The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Arts and Entertainment

Shaddy Elsaghir is the last to show up at the Thursday evening rehearsal for Calgary-based hard rock quartet In/Vertigo. The group is convening at a southwest Calgary home occupied by Duncan McCartney, the bassist. Before guitarist Elsaghir arrives, vocalist Reed Alton makes a grand entrance.

The TELUS Spark museum has one clear mission: make science fun for everyone. That is why they created Fiver Fridays at Spark, an exclusive, adults-only event, focused on bringing them closer to science.

Winter is starting to draw closer. Our taste palates will soon begin to start craving more warm and comforting, flavourful foods. African cuisines, such as slowly cooked meats that are well-spiced, stews made with seasonal vegetables, and vegan meals, are friendly on both your body and your budget.

On a recent Thursday evening, the lobby of Dark Table is filled with roughly 10 skittish, yet charged, customers, all with reservations for the downtown Calgary restaurant.

We’re asked to turn off and place our phones in a locker along with anything else that emits light. We form a single-file train, hands-to-shoulders, and are led by a visually impaired “guide-server” to our tables in the dining room. 

It’s a pitch-dark cavern.