Can you believe this is the last week of Spring?! Where did the time go? Celebrate the final hours of the soggy season with some fantastic events! As always, I’ve recruited the one and only Mark Hopkins to tell us his three favourite things to do this weekend!
Take it away Mark!
Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo
BMO Centre, Halls A, B & C
20 Roundup Way
William Shatner! Felicia Day! Dr. McNinja! Once upon a time, the Comic Expo might have been the realm of the Simpsons’ Comic Book Guy, but these days, it’s got something for everyone. And the best part? Not only is there a CRAZY 3-day exposition, with merchandise and panels and autographs, but it’s spawned all kinds of special events, including a screening of The Exorcist with Linda Blair, a Macabre Masquerade hosted by Elvira, a cabaret with Ed the Sock and a Zombie Vs. Superheroes Roller Derby!
Three cheers for alternative transportation! Cyclepalooza is a crowd-sourced festival of bicycle fun, featuring everything from a city-wide Spy Vs. Spy battle, an Ice Cream Ride, short bicycle films, a solstice ride and more. If you love two-wheel transportation, or if you’re just looking for an excuse to pull your bike out of storage, this is a quirky excuse to get your cycle on!
Birds & Stone Theatre
204 16th Ave NW
It’s a play about robots. What more do you need to know?
Okay, this is clearly a case of shameless self-promotion, since I’m a writer and producer on this show, and robots have utterly consumed my life for the past couple months. Hear me out, though: in a world where robots inhabit every household, Dream Corp is developing a line of advanced androids that will revolutionize robotics. But as the mysterious Infanta Virus starts killing robots, the fate of these new androids is thrust into chaos! Plus, you get to see a group of incredibly talented actors doing a show about robots in a church basement. The whole thing just screams awesome.