Calgary Weekender: March 22 through 24, 2013


Nothing like leaving the workweek behind with a booty shaking on the dance floor. Friday night, get yourself down to Ten Night club for the Funk Hunters. Canada’s best funk DJ exports have played everywhere from Funky Town at Burning Man to Shambhala. Frequent guests of Calgary, the two Vancouverites are one of Canada’s busiest electronic acts and they are bringing their Audio-Visual show with them this time. To get yourself primed, and check out the pair’s track from the Ghetto Funk’s The Icons Vol. 3 release here


Make your way downtown Saturday afternoon to catch the Moving Images and Sound Collective Festival 2013 at the Glenbow. They will be airing Snapshot: The Art Of Photography, Fred Herzog by director Bob Barrett at 1pm in the ConocoPhillips Theatre. Herzog has documented the inner city of Vancouver through its constant change since the 1950s. You’ll gain insights into the treasured street photographer featured in the Glenbow’s current exhibition. Admission is free, but there is limited first come, first served seating. If you can’t make the flick, pop into the museum to see his work for yourself. More information can be found here

While you’re downtown, pop into the Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary (MOCA) to catch the third part of the four-part 1912/2012 MADE IN ALBERTA exhibition before it’s gone on Thursday, March 28. Admission is free to the survey of Alberta artists and includes work by, among others, Dianne Bos, Chris Cran and Eric Cameron. MOCA is in the Municipal Building (104, 800 Macleod Tr. S.E.)

After a day of getting your art scene on, remember that it’s Earth Hour on Saturday at 8:30pm. Join the global movement raising awareness about climate change and turn off your non-essential lights for one hour. If you’re heading out for the night, make sure you don’t leave on any lights (a no-brainer, right?). If you’re in for the evening, amp up the ambiance with some candle light; here’s betting you’ll dig it so much you don’t flick on the lights right at 9:30.

If you didn’t make it out dancing on Friday, or are up for a double header, get yourself to the Area on Saturday night for a party supporting the members of Inglewood’s hub. The event is free and memberships are available for purchase at the door. The evening’s schedule includes speakers, live music, food and bevvies to celebrate the Area’s development and spark conversations about where they are headed. Freak Motif, the 8-piece Funk-Hiphop-Soul collective, will be playing their hypnotic grooves, and the Robot Workers and DJ Ph’izik’z of BassBus will also be on hand to entertain the crowd.


After given‘er all weekend, the couch might have your name on it; if you missed last month’s Exposure Film Festival, a few of the flicks are available on iTunes. Bill Cunningham New York is a 2010 documentary about the New York Times photographer who chronicled fashion trends for the Times’ Style Section. Born into Brothels chronicles the children of prostitutes who work in Sonagchi, Calcutta, a notorious red light district, and The Mexican Suitcase tells the story of three boxes misplaced in the chaos at the start of WWII, which contained many of the Spanish Civil War negatives by the legendary photographer Robert Capa and fellow photographers Gerda Taro and David “Chim” Seymour.

Top photo: Funkhunters