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The events that make life a little more artful.

Alberta Ballet bringing the music of The Tragically Hip to the stage!

April 8, 2017

Photo by Mike Horner This week, the Alberta Ballet announced their new season and there was one production that got everyone excited! The Tragically Hip ballet joins the lineup contemporary ballets that the company has done over the past years, that included …

Six JUNO events that aren’t the JUNOs!

March 8, 2016

As you may have heard, The 45th annual JUNO awards are coming to Calgary at the end of March. It’s all apart of Calgary’s Year of Music celebration. I’ve actually been to a few JUNOs and I find that so …

Legendary show returns to Calgary just in time to wow Calgary families!

November 23, 2015

There is a really cool production coming up at Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) this holiday season, and it is connected to an organization I’m really passionate about. It’s called ‘Legend Has It’, and I can’t really tell you the plot. …

Video: Watch Neil Patrick Harris’ panel at Calgary Expo!

April 18, 2015

This year, Calgary Expo is celebrating it’s tenth anniversary and it did so with one of the world’s biggest stars: Neil Patrick Harris. Harris is one of those actors that seems to be in everything, but isn’t annoying about it. During …

Should the tarps stay or go? Calgary Folk Music Festival weighs in!

July 29, 2014

Yesterday I wrote a blog post that caused more discussion than maybe anything I’ve ever written on this blog.  And you thought folk festival goers were a calm people.  My blog post about the Calgary Folk Music Festival‘s tarps resulted …

How to solve Calgary Folk Music Fest’s biggest problem!

July 27, 2014

Update: Check out what the Calgary Folk Music Festival had to say about the future of the tarps. It should come as no surprise that I love the Calgary Folk Music Festival. Even though  I’ve only been going for the …

35 reasons why this year’s Calgary Folk Music Festival was AWESOME!

July 27, 2014

Every year Calgary Folk Music Festival wows and woos thousands of Calgarians with its food, fashion and yes, music. But this year’s festival was special because this year, the festival marked it’s 35th anniversary!  An impressive feat, especially considering the …

A complete guide to Alberta’s Santa Claus parades….because Calgary doesn’t have one.

November 12, 2013

Calgary’s Santa Claus parade met an untimely demise back in 2006, when its usual route was closed due to construction of the Bow Tower. Since then, the idea of thousands of Calgarians gathering to celebrate the big jolly old man …

Metro: Elections are crazy, but can they also be sexy and cool?

October 4, 2013

There’s probably no better time to be a columnist than around an election.  Every day, actually every hour really, there are new controversies, accusations and strategies and as someone who gets to write about them, I eat them up like …

CIFF Preview: Three films to get your ready for award season!

September 5, 2013

While the Calgary International Film Festival might not have the glitz and glamour of TIFF, it’s definitely one of Western Canada’s biggest and best film festivals and today, the festival announced their 2013 line-up, which features more than 200 films …

YYC Pride 2013: Feather boas and politicians make for a huge celebration!

September 2, 2013

On Sunday, Calgary celebrated the first day of September with bright balloons, dance music and feather boas, lots and lots of feather boas. Calgary’s annual Pride Parade promised to be the biggest parade ever and while the numbers aren’t officially …

Rebuilding after the flood: Two ways to help.

July 4, 2013

First things first, I must apologize because the blog’s been slow. And since this blog’s name is Mike’s Bloggity Blog and I am Mike, there’s no one to blame but myself.  But the truth is, the Calgary floods have consumed …

Celebrating the “Best of Calgary” awards!

June 15, 2013

Every year, FFWD, a weekly publication here in this city announces the “Best of Calgary”, which is voted on by the publications readers. There are dozens of categories ranging from food, to fashion, neighbourhoods, politicians and everything else in between.  …

Summer preview: Calgary’s most bike-friendly festivals!

June 14, 2013

We’re so close to it officially being summer, you can almost taste it.  One of my favourite parts about the warmer weather is the ability to hop on my bike and go exploring and this summer, my friends at Opus …

Calgary’s newest circus is the whole Kit and Kaboodle!

May 8, 2013

If you’re looking for something that’s entirely new to Calgary, it doesn’t get any much newer (or sillier) than the new Kit and Kaboodle Circus. The all-ages and animal-free circus opens its doors on tonight for a very limited run. …