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What's on tap this weekend

Foothills entertainment guide for third weekend of January
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Richard Manns, Dave Greyland, and Ryan Neilson, members of the Heavy Armored Combat Society of Alberta (HACSA), pose for a photo on Jan. 11 at the Okotoks Agricultural Society. The group will be holding the Medieval Combat Winter Cup in the Ag Society arena on Jan. 18-19. (Brent Calver/Western Wheel)

Ready for battle

Get ready for some action this weekend as the Heavy Armored Combat Society of Alberta hosts its Medieval Combat Winter Cup in Okotoks this weekend. The event serves as trials for Team Canada as competitors fight for a spot in the International Medieval Combat Federation’s World Championships in Spain in May.

Where: Okotoks Ag Society’s Agriplex. Although there is no cost to attend, donations are encouraged.

When: Jan. 18 and 19


Fix and reuse

There will be plenty of Mr. Fix-its in Okotoks this weekend.

The Town of Okotoks is hosting a Repair Café this weekend so bring in some an old chair that needs a new or maybe that  DVD player needs a new cord. Items that can be fixed include small appliances, housewares, clothing, small pieces of furniture, toys and electronics.

When: Jan. 18, 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: Pason Centennial Arena (new section)

Cost: A donation to the Okotoks Food Bank is requested


Young at art

Check out the artistic creations of about 20 Oilfields High School students at a weekend fine arts exhibition in Black Diamond. Admission is free. For more details go to

Where: Bluerock Gallery in Black Diamond

When: Jan. 17 to 19


Acting out

Let off some steam while learning the art of improv. The Elizabeth Street Improv is inviting the public to act out in a fun evening workshop. The cost is $7 per person. For more details go to or call Joseph at 587-707-9172.

Where: Studio Me in Okotoks

When: Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.


Going back in time

Stop by your local museum to discover the cultural revolution of the Roaring Twenties. Learn what life was like in Okotoks in the 1920s in this unique exhibit. Donations are welcome.

Where: Okotoks Museum & Archives

When: Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Night of music

Enjoy the talent of swampy storyteller Mitch Belot in downtown Okotoks. Listen as Belot incorporates fast tempos and heavy grooves in a night of entertainment. Tickets cost $20.

Where: Tribal Connection Market

When: Jan. 18 at 8 p.m.


Western Swing

Get into the swing of things with Calgary’s The Western Swing Project Band.

This eight-piece band is brought to the Foothills by the On the Edge Concert Series. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for youth. Children ages 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 403-256-3181 ext. 5.

Where: Red Deer Lake United Church

When: Jan. 19 at 3 p.m.


Camera ready

View the creations of six Alberta High School of Fine Arts students and 24 at Black Diamond’s Oilfields High School in the Leighton Art Centre’s YouthWorks 2020s: photo-synthesize exhibit, on display until Feb. 15. The pieces, which range from paintings to photographs, are among 68 in this exhibit. There is no entry fee to attend.

Where: Leighton Art Centre

When: Ongoing