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Kablusiak's depiction of northern lights

mitaaqtuaqtunga

mitaaqtuaqtunga (no translation provided) welcomes viewers into an intimate, vulnerable offering of Inuit knowledge sharing. Through an interview with their mother, Inuvialuk artist Kablusiak imparts an ancient story passed down through their family over generations. Make sure to check it out!

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Location: The Bows (2001B 10th Ave. SW)Free
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Human Capital

Human Capital presents work that offers insight into the impact of Canada’s immigration policies and history: how it treats humans as capital, and the role it plays in shaping the complex and contested formation of a Canadian identity. Make sure to check it out!

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Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)With Admission
A promo image for Chitra Ganesh Astral Dance exhibition at Contemporary Calgary

Astral Dance

Contemporary Calgary presents Astral Dance, the first solo exhibition of works by Chitra Ganesh in Canada, and a significant survey of her practice spanning more than twenty years. Ganesh delivers fantastic, dreamlike worlds where the past, present and future are merged into new, speculative propositions.

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Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)With Admission
Image of an open "magical" book with particles floating out of it

Story Time at Heritage Park

On Wednesdays, treat your little ones to a storytelling session at Calgary’s Heritage Park! Nestle in at various sites throughout the Historical Village as their engaging volunteers share familiar classics and modern favourites. Following storytime, jump into action with movement activities and leave with take-home crafts!

Showtime: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Dr. SW)$4.95 - $9.95
Image of Respect and Honour by Gordon Wesley. Oil on canvas.

Stories from the Yethka

As part of a rotating exhibition of artworks that feature connections to the land, Gordon Wesley, a proud Nakoda Stoney from the Bighorn Reserve, brings the life of the wild into the still picture serving as memories of his wildlife experiences. Be sure to check out this exhibition!

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Location: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (425 9th Ave. SE)Free
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Before It’s Gone

Composed of an acrylic paintings by Deborah Lougheed Sinclair depicting the wildflowers of the Canadian Rockies; this exhibition is a celebration of the beauty and diversity of our fragile ecosystems and a warning about the dramatic impacts of human activity and significant climate change.    

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Location: ASA Gallery, Crossroads Art Centre (1235 26th Ave. SE)Free
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Community Family Drumming Circle

Every other Saturday morning, check out a Community Family Drumming Circle, an opportunity for families with children up to 12 years old to immerse themselves in the rhythms and energies of drumming, storytelling and sharing that reflects traditional ways of connecting spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially. Registration required.

Showtime: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Tawaw West (2340 1 Ave. NW)Free
Zoolights at the Calgary Zoo

Zoolights

Calgary’s award-winning, magical holiday tradition will be glowing for seven weeks of festive family-friendly fun. Enjoy all the magic of Zoolights while supporting wildlife conservation – it’s a win-win! This year, you can also rent their brand-new snow globes for a private experience.

Showtime: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Calgary Zoo (1300 Zoo Rd. NE)$14.95 - $21.95
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Laugh Loft

Squeeze that last drop of the weekend on Sundays at Laugh Loft! Hosted by Victoria Banner & Karla Marx, Laugh Loft is Calgary’s newest curated Sunday night stand-up comedy show, bringing the fresh fun feel of a hip LA alternative comedy show right to the heart of Inglewood.

Showtime: 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Location: The Attic Bar & Stage (1413 9th Ave. SE)$10
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Christmas in Kensington

Jingle all the way to Kensington on Saturdays for the Kensington BIA’s annual Christmas in Kensington activations, a celebration of the holidays and all of its festivities. Santa Claus, sleigh rides, games, fire pits, live entertainment and complimentary coffee from Deville. Yule be sorry to miss this one.  

Showtime: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Kensington (Kensington Rd. & 10th St. NW)Free
Image of kids throwing snow in front of a sign that reads JOY

Once Upon A Christmas

Once Upon A Christmas is one of Calgary’s most iconic holiday events, with hands-on activities and entertainment sure to delight guests of all ages, including choir performances, holiday storytime, crafts, Christmas theatre and much more. Head over to get your fix of wholesome holiday cheer!

Showtime: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Dr. SW)$14.95 - $19.95
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Winter Fundraiser

Alberta Society of Artists online winter fundraiser is your opportunity to support that goal by purchasing a beautiful small artwork made by an Alberta artist. These make lovely gifts for that hard-to-shop-for person, and you can do it from the comfort of your own home.  

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Location: Explore onlineFree
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Home for the Holidays

When a flight from Orlando to Calgary gets grounded on Christmas Eve, it leaves four strangers stranded together in the airport. Ella is a Christmas enthusiast who insists on making friends with everyone and hosting an airport Christmas. Check out this Lunchbox Theatre original production!

An example of artwork from Jeweliyana Reece's first solo show: Nature 'n Nurture

Nature n’ Nurture

Framed on Fifth presents Jeweliyana Reece’s first solo show Nature ‘n Nurture, inspired by all the beautiful nature right outside our doors in YYC area. Featuring paintings and glass art, it’s a show not to be missed!

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Location: Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW)Free
Image of The Immsersive Nutcracker on display

The Immersive Nutcracker

Immersive Nutcracker is an experiential retelling of a young girl’s magical Christmas Eve journey, all surrounding the audience in 360-degree, three-dimensional splendour. This joyful 30-minute immersive experience is an ideal family outing and introduces kids to the art of ballet and the captivating storytelling that often accompanies it.

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After Breaking Group Show

Insatiable aesthetic pleasure, using scientific theory in dialogue and collecting, are all tackled in After Breaking – Do Things Matter, a group exhibition featuring 19 emerging artists, After Breaking deconstructs the vast concept of aesthetics into a tangible, affective experience for guests visiting the show.

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Location: Christine Klassen Gallery (321 50th Ave. SE)Free

Questions?

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

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