Events in Calgary: February 3 – 5, 2017

Events in Calgary: Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 5, 2017.

Current Weekend: Things to Do this Weekend in Calgary

 

I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend

1. Multicultural Fair

Join us for a day of music, song and dance celebrating our multicultural community and Canada’s 150th birthday. Enjoy entertainment by singers and dancers clothed in ethnic attire. Stop by the booths and learn about diverse cultures. Try a slice of delicious birthday cake while your child takes in the fun kid’s activities! Details

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Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 10:00 AM. – 3:00 PM

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Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre
2212-13th St. N.W., Calgary

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Free

 

2. Elves And The Shoemaker

When the shoemaker wakes, his works already done,
Whos making the shoes before the rise of the sun? Details

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January 28 to February 19, 2017

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Loose Moose Theatre – 1235 – 26th Avenue SE, Calgary

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$14

 

3. Bridge to Terabitha

This powerful adaptation, supported by a lyrical score, focuses the humor, warmth and emotional intensity of Katherine Paterson’s Newbery Award winning novel. Jesse, alienated from the pragmatism of his family and rural Virginia culture, draws and dreams of becoming something special. Leslie, the new girl from the city and the ultimate outsider, opens a world of imagination, art and literature for him. Details

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February 3 to 18, 2017

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StoryBook Theatre – 375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary

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$20 – $25

 

4. Bubble Guppies Live

Put on your water-wings and jump into a swimsational adventure! The Bubble Guppies are getting ready to rock n’ roll with some totally fin-tastic tunes, but when a special band member goes missing, the show can’t go on! With a little help from Mr. Grouper and giggly little fish, Molly, Gil, and the whole gang embark on an adventure as they search every corner of their underwater world for their missing friend! Details

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Saturday, February 04, 2017 | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary

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$28.25 – $92.75

 

5. Alberta Children’s Choir Concert

The Alberta Children’s Choir (South) comprises some of the finest young choristers in southern Alberta. This concert represents the culmination of the choir’s 3-day residency in Calgary under the direction of Ms. Joan Gregoryk (Children’s Chorus of Washington). Details

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Saturday, February 04, 2017 | 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

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Knox United Church – 506, 4th St. SW, Calgary

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$10 – $15

 

6. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses Family Concert

The story of a young Native American girl who has a deep affinity for wild horses is vividly brought to life with music and narration. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses makes its Alberta premiere performed by two of Calgary’s finest ensembles, Cantaré Children’s Choir and Land’s End Ensemble.Details

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Saturday, February 5, 2017 | 1:00 PM or 3:30PM

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Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall – Rozsa Centre, Calgary

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Adult: $15; Child/Student/Senior: $12

 

7. Winter Carnival

Enjoy ice carving competitions, kids’ ice carving , skating parties, street hockey, log sawing competitions, the always entertaining pooch parade, art crawls and the popular Snowy Owl Kid N’ Mutt races.Details

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February 4 – 12, 2017

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Various Venues, Canmore

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Free & ticketed events.

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II. Live Music

1. Forms of Sound Festival

 
Join UCalgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts for the Forms of Sound Festival: four nights of local and international performances & premières.Details

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February 1-3 & 8, 2017

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The Eckhardt-Gramatté Concert Hall – Calgary

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$9 – $25

 

2. Black Arm Band- dirtsong

A rich multimedia concert celebrating Australian Aboriginal culture.
Part of the High Performance Rodeo, this Australian Aboriginal collective uses traditional instruments, film, dance, and 11 languages to shed light on Indigenous issues worldwide and tell stories of endurance, challenge, unity, and the triumph of the spirit. Details

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary

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$29-$69 + charges

 

3. Platinum Blonde

Platinum Blonde is back, but don’t call it a reunion. In reality, it’s more like the band has simply taken a finger off of the pause button with the release of its new album Now & Never. Details

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Thursday, February 02, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive S.W., Calgary

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$30.98 – $41.48 + charges

 

4. Sacred Voices of the Golden Horn

Land’s End Ensemble kicks off its 20th Anniversary Season in celebration of Canada’s 150th with an all-Canadian program, presenting world premieres by award-winning composers Analia Llugdar and Emilie LeBel, as well as Calgary composers Ilkim Tongur and George Fenwick. Details

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Friday, February 3, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary

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Adult: $20, Students/Senior: $15

 

5. Al Muirhead Northern Adventures CD Release

Join 2016 Juno nominated trumpeter Al Muirhead for the release of his most ambitious CD project to date – ‘Northern Adventures – The Canada Sessions Vol. 1’. The album brings Al together with many of Canada’s jazz greats performing a collection of his favourite jazz standards. For the Calgary CD release, Al will featuring some of his special guests from the recording including long-time friend Tommy Banks on piano, Vancouver jazz giant Campbell Ryga on sax, and award-winning bassist Kodi Hutchinson. Watch out for some other special guests throughout the evening! Details

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Friday, February 3, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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King Eddy: National Music Centre – West Block, 850 4 Street Southeast
Calgary

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$25 – $35

 

6. Amici Della Musica

We invite our young friends of the Amici String School to join us once again in a side-by-side concert showcasing their energetic and passionate talent. In a program ranging from Bach to Locatelli to Sibelius, you’ll delight in the skill, and range of expression of these young artists. The Sinfonia also performs Canadian composer Denis Gougeon’s Ballade, and features our good friend Sara Hahn (flute) performing Arthur Foote’s beautiful Night Piece. Details

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Sunday, February 05, 2017 | 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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Hope Lutheran Church – 3527 Boulton Road, NW, Calgary

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$20 – $25

 

7. the Resurrection

Feel the power of the combined force of 300 musicians on stage to bring you Mahler’s favorite, monumental and spiritually inspiring “Resurrection” Symphony. Brahms’ rarely heard Alto Rhapsody leads the program with a text that brings a metaphysical portrayal of a antisocial being who is urged to find spiritual sustenance and throw off the shackles of his suffering; which has powerful parallels in Brahms’s own life and character. Details

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Saturday, February 5, 2017 | 2:30 PM

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Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons,
225 8th Avenue SW, Calgary

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Adults $25, Senior/Students $18, Children 6 and under FREE

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Big Wreck @ The Palace Theatre (Flames Central) Calgary on Thursday, February 02, 2017 | 8:00 PM

USS w/ special guests Repartee @ The Palace Theatre (Flames Central) Calgary on February 03, 2017 | 07:00 PM

Sam Roberts Band @ Grey Eagle Resort & Casino | Friday, February 03, 2017
Dierks Bentley @ Scotiabank Saddledome | Friday, February 03, 2017 | 7:30PM

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. Skin Flick

What do you do when all the money is gone? When there’s no jobs in sight, the family home still isn’t paid off and the bills just keep coming, how can one survive in a society that requires capital? When Rollie and Daphne Waters are faced with just such a situation, they decide it is time to get creative…and a little risqué. Okay, a lot risqué. Details

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Friday, February 03 to Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary

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Adult $20, Student/Senior $15

 

2. The Audience

 
For sixty years Queen Elizabeth II has held a private weekly meeting with each of her many Prime Ministers. Politicians have come and gone, but she has remained a constant. Through this riveting drama, we get a glimpse of the woman behind the crown and what it’s like to be one of the most famous, and yet most private people in the world. Details

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January 24 – February 18, 2017

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Max Bell Theatre at Arts Commons, Calgary

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$35 – $92

 

3. NE: THE SHOW

North East: The Show, is all about living in, growing up in, and dealing with life in North East
Calgary. It’s a celebration of our city’s finest quadrant, for two nights only.
It’s improv! It’s edgy!
It’s North East style! Details

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Friday, February 03, 2017 | 10:30 PM to 11:40 PM
Saturday, February 04, 2017 | 10:30 PM to 11:40 PM

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Loose Moose Theatre – 1235 – 26th Avenue SE, Calgary

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$20.00

 

4. Filumena by John Estacio & John Murrell

By Calgary Opera! In celebration of Canada’ 150th birthday, we invite you to get swept up in this true story of bootlegging, murder and an execution in the Crownest Pass during prohibition in the 1920’s.Details

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February 4, 8, 10 | 7:30 PM

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Southern Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary

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$31 & up.

 

5. One Lions: My Dinner With .

One Lions pays homage to the classic film My Dinner With Andre in this never-to-be-seen-again performance! One Lions explores the metaphorical and metaphysical spaces that exist in all relationships. To put it another way, we take a dangerous longform improv journey. Like going on safari with ground beef in the trunk. Details

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Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 8:00-9:30 PM

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The Kinkonauts Lab, 2nd Floor, 112 16th Ave NW
Calgary

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General $10, Students $5

 

6. Yet Another Evening at Fawlty Towers

Welcome back to Fawlty Towers, a fictional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay, on the “English Riviera”. Our plots centre on tense, rude, and put-upon Basil Fawlty, his bossy wife Sybil, comparatively normal chambermaid Polly, who is often the peacemaker and voice of reason, and hapless Spanish waiter Manuel, showing their attempts to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests. Details

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January 27 to February 04, 2017

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Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary

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$20-$25

 

7. Mess

Josephine is putting on a play – Boris and Sistahl help. It’s about anorexia. But don’t let that put you off. Unflinchingly they confront big issues (and extremely tiny ones). Today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room. Obsession, addiction and not wanting to get out of bed: a play with songs from 2013 Olivier Award nominated Caroline Horton (You’re Not Like Other Girls Chrissy).Details

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February 3 – 11, 2017

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Vertigo Theatre – Studio, 115 – 9th Ave SE
Calgary

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$15 – $25

 

8. Wait Until Dark

When a blind woman living in New York City’s iconic Greenwich Village finds herself terrorized by a trio of men, she’s in a desperate situation – until she discovers her blindness might just prove to be her secret weapon. This new adaptation of Frederick Knott’s classic thriller is sure to turn down the lights and turn up the thrills.Details

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Saturday January 21 to Sunday February 19 2017

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The Playhouse, 115 – 9th Avenue SE
Calgary

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$20 & up

IV. Sports, & Related events

1. Calgary Roughnecks

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vs. Saskatchewan Rush on Saturday, February 04, 2017 | 7:00 PM

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Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary

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2. Slopestyle/Halfpipe

Alberta Snowboard Association Provincials Slopestyle/Halfpipe. This event brings together competitive ASA registered athletes to compete in a halfpipe and slopestyle event over two days.Details
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February 3 – 5, 2017

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Winsport
88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary

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Free

 

3. Battle Of Champions

Cheerleading. Pacific All Star Details
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February 4th-5th, 2017

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Stampede Corral
1410 Olympic Way SE

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Adults: $20
Students/Military/Senior Citizens 65 plus (all with ID) $18
Kids 3 and Under FREE

 

4. Human Bonspiel

The 2017 Human Bonspiel, Calgary Corporate Challenge’s most popular winter event, will run from this week. Participating teams will slide on the ice and try to hit the button while raising money forKidSport Calgary. A Special Guest Day consisting of local celebrities and media figures will take place on January 30. Details
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Monday, January 30 to Friday, February 10, 2017 | 11:30 AM. to 1:00 PM

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Olympic Plaza – 228 8 Ave SE

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Participate: $150 (plus taxes and fees) for a team of 4.
Spectator: Free

 

5. February Classic I

The show jumping events of the Classic Series, the February Classic takes to the indoor comfort of the Spruce Meadows Equi-Plex. The February Classic is a excellent warm-up to the 2017 season. You and your family are welcome to join us and watch the competitions. Details
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February 04 – 05, 2017

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Spruce Meadows, Calgary

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Free including parking.

V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience

 
Experience a “career day” at the Starfleet Academy. Test your knowledge and skills to discover what your true ranking would be in a Starfleet career – will you be a Medical, Engineering or Science Officer, or even a Commander? Exciting possibilities await in this immersive and interactive experience that appeals to life-long fans and new Star Trek enthusiasts alike.. Details

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February 4-June 4, 2017 | Telus Spark Hours

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TELUS Spark, 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary

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General Admission

 

2. Be-YOU-tiful & Confident Workshop

Please join us for an amazing evening at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel. Enjoy five star food and cocktails, by the Fairmont, while mingling and networking with like minded talent women. Details

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

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Fairmont Palliser Hotel,133 9 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

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$110

 

3. Market Collective

MARKET COLLECTIVE is an independent market, created to showcase the works of local artists, artisans and musicians and to strengthen the local community in Calgary. Live music and DJ’s all weekend long. Details

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Friday, February 3 to Sunday, February 5, 2017

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Chinese Cultural Centre, 197 1st Street SW, Calgary

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$5 for the entire weekend! Kids Under 12 Free!

 

4. Bridal Show & Open House

The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre will be hosting this great event where we will be showing off what our venue has to offer and we are pleased to be joined by many of Calgary’s amazing wedding professionals. Details

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Saturday 4th, February, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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The Glenmore Inn and Convention Centre, 2720 Glenmore Trail SE, Calgary

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Free

 

5. YYC Hearts Kids: Kensington

The YYC Hearts Kids campaign is a month-long fundraising initiative presented by Anthem Properties, supporting Pacekids Programs and Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta. Throughout the month of February Kensington will host small initiatives that make a big impact for these two local children’s charities! Details

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The 2017 YYC Hearts Kids Date Night Kickoff!: Saturday, February 4th
Doors open at 6:00 PM, movie starts at 6:30PM

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The Plaza Theatre, Kensington Road

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Enjoy complimentary popcorn, pop and 500 Days of Summer with minimum $10 donation!

 

6. PARTICLE + WAVE Feature Night

On the featured night of the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival, we explore the many facets of media arts, including audio, video, animation and the use of digital interfaces and landscapes. Be immersed in media arts with live audio-visual performances, screenings and installations on a night that showcases the ever-changing technological tools and processes, and the artists who utilize them in amazingly creative ways. Details

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Saturday February 4, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Festival Hall, 1215 10th Ave SE, Calgary

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$15 – $20

 

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