Spring has FINALLY sprung in Calgary and with it a flurry of fan activities to do this weekend. In between Easter Egg Hunts and yummy Ham dinners, here are Mark Hopkins’ top picks for this lovely long weekend!

We Should Know Each Other #75

Saturday, April 23, 2:00-11:00 pm
Endeavor Arts Gallery, #200 1209 1st St SW
www.swallowabicycle.com

It can be hard to meet new people, but nothing beats the feeling of making a new friend. That’s the whole concept of We Should Know Each Other, which encourages you to step outside of your social comfort zone and meet some fascinating strangers!

I’ve been running WSKEO (what an acronym, hey?) for three years, and we’re celebrating the 75th edition with a massive event at Endeavor Arts Gallery. There will be games, interactive installations, prizes, musicians, LEGO and more – and, of course, tonnes of cool people to meet. Hope you can join us!

Kaboom… Hooray! Comedy!
Friday, April 22, 8:00 pm
Birds and Stone Theatre, 207 16th Ave NW
www.kaboomhooray.com

I’m usually not a huge fan of stand-up comedy – when comedians use racism as humour, or attack the audience for laughs, it turns me off. Fortunately, Kaboom… Hooray! is a different brand of comedy, which mixes intelligence with hilarity for an evening of feel-good laughs! This weekend’s lineup includes local comedians Ryan Kukec, Jeff Kubik, Alan Cho, Amanda Brooke Perrin, Chris Griffin and Don Woods, who will do their best to melt your face with funny.

The Rocky Horror Easter Show
Saturday, April 23, 11:30 pm
Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Rd NW
www.holeinthewallstudios.ca

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is truly a rite of passage. If you’ve never thrown toast, danced the Time Warp or yelled “Buy an umbrella, you cheap bitch!” at the screen… have you truly lived? This midnight cult-movie experience is one of the weirdest and most strangely compelling things you’ll ever see, and you’ll wake up in the morning feeling slightly dirty. But hey, it’s a long weekend – you were probably going to do that, anyway.


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Mike Morrison

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