Notable Now Calgary: September 6, 2013

Eric Burdon & The Animals 
On Saturday, September 7, the band will be rockin’ the Deerfoot Inn and Casino (11500 35 St SE). The Animals were an English band from the 1960s. After personnel changes, the band became Eric  Boudon & The Animals and moved to California and are a psychedelic and hard rock band. This tour includes Eric McFadden the guitarist, vocalist and songwriter from San Francisco whose credits include three years as guitarist and mandolinist for George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars. The show starts at 9pm and wristbands are $59 for the first 10 rows and $49 for the rest. 

Steve Martin and Martin Short in a Very Stupid Conversation 
On Friday, September 6, at 8pm, at SAIT’s Jube Theatre (1415 14 Ave NW) funnymen Steve Martin and Martin Short are set to entertain the crowd. The event is in support of The Owen Hart Foundation, which raises funds for education and affordable housing for individuals with limited resources but unlimited potential. Steve Martin has been touring as a bluegrass banjoist, yet is in the 5th decade of his comedy/acting career. Martin Short, the Canadian comedian and actor, has made audiences laugh since his breakout season on Saturday Night Live almost 30 years ago. Click here for details. 

The Dramatic Impulse – 32nd Annual Alberta Dance Festival 
Dancers’ Studio West Theatre (2007 10 Ave SW) is holding their annual two-weekend festival from September 5 – 14, 2013. The 8pm shows feature contemporary dance from 11 Alberta choreographers (a different group each weekend). The artists are inspired by literary and artistic sources such as Margaret Atwood’s fiction, Shel Silversteins’ poetry, and Frida Kahlo’s paintings. After four weeks of mentorship and workshops, the festival is a sampler of shorter works. Two ticket festival passes are $40. Check out for more details. 

Green Calgary Movie Night
Green Calgary is a non-profit organization in the city that works to provide Calgarians with a sustainable city and green lifestyles. On September 7th, the organization is hosting a movie night at Mahogany Lake Park. Bring a blanket and a lawn chair so you can curl up with a bag of popcorn and enjoy a screening of Despicable Me, an animated story about a criminal mastermind who uses three orphans as part of his next con but has a change of heart. The movie includes the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel and Russell Brand. The screening is located at 10 Mahogany Blvd. SE. For more information, click here.

Broadway Across Canada – War Horse
War Horse comes to Calgary September 10th. This is the incredible story of a horse named Joey who is sold to the cavalry and shipped overseas to help out with war efforts during World War One. The horse is soon thrust into the perils of war and ends up serving for the cavalry on both sides. Albert is the boy who owned Joey before the war and the boy can’t forget his horse. Albert is too young to enlist so he sets out on a courageous mission to find his horse and bring him home. The play will be at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium is located at 1415 14 Ave. NW. For tickets, click here

Pop-Up Beakerhead
This event runs from September 11th through the 15th in the Suncor Energy Plaza (111 – 5th Avenue SW). Pop-Up Beakerhead seeks to merge the ideas of artists, architects and engineers in the city. There are five teams of designers and students who have five days to design and build pop-up pavilions that are capable of hosting future events and exhibitions. The event is anticipated to do well here based on the fact that Calgary has the most engineers per capita of all Canadian cities. In addition, Calgary’s art scene is really flourishing. There are bound to be some unique and innovative designs coming out of the competition.

Photo courtesy Pop-Up Beakerhead