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A still from the teaser for the film Istotsi — The Land We Live On

Istotsi

Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society brought together eight artists to immerse themselves in creation inspired by the land we call Calgary. They wrote, listened, danced, and played together under the guidance of a cadre of veteran artists and Treaty 7 Knowledge Keepers to create this collage of short films.

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Location: Fort Calgary (750 9th Ave. SE)$5 - $15
A painting of bracelet by Yu Chen

Meditation

The Alberta Society of Artists is proud to present Meditation, a solo show that features paintings of Buddhist bracelets by Yu Chen. Buddhist bracelets emphasize virtue and positive energy and represent the aspiration of people to live better lives. Make sure to check it out!

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Asian Roots Trio

The Alberta Society of Artists presents a group show featuring Yu Chen, Ken Richardson and Noah Richardson. These three artists have come together to create this exhibition which aims to display the beauty of Asian history, show pride in their Asian roots, and build cross-cultural understanding.

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Seasons End Liquidation Shop

Seasons End Liquidation Shop is a variety store, celebratory funeral, and ritual ending of part of Teresa Tam’s artistic practice. It is intended to consider many of the items used in Tam’s previous projects since 2013 and all connect thematically to the concept of various kinds of shops.

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Location: Esker Foundation (4th Floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)Free
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Connections

For the past decade, Ruberto Ostberg Gallery has been hosting Connections, an annual juried exhibition to connect artists to each other and the greater community. This approachable exhibition showcases a diverse range of artistic styles and mediums. Make sure to check it out!

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Location: Ruberto Ostberg Gallery (2108 18th St. NW)Free
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Live Music Saturdays

Your Saturday Soundtrack! Enjoy unique rum-based cocktails and live music ranging from easy-listening to country to covers on Saturday Nights at Romero Distilling Co. featuring artist Earl Morgan, River Poets, Jim Baxter and more! Capacity is limited, so reserve your seat today!

Showtime: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Romero Distilling (300, 688 Heritage Dr. SE)No Cover
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Our Stories, Our Voices, Our Ways

Curated by Morgan Black, AJ Kluck, and Stephanie One Spot, The Lodgepole Center’s Aawaatkamooksi Peer Mentorship Program at Alberta University of the Arts brings together Indigenous artists for a visual arts exhibition. Our Stories, Our Voices, Our Ways is an opportunity for Indigenous artists to share their stories.

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Location: Fort Calgary (750 9th Ave. SE)With Admission
Image of obert Houle's Red is Beautiful, 1970. Acrylic on canva

Red is Beautiful

Robert Houle: Red is Beautiful consists of large installations, paintings and drawings created between 1970 and 2021. Themes in the exhibition include sacred geometry, the spiritual legacy of the ancient Ones, beyond history painting, the aesthetics of disappearance, residential school years, and sovereignty. Make sure to check it out!

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Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)With Admission
Image of Chris Curreri's The Ventriloquist (2019), silicone, resin, fabric.

That, There, It

Working across photography and sculpture, Chris Curreri presents an expansive exhibition with works produced over the last decade, including a newly created large-scale installation. It explores bodily porousness as a form of vulnerability. To be a body is to be penetrated. Check it out at Contemporary Calgary!

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Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)With Admission
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ArtsXpeditions

ArtsXpeditions is back – bringing live concerts and performances to communities around Calgary all summer long. These pop-up performances span genres, ages, and all four quadrants of the City of Calgary. Make sure to check out a show in a community near you!

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Location: Various VenuesFree
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Salsa on the Street

It’s time to turn up the heat and get dancing at this weekly Friday event where local dance instructors, DJs, bands, food trucks, and Latin music and culture lovers get together to dance and sing. Make sure to check out this free outdoor event!

Showtime: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: Century Gardens Park (826 8th St SW)Free
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Museum of Failure

The worldwide touring exhibit, The Museum of Failure (MOX), is coming to Canada for the very first time! This immersive walk-through exhibition showcases a collection of over 130 failed innovations from major brands, including Apple, Amazon, Nintendo, and more. Don’t miss it!

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Location: Southcentre Mall (100 Anderson Rd. SE)$21.93 - $28.11
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Forever Plaid

Singing in close harmony, squabbling, and executing their outlandish choreography with overzealous precision, the Plaids deliver beloved songs and delightful patter that will keep you rolling in the aisles when you’re not humming along to great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s.

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Location: Stage West Calgary (727 42nd Ave. SE)Prices Vary
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Western Art Show

Dust off your cowboy hat and boots! Artpoint Gallery & Studios Society’s summer group show features western-themed works from Artpoint artists and fibre art from the Heritage Weavers & Spinners Guild of Calgary. Check out the show during their gallery hours on Saturdays!

Showtime: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Artpoint Gallery & Studios Society (1038 17th Ave. SE)Free
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Live Music in the Plaza

Heritage Park is back with another summer of much-needed free summer concerts. Every Wednesday, enjoy some of the best emerging acts the local music scene has to offer. The show goes on rain or shine. Make sure to check it out!

Showtime: 6:00pm
Location: Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Dr. SW)Free
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Chandelier Club Burlesque

Welcome to The Chandelier Club! Nestled inside Inglewood’s hottest cocktail lounge, The Attic Bar & Stage, join them as their effortlessly glamorous burlesque artists weave through the audience in this immersive performance every second Wednesday of the month. Grab your tickets now for this 18+ event!

Showtime: 8:00pm
Location: The Attic (1413 9th Ave. SE)$10
Image of cyanotype from Echo on the Landing by Sonya Filman

Echo on The Landing

Echo on The Landing by Sonya Filman contends with the death of Filman’s grandparents. Suspended cyanotypes are intertwined with wavering images of Filman’s grandparents’ possessions, revealing grief and the desire to hold time still. Catch it on view in The New Gallery’s Main Space window.

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Location: The New Gallery (208 Centre St. SE)Free
Image of artwork titled Divine Feminine by Zoe Buckskin

Divine Feminine

As part of a rotating exhibition of artworks that feature connections to the land, Divine Feminine features sculpture, watercolour and acrylic painting by Zoe Buckskin, Kainai First Nation; Native Tiktok by Kelsey Twoyoungmen, Stoney Nakoda First Nation; Digital art by Hali Heavy Shield, Kainai First Nation.

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Location: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (425 9th Ave. SE)Free

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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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