Lethbridge in spotlight: Craig Ferguson on growing for Lethbridge

He's the host of CBS' The Late Late Show and he's literally coming to Lethbridge. Our little city is getting a mention, along with a few chuckles on air:

Just For Laughs is thrilled to announce that Scottish comedian and festival favorite Craig Ferguson will be hitting select Canadian cities this fall with his witty and hilarious stand up performance aptly titled Craig Ferguson Live! Don’t miss the star of The Late Late Show when he performs in Lethbridge at the Enmax Centre Theatre on Sunday, October 20 at 8PM.

Beer? One needn’t ask twice

Craft Beer Festival

It's known to most who read the newspaper (I mean, who doesn't) that the Galt Museum occasionally holds scotch or beer tasting events. However this time, it's the SAAG who's putting on a Craft Beer Festival on October 19th, the same day as the Japan Film Festival. Oh, the hard choices in life…

Like fine artisinal beer?  Like pizza piled with delicious toppings?  Like supporting SAAG?  If you answered yes to any or all of the above then don't wait to get your tickets for our second annual Craft Beer Festival.  Last year's inaugural event was a sold-out success and tickets for this year won't last long!  Sample a variety of craft beers from distributors such as Wild Rose, 49th Parallel Group, True Craft Importers, Steamwhistle and many more.  With over 40 beers to taste and delicious pizza by the slice, courtesy of Two Guys & A Pizza Place, we promise your taste buds won't be disappointed.  Cheers!

Sugoi! Japan Film Festival comes to The Movie Mill

Now that Word on the Street and Arts Days are finally over, here comes some real culture.

Japan Film Festival

The Consulate General of Japan in Calgary and the Japan Foundation present the 2013 JAPAN FILM FESTIVAL in Lethbridge, featuring 2 contemporary Japanese films at the Movie Mill on October 19th. Both shows are in Japanese with English subtitles and are free to attend, though seating is limited.

For full details, check out the Nishikaze website.

Oscillations Korg Kaossiltaor & Monotron Delay

So there was this one time where I was big on Twitter and it just so happened that I won a contest. Courtesy of the National Music Centre in Calgary, I won this weird music contraption called a Korg Monotron.

However my doppelganger, Bonnaventure James, also entered this contest and was insanely jealous. To the point that if I gave it to him, he would write a song in my memory. He actually makes music.

Starting as an experiment in digital composition for a music class at the University of Lethbridge, Bonnaventure James has evolved from “computer lab avant garde” in to a name in Alberta electronic music. Now, Bonnaventure James’ patented sound combines Pop, Electronica and New Wave in unexpected ways. Pushing pop songs to raucous and experimental new levels, crushing bits and dropping beats.

Have a listen: