Enjoying Shakespeare on Prince’s Island Park is a summertime right of passage in Calgary. And this year Theatre Calgary continues the tradition with one of the Bard’s most beloved works, Hamlet.

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Free This Week

Summer is here and our week is packed! There’s always something awesome happening for free in this great city. Here’s what’s on the schedule this week.


One Hundred Masterworks

Don’t miss this extraordinary selection of vintage photographs of North American indigenous people including both iconic and previously little known images.


First Person

An exhibition of stunning, though-provoking works, this show gives the creators a chance to reclaim portraiture as a powerful gesture of self-expression and self-determination.


Power in Pictures

It might still be considered unconventional, but when reaching youth a graphic novel can be empowering as any other art form. It is, after all, a great way to embrace storytelling.

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Rock On Spelling Bee

When the tagline for a spelling bee is sex, drugs and music, you know it ain’t going to be the kind you remember from school. First prize takes home a Sled Island wristband.

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Across the Pond

The Choir of the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer will be the visiting choir in residence at Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire, UK and are raising funds in advance of the tour.

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The Monument

It’s not often you get a chance to check out a local premiere of an award-winning work by a fresh new voice on the scene. Theatre of Consequence presents The Monument as its inaugural offering.

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7 Stories

If you’ve never heard of Sour Dog Theatre before, don’t worry. It’s a great time to get to know this emerging theatre company with its current show, 7 Stories.