A stage set up to stream
A stage set up to stream as part of the #BandTogetherProject | Photo: Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts

Online Offerings

Local arts community goes digital in response to pandemic

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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With Calgary working hard to help flatten the curve and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), hundreds of events have been cancelled and community gathering places have closed. But, with the increase of online platforms and increasing technology, organizations and artists from around the world are stepping up their digital offerings in light of the pandemic.

From free concerts and performances to digital tours and online resources, our own local arts community is making sure we all stay connected to art, artists, and creative ideas. And if you’re enjoying online content from an artist or arts organization, consider making a donation! Even a few dollars can go a long way.

Upcoming Events & Streams   |   Ongoing Events & Streams   |   Past Events & Streams

Check back regularly as this round up will be updated with more awesome online offerings to explore.

Have an online offering that’s not listed? Email us at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com or fill out this form.

Upcoming Events & Streams

Wordfest 25@25

September 8 – December 8, 2020
Stream online
Prices vary

This year’s festival has been re-imagined into a virtual extravaganza featuring 13 never-before-done conversations between 25 of Canada’s most famous and compelling authors between September and December. Featuring Canadian literary superstars Thomas King, Lawrence Hill, Eden Robinson, and many more.
wordfest.com

A photo of Shelley Youngblut with paper daisies

Wordfest CEO & Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut | Photo: Heather Saitz

OneWorld Spotlight

September 21 – December 14, 2020
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch

The cultural pavilions at Calgary’s GlobalFest are an integral part of the festival experience. This year, the pavilions have gone online with OneWorld Spotlight—a series of mini documentaries that meet people from around the globe, who now call Calgary home. Check back regularly for new episodes and premieres.
globalfest.ca

The 13 Days of Frightful Fun

October 19 – 31, 2020
Stream online
Free to participate

Join Canscare and Jube School for The 13 Days of Frightful Fun! With family-friendly, free online Halloween tutorials running every day, there will be a new video for you and your family to enjoy throughout the event. Be sure to download your craft crypt to see the supply list.
canscare.com

Dancing at Dusk

October 21 – 28, 2020
Stream online
$15

Springboard Performance presents Pina Bausch’s interpretation of The Rite of Spring performed by a specially assembled company of 38 dancers from 14 African countries. Part of the Fluid All Fall programming, don’t miss this rare opportunity to see timeless dance work re-imagined.
springboardperformance.com

Katie Mack & Sara Seager

October 22, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration recommended

This special iteration of Wordfest’s Imagine On Air series features astrophysicists Katie Mack and Sara Seager discussing their new books—The End of Everything and The Smallest Lights in the Universe. The hour-long conversation, hosted by Shelley Youngblut, Wordfest’s CEO & Creative Ringleader.
wordfest.com

Super Miraculous Me

October 23, 2020, 10:30am
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Calling all parents, teachers, kiddos and grandparents! Join in as first-time author Cheryl Wowk virtually debuts her first children’s book, Super Miraculous Me. The book takes children on a journey of self discovery to teach them how to unleash their inner superhero. Tune in for a reading and dance party.
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Mariel Buckley

October 23, 2020, 8:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

A real roots alternative, a rebel spirit, and the brassy stage presence of a true raconteur, catch Mariel Buckley live presented by National Arts Centre and Calgary Folk Music Festival! Can’t make it to Fridays at the Fourth Live from Festival Hall? Tune in on the NAC’s Facebook page.
nac-cna.ca

THIRD ACTion Film Festival

October 23 – 25, 2020
Stream online
$5 – $12

THIRD ACTion Film Festival’s focus is to celebrate aging and the accomplishments of older adults to help speed along with an age-positive culture shift and empower everyone to envision their best third act. On tap this year are 26 films including shorts, animation, and documentaries.
thirdactionfilmfest.ca

Sextet + Septet

October 24, 2020, 7:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

This series features a new concert video each weekend with the number of musicians increasing one performance at a time, from trios, quartets, and quintets, up to larger ensembles. This week, hear Beethoven’s Sextet in E-flat Major for Two Horns and String Quartet, Hindemith’s Septet for Winds, and more.
calgaryphil.com

Carlos Tinoco

October 26, 2020, 8:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Join University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts graduate student Carlos Tinoco online for a live saxophone recital from the Rozsa Centre. With accompanists Chinley Hinacay on the alto saxophone and James Chen on the piano, you can enjoy this concert from the comfort of you own home.
events.ucalgary.ca

April Verch

October 27, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
$10 – $25

Join in a virtual Zoom concert and live Q&A with artist April Verch, whose ability to preserve the authentic folk traditions of the past and reintroduce them into the musical landscape of the present is a testament to her masterful musicianship and widespread appeal. This evening is hosted by Home Routes and the Calgary Folk Club.
homeroutes.ca

Sculpture as Interference

October 29, 2020, 6:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

The Esker Foundation presents Liz Magor and Naomi Potter discussing Magor’s artistic practice with a focus on her artwork, One Bedroom Apartment. This conversation focuses on the many iterations of the piece including this most recent version in Calgary so be sure to register and take part.
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Tegan & Sara

October 29, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Wordfest’s Imagine on Air welcomes Tegan & Sara to the virtual stage to celebrate the launch of the paperback edition of High School. The conversation will be hosted by the equally multi-talented Vivek Shraya, whose first book, God Loves Hair, is also being re-released in a special 10th anniversary edition.
wordfest.com

Septets

October 30, 2020, 7:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

This series features a new concert video each weekend with the number of musicians increasing one performance at a time. This week, take in a full performance of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat with local theatre artist Haysam Kadri narrating the story about a soldier’s deal with the devil.
calgaryphil.com

Lisa Jewell

November 1, 2020, 12:00pm
Stream online
$33

Join Lisa Jewell for the exclusive Canadian launch of her latest thriller Invisible Girl. The hour-long conversation is hosted by Wordfest’s CEO Shelley Youngblut and tickets include a copy of the book. If you’d like the book in advance of the event, please purchase your ticket by October 22.
wordfest.com

The Woman Who Loved Giraffes

November 5, 2020, 4:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Dr. Anne Innis Dagg re-traces the steps of her ground-breaking 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. Now, at 85 years old, she sees a startling contrast. Join THIRD ACTion Film Festival after the screening for a Q&A with Dagg and director Alison Reid.
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Calgary European Film Festival

November 7 – 15, 2020
Stream online
$10

Celebrating European cinema here in Calgary, this film festival returns for its ninth year. All productions have been nominated for, or have won, international awards and are screened in their respective languages with English subtitles. Stay tuned as details are announced.
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Hauler

November 10, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
$10 – $25

Cape Breton’s contemporary Celtic trio Hauler seamlessly blends and bends roots, rock, and traditional Cape Breton Celtic music. Join in for a virtual Zoom concert and live Q&A with artists. Teaming up with fiddler Colin Grant for an amazing night, this evening is hosted by Home Routes and the Calgary Folk Club.
homeroutes.ca

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

November 16 – 22, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

Presenting some of the world’s best fresh documentaries on the issues that are important to us as individuals, Canadians, global citizens, and humans, the festival brings influential documentaries from international filmmakers to more than 30,000 people across Canada.
justicefilmfestival.ca

Beethoven Anniversary Celebration

November 20, 2020, 8:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Join the UCalgary String Quartet online for a live concert from the Rozsa Centre. Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, hear performances from Edmond Agopian, first violin, Patricia Lee, second violin, Dean O’Brien, viola, and Beth Root Sandvoss, cello.
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The Messiah Project

December 19 & 20, 2020, 7:30pm
Stream online
To be announced

Instead of a full performance of Messiah and the VoiceScapes Sing Along, enjoy a presentation of auditioned Debut Singers in a “solos only” concert from Early Music Voices. This show is sure to be a unique seasonal treat that you can experience in-person or online. Stay tuned for more details.
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The Organ as a Living Time Capsule

February 27, 2021, 7:30pm
Stream online
To be announced

The Ahrend organ at the University of Calgary is the child of a rich family tree of scientific, artistic, and cultural traditions. Organist Neil Cockburn curates this biographical performance, inviting several guest artists to tell the story of the instrument in word, image, and music.
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Dalla Porta d’Oriente

April 24, 2021, 7:30pm
Stream online
To be announced

Songs of the Italian, Ottoman, and Persian renaissances are interwoven in an early 17th-century manuscript by the Polish musician and orientalist Ali Ufki (Albert Bobowski). Joined by Italian tenor Marco Beasley, Constantinople revisits the music of that period with Calgary’s own Early Music Voices.
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Ongoing Events & Streams

Esker Foundation

Ongoing with new content regularly added
Online archive
Free to explore

Full of mini-documentaries, exhibition montages, and behind the scenes experiences, the Esker Foundation’s website has tons of awesome content for you to explore whenever you want. We particularly love its current audio series featuring Katie Ohe talking about her intricate and ingenious sculptural works.
eskerfoundation.com

Katie Ohe working in her studio

Katie Ohe in her studio | Still: AvidEye Productions

Art is a Conversation…

Ongoing
Online Archive
Free to watch

What has the Burns Visual Arts Society been up to during this pandemic? The East Side Studio Crawl has gone virtual with 15 short videos capturing the zeitgeist of the collective during this challenging time and answering many of the burning questions of the day. Tune in to find out what’s behind the red door.
burnsvisualarts.com

The Alberta Queer Calendar Project

Ongoing with new episodes monthly
Stream online
Free to listen

Cardiac Theatre presents The Alberta Queer Calendar Project—a full year of podcast drama from queer, Albertan writers in 2020. Episodes are released monthly in 2020 and are free to access. Upcoming episodes include work from Natalie Meisner and Dale Lee Kwong. Be sure to check it out!
queercalendar.ca

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Ongoing with new content regularly added
Online archive
Free to explore

Music can bring great comfort in times like this. The concert hall may be closed, but the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s live-stream library is free and open to everybody. Enjoy the orchestra performing works by Beethoven, Brahms, and others, as well as superstar guests like Paul Brandt, Renee Fleming, and Measha Brueggergosman.
calgaryphil.com

Extended Indefinitely

Watch on demand
Online exhibition
Free to watch

Extended Indefinitely is an extension of Kandis Friesen’s postponed exhibition in storage. Two video works are hosted in continuous loops; one consists of rhythmic text, the other a tableau vivant of an ancient oak tree in Ukraine. During this time of distancing, this exhibition in absentia becomes the new exhibition space for an indefinite extension of time.
truck.ca

Permanent Collection

Ongoing with new content added regularly
Online archive
Free to explore

Each season, Esker commissions a response from compelling voices within or beyond the visual arts. Asking contributors to consider each of the current exhibitions together as a means of generating new ideas and connections, explore this new digital art publishing project online. A new essay will be released every two weeks.
permanentcollection.eskerfoundation.com

National Film Board of Canada

Ongoing with new content regularly added
Online archive
Free to explore

With more than 4,000 titles available for free online, the National Film Board of Canada offers a vast selection of short and feature-length films. Whether you’re looking for animation, documentary or fiction, there’s tons to explore including pieces by local creators.
nfb.ca

Library at Home

Ongoing with new content regularly added
Online archive
Free to explore

The Calgary Public Library has something for everyone to explore! From virtual storytimes and fun activities, to online courses and unlimited free streaming and reading, hit up this treasure trove of free online resources that you can access anytime from home.
calgarylibrary.ca

Isolation Point Virtual Concert Series

Ongoing with new content added regularly
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch

The Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society is proud to present its online performance project, the Isolation Point Virtual Concert Series. These concerts are free to watch and you can donate to a fund to help as many local musicians as possible.
mountainviewfestival.com

Honens @ Home

Ongoing with new content added regularly
Online archive
Free to watch

Things have dramatically changed in the way we live, socialize, and enjoy life. For many, music is not an option—it is essential. That’s why Honens is gathering concerts you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. And with new content added regularly, be sure to check back for more great music.
honens.com

Department of Moose Information

Ongoing with new content added regularly
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch

Loose Moose Theatre Company invites you to check out the Department of Moose Information, a web game show created by some of the people who work at Loose Moose Theatre. Hosted by Dave Ware, watch as teams are put through a series of challenges to see who comes out on top!
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TC Takeout

Ongoing with new content added regularly
Stream online
Free to watch

Theatre Calgary’s stage might be dark at the moment, but they still want to reach out and share entertaining and meaningful content with Calgary and the world. TC Takeout provides artists an opportunity to share their talents with you, the audience! Tune in to learn more.
theatrecalgary.com

Dancing with Darkness

Ongoing
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Local musician Bruce Petherick offers a live 30-minute piano performance that aims to help you relax and sleep. Special event nights in the past two months have included an evening of French piano music, an evening of re-interpreting melodies from Hamilton, and a listener’s request night that included pieces from Depeche Mode, Divynls, and Pink Floyd.
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The Voice on the Wire

Ongoing with new episodes to be announced
Stream online
$9.99

A devastating fire on a secluded island leaves Mrs. Geraldine Reeves a widow. When the telephone rings and a voice on the wire warns her that she only has four hours to live, Reeves is left terrified and questioning her own sanity. Don’t miss the first episode of Vertigo Mystery Radio, launching September 10.
vertigotheatre.com

Past Events & Streams

Here’s a tip for you—even though these events are in the past, most are available to watch whenever you want. Just click on the link to explore the artist or organization’s page and enjoy!

Glenbow From Home

Explore past content
Online archive with social media challenges
Free to explore

Bringing you the best of Glenbow online, this local institution is connecting with the community throughout its closure with virtual tours, online collections, educational videos, activity ideas, webinars, and more. It’s even got a hashtag—#GlenbowFromHome—where you can share your own content. Mark your calendars for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:00am.
glenbow.blog

Alberta Spotlight

Explore past content
Stream Online
Free to watch

A weekly online concert showcase shining a light on Alberta-made music, this online series presented by a bunch of amazing partners is meant to connect Albertans across the province with music during these times of physical distancing. Performers are announced weekly, so be sure to stay tuned!
ckua.com

At Home with d.talks

Explore past content
Stream online
Free to watch

Maintaining a connection through insightful conversations is crucial in these challenging times. You’re invited to join d.talks in as it presents temporary online screenings of some of its past events including a screening of Let’s Talk About… Waste. Be sure to check back regularly for new content.
dtalks.org

Virtual Grad Show

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Online archive
Free to explore

Each year, Grad Show celebrates the talent, determination, and creativity of Alberta University of the Arts’ students. Moving online with a brand-new website, Alberta University of the Arts is proud of these students and their achievements, looking forward to the continued growth of each unique voice.
auartsgrad.ca

Mini Masters at Home

Explore past content
Online archive
Free to participate

Each month the Esker Foundation facilitates hands-on art workshops for children. As they cannot currently host them in person, they are bringing them to you in your homes. Check out this series of amazing creative projects for you, and your family, that use everyday and easy to find materials that you might already have on hand.
eskerfoundation.com

EYE Youth Projects

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Online archive
Free to participate

The Esker Foundation continues its online programming with its EYE Youth Program. Bringing special youth projects to you each and every Saturday, the very first one is inspired by Jane Trash and Sondra Meszaros’s creative resistance project and workshop, I’m So Angry I Made a Sign.
eskerfoundation.com

Virtual Field Trip

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Online archive
Free to explore

While Heritage Park Historical Village is currently closed due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, you and your students are invited to join in on a virtual field trip of the park. Find slideshows, activities and more on its website and make a plan to explore from the safety of your own home.
heritagepark.ca

Spark Science from Home

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Online archive
Free to explore

Have a curious mind at home? Take advantage of TELUS Spark’s virtual experience complete with experiments and activities, a special live from Spark component, as well as the Wonder Bucket where Spark has gathered your wonderings and worked with a network of experts to serve up some answers!
sparkscience.ca

On LGBTQ2S+ Animation

Explore past content
Digital publication
Free to download

In 2019, QAS hosted four screenings showcasing the work of LGBTQ2S+ animators. Each was accompanied by a pair of critical responses from a collection of talented writers, curators, artists, and animators exploring the context of the films. Browse those works and read the entire publication online.
quickdrawanimation.ca

The Gift of Opera

Explore past content
Stream online
Free to watch

Calgary Opera has collaborated with its emerging artists and resident conductor and repetiteur Kimberley-Ann Bartczak to create a series of short videos. Featuring musical selections that bring them hope and optimism, videos are released every Tuesday and Thursday for the next few months.
calgaryopera.com

Art Where You Are

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Online archive
Free to explore

Contemporary Calgary’s collection of online initiatives endeavours to develop programming that is welcoming, inclusive, engaging, and relevant through digital platforms. Each week, explore a wide variety of programming including artist talks, interviews, workshops, and fun art challenges.
contemporarycalgary.com

Music Production for Kids Online

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Beat Drop virtual classroom
Free to participate, registration required

Providing kids with great learning experiences during this time, Beat Drop is offering a free online music production course for kids. It’s geared to ages eight to 15 who are brand new to the world of music production. This daily one-hour online class even uses various free software and tools.
beatdrop.ca

Songsmith Sundays Podcast

Explore past podcasts
Online via Soundcloud
Free to listen

Hosted by Calgary country-folk singer-songwriter Justine Vandergrift, in this first episode originally taped in October 2019, hear songs and stories from Vandergrift and her guest, Bill Bourne. Tune in for a new episode every Sunday while you sip a coffee or brew from the safety of your home.
kingeddy.ca

In the Neighbourhood with Dave Kelly & Friends

Explore past content
Facebook Live
Free to watch

With an online show every weekday, join Dave Kelly Live for this silly experiment in building an online neighbourhood. This virtual variety show stars Dave Kelly, Mandy Stobo, Russell Broom, and Jim Button alongside a bunch of awesome guests—think Jann Arden, The Heebee-jeebees, Avnish Mehta, and more. Trust us—it’s a great way to kick start your day.
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A graphic for In the Neighbourhood with Dave Kelly & Friends

In the Neighbourhood with Dave Kelly & Friends | Image: Courtesy of Dave Kelly

#CanadaPerforms

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Online Calendar
Free to watch

#CanadaPerforms is a short-term relief fund that pays Canadian artists and authors for their online performances. 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. Local artists so far have included Ellen Doty and Mariel Buckley.
nac-cna.ca

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

Explore past content
Instagram Live
Free to join

Tune in and move with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks live on Instagram. With classes being offered throughout the week, check out options including Ballet Barre introductions, beginner hip hop classes, and dance routines geared towards children. It’s a great chance to get up and stretch out those limbs with a full body workout.
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Concentration Patterns

Explore past content
Online via Soundcloud
Free to hear

This unique, meditative piece seeks to envelope the listener in tactile and immersive sound. Sound artist Colin Roy Gillespie attempts to elaborate the active imagination that springs forth from the subconscious mind. The piece was being played in the +15s but has moved online. Have a listen.
artscommons.ca

AC@Home

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Online archive
Free to explore

While live concerts and performances are not possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, Arts Commons strives to bring the arts to life with education resources, mentoring opportunities, playlists, and live online performances. Join them to celebrate the transformative nature of the arts digitally.
artscommons.ca

Inisolation

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Online archive
Free to explore

Herringer Kiss Gallery has invited their artists to create work that speaks to the strategies, opportunities, problems, and outcomes of isolation. This could, of course, refer directly to the COVID-19 crisis or isolation in general. This work has been submitted for you to enjoy free at cost and new content is added regularly.
herringerkissgallery.com

Quarantine International Film Festival

Explore past content
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch

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 amazing creatives have accomplished.
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Isolation Station

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Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch

The Isolation Station is the Calgary Folk Festival sharing their favourite songs, videos, live sessions, festival videos, and new content with you. Believing in the power of music to bring us all together, check out these staff curated playlists featuring old and new favourites. Check it out for your listening and viewing pleasure. ⁠
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PlayME Podcast

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Stream online
Free to listen

PlayME from CBC Podcasts helps raise the profile of Canadian playwrights by highlighting hit, award-winning theatre through a series of podcasts. It’s transforming the way we experience theatre by turning contemporary plays into bingeable audio dramas—there are even local works to explore!
playmepodcast.com

The Social Distancing Festival

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Calendar of streaming events
Free to watch

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. You can even submit your own streams to be included.
socialdistancingfestival.com

Calgary Moves

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Facebook Live
Free to watch

Get up and move with Sparq Productions’ online movement classes. With a 30-minute Bollywood dance class, tune in to let loose and get those hips moving, feet tapping, and hands up in the air.
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The Land, The Animals

Watch on demand
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch

In an attempt to piece together the final moments of a troubled geologist, three scientists investigate the land and the animals of a modern city in the future. Loved the show or missed out during the High Performance Rodeo? Watch One Yellow Rabbit’s newest creation from your own home.
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The cast of The Land, The Animals on stage

One Yellow Rabbit’s The Land, The Animals | Photo: Lori Andrews

Field Trip: Art Across Canada

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Online archive
Free to explore

This new online platform delivers arts experiences with some of Canada’s most celebrated artists in a national partnership with leading arts organizations including Contemporary Calgary. Experience all things art, from children’s programs to artists talks and workshops!
fieldtrip.art

Youth Singers of Calgary

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Stream online via YouTube
Free to explore

If young performers can’t be at Youth Singers right now why not get your fill by watching past performances on YouTube? And since we’re all finding ourselves with more time at home, they’ve ramped up posting to bring you a new video every day!
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Monday Night Live with Marcus Trummer

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Facebook Live
Free to watch

Marcus Trummer offers up some music and good vibes that can take our minds off things for a bit. Tune in at 7:00pm each and every Monday night for a live streaming concert featuring performances by Trummer and special guests. It’s sure to be a good time.
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Beltline Balcony Bash

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Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch

It’s tough when you can’t see all of your Beltline buddies, especially when you know it should be patio season. Broadcasting live from Broken City, Connor Muth is setting up speakers all around the rooftop patio directed towards the community while local DJs play a sweet isolation soundtrack that you can tune into!
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Online Artist Talks

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Online archive
Free to participate

While the Exposure Photography Festival exhibitions at Contemporary Calgary are currently closed, Exposure is working to allow access to arts and culture during this difficult time. With new online programming providing a platform for learning, professional development, and enjoyment, it will be sharing talks from its exhibiting artists over the next few weeks so check back regularly.
exposurephotofestival.com

Everyday Heroes @ Home

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Facebook Live
Free to Watch

StoryBook Theatre is thrilled to bring families and young people together for a daily online talk show hosted by StoryBook talent from the past and present. 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 12:00pm.
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The Weekly Pride Cast

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Stream online
Free to watch

How is COVID-19 impacting LGBTQ2S+ folks? What’s happening with Calgary Pride 2020? How can community members get involved? Karla Marx serves you the inside scoop on all of these questions and more—from a safe distance on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Twitch. Be sure to tune in each week.
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Print(ed) Word Documentary Series

Watch on demand
Online archive
Free to watch

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships including art from text, artist with writer, and art book and reader. The result was a collaboration between a selection of 12 Alberta printmakers and 12 writers, each paired to create a collaborative artist book inspired from an existing text.
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A graphic promoting the Print(ed) Word Documentary Series

Be sure to watch this local documentary series | Image: Courtesy of Alberta Printmakers

The Dandy Radio Broadcasting Corp.

Explore past playlists
Online via Spotify
Free to listen

The Dandy Radio Broadcasting Corp. is ready to hit the digital airwaves and bring a little sonic excitement to your socially distanced day. Enjoy an hour of Dandy favourites in a guest curated playlist every Thursday. It’s sure to bring a smile to your face (and ears)!
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Sled Island Alternate Timeline Festival

Explore past posts on social media
Stream online
Free to listen

Over the next several months Sled Island will be showcasing the festival that would have been through their social media channels, highlighting the artists that were slated to play the festival in June. Keep checking back for current music news and artist spotlights.
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Restez à la Maison

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Online archive
Free to watch

Looking for some great French content to stream? Cité des Rocheuses presents Francophone performances streamed online via the National Arts Centre’s #CanadaPerforms series. With a free selection of shows, concerts, and movies to watch from home, browse its catalogue and enjoy get ready to enjoy!
citedesrocheuses.com

Creative Stretch

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Instagram Live
Free to watch

Join Downstage Artistic Director and certified yoga instructor, Clare Preuss, online for Creative Stretch! Take part in weekly offering of yoga, meditation, journal writing, songs, play, deep relaxation, and more! It’s a great way to kick-start your week and you can even check out past ones if inspiration strikes.
downstage.ca

CIFF at Home

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Stream Online
$12

The Calgary International Film Festival has partnered with Film Movement to deliver curated film selections to your at-home screens, allowing them to re-open their (virtual) doors and deliver amazing movie selections to you. First up, two newly released titles for foreign film lovers and midnight movie buffs.
ciffcalgary.ca

Jann Arden

March 16, 2020, 3:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Calgary’s own Jann Arden has stepped up to add a little music to your day. With a free mini concert streaming live on Facebook, hear four or five songs and cheer each other on.
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welcome to the show

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Kristin Grace

March 16, 2020, 6:30pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Balzac country artist Kristin Grace was born and raised in Alberta. Growing up she had a love of storytelling and country music, which encouraged her to pick up the guitar when she was 12. Part of the Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts’ #BandTogetherProject, tune in as she spreads hope and encouragement.
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Divas Opera

March 17, 2020, 7:30pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

After performing together in over 10 different operas, concerts, recitals, and charity endeavours over the past five years, soprano Kathleen Morrison and mezzo soprano Barbara King joined forces to bring their distinct flair, love, and artistry of opera to the public. Part of the Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts’ #BandTogetherProject, tune in to hear some of the most popular and loved duets and arias.
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The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions: Round 1

March 18, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Join The Blue Jay Sessions for its first virtual songwriters’ session with Mariya Stokes, Aaron Pollock, Robert Adam, and Alex Hughes. And if you are enjoying the songs and stories, donations to these performers can be made via PayPal at paypal.me.
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Mitch Belot Band

March 18, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

The Mitch Belot Band incorporates a swampy storytelling style and modern rock flare. While they are first and foremost humble students of the blues, the group adds a taste of rock to the naturally ear pleasing sound that permeates their repertoire. Part of the Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts’ #BandTogetherProject, tune in and if you like what you see, donate a few bucks to the performers at showpass.com.
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Accessible Dance Class

March 19, 2020, 12:00 – 12:30pm
Instagram Live
Free to watch

Open to all bodies and minds, join Momo Movement live on Instagram for this accessible dance class. Featuring three 10-minute classes, learn adapted burlesque with Eva Angel, hip-hop with Amy Millie Badry, and seated, creative movement with Kyra Marie Newton. You can tune in live or watch the video afterwards to keep moving from home and stay connected to the community.
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Two-Meter Jazz

March 19, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

The online concerts continue out of the Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts with this evening’s performance practicing proper social distancing. Featuring Rob Maciak, David Robinson, and Carlos Foggin, Two-Meter Jazz will endeavour to stay at least six feet apart throughout the stream. Like what you see? You can donate money to the performers after the show at showpass.com.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

March 20, 2020, 4:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

A live streaming performance by Christina Colyn from the safety of an empty Gravity Café, join Stagehand for this series of live performances from some of our favorite local music venues. You can even leave a tip for the performer at stagehand.app. Don’t miss it!
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Marcus Trummer

March 20, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Inspired by the history of North American roots music, Calgary-based singer-songwriter Marcus Trummer and his band combine varied influences to create an original brand of blues, and soul influenced rock and roll. Part of the Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts’ #BandTogetherProject, tune in and if you like what you see, donate a few bucks to the performers at showpass.com.
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Drew Gregory

March 20, 2020, 7:30pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Back at it again for a Friday night live, Drew Gregory is accepting donations and hitting Facebook Live. With half the proceeds going to the Unison Benevolent Fund and half to Gregory’s team, throw in a few bucks if you can at paypal.me. The evening is sure to be full of original country tunes.
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Ballet Barre Works

March 21, 2020, 12:00pm
Instagram Live
Free to join

Get moving with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks as Ballet Barre Works leads this online class on Instagram. It’s a great chance to get up and stretch out those limbs with a full body workout done ballet-style.
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Justine Vandergrift Virtual House Concert

March 21, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

A two-hour live-stream from her home to yours, join Alberta songstress Justine Vandergrift for an afternoon of music. Filmed by Brandon DeWyn, donate a few bucks via paypal.me and make the best of your self-isolation.
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Cord Lund Live from Quarantine

March 21, 25 & 27, 2020, 5:00pm
Instagram Live
Free to watch

Alberta’s own Corb Lund will be hitting Instagram with a series of performances, live from quarantine. He’s even taking requests so be sure to tune in.
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Story Calls

March 22 – April 12, 2020
Via phone
Free to participate

Storytelling Alberta’s talented storytellers will tell five- to 10-minute stories—yours or teller’s choice—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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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

March 24, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

A live streaming performance by Elle McAndrews from the safety of an empty Gravity Café in Inglewood, join Stagehand for this series of live performances from some of our favorite local music venues. McAndrews is a music therapist in Calgary by day and a singer-songwriter by night. She enjoys crooning old country singer’s music as well as creating her own tunes. Tune in and leave a tip for the performer at stagehand.app.
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The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions: Round 2

March 25, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Join The Blue Jay Sessions for its next virtual songwriters’ session. This stream features Matt Blais, Brettyn Rose, Lyndsay Butler, and Devin Cooper. And if you are enjoying the songs and stories, donations to these performers can be made via PayPal at paypal.me.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

March 25, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

The Mitch Belot Band is an up-tempo, energetic group that uses the blues as a base for their swampy blues and rock sound. Joining Belot is Justine Rowbotham. A live streaming performance from an empty Ironwood Stage & Grill, join Stagehand for this series of live performances from local music venues. Tune in and leave a tip at stagehand.app.
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Spring Art Show & Sale

March 25 – April 30, 2020
Online gallery
Free to view

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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Accessible Dance Class

March 26, 2020, 1:00 – 1:30pm
Instagram Live
Free to watch

Open to all bodies and minds, join Momo Movement live on Instagram for this accessible dance class. Tune in as Eva Angel facilitates an adapted burlesque class. Accessible to different bodies and minds, these exercises embody body confidence and self-love.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

March 26, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Amy Bishop’s voice is a combination of smooth pavement and rough gravel, with the ability to charm listeners with her sweet tones and the ability to hit any high note. A live streaming performance from an empty Cornerstone Music Cafe, join Stagehand for this series. Tune in and leave a tip for the performer at stagehand.app.
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Wordfest Online Happy Hour

March 26, 2020, 5:30pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Don’t miss Wordfest’s first online author event, a happy hour conversation with debut novelist Samantha M. Bailey about her bestselling thriller Woman On The Edge. Hosted by Shelley Youngblut, RSVP to be entered in a draw to win a copy of the book.
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Alone Together: Community During COVID-19

March 26, 2020, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to participate

An online gathering that will look at how to maintain—and even build—community during a time of social disruption and physical distancing, join Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre for this come-and-go event. All are welcome.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

March 27, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Pat Moore is an accomplished performer with a background in education, holding a Masters of Music Ed. He has taught music at every level, and performed across Canada and USA. Joined by Davide Robinson, check out this live streaming performance. Tune in and leave a tip for the performer at stagehand.app.
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The Althorp Virtuosi

March 28, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch

The Luchkow-Stadlen-Jarvis Trio is made up of Paul Luchkow, Michael Jarvis, and Sam Stadlen. Experience the music of a late 18th-century viola da gamba revival, music written for the English aristocracy in a daring virtuosic style. Tune into this special recording of The Althorp Virtuosi concert. The link for the concert will be available through the Early Music Voices’ Facebook page.
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The Luchkow-Stadlen-Jarvis Trio in rehersal

The Luchkow-Stadlen-Jarvis Trio rehearse for The Althorp Virtuosi concert | Photo: Courtesy of Calgary Music Events

Jann Arden

March 28, 2020, 3:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Calgary’s own Jann Arden has stepped up to add a little music to your day. With her second free mini concert streaming live on Facebook, Russell Broom joins Arden for four or five songs and a chance to cheer each other on.
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Diesel Bird Digital Music Festival

March 28 & 29, 2020, 12:00pm
Instagram Live
Free to watch

An intimate hang and performance with some of Canada’s most amazing country artists, Diesel Bird is a live concert from a safe social distance. With Dallas Smith, Shawn Austin, and The Dungarees, local acts include all girl country band, Nice Horse. You can even donate to the Unison Benevolent Fund or the Canadian Red Cross.
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Lodge Session

March 29, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Indigenous Resilience in Music is going live on Facebook with its very first Lodge Session featuring Cree-Métis folk singer-songwriter Wyatt C. Louis. This series features new Indigenous and non-Indigenous musicians for every performance.
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Flight Risk

March 29, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

As part of the National Arts Centre and Facebook initiative to create an online performance opportunity for artists, catch a staged reading of Flight Risk by Meg Braem. Read live by Beth Graham, Elinor Holt, and Christopher Hunt, Flight Risk is the story of finding exactly who you need when you least expect it.
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Come Together Concert Series

March 30 – April 3, 2020, 6:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to Watch

In efforts to try and spread some love, positivity and country music, Michela Sheedy is bringing together some talented Alberta artists right to your homes. With appearances from Drew Gregory, Anna Lewis, Lyndsay Butler, Troy Kokol, and many more, you can even leave a tip via PayPal.
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Season Announcement

March 31, 2020, 12:00pm
Online
Free to watch

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra presents the announcement of their upcoming 2020/21 season. Join them online for the big reveal of next season’s concerts—from classical masterpieces to pop music favourites to superstar guest artists—complete with a video performance!
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

March 31, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Matt Blais is a rock and roll troubadour whose career spans a decade of quality releases and dedicated touring. Hailing from Calgary, the charismatic Blais plays modern roots-rock with a foundation in candid songwriting. A live streaming performance, join Stagehand for this online series. Tune in and leave a tip for the performer at stagehand.app.
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How Does It Feel

April 1, 2020, 9:59am
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch

Combining the elements of writing, music, and movement improv, Art of Bodybending uses face masks, hoarded groceries, and ribbons as props. Join M:ST Performative Art for its first live-streamed performance where the artist will also be singing poetry about being consumed by isolation, disease, and selfishness.
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Photo of Karla Bautista aka Art of Bodybending

Karla Bautista aka Art of Bodybending | Photo: Courtesy of the artist⁣

Live from Spark in Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

April 1, 2020, 1:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Tune in for Live from TELUS Spark! This rarely seen perspective includes skeletons, muscles, organs, circulatory systems, and more! Ask Zack anything about giraffes, ostriches, and sharks as he takes you on an anatomical expedition of these animals.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 1, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Soft and smooth vocals with playing to match, Josh Williams has been compared to artists like John Mayer, Seal, and Jack Johnson. You can expect a friendly and personable performance live online so join Stagehand this Wednesday. Tune in and leave a tip for the performer at stagehand.app.
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The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions: Round 3

April 1, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to Watch

Bringing the songs and stories that we all love to hear, The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions present a line-up of four new, amazing musicians, including JJ Shiplett, Brandi Sidoryk of Nice Horse, Justine Vandergrift, and Shantaia! Donations to these performers can be made via PayPal.
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Blue Light Festival

April 1 – May 2, 2020
Calendar of online events
Free to watch

Did you know that Verb Theatre planned an online performance festival well before the pandemic hit Canada. The Blue Light Festival is a challenge to the traditions of theatre that merges the online with the off. A daring experiment in undermining the definition of theatre that takes on-stage practices to an online world. Catch eight made-for-social-media performances throughout April.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 2, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Heather Blush performs mostly original music that is witty and engaging. Armed with her unique guitar playing style and a silky voice, she adapts her performance to suit the crowd in the moment. This live streaming performance comes to you straight Blush’s home and you can leave a tip for the performer at stagehand.app.
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Drew Gregory

April 2, 2020, 8:30pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Back at it again for a Thursday night concert, Drew Gregory is hitting Facebook Live for a one-of-a-kind party. The evening is sure to be full of original country tunes so be sure to tune in and get ready to groove. You can even throw in a few bucks via a digital tip jar on PayPal and show your support.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 3, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Jay Bowcott currently resides in Calgary and has been hard at it in the music scene for over 10 years touring Canada a number of times over the years and slugging out a living with his guitar. Catch this live streaming performance from Stagehand and leave a tip for the performer at stagehand.app.
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Mariel Buckley

April 5, 2020, 1:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Enjoy a live-stream 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.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 6, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

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 both resonate with and challenge, people’s experiences. A live streaming performance, join Stagehand for this series and leave a tip for the performer at stagehand.app.
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Women Appear (and sometimes they learn how to disappear)

April 6, 2020, 8:00pm
Vimeo Live
Free to watch

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. Join M:ST Performative Art for its next live-streamed performance.
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A person slouches in a chair in a performance piece

Women Appear (and sometimes they learn how to disappear) by Julianne Chapple | Photo: Adam Waldron-Blain⁣

Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 7, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Chris Gheran’s vibrant, heartfelt, contemporary hard folk is informed by the classics. Peppered with military history and references, his songs sound like John Lennon with the charm of George Formby. A live streaming performance, join Stagehand for this series and leave a tip for the performer at stagehand.app.
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Flint & Feather

April 7, 2020, 3:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

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.
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Dance Together at Home

April 7 & 14, 2020, 10:00am
Online via Zoom
Free to participate

With a diverse background in dance, join Chawna Exner (AKA Eva Angel) for a seated burlesque class and dive into body positivity from home! This workshop is designed for you to stay active and creative at home. With CART captioning provided by Momo Movement, be sure to tune into this accessible online class and get moving.
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Dance Together at Home

April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020, 3:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to participate

Join Momo Movement for an accessible online creative movement dance class with Harmanie Rose from the All Bodies Dance Project! This workshop is designed for you to stay active and creative at home. With CART captioning, be sure to tune into this accessible online class each Tuesday throughout April and get moving.
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The Ballad of Plastic Bags

April 8, 2020, 4:00am
Vimeo Live
Free to watch

The Ballad of Plastic Bags will live-stream the journey of two plastic bags caught in the wind tunnel of Alfred Marasigan’s apartment’s almost deserted parking lot while a figure of pestilence lurks. Join M:ST Performative Art for its third live-streamed performance. It takes place at 4:00am, but you can watch the recording later.
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Live from Spark in Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

April 8, 2020, 1:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

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.
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A Toot in the Tub

April 8, 2020, 1:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Entertain the kids—and even a few adults— with Nicolette Little’s live reading from her children’s book, A Toot in the Tub. Little is hoping to spark a little joy for families and little ones during this bizarre time, so mark your calendar and be sure to tune into Facebook live to enjoy. This reading is presented by Flanker Press.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 8, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Sonia Deleo is a Calgary-based artist with a dynamic vocal range and a knack for storytelling. With blues and soul in her bones and a fierce but gentle love in her heart, she gives a passionate and honest performance. Join Stagehand for this live online concert and tip your performer at stagehand.app.
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Stay Human Rumble #359

April 8, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

For the 359th time in a row Rumble House will be spinning a wheel and making art for two hours! Of course, it will be live-streamed on its Facebook page so be sure to tune in and check it out. If you want to sell work in the live auction, be sure to drop it off with your information.
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Real Talk Artist Salon

April 9, 2020, 1:30pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

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.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 9, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

James Reckseidler is the energetic and thoughtful lead singer and co-songwriter for the Calgary rock band, reijo. His sweeping melodies and socially conscious lyrics make this a truly memorable musical experience. Join Stagehand for this live online concert and tip your performer at stagehand.app.
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Wordfest Online Happy Hour

April 9, 2020. 5:30pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch, registration recommended

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 your favourite libation and tune into this conversation hosted by Christina Frangou, who, like Eva, is one of the world’s leading magazine writers.
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Drew Gregory

April 9, 2020, 8:00pm
Facebook Live & Twitter Live
Free to watch

Back at it again for a Thursday night concert, Drew Gregory is hitting Facebook and Twitter for a one-of-a-kind party. The evening is sure to be full of original country tunes so be sure to tune in and get ready to groove. You can even throw in a few bucks via a digital tip jar on PayPal and show your support.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 10, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Hailing from Calgary, Erin Ross is an accomplished musician who transcends any one genre. Her soulful original compositions blend masterful guitar work, sultry vocals, and showcase her skill as a multi instrumentalist. Join Stagehand for this live online concert and tip your performer at stagehand.app.
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The End

April 12, 2020, 7:00pm
Vimeo Live
Free to watch

Kevin Jesuino’s community-embedded projects engage participants in performative actions, discussions, creative interventions, activations, and other forms of organizing. Positioning art and culture as a vehicle for meaningful social change, join him for M:ST Performative Art’s next live-streamed performance.
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Kevin Jesuino screaming into a mic

Kevin Jesuino’s The End | Photo: Courtesy of M:ST Performative Art

Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 13, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Dan Duguay has spent the last three decades performing as Dan the One Man Band. He is an entertainer at heart who mixes his own original songs with other people’s originals. His shows always have humour, passion, and spontaneity. Join Stagehand for this live online concert and tip your performer at stagehand.app.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 14, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Ben Rose has been singing and playing live music professionally for more than 15 years. He performs in many restaurants and clubs around Calgary and his passion for music is obvious when you watch him perform. Join Stagehand for this online concert and leave a tip at stagehand.app.
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Wordfest Online Happy Hour

April 14, 2020, 5:30pm
Online via Zoom

Free to watch, registration required

Rescheduled after a technical hiccup, join Wordfest for this 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 in.
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Virtual Tuesday Koi Open Mic Volume 4

April 14, 2020, 6:30pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Enjoy an evening of community, connection, and great music with Koi’s popular open mic night—now digital! Performances take place throughout the lockdown, continuing to connect artists and provide quality entertainment so be sure to tune in and leave a tip for the performers.
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Digital Distance Devising

April 15, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to participate, registration required

Are you going stir crazy while self-isolating? Social distancing got you down? Do you want to connect with other artists? Led by Artistic Director Eric Rose, Ghost River Theatre is offering a series of two-hour online workshops to stoke artistic practice in this time of social distancing.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 15, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Jiggity James is an acoustic artist whose sound is a hearty blend of jazz, country western, ragtime, and bluegrass, drawing on influences from favourites such as Frank Sinatra, Neil Young, Elvis, and Old Crow Medicine Show. Join Stagehand for this live online concert and tip your performer at stagehand.app.
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The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions: Round 5

April 15, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Performers involved in the next round of virtual sessions are Noel Johnson of Johnson Crook, Olivia Rose, Theresa Sokyrka, and Amy Hef. Hear these talented musicians performing original songs and share the stories behind them. It’s a pretty magical hour, trust us!
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Rumble #360

April 15, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Take part in Rumble House’s online rumble number five! This is the 360th time that artists have gathered, if not in person, in spirit. See a live-stream of the spinning of the wheel followed by a live auction. Each piece will be photographed with the auction number and will be posted on the event page.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 16, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Sidney May Weich is first and foremost a songwriter who has a knack for writing lyrics with character—with catchy hooks and clever arrangements, you’ll walk away not being able to get them out of your head. Don’t miss this online concert and leave a tip at stagehand.app.
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Isolation Station Happy Hour

April 16, 2020, 4:00pm
Instagram Live
Free to watch

The Calgary Folk Festival is going live on Instagram for happy hour with musical guests St. Arnaud, Yolanda Sargeant, and Dan Magnan. Presented in partnership with ATB Financial and Big Rock Brewery, tune in for songs, stories, and cheers! Grab a drink and don’t miss it.
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Wordfest Online Happy Hour

April 16, 2020, 5:30pm
Online via Zoom

Free to watch, registration recommended

Join in for Wordfest’s third happy hour conversation—this time including a special musical performance by the multitalented Vivek Shraya—about her new book The Subtweet. Pour yourself your favourite libation and tune in.
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I’ve Read This Online Book Club

April 16, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to join

Missing your regular book club? Looking to chat with other bookworms while in isolation? Anne Logan has started a free, online book club that is open to everyone. For its first meeting, the featured book is bestselling literary thriller Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 17, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Wyatt C. Louis’ dark, rustic tales meld folk and soulful blues to tell tales of love, loss and the journey home. They’re beautiful, subtle creations that juxtapose emotions, striking imagery, and experiences that charm and envelop listeners. Join Stagehand for this live online concert and tip your performer at stagehand.app.
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Utopia Cabaret: Artists Prophesize The Future

April 17, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

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.
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Mimi: Live

April 17, 2020, 8:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Join Rebecca Northan as her clown alter ego, Mimi, in her quest to find love as this fast and funny fusion of improv and theatre takes a journey into the world of romance. This live-streamed performance is part of #CanadaPerforms and is bound to have you in stitches. Be sure to tune in and laugh along.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 19, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

A prolific songwriter with a passion for storytelling, Emily Triggs’ songs showcase her honest, pure vocals. While sometimes likened to Patty Griffin and Michelle Shocked, she has her own brand of folk and roots filled with a lifetime of music and influences. Don’t miss this online concert and leave a tip at stagehand.app.
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Vivek Shraya

April 19, 2020, 5:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Join the National Art Centre’s live-stream presentation of Vivek Shraya as part of #CanadaPerforms. Reading from her new book, The Subtweet, and and performing music from its soundtrack, this virtual book tour wraps with an epic showcase and audience Q&A. You won’t want to miss it!
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A promo photo of Vivek Shraya

Vivek Shraya | Photo: Vanessa Heins, Courtesy of #CanadaPerforms

Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 20, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Inspired by the vibrant history of North American roots music, Calgary-based singer-songwriter Marcus Trummer’s eclectic brand of rock and roll features a careful blend of passionate, bluesy guitar playing, and down-home, soul inspired vocals. Tip your performer at stagehand.app.
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Monday Music Moments

April 20 – June 29, 2020, Mondays at 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Youth Singers of Calgary present Monday Music Moments for elementary aged children. With 20-minute music classes on Facebook Live, the first class will be led by Youth Singers’ Director of People, Megan Emmett. Stay tuned as the next few are announced and mark your calendars to join in!
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Fairy Tales Film Festival Announcement

April 21, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Join the Calgary Queer Arts Society as it announces the upcoming slate of queer features, documentaries, and short films! With 38 films from 14 countries that you won’t find anywhere else, this is a lineup you won’t want to miss—mark your calendar and join the Digital Flock.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 21, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Carolyn Harley is a recording artist, songwriter, and performer that performs original music in a wide range of styles. She loves to interact with her audience and weaves stories and humour throughout her shows so be sure to join Stagehand for this online concert and leave a tip at stagehand.app.
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Virtual Koi Tuesday Open Mic Volume 5

April 21, 2020, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Enjoy an evening of community, connection, and great music with Koi’s popular open mic night—now digital! Performances take place throughout the lockdown, continuing to connect artists and provide quality entertainment so be sure to tune in each week.
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Jazz Home Delivery

April 21, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

This jazz and talk show is hosted by Tim Tamashiro and welcomes Kodi Hutchinson this week. Sharing his stories about life as a dad, musician, artistic director, and radio host, be sure to tune in and enjoy some music as well! It’s all about the bass (no treble) and is a great way to fill your live jazz cravings.
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Cokhwid-20

April 22, 2020, 1:45am
Stream online
Free to watch

M:ST Performative Art continues its Body Response series with artist Jood Jung and her exploration of animal-human relationships. These explorations take the form of interactive performances and collaborations between Jung and cows—one performance a day for 14 days. Tune in live or catch it after the fact.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 22, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Doug Waite is an award-winning songwriter—Calgary Songwriting Contest and Best Song of Alberta for both 2009 and 2010—and a very good guitar player too. Check out his live show, digitally, with Stagehand and be sure to leave a tip at stagehand.app.
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The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions: Round 6

April 22, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

This time around, enjoy the music of two amazing country singers from Alberta and two from Saskatchewan taking part in this virtual session. An epic acoustic battle of Prairie provinces? We shall see! Featuring Brody Siebert, Jordyn Pollard, Krissy Feniak, and Ryan Lindsay.
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Rumble #361

April 22, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Take part in Rumble House’s online rumble number six! This is the 361st time that artists have gathered, if not in person, in spirit. See a live-stream of the spinning of the wheel followed by a live auction. Each piece will be photographed with the auction number and will be posted on the event page.
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National Canadian Film Day Watch Party

April 22, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Join the Calgary Underground Film Festival on a road trip and enjoy the National Canadian Film Day screening of Bruce McDonald’s debut feature Roadkill. Join Lead Programmer Cameron Macgowan for a pre-film Zoom chat with McDonald and Don McKellar.
calgaryundergroundfilm.org

Write Bloody North Presents

April 22, 2020, 7:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch

This is the last scheduled Write Bloody North Presents and it is a special one! Featuring Calgary Poet Laureate Sheri-D Wilson, Moe Clark, and Alessandra Naccarato to close things out, Write Bloody North is a new voice in Canadian publishing. Get to know them online!
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Live Conversations with TEDxYYC

April 23, 2020, 12:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

This live conversation features TEDxYYC alumni whose ideas, insights and community initiatives are making a difference and can help us navigate through these unprecedented times. Hear host Tim Tamashiro as he interviews Dr. Breanne Everett and Maria Hoover.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 23, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Carly Reirson is a singer-songwriter driven by her belief in the healing power of music and its ability to bring people face-to-face with their feelings. Her honest lyrics and soaring melodies draw people into the stories she shares. Tune in and leave a tip at stagehand.app.
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Wordfest Online Happy Hour

April 23, 2020, 5:30pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch, registration recommended

Join Wordfest for a happy hour event with Kate Elizabeth Russell, author of one of the most controversial books of the year, My Dark Vanessa. Pour yourself your favourite libation and tune in for a conversation hosted by Wordfest’s CEO & Creative Ringleader, Shelley Youngblut.
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મીઠ સપના માટની દવા (Medicine for Sweet Dreams)

April 23, 2020, 6:00pm
Vimeo Live
Free to watch

Sachin Sudra blends cooking with body and screen-based exchanges to facilitate live meal gatherings, readings of sacred texts, and vibration therapy as radical acts of resistance. Join him for M:ST Performative Art’s next live-streamed performance and stay tuned for more details.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 24, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Troy Kokol is a singer, producer, video director, and award-winning songwriter with over 200 cuts to his name. A recipient of the SOCAN Award for Country Music and a two-time CCMA Songwriter of the Year nominee, see him live online and tip your performer at stagehand.app.
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Annual Poetry Potluck

April 25, 2020, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to participate, registration required

In honour of Poetry Month, Loft 112 invites you to gather round food and poetry… this time from the safety of our own homes! Prepare yourself a feast, get yourself settled with a poem or several you’ve written or you love, and then eat and share poetry together over Zoom. Be sure to RSVP to loftonetwelve@gmail.com by April 25.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 25, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Time to head down to the pub! Rob Skeet will be broadcasting from the Ye Auld Greene Skreane Pub. Grab a drink, order some chicken wings, and be prepared to partake in the shenanigans—virtually! Join Stagehand and leave a tip at stagehand.app.
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The Wild One

April 25 – May 20, 2020
Online archive
Free to explore

Harold Town was renowned for his fiery personality and his insatiable need to paint and create art. This online exhibition reveals his abilities as a master draftsman with meticulous drawings. His ability to create outside the box and unveil a new dimension to his art-making career and abilities, made him a true creator.
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18th Annual Juried Members Show

April 25 – June 7, 2020
Online archive
Free to explore

Enjoy the Leighton Art Centre’s 18th annual—and first virtual—Juried Members Show! With 115 pieces selected from 365 submissions, this year’s exhibition is exciting, varied, and a visual feast featuring works in acrylic, oil, watercolour, photography, felting, printmaking, and mixed media.
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One day I’m going to make the onion cry

April 26, 2020, 1:00pm
Stream Online
Free to watch

BBB Johannes Deimling is an internationally renowned artist and pedagogue. Deimling’s visual, poetic performative works are particularly important. Catch his work streamed live with M:ST Performative Art’s Bodily Response series.
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BBB Johannes Deimling's One day I'm gonna make the onion cry #5

BBB Johannes Deimling’s One day I’m gonna make the onion cry #5 | Photo: Monika Deimling

Watershed

April 26, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

It is 2058, and the glaciers are gone. Vividly illustrating the human cost of climate change, Doreen Vanderstoop and Freehand Books warmly invite you to the virtual book launch for Watershed—don’t miss it. This page-turner of a novel explores forgiveness, adaptation, and family bonds.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 27, 2020, 10:00am
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Mandy Morris and her band make jazz approachable for young children and their families. Join Music with Mandy and Stagehand for this early, family-friendly set sure to start your week off on the right foot and leave a tip if you can at stagehand.app.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 28, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

A passionate, energetic, and enjoyable performer with a unique slant on an eclectic mix of music including genres such as rock, pop, folk, reggae, indie, R&B, soul, blues, and country, Jamie Allanach really is suited for any occasion! Be sure to leave a tip at stagehand.app.
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Doreen Vanderstoop

April 28, 2020, 6:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Doreen Vanderstoop joins #CanadaPerforms as she reads, sings, and answers questions about her book, Watershed. It is 2058, and the glaciers are gone. Vividly illustrating the human cost of climate change. This page-turner of a novel explores forgiveness, adaptation, and family bonds.
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Music to My Ears

April 28, 2020, 7:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Take part in a special music presentation and online chat with Gwen Klassen, Assistant Principal Flute, and Alex Klein, Principal Oboe of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra as they take you through Mussorgsky’s masterpiece Pictures at an Exhibition, admirably orchestrated by Maurice Ravel.
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Edmond Agopian

April 29, 2020, 12:00pm
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch

Live-streamed by Emil Agopian Film, ProArts Concert Series and the University of Calgary presents From Our Home To Yours. Featuring Edmond Agopian, professor in the School of Creative and Performing Arts, hear violin solos by J.S. Bach from the safety of your home.
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The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions: Round 7

April 29, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Marking Blue Jay’s seventh round of virtual sessions, this online concert features four Canadian musical acts in the round who typically call Nashville home. Featured artists are Alee, Twin Kennedy, Ajaye Jardine, and Manny Blu—we can’t to hear their songs and stories!
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 29, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Zacarias is a Philippine-born Canadian singer-songwriter and musician from Calgary. He has written songs and produced records for several R&B, pop, and hip-hop artists in the Calgary music scene. Join Stagehand for this online concert and leave a tip at stagehand.app.
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Socially Dissonant

April 29, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

A selection of Calgary’s finest musicians showcasing their talents in a fast-paced open mic format helping to support some of Calgary’s favourite bars and venues, this week throws the spotlight on the Regal Beagle on 17th Ave. SW. Hosted via Zoom and streamed on Facebook Live, there are even drink and food offers. Tips are encouraged.
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Conversations Across Borders

April 29, 2020, 7:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch

As an expansion of its collaborator roundtable series, Ghost River Theatre is hosting check-ins from artists in cities around the world. Join in as participants explore how artists worldwide are making sense of this monumental shift in everyday reality. Stay tuned as more details are announced.
ghostrivertheatre.com

Rumble #362

April 29, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Take part in Rumble House’s next online rumble! This is the 362nd time that artists have gathered, if not in person, in spirit. See a live-stream of the spinning of the wheel followed by a live auction. Each piece will be photographed with the auction number and will be posted on the event page—don’t miss it!
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

April 30, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Jahimba Hutson a.k.a. A.Y.E. was born into a musical family, getting an early start on stage performing with his father’s rasta reggae band Strugglah as keyboardist and emcee while still in junior high. Join Stagehand for this online concert and leave a tip at standhand.app.
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Isolation Station Happy Hour

April 30, 2020, 4;00pm
Instagram Live
Free to watch

The Calgary Folk Festival is going live on Instagram for happy hour with musical guests Clinton St. John, Birds of Chicago, and Ghostkeeper. Presented in partnership with ATB Financial and Big Rock Brewery, tune in for songs, stories, and cheers! Grab a drink and don’t miss it.
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Wordfest Online Happy Hour

April 30, 2020, 5:30pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch, registration recommended

Join Wordfest for a happy hour event with Robert Kolker, the author of one of the most talked-about books of the year, Hidden Valley Road. Pour yourself your favourite libation and tune in for a conversation hosted by Wordfest’s CEO & Creative Ringleader, Shelley Youngblut.
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Kiskisohcikew (they make things to make people remember)

April 30, 2020, 6:00pm
Stream Online
Free to watch

M:ST Performative Art presents the work of Carrie Allison, an Indigenous mixed-ancestor multidisciplinary visual artist whose work seeks to reclaim, remember, recreate, and celebrate her ancestry through visual discussions.
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Okotoks Film Festival Launch Party

April 30, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Join the Okotoks Film Festival as it celebrates its launch party with details about how the festival will work alongside some of the trailers. You can even hear from some of their filmmakers about what project they will be sharing! And mark your calendars—the festival runs June 11 to 14.
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TD JazzYYC Virtual International Jazz Days Festival

April 30 – May 27, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

Presented in partnership with Jazz Home Delivery, the new online project by former CBC Tonic host Tim Tamashiro, this festival features Calgary artists along with other select Canadian artists. It’s a quality-sounding broadcast.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

May 1, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Brettyn Rose is an acoustic pop/country solo artist with a powerful range, clear tone, and authentic vulnerability. She translates emotion and meaning into every song and her kind nature can be seen on and off the stage. Join Stagehand for this online concert and leave a tip at stagehand.app.
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TEDx Talkback

May 1, 2020, 4:00pm
Instagram Live
Free to watch

Have you ever wanted to pose questions to a TEDx speaker after watching their inspiring talk? How did they come up with the idea? What are they doing now? The list goes on. Well now’s your chance to ask TEDxYYC speakers some of your most curious questions. Peter Oldring is the first guest on TEDx Talkback.
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Kevin Boyle

May 1, 2020, 5:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Join Christine Klassen Gallery for a candid discussion with Vancouver-based photographer Kevin Boyle and gallery director Christine Klassen. Hear about his photography, what inspires him, what he has been up to during the pandemic—and whatever else strikes us! Your questions and comments are welcome.
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A photo of Kevin Boyle in a snowy field

Kevin Boyle | Photo: Courtesy of Christine Klassen Gallery

Pawâkan Macbeth

May 1, 2020, 6:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Presented in collaboration with the National Arts Centre and inspired by the youth of Frog Lake First Nation, this live staged reading from Indigenous playwright Reneltta Arluk sets Pawâkan Macbeth in Cree territory in 1870s Alberta, with the cannibal spirit, Wihtiko. Tune into this #CanadaPerforms presentation.
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Jane’s Walk

May 1 – 3, 2020
Facebook & Instagram Live
Free to participate

Join Jane’s Walk Calgary and other cities around the world for a virtual Jane’s Walk weekend that you can enjoy from the safety of your home! Follow along on Facebook and Instagram for three days of virtual walks and more brought to you by Jane’s Walk leaders who are passionate about their communities.
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Art Apart

May 1 – 30, 2020
Stream online
Prices vary

The National Theatre School of Canada provides theatre artists the opportunity to learn from professional actors, directors, designers, composers, and theatre makers with free online classes to support the deepening of their craft during this time of isolation. You can also see graduating class shows and a virtual design exhibition.
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An Evening of New Plays

May 2, 2020, 7:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch, registration required

Join Alberta Theatre Projects for an exciting evening of online staged readings of the final works of the ATP Student Writers Group. Under the direction of playwright Camille Pavlenko, eight aspiring playwrights have been hard at work learning the fundamentals of playwriting culminating in this evening of new plays.
albertatheatreprojects.com

Mitchell Brady

May 2, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Stagehand presents Mitchell Brady, the guitarist and lead vocalist for The Static Shift. He’d like nothing better than to be playing with his band mates right now, but they’re being they’re keeping their distance from each other at the moment, so a solo online performance is in order! You won’t want to miss it and leave a tip at stagehand.app.
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in the long grass like the ocean, where the ocean used to be

May 2 – June 6, 2020
Online viewing room
Free to explore

Artists Jennifer Brant and Jennifer Ireland combine their respective interdisciplinary practices to explore and re-envision decolonial human relationships to the land and nature we are a part of. An artist talk will be launched online on June 3.
thenewgallery.org

Kiskisohcikew (they make things to make people remember)

May 3, 2020, 5:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Rescheduled due to technical difficulties, join M:ST Performative Art as it presents the work of Carrie Allison, an Indigenous mixed-ancestor multidisciplinary visual artist whose work seeks to reclaim, remember, recreate, and celebrate her ancestry through visual discussions.
mountainstandardtime.org

Stories from Here

May 4 – 8, 2020, 12:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch, registration required

Stories from Here shares a collection of genuine memories from individuals near and far retold as true short stories, taking you through a selection of funny, touching and soul-shaking memories retold live each day by actors Anne Mason, Peter Parolin, and Apphia Campbell, and accompanied by a selection of Mike Sinclair’s photographs.
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Memories of Here

May 4 – 24, 2020
Online archive with new content added regularly
Free to view

Memories of Here is a virtual presentation of works remembering the 24 exhibitions hosted in VIVIANEART’s current Beltline home. Check in everyday until May 24 as staff members share personal anecdotes and fond memories before the gallery moves to its new home in Inglewood. Be sure to check it out!
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

May 5, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Buddy Elliot is a singer and songwriter who delivers simple yet smart lyrics with clear, sweet vocals that are equal parts heart-break and hope. From soaring ballads to dance hall tunes, a stripped-down country sound backs the humble musings of an astute storyteller. Join Stagehand for this online concert and leave a tip at stagehand.app.
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Sansei: The Storyteller

May 5 – 9, 2020
Stream online
Prices vary

With premieres, exclusive video content, streaming live performances, and free artist talks, the second week of UNO Fest features Kunji Mark Ikeda’s illuminating and profoundly personal theatrical piece, Sansei: The Storyteller. You can also join Ikeda for a free Facebook Live event on May 7 with Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society’s Yukari Peerless.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

May 6, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Benjamin Longman has been described by the Calgary Folk Fest as possessing a pure and yearning tenor voice. Singing tender and poignant ballads, join Stagehand for this live online concert and be sure to leave a tip at stagehand.app if you can!
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The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions: Round 8

May 6, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

The eighth edition of these virtual sessions features four more fantastic Canadian singers! Julia Vos is joined by Ontario singers Josh David, Aaron Allen, and Kelsi Mayne. Be sure to tune in and enjoy the next Blue Jay Virtual Session—we can’t to hear their songs and stories!
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Steel for the Small: The Art of Jeff de Boer

May 6, 2020, 4:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Jeff de Boer is a metal artist of everything from jewelry to large public sculptures, but he is most well-known for his armours for cats and mice. Tune in as he explains why armouring the smallest among us has become a lifelong body of work and shares his story.
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Rumble #363

May 6, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Take part in Rumble House’s next online rumble! This is the 363rd time that artists have gathered, if not in person, in spirit. See a live-stream of the spinning of the wheel followed by a live auction. Each piece will be photographed with the auction number and will be posted on the event page—don’t miss it!
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Layla Lavan

May 6, 2020, 7:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to participate, registration required

Sidewalk Citizen Bakery, in collaboration with the Calgary Institute for the Humanities at the University of Calgary, has curated a weekly 45-minute long conversation with philosophers, scholars, and scientists addressing applied ethics questions arising from the pandemic. This salon features Dr. Azim Shariff.
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The HUB at Home

May 6, 13, 20, 27 & June 3, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Join the Youth Singers of Calgary from the comfort of your homes for the HUB at home sing-a-long nights! For singers in junior high through to grandparents, please join in for an hour of singing together featuring various directors, favourite repertoire. It’s informal and fun so be sure to tune in.
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Isolation Station Happy Hour

May 7, 2020, 4:00pm
Instagram Live
Free to watch

The Calgary Folk Festival is going live on Instagram for happy hour with musical guests Liz Stevens, The Weather Station, and Chad VanGaalen. Presented in partnership with ATB Financial and Big Rock Brewery, tune in for songs, stories, and cheers! Grab a drink and don’t miss it.
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Wordfest Online Happy Hour

May 7, 2020, 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Online via Zoom

Free to watch, registration required

Wordfest’s sixth online happy hour event features Kathy Reichs, the author behind the hit Fox TV series, Bones. Her newest book, A Conspiracy Of Bones, is the 19th entry in her series featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Pour yourself your favourite libation and tune in for a conversation and audience Q&A.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

May 7, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Stagehand is pleased to present Samantha Savage Smith, an active performer in the local and international market for the last decade. Join them for this fantastic online concert experience and leave a tip at stagehand.app!
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George Webber on Vivian Maier

May 7, 2020, 7:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch, registration required

Join Glenbow for a live virtual artist talk with renowned Calgary photographer, George Webber who will discuss the enigmatic life and fascinating photographic legacy of Vivian Maier. This is a free event as part of the #GlenbowFromHome series.
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A mirror selfie by George Webber

A self portrait by George Webber | Photo: George Webber

Rhythm Section

May 7 – June 27, 2020
Online Viewing Room
Free to explore

Rhythm Section, a new exhibition of paintings by Mark Dicey, explores the artist’s continued interest in abstraction and rhythms of everyday life. Having begun his dedicated studio and painting practice after graduating from the Alberta College of Art + Design, Dicey has established himself as an integral presence in the Calgary art world.
jarvishallgallery.com

Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

May 8, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Calgary country crooner Matt Masters is a CKUA radio host and he is the band leader of the Ladies & Gentlemen of the Rodeo (the house band at the King Eddy). Playing solo until he’s allowed to put his bands back together, join Stagehand for this online concert and leave a tip at stagehand.app.
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Karen Klassen

May 8, 2020, 5:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Join a candid discussion with Calgary-based painter and illustrator extraordinaire Karen Klassen. Chat about her current doodling as a distraction from the pandemic, have a peek at her sketchbooks, discuss idea generation, and take a little tour of what is going on in her studio these days. Your questions and comments are welcome.
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(Some)Time

May 8, 2020, 10:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

(Some)Time is Paolino Caputo’s most recent attempt to develop a new project that can navigate the complex intersection of lived experience with crip time, queer conflict with heterotemporality, and learned colonial linearity. Catch Caputo’s work streamed live with M:ST Performative Art’s Bodily Response series.
mountainstandardtime.org

Etsy Calgary Spring Market

May 9, 2020, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Etsy is bringing the party online with sales and promotions from their incredible contingent of shops featuring locally made and curated goods. Shop gorgeous handmade and vintage finds from the comfort and safety of your home and your favourite pajamas. It’s a great way to support local makers.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

May 9, 2020, 6:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Jason Valleau is a founding member of The Polyjesters and has been heard accompanying several artists in Alberta including John Wort Hannam and Blake Reid Band. Valleau is also an active bass player in the Calgary Jazz scene and you can catch him live online with this concert from Stagehand and leave a tip at stagehand.app.
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Kiesza

May 11, 2020, 3:00pm
Instagram Live
Free to watch

Bringing world-class performances to your home virtually, Kiesza performs as part of National Arts Centre’s #CanadaPerforms online series. A Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist from Calgary, tune in to hear a live, stripped down performance highlighting her playful vocals and irresistible pop hooks.
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Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

May 11, 2020, 5:30pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Nico Brennan is a dynamically gifted singer who has been part of Canada’s professional music scene for over 20 years. As the former lead-singer for Calgary’s critically acclaimed Dino Martini’s, see her live with Stagehand and leave a tip at stagehand.app.
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A Spirited Conversation with Victoria James

May 11, 2020, 5:30 – 6:15pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch, registration required

Join Wordfest for its first online Spirited Conversation, featuring Victoria James, the author of the bestselling Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of a Young Sommelier. The 45-minute live-stream features a conversation hosted by Shelley Youngblut.
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Virtual Dance Classes

May 11 – June 20, 2020
Stream online
Prices vary

During this time of social distancing Decidedly Jazz Danceworks  is bringing the joy of movement to you in your home. Their teachers have filmed a series of classes to be streamed at anytime in your home, offering nine live classes per week for adults as well as for youth aged two to 12 at an open level.
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Virtual Koi Tuesday Open Mic Volume 8

May 12, 2020, 6:30pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Enjoy an evening of community, connection, and great music with Koi’s popular open mic night—now digital! Performances take place throughout the lockdown, continuing to connect artists and provide quality entertainment so be sure to tune in each week.
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The Blue Jay Sessions: Round 9

May 13, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

The ninth round of these virtual sessions sees a mix of artists hailing from B.C., Alberta, and Ontario. Join singers Kelly Prescott, Maddison Krebs, Melissa Livingstone, and Travis Dolter performing in the round, as they share their stories and original tunes live and online. Be sure to tune in and leave a tip in the digital jar.
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The Perfect Pairing

May 13, 2020, 5:00pm
Online
$30

A unique virtual book launch where the author delivers a short and fun introduction to mindfulness through a wine tasting with a sommelier, join ConsciousWorks and celebrate Dr. Lisa Belanger’s latest book, A Cup of Mindfulness. The evening help you learn how to practice mindfulness to relieve stress, and recharge and refocus.
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Layla Lavan

May 13, 2020, 7:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to participate, registration required

Join Sidewalk Citizen for the second iteration of Layla Lavan, a night of digital ethics and morality in times of pandemic. Dr. Judy Illes will be in conversation with Christina Frangou discussing Stopping and Restarting through the Lens of Neuroethics: Resilience, Fairness, Dignity, and Respect.
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Rumble #364

May 13, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Take part in Rumble House’s next online rumble! This is the 364th time that artists have gathered, if not in person, in spirit. See a live-stream of the spinning of the wheel followed by a live auction. Each piece will be photographed with the auction number and will be posted on the event page—don’t miss it!
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Daniel J. Levitin

May 14, 2020, 12:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Join a conversation, performance, and audience Q&A with Daniel J. Levitin about his latest bestseller Successful Aging. The author has turned keen insights to what happens in our brains as we age based on neuroscientific evidence. This Wordfest presentation is part of the National Arts Centre’s #CanadaPerforms series.
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Isolation Station Happy Hour

May 14, 2020, 4:00pm
Instagram Live
Free to watch

The Calgary Folk Festival is going live on Instagram for happy hour with musical guests Mariel Buckley, Joey Landreth, and Emily Triggs. Presented in partnership with ATB Financial and Big Rock Brewery, tune in for songs, stories, and cheers! Grab a drink and don’t miss it.
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Wordfest Online Happy Hour

May 14, 2020, 5:30pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch, registration required

Join Wordfest’s online happy hour with award-winning designer Sarah Richardson, whose book Collected: City + Country is a compilation of her favourite interior and exterior spaces, products, places, and creative people. Pour yourself your favourite libation and tune in!
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Aǧúyabskuyela

May 14, 2020, 6:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Suzanne Kite is an Oglála Lakȟóta performance artist, visual artist, and composer who has recently been developing a body interface for movement performances, carbon fibre sculptures, immersive video, and sound installations. Catch Kite’s work as part of M:ST Performative Art’s Bodily Response series.
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Suzanne Kite's Aǧúyabskuyela

Suzanne Kite’s Aǧúyabskuyela | Photo: Courtesy of M:ST Performative Art

Fairy Tales Film Festival

May 14 – 24, 2020
Online screenings
Prices vary

The Calgary Queer Arts Society is changing venues for the Fairy Tales Film Festival—to your house! With programming suited for all ages and demographics across the LGBTQ2A+ spectrum as well as allies, they’re committed to creating and sharing the narratives that shape us and gearing up for a virtual screening of the festival.
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Iso-PLAY-tion Hour

May 14, 21 & 28, 2020, 3:00pm
Online via Zoom
$5

Calling all brilliant, organic, and ridiculous young creatives out there! Join Quest Theatre for an hour-long playtime to explore virtual backgrounds, find the best use for chat windows, and learn to utilize a computer’s camera for dramatic results! Raid your costume closets, scavenge for props, and take advantage of your surroundings for theatrical purposes.
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Story Hour: OurShelves Edition

May 15, 2020, 11:00am
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch

Family Equality and OurShelves Diverse Kids Books are joining forces to create a fun, educational story hour that kids and parents of all ages will enjoy! Tune in to see readings by Calgary Poet Laureate Natalie Meisner and Kyle Lukoff—it’s going to be a great mid-morning treat.
familyequality.org

TEDx Talkback

May 15, 2020, 3:00pm
Instagram Live
Free to watch

The next TEDxYYC Talkback features Robert Wolkow, an award-winning innovator who has had a leading role in discovering, altering and deploying atom scale properties of silicon. His years of fundamental advances have laid a broad foundation for practical applications. ⁠Be sure to tune into this afternoon talk. ⁠
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Latin American Art Exhibition

May 15, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Join the Casa Mexico Foundation via live-stream to celebrate the opening of the virtual Latin American Art Exhibition and Festival for 2020. With a virtual official opening, tune in as Casa Mexico presents the official digital artwork of this year participants.
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Latin American Art Exhibition & Festival

May 15 – June 14, 2020
Online
Free to participate

Take in a series of online programming of visual arts alongside architecture, ceramics, drawing, film, painting, photography and sculpture, literature including fiction, drama, poetry and prose, and performing arts including dance music and theatre. Check out Facebook for its full schedule.
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A tenuous we

May 17, 2020, 1:00 – 4:30pm
Online via Zoom
Free to participate, registration required

Led by Stephanie Wong Ken, this participatory workshop explores the tenuous relationship between the collective and the individual, the “we” and the “I”, through discussion, writing prompts, and knowledge exchange among participants. Join Untitled Art Society for this online workshop—RSVP to take part.
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Jube School Online

May 19, 2020, 2:00pm
Stream online via YouTube
Free to participate

Jube School Live returns with artist Jaye Benoit creating mystical owls. Supplies required are watercolour paper and paint, coloured sharpies, painters tape or masking tape, water, and brush. Don’t have access to these? That’s alright, you can use computer paper, pencil crayons, and masking tape.
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Assassinating Thomson

May 19, 2020, 9:00pm
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch

In this, his one-man tour-de-force, Bruce Horak delves into the mysterious death of famous Canadian painter Tom Thomson and the subsequent rise of the Group of 7. Art, politics, ambition, love, and murder all take the stage in Horak’s compelling work. Presented as part of the National Arts Centre’s #canadaperforms series.
nac-cna.ca

The ShakeUp

May 19 – June 2, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

Downstage’s first annual The ShakeUp festival was scheduled to go live this month, but due to current global circumstances, plans have shifted. Be sure to check out these online offerings as Downstage continues to develop other pieces for future live performances with these excellent emerging artists.
downstage.ca

An Orchestra Adventure

May 19, June 3, 16 & 30, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

Join the Calgary Philharmonic and Associate Conductor Karl Hirzer for a fun and educational tour of the orchestra! This four-part online series takes kids on a musical journey through the four sections that make up a symphony orchestra: woodwinds, strings, brass, and percussion. Tune in as new episodes are released.
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Virtual Grad Show Launch

May 20, 2020, 11:30am
Stream online
Free to watch

Immediately following its virtual Convocation ceremony, the Alberta University of the Arts is launching the new custom-built Grad Show website which will take the traditional exhibition curated by the university’s Illingworth Kerr Gallery into a digital space. Open to the public, be sure to tune in to this launch.
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The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions: Round 10

May 20, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

The 10th session is going cross-country once again with some phenomenal talent from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. Singers Shawnee Music, JJ Voss, Nicole Rayy, and Justin LaBrash are performing in the round and we can’t wait to hear what they’re bringing to the table.
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Mandy Morris

May 20, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Best described as Ella Fitzgerald meets Fred Penner, Mandy Morris and her band make jazz approachable for young children and their families! She combines original music with old standards with new interpretations of common children’s tunes. Presented as part of the National Arts Centre’s #canadaperforms series.
nac-cna.ca

Rumble #365

May 20, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Take part in Rumble House’s next online rumble! This is the 365th time that artists have gathered, if not in person, in spirit. See a live-stream of the spinning of the wheel followed by a live auction. Each piece will be photographed with the auction number and will be posted on the event page—don’t miss it!
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Level Up Conversations

May 21, 2020, 12:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

This live conversation with Todd Hirsch and Chad Park features TEDxYYC Alumni whose ideas, insights and community initiatives are making a difference and can help us reflect and navigate through these unprecedented times. Delve deeper into our road to economic recovery and any bold ideas that can take us forward.
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Wordfest Online Happy Hour

May 21, 2020, 5:30pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch, registration required

Join Wordfest’s online happy hour event with Jason B. Rosenthal, the author of the inspiring memoir of love and loss, My Wife Said You May Want To Marry Me. The live-stream on Zoom features a conversation hosted by Wordfest’s CEO, Shelley Youngblut, followed by an audience Q&A.
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Sharing Dance Day Virtual Rehearsal

May 23, 2020, 3:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to participate

The Wildflower Arts Centre and Canada’s National Ballet School invite you to a special online Sharing Dance Day event. In advance of the actual day, be sure to hit up this virtual rehearsal for the Calgary community to help you learn an excerpt of the choreography! RSVP for the rehearsal at sharingdance@nbs-enb.ca.
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Ted Godwin: A Retrospective, Part I

May 23 – June 17, 2020
Online archive
Free to explore

Check out this online release with an e-catalogue and virtual tour from Wallace Galleries. Ted “the Kid” Godwin was a professor at the University of Regina in the 50s and 60s, and exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada.
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An Asian Heritage Month Edit

May 25 – 31, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, Swallow-a-Bicycle has put together a series of live-streamed interviews, workshops, and performances, providing a great opportunity for all Canadians to reflect on and celebrate the contributions of Canadians of Asian descent.
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Yotam Peled

May 26, 2020, 10:00am
Online via Zoom
Free to watch, registration required

Yotam Peled is a Berlin-based freelance performer and choreographer, and current resident in Contemporary Calgary’s 2020 Collider In-Residence Artist Residency. This lecture and workshop is part of Yotam’s residency research into how his interests and creativity are evolving in response to a now necessitated digital space.
contemporarycalgary.com

Jube School Online

May 26, 2020, 2:00pm
Stream online via YouTube
Free to participate

Join Jube School for a mindfulness mark making workshop with creative wellness facilitator Paula Timm. Supplies needed are heavy paper, canvas or board, acrylic and watercolours in any and all colours, white acrylic paint, paint brushes, water bucket, and paper towel. Tune in live and get creating.
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Music to My Ears

May 26, 2020, 7:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Join in as Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Associate Conductor Karl Hirzer takes you through Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral). The Music to My Ears series is a chance to explore how composers reached milestones in the history of music thanks to their resilience in difficult times so be sure to tune in and start learning.
calgaryphil.com

The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions: Round 11

May 27, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

The 11th round of The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions features some very talented singers from B.C. and Alberta! Tune in as Liz, Michael Daniels, Lisa Nicole, and Taylor-Rae join in to share their original songs and stories via Facebook Live. You won’t want to miss it so mark your calendar!
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Layla Lavan

May 27, 2020, 7:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch, registration required

An important interview on end-of-life issues arising from the pandemic, join Sidewalk Citizen its fourth digital ethics and morality salon. This series features a weekly 45-minute long conversation with philosophers, scholars, and scientists addressing applied ethics questions arising from the pandemic.
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Rumble #366

May 27, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Take part in Rumble House’s next online rumble! This is the 366th time that artists have gathered, if not in person, in spirit. See a live-stream of the spinning of the wheel followed by a live auction. Each piece will be photographed with the auction number and will be posted on the event page—don’t miss it!
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Wordfest Online Happy Hour

May 28, 2020, 5:30pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch, registration required

Join Wordfest’s online happy hour event with Irish-based journalist Mark O’Connell, whose doomsday obsession lead to Notes From An Apocalypse. Pour yourself your favourite libation and tune into this timely conversation hosted by CEO & Creative Ringleader, Shelley Youngblut.
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Calgary Story Slam

May 28, 2020, 7:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch, registration required

Storytelling is an amazing way to connect, laugh, support, and heal. An open mic storytelling night for you to tell your story, this free online slam surrounds the theme of together. Be sure to join the Calgary Story Slam for this fun event and register with your email to be invited to the secure Zoom session.
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Sharing Dance Day

May 29, 2020
Stream online
Free to participate

The Wildflower Arts Centre and Canada’s National Ballet School invite you to learn the Sharing Dance choreography—an accessible dance project to learn and rehearse at home! This year’s featured work was created by Canadian choreographer Jera Wolfe. No dance experience is required!
nbs-enb.ca

Digital Dance Party

May 29, 2020, 3:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to participate, registration required

Momo Movement’s Digital Dance Party comes complete with music selected by you! Warm-up together and then the rest of the class will be focused on dancing together to the music selected by the community. This is a free event and accessible to people with and without disabilities.
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Dolly Wiggler Cabaret Online

May 29 & 30, 2020, 8:00pm
Online via Zoom
Prices vary

It’s wild, it’s weird, it’s always entertaining! See short form puppetry for adults in Calgary’s best cabaret venue, your beautiful mind! Grab tickets to attend the live Zoom event or lurk online, the evening is hosted by Xstine Cook and Mooky Cornish and produced in partnership with Puppet Power Conference.
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Charlotte Cornfield & Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

May 30, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
$8

The Calgary Folk Music Festival’s Virtually Live series kicks off with the hook-filled lyrics of singer-songwriter Michael Bernard Fitzgerald plus Charlotte Cornfield’s contemporary, contemplative, funny, and heart-wrenching tunes.
calgaryfolkfest.com

Find Your Inner Dance

June 1, 2020, 5:00pm
Stream Online
Free to participate, registration required

Part of Empathy Week, Momo Movement’s workshop invites you to close your eyes, take a deep breath and bring your attention to the sensation in your body. This workshop encourages you to begin to move in any way, literally anyway, that feels satisfying or interesting. Be sure to register to save your spot.
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Empathy Week

June 1 – 7, 2020
Online

Free to participate, registration recommended

Empathy Week is curated by Humainologie and is a community initiative with numerous Calgary partner organizations and individuals coming together to host a variety of events. It is a seven-day digital festival of events that promote empathy, human connection, and the recognition of our shared humanity.
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Lines of Sight

June 2, 2020, 6:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Join THIRD ACTion Film Festival for the true story of Jim “JC” Hall, the creator of the art movement Lineillism. Life threw him a curve and he turned it into a line. The viewing party is followed by a Q&A with special guests Steve Oldfield, filmmaker of Lines of Sight, and Patricia Morgan, resiliency advocate.
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The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions: Round 12

June 3, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

There’s some amazing talent joining in for the 12th round of these virtual sessions! Tune in as Kalsey Kulyk, Andrew Hyatt, Don Amero, and Carolina East share their original songs and stories during a live-stream songwriters circle. You won’t want to miss it and be sure to leave a tip if you can.
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Versions: Black Lives Matter Fundraiser

June 3, 2020, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Twitch
By donation

In solidarity with #blackouttuesday and with the fight against systemic racism, white supremacy, and the historic oppression that the Black community faces every single day, this week’s edition of Versions is dedicated to fundraising for the SANKOFA Artist & Music Foundation in Calgary.
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Empathy as a Life Skill

June 3, 2020, 6:30pm
Online
By donation, registration required

Part of Empathy Week, join Calgary’s Dialogue Group, led by Dr. Arthur Clark, for a conversation about empathy as a life skill for personal and social transformation. The dialogue format provides an opportunity for reflection, interaction and sharing experiences and views in a nonjudgmental setting. Suggested donation is $10.
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More Than A Number

June 3, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Help celebrate Seniors Week with Seniors’ Acting Lab and a humorous look at ageism! Join five card playing friends whose game gets totally sidetracked as things heat up over whether ageism really exists and what form it takes in their individual lives. This is an original play written by members of the Seniors’ Acting Lab.
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Rumble #367

June 3, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

This world is burning, and Rumble House’s 367th incarnation is a soul rumble with a no money auction, where artists will have an opportunity to trade their artworks for negotiated tasks of change or activism. Think of how you can make a difference, small acts of love, big acts of action, and be prepared to bid on art with actions!
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Layla Lavan

June 3, 2020, 7:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch, registration required

Dr. Yuval Neria joins Christina Frangou to look at the impact of isolation from friends and family during the COVID-19 quarantine. How has the loss of physical closeness impacted our behaviour and happiness and what are the long-term effects? What are the mental stresses that we are facing in going into our new routine as we reopen?
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Level Up Conversations

June 4, 2020, 12:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

This live conversation features TEDxYYC Alumni whose ideas, insights, and community initiatives are making a difference and can help us reflect and navigate through these unprecedented times. For this conversation join Sue Mylde in exploring how education is evolving and how students are impacted.
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Kids DIY Puppetry

June 4, 2020, 3:00pm
Stream online
Free to participate, registration required

Part of Empathy Week, join Wendy Passmore-Godfrey as she leads a workshop for ages six and up in making a geometric paper tiger sculpture puppet! Watch as she shares some samples followed by a walk-through on how to make the geometric shapes, tubes, cones, triangular prisms, and more.
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Isolation Point Virtual Concert Series

June 4, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch

The ninth performance of the Isolation Point Virtual Concert Series presents Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra bassoonist Michael Hope performing Rhapsody for solo bassoon, works by Willson Osborne, and others—be sure to tune in and leave a donation if you can.
mountainviewfestival.com

Tomorrow’s Child

June 4 – 6 & 11 – 13, 2020
Stream online
$19.99

Parents Polly and Peter confront the reality that their baby has been born into another dimension. Vertigo Theatre and Ghost River Theatre’s joint presentation invites you to fully immerse yourself in the world of sci-fi giant Ray Bradbury’s retro-futurism through the 3D audio effects of binaural technology.
vertigotheatre.com

A child curled up in a clear rubbermate tote

Tomorrow’s Child | Photo: Timothy Archibald

Walk of Life

June 5, 2020, 2:00pm
Stream online
Free to participate, registration required

With the opportunity to share their stories and build empathy through discussion and art making in a time of social distancing, those who register receive a package with art supplies and prompts for creating an art work about their walk of life and are invited to share their experience with other participants.
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The Great Disconnect

June 5, 2020, 6:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Uncover why, in a world seemingly more connected than ever before, people are feeling more and more socially isolated—and the true cost this has on our lives and communities. Presented by THIRD ACTion Film Festival, this viewing party is followed by a Q&A with special guests from the film—Tamer Soliman and Sarah Douglas.
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Yambhala Music Festival

June 6, 2020, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Various venues
Free to watch

Part of the National Arts Drive, the first annual Yambhala Music Festival is designed to get local musicians back to work in a responsibly distant yet connected way. Cruise by this buskers stage on foot or bike, park your car nearby, or bring a camp chair and picnic in Lindsay Park. Be sure to leave a tip if you can.
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Full STEAM Ahead

June 6, 2020, 5:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Campfire Kinship presents an event designed to celebrate diverse STEAM talent and their vital contributions to our city. Using the highly creative and visual digital storytelling PechaKucha format, hear stories about what inspired them to embark on their professional journeys, and stay the course, despite challenges.
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Terra Lightfoot & Josyara

June 6, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
$8

The Calgary Folk Music Festival’s Virtually Live series continues with two fierce players—big-voiced gutsy Hamilton roots-rocker Terra Lightfoot and an enticing voice of a new Brazilian era, Sao Paulo-based Josyara.
calgaryfolkfest.com

Pow-Wow Fit

June 7, 2020, 10:00am
Stream online
Free to participate, registration required

This fitness class teaches traditional dance steps and concepts of Indigenous dance styles. Learn about the historical representations of each dance style while working on your cardio fitness with Nikita Kahpeaysewat, a Plains Cree woman from the Moosomin First Nations in Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatchewan.
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Create Your Own Puppet Pal

June 9, 2020, 2:00pm
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch

Jube School invites you to join in for a very special live event to create your own puppet pal with Brendan Boyd! Supplies needed include felt, paper, fun foam, glue sticks, sharpies, and more—parent help is required so make it a family affair. We can’t wait to see who you create!
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The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions: Round 13

June 10, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Blue Jay is nearing the end of its live-stream sessions with a mix of Canadian artists from across Canada as well as Nashville! Kadooh, David Boyd Janes, Mallory Johnson, and Callie McCullough join in the round to sing a collection of original songs and share some fun stories along the way.
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The HUB at Home

June 10, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Join the Youth Singers of Calgary from the comfort of your homes for this family-friendly sing-a-long night! For singers in junior high through to grandparents, please join in for an hour of singing together featuring various directors, favourite repertoire. It’s informal and fun so be sure to tune in.
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Rumble #368

June 10, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Take part in Rumble House’s next online rumble! This is the 368th time that artists have gathered, if not in person, in spirit. See a live-stream of the spinning of the wheel followed by a live auction. Each piece will be photographed with the auction number and will be posted on the event page—don’t miss it!
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IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists

June 10 – 13, 2020
Stream online
Pay-what-you-can

Presented via a festival-at-a-distance model, don’t miss the Hyperspace Edition. We may be spatially distanced, but like entangled particles, there is no severing our social and artistic connections. There are worlds to explore and adventures to encounter—together.
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Alberta Spotlight

June 11, 2020, 4:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch

An innovative program designed to showcase Alberta’s diverse talent, this online series is meant to connect Albertans across the province with music during these times of physical distancing. Featured performers include Nuela Charles, Reuben and the Dark, Ariane Mahrÿke Lemire, and Tim Williams.
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Wordfest Online Happy Hour

June 11, 2020, 5:30pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch, registration required

Join Wordfest’s online happy hour event with author Curtis Sittenfeld, and her new book, Rodham. Pour yourself your favourite libation and tune into this timely conversation hosted by Wordfest’s CEO & Creative Ringleader, Shelley Youngblut.
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TED Circles

June 11, 2020, 6:00pm
Stream online
Free to participate, registration required

Come together over a cup of tea or coffee, maybe even a glass of wine, and some delightful conversation about ideas worth sharing. Participants may be friends or anyone within the community interested in discussing a number of different topics, this week’s topic is the gift and power of emotional courage with Susan David.
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Okotoks Film Festival

June 11 – 14, 2020
Stream online
Prices vary

The Okotoks Film Festival is live-streaming online this year. A pass gets you access to the entire four-day program and you can take advantage of the opening night special which gets you a festival pass, as well as beer and popcorn delivered to your door for Okotoks residents. You can even see the popular 48-Hour Filmmaking Challenge.
okotoksfilmfestival.ca

Karrie Arthurs

June 12, 2020, 5:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Local artist and tattoo maven Karrie Arthurs chats with Christine Klassen about how her tattooing and fine art worlds co-exist, her love of drawing on top of antique paper, portraits, and objects, and why she melds history with the present in her creative practice. Questions and comments are welcome!
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Create Kids Fest

June 13, 2020, 9:30am – 8:30pm
Facebook Live
By donation

Create Kids Fest is dedicated to providing kids and their families socially distant art experiences! The day is going to be full of incredible artists and youth sharing their talent and passion with kids and families. There will be music, dancing, and lots of laughs to be had as we create together—online and from a safe distance.
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Summer Stamp Camp Online

June 13, 2020, 9:45am – 4:30pm
Online via Zoom
Prices vary

Want to try a new hobby? Bored at home? This fun day of crafts and learning invites you to learn how to sponge on ink and use masks. Be the designer and create your own unique paper patterns, how to create a simple fun fold card, and the beautiful simplicity of watercolour pencils.
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Royalty Realness

June 13, 2020, 1:00pm
Facebook Live
By donation

Royalty Realness celebrates diversity and encourages children to look beyond gender stereotypes and embrace exploration of self. Spark your imagination and celebrate inclusion and diversity with this new glamorous family-friendly story-time program, led by local drag queens and kings, presented as part of Create Kids Fest.
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Undressed

June 13, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
$75 – $150

Part of its Playwrights Project, Alberta Theatre Projects and Deane House have joined forces for an exclusive dinner and viewing party of a reading of the new play by Louise Casemore. The play is currently in the development workshop phase and you won’t want miss this one-night-only online theatrical experience.
albertatheatreprojects.com

Kaia Kater & Tom Phillips

June 13, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
$8

Catch Calgary’s gritty poetic troubadour Tom Phillips as he and Kaia Kater—with her ancient, authentic, and fresh musical takes—trade songs. Critics have called Kater’s music ancient and authentic and brand new. Calgary Folk Music Festival’s Virtually Live series continues with this one-of-a-kind online experience.
calgaryfolkfest.com

Meet Aya Mhana

June 13, 2020, 7:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Aya Mhana is a Syrian-born singer, songwriter, and oud player who moves easily between English and Arabic, writing lyrics with a poet’s sensibilities. Join Calgary Public Library’s newcomer artist in residence for this this virtual artist talk and performance, followed by audience questions.
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A photo of Aya Mhana on stage

Aya Mhana | Photo: Courtesy of the Calgary Public Library

Calgary Ukrainian Festival

June 13 & 14, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

Calgary Ukrainian Festival celebrates its 11th anniversary with its first ever virtual festival, connecting people as a community and sharing their love of Ukrainian culture online. The lineup includes virtual performers, a physically distant kitchen Zabava, workshops, online shopping, and more!
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Clothesline Online

June 13 – 30, 2020
Online archive
Free to explore

The Leighton Centre brings you its 33rd annual Clothesline Festival & Art Sale, an online version of this annual beloved event, right to your couch or kitchen table! Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, and shop artworks in a wide variety of mediums and styles by some of the centre’s talented member artists.
leightoncentre.org

Amy Bishop & the Hopeless Sinners

June 14, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Get ready for some great local music to cap off your weekend! Amy Bishop and the Sinners are streaming a show live from the Ironwood Stage & Grill this Sunday so be sure to tune in and be sure to leave a tip if you can.
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TED Circles

June 16, 2020, 6:00pm
Stream online
Free to participate, registration required

Come together over a cup of tea or coffee, maybe even a glass of wine, and some delightful conversation about ideas worth sharing. Participants may be friends or anyone within the community interested in discussing a number of different topics, this week explores the symbols of systematic racism with Paul Rucker.
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The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions: Round 14

June 17, 2020, 2:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Take in four great musical acts from across Canada in the 14th and final weekly virtual session! Performers include pop duo Fionn, ANNIKA, Justin Fancy, and Kendra Kay performing original songs and sharing their stories in an exciting live-stream songwriters session.
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Rumble #369

June 17, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Take part in Rumble House’s next online rumble! This is the 369th time that artists have gathered, if not in person, in spirit. See a live-stream of the spinning of the wheel followed by a live auction. Each piece will be photographed with the auction number and will be posted on the event page—don’t miss it!
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The HUB at Home

June 17 – July 15, 2020, Wednesdays at 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Extended for a few more weeks, join the Youth Singers of Calgary from the comfort of your homes with your families for its HUB sing-a-long nights. Open to current singers, families, alumni, and any singers from the community who would like to come together to sing, be sure to join in and have a fun night.
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Level Up Conversations

June 18, 2020, 12:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Host Tim Tamashiro will be interviewing TEDxYYC Artist-in-Residence Dean Stanton and Chris Maric of One Big Jam to discuss how the pandemic has impacted artists in Calgary and how artists are going virtual. The next Level Up Conversation explores the theme Artists Going Virtual so be sure to tune in!
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Warrior Fathers

June 18, 2020, 3:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

In this screening presented by Calgary Queer Arts Society, Thomas Snow, a Stoney Nakoda father, searches his upbringing for wisdom on parenting his two youngest children in a colonial world. The post screening panel is moderated by Ken Lima-Coelho, and includes Chris Hsiung, Thomas Snow, and Tim Fox.
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Eugene-A-Thon

June 18, 2020, 4:30 – 10:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

What if you mixed the Jerry Lewis Telethon with a fundraiser to promote teen literacy and arts education, and centred it around Calgary artistic icon Eugene Stickland? Wordfest has lined up 28 of the country’s best artists and community leaders to join him for performance, conversation, inspiration, and provocation.
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Single Onion #167

June 18, 2020, 7:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch

Heading into the virtual sphere, the Single Onion is teaming up with Shelf Life Books and NeWest Press to present an online reading. Featuring two new poetry books—Bertrand Bickersteth’s The Response of Weeds and Meredith Quartermain’s Lullabies in the Real World—registration is required for this fun evening!
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Olena Kilchyk

June 18, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch

Alberta’s Mountain View Connection goes online with a new virtual concert series during the COVID-19 pandemic performance project called Isolation Point. Be sure to check out its 10th virtual concert featuring the incredible Olena Kilchyk playing the cello and leave a donation if you can.
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Anti-Racism Film Discussion Series

June 18 & 27, 2020
Online via Zoom
$12 – $20

Join Humainologie for a moderated discussion to deepen our understanding of Black Lives Matter, racism, and being effective allies. Participants are required to watch two films—13th and American Sons—via Netflix in advance of the discussions and come ready to join the conversation.
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Campfire Chats

June 19, 2020, 2:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

How have Indigenous communities navigated the COVID-19 crisis, and how can we use Indigenous ways of knowing to move forward together with strength and hope? Honour National Indigenous Peoples Day online with stories, reflections, and discussion with experts on the topic of Indigenous resilience.
ucalgary.ca

Heather Close (part deux)

June 19, 2020, 5:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

This live-stream features a solo chat with local artist Heather Close who joins Christine Klassen to talk about what she has been up to in her studio since April, her love of paper, the trials and tribulations of using water-based media, and where these unexpected amalgamations of plants and organisms come from.
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Moon Legends

June 19 – 21, 2020
Stream online via YouTube
$10 – $25

SideNote Theatre and DIY Theatre present an enchanting, spiritual journey of two searching souls discovering the strength of love. Set within the mystical heavens above and waters of the earth, their love empowers them to face the difficult choices they must make, with hope of securing their fate for all eternity.
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Neighbour Day Calgary

June 20, 2020
From anywhere
Free to participate

Neighbour Day celebrates the outpouring of support neighbours demonstrated after the 2013 floods. It has evolved into an annual celebration of what makes Calgary such a great city. Help celebrate by connecting virtually with friends and neighbours, decorate your yard, share photos on social media, and celebrate your community!
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A photo of a person sitting on a colourful rug with their laptop on their lap

Go online this year for Neighbour Day | Photo: Courtesy of The City of Calgary

Listening Session

June 20, 2020, 12:30pm
Online via Zoom
Free to participate, registration required

Join d.talks for a virtual listening session with Dr. Yvonne Poitras Pratt and an opportunity to develop an awareness of the narratives and histories that are often untold. This session launches the critical writing workshop series WriteON 2020: Rooted: Togetherness in the built environment.
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Neighbour Day Classic

June 20, 2020, 3:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Join the four-part a cappella group The Heebee-jeebees who will be spaced out—even more than usual—as they sing songs safely to celebrate springtime and Father’s Day. A 30-minute concert, this year’s Neighbour Day wouldn’t be complete without a bit of fun from somebody’s big back yard!
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Tré Burt & Haley Heynderickx

June 20, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
$8

Calgary Folk Music Festival continues with its Virtually Live series! Portland’s Haley Heynderickx is a next generation unorthodox indie-folk flag bearer. She’s joined by Tré Burt, the first new voice signed to John Prine’s Oh Boy label in 15 years. Grab your tickets and be sure to tune in.
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National Indigenous Day Celebration

June 21, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

Join in virtually for a National Indigenous Day celebration! This year’s theme is Keeping the Circle Strong through Mother Earth’s Future Generations, reflecting the pride of our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. You can even submit your own video.
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Speak Up! Launch

June 21, 2020
Online
Free to explore

National Music Centre presents this online exhibit highlighting Indigenous artists making social and political impacts in Canada, including Igloolik psych-rockers Northern Haze, the father of Inuktitut music Charlie Panigoniak, singer-songwriter Kinnie Starr, among many others. Explore the show at its launch.
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Introduction to Dance

June 22, 2020, 10:00am
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Taught by Dancing Parkinson’s YYC program director Vicki Adams Willis and teacher Krista White, with accompaniment by keyboard player Sheldon Zandboer, this low impact class introduces the viewer to a cross-section of material from the program. Join Decidedly Jazz Danceworks for this Facebook premiere!
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Calgary Underground Film Festival

June 22 – 28, 2020
Stream online
Prices vary

Throughout the seven-day online event, you’ll discover unique independent and genre films streaming in Alberta for the first time, shorts packages, Q&As with filmmakers, programmer intros, and interactive experiences. Stay tuned as the lineup is announced in early June.
calgaryundergroundfilm.org

Sled Island Lemonade Stand

June 22 – 28, 2020
Some online programming
Prices vary

Sled Island tips its hat to the festival week that would have been with a series of free or accessibly-priced live-streams, film screenings, comedy and DJ sets, and varied activities taking place both online and in-person. The Lemonade Stand is sure to be a fun celebration.
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Tricia Edwards

June 24, 2020, 12:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Join Tricia Edwards, jazz pianist and keyboardist, for a special live-streamed performance of some of her favourite tunes and some thoughts about the role of art and music in this time of isolation. Presented by ProArts, don’t miss From My House to Yours: Music and Musings in the Time of Quarantine.
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RITUAL

June 24, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch

A filling Station panel discussion and issue launch, RITUAL features poet Leslie Joy Ahenda, artist Jessica Bebenek, and author S.K. Ibra in dialogue with filling Station editors Amy LeBlanc and Kyle Flemmer. Tune in for this coast-to-coast discussion on ritual in art and literature, followed by a Q&A in the chat.
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Sami Tamimi & Tara Wigley

June 25, 2020, 12:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Don’t miss the online food event of 2020. Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley’s new cookbook Falastin is a love letter to Palestine with 120 unforgettable recipes and stories. This event includes an on-stage conversation, hosted by Shelley Youngblut, with an audience Q&A.
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Level Up Conversations

June 25, 2020, 12:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Ideas that call for equity, justice, and inclusion matter more than ever. Tune in as host Tim Tamashiro interviews TEDxYYC alumni speaker Marni Panas, a transgender woman, a mother, and a diversity and inclusion professional dedicated to creating safe and welcoming environments for the LGBTQ2S+ population.
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Market Collective General Store

June 25, 2020, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Instagram Live
Free to watch

Market Collective goes online! Hosted by Angel and Jimmy Boi, the launch of the Market Collective General Store features DJ BLKFT with Kyle Young Pine, Beni J. from 10 at 10, Jared Daniel & Timothonius, Lola from Dark Corners Studio, Mita, Jemma from Field Kit, Wyatt C. Louis, and more!
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Road To Canada Day

June 26, 2020, 7:30pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Embarking on a journey throughout the month of June, #CanadaPerforms celebrates and profiles performing arts festivals from across Canada that were forced to shutter due to the pandemic. Tune in as Calgary Folk Festival presents Sinzere performing live from Festival Hall. You won’t want to miss it!
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Calgary Heart Beats

June 27, 2020, 5:00pm
Stream online
By donation

This live-streamed charity concert is designed to support five Calgary charities and the local economy due to COVID-19 through online donations. The event features special performances by Calgary-born musicians Paul Brandt, Loverboy, Lindsay Ell, Tate McRae, The Dudes, Kiesza, and Reuben and The Dark.
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Steve Poltz & Kris Demeanor

June 27, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
$8

Two creative truth-tellers unite for the Calgary Folk Music Festival’s Virtually Live series. Grab your tickets and tune in as Steve Poltz brings his trademark sardonic wit and left-turn lyrics, exchanging barbs with Calgary’s inaugural poet laureate and clever wordsmith Kris Demeanor.
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Romeo & Juliet

June 27 – July 25, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

It is love at first sight for Romeo and Juliet, two teens from rival families. As their courtship blossoms, one of the greatest love stories of all time unfolds. Watch Shakespeare’s classic story of star-crossed lovers from the comfort of your home, as Alberta’s emerging artists take on this universally accessible love story. This production is streamed live at 7:00pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the run.
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Online Improv Workshops

June 29, July 15 & 27, 2020
Online via Zoom
$25

This series of online workshops covers a variety of specialized topics, taught by the Kinkonauts’ talented instructors. All classes are 90 minutes long, one night only, and registrations are limited to 10 students.
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Convergence Music Series

June 29, 2020, 6:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Six musicians, one filmmaker, and a new arts streaming platform, Mountain View Festival presents Light Classics: A Medley of Chamber Music Miniatures as part of this dynamic series. Tune in to hear this concert featuring work by Debussy, Larsen, Baker, and more.
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TEDx Talkback

June 30, 2020, 12:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Tune in for an interview with Sheila Watt-Cloutier to discuss her TEDxYYC talk: Human Trauma and Climate Trauma As One. Sheila is a Canadian Inuit activist, born in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik who has become one of the most influential Indigenous environmental, cultural, and human rights advocates in the world.
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hyper(in)visibility

June 30, 2020, 2:30pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch, registration required

A conversation with Pearl C Hsiung, Maia Ruth Lee, Astria Suparak, Stephanie Syjuco, Hồng-Ân Trương, and Christine Tien Wang, host stephanie mei huang invites all to hear from six Asian women artists on reckoning with a racialized and gendered spectrum of visibility. This panel is held in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
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Doreen Vanderstoop

June 30, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Tune in as Calgary author and president of Storytelling Alberta Doreen Vanderstoop reads from her literary dystopian novel, Watershed, followed by a Q&A led by Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Treasurer Susan Carpenter. Viewers even have the chance to send questions during the event so be sure to check it out.
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Road To Canada Day

June 30, 2020, 7:30pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Embarking on a journey throughout the month of June, #CanadaPerforms celebrates and profiles performing arts festivals from across Canada that were forced to shutter due to the pandemic. Tune in as Calgary Folk Festival presents Shaela Miller performing live from Festival Hall. Don’t miss it!
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Oh Canada

July 1, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

Canadians are invited to take part in virtual celebrations from coast to coast to coast and come together virtually to express our pride in being Canadian. Wherever you are across the country, enjoy Canada Day midday and evening shows on Canadian Heritage’s social media sites and on CBC and Radio-Canada.
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Canada Day

July 1, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

Celebrate Canada Day by taking part in a variety of activities from your own home. Dress in red and white, paint your face, decorate—there’s no end to the ways you can celebrate! Online musical performances feature Calgary artists including Paul Brandt, Lynn Olagundoye, T. Buckley, Chad VanGaalen, and Bebe Buckskin.
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A behind-the-scenes photo of the Canada Day concert

Paul Brant on the roof of the King Eddy | Photo: Courtesy of The City of Calgary

Virtual Canada Day

July 1, 2020, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Fort Calgary is doing Canada Day a little different this year! While still welcoming Calgarians to gather and celebrate this day with their families and friends, this year they will be gathering virtually, hosting some family-friendly activities and guest speakers online for the community to access all day.
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Canada Day at Home

July 1, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Celebrate Canada Day from the comfort of your home. Join the Calgary Public Library online for a fun-filled afternoon to celebrate our national pride including a special, virtual storytime, streamed family-friendly performances, an Instagram contest, and more.
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Wordfest Online Happy Hour

July 2, 2020, 5:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Join in for Wordfest’s next happy hour event with Wayne Arthurson and Ian Kinney. Pour yourself your favourite libation and be sure to tune into the live-stream for a timely conversation hosted by Wordfest’s CEO & Creative Ringleader, Shelley Youngblut.
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Live from Music Mile: It’s Friday Night

July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

Music is returning to Music Mile once again! Showcasing five venues every Friday in July, catch live music shows played to in-person audiences and streamed live to music lovers at home. Be sure to head down to the mile to listen live or let the music come to you!
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Mick Flannery & William Elliot Whitmore

July 4, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
$8

The Calgary Folk Music Festival’s final program in its Virtually Live series features Irish Mick Flannery’s beautifully-crafted, intense topical stories and Iowa’s William Elliott Whitmore’s anthemic banjo-driven, punk-influenced rural anthems. Grab tickets and don’t miss it!
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Xposed: Naked and Not Afraid

July 4 – 25, 2020
Online exhibition
Free to explore

The Knox Contemporary Gallery of Art has brought together an eclectic array of contemporary art from artists around the world that celebrates and explores the human figure, sexuality, and identity in its first online exhibition. With international and local artists, be sure to check it out!
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Calgary Community Benefit Concert

July 5, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
By donation

The StainGlass Social brings local artists to the stage, while offering Calgarians, and music fans from all over, the chance to come together and enjoy a musical evening in support of local charities. Participating artists include Steve Newsome, Justine Vandergrift, and Brady Elsen.
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Convergence Music Series

July 6, 2020, 6:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Six musicians, one filmmaker, and a new arts streaming platform, Mountain View Festival presents Minimalist Expressions: The Sounds of Our Timepart of this dynamic series. Tune in to hear this concert featuring work by Pavel Karmanov and Terry Riley. You won’t want to miss it.
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Calgary BIPOC Circle Discussion

July 8, 2020, 12:30pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Join in a circle discussion amongst Calgary BIPOC artists regarding their experiences and time spent in the theatre and arts communities here, with an aim to engage in looking at the unique cultural climate that has been fostered and the systems that remain in place.
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Wordfest Online Happy Hour

July 9, 2020, 5:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Join in with New York Times bestselling author Maria Konnikova. Pour yourself your favourite libation and tune in for this conversation about her new book, The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win, hosted by Wordfest’s CEO & Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut.
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Convergence Music Series

July 13, 2020, 6:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Six musicians, one filmmaker, and a new arts streaming platform, Mountain View Festival presents Mysterious & Magical: A Journey Into a World of Dreams & Imagination. Tune in to hear this concert featuring work by Rabinovitch-Barakovsky, Piazzolla, and Couperin. Don’t miss it.
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Ironic Dancing (is) the same as Dancing

July 13 – 27, 2020, Mondays 4:00 – 6:00pm
Facebook Live
Pay-what-you-can

People of all ages and abilities encouraged to take the time and space for communal movement, sharing, and creative play in this online event led by Slow Motion Radical’s Kara Bullock. No matter where or why you dance, this is a great opportunity to move in and out of your comfort zone!
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Morningside Music Bridge

July 13 – 30, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

This summer the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is featuring online performances by well-known classical musicians and emerging young artists ages 12 to 18 who would have been attending the prestigious Morningside Music Bridge (MMB) program in Boston.
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hyper(in)visibility

July 14, 2020, 2:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch

A conversation with Pearl C Hsiung, Maia Ruth Lee, Astria Suparak, Stephanie Syjuco, Hồng-Ân Trương, and Christine Tien Wang, host stephanie mei huang invites all to hear from six Asian women artists on reckoning with a racialized and gendered spectrum of visibility. This panel is held in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
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Rumble #373

July 15, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Take part in Rumble House’s next online rumble celebrating eight years! This is the 373rd time that artists have gathered, if not in person, in spirit. See a live-stream of the spinning of the wheel followed by a live auction. Each piece will be photographed with the auction number and will be posted on the event page—don’t miss it!
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Wordfest Online Happy Hour

July 16, 2020, 12:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Join in for not one, but two powerhouse writers, Eternity Martis and Tessa McWatt. Pour yourself your favourite libation and tune in to this 45-minute conversation hosted by Shelley Youngblut.
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RAAAAR!: A Variety Show

July 18, 2020, 6:00pm
Stream online
By donation

Join Radical Artists and Activists Against Racism for an evening of music, poetry, theatre, drag, and everything in between. Featuring artists of colour, this variety show raises funds for organizations that protect the legal rights of Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) so be sure to tune in.
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Level Up Conversations

July 23, 2020, 12:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

This conversation focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations and how the pandemic has exposed systemic issues. Tune in as host Tim Tamashiro interviews co-founder of the Calgary Immigrant Support Society, Saima Jamal, and the Alberta Lead for the International Justice Mission of Canada, Philip Calvert.
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Calgary Folk Music Festival at Home

July 23 – 26, 2020
Stream online
Pay-what-you-can

From Calgary’s backyard to the world and back, 18 artists perform live from their homes and studios for a magical, grassroots experiential global gathering. See performances by Birds of Chicago, Corb Lund, Lucy Dacus, Patrick Watson, Vox Sambou, and more!
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Tommaso

July 24 – 30, 2020
Stream online
$9

Calgary Cinematheque is proud to present this virtual screening of Tommaso. With Willem Defoe playing an older American expat living in Rome, the story wades through this late chapter of his life with an increasingly impaired grasp on reality as he prepares for his next film. Viewers have five days to watch the film from date of purchase.
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Duane Steele

July 25, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Award-winning country singer-songwriter Duane Steele is up next for the Alberta Country Music Series at the King Eddy! Steele’s pure voice, relatable lyrics, and natural stage presence makes his shows a must see. This event will also be live-streamed so tune in if you can’t make it out.
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A promo image of Duane Steele

Duane Steele | Photo: Courtesy of the King Eddy

Words In Progress #1

July 28, 2020, 5:00pm
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch, pay-it-forward donations accepted

Presented by playwright and producer Louise Casemore, Words In Progress is an online event series looking at new plays in development. Featured playwrights for the first event include Tara Beagan, Dale Lee Kwong, and Neil Fleming, with special guest Jenna Rodgers! These events are live and will not remain online for later viewing so be sure to mark your calendar.
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Quick + Dirty Film Festival

July 31 – August 15, 2020
Stream online
Pay-what-you-can

Dancers’ Studio West’s 40th anniversary year has been full of shifts and surprises but that won’t stop the celebration. A pay-what-you-can, on demand online event, join in and watch as each artist is challenged to shift their perspective and sensibilities for the screen.
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Mike Plume

August 1, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Country musician Mike Plume performs as part of the Alberta Country Music Series at the King Eddy! Like all great singer-songwriters, Mike Plume’s music bears a distinctive stamp. Can’t make it down? This event will also be live-streamed so be sure to tune in.
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Let’s Talk About… Making Room

August 3 & 4, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

If housing is a right, what’s the path to a more equitable city that houses all? Join the Calgary Public Library, in partnership with d.talks, for a discussion about housing, inclusion, and the challenges to making the room so that everyone has a stable roof. This two-day event includes a screening and conversation.
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FOMO

August 5 – 8, 2020, 7:30pm
Stream online
$5 or by donation

FOMO (or What Shakespeare Did During the Plague) is a collectively-created play, rehearsed and performed live online. A mix of contemporary and classical motifs, styles, fears, and desires woven into a new narrative, the show is recommended for ages 13 and up.
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APT 33 Fringe Cabaret

August 5 – 8, 2020, 8:00pm
Twitch
Free to watch

The Calgary Fringe is co-hosting a special online APT 33 Fringe Cabaret event this week. Running for about 30 to 35 minutes and featuring fringe artists and volunteers, this high energy, high concept show is sure to be a lot of fun. It’s part Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, part Sartre’s No Exit. Leave a tip for your performer if you can.
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Children’s Art Exhibition

August 6 – September 30, 2020
Online archive
Free to explore

The Calgary Public Library and The City of Calgary Arts Centres have come together to create a brand-new version of this exhibition for all to enjoy. Artworks are created by children ages three to 17 who attend visual arts courses at North Mount Pleasant and Wildflower Arts Centres through the year.
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The Killing Floor

August 7 – 21, 2020
Stream online
$13.60

Calgary Cinematheque continues its virtual screening series with 1984’s The Killing Floor. With a screenplay by Obie Award-winner Leslie Lee based on an original story by producer Elsa Rassbach, the film tells the little-known true story of the struggle to build an interracial labor union in the Chicago stockyards.
calgarycinema.org

Live from Music Mile: It’s Friday Night

August 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

Music is returning to Music Mile! July’s showcase was so much fun, they’re doing it again! Catch live music shows played to in-person audiences and streamed live to music lovers at home. Be sure to head down to the mile to listen live or let the music come to you!
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Devin Cooper

August 8, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Devin Cooper brings his boundary-pushing Southern rock to the Alberta Country Music Series. He’ll be performing safely inside the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio room while his band plays on the King Eddy stage. This event will also be live-streamed to Facebook so be sure to tune in.
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Words In Progress #2

August 11, 2020, 5:00pm
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch, pay-it-forward donations accepted

Presented by playwright and producer Louise Casemore, Words In Progress is an online event series looking at new plays in development. Featured playwrights for the next event include Zach Running Coyote, Kodie Rollan, and Madeleine Taylor-Gregg with special guest Vicki Stroich! These events are live and will not remain online for later viewing so be sure to mark your calendar.
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A Conversation with Emma Donoghue

August 11, 2020, 5:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Don’t miss a lively conversation with acclaimed novelist, screenwriter, and playwright Emma Donoghue about her new novel The Pull of the Stars. Hosted by Wordfest’s CEO & Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut, register to take part and get your digital doggie bag.
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Wordfest Online Happy Hour

August 13, 2020, 5:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Join in for Wordfest’s next happy hour event with Sarah Weinman, Karen K. Ho and Leora Smith. Pour yourself your favourite libation and be sure to tune into the live-stream for a timely conversation hosted by Wordfest’s CEO & Creative Ringleader, Shelley Youngblut.
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Virtual Carifest

August 14 & 15, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

The Caribbean Community Council of Calgary goes online to bring Carifest to your home with two days of incredible programming. Friday features some of Calgary’s best Caribbean and African dance instructors while Saturday’s entertainment is full of performances including steel drums and cultural dance.
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Much Ado About Nothing

August 14 – 30, 2020
Stream online via YouTube
By donation

The Canmore Summer Theatre Festival is going digital this Summer! Pine Tree Players, DIY Theatre, and Artists’ Collective Theatre are pleased to present William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing directed by Kaleigh Richards. Check out the premiere on August 14 with a minimum $20 donation.
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Flights of Marigold

August 15, 2020, 2:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch

Join Susan Forest as she launches her latest book, Flights of Marigold. Meg and Janat Falkyn, fugitive daughters of an imperial magiel, escape to the edge of the world to restore their people’s access to their Gods—by recapturing a fabled prayer stone. Join When Words Collide on Zoom for this not-to-be-missed literary event.
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Drew Gregory

August 15, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Homegrown country artist Drew Gregory performs for the Alberta Country Music Series! He’ll be performing safely inside the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio room while his band plays on the King Eddy stage. This event will also be live-streamed so be sure to tune in.
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UNGANISHA: Explore. Connect. Dance.

August 16 – 31, 2020
Stream online
Pay-what-you-can

A multi-sensory experience showcasing the work of dynamic Calgary dancers and innovative documentary filmmakers, the 2020 dance theatre production was performed live in February to celebrate Black History Month. Now audiences can stream the show globally!
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Wordfest Online Happy Hour

August 20, 2020, 5:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Join in for Wordfest’s next happy hour event with best-selling author Kurt Andersen. Pour yourself your favourite libation and be sure to tune into the live-stream for a timely conversation hosted by Wordfest’s CEO & Creative Ringleader, Shelley Youngblut.
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Coming Out Monologues YYC

August 20, 21 & 22, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
$15

For queer people around the world, coming out stories are personal, powerful and create a before and after in their lives. Coming out is full of relief, fear, laughter, tears, love, shock, hate, freedom, and so much more. Hear local people share their stories virtually.
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The Prairie States

August 22, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Country act The Prairie States are set to perform as part of the Alberta Country Music Series! With the band’s lead singer performing safely inside the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio room while the rest of the band plays on the Eddy stage, this event will also be live-streamed on Facebook.
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A promo photo of The Prairie States

The Prairie States | Photo: Courtesy of the King Eddy

The Hobbit

August 22 – 30, 2020
Stream online via YouTube
By donation

The Canmore Summer Theatre Festival is going digital this summer! Pine Tree Players, DIY Theatre, and Artists’ Collective Theatre have teamed up to present Kim Selody’s adaptation of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien directed by Shelby Nicole Reinitz. Check out the premiere on August 22 with a minimum $15 donation.
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A Thousand Cuts

August 24 – September 30, 2020
Stream online
Prices vary

This virtual screening and panel offers the opportunity to watch the film and discuss it afterwards. Presented by Bahaghari, Malaya Canada, Tulayan – Bridging the Filipino Diaspora, and Handsome Alice Theatre, don’t miss the panel on September 11. Another panel in partnership with Malaya Movement will be announced at a later date.
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Words In Progress #3

August 25, 2020, 5:00pm
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch, pay-it-forward donations accepted

This online event series features Calgary area playwrights Kris Vanessa Teo, Sleman Aldib, and Geoffrey Simon Brown reading and discussing new plays in development. Presented by playwright and producer Louise Casemore, these events are live and will not remain online, so be sure tune in to catch the conversation.
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IGNITE! 2020 Restream

August 25 – 28, 2020, 6:30pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Miss out on IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists? Join Sage Theatre for a Facebook watch party featuring some of the projects that were presented in the original run this past June. Take a peek at the schedule and be sure to register—this is your chance to relive the incredible projects and an excellent festival experience!
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Song Without a Name

August 25 – September 8, 2020
Stream online
$15.84

Calgary Cinematheque presents this virtual screening available on demand until September 8. Based on harrowing true events, Song Without a Name tells the story of Georgina, an indigenous Andean woman whose newborn baby is whisked away moments after its birth in a downtown Lima clinic—and never returned.
calgarycinema.org

Ai Yah! Face the Facts

August 28, 2020, 6:00pm
Stream online
Free to listen to

The Alberta Queer Calendar Project invites you to join online for the launch of its newest podcast drama by Dale Lee Kwong, featuring the characters of Ai Yah! Sweet and Sour Secrets. The show is available at queercalendar.ca (and wherever you get your podcasts) for one full calendar year following the launch.
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Calgary Pride Festival

August 28 – September 6, 2020
Stream online
Free to participate

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 will not only be able to watch the programming, but can comment and meet with one another from a safe distance. Donations are gratefully accepted.
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Ang Pagsibol

August 29, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Join the Binhi ng Lahi Philippine Folk Dance Troupe online as it showcases Filipino folk dances and songs from the different regions in the Philippines. You won’t want to miss it!
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Artist Talk with Leah Kudel

September 1, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
By donation

Join contemporary glass artist Leah Kudel for a talk and discussion, moderated by Natali Rodrigues, about The Spaces Between—her Alberta Craft Gallery exhibition about the absent spaces that surround us in life.
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Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival

September 1 – 5, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

With free concerts with the Attacca, New Orford, and PUBLIQuartet among others, be sure to tune into the Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival. You can also check out Barry Shiffman in conversation with David Harrington, an introduction to 2022’s Canadian Commission Composer, and more!
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India Film Festival of Alberta

September 1 – 30, 2020
Stream online
Prices vary

As part of the celebration of award-winning and independent films from India, IFFA is presenting 18 films online, a short film competition for Alberta filmmakers, as well as digital workshops and master classes. There are even free drive-ins to check out in Calgary if you want to venture out.
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Reverse Racism

September 3, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, donations encouraged

This is not a safe space! This is a braver space. PrideYourself Volume 3 is a space for QBIPOC to be heard. So whether that is a fun light-hearted performance or an intense performance it is our stage and it is our space to do so. There is a zero tolerance for intolerance at this 18+ event.
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Billy-Ray Belcourt & Stephen Graham Jones

September 3, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Wordfest launches its Thursday night Imagine on Air series with two of the leading figures of contemporary Indigenous writing—Billy-Ray Belcourt and Stephen Graham Jones. The 60-minute conversation, hosted by writer Joshua Whitehead, is not-to-be-missed.
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(exp)lore Series Premiere

September 4, 2020
Stream online
Free to listen

Jupiter Theatre’s (exp)lore is a fiction anthology podcast to be enjoyed in the community while social distancing. These site-specific stories take an imaginative dive into the past and future of Calgary’s inner city. Be sure to register and catch the series premiere at a special location or tune in after the fact!
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OneWorld Virtual Showcase

September 4, 2020, 12:00pm
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch

In conjunction with Alberta Culture Days, tune in as GlobalFest premieres this showcase on its YouTube channel as part of alternative programming. The video is sure to take you back to the warm summer nights we missed at Elliston Park this year so be sure to tune in!
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CFMF at Pride

September 4, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Calgary Folk Music Festival is honoured to partner with Calgary Pride on its 30th anniversary for an online concert event. The program includes Canadian artists The Queer Songbook Orchestra (QSO), Rae Spoon, and Cecile Doo-Kingue in a live virtual concert where they interact with each other, the host and the audience.
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Spring Awakening

September 4 – 30, 2020
Stream online
$32

Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll. Don’t miss this season opener from StoryBook Theatre—online and at home.
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Fiesta Filipino

September 5 & 6, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

Each year, Fiesta Filipino offers the biggest, most exciting, and most colourful celebration of multiculturalism and diversity in Alberta. A multi-genre delight which also provides a platform for artists and groups, Fiesta Filipino is heading online for 2020.
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Kalsey Kulyk

September 5, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Country up-and-comer Kalsey Kulyk performs for the Homegrown Country Series at the King Eddy. From the safety of the sealed-off Rolling Stones Mobile Studio room, this event will also be live streamed to the King Eddy’s Facebook page if you can’t make it down.
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Words In Progress #4

September 8, 2020, 5:00pm
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch, pay-it-forward donations accepted

This online event series features Calgary area playwrights Reneltta Arluk, Kunji Ikeda, and Anna Cummer reading and discussing new plays in development. Presented by playwright and producer Louise Casemore, these events are live and will not remain online, so be sure tune in to catch the conversation.
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Play The Parks: Calgary

September 9 – October 7, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

A new, annual, and free multi-genre concert series, Play The Parks celebrates diversity and connect communities while showcasing six parks around Calgary. The series launches with pre-recorded 30-minute performances from nine artists, hosted on Canada’s Music Incubator’s Facebook page every Wednesday and Friday.
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In Conversation with Steven Beckly & Fan Wu

September 10, 2020, 3:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Join Stride Gallery and Daniel Faria Gallery for an artist talk with Steven Beckly and Fan Wu, as they share ideas on Steven’s works that are included in his exhibitions—The heart can’t wait and Lightbringer. The conversation builds on connective threads between these two bodies of work.
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Charles Lewton-Brain Artist Talk

September 10, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
By donation

Join Alberta Craft Council and Charles Lewton-Brain, master goldsmith, artist, author, and educator, for a virtual artist talk and discussion about Holding Rocks (Cage Series), an exhibition that speaks to human attempts to control and possess nature. Admission is by donation.
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Thomas Homer-Dixon

September 10, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Join Wordfest for an online conversation with bestselling author Thomas Homer-Dixon, whose new book, Commanding Hope: The Power We Have to Renew a World in Peril, lays out the tools we can command to rescue a world on the brink. Hosted by Zain Velji, you won’t want to miss this timely online conversation.
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CIFF 2020 Online Trailer Party

September 10 – 12, 2020, 6:45pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

A big hit with audiences, the free CIFF Trailer Party returns to the festival for the fifth year in a row. With three unique trailer packages streamed over three nights, this is the best chance for fans to get a taste of all the films and mark the ones they want to see on their official CIFF checklist!
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Craft Collaborations

September 10 – 30, 2020
Online action
Free to explore

The Alberta Craft Council highlights the creativity and the strength of their member community with Craft Collaborations—an online auction and fundraising campaign with which to celebrate the enormous creative talent that this province is rich in. See it in person or bid online and check out its upcoming events.
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Clayton Bellamy

September 12, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Country renaissance man Clayton Bellamy performs for the Homegrown Country Series at the King Eddy. The JUNO and CCMA Award-winner will be coming to you from the safety of the sealed-off Rolling Stones Mobile Studio room. This event will also be live-streamed.
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A promo photo of Clayton Bellamy

Clayton Bellamy | Photo: Courtesy of the King Eddy

Woezo Africa Cultural Festival

September 12, 19 & 26, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre offers three weekends filled with traditional African drum and dance performances, arts and crafts, vocal artists and musicians, comedians and spoken word artists, a documentary screening, and a presentation of UNGANISHA.
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WildDogs International Screendance Festival

September 13, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

A hybrid festival of international screendance works, presented virtually on September 13 and at a theatre near you on September 12, join W&M Dance Projects for the inaugural and free screening. It features the work of dance artists and filmmakers from across the globe.
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The Great Disconnect

September 15, 2020, 5:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

This timely documentary heads online with the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival’s next justREEL Virtual Film Screening. It explores whether is it possible to overcome our modern culture of disconnectedness and rediscover how truly essential we are to one other.
justicefilmfestival.ca

The Show Must Go On

September 15, 2020, 7:15pm
Stream online
$15 – $35

Back onstage and singing for a live audience, join Kathleen Morrison and Barbara King along with Carlos Foggin Music. Enjoy in person or check out a ticketed live-stream, perfect for those that may not yet feel comfortable in public and for those unable to physically attend.
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Like Tom Cruise Loves Running

September 16 – 19, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

This experimental collaboration is designed to investigate how a theatrical play, and the performers within it, can be re-imagined within a digital world. It asks different questions of ourselves as artists, our disciplines and, offers possible solutions in a finished, presented work.
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Robert Adam

September 18, 2020, 8:30pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Country crooner Robert Adam performs for the National Music Centre’s hybrid live music and virtual concert series, RBC Live from the King Eddy. Can’t make it to the live show? This performance will be live-streamed from National Music Centre’s Facebook page.
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BANDing Together 2

September 18 – 20, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch, donations encouraged

Let’s band together one more time for our city and our music community.  This follow-up event seeks to pay it forward to venues in Calgary who are struggling right now. Many artists have donated their time to perform, so get your tickets and support local music! You can even tune in online and support from a distance.
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The Dungarees

September 19, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

True grit country band The Dungarees perform for the Homegrown Country Series at the King Eddy. The award-winning act will be coming to you from the safety of the sealed-off Rolling Stones Mobile Studio room. This performance will be live-streamed on Facebook.
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Equinox Vigil

September 19, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

How do we grieve for the many losses we have had these short few months? How can we come together, when we need to be apart? This year, Equinox Vigil is bringing together visual art, music, and poetry into a live-streamed one-hour event. Register now to save your spot and stay tuned and more details are announced.
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The Essentials

September 19, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Examining the COVID-19 outbreaks at beef processing plants in Alberta, this online film offers audiences an intimate gateway into conversations about the livelihoods of marginalized workers, the deathly effects of COVID-19 on their communities, and the hope they still hold for a better future. The Essentials shares these stories and more.
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Telethon-a-Thon

September 19 & 26, 2020, 2:00pm
Stream online
By donation

Welcome to the world’s first fake fundraiser in support of future fake fundraisers. Featuring artists from around the world, Tele-thon-a-thon offers a backstage view of what it takes to get a group of clowns to put on a show! It’s ridiculous and fun and a dose of clownish medicine that we call use right now!
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Prairie Impressions

September 19 – 25, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

SNAP and Alberta Printmakers are joining together to offer a variety of free, interactive, and engaging online printmaking programming for all ages during Alberta Culture Days. The events are online and include artist presentations, printmaking demonstrations, and an online print party!
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YYC Music Awards

September 20, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Calgary’s premier music event shines a spotlight on artists from one of Canada’s most vibrant and eclectic music scenes and celebrates the artists that embrace Calgary as home. Tune in and see who takes home the honours. It’s bound to be an entertaining evening supporting this city’s amazing arts and culture community.
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Words In Progress #5

September 22, 2020, 5:00pm
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch, pay-it-forward donations accepted

This online event series features Calgary area playwrights Rebecca Comer, James Odin Wade, and Deedra Ladouceur reading and discussing new plays in development. Presented by playwright and producer Louise Casemore, these events are live and will not remain online, so be sure tune in to catch the conversation.
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Live Virtual Tour of Porchraits

September 23, 2020, 3:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

Join local photographer Neil Zeller live at Glenbow for a virtual tour of the recently opened exhibition Porchraits: Calgary Families in Isolation during COVID-19. Learn about how an idea that started as an opportunity to save a photography company, turned into a beautiful community building moment.
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A porchrait by Neil Zeller

Get an inside scoop on Neil Zeller’s porchrait | Photo: Neil Zeller, courtesy of Glenbow

SensoryBox

September 23 – October 3, 2020
Stream online
Pay-what-you-can

SensoryBox is a funny, delightful, and surprising experience unboxing the uncertainty of our time. Explore the electric connection between our senses and the imagination with Ghost River Theatre. Blindfolded, uncover the mysterious contents of the box from the safety of your own home.
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Calgary International Film Festival

September 24 – October 4, 2020
Stream online
Prices vary

This year’s festival showcases 175+ films, including some of the most ground-breaking and must-see movies from around the world—each one handpicked by our expert programming team. Check it out in person or in homes across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
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Direct from Banff National Park

September 24 & October 22, 2020
Stream online
$5 – $100

Learn about the wolves that roam the land in this interactive tour that includes a live Q&A session with an expert on location. This talk leads you through one of the most iconic ecosystems on the planet.
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Lucette

September 25, 2020, 8:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Alt-pop artist Lucette performs for the National Music Centre’s hybrid live music and virtual concert series, RBC Live from the King Eddy. Can’t make it to the live show? This performance will also be live streamed from the National Music Centre’s Facebook page.
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Multicultural Fall Festival

September 25 – 27, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch

As part of Alberta Culture Days, the event features activities made available both in-person and online including lantern making, origami, traditional food making, storytelling, an online gallery of Chinese calligraphy, and various other artworks, and so much more!
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Etsy Calgary Fall Market

September 25 – October 1, 2020
Online sale & promotion
Free to explore

Always a fall staple, this year’s Etsy Calgary Fall Market market will be online! More information and a full list of vendors can be found on the website and check back for promotions throughout the week. Shop online from some of your favourite local vendors and get a jump-start on the season.
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Pokaiks – The Children

September 26, 2020, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

A public commemorative walk starting on the corner of 3rd St. and Stephen Ave. for survivors of residential school system and Sixties Scoop, that same afternoon sees an online event featuring storytelling, panels, music, dancing, and more. Be sure to tune into this second annual event or join the walk in person.
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Aya Mhana: A Musical Exhibition

September 26, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Join Newcomer Artist in Residence Aya Mhana, a Syrian-born singer, songwriter, and oud player, as she shares her final exhibition through the music created during her residency at the Calgary Public Library. Don’t miss this Alberta Culture Days presentation.
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YYC POP

September 26 & 27, 2020, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch

YYC POP is launching online in a live Zoom gala event! Spread over two days and featuring readings by local writers including past and present Poet Laureates Natalie Meisner, Micheline Maylor, and Sheri-D Wilson, to name a few! Enjoy incredible poetic stories of Calgarians from the comfort of your home.
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The Calgary Connection

September 27, 2020, 7:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Lutenist Benjamin Narvey presents music by composers Robert de Visée and Sylvius Leopold Weiss. This music will connect Calgary listeners to the splendour of the courts of Dresden and Versailles so be sure to join Early Music Voices for this season opener. Check back for the most up-to-date information.
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The Great Disconnect

September 29, 2020, 5:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch

The Great Disconnect uncovers why, in a world seemingly more connected than ever before, people are feeling more and more socially isolated—and the true cost this has on our lives and communities. Postponed due to a technical glitch, Marda Loop Justice Film Festival is re-screening this important documentary.
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The Age of Love

October 1, 2020, 12:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

THIRD ACTion Film Festival joins the Calgary Public Library for this National Seniors Day watch party screening. The Age of Love follows the comic adventures of 30 seniors who attend a first-of-its-kind speed dating event for 70- to 90-year olds. After the screening, enjoy a pre-recorded Q&A with the director, Steven Loring.
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Hello/Goodbye

October 1, 2020, 5:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Join the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program for an evening of readings, literary discussion, and more to welcome incoming Canadian Writer-in-Residence Meg Braem and say farewell to outgoing Writer-in-Residence Sharanpal Ruprai. Registration is required for this free evening so be sure to signup early.
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David A. Robertson

October 1, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Wordfest presents Governor General’s Literary Award winner David A. Robertson, who has just released not one, but two new books—the highly anticipated memoir Black Water and The Barren Grounds, book one of his newest YA series, the Misewa Saga. Hosted by noted youth author Alice Kuipers.
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The Warrior

October 1 – 12, 2020
Stream online
$9 – $25

Hidden Gems pays tribute to Irrfan Khan with a screening of the 2001 classic that gave him impetus to continue his acting career. Included in the program is director Asif Kapadia’s student project, The Sheep Thief. Stream this film online and be sure to grab your membership as to not miss future screenings.
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Artist Talk with Jin-me Yoon

October 2, 2020, 3:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Join artist Jin-me Yoon as she discusses Untunnelling Vision. The talk highlights and explores the intersections of tourism, militarism, and colonialism in Yoon’s newest video and photo-based installation with M:ST Performative Art and TRUCK Contemporary Art.
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A Celebration of Music by Black Composers

October 2, 2020, 8:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, donations appreciated

Join the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts online for a live concert featuring music by Black composers and performed by UCalgary Music faculty, alumni, students, and guests. Leave a donation to the Division of Music if you can.
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Wyatt C. Louis

October 2, 2020, 8:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Folk songsmith Wyatt C. Louis performs for the National Music Centre’s hybrid live music and virtual concert series, RBC Live from the King Eddy. Can’t make it to the live show? This performance will be live-streamed from the NMC’s Facebook page so be sure to tune in.
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Fall for Dance North

October 3, 2020, 12:00pm
Stream online
$15

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks performs a premiere of a new work from Beautiful Noise titled Terra in Toronto’s premiere dance festival. Calgary is further represented with a performance by Calgary-born Lisa LaTouche so be sure to check out the festival’s Signature Program live-stream or watch on demand before October 25.
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Harnarayan Singh

October 3, 2020, 12:00pm
Stream online
$5

Tune in to Wordfest’s Imagine on Air and celebrate the national launch of the hockey book of the year, Harnarayan Singh’s One Game at a Time. The ground-breaking host of Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi will be talking about his highly anticipated memoir with host Ron MacLean. Hockey fans will not want to miss this one.
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Bobby Wills

October 3, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

A shining star in the country music scene, Bobby Wills performs for the Homegrown Country Series at the King Eddy. He’ll be coming to you from the safety of the sealed-off Rolling Stones Mobile Studio room. Can’t make it? This event will also be live-streamed to Facebook.
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A promo photo of Bobby Wills in a cowboy hat with a guitar

Bobby Wills | Photo: Courtesy of the King Eddy

Solo + Duet

October 3, 2020, 7:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

This series from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra features a new concert video each weekend with the number of musicians increasing one performance at a time. This week, take in pieces by Bach, Chat, Eckhardt-Gramatté, and Halvorsen with Donovan Seidle and Arnold Choi. Enjoy the show? Leave a donation if you can!
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Deer Woman

October 4 – 18, 2020
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Lila, one missing girl’s big sister, refuses to stand idly by. When circumstances converge, Lila finds the perfect opportunity to avenge her baby sister’s murder while exercising the skills taught by the Canadian government while serving. Join Downstage for the Turtle Island premiere of Article 11’s Deer Woman.
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Artist Talk with Sara Norquay

October 5, 2020, 7:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free to watch

Join Alberta Printmakers and artist Sara Norquay as she discusses her current exhibition entitled Citizen of the World. Featuring linocut portraits portraying 300 individual members of our human collective in an extended present tense, learn about it during this online artist talk.
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Words In Progress #6

October 6, 2020, 5:00pm
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch, pay-it-forward donations accepted

This online event series features Calgary area playwrights Michaela Jeffery, Sepidar Yeganeh Farid, and Bianca Miranda reading and discussing new plays in development. Presented by playwright and producer Louise Casemore, these events are live and will not remain online, so be sure tune in to catch the conversation.
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James Keelaghan & Hugh McMillan

October 6, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
$10 – $25

Take part in a Zoom concert and live Q&A with artists James Keelaghan, an award-winning singer-songwriter, and Hugh McMillan, a member of the folk-rock band Spirit of the West. This evening is hosted by Home Routes and the Calgary Folk Club.
homeroutes.ca

Jodi Picoult in Conversation with Margaret Atwood

October 8, 2020, 6:00pm
Stream online
$40

Wordfest invites you to join in for Jodi Picoult in conversation with Margaret Atwood, to celebrate the launch of The Book of Two Ways. Don’t miss this exclusive Canadian appearance and get a signed hardcover copy of the book!
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Jon Kimura Parker in Conversation with Karl Hirzer

October 8, 2020, 6:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

This virtual event features Honens Artistic Director Jon Kimura Parker and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Associate Conductor Karl Hirzer. Check out this free online event mixing live performance, video, and conversation.
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A photo of Honens Artistic Director Jon Kimura Parker

Honens Artistic Director Jon Kimura Parker | Photo: Courtesy of Honens

Sinzere

October 9, 2020, 8:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Rap and hip hop artist Sinzere performs for the National Music Centre’s hybrid live music and virtual concert series, RBC Live from the King Eddy. Rounded out by keys-player extraordinaire Timothonius, this performance is also live-streamed on NMC’s Facebook page.
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Blake Reid Band

October 10, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Country raconteurs the Blake Reid Band perform for the Homegrown Country Series, with Reid performing from the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio room while his band performs on stage. This event is also live-streamed to the King Eddy’s Facebook page so tune in!
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Trio + Quartet

October 10, 2020, 7:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

This series from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra features a new concert video each weekend with the number of musicians increasing one performance at a time, from trios, quartets, and quintets, up to larger ensembles. This week, take in pieces by Haydn, Tanya Tagaq, and Beethoven from your home.
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Roman Rabinovich

October 11, 2020, 1:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

The National Music Centre and Honens present Roman Rabinovich as part of the hybrid live music and virtual concert series, Stingray Classical Live from the King Eddy. Rabinovich’s playing has been described as compelling, dynamic, and highly sensitive. Can’t make it? Stream it online!
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Sierra Noble

October 13, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
$10 – $25

Sierra Noble is a well-known singer-songwriter and fiddle player who has performed around the world and as a featured performer in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Join in for a virtual Zoom concert and live Q&A with the artist. This evening is hosted by Home Routes and the Calgary Folk Club.
homeroutes.ca

The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions: The Reboot Week 1

October 14, 2020, 7:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions return to Facebook Live for a new and fresh four-week series! This is your chance to hear some amazing Canadian singer-songwriters share their songs and stories. Week one performers include David James, Theresa Sokyrka, Wyatt C. Louis, and Peter Katz. Don’t miss it!
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Shred Kelly

October 14, 2020, 8:00pm
Facebook live
Pay-what-you-can

A five-piece, alternative folk-rock band that emerged from the heart of the Canadian Rockies, this virtual concert features Shred Kelly is in support of their cross Canada virtual album release tour for Like A Rising Sun. Be sure to get your pay-what-you-can tickets and tune at the King Eddy’s Facebook page!
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We Make Things, but are Things Making Us?

October 15, 2020, 6:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Conversational and informal, this virtual tour guides guests through all three Esker exhibitions, connecting the entwined thematic, material, and formal qualities of the works of Liz Magor, Samuel Roy-Bois, and Jon Sasaki. Register for this curatorial tour streamed from the Esker Foundation.
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Yaa Gyasi

October 15, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
$39

Wordfest presents the first Canadian online event with award-winning novelist Yaa Gyasi and the launch of her highly anticipated new novel, Transcendent Kingdom. The 60-minute conversation, hosted by CTV’s Joelle Tomlinson, includes a hardcover copy—and the first 200 people will get a signed copy.
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Patrick McIntosh

October 15, 2020, 8:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Join University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts graduate student Patrick McIntosh online for a live voice recital from the Rozsa Centre. With pianist Leila Linton, this upcoming concert is sure to be a treat for anyone to enjoy from the comfort of their home—so make sure you tune in!
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Self-Portraits with Objects

October 16, 2020, 4:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Join artist Samuel Roy-Bois in an interactive creative self-portrait youth workshop. What’s in your pockets? What’s on your walls? On your desk? In your drawers? What does it all say about you? Don’t miss this EYE Youth Workshop from the Esker Foundation.
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Who am I? Voices of Calgary Hispanic Artists

October 16, 2020, 6:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

This community-based project seeks to empower artists from the Spanish spoken community living in the Calgary area in the use of digital storytelling to create compelling stories about who they are as artists. Join Casa Mexico Foundation for this online exhibition.
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Slamalicious: Spaced Out

October 16, 2020, 7:50pm
Stream online
Free – $10

Calgary Animated Objects Society presents this wild, weird, adults only puppet slam! VIP experience in the Zoom room, or lurking online. Suit up and count down to blast-off with co-hosts Unca Grampalpatine and HAL. Dress your best and party in the interactive space. Don’t have funds? You can even lurk online for free.
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Hand-Building at Home

October 17, 2020, 10:30am
Stream online
Free to participate, registration required

Inspired by her current Project Space exhibition at the Esker Foundation, SNEEK-E-PEEP’N, Kasia Sosnowski leads a hand-building workshop that encourages play and intuitive making—with the majority of materials and equipment available at home! A tools and materials list will be provided to those registered.
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Louder Together Community Fundraiser

October 17, 2020, 6:00pm
Stream online
$10 – $50

Raise your voice with Louder Together as we celebrate art, culture, community, and cannabis in the spirit of social justice. Louder Together celebrates beautiful BIPOC voices across Canada with an evening of comedy, poetry, and music. More performers and surprises to be announced!
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Steve Cowan & Adam Cicchillitti

October 17, 2020, 6:00pm
Stream online
By donation

Guitarists Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan form a dynamic ensemble that focuses on expanding the guitar repertoire through collaborations with living composers. Presented by The Classical Guitar Society of Calgary, donations can be made through PayPal.
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Renegade Station

October 17, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Real, raw, renegade country infused with harmonies and chemistry— that’s Renegade Station, who are next up for the Homegrown Country Series. They’ll be coming to you from the safety of the sealed-off Rolling Stones Mobile Studio room or streamed online via Facebook Live.
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Quintets

October 17, 2020, 7:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

This series features a new concert video each weekend with the number of musicians increasing one performance at a time, from trios, quartets, and quintets, up to larger ensembles. This week, register and take in Falling Through Time by Alexina Louie and Piano Quintet in F Minor by Brahms.
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Dmitry Nesterov

October 18, 2020, 1:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

National Music Centre and Honens present Dmitry Nesterov as part of the hybrid live music and virtual concert series, Stingray Classical Live from the King Eddy. Nesterov arrived on the Canadian music scene when he became a Laureate in the first Esther Honens Calgary International Piano Competition.
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Barbara Amiel

October 18, 2020, 5:30pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration recommended

Join Wordfest as it welcomes Barbara Amiel to its virtual stage and celebrates the publication of her highly-anticipated memoir, Friends and Enemies. The hour-long conversation is hosted by Shelley Youngblut, Wordfest’s CEO & Creative Ringleader. RSVP to get your own unique digital doggie bag.
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Words In Progress #7

October 20, 2020, 5:00pm
Stream online via YouTube
Free to watch, pay-it-forward donations accepted

This online event series features Calgary area playwrights Janelle Cooper, Camille Pavlenko, and Ali DeRegt reading and discussing new plays in development. Presented by playwright and producer Louise Casemore, don’t miss this live grand finale. Be sure tune in to catch the conversation.
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Crash Course in Contemporary Art

October 20, 2020, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Continuing this informal lecture series on contemporary art and practice. Join Su Ying Strang for this talk on artist-run methods for collaboration and community building. It explores how contemporary art is in relation to, and can support, the essential labour of community building.
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Scott Cook and the Indoorables

October 20, 2020, 7:30pm
Stream online
$10 – $25

Scott Cook is a tireless folk troubadour who now broadcasts from Edmonton with his quarantine-mates Elliot Thomas and Pamela Mae. Join in for a virtual Zoom concert and live Q&A. This evening is hosted by Home Routes and the Calgary Folk Club.
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Virtual Tour of Porchraits with Neil Zeller

October 21, 2020, 3:00pm
Facebook Live
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Learn about how an idea that started as an opportunity to save a photography company, turned into a beautiful community building moment and now a feature exhibition at Glenbow. Join local photographer Neil Zeller live at the muesum for a virtual tour.
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The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions: The Reboot – Week 2

October 21, 2020, 6:00pm
Facebook Live
Free to watch

The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions return to Facebook Live for a new and fresh four-week series! Join in for the second week of songwriters rounds featuring amazing Canadian performers sharing their songs and stories, including Chrystal Leigh, The Heels, Cory Marks, and Alex Runions!
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