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Top picks for getting out Oct. 24 – 30 including Alberta Ballet’s Frankenstein, Body Worlds and The Dudes

It’s all happening! All! Of! It! Well, a lot of it, and I’m here to give you some pointers as to what “it” all is. Read on!

Thursday: Catch Seadreamer’s latest one-man show, Daniel MacIvor’s Monster over at Motel Theatre, or head to MacEwan Hall to see The Dead South with guests. Fluid Fest continues with Pour by Daina Ashbee and the Physical Theatre Cabaret at the DJD Dance Centre, Alberta Ballet’s Frankenstein over at the Jubilee Auditorium, and The Calgary New Music Festival is taking place at a bunch of venues around town, so check out their schedule for details.

Friday: Body Worlds is back at Telus SPARK! If you’re fascinated by anatomy and all of the whatnot that makes us living beings function, then this is for you! This incarnation of Body Worlds focuses on animals, so grab the kids and get the popcorn! The People’s Poetry Festival takes place at Loft 112 for you poetry types (I know you’re out there!), Fort Calgary is holding a Black & White Movie Double Feature — Halloween Edition as well. Imagine Performing Arts presents The Woman in Black at Lantern Community Church (freaked the heck out of me, that film), and over at Knox United Church you can catch a screening of The Phantom of the Opera (1924) with live pipe organ accompaniment. Super fun!

Saturday: The Wolf Willow Radio Hour will be over at the King Eddy around 4 p.m., and CUFF’s 12-Hour Halloween Movie Marathon takes place at the Globe Theatre starting at 7 p.m. — take your vitamins, have a nap first. (Oh, and if you’re interested, we’re giving away a pair of passes.) Grim Manor is freaking people out over at Winsport, and Monster Metal Fest with Put to Rest, BEING, Born for Tomorrow and more will be happening over at Monster Mini Golf. Judah and the Lion will be rocking the stage at MacEwan Hall, Matt Mays will be at the Bella Concert Hall and Jordan Klassen will be at the King Eddy in the evening times.

Sunday: Kensington Sinfonia presents Beauty of the Eye over at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, The Road to Memphis Semi-Final Blues competition presented by Calgary Blues Fest will take place at Mikey’s on 12th, and Dirty Laundry’s The Next Generation kicks off over at Lunchbox Theatre.

Monday: Walk Off the Earth will be at the Jubilee, while the Calidore String Quartet will be at the Bella Concert Hall.

Wednesday: Wordfest presents Alexander McCall Smith at the new Central Library, and The Paco de Lucia Project hits the Jack Singer Concert Hall while The Dudes play The Gateway. There! Get out and see stuff!

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