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.
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.
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.
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.
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.