Notable Now Calgary: August 9, 2013

Pivot Ignite
Pivot’s Ignite Summer Patio Party was postponed by the flood and is happening this Friday. The event starts at 7:30pm and has all sorts of bells and whistles; a “lethal lemonade” stand, tacos, DIY summer visors and more. The shindig’s venue is one of Glenbow’s hidden spaces, as the museum’s private +15 patio is transformed into the perfect summer evening venue. There will be music by GSD, a collective art project with Dean Stanton and projection art with Jennie Vallis, and eats by Raw Canvas. Dress in your best summer chic and kick off the season right. Tickets are $45. Click here for details.

Papergirl YYC
This event originated in Berlin and has now spread around the world. There is a call for artists’ submissions followed by all the work being displayed in partnership with the EPCOR Centre. Once the exhibition is over, all the art is rolled up, delivered by papergirls and boys on bikes to Calgarians who will receive an art donation. The event is all about making art accessible to everyone and it’s a great chance for artists to get their work out there. The exhibition will run from August 14th to 17th. For more information, click here.    

Taste of Calgary
Taste of Calgary begins on August 15th in Eau Claire’s plaza. Come out and sample a little bit of everything that Calgary has to offer from beef grilled cheese with wasabi mayo to tandoori chicken tikka. There will be Cajun, Greek, Persian, Thai and many other tasty cuisines to sample. Admission is free and there will be entertainment provided on the Taste Stage. The festival runs from the 15th to the 18th. Hours are 11am to 9pm. To check out the menu, click here.

Globe Fest
This world-class fireworks festival is back on August 16th. Elliston Park will open at 6pm and attendees will be treated to a spectacle of light and music over the lake. This year, pryo-musical artists from China, France, the United Kingdom and the USA will be competing to bring the most dazzling shows. Competitors will be judged on their music, their synchronization and the colours of their show. Who needs Disneyland? Festival runs from August 16th through to August 26th. Admission is $5. Passes are $25. For more information, click here.

Calgary ReggaeFest
The Festival runs from August 14 to 17, with Friday and Saturday being the main days, and there’s a free event at Shaw Millennium Park (1220 – 9 Avenue SW) on Friday from 4:00pm – 9:00pm. Friday is all ages and includes House of David Gang, J.k. & the Relays, Lukie D, Mello Man, Power House. Saturday’s lineup includes Yaz Alexander, Ammoye, Jason Wilson Band with Dave Swarbrick, Ky-Mani Marley and others. Chill out with a brew in The Village and satisfy your appetite with the flavours of island spices. Check out for more information.

The 2013 World Music Festival is going on all weekend, with a stacked mainstage scheduled at Prince’s Island Park on Saturday August 10, with Common at 7:30pm and PAPAGROOVE at 9pm. There are Artivist events going on at the Public Library (1221 2 Street SW) exploring poetry and art inspirations. The Wrap-up Party is going down at the Kerby Centre at 1133 7th Ave SW at 9pm with DJs and Soukous Stars and Yondo Sister, among others. Start it off today (Friday) on Stephen Ave for the free concert at noon. Click here for more info.

Photo courtesy Taste of Calgary