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Top picks for getting out April 4 – 10, including Electric Six, New Works Calgary, and Verdi’s Rigoletto

You can tell it’s spring because there is no end to what is happening in this city as far as entertainment goes (yes, it’s year-round, I know. Work with me here). This week is full of fun, read on …

Thursday: The Canadian Comedy Brewery Tour hits Tool Shed Brewing Company tonight, and over at Motel Theatre you can catch A Doll’s House: Wild Rose which is a take on Henrik Ibsen’s classic tale presented by DIY Theatre. DANGER! DANGER! It’s the Electric Six over at The Gateway! Ha ha. That one never gets old.

Friday: Have you made the trek up to Beddington Theatre Arts Centre to check out Front Row Centre Players’ Avenue Q yet? Do it! I saw it with my own two eyes, it was pretty entertaining. And inappropriate — don’t take kids. Trust me. At Vertigo Theatre you can catch Might As Well Be Dead: A Nero Wolfe Mystery, and New Works Calgary presents Alberta Double Bill with Ultraviolet Ensemble and Ensemble Resonance at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church.

Saturday: Wordfest presents Timely Tasty Talks at Memorial Park Library with Jason Logan of Make Ink, and Calgary Opera presents Rigoletto over at the Jubilee (I’ll be there! Say hi!). Head to The Palace for Le Cirque de la Nuit, bringing together the best in custom theatrical performances and musical talent.

Tuesday: The Liffey Players presents Spinning at the Pumphouse Theatres, and Blessed will hit the stage at The Palomino.

Wednesday: To the AWE #5 — a series of live performance takes place at EMMedia, while Heather Blush will perform over at the Blues Can.

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!

(Photo Rigoletto presented by Calgary Opera.)

Kari Watson is a writer and former Listings Editor of FFWD Weekly, and continues to work within the Calgary arts & culture scene to promote the city’s numerous and varied events. Contact her at