Notable Now Calgary: October 18, 2013

Muse’s New Menu
We have a perfect reason for you to visit Kensington: Muse Restaurant. Muse is always a great place to dine, and starting the week of October 15th, they are launching their chef’s vegetarian menu that will give customers the option of five or eight courses of sans meat dishes. The chef at Muse has been busy this fall coming up with succulent dishes that offer unique flavours, an artistic presentation and, of course, using only the best produce that can be found in Calgary. For any questions about Muse or to make a reservation, clickhere. 

Great Gatsby
Theatre Calgary premiers the Great Gatsby this week and you won’t want to miss this theatrical production. For an evening you can be dazzled by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s tribute to the roaring twenties. Jay Gatsby is a wealthy man who lives a luxurious lifestyle with lavish parties, flappers and jazz music. At the centre of the story is Gatsby’s plot to win back his first love, the much-fabled Daisy Buchanan. Kim Collier has been praised with bringing the novel to the stage. Bob Frazer and Amy Rutherford light up the stage as Jay and Daisy. The Great Gatsby runs until November 10th. For tickets, click here. 

Blokes and Brawls
The Kinnear Centre (107 Tunnel Mountain Dr) is hosting a literary event on October 20th as part of Wordfest. Todd Babiak, Craig Davidson, Anthony De Sa, Anthony Marra and D.W. Wilson are sitting down to discuss rough and trouble-causing characters that make appearances in each of their novels. Craig Davidson talks about his new book Cataract City, a story that is set in the underbelly of Niagara Falls and D.W. Wilson shares tidbits about his book Ballistics. The event begins at 11am. Admission is $15. Click here for more info or call 403-237-9068.   

Beer vs. Wine
CRAFT is holding their first ever Beer vs. Wine event on October 22nd. Certified Beer Judge Rob Swiderski takes on Caylee Kretschmer, who has her Level 4 Sommelier, in a daring food pairing duo. There will be four courses with beer and wine pairings and you get to be the judge of what pairs better with the meal. The menu has Duck Ficelle, Grilled Octopus Salad, Bison Tenderloin and Rhubarb Ice Cream for dessert. How can you go wrong? Make sure you get your ticket before the event sells out (403-514-2337).

Fall Shindig
On Thursday, October 24th, the Fall Shindig is taking place at Festival Hall (1215 10th Avenue SE) with T. Buckley and Tom Philips and the Men of Constant Sorrow giving performances. There will be a silent auction with art, wine and other goodies with all proceeds going to the Elephant Artists Relief Society (EAR). EAR is an organization dedicated to supporting Calgary artists. The shindig gets underway at 7pm and will run until 10:30pm. Tickets are $25.  

Zyn’s Autumn Soiree
This will be an evening that wine and spirit lovers won’t want to miss. On October 24th, you’ll have the chance to taste 60 different wines, beers and spirits. Mango Shiva will be providing their delicious Indian cuisine to pair with everything you sample. This is also a great chance to take advantage of the great deals that ZYN will be offering on the products you sample through the evening. The event will be held at ZYN’s downtown location (315 8th Avenue SW, Bankers Hall) from 4pm to 7pm. To RSVP, e-mail: Tickets are $32.

Photo courtesy Muse Restaurant