Yo, it's Free Comic Book Day, so head over to your local comic book shoppe! There may or may not be a cute girl cosplaying at Showcase Comics. I have yet to see this, but will ensure to give my best hoverhand if my mom will let me go.
"Creating Arts in Southern Alberta" – Who wants to bet they thought of this after the backlash?
Anyway, the grand opening for the new arts centre is from May 14-18.
My "buddy" Shawnis Maximus made a film short of what could essentially be considered a documentary of my dating life:
I've met quite a few people whose first impressions of Lethbridge were from Lethbian Love. Some even because good friends. If you're moving to Lethbridge, a student coming to college or university, or just a tourist passing through, chances are you want to soak up as much information about the city and surrounding areas as possible. That's kind of what my blog is here for, so you don't have to watch decrepit tourist videos (however informative).
Here's a short video about our city that shows off the landscape and activities around here. I even caught a glimpse of Shaela Miller, one of our city's musicians, playing at The Word on the Street festival from 2011. Must have been hard to find more recent footage. But I kid, I kid.
It's a short watch:
Nishikaze, Lethbridge's anime convention, is back for 2013 after a brief hiatus. Coming June 15:
Nishikaze is an annual convention held in Lethbridge, Alberta at the University of Lethbridge. Nishikaze is striving to become the premiere anime and Japanese pop culture in event in southwestern Alberta, bringing together anime fans to celebrate the best in Japanese culture and entertainment.
The word nishikaze means "west wind" and either refers to how much it blows here or our chinooks. The event brings together fans of Japanese animation, comics, videogames, artists, exhibitors and (most importantly) cosplayers. For those otaku into the latter (who isn't?), here's their promo video:
If you know who there is cosplaying as "Alexander the Great," props to you!
From March 21-23, The Galt Museum & Archives is holding "Nerd Fest," featuring all sorts of comic book, gaming, trivia, space geekery…and even socialization (with possible dancing/touching)!
Nerd Fest kicks off with the history of comic books, followed by a 2-day workshop with leading comic book artist Scott McCloud, a pop culture movie trivia night, and an all night games tourney. Also on the calendar during the Festival are a talk by Canada's first female austronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar, and a Superheroes Dinner!
If I hadn't given up my super powers to save the Earth and live among mortals, I would consider the dinner & dance…however that might trigger me. The games night sounds awesome, as I've been meaning to learn to play Dungeons & Dragons for, like, forever.
Check it out:
Here's another great photo by Lethbridge photographer Danny Ponomar, which is about to grace my wall at home.
Here's a round-up of the Movember events (that I've come across) happening in the city. Also, don't forget that there's still a few days left to enter my Movember Moustache Mitten contest, as well as a chance to win a pair of Gala Parté tickets.
LCSA's Cowboy Cabaret fundraiser this Friday
The Lethbridge College Students' Association is holding a Cowboy Cabaret fundraiser for Movember this Friday at 7PM at the Barn. For $2, you get 3 great country acts (The Coal Creek Boys, Armond Duck Chief, and Alyssa McQuaid) and pulled pork sandwiches slow roasted by Engineering students. Anyone who wears a moustache, real or fake, also gets drink discounts. There will be a silent auction, as well as door prizes.
ULeth Art Society Movember Live Art & Silent Auction this Thursday
This Thursday at 7PM at Essies Nightclub, the University of Lethbridge Art Society is holding the event free with a non-perishable food bank item, otherwise a minimum of $2 donation will be accepted. Wine and cheese, student friendly drink specials, live entertainment (Lustre Cream, DJ Soulflower, and Grandola), local handcrafted goods and artwork, and live painters. There will be a silent auction, as well as door prizes.
'Stache Bash this Friday
The Lethbridge Journal and Bo' Diddly's Pub & Grill in association with Think Tank Events & DJ Booda Promotions present 'Stache Bash, with costume contests, silent auction, door prizes, as well as live entertainment (Boogie Patrol and Papa King Trio). Event begins Friday at 8PM at Bo' Diddly's.
I came across this ditty today:
Please join us for our annual fundraiser this November 30, 2012. Tickets are $35, or 3 for $90.
Every ticket is a winner!
The way it works…
Purchase a ticket through one of our board members via email to email@example.com.
Every ticket will guarantee you a single work. Each ticket is numbered.
During the raffle, numbers will be drawn at random.
When your number is picked you will select a work of art to take home.
The works available have been selected from local, national, and international.
Multiple tickets can be purchased.
Make sure to come early and scope out the works that catch your eye!
The works will be ready for your viewing pleasure at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery from November 26-30.