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Fluid Fest When: Oct. 18-Nov. 3

Where: At cS­pace King Ed­ward, 1721 29th Ave. S.W Spring­board Per­for­mance’s dance fes­ti­val starts with a trio of shows in­clud­ing Modern Woman in Search of a Soul, which “looks closely at how cer­tain cul­tural rep­re­sen­ta­tions are em­bed­ded in the fe­male body.” For­bid­den Di­men­sion 30th An­niver­sary CD Re­lease Where: The Palomino

When: Oct. 20

The lo­cal cos­tumed, garage-punk band cel­e­brates three decades of mu­sic mak­ing with their “fiends” in­clud­ing Na­palm­pom, The Shiverettes and host Terry Cahill.

Mary and Max: A New Mu­si­cal Where: Max Bell The­atre, Arts Com­mons

When: Un­til Nov. 11

Cal­gary In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val en­thu­si­asts will re­mem­ber the Aus­tralian Clay­ma­tion film this was based on screen­ing at the 2009 fest. Every­one else will get to en­joy the story of two un­likely pen pals with fresh eyes and ears. Kevin McDon­ald Where: Alexan­dra Cen­tre

When: Oct. 20-21

The for­mer Kid in the Hall joins the Kinko­nauts for two shows: the im­pro­vised Squad­ball and the sketch­based Sketchy Things. Starfleet Con­fi­den­tial, an im­pro­vised Star Trek, is your pre-McDon­ald warm-up on Fri­day. Cel­e­brat­ing Tommy Banks Where: River Park Church

When: Oct. 21

The Cal­gary Jazz Or­ches­tra cel­e­brates the late great sen­a­tor and pian­ist with a se­lec­tion of his mu­sic. His grand­daugh­ter, singer and com­poser Mal­lory Chip­man, joins the or­ches­tra for the con­cert.

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