Notable Now Calgary: December 13, 2013

Lunch and Bowl
It can be hard to get back into the groove on Mondays, but here’s a little something that will get you through the week. The National on 10th now offers a great lunch special that includes bowling and lunch for $20 from Monday to Friday. From 11am to 1pm you can throw a few strikes while enjoying some great pub food. This seems like the perfect way to break up the workday. To make reservations you can e-mail:

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
What is it with weddings bringing out the drama? This is a comical play set around a newlywed couple and their wedding reception in Knoxville, Tennessee. During the festivities, the bridesmaids come to realize the five of them seem to have more to talk about with each other than they do with the bride. This play was written by Alan Ball, a respected writer who is well known for his work on True Blood and Six Feet Under. For ticket information, click here. The play runs until the 21st of December at the Epcor Center.

The Huron Carol
Tom Jackson’s annual Huron Carol stops in Calgary on December 17th, and this year the musical talent features George Canyon, One More Girl, Beverley Mahood and Shannon Gaye. Jackson and friends are in town to celebrate the Christmas season, to promote good will, and to help ensure that everyone has a meal this Christmas. Jackson is on an 18-date tour across the country to raise awareness and to help end hunger in Canada. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling 403.294.9494. The show will begin at 7:30pm.

Lou Reed Tribute Show
On December 18th, Broken City is paying tribute to Lou Reed, the counter culture poet, artist and musician that brought us oddball classics like ‘Walk on the Wild Side’. Reed was one of the founding members of the Velvet Underground, named Andy Warhol as a mentor, and will be remembered as one of the most influential people to make music in the last century. Come out to celebrate one heck of a life with Savk, Fist City, The Pygmies, No River, Night Committee and The Soft Options.  

Solar Flares
One of the hardest things about winter is the total lack of sunlight. This is why artists Caitlnd Brown and Wayne Garrett decided to erect their latest public art project in downtown Calgary. The project titled ‘Solar Flare’ is a sun sculpture that will illuminate the street below in artificial rays of sun. The artists will be speaking about their project on December 19th at the Art Gallery of Calgary (117 8th Avenue SW). The event begins at 6pm. Admission is free. 403-770-1350.

Once Upon A Christmas
Come out to Heritage Park to have a little holiday fun. Take an old-fashioned sleigh ride around the park, sing along to classic Christmas carols, and decorate gingerbread cookies. Don’t forget to stop at the Christmas Critters Petting Zoo and take advantage of shopping for some one of a kind crafts. Once Upon A Christmas runs on the weekends from 9:30am to 4pm until the 22nd of December. For more information on festival activities, click here

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