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CAL­GARY COMIC AND EN­TER­TAIN­MENT EXPO Apr 27 - 30 West­ern Canada’s largest pop cul­ture con­ven­tion reg­u­larly draws hordes of science fic­tion, comic book, film, tele­vi­sion, and cos­play fans who visit to shop for nerdy mem­o­ra­bilia and art­work, meet their favourite comic book artists and film and tele­vi­sion ac­tors, and watch pan­els and dis­cus­sion on a va­ri­ety of pop cul­ture top­ics. Passes and sin­gle-day tick­ets are avail­able. Tick­ets are not avail­able at the door. $8 - $375; Stam­pede Park, 1410 Olympic Way SE. Map 2, I7 www.cal­gar­y­expo.com

CAL­GARY HOME AND GAR­DEN SHOW Mar 2 - 5 Think­ing about a home im­prove­ment project? Get ad­vice and tips from Canada’s most pop­u­lar de­sign­ers, gar­den­ers and home im­prove­ment spe­cial­ists at this week­end expo. $7 - $13. BMO Cen­tre, 20 Roundup Way SW, 403-253-1177. Map 2, G7 www.cal­gary­hgs.com

DAVE KELLY LIVE Apr 12 This late-night talk show fea­tures per­for­mances, in­ter­views, videos, in­ter­ac­tive games, and more. Theatre Junc­tion Grand, 608 - 1 St SW. Map 1 L5 dav­ekel­lylive.com

HER­ITAGE PARK GHOST TOURS Mar 8 Visit Her­itage Park af­ter dark for a guided ghost tour through the streets and al­ley ways of the His­tor­i­cal Vil­lage. Be­hind the Park’s old-fash­ioned charm lie sto­ries of oth­er­worldly en­coun­ters, spine-tin­gling his­tory and some mem­o­rable man­i­fes­ta­tions! The 90-minute out­door walk­ing tour in­cludes one free cof­fee or hot choco­late, and a cash bar is avail­able in the Selkirk Grille fol­low­ing the tour. $19.95; Her­itage Park His­tor­i­cal Vil­lage, 1900 Her­itage Dr SW, 403-268-8500. Map 1, J5 www.her­itagepark.ca

NA­TIONAL GEO­GRAPHIC LIVE: BEAUTY AND THE BIZARRE Mar 12 - 13 Pho­tog­ra­pher Anand Varma devoted years of his life to per­fect­ing his tech­niques to cre­ate dra­matic, bizarre and beau­ti­ful im­ages of the minia­ture world around us. Through th­ese truly unique im­ages, he re­veals the se­cret life cy­cle of the honey­bee, cap­tures the light­ning-fast be­hav­iours of hum­ming­birds, and of­fers a rare glimpse at our world’s small won­ders. Jack Singer Con­cert Hall, Arts Com­mons, 205 - 8 Ave SE, 403-294-9494. Map 2, F6 www.artscom­mons.ca

SPORTS MAN­AGE­MENT SO­CI­ETY CAL­GARY FEST FOR KIDS Mar 28 Hear from for­mer NHL star Kelly Hrudey and other sport in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als as they share their ex­pe­ri­ences and ca­reer in­sights. All ticket sale pro­ceeds go to KidS­port Cal­gary. $10. Email sm­scal­gar­y­info@gmail.com for tick­ets. Science Build­ing A, Room SA104, 2500 Univer­sity Dr NW. Map 1, F4 www.sm­scal­gary.ca

STAR TREK: THE STARFLEET ACAD­EMY EX­PE­RI­ENCE Through Jun 4 Set phasers to stun! View a col­lec­tion of orig­i­nal cos­tumes and props from the Star Trek se­ries while also try­ing in­ter­ac­tive quizzes and ac­tiv­i­ties based on the STEAM science of the Star Trek uni­verse. You can even sit and take a photo in the Cap­tain's chair! Life­long and new Star Trek fans of all ages will have a blast dis­cov­er­ing the science that shaped the fi­nal fron­tier. Ad­mis­sion in­cludes ac­cess to all of the ex­hibits at Telus Spark. Adult: $29.95; Se­nior: $27.95; Youth (13-17): $25.95; Child (3-12): $22.95; chil­dren un­der 3 are free. Telus Spark, 220 St Ge­orge’s Dr NE, 403-817-6800. Map 1, G7 www.sparkscience.ca

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