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CERTIFIED Join the irreverent fun of this hilarious and heart-aching romp, as comedian and certified insane person Jan Derbyshire turns the audience into a mental health review board to help determine her current state of sanity. Come grapple with hefty questions like: What’s crazy? What isn’t crazy? Who decides? In this comic case, you do. Joyce Doolittle Theatre (in the Pumphouse Theatres), March 15, 16 & 17 A CHITENGE STORY A Canadian college student journeys deep into the sounds, smells, and spirits of Zambia. Surrounded by family, she is steeped in a single secret: that she has returned to her ancestral home with a singular mission to find the identity of a man who abused her as a child and take justice into her own hands. A Chitenge Story is a young woman’s autobiographical account of releasing trauma, embracing heritage, and uncovering her ultimate healing. Joyce Doolittle Theatre (in the Pumphouse Theatres), March 20-24 THE LONELY DINER - Vertigo Theatre WHAT SHAKES YYSCENE’s quick scan go-to-guide for March Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors. March 22 at Jack Singer March — supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, but looking at all of the everything that is going on in Calgary this month, it’s more like March is a stealthy cougar ... keeping you on your toes at all times. I’m a wordsmith, everyone... You’ve got until May, but why not head down to the Glenbow to take in the Frida Kahlo: Her Photos exhibition? On March 3 you can (and should) head to the Bella Concert Hall for Ellen Doty’s Come Fall Album Release concert. Speaking of both album releases and March 3, over at Nite Owl you can take in the Too Attached Album Release with Cartel Madras & HYMN that night as well. For some fun film ... fun ... you can check out A Red Carpet Affair: Celebrating Hollywood’s Best Oscar Party on March 4 at The Palace Theatre (dress fancy!). And opening on March 6 is Theatre Calgary’s The Humans, running until March 31. For some comedy, Just For Laughs presents Jake and Amir on March 7 at MacEwan Hall. For your literary and International Women’s Day fix, on May 8 Wordfest presents Erin Wunker, author of Notes from a Feminist Killjoy at Memorial Park Library. Literary activism? Active literature? Scoot over to the Marquee afterwards to take in Matthew Barber’s show. It’ll be good. Atmosphere’s We Come to Canada Tour with guests Evidence will be at Mac Hall on March 9, and Taking It To Heart, Volume Two featuring The Wet Secrets (YASSS!), Marlaena Moore & All Hands on Jane will be at Nite Owl on March 10, with proceeds going to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. On March 11 head to the Red & White Club at McMahon Stadium for the Red & White Calgary Comic & Toy Expo. Pick up some cool shiz. Over at The Gateway on March 13 you can catch The Dears, and on March 15 Studio Bell hosts Rae Spoon with F&M for their Alberta Spotlight, which is sponsored by BeatRoute and theYYSCENE. On March 16 Pennywise and guests will be at MacEwan Hall, and on March 20 there’ll be Motionless in White with Every Time I Die, Chelsea Grin & Ice Nine Kills at The Palace. March 21? Well, that would be the Woodhawk — Magnetic North Tour taking place at The Ship, and then on March 22 you know as well as I do that the only place to be is at the Jack Singer for Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors. On March 23 *swoon* it’s Robyn *swoon* Hitchcock *swoon* at Festival Hall (he’s OK, I guess) and then rounding out the month is ALVVAYS on March 31 at The Palace. Yep. There’s a lot, I don’t lie. In a quiet little rural Canadian diner, Lucy yearns for the glitz, glamour and excitement of America’s roaring cities. Prohibition has just been lifted in Ontario, but across the border mob bosses battle for the illicit trade of alcohol. Lucy’s husband, Ron, and her daughter, Sylvia, seem content to live their 12 | MARCH 2018 • BEATROUTE quiet life, but an infamous gangster - and his stolen whiskey - is about to bring Lucy’s far-off dreams into sharp, dangerous focus at THE LONELY DINER! Performance times are 7:30pm Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2:30pm Sundays, with additional matinees 2:30pm Saturdays. March Kari Watson is a writer and former Listings Editor of FFWD Weekly, and has continued to bring event listings to Calgary through theYYSCENE and her event listings page, The Culture Cycle. Contact her at email@example.com. ARTS
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