First Thursday October 2012
October First Thursday 2012
Showcase 1 — 8:00 pm at Vertigo Studio Theatre
A theatre showcase of quirky short-works by artists exploring themes of urban alienation, childhood nostalgia and post-apocalyptic worlds. *Mature content*
Rain Clocks (Theatre/Drama/Comedy)
Rain Clocks explores gathered half-digested wisdom and observations from someone who doesn’t always believe she knows what she’s talking about.
Islands of Humanity (Theatre/Drama/Comedy)
When was the last time you sent a letter? The information age has made communication easy, accessible, and perhaps frivolous. How do you pack meaning and intention into a letter? Come see how one man does.
The Bus (Clown/Comedy)
A homeless clown finds himself riding the bus for as long as he can in an effort to keep a roof over his head.
Fallen Moon (Comedic Theatre/Puppetry/Dance)
Fallen Moon is a story that follows the life of a fallen moon fairy in 2070, and her adaptation to life as a fertile mortal in a barren world. She sacrifices herself to the noble cause of human survival and learns that there are some aspects of humanity that are just a little difficult to bear.
Mainstage 2 — 9:30 pm at Vertigo Studio Theatre
Melanee Murray (Cat On The Table Productions)
The Hoodwink (Comedic Theatre—Feature Act)
Albie Davis is a singer with a heart of soul. But the world doesn’t seem to be ready for Albie’s blend of outspoken word, creative freedom and righteous take on pop culture, hip hop and hairweaves. In order to find her way in a world dominated by Beyoncés and hard core rappers, Albie makes a choice that might lead her to the brink of either megafame – or megadisaster – and, maybe, just maybe – the love of her life. *Mature content*.
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary)
Opening of our newest exhibit Oscar Cahen & Marcel van Eeden
Door open at 4:00
Art Talk Series at 5:00
Opening remarks at 6:00
Cocktail and wine bar (cash bar), free food tasting, and live Jazz music throughout the night.
Wine-Ohs: 811 1st Street SW, Calgary 403.263.1650
Wine-Ohs presents Adam Richer and the Farm Team. Adam Richer is a Calgary born singer/songwriter/guitar player. 2011 marks the first solo release from Adam, after 13 years of playing in various Calgary bands, including current projects Bowriver and Labyrinth Of Dreams. The first 5 song EP, titled "The Death Of Big Jim Krancan", draws upon Adams love of Country songs and Rock n' Roll music. Influenced by artists like Shooter Jennings, Brad Paisley, and The Sadies, Adam has fused elements of country and rock music with the feeling of a real band pouring their hearts into the music.
Alberta Theatre Projects
Go backstage with Alberta Theatre Projects, and we’ll take you on a tour of our Costume Shop!
Immerse yourself in the experience of creating costumes for a play; start at the Stage Door (220 9th Ave S.E.) and up the freight elevator to where it all begins!
There will be 3 guided tours of the shop to learn all about the costume making process for Intimate Apparel followed by a Question & Answer period.
Tours will accommodate 15 people per tour -- first come, first toured.
Tour Times are: 6:05 pm – 6:35 pm
6:45 pm – 7:15 pm
7:25 pm – 8:55 pm
The Palomino Smokehouse, 109 7th Ave SW
CBC Radio 3 Tracks on Tracks Winners SHRED KELLY with Spencer Jo and Eric LaRocque, 8pm, NO COVER, 18+
Shred Kelly is a formulation of friends and foot stomping good times born in the East Kootenay’s of British Columbia. Hailing from the town of Fernie, the five piece band is best known for mixing clawhammer banjo riffs that tear the fabric of space and time with ambient synth, high voltage guitar, fierce drums, and hauntingly sweet vocal harmonies to produce a sound that has been properly coined “Stoke Folk”.
While their gritty and fun 2010 album “Goodbye July” still resonates strongly with boot slappin’ s
lacker anthems such as “I Hate Work” and “Ghost Inside My Head”, their newest full length album release “In the Hills” takes the mountain string band and adds a cup of electric shock, belting out stories of small town love and tragedy in the places they hail from. Having recently been awarded 2012 Artist of the Year at the Kooteney Music Awards and winning a spot on the Green Couch Sessions/CBC Radio 3 ‘Tracks on Tracks’ train adventure from Vancouver to Toronto, Shred Kelly is turning banjo doubters into sweaty indie folk rock believers on the dance floor, one town at a time.