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Almighty Voices

Tom Jackson is rallying fellow artists to aid peers with the launch of a new weekly digital variety series, Almighty Voices. The first of 36 artists featured include Susan Aglukark, Chantal Kreviazuk, Cynthia Dale, Beverley Mahood, Sarah Slean, Measha Brueggergosman, Myles Goodwyn, and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings!

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Location: YouTube LiveFree
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Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Music can bring great comfort in times like this. The concert hall may be closed, but this live-stream library is free and open to everybody. Enjoy the orchestra performing works by Beethoven, Brahms, and others, as well as superstar guests like Paul Brandt, Renee Fleming, and more.

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Location: YouTubeFree
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Esker Foundation

Full of mini-documentaries, exhibition montages, and behind the scenes experiences, the Esker Foundation’s website has tons of awesome content for you to explore whenever you want. We particularly love its current audio series featuring Katie Ohe talking about her intricate and ingenious sculptural works.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
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Mini Masters at Home

Each month the Esker Foundation facilitates hands-on art workshops for children. As they cannot currently host them in person, they are bringing them to you in your homes. Check out this series of amazing creative projects that use everyday and easy to find materials that you might already have on hand.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
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EYE Youth Projects

The Esker Foundation continues its online programming with its EYE Youth Program. Bringing special youth projects to you each and every Saturday, the very first one is inspired by Jane Trash and Sondra Meszaros’s creative resistance project and workshop, I’m So Angry I Made a Sign. Check back each week to see more.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
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Everyday Heroes @ Home

StoryBook Theatre is thrilled to bring families and young people together for a daily online talk show hosted by local talent. Geared towards all those young people and their families who love musical theatre and are stuck at home looking for a little escape, tune in Monday through Friday at 12:00pm.

Showtime: 12:00pm
Location: Facebook LiveFree
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Monday Night Live with Marcus Trummer

Marcus Trummer offers up some music and good vibes that can take our minds off things for a bit. Tune in weekly each and every Monday night for a live streaming concert featuring performances by Trummer and special guests. It’s sure to be a good time.

Showtime: 7:00pm
Location: Facebook LiveFree
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Isolation Point Virtual Concert Series

The Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society is proud to present its online performance project, the Isolation Point Virtual Concert Series. These concerts are free to watch and you can donate to a fund to help as many local musicians as possible.

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Location: YouTubeFree
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Art Where You Are

Contemporary Calgary’s collection of online initiatives endeavours to develop programming that is welcoming, inclusive, engaging, and relevant through digital platforms. Each week, explore a wide variety of programming including artist talks, interviews, workshops, fun art challenges, and more!

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
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Field Trip: Art Across Canada

This new online platform delivers arts experiences with some of Canada’s most celebrated artists in a national partnership with leading arts organizations including Contemporary Calgary. Experience all things art, from children’s programs to artists talks and workshops!

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
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In the Neighbourhood

With an online show every weekday, join Dave Kelly Live for this silly experiment in building an online neighbourhood. This virtual variety show stars Dave Kelly, Mandy Stobo, Russell Broom, and Jim Button alongside a bunch of awesome guests—think Jann Arden, The Heebee-jeebees, Avnish Mehta, and more.

Showtime: 10:00am
Location: Facebook LiveFree
Anna Gustafsons' Object Lessons in the Esker Foundation Project Space

Object Lessons

Anna Gustafson enshrouds discarded appliances in old, white linen—a manner historically used by many cultures to prepare the dead for burial. Presented in partnership with The New Gallery, see it in the Esker Foundation’s Project Space and register for an artist talk.

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Story Calls

Storytelling Alberta is offering a diversion from your pandemic woes. Its talented storytellers will tell five- to 10-minute stories by phone for free. Send your name, phone number, email address, type of story you’d like to hear to hear as well as your date and time preferences to storytellingalberta@gmail.com.

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Location: Via PhoneFree
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Spring Art Show & Sale

Purchase local art from the comfort of your home, the Federation of Canadian Artists’ spring art show and sale has now shifted online. Items in this show may be available for purchase, click on the item to view additional details and to add the item to your cart to start the purchase process. Shop early for the best selection.

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Location: OnlineFree
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Blue Light Festival

Did you know that Verb Theatre planned an online performance festival well before the pandemic hit Canada? The Blue Light Festival is a challenge to the traditions of theatre that merges the online with the off. Catch eight made-for-social-media performances. It’s a daring experiment in undermining the definition of theatre.

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Location: OnlineFree
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Flint & Feather

This Facebook Live concert is a fundraiser for musicians with children affected by COVID-19. Tune in and share with other families this great opportunity to reconnect with others in an intimate and creative way. No donations are necessary and it’s going to be a great opportunity to reconnect with others in an intimate and creative way.

Showtime: 3:00pm
Location: Facebook LiveFree
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Dance Together at Home

With a diverse background in dance, join Chawna Exner (AKA Eva Angel) for a seated burlesque class and dive into body positivity from home! This workshop is designed for you to stay active and creative at home. With CART captioning provided by Momo Movement, be sure to tune into this accessible online class and get moving.

Showtime: 10:00am
Location: Online via ZoomFree
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Dance Together at Home

Join Momo Movement for an accessible online creative movement dance class with Harmanie Rose from the All Bodies Dance Project! This workshop is designed for you to stay active and creative at home. With CART captioning, be sure to tune into this accessible online class each Tuesday throughout April and get moving.

Showtime: 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Location: Online via ZoomFree
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Live from Spark in Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

Tune in for Live from TELUS Spark! This rarely seen perspective includes skeletons, muscles, organs, circulatory systems, and more! Ask Davis about the plastination process used to create all the animals and get ready to dive beneath the skin.

Showtime: 1:00pm
Location: Facebook LiveFree

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Contact Calgary Arts Development’s communications team at 403.264.5330 ext. 211 or by email at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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