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Top picks for getting out March 14 – 20 including The Cat Empire, Festival of Animated Objects, Heather Rankin and Nat King Cole’s 100th Birthday Celebration

Hey, it’s that time of the week again! AGAIN! How lucky are we that there is no end to the fun and exciting things going on in our city for us to enjoy? So lucky!

Thursday: Tonight you can catch a screening of the film Falls Around Her presented at the Globe Cinema, with a post-screening Q & A with the director of the film. Over at Memorial Park Library you can take in Alberta Views: Election Deep Dive #2, with speakers Jen Gerson and Graham Thomson. Spencer Streichert‘s Comedy Special will take place at the Laugh Shop, and you can catch a staged reading of Natalie Meisner’s Baby Boom over a the Inside Out Theatre Community Arts Space in Eau Claire Market. You may also want to check out Mainstage Dance presented by the SCPA at the University Theatre, or Descension//Ascension Winter Tour with Corinthian, Wish Lash & Carbolizer over at the King Eddy.

Friday: It’s the first of two nights of a Brahms Double with Cohen + Choi presented by the CPO at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, and over at MacEwan Hall you can see The Cat Empire. The Dolly Wiggler Cabaret takes place at the Royal Canadian Legion No. 1 downtown as part of the Festival of Animated Objects, and over at the Blues Can it’s MOJO.

Saturday: GIANT is presented by Ghost River Theatre as part of the Festival of Animated Objects at the GRAND Theatre, and Kevin Welch, Tamara Lindeman, Kim Richey & Fats Kaplin will be at the Margaret Greenham Theatre in Banff. Workshop Theatre presents The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at the Pumphouse Theatres, and at Without Papers Pizza it’s The West with Lucky Sonne.

Sunday: A Celtic Celebration with Heather Rankin takes place at 3 p.m. at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, and Corb Lund will be at the Eric Harvie Theatre in Banff.

Tuesday: The White Buffalo with guests Spencer Burton over at the Marquee Beer Market & Stage, and Nat King Cole’s 100th Birthday Celebration with Jens Lindemann & Matt Catingub, complete with an all-star big band, will happen over at Studio Bell.

Wednesday: ProArts@Noon celebrates International Storytelling Day with Allan Merovitz and HORSES, and To the AWE, the latest in a series of live performances takes place at the Stride Gallery.

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