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One Yellow Rabbit's 34th Annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary's International Festival of the Arts

High Performance Rodeo

One Yellow Rabbit’s 34th Annual 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
A photo promoting the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Catch some of the best new mountain films as the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Calgary. With two programs of short films sharing inspirational tales and high adrenaline, it’s well worth checking out. Be sure to grab your tickets fast.

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Location: Various Venues$25 - $29
A promo photo for Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' Juliet & Romeo

Juliet & Romeo

A limited run following a cross-Canada tour, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks remounts its 2017 hit that re-imagines the famous story about two star-crossed lovers. With live music and dance in true DJD style, this performance is part of the 34th annual High Performance Rodeo.

JD Derbyshire in Certified

Certified

Comedian and certified insane person JD Derbyshire turns the audience into a mental health review board to help determine their sanity. Join the irreverent fun of this hilarious and heart-aching journey through the mental health system at the High Performance Rodeo.

The cast of Major Matt Mason Collective's Premium Content

Premium Content

Premium Content is a play about art, consent, polyamory, and the internet. It’s a play about boundaries: In relationships, in art, and the grey space where they converge. In an age where you can access anything online, how do you know what is truly good and what is truly bad? Find out at the High Performance Rodeo.

Showtimes Vary
Location: The Grand (608 1st St. SW)$15 - $40
A promo image for Queer Blind Date

Queer Blind Date

This fast and funny fusion of improv, theatre, and clown takes a long-requested journey into queer romance to welcome an ever-expanding community of romantic heroes that will have you falling in love again and again. This smash-hit returns to the High Performance Rodeo, with a twist!

Louise Casemore with playwright Vern Thiessen

Gemini

Created with interviews, blurry mornings, and over a decade of experience in the service industry, Gemini brings together Louise Casemore and Vern Thiessen for a comedic exploration of the relationships forged on both sides of the bar. See it at the High Performance Rodeo.

The cast of Tlakentli on stage

Tlakentli

In the heart of America, the language of the bodies follows a tortuous path. In a performance midway between dance and theatre, two Indigenous artists from Mexico share their quest for identity by drawing on their cultures and the history of their ancestors. Be sure to catch it at the High Performance Rodeo.

Showtimes Vary
Location: The Grand (608 1st St. SW)$15 - $30
A graphic for the BIG Winter Classic

BIG Winter Classic

Born out of an idea to celebrate Calgary year-round, not just in the warm summer months, this festival brings together a killer musical lineup. In 2020, look for performances from Ezra Furman, Bully, I Am The Mountain, Wares, Weaves, and many more. Don’t miss this four-day winter wonderland weekend.

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary
A graphic for In Focus Workshops at the High Performance Rodeo

Brave Space

How do you create space for you to both be heard and give space for others to be heard? This is an In Focus Workshops for all of us to be together—talking, reflecting, connecting, making agreements, and taking risks to make the change.

Showtime: 1:00pm
Location: Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)Free
A graphic for PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival

PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival

A unique three-day event, this festival celebrates the critical innovation and creativity present in the media arts community. See screenings, installations, and live performances as amazing local, national, and international artists are showcased.

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary
A poster for the 2020 Exposure Photography Festival

Exposure Photography Festival Launch Weekend

A weekend of activities celebrating the festival, see the exhibitions on show at Contemporary Calgary, the Festival HQ, attend the after party at Last Best Brewing, and check out the portfolio review. It’s a fantastic way to explore the lineup.

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary

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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