Notable Now Calgary: April 19, 2013

Hugh Masekela
Hugh Masekela, one of South Africa’s most famous musicians, will be gracing the stage at EPCOR CENTRE’s Jack Singer Concert Hall next Tuesday, April 23, as part of the Centre’s BD&P World Music Series. Mr. Masekela, a jazz trumpeter, exiled himself from his homeland for over thirty years in protest of apartheid. The evening is set to take the audience on a journey through jazz, funk and soul. Read up on his mentors Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker before the pre-show at 6pm and concert at 7pm.

20th Annual Lawson Lundell Celebrity Hors d’Oeuvres
On Friday, April 19th, some of Calgary’s great restaurants will compete to dazzle your taste buds. Restos such as Charcut and Market will be paired with some artists, athletes, entertainers, entrepreneurs and media personalities, who will use their most devious schemes to sell you appetizers! There will be musical entertainment and a silent auction. Get your start on some early bids online now. The evening kicks off at 6:30pm and tickets are $75.Check out for more information and the auction. Southern Jubilee Auditorium Lobby, 1415 – 14th Ave NW

Calgary Women’s Show
The one-stop experience for fashion, style, health and wellness is happening this April 20 & 21 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park; General Admission is $14 or $20 for the weekend. Not only will Bachelor Brad Smith with his fiance Bianka Kamber be in attendance, but Y&R’s ERIC BRAEDEN (aka Victor Newman) will also be there. There will be styling segments, fashion shows and more. Keep your eyes peeled and score an early Mother’s Day present from one of the exhibitors. 

April 25 Crowbar Tequila Cocktails
April 25 is Crowbar’s Tequila cocktail class, hosted by Wade Sirois of Crowbar’s pop-up speakeasy fame. Wade’s aim is to turn the tables on any bad tequila experience you may have had to date. The class takes place at Forage in Marda Loop, and they will be preparing tacos to go with the cocktails. You’ll walk away with a few new drink recipes, a bunch more knowledge about tequila and a satisfied tummy. Signup for the $80 class while there’s room; the few details you need can be found at 

Six Minute Stories: Lunchbox Theatre presents part of This Is My City Festival on April 20, from 3 to 4:30pm.
The afternoon is set to be both fun and informative. The stories will be presented as a “pecha kucha exchange,” which generally means a concise and fast-paced presentation methodology in which a limited number of slides are shown for about 20 seconds each. In this case, each speaker has six minutes and 18 slides to tell their story. Ideas, personal experiences and universal social issues will be discussed by visual artist Leslie Sweder, artist Reg Knelson, Col Cseke and Ellen Close of Magpie Treasure Talks, and Sonia Edworthy of the Old Y Centre. Click here for info. 

Ellinor Stenroos Opening at DaDe
On April 19, the Swedish-speaking Finnish artist opens her show at DaDe Art & Deisgn Lab. Specializing in silversmithing, goldsmithing and jewellery design, the artist explores topics such as how we express ourselves with the clothing and accessories we choose to wear.  Change the way you look at jewelry and examine the labels we choose to wear. The show is open until June 2, and Ellinor will be in attendance at DaDe this Friday; the show starts at 7pm.

Photo courtesy of Erin Wallace Fairweather for Ellinor Stenroos