For an April Fools day, you’d think better things would be going on around town. Doing my part, I’ve been going around switching people’s regular coffee with dark, sparkling Folgers crystals. Let’s see if they notice the difference.
If there’s one thing I enjoy, it’s
stalking people watching. So when some friends invited me to the Home & Garden Trade Show, I jumped at the opportunity (with secret hopes that I would run into a certain someone). Instead, I just saw this guy. He looked very relaxed, so I blamed a fart on him and went on my way, taking photos of other random folks.
Last week, Jenn blogged about ULSU’s “Last Lecture” speaker event, which was held on March 25th. For those of us who missed it, or weren’t allowed on campus because they alledgedly flashed a couple of female students (I swear it was my doppelganger), the presentation is now available online.
The Last Lecture (via iTunesU)
The 3rd Annual Film Festival happens tonight. It’s a showcase of student films from the U of L as well as other universities from around Alberta.
Even my cousin will be screening her short film, of which I can’t remember the name but know it has something to do with an angel and demon falling in love. Kinda like Twilight, but without Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. Well, it’s actually nothing like Twilight, but there are special effects!
Regardless, because of my short memory I already made other plans for tonight. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t attend! The show begins at 6:30PM at The Zoo/Ballroom.
Vancouver musician Shawna Beesley (a.k.a. adaline) is reportedly romantically-linked to Robert Pattinson after meeting at a Juno Afterparty at Richards on Richards, a popular music venue in Vancouver.
“I’m just happy to have this moment with you.”
At that point, he pulled me into an warm embrace…
Okay, maybe I skewed that just a little, though they did rub shoulders together!
But how does any of this relate to Lethbridge? Well, Shawna happens to a friend of a friend whom I briefly met some time ago. She’s a wonderfully warm and talented person, who recently played at The Slice earlier this month. It saddened me to have missed that show, but at least I have her music to listen to.
Now if you’d excuse me, I’m off to roll myself in diamond dust and watch Twilight all over again. Oh Edward, you’re so mysteriously beautiful.
Winter’s cold grasp will not release! Mother nature tricked us last Saturday, offering a glimpse of what was once called Spring. Where is global warming when you need it?! You’ll pay for this, Captain Planet.
Lethbridge was abuzz with happenings this past week. Lucky reader Cherilyn won tickets to the Swollen Members concert last night, courtesy of DJ Booda and Lethbian Love. But I thought there’d be more than one entry…you disappointed me, Lethbridge. Just wait until your father gets home; you’ll be lectured like never before.
Though I suppose there is one excuse that I will accept – that is, if you danced your butt off at the Big Band Boogie, which fell upon the same night. It would have been fabulous to be there myself, but Monica (my new dance partner) has a clubbed foot and didn’t feel like moving, especially after filling up on those mini-donuts at the Home & Garden Trade Show.
Tonight, I’ll be unplugging the extension cord that runs from my van to my neighbour’s outdoor socket. I’m doing my part in saving energy. That, and they cut off power to the outlet.
8:30PM is Earth Hour. It’s an hour where people all across the world turn off their lights/appliances to “Vote Earth” and do their part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.
Some businesses in the community will also be taking part, such as Edit Shoppe downtown. Joanne is even offering her customers a chance to win between 10 – 30% off their purchase today for mentioning what time Earth hour runs from!
I encourage anyone who can to switch off for 60 minutes and Vote Earth. Take a picture, record a video, write a blog post or update your Twitter status (tag posts with “earthhour” and/or “voteearth”). The goal this year is to reach 1 billion people taking part and recording their vote.
If there’s one thing that permeates my soul, it’s my love for theatre. I can recall my first time on stage – I played an injured character named “Clarence.” Mr. Parr had me wear a hospital gown, and I flashed my ass to the entire audience – in a church no less!
Speaking of churches, The Gate is celebrating World Theatre Day with a cabaret and silent auction.
Created in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI), it is celebrated annually on the 27th March by ITI Centres and the international theatre community. Various national and international theatre events are organized to mark this occasion. One of the most important of these is the circulation of the World Theatre Day International Message where, at the invitation of ITI, a figure of world stature shares his or her reflections on the theme of Theatre and a Culture of Peace. The first World Theatre Day International Message was written by Jean Cocteau (France) in 1962.
The fundraiser begins at 7PM tonight @ The Gate.
DJ Booda has graciously offered up 2 free tickets to tomorrow night’s Swollen Members concert, featuring special guests Kuruption Camp & Absent Minds. With only one entry so far, your chances of winning are very likely!
Tickets are going at $30/door a pop, so this is an awesome deal! The show starts tomorrow night, 10PM @ The Blarney Stone.
Lethbridge, show your love and enter to win!
This Saturday, The Kinsmen Club of Lethbridge is holding the 4th Annual Big Band Boogie. The night includes a free dance lesson, as well as silent auction. Proceeds from the event go to benefit MS Society of Canada.
Get out your dancing shoes, as there’s nothing better than a night of big band and swing dancing! It all starts at 7:30PM at the El Rancho Convention Centre.