The flavours of GlobalFest and a lesson in growing mushrooms: 5 things to do in Calgary, April 15-21

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GlobalFest brings a bit of its cultural celebration to Calgary screens with its new GlobalFest Flavours series, which promises a worldwide tour of recipes, ingredients and spices. The first episode is Tuesday and looks at Indigenous Cuisine. Online,

Author Ashley Bristowe discusses her memoir My Own Blood — “an uplifting story, but it never shies away from the devastating impact of a baby that science couldn’t predict and medicine couldn’t help” — in conversation with Sheila Heti. Wordfest presents the online event Tuesday. Online,

Learn how growing mushrooms to eat is easier than you think with the Master Gardeners Association of Alberta. Conservation biologist Tara Stephen talks about three methods of mushroom growing on Sunday. Online,

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program digitally transports the University of Alberta’s current writer-in-residence J.R. Carpenter down the QE2 for a reading from collections of her writings as well as a Q&A with Dr. Larissa Lai. Online,

Local band Miesha & The Spanks celebrate the release of their newly released Singles EP with a livestream release party Saturday. At Broken City and online,

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