Choose Yer Own 2012

Choose Yer Own 2012, superpals! Here is the schedule –peruse it!

Friday

Start at Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1418 – 7th Ave NW)

Vittles and Werewolverines (6:30pm): Come on down to the nicest, most community-y community hall that we know for some toothsome eatin’ and our take on Werewolves, a parlour game of deception and perception.

The Lonely Glutton (9:00pm): Ted Stenson, local playwright and gadabout, premieres this play in one act about a family of wolverines. One thing’s for sure… you’ll know more about wolverines when you leave then when you enter! Also you will laugh.

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By Heart or By Hearsay (10:00pm): A film festival showcasing lovingly ‘Sweded’ movies: homemade, zero-budget re-enactments, all locally produced by teams of pals.

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Move to McHugh Bluffs

Light up the Bluffs (11:00pm): Do what the title says! Downtown gives such a lovely view, we thought we’d return the favour. Help us make glowing LED magic.

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Saturday

From Olympic Plaza

+15 Listening Party (2:00pm): Claudia and Vlad (collaborativeprojectsyyc.blogspot.ca) take us on a sweet sonic adventure through the +15s. Make yer own mics and explore!

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Hot Dates with Blank Pages (2:00pm): Stroll with a group of pals down Stephen Avenue, stopping occasionally to pen witty or thoughtful or mindblowing poems to and about and in the public spaces of Calgary.

From New Edinburgh Park (in Sunnyside near 3rd Ave and 5a St NW)

Heart to Heart Station (3:00pm): Not an art project! Talking about your feelings is real life! Coziness (provided by tent, couch, and tea) and shared conversation should help provide cushy courage for open and earnest IRL chat sessions.

Teddy Bear Picnic (3:00pm): Bring your best childhood-cum-adulthood friend and have some snacks with us. Take a break from the intense emoting and singing and running and playing you’ve been doing (see above and below).

Lifesize Board Game (3:00pm): Oh man! A giant street-bound board game and you are the pawn and you are trapped within! Will you survive this treacherous and intractable turn of fate? We hope so, because we want you to come to more stuff.

Dog Choir (4:00pm): Bring your best dog pal (in life or in memory) and sing songs honouring the noble beasts we have loved and lost (shoes too).

Trapeze! Trapeze! Trapeze! (4:30 pm): We have at our disposal, for a couple hours, an aerial rig. Like at the circus. And you can use it. Choose yer own + acrobatics. Yes. Oh yes.

Move to The Pink House (308 – 12th St NW)

Dinner at The Pink House (6:30pm): Yup! Just like it says. Will it be tacos? Sushi? BBQ? Grilled cheese sandwiches? Only time (and eventually our website) will tell. One thing’s certain – bring your truffle oil!

Helpful Signs (6:30): The city is full of signs that help us out. Help us add more signs that help everyone understand the world in a different way.

Move to Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1418 – 7th Ave NW)

ET: The Ride (8:30 pm): As in the extra-terrestrial, not Entertainment Tonight. Another loving recreation brought to you by Universal Studios North. Bring your bike! No lawsuits!

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Move to a secret location (check the website or text us: 403.616.5876)

Cover Songs Under a Bridge V: Sing About the Future (9:30pm): New bridge, new year, new theme. New! This time around with 16mm sci-fi projections from CSIF. The nicest time.

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Move to the Choose Yer Own Clubhouse (the alley between 12th and 13th Aves between 16th and 17th Sts SW)

Slumber Party (11:00pm ’til morning!): We would write a proper description, but we think a list of activities will more than suffice. Ahem: ghost stories, popcorn, Ouija board seances, light-as-a-feather stiff-as-a-board, truth or dare, fortune telling, teen movies, staying up late! Bring your sleeping bag for this one. Maybe a tent?

Sunday

Start at the Bow River Pathway, Kensington Side, by 10th St Bridge

Bike Wheel Animations (3:00pm): Tell a story using only your tires, your imagination, paper, and probably some other stuff! As with, well, all Choose Yer Own events, you’d best bring your bike.

Junkyard Percussion (4:00pm): Under teenage direction, make the junkiest instruments possible from the junkiest junk available to make the sweetest noise-sounds.

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Wet and Wild Hunger Games Showdown (4:00pm): You’ve never had this much fun while fighting to the death. The secret is to add water. Bring yourself as tribute!

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Move to the Choose Yer Own Clubhouse

Breakfast for Dinner w/Mellow Sounds (6:30pm): Just in time to wake up (for a second time today)! Enjoy a morning meal with early morning sounds courtesy of Aoife’s brand new band thing . Plus an Andrew Wedderburn and Night Committee shaped alarm clock.

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Extreme Bike Ride to a Mystery Location (8:30pm): Most of the description is already in the title, but bring your bike and your best punk sneer. We’ve probably already said too much.

Ramones Choir/Brain Fever (9:00pm): At a secret Rockaway Beach, you won’t want to be sedated for a punk rock choir that remembers rock and roll radio. You’ll need a teenage lobotomy to get rid of your case of Brain Fever! Hey ho, let’s go! (Groan!)

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All weekend all the time

Assassins: Haven’t you always wanted to kill your friends? Become a weekend hitman in this game of deadly intrigue.

Lifesize Choose Yer Own Adventure Walk (Saturday morning until it rains):  An IRL Choose Yer Own Adventure Book in sidewalk chalk. Walk or bike from choice to choice and decide your fate!

Island Night (Sunday through Monday): For 48 hours, join a nomadic society which values improvisation, storytelling, and silence. Tour the city as guide and visitor. If you’re open to everything then everything fits in the world.

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See you real soon!

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