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Top picks for getting out March 7 – 13 including Alberta Ballet, New Works Calgary, Cowtown Opera, and Festival of Animated Objects

You know, we’re only mere weeks away from spring (technically), and I can tell it’s time to start kicking into high gear by all of the everything that is happening around town these days. I’ve got two words for you all: action packed.

Thursday: Coeur de Pirate performs at MacEwan Hall tonight, which should be amazing, btw, or head over to St. Stephen’s Anglican Church to check out New Works Calgary presenting Ensemble Made in Canada: Mosaique.

Friday: It’s International Women’s Day! Plenty to take in around town, including: an International Women’s Day Tea & Talk honouring and celebrating the contributions of Canadian women in the military over the past century from 4 – 6 p.m. at Lougheed House; Femme for All hosted by Femme Wave, Calgary Public Library and Wordfest will be over at Memorial Park Library; and at the Ironwood you can catch Women Changing Lives – an IWD Celebration featuring many of this city’s fantastic female artists. You can also check out Dom Flemons at the Engineered Air Theatre or Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox over at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Choices!

Saturday: The CPO presents Brahms v. Radiohead at the Jack Singer, Birnton Theatricals presents [title of show] running at the Lunchbox Theatre until March 16, Moonrunner83 with Die Scum Inc, DC Motion and Wave Drag will be over at Vern’s, and Cowtown Opera presents Ticket to Love at Studio Theatre, cSpace King Edward, which runs until Sunday.

Sunday: It’s the Red & White Calgary Comic & Toy Expo taking place at the Red & White Club, McMahon Stadium from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Tommy Castro & the Painkillers will be at Mikey’s on 12th. Music Up Close features the Pavel Haas Quartet over at the Rozsa Centre, if that’s more your (classical) jam.

Wednesday: The 2019 Festival of Animated Objects begins today and runs until the 17th, featuring The Dolly Wiggler Cabaret, Tria Fata, Milo the Magnificent, By Jo-Lee, Pierrot’s Gender Reveal Party and the much anticipated Ghost River Theatre performance, GIANT. Get your tickets now! If you feel like some ballet, you’re in luck because Alberta Ballet is presenting A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Jubilee, and not even kind of ballet-related, you can catch Single Mothers at The Palomino.

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 The Culture Cycle event listings to Calgary through theYYSCENE. Contact her at