5 things to do this weekend in Calgary

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Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular at Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3)

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra enhances the visual experience for the holiday season by inviting in the aerialists and gymnasts of this touring show.
Tickets are $25 to $85 and there are three performances to see this weekend: Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. and a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

Thanks for Them Words at The Palomino (Friday, Dec. 2)

It was a rough week for the provincial music scene as Mike Bell and Sandra Sperounes left the Calgary Herald and the Edmonton Journal, respectively. The Palomino mourns the loss with this concert/celebration featuring Danny Vacon, Miesha & The Spanks and Blake Berglund and Belle Plaine with free admission upstairs. You can finally track him down and thank him for his contributions to the scene or ask him why he hated your favourite band’s Saddledome show.

Walt Weiskopf & Peter Zak Quartet at King Edward Hotel (Friday, Dec. 2)

JazzYYC opens its Illumin8 series at the King Eddy with a quartet fronted by a couple of highly touted Americans. Tickets are $25.

Miracle on 34th Street at The Plaza Theatre (Saturday, Dec. 3)

The classic movie puts Santa on trial; you can get in for a donation to the Calgary Poppy Fund and the Veterans Food Bank. The movie starts at 3:30 p.m.

Prophets of Music Presents at Flames Central (Saturday, Dec. 3)

The foundation was created in memory of Josh Hunter, one of the victims of the Brentwood stabbings, and raises money to help emerging artists. Jocelyn Alice, Chris Stills, Mocking Shadows and more help raise money for the foundation to “provide resources, mentorship and education in music fundamentals, artistic development, performance, production, business essentials, brand development, and promotion.” Tickets are $25 for students, $49.95 for general admission and $149.95 for VIP guests.


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