Notable Now Calgary: February 1, 2013

2013 Fairmont Banff Springs Celebrity Invitational
When: Thursday, Jan 31 – Sunday, Feb 3
Want to ski with the stars? Hosted by Robert F Kennedy and actor Alec Baldwin, the Fairmont Banff Springs Celebrity Invitational is in support of the Waterkeeper’s Alliance. Catch celebrities compete in toboggan/snowshoe races and dual giant slalom at Sunshine Village. For more information, call 1-87-SKI-BANFF or visit

Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
When: Saturday, Feb 2 – Friday, Feb 8
Catch the Calgary Opera’s performance of the infamous Falstaff at the Jubilee Auditorium. Up to his old tricks, drinking himself into a stupor, then bragging about his wild success with the ladies, Falstaff writes a pair of letters to two beautiful married ladies, propositioning them. Both decide that it’s time that Falstaff got a bit of his own medicine, and to teach him a lesson, once and for all. 

One World, Many Voices
When: Saturday, Feb 2
Guest percussionists and world instrumentalists join The Festival Chorus at the Rozsa Centre, UofC. Enjoy an evening of folk music from Latin America, France, Germany, China and Britain that explores the musical soul of world music. Featured on the program is Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez, a world-wide choral hit. 

Maria Rasputin Presents
When: Jan 29 – Feb 9
Joyce Doolittle Theatre?2140 Pumphouse Ave. S.W.?Calgary, Alberta
Ring Mistress Maria Rasputin invites you to step under the big top at Joyce Doolittle Theatre, where a carnival of characters will delight, excite, and enlight. This brand new musical, presented by Forte Musical Theatre, tells the tale of Rasputin’s famous assassination by Feliks Yusupov from the perspective of Rasputin’s circus entertainer daughter.

Exposure 2013: Calgary Banff Canmore Photography Festival
When: Feb 1 – 28
Spanning over an entire month and three municipalities, this festival is packed with more than 60 photography-related exhibitions and a dozen special events at various venues?in?Calgary, Banff and Canmore. 

20th Anniversary Screening of Cool Runnings and Gala
Saturday, February 2
Taking place at the spectacular Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, the first fundraising event for the Reel Fun Film Festival will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Cool Runnings.” Members of the original 1988 Jamaican bobsled team, as well as members of the cast of the movie, will be in attendance.

Photo courtesy the Fairmont Banff Springs