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Arts and Entertainment

Calgary Arab Film Festival seeks to enlighten and entertain

filmfestthumbThis weekend the Uptown Stage and Screen is set to become a buzz with activity, as people from all over gather at the Arab Film Festival.

The festival celebrates the cultures of countries in the Middle East. From Friday Oct. 21 to Sunday Oct. 23, the Uptown will be playing seven movies from different countries of Arab descent, including Palestine and Syria.

'The Royal Winnipeg Ballet brings Wonderland as part of the Alberta Ballet's 45th season

RWB Wonderland marionette Oct2011

The Queen of Hearts, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and Alice herself, will be making a stop in Calgary, clad in tights, tutus, and ballet shoes from Oct. 27–29.

Artifacts include Gatling gun from 1800s and sword of Capt. James Cook from 1700s

Masses of artifacts with no immediate use all covered in a finite dust of unknown origin, yet with enough value to be preserved on shelves. There are two places that this description applies to — museums and storage containers.

ksumalpong dancefundraise 2 copyInstructor turns to silent auction and website to raise money to pay dancers

Taryn Javier looks back to a time when she once felt like quitting dance a few years ago and says, "Part of the reason I quit was because I was so tired of putting everything into it — like physical being, my emotional investment, my intellectual investment — and I'm receiving nothing in return?"