Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Theatre Dance Music Film & Media Visual Art Literary Festival Promotion Free Music Cap the season with the ever-popular Salute to Vienna with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra | Photo: Chris Lee Nov. 14, 2019 Holiday Performances Get into the spirit and take the time to see a show or two this season Amy Jo Espetveidt Location Various Venues Price Prices Vary The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us and it’s important to take a moment out for yourself, so go see a show. There is always a plethora of concerts and theatrical favourites to choose from and many have a holiday theme. Read on to find out what we’re hitting up between now and New Year’s Day. A Christmas Story Until December 22, 2019 Opera House, Rosebud Theatre (106 Martin Avenue, Rosebud) $54 – $84 Go for a cruise and check out this fantastic Christmas tale from Rosebud Theatre. Based on the classic film, this throwback to the 1950s Christmas comes with all the old-fashioned family fun and fixings. rosebudtheatre.com Murder Under the Mistletoe November 14, 21 & 28, 2019 Fort Calgary (750 9th Ave. SE) $85 It’s a busy time of year for florist Holly—especially when an escaped elf takes refuge in her shop. Created and performed by Pegasus Performances, these murder mystery dinners are interactive evenings featuring fabulous food and entertainment that are sure to have you laughing all night long. showpass.com Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker November 15, 2019, 7:00pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $45 – $186.75 Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. artscommons.ca The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe November 19 – December 29, 2019 Martha Cohen Theatre, Arts Commons (215 8th Ave. SE) $30 – $75 Helped along by the fawn, Mr. Tumnus, the friendly Beaver family, and a forest of talking animals, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy take centre stage in the struggle to free Narnia from the forces of the White Witch. Don’t miss this holiday show from Alberta Theatre Projects. albertatheatreprojects.com Christmas with Nuela Charles November 21, 2019, 7:00 – 9:30pm Knox United Church (506 4th St. SW) $40 – $50 Nuela Charles is an alternative soul singer and songwriter known for her soulful vocals and captivating stage presence. Opening this seasonal treat is award winning Calgarian Kate Stevens. Support The Mustard Seed while you enjoy an exhilarating evening of live music. eventbrite.ca Last Christmas November 23 – December 21, 2019 Lunchbox Theatre (160, 115 9th Ave. SW) $25 This heartwarming comedy from Lunchbox Theatre offers a contemporary look at the joys and challenges of the season, and reminds us that family just might be the greatest gift of all. Get into the holiday spirit with Last Christmas. lunchboxtheatre.com I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas November 23 – December 24, 2019 Stage West Calgary (727 42nd Ave. SE) $36 – $42 Sarah loves Christmas. It’s her favourite holiday of the year. But when her parents decide to take a vacation for Christmas instead of staying at home, Sarah asks for the most outrageous thing she can think of—a hippopotamus! stagewestcalgary.com MASS ENERGY Choral Concert November 27, 2019, 12:10 – 12:50pm Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE) Free admission This concert brings together three of Calgary’s oil patch choirs for a Christmas themed performance. Featuring both individual performances as well as a MASS combined-choirs finale, bring your singing voice and join in! proartssociety.ca Sounds of the Season: On The Road November 27, 28, December 3, 18 & 19, 2019 Various venues $25 – $35 This show hits the road for community performances, celebrating the sounds of the season with a selection of sacred and secular holiday favourites. Bring your friends and family for a festive evening with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. calgaryphil.com A Christmas Carol November 28 – December 28, 2019 Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons (240 9th Ave. SE) Prices vary It’s a frigid Christmas Eve and with a heart as cold as the freezing London winter, Ebenezer Scrooge is paid a visit from the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Don’t miss this brand-new adaptation at Theatre Calgary. theatrecalgary.com Christmas Caravan November 29, 2019, 7:30pm Southwood United Church (10690 Elbow Dr. SW) $25 – $30 Hear Sultans of String’s acclaimed world music tapestry as vocalist Rebecca Campbell and special guests join in the fun for this musical Christmas show. Christmas Caravan takes listeners on a world music tour! fishcreekconcerts.com The Enchanted Toy Shop November 29 & 30, 2019 DJD Dance Centre (111 12th Ave. SE) $12 – $20 Alberta Dance Theatre’s company of young dancers explore the world of Mrs. Goody’s Enchanted Toy Shop. With toy soldiers, slinkies, and dolls that come to life at midnight, audiences are sure to be delighted by this holiday show. albertadancetheatre.com Holiday Pops with Rune + Jens November 29 & 30, 2019, 7:30pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $30 – $90 Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Rune Bergmann and world-renowned trumpeter Jens Lindemann swing in the holiday season with this fun and festive performance. calgaryphil.com Junior Claus November 29 – December 22, 2019 The Studio at Vertigo Theatre (115 9th Ave. SE) $23 – $28 The only son of Santa and Mrs. Claus, Junior is reluctant to take over the family business. With a tuneful score and a cast of beloved Christmas characters old and new, Junior Claus is a comedic holiday adventure for the whole family. storybooktheatre.org Charlie Brown’s Christmas with Jerry Granelli November 30, 2019, 4:00pm Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University (18 Mount Royal Circle SW) $18 – $36 San Francisco-born drummer Jerry Granelli was a fixture on the Bay Area hard bop scene and was known for his psychedelic sessions for such luminaries as Sly Stone in the 1960s. In 1965, pianist Vince Guaraldi was commissioned to write the music for an animated half-hour Christmas special featuring characters from Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts. The sole, surviving member of the original recording group, Granelli revisits the now legendary session. calgaryfolkfest.com Winter Chill November 30, 2019, 9:00pm The Grand (608 1st St. SW) $25 – $30 Featuring the neo-soul and jazz stylings of Haven Vanguard and the dreamy pop sound of Selci, Winter Chill is one for the sensual, the soulful, and the artful. Lean into that cool blue with a whole evening of warm company, a portion of the proceeds go to Inn From The Cold. facebook.com Calgary Carol Festival November 30 – December 2, 2019 Knox United Church (506 4th St. SW) By donation for the Calgary Food Bank Head to Knox United Church for three nights of carol singing from Calgary’s best choirs including a sing-along with choir and organ. Non-perishable food items or a cash donation for the Calgary Food Bank is welcomed for admission and seating is on a first-come first-served basis. kxcalgary.com The Huron Carole December 1, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00pm The Grand (608 1st St. SW) $25 – $50 Tom Jackson’s The Huron Carole is a seasonal music tradition spanning three decades touring from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Award-winning musicians Tom McKillip, Darryl Havers, John MacArthur Ellis, Kirby Barber, and Chris Nordquist join Jackson onstage for this special cultural celebration from Making Treaty 7. showpass.com Big Hank’s Tribute to the Blues Songs of Christmas December 1, 2019, 8:00 – 11:00pm King Eddy, National Music Centre (438 9th Ave. SE) $25 – $35 Victoria’s swing kings present a night of blues and R&B holiday tunes from the 1950s through the 1960s. Featuring music by BB King, Louis Jordan, Eric Clapton, Big Joe Turner, Charles Brown, and more, you won’t want to miss it. facebook.com Spotlight at the Eddy December 2, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30pm King Eddy, National Music Centre (438 9th Ave. SE) No cover Sing, dance, and be merry at the holiday special of Theatre Calgary’s Spotlight at the Eddy. Get in the festive spirit with local artists performing a mix of holiday classics and songs inspired by the season—it’s going to be a fantastic evening. facebook.com West Island College Winter Concert December 3, 2019, 7:00pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $11 A premier, independent, post-secondary preparatory school located in Southeast Calgary, hear what the students have learned this semester at the West Island College winter concert. artscommons.ca The Huron Carole December 3, 2019, 7:30pm Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University (18 Mount Royal Circle SW) $55 – $100 Hear Tom Jackson’s smooth baritone fill the Bella Concert Hall as he brings The Huron Carole concert series to Calgary in support of Alpha House. A seasonal music tradition spanning three decades, touring from coast-to-coast-to-coast, each concert raises funds for local food banks and social service agencies. tickets.mru.ca Cut-Throat Christmas December 4, 11 & 18, 2019, 6:00 – 10:00pm Fort Calgary (750 9th Ave. SE) $85 Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at Fort Calgary is an interactive evening featuring fabulous food and entertainment that will have you laughing all night long. You’ll interact with the actors all while enjoying a locally sourced dinner buffet. showpass.com Naughty… but Nice: Six in the City December 5 – 22, 2019 Lunchbox Theatre (160, 115 9th Ave. SE) $15 – $35 Forte Musical Theatre’s sweet but risqué holiday celebration features a hit parade of favourites from the past and a smattering of new tunes. Naughty… but Nice should be on your must-see list each season! lunchboxtheatre.com Handel’s Messiah December 6 & 7, 2019, 7:30pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $25 – $85 Jeannette Sorrell has built an international reputation as a force in the reawakening demand for early music. Sorrell conducts this quintessential holiday classic alongside the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and hand-picked soloists. calgaryphil.com A Cowtown Christmas December 6 – 8, 2019 Studio Theatre, cSPACE Kind Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) $20 – $30 Cowtown Opera’s annual celebration of the holidays is back, so be sure to join the Cowtown family for musical merriment, holiday hi-jinks, and seasonal sing-alongs. showpass.com Christmas at the Opera December 6 – 8, 2019 Mamdani Opera Centre (1315 7th St. SW) $45 Celebrate Christmas with a heartwarming one-act family opera about a young boy who meets three kings on their way to bring presents to the baby Jesus and learns that the act of giving is sometimes its own gift. Don’t miss Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl & the Night Visitors. calgaryopera.com The Nutcracker December 6 – 8, 2019 University Theatre, University of Calgary (230 University Court NW) $15 – $49 The Nutcracker is one of classical dance’s most loved and popular ballets. The story of Clara, her nutcracker prince who comes to life, and the magical land of sweets, join Jeunesse Classique Ballet Society for the perfect introduction to ballet. jcbs.ca Miracle on 34th Street December 6 – 14, 2019 Pumphouse Theatre (2140 Pumphouse Ave. SW) $18 – $23 When Kris Kringle, a nice old man gets a job working as a Christmas Santa at Macy’s, his honest and generous spirit unleashes waves of good will throughout New York City, and a hint of magic in the heart of a very practical little girl. Join Morpheus Theatre for this seasonal favourite. morpheustheatre.ca Our Christmas Stories December 7, 2019, 2:00 & 7:00pm McDougall United Church (8516 Athabasca St. SE) $20 Western Hospitality Singers celebrate the holiday season with performances by their chorus and quartets. The concert also welcomes a Christmas chorus of guest singers, the Chinook Winds Show Chorus, and the wonderful Sweet Adelines Chorus. Youth 14 and under are admitted free. sing4fun.ca Christmas in Rome December 7, 2019, 8:00pm Knox United Church (506 4th St. SW) $15 – $28 The Festival Chorus welcomes you to attend the first concert in its 61st season, the sixth instalment in its travelogue-themed concerts. This holiday concert features music composed for and in the eternal city including Ottorino Respighi’s melodic and appealing Laud to the Nativity of the Lord. showpass.com My Kind of Christmas December 7, 2019, 8:00pm Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 14th Ave. NW) $39.50 – $89.50 Award-winning Canadian recording artist Johnny Reid brings his holiday show to Calgary with special guest, Sierra Noble. My Kind of Christmas is the perfect chance to get into the seasonal spirit with a night of favourites new and old. Don’t miss this national tour on its local stop. facebook.com Silver Balls December 7 & 8, 2019 DJD Dance Centre (111 12th Ave. SE) $15 – $25 A special concert celebrating 25 years as Calgary’s inclusive men’s choir, Silver Balls honours the group’s history with favourite seasonal and not-so-seasonal songs from past years. Under the direction of Malcolm Edwards, grab your tickets to hear a little bit of everything. calgarymenschorus.com Winter Fantasia December 8, 2019, 2:00pm Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University (4825 Mount Royal Gate SW) $10 – $30 A showcase of the work of the Mount Royal University Conservatory choral ensembles, including Ariel, Arietta, and Arioso, with the Conservatory Sinfonia and a performance from the MRU Speech Arts Performers, celebrate the season in the beautiful Bella Concert Hall. taylorcentre.ca Christmas Star December 8, 2019, 2:30pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $26 Enjoy Karl Jenkins’ Stella Natalis featuring Michelle Todd, Jay Michalak, and Cum Vino Cantus. This holiday concert from the Calgary Civic Symphony also includes Rimsky-Korsakov’s Christmas Eve Suite and other seasonal surprises! artscommons.ca Holiday Road: A Christmas Vacation Yule Never Forget December 8, 2019, 6:00pm Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 14th Ave. NW) $30 – $51 Youth Singers of Calgary take you on an epic family road trip full of music and mayhem. This family friendly, original production features a company of over 250 young performers. youthsingers.org A Christmas with the Calgary Chinese Orchestra December 8, 2019, 6:00pm TransAlta Pavillion, Mount Royal University (4825 Mount Royal Gate SW) By donation Take a little break from the busy holiday season with guest performers and Chinese ensemble music hand-picked by director Bang Zhan. Admission is by donation and all ages are welcome. eventbrite.ca Make a Joyful Sound December 8, 2019, 7:00 – 10:00pm Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE) $10 – $20 Savridi Singers’ holiday concert is sure to remind you of the many reasons why the Christmas season is such a joyous time of year. The pieces chosen vary from a take on traditional carols to beautiful arrangements that touch on the blessed birth. Come out and decide what your favorites are! facebook.com Renaissance Treasures I December 8, 2019, 7:30pm St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (1121 14th Ave. SW) $20 – $25 This concert features a selection of works by Palestrina, Byrd, and Victoria alongside joyous Christmas pieces, secular madrigals, and sacred motets. It also includes a section entitled Vox Femina, a celebration of some of early music’s outstanding female composers. renaissance-singers.com Something Christmas December 8 & 9, 2019 River Park Church (3818 14A St. SW) $20 Can you hear it? Heaven and nature are resounding with the joy and magic of the season, as the Adult Recreational Choirs come together once again to celebrate Christmas in song. Grab your tickets early as these shows often sell out. eventbrite.ca A Christmas Carol December 8 – 21, 2019, 7:30pm Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW) $25 – $35 Calgary writer, storyteller, and musician Steven Méthot gives an intimate and unforgettable performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, performing from memory while animating the voices of its 30 characters. Grab your tickets quick—this show often sells out! eventbrite.ca Paul Brandt’s Country Christmas December 11 & 12, 2019, 7:30pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $50 – $90 Paul Brandt, the most awarded male Canadian country artist in history, is home for the holidays! Joining the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra in an unforgettable evening of Christmas spirit, go on an incredible holiday journey. calgaryphil.com Festival Hall Festivus for All December 13, 2019, 7:00pm Festival Hall (1215 10th Ave. SE) $10 – $20 Firestarter Community Productions presents a night of live music, drinks, and holiday cheer. Guests are encouraged to don their favourite vibrant Christmas sweater or any other bright holiday garb. Local bands include Shuffalo, Cold Little Crow, Yvette, and MITA. facebook.com Wandering Stars December 13 – 15, 2019 Foothills Alliance Church (333 Edgepark Blvd. NW) Free admission Foothills Alliance Church brings to life the Magi’s journey to meet the infant Messiah through music and drama. Viewed from the perspectives of the wise men, the holy family, and the trinity, this story paints a beautiful picture of how home is found. Recommended for ages seven and up. fac-wa.wixsite.com The Nutcracker December 13 – 24, 2019 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 14th Ave. NW) Prices vary This timeless holiday tale will transport you to Imperialist Russia’s majestic era, when French fashion was in vogue and Tchaikovsky composed his timeless masterpiece. The Nutcracker features a live orchestra and a cast of more than 120 dancers with dazzling sets and costumes. albertaballet.com The Winter’s Night December 14, 2019, 1:30pm Hope Lutheran Church (3527 Boulton Rd. NW) Prices vary Vocal Latitudes presents The Winter’s Night, a world music 50 voice community choir raised in joyful song for their annual winter concert. With special guests Quintessential Singers and percussionist Robin Tufts, you’ll hear everything from jazzy seasonal favourites to madrigals, Gordon Lightfoot to African and gospel music. facebook.com In the Glow of Candlelight: Songs for a Winter Day December 14, 2019, 3:00pm Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 8th St. SW) $20 – $75 Join the Calgary Boys’ Choir for its 46th annual Christmas concert. Filled with beautiful choral music, this afternoon features winter songs of celebration from a variety of traditions. Children 12 and under are admitted free. facebook.com Three Sisters Christmas December 14, 2019, 7:00pm Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 8th St. SW) $10 – $30 Welcome the season through song! This concert features the Three Sisters Young Artists with special guests, bringing a traditional mix of operatic hits, Christmas classics, and a smattering of musical theatre and pop Christmas tunes. threesistersyoungartists.com Gloria! Celebrating the Season Together December 14, 2019, 7:00pm River Park Church (3818 14A St. SW) $15 Join the Calgary Multicultural Choir as they celebrate this festive season. Gloria! Celebrating the Season Together features a variety of traditional songs and contemporary arrangements from many cultures around the world. facebook.com Love Came Down December 14, 2019, 7:00pm First Baptist Church (1301 4th St. SW) Free admission First Baptist Church invites you to join them for their annual Christmas concert, Love Came Down, where you can enjoy performances by vocal and handbell choirs, a pipe organist, pianist, and special guests, Lily String Quartet. firstbaptistcalgary.net Sounds of the Season December 14, 2019, 7:30pm Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University (4825 Mount Royal Gate SW) $10 – $30 Mount Royal University Conservatory ensembles take the stage to celebrate the festive season in song. Enjoy an evening featuring all three choirs and full orchestra, individual choral works, and a few classics. taylorcentre.ca Spiritus Christmas December 14, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30pm High River United Church (145 Macleod Tr. SW, High River) $10 – $30 Go for a drive and celebrate the spirit of Christmas with the award-winning Spiritus Chamber Choir and guest musicians. Fall in love all with these voices as they perform Anderes Ohrwall’s sublime arrangement of 16th century carols. brownpapertickets.com Dave Kelly Live Christmas Special December 14 & 15, 2019 Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $22 – $78 Celebrate the season with another Christmas edition of Dave Kelly Live, Calgary’s talk variety show. Featuring special guests, surprise appearances, and the best in Canadian talent, stories, and music, The Young Canadians join in the fun. artscommons.ca A Spiritus Christmas December 15, 2019, 3:00pm Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University (18 Mount Royal Circle SW) $25 – $30 Conducted by Swiss-Canadian, Michael Zaugg, Spiritus Chamber Choir’s seasonal concert features an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary advent choral music that is sure to delight all audiences! facebook.com Sage’s Spooky Christmas December 15, 2019, 7:00pm Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW) $40 Following the tradition of scary Christmas stories, told in the dark of night as the snow fell, Sage Theatre brings you the story Smee by A.M. Burrage, read by Cam Ascroft. It features a tale of ghostly hide-and-go-seek. arts-people.com Holiday Cheer Benefit Concert December 18, 2019, 7:00 – 10:30pm Festival Hall (1215 10yh Ave. SE) $20 The Foothills Bluegrass Music Society presents an evening of music with MC Tom Coxworth and performances by the Travelling Mabels, Brad Carrigan, Rob Hollis, Grass-Blue, Tanya Ryan, Ghostboys, Doris Dailey, and many more. facebook.com One Big JAM: Holiday REMIX December 18, 2019, 7:00 – 11:00pm The Palace Theatre (219 8th Ave. SW) $10 – $20 This fully-improvised concert experience blurs the lines between the stage and crowd. Anyone can find themselves beautifully contributing to the mix, so witness or join in with many of Calgary’s finest musicians, dancers, and poets! eventbrite.ca Holiday Sing-a-Long December 21, 2019, 2:00 – 3:30pm Morpheus Theatre Rehearsal Space, Parkdale Community Association (3512 5th Ave. NW) $15 Mandy Morris loves the holidays so join her and the band as they celebrate the season, Music with Mandy style. That means lots of singing, dancing, and playing—don’t miss this third annual holiday sing-a-long! eventbrite.ca Christmas with New West December 21, 2019, 7:30pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $16 – $27 Celebrating 10 years of music this season, New West Symphony and Chorus is pleased to present its annual Christmas celebration. Don’t miss this festive evening of music and song. artscommons.ca The Stars Point the Way December 21, 2019, 7:30pm Knox United Church (506 4th St. SW) $25 – $30 The glow of candles warms the heart as the angelic sound of children’s voices uplift the spirit. Cantaré Children’s Choir presents its most cherished concert of the year featuring all its choirs accompanied by a professional string ensemble. cantarechildrenschoir.org Through the Looking Glass: On a Wintery Night December 21 & 22, 2019, 8:00pm Southern Alberta Pioneers Building (3625 4th St. SW) $20 – $30 Ernest Chausson’s piano trio comes to life along with Poème. Also featured on this program are Debussy’s Poissons d’or and César Franck’s Prelude Chorale and Fugue for piano solo. facebook.com Perfectly Frank Christmas December 22, 2019, 3:00 – 5:15pm River Park Church (3818 14A St. SW) $28 – $37 Join the Calgary Jazz Orchestra as they celebrate its 15th season with special guests, holiday favourites, and songs made popular by Frank Sinatra. Directed by Johnny, don’t miss this fantastic concert! calgaryjazzorchestra.com Sing Along Messiah December 22, 2019, 3:00pm – 5:30pm Knox United Church (506 4th St. SW) $30 Hear auditioned young soloists along with VoiceScapes and friends sing the arias, while you, the audience, can join the professional choir and Rosa Barocca to sing along with the choruses. Conducted by Claude Laplame, grab your tickets to join in or come just to watch. facebook.com Cliquot Trio Christmas December 22, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00pm King Eddy, National Music Centre (438 9th Ave. SE) $12 – $15 The whole family can enjoy the music of the holiday season, including Charlie Brown’s Christmas, The Nutcracker, and other Christmas favourites. Children are admitted free and seats are first come, first served. facebook.com Have Yourself a Heebee-jeebee Christmas December 22 & 23, 2019, 7:30pm Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University (4825 Mount Royal Gate SW) $17.50 – $50 With yuletide laughs, special guests, and the release of their ninth studio recording, Best Before Christmas, these hometown harmonizers return to the Bella Concert Hall to celebrate their auspicious 26th annual holiday appearance. taylorcentre.ca The Eve of Christmas Eve: A Springs Christmas Spectacular December 23, 2019, 7:00pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) Free – $15 A family variety show combining top-notch music, hilarious sketch comedy, and moving drama, this fun evening from Springs Church celebrates the spirit of Christmas. Prepare to laugh at the antics of mischievous elves, sing along to beloved carols, and be dazzled by stunning stage visuals. artscommons.ca A Sidewinders Christmas December 28, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00pm King Eddy, National Music Centre (438 9th Ave. SE) $10 Six groovy gents delivering smooth, festive jazz tunes, hear Michael Buie on piano, Joseph Bahhadi on trombone, Sam Alatorre on saxophone, Adam Pettigrew on bass, Josh Sparks on guitar, and Sam Flegal on drums. facebook.com A Luminous New Year’s Eve December 31, 2019, 8:00 – 10:30pm Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University (4825 Mount Royal Gate SW) $43 Ring in 2020 with Calgary’s professional chamber choir Luminous Voices featuring a celebratory combination of jazz standards and some standard choral music. Tickets include special treats at intermission. facebook.com Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert January 1, 2020, 2:30pm Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) $49 – $99 Usher in the New Year with a glittery celebration of singing and dancing to delight the senses. A 23-year Calgary tradition, this concert recreates the beauty of Vienna’s golden era and charms audiences of every age. This year’s concert features dancers from National Ballet of Hungary and International Champion Ballroom Dancers performing alongside the Strauss Symphony of Canada featuring Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. calgaryphil.com Have a concert that’s not listed above? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.