Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Calgary Art Walk 2008

Artwalk is an opportunity for the general public to visit Calgary galleries and artist studios to discover the quality and variety of artists' work available in Calgary, and realize they do not have to travel abroad to find some wonderful treasures.

The event is free, and many venues will be providing refreshments and hosting special events. Artwalk is great for art students, art connoisseurs, and for the novice to come out and meet artists and watch creativity happen before their eyes. This event's popularity over 20 years stems from it's focus on enjoyment of the arts in a friendly and casual atmosphere.

Calgary Art Walk takes place September 20 - 21, 2008. For more information and a complete listing of events, galleries and locations, please visit

Friday, September 5, 2008

Outlooks Was There!!!

Outlooks Magazine had the pleasure of attending The Garden Fetish Play-Party on August 3/08. The fun and frisky event brought out a diverse crowd that enjoyed the live shows, interactive play areas, music and entertaining hosting by Chez Reshawn and Persephone.

Event coordinator, Persephone, explains that "The Garden started with an idea of the old courtesies and chivalries, the days of grace and grandeur, when people dressed for dinner; days of sensuality as well as sexuality. I chose the name to induce a variety of these feelings, from the garden of biblical lore, to one of my favorite paintings, that of Bosche's "Garden of Earthly Delights", incorporating that with the main idea of a very stylish, manor house's fetish garden." The evenings usually start with a mix of roarin 20's, charleston, swing, jazz, and the like, before moving into sexy, moving and stompy music, interspersed by their fabulous drag queen doing shows and the MCing, getting the crowd all geared up, and giving out prizes. With this, one can expect fetish shows, lots of room to play on your own, and even a few demonstrations of the arts of bdsm. For more information or to come to an event, contact or

“El Sonido del Silencio”

Annette Morcos Presents:

“El Sonido del Silencio”
The sound of Silence

Saturday September 13, 2008 at 8:00 pm
University Theatre, University of Calgary CAMPUS
$32 in advance / $38 at the door

For more information call: 403-217-1954
"El Sonido del Silencio" Cuando el sonido muere existe solo el silenciollenando espacio con el movimientohasta el volver del dulcesonido de la música -Cristina Hall-
When sound dies outonly silence existsfilling up space with movementuntil the sweet soundof music returns.

"El Sonido del Silencio" is an encounter between flamenco's past and present; where the old and the new come together in one performance to express a timeless sense of music and movement. The performance will take you back in time to experience what it was like in the 18th century "Cafés Cantantes" (gathering places where drinks and flamenco recitals were offered). We will explore voices from the past and thus discover how their emotive energy has inspired and affected the dance, the guitar, and the singing as we experience and live them today.
In collaboration with Peña Bulería Flamenco club (which produces and presents Flamenco performances in the Vancouver area), Annette Morcos brings Christina Hall with "El Sonido del Silencio" to both Calgary and Edmonton. The performance features accomplished artists from Spain.

A well respected flamenco dancer, Cristina Hall, has gained high acclaim wherever she has worked including her home base of Sevilla, Spain. Her unique dance style has been described as powerful and musical. El Sonido del Silencio was born as a collaborative effort between Cristina Hall and Annette Morcos during Annette’s visits to Spain in the winter and spring of 2008. Crucial to the delivery of this inspired work are the sounds emanating from the guitar of Manuel Alejandro Montero, an accomplished musician who has won two “Sabicas” prizes in Calasparra’s National Festival of Young Flamencos, Murcia, Spain; both as concert guitarist and a singing accompanist; and the voice of David de Alcala whose singing career has found him on stage along side masters such as Calixto Sánchez, Fernando de la Malena and José de la Tomasa. Also performing, are singer Pirouz de Caspio from Vancouver and dancer Annette Morcos from Calgary. This concert series will be accompanied by scheduled workshops in all three cities in guitar, dance and song. Information about workshops can be found at

“El Sonido del Silencio” is a one evening engagement on September 13th, 2008 at the University Theatre (University of Calgary Campus, 2500 University Drive NW) at 8:00 pm
Tickets (preferred seating): $32 in advance, $38 at the door.

Available online at or Pumphouse Box office (403)-263-0079.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Get Informed About Politics That Affect You!!!

Hey everyone, be sure to check out Notes From The Press Gallery, an informative blog on issues of concern to the GLBT community, with insight from a panel of gay and lesbian MPs and Senators from the three national parties.

AIDS Walk For Life. Sunday, September 21, 2008!!!

AIDS Calgary presents the 2008 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life on Sunday, September 21, 2008. Come join hundreds of Calgarians as we walk in an effort to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS and to raise funds to support AIDS Calgary’s education, outreach and prevention programs along with support for people living with HIV/AIDS. This year Calgary and Edmonton are stepping up their fundraising efforts in a friendly competition to raise awareness and funds to support programs and services for prevention, treatment, and education of HIV/ AIDS in Alberta communities.

Whether you are walking, volunteering, or making a donation, you can make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Last year, the 2007 AIDS Walk for Life Calgary met the target of $80,000 in support of AIDS Calgary with 750 walkers, 35 Teams and 100 volunteers showing their support. The event was successful in bringing Calgarians together to raise awareness of our united effort to end HIV/AIDS.

All proceeds from the 2008 Scotiabank Walk for Life will go directly to prevention, support and education programs for those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS in Calgary.
AIDS Calgary provides support services for people at-risk for, living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, and provides HIV prevention and education for the entire community.


Where? Eau Claire Plaza, Calgary, Alberta
When? Sunday, September 21rd, 2008Registration and Check-In 9:00 - 10:30 amOpening Ceremonies & Warm-up 10:30 – 11:00 amWalk Begins 11:00 amPost-Walk Lunch/Entertainment12:00 – 2:00 pm
What?Food and Fun for the Whole Family!!Sign up to qualify for Individual and Team PrizesCostumes and creativity welcome!

Please go to for more information or call 403.541.WALK

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

September Issue Now Online!!!

As the air turns crisp and we say good bye to summer, check out the September issue and our exclusive inside look into the world of male escorting to heat things up! We also introduce three new columns; "Generation Q" - with thoughts from the 21st Century Gay, "Designs" with award-winning designer Robert Reid, and the Outlooks' Queer Parliamentary Panel. Be sure to check out our interview with actress Thea Gill, read about Ultra Pools to prep for your next vacation to Las Vegas, review queer activist Doug Wilson's struggles in "Stubblejumper", and enjoy our other features, including the return of "Don't You Wish"!