Light Up The Night Fri. & Sat.
Time to kick September off with a bang! The Nutrien Fireworks Festival is back for another year of music, culture, games and of course, explosives. Head down to River Landing Friday and Saturday nights to take in performers like Living Skies Taiko Drummers and Dallas Boyer in the amphitheatre. The kids will love games, rides and a petting zoo in the SGI Family Fun Zone. The action starts at 5:00 p.m.. If you’re looking for supper while you’re down there, they’ll be plenty of options from local food trucks. The live entertainment will continue right up until it’s time for the fireworks at 9:30 p.m.. Friday night Calgary’s Pro FX will pay tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell with their show. On Saturday, Montreal’s Archangel Fireworks will put on what it’s calling a “whimsical and playful” themed show. The festival is free to the public, bring a little cash if you want to eat or the kids want to hit the rides.
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What A Ride Saturday
After a long and storied career, pro wrestler Mick Foley will take to the stage to talk about his time in the cage and take questions from the audience. It’s called the 20 Years of Hell tour and the reviews like the one I’ve put above this have been very positive. This is a chance to peek inside the world of professional wrestling both on the performance and the athletic side. There will be a chance to meet Foley and get autographs after the show as well. Tickets are $30.
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Islands of Refuge Sunday
Capitol Music Club
If you like laid back synthpop, the Capitol Music Club has just the evening for you. Future Islands is a band out of Baltimore that’s been grinding it out on the road for more than 10 years. The trio has played all the majors Bonnaroo, Coachella and Glastonbbury and Spill magazine says the latest album The Far Field is “a brilliantly orchestrated show of indie rock … it’s full of life and energy and gleams with inspiration.”. I just think it’ll be a great night out with friends. Tickets are $18 – $21. The show is officially sold out but you know that the secondary market is always open.
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