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Top picks for getting out May 9 – 15 including Roxanne Potvin, Ian William Craig, A Drag Tea Party and The Supersuckers

Hey Calgary! I’m pretty sure it’s that time of the week where you all start planning your weekend serious-style, so let me offer some assistance with ideas on things that you may not have considered yet. Trust me, this is what I do …

Thursday: Head to the Blues Can for Alex Zayas, or if you’re more into what the kids are listening to, Broken City has God Spilt the Milk with Chelsea Whyte. Comedy? Sure! Dan Soder will be over at the Laugh Shop.

Friday: Black & White movies are the best! Fort Calgary will present 1933’s King Kong starring Fay Wray tonight, and over at Memorial Park Library you can catch Wordfest’s presentation of Kim Thuy and Secrets From My Vietnamese Kitchen. Ian William Craig will be over at the New Central Library, as presented by Sled Island and NMC, and Roxanne Potvin will be gracing the King Eddy stage with her presence.

Saturday: Check out Lougheed House this afternoon when they present Royal Tea Time: A Drag Tea Party. In the evening, you can take in some theatah with The Invisible: Age of Ungentlemanly Warfare over at Vertigo Theatre, or take in some music legends at the Palomino when The Supersuckers bring The Evil Powers of Rock & Roll 20th Anniversary Tour to you. Yes, you.

Sunday: It’s Hush Pup with Wish Lash over at the King Eddy, and Kensington Sinfonia’s Reverie will be at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church.

Monday: Off The Cuff: Booksmart will be screened at the Globe Cinema. Not to be “that guy,” but I was just in London a few days ago and every bus had an advert for this movie on the side of it. Clearly that’s a good sign, right? Go! See what all the international hub-bub is!

Tuesday: Twenty One Pilots will be at the Saddledome. No fancy explanation necessary.

Wednesday: Terri Clark will be at Studio Bell, and Mark Tewksbury will present Belong: A Unique Staged Reading at DJD Studio Theatre. Finally, One Big JAM will feature a collection of superb local artists and performers from all sides of the Calgary music scene, and it will all unfold at The Palace.

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 of Roxanne Potvin courtesy Jen Squires.)

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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