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A collage of some of the performers in Almighty Voices

Almighty Voices

Tom Jackson is rallying fellow artists to aid peers with the launch of a new weekly digital variety series, Almighty Voices. The first of 36 artists featured include Susan Aglukark, Chantal Kreviazuk, Cynthia Dale, Beverley Mahood, Sarah Slean, Measha Brueggergosman, Myles Goodwyn, and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings!

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Location: YouTube LiveFree
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Everyday Heroes @ Home

StoryBook Theatre is thrilled to bring families and young people together for a daily online talk show hosted by local talent. Geared towards all those young people and their families who love musical theatre and are stuck at home looking for a little escape, tune in Monday through Friday at 2:00pm.

Showtime: 2:00pm
Location: Facebook LiveFree
Anna Gustafsons' Object Lessons in the Esker Foundation Project Space

Object Lessons

Anna Gustafson enshrouds discarded appliances in old, white linen—a manner historically used by many cultures to prepare the dead for burial. Presented in partnership with The New Gallery, see it in the Esker Foundation’s Project Space and register for an artist talk.

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Story Calls

Storytelling Alberta is offering a diversion from your pandemic woes. Its talented storytellers will tell five- to 10-minute stories by phone for free. Send your name, phone number, email address, type of story you’d like to hear to hear as well as your date and time preferences to storytellingalberta@gmail.com.

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Location: Via PhoneFree
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Spring Art Show & Sale

Purchase local art from the comfort of your home, the Federation of Canadian Artists’ spring art show and sale has now shifted online. Items in this show may be available for purchase, click on the item to view additional details and to add the item to your cart to start the purchase process. Shop early for the best selection.

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Location: OnlineFree
A promo photo of Mariel Buckley

Mariel Buckley

Enjoy a livestream performance by local songwriter, Mariel Buckley. Buckley’s spectacular sophomore full-length album, Driving In The Dark, delivers on the promise of her previous album, Motorhome, as she plants her flag firmly as a songwriter who’s here for the long haul. Don’t miss this #CanadaPerforms performance.

Showtime: 1:00pm
Location: Facebook LiveFree
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

S.K. Wellington’s music sits in the perfect pocket of indie, folk, pop, and rock. She strives to produce songs that are diverse, compelling, and that challenge people’s experiences. A live streaming performance, join Stagehand for this series.

Showtime: 2:00pm
Location: Facebook LiveTip Your Performer
A person slouches in a chair in a performance piece

Women Appear (and sometimes they learn how to disappear)

Based on a piece Julianne Chapple first performed by bringing a corner of their living room into a theatre, the approximately 60-minute performance utilizes written text, slow movements, and a soundtrack of the greatest hits from 1972.⁣

Showtime: 8:00pm
Location: Vimeo LiveFree
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Flint & Feather

This Facebook Live concert is a fundraiser for musicians with children affected by COVID-19. Tune in and share with other families this great opportunity to reconnect with others in an intimate and creative way. No donations are necessary and it’s going to be a great opportunity to reconnect with others in an intimate and creative way.

Showtime: 3:00pm
Location: Facebook LiveFree
A promo photo of Crystal McGrath

Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

Crystal McGrath is a country recording artist and songwriter from Calgary. She has opened for George Canyon, Aaron Pritchett, and you can catch her live online thanks to Stagehand. This live performance comes to you straight from McGrath’s home.

Showtime: 2:00pm
Location: Facebook LiveTip Your Performer
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Live from Spark in Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

Tune in for Live from TELUS Spark! This rarely seen perspective includes skeletons, muscles, organs, circulatory systems, and more! Ask Davis about the plastination process used to create all the animals and get ready to dive beneath the skin.

Showtime: 1:00pm
Location: Facebook LiveFree
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The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions

Performers involved in the next round of virtual sessions are Michela Sheedy, Jake Mathews, Ty Baynton, and Megan Dawson. These talented musicians will be performing original songs and sharing the stories behind them. It’s a pretty magical hour, trust us!

Showtime: 2:00pm
Location: Facebook LiveTip Your Performer
A performer ons stage

Real Talk Artist Salon

Artists often receive disclosures at work and this salon helps handling those situations if they come up. This salon is for anyone interested in learning how to recognize domestic violence, understand its impact on an individual and the community, and develop comfort in responding to domestic violence disclosures.

Showtime: 1:30pm
Location: Facebook LiveFree
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Wordfest Online Happy Hour

Join Wordfest for a happy hour event with Yukon-based journalist Eva Holland to celebrate her new book Nerve: A Personal Journey Through The Science of Fear. Pour yourself one of your favourite libations and tune into this conversation hosted by Christina Frangou.

Showtime: 5:30pm
Location: Facebook LiveFree
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Ellen Doty

Joined by Devin Hart on piano and Peter Hendrickson on drums (at a safe distance of course), #CanadaPerforms presents local songstress Ellen Doty. Don’t miss this 60-minute Facebook Live concert part of the Facebook-National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists online series. It’s going to be a good one so be sure to tune in.

Showtime: 7:00pm
Location: Facebook LiveFree
A graphic for Wordfest Online Happy Hour with Vivek Shraya

Wordfest Online Happy Hour

Join in for Wordfest’s third happy hour conversation—this time including a special musical performance by the multitalented Vivek Shraya. Learn about her new book The Subtweet, pour yourself your favourite libation, and tune in. You don’t even need a Facebook account to watch.

Showtime: 5:30pm
Location: Facebook LiveFree
A graphic for Utopia Cabaret: Artists Prophesize The Future

Utopia Cabaret: Artists Prophesize The Future

Artists have been some of the hardest impacted by COVID-19 and at the same time are keeping the masses entertained while engaging in critical discussions. This evening of multidisciplinary performance art showcases artists attempting to envision a future in the era of self-isolation.

Showtime: 7:00pm
Location: Facebook LiveFree
Visitors explore a gallery at Glenbow during Free First Thursday Nights

Free First Thursday Nights

Glenbow is a place for everyone. Thanks to a partnership with Servus Credit Union, this popular free evening at the museum returns for 2020. Committed to expanding the reach and impact of art and culture in our community, be sure to swing by—it’s a great chance to explore!

Showtime: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)Free
Visitors explore a gallery at Glenbow during Free First Thursday Nights

Free First Thursday Nights

Glenbow is a place for everyone. Thanks to a partnership with Servus Credit Union, this popular free evening at the museum returns for 2020. Committed to expanding the reach and impact of art and culture in our community, be sure to swing by—it’s a great chance to explore!

Showtime: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Glenbow (130 9th 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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