Lifestyle & Parenting

Save the Date

July 14, 2010

So much to do, so little time. To help you through a packed festival
month (not to mention weekend), herewith, our five event picks.

1. Calgary
Folk Music Festival
, July 22-25. This years line-up includes
youngsters The Avett Brothers, Stars, St. Vincent and Michael Franti and
Spearhead and legend Roberta Flack. The best acts are spread out over
the four-days so your best bet is to get a weekend pass, $165 (single
day tickets from $47).

2. Fiestival Latin
, July 24-25. In between Folk Fest shows, head to Olympic
Plaza and get those hips shaking at this multicultural event
highlighting Latin culture. Its free admission so pop in for a bite and
to see one of the many international Latin bands before returning to the

3. Kensington
Sun and Salsa Festival
, July 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be tight
but go early before the crowds, and the other events you have planned
this day. Buy a bag of chips ($3 each or two for $5) and start scooping.
From mild to fire hot and salsas with a twist, choose from over 40
different kinds. Theres live entertainment and a childrens area for tiny
tasters. Festival runs along Kensington Rd. and 10th St. NW.

4. Calgary Fringe
, July 30-August 7. Breathe. Youve got a week to check out
all of the Fringe Festivals indoor theatrical, the street performers,
musicians and outdoor stage events.

5. Mount
Royal Conservatorys Shakespeare in the Park
, Monday to Saturday
until August 21 (except July 22-25). When the festival madness has
calmed down, one more thing to do before summers end is take-in a couple
of classics. Emerging theatre artists take the stage in Othello
and Much Ado About Nothing. Make it a dinner date with a
pre-ordered picnic basket from The
River Café.
Suggested donation, $20.



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