Live music in Lethbridge

Perhaps unknown to some, Lethbridge has a thriving live music scene.

Recently I had the pleasure of taking a girl to a dIrtI Speshuls show at The Slice. A Calgarian and live music fan, she didn’t know of any places to go see a show. She was very impressed by my prowess, so I went to the bathroom to high-five myself in the mirror. Except, I was too enthusiastic and broke the mirror. That’s why its missing now.

My point: While I could frequent the brilliantly-designed websites of The Slice, Blarney Stone, etc. or hope that someone Facebook invites me to an event, I’m always looking for an easier way to find out what’s going down.

The other day, I stumbled upon Gord Parrott’s Alberta Events website. Gord, widely known as “THE live music groupie around town,” keeps an up-to-date list of music events for Lethbidge and Ft. McMurray, where he currently resides. If live music is your thing, make sure to bookmark his site.

Students present “The World’s Best Commercials”

The best commercials from around the world will be shown at Lethbridge College next month:

Tickets, at $5, will be sold March 5 in the Centre Core kiosk. Snacks and refreshments are included. Proceeds will go to Bridges of Hope International Network of Development Agencies Inc., which promotes poverty relief and community empowerment in the Third World.

Considering the DVDs themselves come at a hefty price, $5 is a steal for a show and snacks. Better yet, you’ll be supporting charity by going to this event.

March 10, 12 – World’s Best Commercials

Free movie night, courtesy of “The LC”

Lethbridge College Alumni Association is holding a free movie night, again. Open to any students or alumni, you have a choice between 7 movies showing at The Movie Mill (I’m seeing Marley & Me Twilight, again). The selection may not be great, but it’s free! For $4, you can also get a medium popcorn and soda pop.

Just tell Kelly I sent you. She’ll give you the hook-up.

Feb. 25 – Alumni Movie Night II

Local graffiti

While on the topic, I thought I’d take the opportunity to showcase this Flickr group highlighting some local graffiti art. One of my favourites:

Also, make sure to check out the Facebook group, Lethbridge Graffiti Safe Walls:

The goal of this group is to urge Lethbridge City council to provide “safe” areas in the city for street artists and to promote RESPONSIBLE and LEGAL graffiti in Southern Alberta.

Artists lose only graffiti-friendly area

Lethbridge graffiti artists can now look forward to (one day) requesting permits or risk paying $10,000 in fines after losing their only graffiti-safe area.

Parks Operations Manager Kevin Jensen has convinced City Council to toughen its graffiti bylaw, banning local artists from practicing their craft at the city’s skatepark.

“This whole thing about free walls or graffiti areas, like skateboard parks, are proven by studies not to work effectively. They have a tendency to attract illegal graffiti in surrounding areas and they act as a social network for the graffiti vandals,” said Jensen.

Somehow I doubt this will deter people from tagging the area, but it may prove to be a beneficial source of revenue for the city.

Graffitists have gone just a little too far

Hello Lethbridge!

Welcome to Lethbian Love, a blog that covers the events, lifestyle and culture of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. And whatever else I find interesting.

I started this blog because, for all intents and purposes, I have lived in Lethbridge my entire life. While this place isn’t anything special, and sometimes it’s downright boring (gaining it the reputation of Deathbridge), I want to discover and share things from my hometown, to see if it’s truly lovable.

Why Lethbian?
Well, it’s a term that applies to people native to or residing in Lethbridge.

And where the hell is this “Lethbridge?”
Good thing you asked:

So, fellow Lethbians, I invite you to join this community! If you have any ideas or things to share (good or bad), comment or email us.