The Calgary Journal
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Arts and Entertainment

Liquid Latin Show aims to broaden Calgary's perception of the Latin community

winethumb copyDo you want to experience Latin music and drink some premium tequila? The Liquid Latin Show and the Tequila & More Show, on Oct. 28 and 29 at the Metropolitan Centre, intends to broaden the perception of what Calgarians perceive what Latin culture is.

The show will feature not just the premium wine and liquor representatives, but will also feature distillers, winemakers, manufacturers, Latin dancers and a jazz artist.

Carolyn copySteven Galloway's novel The Cellist of Sarajevo is chosen for One Book, One Calgary

Throughout November, the Calgary Public Library will be hosting its second One Book, One Calgary event, in which they're encouraging all Calgarians to read the 2008 novel The Cellist of Sarajevo, written by Steven Galloway. The event already has more than 1,000 confirmed readers on the One Book, One Calgary website.

Stereotypes of tattoos disappearing as new appreciation grows

 8Gone are the days of tattoo artists learning their trade by practising on drifters while riding in train cars, as legendary "Sailor" Jerry Collins once did.

 Now, there is a rise of increasingly colourful and detailed custom pieces and an explosion in the variation of what goes onto people's

Radium Hot Springs develops expansive trail system to attract visitors

geocachethumbInstead of a list of clues, it's a set of co-ordinates. Instead of your neighbour's front stoop, it's a trail out in the woods. This isn't your average treasure hunt — this is geocaching and it's taking the world by storm.

Geocaching uses a set of co-ordinates so participants can set off to find caches (hidden objects) in secluded locations. As an outdoor adventure activity, it caters to participants of all ages and abilities. Trail systems and locations vary in difficulty and are all placed with one goal in mind — getting people outside and active.