Get ready for Beakernight

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Beakernight is tonight.

I was out this afternoon as the robots were getting set up for the music concert in East Village.  The kids will love it and so will the adults.  It all starts at 8pm and will cover the area around Olympic Plaza, East Village, the RiverWalk and Victoria Park.

What you will see tonight:

Come for the fun.  Stay for the dancing and party!!!

It will be a plethora of sensory overload!!!  How awesome is that!!

Remember also that tomorrow is the final day of Maker Faire YYC at Alberta College of Art and Design from 10:00am – 5:00pm (see http://www.makerfaireyyc.ca/)

Oh, oh, OH, Oh!!!

And the Catharsis Catapult is happening to see how far you can toss your crap (or your ex’s crap) using a catapult on the grounds of Fort Calgary between 1:00-3:00pm.

How much more awesome is when you put it all together!!!!  It might almost be as awesome as Nuit Blanche was last year!

Hurrah for the Pirate King!

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The pirate ship Black Pearl was proudly flying its skull and crossbones flags in the dry dock today.

Upon seeing this, I frantically looked around for dubious characters and swashbuckling buccaneers sporting eye patches and swords – looking to pillage and plunder.  Instead all I saw was a not very threatening security guard sitting in a half-ton truck right beside it and an older gentleman in shorts and tee-shirt ambling along through the parking lot, seemingly not in a rush to get anywhere.

Then I saw the big white tent.  And then I saw the signs.  I knew something must up.

Sure enough, Calgary Opera will be presenting Gilbert and Sullivan’s well-loved comic opera The Pirates of Penzance under the big, 900 seat white tent.  The performances will all take place along the RiverWalk in East Village, close to Fort Calgary – beside the Simmons Building.

Performances are every night this week between, and including, Thursday through Sunday at 8:00pm nightly and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm.  Select tickets are available online for all performances and range between $35-100 per seat for adults.  Act quickly as some performances only have a few seats that are still available.

There are other activities in East Village in addition to the opera.  It is all part of the first Opera in the Village festival that promises to be a much bigger summer opera festival in the years to come.

For more information see http://www.calgaryopera.com/arghh

Now to get rid of the earworm that I have had all day – I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General.  Hearing it always makes me smile.