TOP 5 PICKS
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.