Happy Weekend!  Have you recovered from the crazy week?  Between Royal Weddings and Hockey Playoffs, you’re probably exhausted.  But if you’re in Calgary and looking for something to do, here are some suggestions, courtesy of the one and only Mark Hopkins.

Mump and Smoot: Cracked
April 26-May 15, 2011
Martha Cohen Theatre, EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts

Horror clowns! Clowns from hell! What I’m trying to say is, this isn’t your standard clown show. Mump and Smoot come from the planet Ummo in a parallel universe, where they speak Ummonian and worship the god Ummo. This iconic clown duo has been performing their unique brand of theatre for 23 years, full of blood, dismemberment, friendship and transformation.

You guys, I am so excited for this show. If you’re in the habit of saying silly things like “I don’t like clowns” or “I don’t go see theatre”, come to Mump and Smoot: Cracked for a shift in your worldview.

Make It Calgary!
April 29-May 1, 2011
Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre (197 1st St SW)

This event has a great tagline: “The Handmade Revolution”. Make It is a combination of craft show and party, where you can buy unique and ethically made goods by top artisans from across Canada and dance to bumpin’ tunes by local DJs. With everything from jewelry to stuffed animals, photography to handbags, you’re sure to find a one-of-a-kind item to rock your collection.

Slow Dance Party
May 1, 2011 – 8:30-11:30 pm
Club Sapien (1140 10th Ave SW)

Remember that Jr. High dance, when you spent the whole night just dying to dance with that irresistible guy or girl, working up the nerve until finally it was the last song of the night and deciding, yes, yes, you’re going for it! … only to find them dancing with someone else?

The Slow Dance Party is like that, except without the crippling anxiety and adolescent drama. It’s all slow songs, all night long, so you can sway the night away with your partner or the cute stranger that caught your eye. There are Dance Cards, Designated Dancers and Secret Mailboxes to help with your slow-dance experience… and I’m the event’s co-host, so you can even dance with me!

Special Monday Bonus: Federal Election
May 2, 2011

Voting is awesome. Please vote.

Mike Morrison


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