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Top picks for getting out June 6 – 12 including Measha Brueggergosman, Riddim West and Prince Shima

Well, well, well … if it isn’t all of the everything happening here in our fair city this week (OK, every week, all weeks). What’s coming up that you need to check out? What’s on my radar this week? This! All of the this:

Thursday: You may want to head to The Palace to check out Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker tonight, or maybe take in some comedy with Kelly Taylor over at The Laugh Shop.

Friday: Okay, guys, I’m super excited about this … the CPO presents Measha Brueggergosman’s Summertime Send Off over at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. If saying her name wasn’t fun enough, we actually get to experience her lovely voice live and in person! If you’re more a film buff, head to Fort Calgary for their Black & White Movie Night featuring Casablanca (1942). There’s also a new magazine in town — New Forum is being launched over the next few weeks with various events including the New Forum Art Show & Sale – This Woman’s Work (title lifted from a Kate Bush song? Hmmmm?) happening Friday over at Loft 112. Or, OR you could head to Tubby Dog and check out a.) hot dogs; and b) Prince Shima with Valiska + Reid/Sujata, Curtis Lefthand and Parisian Orgy. Friday be busy.

Saturday: Reggaefest presents Riddim West, a three-day festival featuring many bands, with the mainstage show happening Saturday which includes Cham, Delhi 2 Dublin, Phonosonics, Lynn Olagundoye and more all happening at MacEwan Hall. Also, if you feel like heading out of town for the day, consider heading to Drumheller for Eat North’s Alberta ERA — not only do you get a great behind-the-scenes tour of the Tyrell Museum, but you also get an amazing meal out of it. Win win win win win. If you’re set on staying in town, you could also check out Evan Freeman with Natural Twenty and DJ Kane over at the King Eddy.

Sunday: The Disability Pride Parade takes place along Stephen Ave., meeting at Banker’s Hall and heading down towards Olympic Plaza — it’s free to attend, so go and show your support. Afterwards, meander over to Lougheed House to take in their Royal Tea Time: A Drag Tea Party.

Wednesday: The Wine Soaked Preachers play The Blues Can, and the 2019 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists begins tonight! It runs until the weekend at the Pumphouse Theatres, so check out Sage Theatre’s website for a complete schedule!

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 continues to work within the Calgary arts & culture scene to promote the city’s numerous and varied events. Contact her at