne! Come ON!

Tuesday: It’s $10 Date Night at Studio Bell! Grab your main squeeze and check out what’s what over in the East Village! If you’re feeling more bookish, WordFest presents Craig Davidson as well as their Festival Preview over at Memorial Park Library.

Wednesday: More! More things! Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls will be at MacEwan Hall, Greta Van Fleet with guest Dorothy will be at the BMO Centre, Rae Spoon with respectfulchild will be at The King Eddy, and The Intuition Project presented by Ghost River Theatre opens at a couple of locations in town, check it out!

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