The Oxford Stomp at Fort Calgary is having its 25th anniversary on Friday, July 12, with 100% of the proceeds invested back into the local community. The Counting Crows, Third Eye Blind and the Wallflowers are playing the shindig; gates open at 3pm and the bands run from 4pm to 10pm. Your ticket gets you a serving of Rotary’s famous beef-on-a-bun dinner. Tickets are $70 and are sold, out but you can get on the waitlist at here.
Check out one of the world’s leading sopranos at the outdoor Shaw Amphitheatre at the Banff Centre on July 13. She sang at the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics and will perform songs from her album I’ve Got a Crush on You, including a celebration of classics and originals by Canadians like Feist and Joni Mitchell. Tickets are $25, gates at 6pm, and the show’s at 7pm. Click here for details.
CAMPER’s Bike-in Cinema
CAMPER (Contemporary Art Mobile Public Exhibition Rig) is having an outdoor screening of Headlights on July 12 in collaboration with EMMEDIA. The show projected from a 1975 Dodge Empress will be in EMMEDIA’s parking lot at 351 11 Ave SW starting at 10pm. The event is in support of cultural development and contemporary art appreciation. Pack a blanket, some snacks and fill up your water bottle and head out to watch the flick. Check out their Facebook page for more info.
On July 15, it may be time to try something that doesn’t involve a cowboy hat. Head down to Wine-Ohs Bistro and Cellar to watch the Polyjesters perform (a band known for playing a little bit of everything from folk to swing music). If you haven’t been to Wine-Ohs before, then take note: the music venue is located on the side door where an unassuming set of stairs will take you down to the very hip and very cool new cellar. Wine-Ohs has a great wine list and food should be sampled while taking in some great music. 403-263-1650; 811 1 Street SW; email@example.com.
Calgary’s amazing Market Collective will be celebrating five years in the community starting July 19 and they have a lot to celebrate. This market will be taking place in Market Collective’s new location at the Mewata Armoury. There will be a long list of great vendors, artists and designers at the market to sell their wares. Caffe Rosso will be serving their delicious coffee, the Leaf Ninjas will be selling their organic veggies, and there will be all sorts of great local jewelry, ceramics and clothing to check out. For information on Market Collective, click here. The Mewata Armoury is located at: 801 11th Street SW. Admission is $5.
Bill Maher comes to the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on July 20. He is a comedian, political commentator, author and television host. You probably know this funny man best from the documentary ‘Religulous’, which comments on the current state of world religion, or from his appearances on HBO’s ‘Real Time’. Mr. Maher has been making audiences laugh for over 18 years by using his dry, humorous approach to give you his two cents about religion and politics. Your sides will be sore from laughing – that’s a guarantee. Click here for tickets. Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium is located at: 1415 14th Avenue NW
Photo courtesy Oxford Stomp