TOP 5 PICKS
Where: Big Secret Theatre, Arts Commons
When: Until Oct. 27
Michelle Thrush shares her experiences “growing up in a city as a young brown girl navigating a world of alcoholic adults, aliens, and the spiritual presence of her guiding grandmothers” in this solo show presented by One Yellow Rabbit.
Where: The Laugh Shop
When: Oct. 26-27
Nealon’s web series Hiking with Kevin has the star of Saturday Night Live and Weeds taking a hike with celebrities like Conan O’Brien, Adam Sandler and Chelsea Handler. He brings his standup to Calgary.
12-HOUR HALLOWEEN MOVIE MARATHON
Where: Globe Cinema
When: Oct. 27-28
The Calgary Underground Film Festival string together frightful flicks both new and classic, including John Carpenter’s Christine, Drag Me to Hell and House of 1000 Corpses. Can you survive the night?
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM + BOOK FESTIVAL
Where: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
When: Oct. 27 to Nov. 4 Celebrate the outdoors with words and pictures, including short films like Ride of the Dead, which explores the mountain bike culture of Oaxaca, Mexico during Dia De Los Muertos.
GREAT HALLOWEEN ORGAN SPOOKTACULAR
Where: Knox United Church When: Oct. 31
A throwback way to spend Halloween—a spooky silent movie with live organ accompaniment. The 1925 silent movie The Phantom of the Opera stars Lon Chaney.