Record Store Day, cartoons and cello concertos: What's on in Calgary this weekend

Record Store Day, cartoons and cello concertos: What's on in Calgary this weekend

It's shaping up to be a beautiful weekend in Calgary.

If you're looking for a few ideas to get you out of the house, The Homestretch's Tracy Fuller has your roster of what's on this weekend. 

Mimic

It's a performing arts double-whammy. Decidedly Jazz Danceworks has teamed up with the Old Trout Puppet Workshop for 'Mimic,' a wordless, percussive performance that was years in the making.

It's masks, spears, puppets and nine professional dancers — all combining to create movement and narrative magic. The soundtrack will be performed live as part of the show.

It runs at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' space on 12th Avenue downtown until May 5, with a special gala performance on April 26. For tickets and times, visit the Decidedly Jazz website. 

Johannes Moser & Andrei Korobeinikov

Whether you're a fan of Bach's solo cello concertos, or orchestral works like Elgar's cello concerto, this concert is for you.

On Sunday at the Bella Concert Hall, Juno-nominated German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser will be teaming up with pianist Andrei Korobeinikov for a recital. 

Tickets are available online.

Record Store Day

If you're a vinyl aficionado you probably already know that Saturday is Record Store Day. That means great deals at your favourite record store, and an after-party to celebrate all things vinyl with Sloth Records at the Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club. There will be music, dancing and adult beverages. 

For more details visit the event's Facebook page.

Saturday Morning All You Can Eat Cereal Cartoon Party

If you want to stay in your PJs all weekend, this one's for you.

It's three hours of the best retro cartoons and commercials from the '60s through '80s, accompanied by an all-you-can-eat buffet of cereal, including non-dairy options.

It starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Globe Cinema.

For tickets and details, head to the Calgary Underground Film Festival's website.

The festival has plenty of more movies too, and runs until Sunday night.