What: Bestselling author Lawrence Hill is coming to Banff to talk about his new book, The Illegal. Hill’s novel, The Book of Negroes, brought his work into public eye, won numerous awards, and was turned into a six part television miniseries on CBC Television.
When: Friday, April 8 at 7:30
Where: Rolston Recital Hall, The Banff Centre – 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff
What: A night of swinging tunes showcasing the sounds of Artie Shaw, Woody Herman and the legendary Benny Goodman. With Jens Lindemann on trumpet, David Bannett playing the clarinet and Jeff Tyzik conducting the whole performance.
When: Friday, April 8 and 9 at 8 p.m.
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons’ – 205 8th Avenue SW
What: Get a taste of each upcoming opera at this behind-the-scenes event as Mamdani Opera Centre opens its doors for a unique insider’s look at the production, followed by a taste of local food and wine from the region where the opera takes place.
What: Pop-rock duo Twenty One Pilots rose to fame in 2013 as an opening act for Fall Out Boy and scored their first-ever number album with last year’s Blurryface. Expect Tyler Joseph to perform backflips off of his piano and Josh Dun to play drums on a platform raised above the crowd.
Where: Big Four Building – 1801 Big Four Trail SE, Calgary
What: The School of Creative and Performing Arts is displaying work conceived, directed, produced, and performed by graduate and undergraduate students. See a wide range of dramatic material and approaches to theatrical performance.
What: Sit back, relax, and close your eyes for this audio only theatre experience. Created with the latest in sound technology this sci-fi short story from Ray Bradbury is adapted by Matthew Waddell, Eric Rose and David van Belle.
What: The whole family can head down to participating Cineplex theatres every Saturday throughout April and May for a screening of popular family films. Saturday, April 9 they’ll be showing Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip.
What: Up and coming singer/songwriter Allan Rayman is a performer known as a compelling storyteller. His lyrics flow like poetry, and his music is an authentic masterpiece. In a space like HiFi Club, this is bound to be a beautiful and intimate show.
What: Troy has spent the last decade playing all over the world, and has shared the stage with stars like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert Collins, Etta James, The Neville Brothers to name a few. From New Orleans, when Troy’s on stage playing, his head thrown back, eye’s closed you can feel that he is the living embodiment of the blues.
Where: Blues Can – 1429 9th Avenue SE
When: Saturday April 9 at 9 p.m.
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 on Saturday. Call 403-262-2666.