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Top picks for getting out Jan. 3 – 8 including Jim Cuddy, Doc Soup, The Rosellas and High Performance Rodeo

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Oh haaaaaai everyone! Things are still a bit quiet around town, but here are some things that should get you off of that couch and away from all of those chocolates in the box that everyone pushed their thumb in at the bottom to see what flavour they were. You’re eating them now, aren’t you. #noshame

Friday: It’s the Electric Winter Nights electronic music festival taking place at The Palace Theatre, featuring seven international DJs performing just for you! Yes. You. Also, Daring Greatly will be performing with guest Ghost Boy over at the Ironwood. at The Palomino, you can catch Lashes with Glam Garage and Craving Ways.

Saturday: It’s the David Dallas Group at Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar on the Music Mile, and the Du-Rite Aces with Greg Jr. Demchuk will be over at the Blues Can. Find yourself at the Palomino again? Great! You can catch Bad Habits Die Hard, As Above and Hunter Hansen!

Sunday: Head to the Jack Singer Concert Hall to catch The Jim Cuddy Band Countrywide Soul Tour with Oh Susanna tonight! Who doesn’t love Jim Cuddy?

Wednesday: It’s all starting to kick off on Wednesday people. Doc Soup presents Chasing Einstein over at the Globe Cinema, The Rosellas featuring Emily Triggs and Lorrie Matheson (heart!) at The Blues Can, Mamma Mia! is still running up at Stage West, ProArts presents Prashant Michael John at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer at noon, and yes! Finally! The High Performance Rodeo starts tonight! Over the next few weeks you can take in master artists, emerging voices, teenagers (gah!), popstars, podcasters, gold-medal Olympians and so! much! more! This magnificent festival takes place around downtown, check out their schedule for full details.

That’s it, folks. I hope you had a great break, because 2020 is going to be ding dong bananas for stuff to do. In a good way!

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!

(Jim Cuddy Band photo courtesy Heather Pollock.)

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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