Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Contest Dance Visual Art Theatre Film & Media Literary Festival Music Free Promotion Don't miss Mysterious Seas with Diva Amon and David Gruber | Photo: Courtesy of Arts Commons June 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021 Online This Month Calgary’s arts community continues to show up virtually for you to enjoy Amy Jo Espetveidt Location From Anywhere Price Prices Vary As Alberta steps closer to reopening a lot of questions remain. But whether you’re ready to go out and about or content to stay at home a bit longer, Calgary’s arts community is stepping up with tons of virtual events this month. Be sure to check out these great—and online—offerings this June! Arriving at the Fire Ongoing On demand Free to watch Calgary Opera offers audiences unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the seldom-seen process of new opera development via a new documentary film series. The third in the Opera Labs projects series pairs Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy and librettist Paula Wing. Check out this impressive look at creating an opera. calgaryopera.com AUArts Grad Show Ongoing Online viewing room Free to explore Experience artwork, portfolios and a 360° gallery tour featuring the latest art, craft, and design from the grads of the Alberta University of the Arts. The Grad Show celebrates the talent, determination and creativity of these students in the areas of ceramics, drawing, fibre, jewellery and metals, painting, sculpture, and more! auartsgrad.ca Imagine On Air On Demand On demand Stream online $26 Wordfest’s new on-demand channel connects you online with the most fascinating writers, the most satisfying books, the most potent ideas, and the most welcoming community of thinkers and doers. Discover this extensive vault of extraordinary programs. imagineonair.com The Smartest Girl in the World Until June 13, 2021 Stream online $32 Big brother Leo has convinced his little sis Lizzy that being smart and winning a local TV kids’ quiz show is the key to helping their family escape a tough, uncertain reality. The Smartest Girl in the World takes a look at the bonds of family and the key to facing life’s challenges together. storybooktheatre.org The Smartest Girl in the World closes June 13, 2021 | Photo: Courtesy of StoryBook Theatre Presenting Norberg Hall Until June 26, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore Presenting Norberg Hall is a celebratory group exhibition of new and existing work by 20 emerging, mid-career, and established artists. Each artist is actively shaping the contemporary art landscape, contributing to an ever-evolving dialogue on art practices. Book your in-person visit or explore online. norberghall.com The Young Comrade Until June 26, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore The Young Comrade by Alvin Luong (梁超洪) is a pseudo-documentary that is an unstable blending of reality, fiction, and history that provokes multi-layered notions of essentialism, orientalism, Western colonialism, and diasporic experiences of alienation between the West and the ethnic homeland. See it online or in-person by appointment. thenewgallery.org YES 2021 Until June 29, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore Join the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape for the three-part online student celebration of accomplishments in architecture, planning, and landscape, including an Instagram show, studio work from the past term, and a website featuring the Class of 2021. It also celebrates the public release of ULTRA vol.5. sapl.ucalgary.ca SBT On Demand Until June 30, 2021 Stream online $20 StoryBook Theatre has had an incredible 44th season and it’s not over yet! With three great shows offered this season, now is your chance to see them all again or even for the first time—it’s theatre when you want it! These family-friendly shows are available on-demand for your viewing pleasure, just book and watch. storybooktheatre.org In Conversation with John Snow Until July 2, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore John Snow (1911-2004) was a revered mentor to new and emerging artists, using printmaking to depict life in Southern Alberta. Curated by Sheryl Spencer, this exhibition features the artwork of Tasia Selimos, Westbury Jordan, Stephany Victorine, and Rosemary Allan. albertaprintmakers.com Exposure Photography Festival Until July 18, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore online Presenting exhibitions that showcase photographic work by internationally renowned practitioners alongside emerging and established talent from Alberta, celebrate Alberta’s rich photography scene and thriving creative communities in-person or online. contemporarycalgary.com Summer Group Show Until August 28, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore Herringer Kiss Gallery presents an in-person rotating exhibition of diverse works by gallery artists, including Howard Lonn, Katie Ohe, Michael Davidson, Paul deGroot, Shelley Adler, Harry Kiyooka, Renee Duval, Aron Hill, Genevieve Dionne, David Burdeny, Fiona Ackerman, Sara Robichaud, Ben Skinner, and Bill Laing. You can also view it online. herringerkissgallery.com Thomas King June 1, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online $32 – $52 Wordfest presents a very special Imagine On Air event with Thomas King upon the publication of his new novel Sufferance. The hour-long conversation is hosted by Iris Tupholme, Executive Publisher at HarperCollins and King’s longtime editor, so be sure to grab your tickets for this unmissable event! wordfest.com Nest City June 1, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch What contributions do we wish to make to our cities? In Nest City, Beth Sanders argues that our linear ways of thinking about, organizing, and planning our cities do not meet the true nature of cities, and complex and messy systems. Join Shelf Life Books to hear Sanders discuss how citizens serve cities and cities serve citizens. facebook.com Empathy Week June 1 – 7, 2021 Stream online By donation Empathy Week includes varied programming suitable for diverse audiences with wide-ranging interests. Join Humainologie for a series of online events that encourage empathy, which helps create strong relationships and healthy communities. Sign up for free or with a sliding scale donation between $5 and $20. eventbrite.ca Clothesline Online Art Sale June 1 – 30, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore For the second year in a row, Leighton Art Centre brings you 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 unframed artworks created by some of its most talented member artists. facebook.com Climate Imaginaries: Nostalgia in Flight June 1 – 30, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore Junction North Gallery presents four artists from Canada and USA, reflecting on their own experiences with nostalgia and climate through painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography. Together their works show the depth and breadth of our personal and collective experiences. junction-north.ca From the Land June 1 – July 2, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore From the Land: Indigenous Ecological Art for a New Era explores the historical relationships between Indigenous peoples and the land, inviting people to consider their own role within this ecosystem: How can we better coexist in order to minimize ecological impacts for our descendants? artspaces.kunstmatrix.com DramatizArte June 2, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch Join SpanicArts and Hamlet Mats for a performance based on the characters Rosencrantz and Guildenstern from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. DramatizArte promotes Hamlet Mats online shows. In this project, the traditional mat textures are integrated with different corporal expressions, based traditional techniques. facebook.com Cedar Bowers June 3, 2021, 6:30pm Stream online Free to watch Tune in to watch Cedar Bowers in conversation with Amy Jones. Bowers’ latest book, Astra, reveals the different faces of one enigmatic woman, as seen through the eyes of people she encounters over a lifetime. The evening is presented by Shelf Life Books and a number of other Canadian independent bookstores. facebook.com The Way We Dad June 3, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration recommended Wordfest’s June storytelling event, The Way We Dad, features four writers with distinct takes on fatherhood: Wayne Grady, David Macfarlane, Steve Patterson, and Ben Philippe. Each will perform an open-mic style monologue on the theme as well as answer questions from the host, Pam Rocker. Don’t miss it! wordfest.com FunnyFest Comedy Festival June 3 – 13, 2021 Stream online Prices vary Need a laugh? Featuring festival favourite stand up comics and special guests, check out the 21st annual FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival online via Zoom. Take in the festival launch comedy party, a battle of Alberta, and more. Expose yourself to comedy from far and wide! eventbrite.ca Incandescent Tales CD Release Party June 4, 2021, 6:00pm Stream online Free to watch Celebrate the arrival and release of Incandescent Tales by Jessica McMann, with Beverley McKiver and special guests Karen Shepherd and Laura Vinson. Be sure to tune in and take part in a listening session, visiting, and an opportunity to ask questions about the album and process! eventbrite.ca JUNO Nomination Celebration June 4, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch Join Luminous Voices to celebrate their JUNO-nomination in the category of Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral for Sea Dreams! They are drawing up plans for a unique online event and are rolling out the red carpet—mark your calendars and check it out! facebook.com Woolf’s Voices Fundraiser June 4, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online By donation Join Woolf’s Voices for their upcoming fundraiser and party extravaganza! Complete with a shwack of door prizes poetry prompts and a draw to be their first ever artist in residence to do an Instagram takeover for the first week of July, a suggested donation of between $3 and $20 is asked for to attend. facebook.com Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work: Weekend One June 5 & 6, 2021 Stream online Free to watch, registration required With plays selected from those submitted last year, 2021 includes online readings by playwrights including Trudee Romanek, Eslin Sybom, James Odin Wade, Joel Braun, Sanita Fejzić, Olivia Etey, Vishesh Abeyratne, and Emma Houghton and Helen Belay. Sign up via Zoom to register. lunchboxtheatre.com Conversations on Art, Ritual and Inquiry June 6, 2021, 2:00pm Stream online By donation The final edition in a series of monthly conversations with author Barbara Bickel and women artists represented in Bickel’s newly published book, Art, Ritual and Trance Inquiry: Arational Learning in an Irrational World, this month’s guest is Yantra de Vilder. Check it out to learn more! art-ritual-trance-inquiry.tumblr.com Hope Springs June 6, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Front Row Centre Players Society presents Hope Springs, a spring themed spectacular for the love of community theatre that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home, and celebrating all that we look forward to when FRC can return to the stage! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details. frontrowcentre.ca LOOK2021 June 6 – 16, 2021 Online viewing room Prices vary Contemporary Calgary’s annual fundraising gala has moved online this year! Whether you are looking to add an amazing piece of art to your collection, or to plan a fun and engaging experience with amazing local businesses and products, LOOK2021 has something for everyone. Check out this online auction! contemporarycalgary.com GlobalFest Human Rights Forum June 7, 2021, 12:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required A platform for sharing experiences, knowledge, and practical solutions necessary to address issues of racism and discrimination, the Human Rights Forum encourages systemic change in a positive and safe environment by promoting diversity, cross cultural respect, and equality in our community. globalfest.ca Mysterious Seas June 7, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Get a glimpse into the ocean’s greatest depths—and the fascinating creatures that live there—with two leading marine biologists. In its final offering of the season, join Arts Commons Presents and National Geographic Live for stories and conversation with David Gruber and Diva Amon that will shine a light on this dark, cold, and mysterious world. Science fans won’t want to miss this one! artscommons.ca Seniors’ Week June 7 – 13, 2021 Online & in-person events Prices vary Seniors’ Week is an opportunity to show appreciation for older adults and the many contributions they make to our communities through volunteerism, assisting charities and by supporting family members and friends. This year’s theme is all about creating connections and includes film screenings, art shows, online concerts, and more. facebook.com Camilla Gibb June 8, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration recommended Rescheduled from May, Imagine On Air invites you to dig deeper into the generous brain of Camilla Gibb, returning to the Wordfest stage with her new novel The Relatives. This special one-hour conversation will be hosted by Wordfest’s Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut. Register in advance for your Digital Doggie Bag. wordfest.com Eldersong June 8, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch Music Mile, the National Music Centre, and Age-Friendly Calgary present eight senior Calgary artists in an exciting new Seniors’ Week broadcast called Eldersong. Each artist has put together a 10-minute video, including their stories and songs. Check out what these amazing seniors have to offer on Facebook Live this June! studiobell.ca Join Music Mile, the National Music Centre, and Age-Friendly Calgary for Eldersong | Photo: Courtesy of the National Music Centre Key of T and Sex, Sin & 69 June 8 & 9, 2021 Stream online Free to watch, registration required Marda Loop Justice Film Fest presents a double feature for its latest series. Key of T explores what happens when you have to choose between who you are and what you love, while Sex, Sin & 69 is a 80-minute historical, retrospective film about the 1969 legislation to decriminalize homosexuality. Register to take part. xerb.tv What is the Shape of This Problem June 9, 2021, 6:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Join curator Naomi Potter for a presentation about the exhibition Louise Bourgeois: What is the Shape of This Problem, From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation currently installed at Esker Foundation. Join in on Facebook Live for this special look at the exhibition. facebook.com Selina Boan, Molly Cross-Blanchard & Dallas Hunt June 9, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch Shelf Life Books invites you to join in a celebration of three brilliant new poetry collections. The featured poets are also joined by poet Emily Riddle, with each reading from their work as well as engaging in discussion with Selina Boan, Molly Cross-Blanchard, and Dallas Hunt. facebook.com An Evening of Reader’s Theatre June 9, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch The FLC Seniors Acting Club is pleased to present An Evening of Reader’s Theatre, two one-act plays about seniors staying active and continuing to lead purposeful lives. Join them online this June for some fun and lively senior shenanigans! The readings will be streamed live on YouTube. youtube.com Alberta Literary Awards Gala Premiere June 9, 2021, 8:00pm Stream online Free to watch Join the Writers’ Guild of Alberta for the video presentation of the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards and Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize. Winners will be announced in nine categories and you can tune in and celebrate alongside the winners. facebook.com Dr. Jen Gunter June 10, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration recommended Wordfest’s Imagine On Air series presents fierce feminist icon, the world-renowned OB/GYN Dr. Jen Gunter and her new book The Menopause Manifesto. The hour-long conversation is hosted by journalist (and equally fierce icon) E. Jean Carroll. RSVP to get your unique Digital Doggie Bag with extras sparked by this explosive pairing. wordfest.com Maybe June 10, 2021, 7:30pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required New West Theatre presents Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre’s live virtual script reading of Maybe, written by Misha Maseka and based on the short story Irreplaceable. This intimate performance is a collaboration between emerging, pre-professional, and professional artists in Calgary and will surely leave audiences moved. newwesttheatre.com Virtual Reading with Royalty June 11, 2021, 2:00pm Stream online Free to watch Reading with Royalty celebrates diversity and encourages children to look beyond gender stereotypes and embrace the exploration of self. Spark your imagination with Calgary Public Library’s glamorous family-friendly storytime program, led by local drag performers! facebook.com Blue Rodeo June 11, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online $50.85 After over 30 years together, a Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction, and more than a few songs that have reached anthemic status, Blue Rodeo are the closest thing Canada have to a national house band. Never been defined by generation or genre, see them with Calgary Folk Music Festival. calgaryfolkfest.com THIRD ACTion Film Festival June 11 – 13, 2021 Stream online $12.50 – $90 THIRD ACTion Film Festival works to change the narrative on aging and create an age positive culture shift. Treat an older adult in your life to a movie, or if you are the older adult, bring the youngsters along so they can start dreaming about their best third act! thirdactionfilmfest.ca Feeling Good June 11 – 20, 2021 On-demand $20 – $30 Join Blend Vocal for its online spring concert Feeling Good, featuring uplifting songs from the likes of Nina Simone, The Beach Boys, Carly Simon, Pharrell Williams, and many more. Presented in Blend’s signature four-part female harmonies., be sure not to miss it! The concert is available on-demand in at a time of your choosing! blendvocal.com City Spaces: Jack Singer Concert Hall June 12, 2021, 7:30pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Calgary Philharmonic’s City Spaces concerts sees musicians recording solos and duets at some of the city’s iconic downtown buildings. This week’s performance features concertmaster Diana Cohen and Roman Rabinovich on piano performing works of Strauss. Don’t miss it! calgaryphil.com Tigram Saakyan June 13, 2021, 5:00pm Stream online Free to watch The next performance of the Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society’s Isolation Point Virtual Concert Series presents pianist Tigram Saakyan performing works by Bach, Liszt, Chopin, and Komitas live from The Polaris Centre. Be sure to tune in and leave a donation if you can. facebook.com Lisa Taddeo June 15, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration recommended Imagine On Air is thrilled to present Lisa Taddeo and her new book, Animal: A Novel. A depiction of female rage at its rawest, and a visceral exploration of the fallout from a male-dominated society, this special one-hour conversation is hosted by Wordfest’s Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut. Register for your Digital Doggie Bag. wordfest.com Postcards From Sled Island June 15 – August 31, 2021 Stream online Prices vary From panels and film screenings to the return of the mixtape exchange and a very special collaborative album exclusive to Sled Island, this summer take in an online or in-person event featuring video content, filmed performances, guest appearances, documentaries, and hopefully some live music! sledisland.com IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists June 16 – 19, 2021 Stream online Prices vary Once again, Sage Theatre’s IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists is packed with so much talent, it’s spilling outside of the theatre! Join them for thrilling performances by some of Calgary’s most exciting emerging artists, including dance on a bench and storytelling amongst the trees! sagetheatre.com Single Onion #176 June 17, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch The Single Onion presents a literary evening not to be missed! This month’s main stage reading features a water series event, Poets on Water, with Yvonne Blomer, Cynthia Woodman, Anushka Azadi, and Joanna Lilley. Be sure to tune in and check it out! The Single Onion takes place the third Thursday of the month, nine times a year. facebook.com Brandi Carlile June 17, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online $40 Wordfest’s Imagine On Air series presents the incomparable Brandi Carlile and her acclaimed memoir, Broken Horses. The exclusive Canadian conversation is hosted by Wordfest’s Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut, with a pre-show beginning at 6:50pm. Tickets include a hardcover copy of Broken Horses so grab yours. wordfest.com Creation Duration June 17, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required See what happens when Creation Duration artists work on their big ideas! A digital residency for artists to concentrate on new work, join Handsome Alice Theatre for a sharing of the works-in-progress from the process created by artists Sarah Uwadiae, Lauren Han, Alixandra Cowman, Kodie Rollan, and KP Smith. universe.com Unprecedented Times June 17 – 19, 2021 Stream online Pay-what-you-can Full Circle Theatre presents Unprecedented Times, a completely new, virtual play created by some of your favourite Full Circle veterans! Be prepared to laugh, roll your eyes, and feel that creeping sense of the all too familiar in this slice-of-life comedy. Don’t miss this world premiere virtual play. Tickets are pay-what-you-can and $10 per household is recommended. aflimsyplan.com Good Grief! June 17 – 27, 2021 Stream online Pay-what-you-can In the midst of a funeral and faced with the question of how to move on, Dana and Rosemary learn how to grieve from the ground up. Good Grief! brings a uniquely morbid sense of humor to put the fun back in funeral. The show is supported by Downstage Theatre through the Stage It! Mentorship Program. eventbrite.ca RBC Emerging Visual Artists Virtual Reception June 18, 2021, 5:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Showcasing the RBC Emerging Visual Artists Program in the Lightbox Studio, Window Galleries, and Ledge Gallery, Arts Commons invites you to meet and celebrate the current artists and creatives who bring their inspiration to the building, and have a deeper conversation about contemporary art! facebook.com A Mid-Summer’s Daydream June 19, 2021, 10:00am Stream online Free to watch The Shakespeare Company and One Yellow Rabbit present nine young artists performing to an original soundscape. Moving in the light and shadow of the forest and meadow, portraying cheeky, smart, funny, and tender characters, watch lovers falling in love, dreamers dreaming, and mischief makers making mischief. nac-cna.ca Virtual Reading with Royalty June 19, 2021, 11:00am Stream online Free to watch Reading with Royalty celebrates diversity and encourages children to look beyond gender stereotypes and embrace the exploration of self. Spark your imagination with Calgary Public Library’s glamorous family-friendly storytime program, led by local drag performers! facebook.com Cadence Weapon June 19, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Bella Live From Your Couch is the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts’ online concert series that aims to bring all of your favourite local artists to your living room. Be sure to join in for an evening with former Edmonton Poet Laureate, Toronto-based rapper, Cadence Weapon. You really won’t want to miss this one! tickets.mru.ca MisPlaced June 19, 2021, 7:30pm Stream online Free to watch, donations appreciated Join StoryBook it presents a hybrid live and online production showcasing some of the incredibly talented associated with the organization, with performances by Tenaj Williams, Cassie Doane, Eric Wigston, Brent Middleton, Joe Slabe, Emily Dallas, and many more. There may even be a Broadway star or two to make an appearance! facebook.com Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work: Weekend Two June 19 & 20, 2021 Stream online Free to watch, registration required With plays selected from those submitted in March, the 2021 edition of this festival includes online readings by playwrights including Sanita Fejzić, Olivia Etey, Vishesh Abeyratne, and Emma Houghton and Helen Belay. Sign up via Zoom to register—don’t miss out! lunchboxtheatre.com Show + Sale Virtual Summer Market June 19 – 26, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore Alberta University of the Arts Students Association’s summer market goes virtual for the first time, and features 46 outstanding artists! Now you can browse for fine art centrepieces, on-trend design gifts, and craft accessories while supporting local AUArts artists! showandsale.ca Aboriginal Awareness Week Opening Ceremonies June 21, 2021, 12:00 – 1:30pm Stream online Free to watch With virtual opening ceremonies featuring Elder Pablo Russell speaking about resiliency through his work on the path of the buffalo, as well as Inuit throat singers Abigail Garleton and Aneeka Anderson, Evans Yellow Old Woman, Sandra Sutter, and Curt Young and the Healers. honouringmotherearth.com Campfire Chats June 21, 2021, 1:30 – 3:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required University of Calgary presents Campfire Chats: Indigenous Stories and Symbols, celebrating Indigenous culture. Join in to learn from a panel of Indigenous leaders sharing Indigenous stories and symbols. The event is moderated by the university’s Indigenous Cultural Education and Protocol Specialist, Elissa Twoyoungmen. ucalgary.ca Dvořák – Morawetz Connections II June 21, 2021, 8:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required The UCalgary String Quartet explores the music of two composers born in Bohemia: Antonín Dvorák and the Canadian composer Oskar Morawetz, who in 1939 narrowly escaped the Nazis and found refuge in Canada. The program also includes a tribute to Mozart. facebook.com Derek DelGaudio June 22, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration recommended Wordfest’s Imagine On Air series presents Derek DelGaudio and his new book, Amoralman: A True Story and Other Lies. This special one-hour conversation is hosted by Wordfest’s Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut. Be sure to tune in and register in advance for your own Digital Doggie Bag with links and more. wordfest.com Samantha Garner June 22, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch Shelf Life Books celebrates Filipino Heritage Month with Samantha Garner, author of The Quiet is Loud, in discussion with editor, Bryan Ibeas. Tune in to hear Garner and Ibeas discuss how their working relationship, both as Filipino Canadians, impacted how Garner presented the story of her main protagonist. facebook.com GlobalFest Human Rights Forum June 22 – 24, 2021 Stream online Free to watch, registration required GlobalFest Human Rights Forum 2021’s commitment to continue the dialogue involves hosting these community forums featuring guest speakers discussing community design and shopping local, community conversations, and curriculum and race. Be sure to register and join in on the conversation! globalfest.ca Trial by Jury June 22 – 27, 2021 Stream online $20 Can you sue someone for breaking off an engagement? In this courtroom farce, it’s a very serious crime! Join Morpheus Theatre for a delightfully ludicrous, bite-sized portion of Gilbert and Sullivan’s signature witty lyrics, catchy tunes, and ridiculous plot lines. morpheustheatre.ca Head for Higher Ground June 23, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration is required Join author Fran Kimmel for an in depth and intimate interview with Robin van Eck about her debut novel, Rough. With a nod to the city’s floods of 2013, Rough provides a deep reflection on humanity with all its grit and murk, hidden inside of a mystery. facebook.com Amy LeBlanc June 23, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Shelf Life Books invites you to join them for the virtual launch of Amy Leblanc’s new novel Unlocking—a poignant and penetrating exploration of grief, community, family, and the secrets we keep, even from ourselves. The evening takes place on Zoom and is hosted by Aritha Van Herk. Mark your calendars and don’t miss it! facebook.com TEDxYYC: Reimagine June 24, 2021, 8:30am – 6:00pm Stream online $25 – $250 Now is the time to reimagine ourselves, our city, and our future. TEDxYYC 2021 invites a diverse roster of speakers to share their inspiring stories of adapting to uncertainty and of taking action to incite change. We can become whatever we want to be, all it takes is a little imagination. Grab your tickets and take part! tedxyyc.ca 99 Ways to Start June 24, 2021, 11:00am Stream online Free to watch, registration required Join Jac Renée Bruneau, CMagazine’s Editor, for this information session for emerging prairies-based art writers that offers insight on starting a piece of writing. Attendees will glean some entry-level insight about publishing, putting together an article pitch, and digesting editorial feedback. Be sure to register. facebook.com Virtual Reading with Royalty June 24, 2021, 2:00pm Stream online Free to watch Reading with Royalty celebrates diversity and encourages children to look beyond gender stereotypes and embrace the exploration of self. Spark your imagination with Calgary Public Library’s glamorous family-friendly storytime program, led by local drag performers! facebook.com Making Visible our Shared History June 24, 2021, 5:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Join the Women’s Centre of Calgary for a workshop with speaker Dr. Crystal Fraser exploring the importance of renaming institutions as a step towards reconciliation. Dr. Fraser teaches at University of Alberta, is Gwichyà Gwich’in, and originally from Inuvik and Dachan Choo Gęhnjik in the Northwest Territories. womenscentrecalgary.org Bring a Memory, Share a Story June 24, 2021, 6:30pm Stream online Free to participate, registration required d.talks presents a writing workshop for non-writers. Participants are asked to reflect on images that they bring to the workshop including where is this place? Does it still exist? What aspects erode or strengthen your connection to the memory? What does this place make you feel? eventbrite.ca Story Slam Works June 24, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Want to hear tales from some seriously talented, trained storytellers, or maybe sharpen your proverbial storytelling sword? Experience the rush of live storytelling! Story Slam Works is stories about work! No pitching! No bitching! The tickets are free and the stories are priceless. Register to take part. jillianeyawney.com Move & Make June 25, 2021, 6:30pm Stream online Free to watch, registration is required People of all ages are invited to take part in a creative online hangout to celebrate the launch of Bridge, Esker’s new space dedicated to young people! The evening features a movement workshop led by creative movement instructor Kyra Newton, and a drawing workshop with local artist Mike Hooves. eventbrite.ca Alberta Circus Arts Festival June 25 – 27, 2021 Stream online Prices vary Firefly Theatre and Circus is dedicated to the creation of a regional voice in contemporary circus through professional development initiatives for artists and industry sector support. Enjoy performances, workshops, panels, and more with this province-wide online festival! albertacircusarts.com Aboriginal Awareness Week Family Day June 26, 2021, 12:00 – 6:00pm Stream online Free to watch The theme for this year’s Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary is all about keeping the circle strong through our traditional knowledge keepers, reflecting the pride of our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities by taking in their rich heritage, traditions, and cultures. Don’t miss this family day celebration. aawc.ca Indigenous Placemaking Unveiling June 26, 2021, 1:00pm Stream online Free to watch Join the Calgary Public Library online as it unveils new Indigenous Placemaking installations at four libraries. Works feature Treaty 7 artists Rudy Black Plume, Hali Heavy Shield, Sarah Houle, Morrigan Caldwell, Tace Ens-Buchacher, Kierra First Charger, Kaylee Anne Leibham, and Haley Long. facebook.com Susan Varcoe & Hannah Pagenkopf June 26, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, donations appreciated The International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society is proud to present pianist Susan Varcoe and soprano Hannah Pagenkopf in a virtual event performing works by Wolf, Schubert, Schumann, Mozart, Tosti, and Strauss. Tune in and don’t miss it! facebook.com Edmonton Short Film Festival Indigenous Films June 26 – 28, 2021 Stream online Free to watch, registration required Celebrate National Indigenous History Month with the Edmonton Short Film Festival, as they present a free online screening of short films by Indigenous artists. These short films bring light to Indigenous history, culture, and education. Register for a free ticket to receive your link to view the films! eventbrite.ca Stage to Page June 27, 1:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Stage to Page allows spoken word poets to workshop their poems with industry professionals. Partnered with the Dogwood Rose Reading Series, this masterclass featuring panelists Alessandra Naccarato, Emilee Nimetz, and Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen, artists Sabrina Samuel, LJ Weisberg, and Billie the Kid. Special guest is Sheri-D Wilson. eventbrite.com Digital AWE June 28 – July 18, 2021 Stream online Free to watch Welcome to the Digital AWE, an electric circuitry within a mythic dimension of our own universe. A space of no place, where creativity and input can brush up against each other and be limitless! Featured artists include Simran Sachar, Julianne Chapple, and Eric Cheung, plus many more. Be sure to tune in and check it out! facebook.com #HowWeListen Live June 29, 2021, 10:00am Stream online Free to watch, registration required Sled Island and Byta present a conversation with Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene, discussing navigating the roller coaster that is a creative career in music. This workshop and live interview offers tips and insights for aspiring artists and music industry leaders, and explore Canning’s creative career as an artist. eventbrite.com Proudly Resilient June 29, 2021, 5:00pm Steam online $29 In honour of Pride Month, Campfire Kinship hosts a workshop by Gayathri Shukla for members of the LGBTQ2S+ and allies to come together to share stories and solidarity. Participants have an opportunity to craft a micro-memoir of their unique experience, and hone their skills in being an ally. eventbrite.ca VIEW from the Inside Online Gala June 29, 2021, 6:30 – 8:30pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required WP Puppet Theatre presents a free live event to unite participants, family, friends, and community, and celebrates the important place art, self-reflection, connection, and the impact it has had on individuals. It’s a great chance to connect and donations are graciously accepted. eventbrite.ca Joyce Doolittle Stories June 29, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Producer and editor Sally Truss offers an eclectic companion to Joyce Doolittle Stories: A Community Telling. Shelf Life Books invites you to share the story of creating a community-based publishing project, see Calgary actors in selected readings, and see a few video shorts of Joyce herself! Don’t miss this fantastic evening. facebook.com A Celebration of Music by Black Composers II June 29, 2021, 8:00pm Stream online Free to watch Join the School of Creative and Performing Arts online for a live concert featuring music by Black composers. Among the featured composers is one of the earliest documented Black composers of Classical music, Joseph Bologne. Featured musicians include Edmond Agopian, Jasmine Long, cello, and more. facebook.com Woolf’s Voices 32 June 30, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch Join Woolf’s Voices and Shelf Life Books for an evening of poetry, writing, art, and music honouring the feminine—however you define that! Guest curated by Adetola Adedipe, enjoy performances by Audder, Jeziah, Bethel Afework and Fatuma, with visual art by Chidera! Donations are accepted. facebook.com Have an online offering that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.