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The Social Distancing Festival

The Social Distancing Festival is an online community made to celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists who have been affected COVID-19 shutdowns. Run by Nick Green in Toronto, it includes a calendar of live-streams from around the world—there are even local groups.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
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#CanadaPerforms is a short-term relief fund launched by Facebook Canada and the National Arts Centre to help ease the financial strain for Canadian artists and authors impacted by COVID-19. Each day sees multiple streams to check out and local artists include Ellen Doty and Mariel Buckley. Don’t miss it.

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Location: Facebook LiveFree
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Quarantine International Film Festival

Created by two local filmmakers, this international film festival is dedicated to you and your spare time during the COVID-19 pandemic. With a top 40 playlist now available, check out the best films exploring the theme Bear/Bare. Go see what these creatives have accomplished.

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Location: YouTubeFree
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The Great YYC Staycation

Rediscover Calgary’s iconic treasures and explore its hidden gems at the biggest ever city-wide staycation scavenger hunt! It’s your chance to explore Calgary through the eyes of a tourist—discover new places, revisit iconic landmarks, uncover the city’s history, and make new memories. Check it out!

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary
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Calgary Pride Festival

Leading up to and during the 30th anniversary of Calgary Pride week, watch performances from Canada’s best and brightest LGBTQ2S+ artists, diversity workshops, community newscasts, and interviews, all free to the public. Viewers can even comment and meet with one another from a safe distance.

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
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Fiesta Filipino

Fiesta Filipino offers the biggest, most exciting, and most colourful celebration of multiculturalism and diversity in Alberta. A wonderful gathering of food, music, dance, cultural showcase, and craft booths, Fiesta Filipino is a multi-genre delight which also provides a platform for artists and groups.

Showtime: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Olympic Plaza (228 8th Ave. SE)Free


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

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