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Mix of Six: August 13 - 15

Ruined: See the Canadian premiere of Ruined, presented by Ellipsis Tree Collective, Western Canada’s only Afrocentric theatre company (Lunchbox Theatre). See the play—set in a small Congo town—on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Purchase tickets ($22) at www.ellipsis.ca.

Afrikadey! Festival 2010: Take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Africa on Saturday (Prince’s Island Park). Mainstage Afrikadey! performers include K’naan, Nomfusi, and H’Sao; performances run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Go to afrikadey.com to see which artists play when and to buy tickets ($25). www.afrikadey.com

Taste of Calgary: Give your taste buds a treat (or several) at the Taste of Calgary (Festival Plaza, Eau Claire). From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today until Sunday, 45 food and beverage companies will be dishing out their best samples for you to savour. Tickets are $0.75 and most samples are between four and five tickets. www.tasteofcalgary.com. Admission to the festival is free with live entertainment throughout the event.

Aikido Demonstration: See seven of the world’s best Aikikai martial arts instructors present an Aikido Demonstration Sunday from 2.30 – 3:30 p.m. (SAIT Athletics Facility). This free event will also feature taiko drumming and a traditional Japanese singing performance.

Chinatown Street Festival: Lion dances, opera singers, magic shows, and fireworks will entertain at this Saturday’s Chinatown Street Festival (Chinatown). Between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., take in performances, Asian cuisine, and vendor goods to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Calgary’s Chinatown.

Summer Concert: Enjoy a free Saturday evening summer concert, courtesy of CJSW 90.9 FM (Olympic Plaza). The 7 p.m. performance, the third of a four-part series, features locals Magnetic North with SAVK, Nushi, The Von Zippers and the Pine Tarts.

 
 
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