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Image of artwork by Kablusiak as part of party city (where you belong)

Party City (where you belong)

Kablusiak’s multifaceted exhibition Party City (where you belong) celebrates nostalgia, novelty and the multiple. This new body of work is campy and subversive yet also sentimental, revolving around the allure and unknowns of the convenience store staple Surprise Bag. Make sure to check it out!

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Location: Norberg Hall (333b 36th Ave. SE)Free
Image of artwork by MARCIA HARRIS as part of Escaping Urban

Escaping Urban

Marcia Harris’ solo exhibition Escaping Urban is a body of work that merges two strong influences found in her work urban landscape and plein air. Her paintings evoke a familiar nostalgia reminiscent of favourite road trips through her lush handling of paint and bold use of colour.

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

Memories often change and, like dreams, can reveal unexpected subconscious realities. Do dreams reflect memories? Do dreams influence memories? A number of Alberta artists examine this topic from their own unique perspectives in this group exhibition presented by the Alberta Society of Artists.

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Location: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 14th Ave. NW)Free
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The Beyond Within

The Beyond Within is an exhibition of recent work by Toronto-based artist Annie MacDonell, exploring feminist conceptions of everyday as a basis for political engagement with the world. Bringing together a series of video installations and photographic works, the exhibition proposes personal and political reorientation strategies.

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Real Time

Fluevog Calgary’s current exhibition Real Time by Calgary Artist Diane McGeachy, is comprised of a series of paintings and ceramics created over this past year. McGeachy’s paintings take cues from recently employed mural painting styles and good time spent outdoors. All works are available for sale!

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Location: John Fluevog Shoes Calgary (207 8th Ave. SW)Free
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Seeing Through Layers

Seeing Through Layers is a new art exhibition by Karyn Joy Williams and Knicki Markolf. Through their different mediums of glass and paint, they have created highly detailed work rooted in the message that all things are connected. Make sure to check it out!

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Location: Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW)Free
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Uramado AR Tanukis Awake

Travel into a mysterious and colourful universe with this Augmented Reality (AR) exhibition created by French-Japanese Artist Julie Stephen Chheng, which has travelled around the world. On different levels of cSPACE, you will find Tanukis (spirits of the forest) of all sizes. Don’t miss it!

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Location: cSpace King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)Free
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La fascination du passage

Native of Burgundy, talented French photographer Alexandra Laurent shares her passion for photography in subtle shots that evoke the passage of both time and space. Discover an exhibition of her work presented by Alliance Française of Calgary at cSPACE. Don’t miss it!

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Location: cSpace King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)Free
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High Performance Rodeo

One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo offers the chance to watch touring performances from across Canada, acclaimed international shows, and new and experimental work from artists here in Calgary! The programming is always bold, cutting-edge, funny, frank, and full of heart. Don’t miss it!

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary
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Old/New/Borrowed/Blue

As part of the 37th annual High Performance Rodeo Decidedly Jazz’s Old/New/Borrowed/Blue features some favourites from their repertoire, new works by alumna Sarisa F. de Toledo and current DJD company member Sabrina Naz Comanescu, and a borrowed piece by contemporary dance artist Marie France Forcier.

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Exposure Photography Festival

Exposure 2023 exhibition programme has over 30 shows that display a wide range of narratives, subjects, practices, and explorations of the photographic medium. Check out an exciting and diverse programme of group and solo exhibitions and diverse curatorial themes that audiences can engage with!

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Location: Various VenuesFree
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Electric Winter Nights

Electric Winter Nights returns to The Palace Theatre with excellent bands, including new and returning favourites, throughout January on select evenings. Performers include Marauda, Lil Texas, Delta Heavy, Alpha 9, and more. All shows are for audiences aged 18+. Grab your tickets!

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BIG Winter Classic

BIG Winter Classic was born from an idea to celebrate Calgary year-round, not just in the fleeting summer months. Arts, music local beer and YOU collide at BIG Winter Classic for a four-day winter wonderland weekend. Check out the schedule and purchase your single-day and weekend passes!

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary
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Migrant Dreams

Join Contemporary Calgary for their January edition of the Perspective Film Series. This month’s perspective highlights a group of migrant women farm workers who dare to resist the systemic oppression and exploitation from their brokers, employers and the Canadian government in small-town Leamington, Ontario.

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Mariya Stokes

If Kacey Musgraves and Meghan Trainor had a country-soul love child, the result would be Calgary-based country artist Mariya Stokes. Known for her quick wit, quirky sense of humour, and signature retro style, – don’t miss Country Music Alberta’s two-time reigning Female Artist of the Year!

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Chinook Blast

Experience the magic of Chinook Blast, Calgary’s winter festival celebration. Chinook Blast warms up our city with a celebration of community, culture, and civic pride. The best of Calgary’s art, music, theatre, sport and recreation will be on display. Don’t miss it!  

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary

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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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