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Top picks for getting out March 21- 27 including the Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival, The Northern Coast, The Prairie States and author Ann Hui

Congratulations on making it to spring, everyone! It was a tough slog, but we’ve made it past the worst of it. Let’s celebrate by going out and seeing all that our fine city has to offer, shall we?

Thursday: The Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival is taking place at the Pumphouse Theatres until March 23, so get over there and see some theatre! Over at The Commons (possibly in the old FFWD Weekly office space, who knows) you can take part in F*ckUp Nights, where you can hear people talking about their failures in life that ultimately, hopefully, led them on a path to success. Feeling more music-y? Check out Matthew Good’s Solo Acoustic Tour over at the Bella Concert Hall.

Friday: Much anticipated (by me), it’s Hamlet: A Ghost Story presented by The Shakespeare Company with Hit & Myth Productions over at Vertigo Theatre, and at the Leacock Theatre at MRU it’s Adam Ambrose with “Little Green Cabins.” For something less sitty-downy, check out the Northern Coast Album Release over at Broken City or 36?’s album release at The Palomino with Future Womb and Witch Victim.

Saturday: Let There Be Rock! Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Loverboy and Chilliwack will be over at the Big Four Roadhouse (Jett Thunders will be there, I’m sure), and at Studio Bell you can take in the latest Alberta Spotlight with The Prairie States and Kaley Bird. See Women Who Rock presented by the CPO at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, and Vertigo Theatre presents Might As Well Be Dead: A Nero Wolfe Mystery.

Monday: Wordfest presents Ann Hui with Chop Suey Nation at the New Central Library, it’s PechaKucha #36 at Vertigo Theatre, with the theme of “Interrobang,” and Mariana’s Trench will be at the Jubilee.

Tuesday: Pup will be at the Commonwealth, and on Wednesday you can catch Night Beats with Calvin Love at Broken City.

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