Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Theatre Dance Music Film & Media Visual Art Literary Festival Promotion Free Join Kyra Newton for a movement workshop with the Esker Foundation | Photo: Citrus Photography March 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021 Online This Month A year in, digital content hits its stride with these awesome events Amy Jo Espetveidt Location From Anywhere Price Prices Vary March 2020 saw Calgary’s theatres go dark, music venues go quiet, and all sorts of planned offerings cancelled indefinitely. But, a year into COVID-19 restrictions, Calgary’s arts community continues to adapt and put on events for you to explore. Be sure to check out these great shows this March! A Conversation with Peter Phillips On demand Stream online Free to watch Calgary Renaissance Singers and Players present Peter Phillips of the Tallis Scholars in conversation with chorister Nicholas Žekulin. Hear about the differences between recordings and live performances, and the fads in early music performances over the decades. youtube.com Tim Williams On demand Stream online Free to watch ProArts Society presents this archived live-streamed concert featuring award-winning blues guitar singer-songwriter Tim Williams. Williams plays a wealth of string instruments, is known for his guitar skills, and his songwriting has won praise from the likes of Tom Russel and Willie Nelson. stagestreamlive.tv Spotlight Julya Hajnoczky Until March 6, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore Julya Hajnoczky’s multidisciplinary practice seeks to question the complex relationship between humans and the natural world. Her work is currently featured at the Alberta Craft Gallery in person and online. albertacraft.square.site binhi at buhol Until March 13, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore Jarvis Hall Gallery presents a new body of work by artist Marigold Santos. Explore how Santos translates her experience of diaspora and fractured identity as a Filipinx-Canadian woman through new paintings as well as pieces related to her tattoo practice in person or online. jarvishallgallery.com The Scene Between Until March 15, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore Cultural disconnect and loss is a common theme running through many Canadian families. The Scene Between – An Exploration of When Cultures Meet dives into artist Michelle Wiebe’s journey to find the beauty in the fragmentation within her own family. Virtual visitors are invited to view this online catalogue from the Leighton Art Centre. facebook.com My Name Is Not Tree Until March 15, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore Alberta artist Penny Corradine’s art continually evolves, influenced by the natural world—the mystery of the woods envelopes her. Nature has always been at the heart of her attempts to share through painting, and now she is overcome with the idea of trees. Check out this online catalogue from the Leighton Art Centre. facebook.com Tant doucement me sens emprisonné Until March 26, 2021 Stream online Free to watch In the spring of 2020, various readings led artist Guillaume Adjutor Provost to think about a narrative performance intended for video. Provost delves into the theories of neo-feudalism, which emphasize the concentration of money and power in the 21st century. Catch this piece while you still can. truck.ca A. Conveyor Until March 27, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore The New Gallery presents A. Conveyor, an exhibition by Chris Boyne which pushes the idea that task can be the basis for conceptual visual work. The exhibition can be accessed online via Main Frame so be sure to check it out. thenewgallery.org Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work Until May 1, 2021 Stream online Free to watch, registration required With plays selected from those submitted last year, 2021’s Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work includes online readings by playwrights including Carolyn Ziegler, Jean-Michel Cliché, Grant Tilly, Alix Cowman and Cayley Wreggit, Col Cseke, and more. Sign up for Lunchbox Theatre’s newsletter to register. lunchboxtheatre.com Art & Nature Virtual Museum Classroom March 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2021 Stream online Prices vary Join the Leighton Art Centre to learn all about the natural environment of Alberta’s Foothills and create some art too! Each week, students can join in virtually for exploration, discussion, and a guided art lesson. Recommended for Grades 1-6, but all are welcome! facebook.com The Community Circus Project March 1 – April 1, 2021 Stream online Free to participate This project from the Green Fools includes free online workshops and daily social media challenges to make you move, get creative, and have fun. A final show called The Greatest Show Online features puppets, professional circus artists, and anyone who wants to submit a video! greenfools.com Indigenous Motherhood, Matriarchy and Womxnhood March 1 – April 1, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore Inspired by the recent birth of curator Autumn Whiteway’s son, this exhibition explores motherhood, matriarchy, and womxnhood through an Indigenous lens, bringing together the artwork of 23 Indigenous artists of diverse artistic practices and backgrounds from across Turtle Island. artspaces.kunstmatrix.com How to Fail as A Popstar March 2, 2021, 6:00pm Stream online Free to watch Hosted by the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival and Arsenal Pulp Press, check out the official online book launch of How to Fail as a Popstar by Vivek Shraya. A reflection on the power of pop culture, dreams, disappointments, and self-determination, the evening includes a conversation with Shraya hosted by Bif Naked. facebook.com Reclaiming Our History March 3, 2021, 6:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required The discovery of ancient stone paintings depicting women with cornrows in North Africa shows that braids date back thousands of years. Understand the significance of African braids and participate in a discussion with guest lecturer Wunmi Idowu after the presentation. eventbrite.ca Aaron Sidorenko March 4, 2021, 12:00pm Stream online Free to watch Aaron Sidorenko is a Calgary-based artist who is the latest to present for the the Nickle at Noon’s online series. Sidorenko’s work features paintings of WWII Vets, landscapes, portraits, and more. He currently paints full-time and curates art shows at various venues around the city. Tune into this virtual artist talk. nickle.ucalgary.ca Virtual Reading with Royalty March 4, 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 Reading with Royalty goes virtual | Photo: Courtesy of Calgary Pride Through the Night March 4 – 7, 2021 Stream online $13.50 This month’s CIFF Top Docs presentation is Through the Night. Don’t miss this verité documentary that explores the personal cost of our modern economy through the stories of two working mothers and a childcare provider whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare centre. Grab your tickets today and get ready to stream. ciffcalgary.ca Rocio Graham March 5, 2021, 5:00pm Stream online Free to watch Join Rocio Graham and Christine Klassen for an online, Facebook Live tour of Graham’s exhibition, Illuminations and Engulfment. On display at Christine Klassen Gallery, her poignant photography is influenced by her passion for the botanical world, her cultural heritage, and identity as a woman and mother. Be sure to tune in! facebook.com Immigrant Arts Festival March 5 & 6, 2021, 6:00 – 8:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Join the Calgary Public Library and the Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI) to discover a range of art forms, styles, and cultural backgrounds, and hear success stories from immigrant artists. ICAI seeks to connect immigrant artists with the existing arts community in Calgary. Register to secure your spot. calgarylibrary.ca Kathleen Morrison March 6, 2021 Stream online $15 – $50 Operatic soprano Kathleen Morrison returns to the stage with a full length classical vocal concert, recorded at the Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts. The evening includes opera arias and duets by Puccini, Massenet, Cilea, Bellini, and Ponchielli, and art song sets by Schubert and R. Strauss. showpass.com True North: Story + Symphony March 6, 2021, 7:30pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required The True North Project shares the story behind the choreographed ballet commissioned by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, where it premiered in 2017. The documentary explores the idea of home and offers insights into the creative processes of the participating artists. calgaryphil.com The Wizards of Oakwood Drive March 6 – 28, 2021 Stream online $32 Live and interactive, it’s part treasure hunt and part immersive theatre. This kids-only experience is designed for young audiences aged six to 12. The experience is designed for one child at a time and parents, guardians or caregivers are welcome to view the show as their child participates. storybooktheatre.org Blake Pouliot & Susanne Ruberg-Gordon March 7, 2021, 3:00pm Stream online $33 – $43 Calgary Pro Musica is excited to announce its upcoming live-stream concert featuring Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot and pianist Susanne Ruberg-Gordon. The program includes Sonata for Solo Violin by Prokofiev, Violin Sonatas by Mozart and Janáček, and Caprice Viennois by Kreisler. facebook.com Sabrina Naz Comanesçu March 7, 2021, 4:00pm Stream online Free to watch Join Stride Gallery and the Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation for an artist talk with one of the current exhibiting artists, Sabrina Naz Comanesçu and her team, Kim Stanely, Ayobami Balogun, Misha Maseka, and Anthony Denaro as they discuss their work as part of the Immigrant Arts Festival. stride.ab.ca Xuefei Yang March 7, 2021, 5:00pm Stream online By donation Xuefei Yang is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. Hailed as a musical pioneer, her fascinating journey began after the Cultural Revolution, a period where Western musical instruments and music were banned. Join the Classical Guitar Society of Calgary for this incredible presentation. facebook.com Kazuo Ishiguro March 9, 2021, 5:00pm Stream online $42 Wordfest presents Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro and his new novel Klara and the Sun, his first since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017. The hour-long conversation is hosted by Lainey Lui, the co-host of CTV’s The Social. Your $42 ticket includes a copy of Klara and the Sun, as well as shipping. wordfest.com Caitlin Thompson March 11, 2021, 12:00pm Stream online Free to watch In this Nickle at Noon presentation, hear Caitlin Thompson share her research into embroidermation—the combination of embroidery and animation. Both processes rely on sequential bits of information (stitches and pixels) and provoke similar feelings. Don’t miss Embroidermation – Stitches to Pixels. nickle.ucalgary.ca Indigenous Motherhood, Matriarchy and Womxnhood March 11, 2021, 5:00 – 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch This virtual gallery opening features a walk-through of the exhibition in addition to songs, Elder’s teachings, and an artist panel featuring Dr. Lana Whiskeyjack, Dr. Karlee Fellner, and Sable Sweetgrass Katoiyisa. facebook.com Your Brain on Art March 11, 2021, 6:00pm Stream online $40 – $135 Join the Branch Out Foundation as it celebrates the collision between art and science! Your Brain on Art matches artists with neuroscientists to co-create a piece of artwork that provides a fresh perspective on neuroscience and gives new life to a meeting of the minds. This year’s event includes interactive, virtual activities. eventbrite.ca André Picard March 11, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration recommended Wordfest’s Imagine On Air presents award-winning journalist André Picard and his timely new book Neglected No More: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada’s Elders in the Wake of a Pandemic. The free hour-long conversation is hosted by Christina Frangou so be sure to RSVP for your Digital Doggie Bag. wordfest.com An Evening with Gene Luen Yang March 11, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Join the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program for an online talk with Distinguished Visiting Writer Gene Luen Yang. The evening explores the making of comics and graphic novels, and the importance of narratives that convey a multitude of cultural experiences. events.ucalgary.ca March Flywheel March 11, 2021, 7:30pm Stream online Free to watch Hosting the best emerging and established Calgary and Canadian writers, it’s filling Station Magazine’s March Flywheel and you can tune in for an evening of literary delights with authors Andrew Wedderburn and Julie Mannell! Trust us—you won’t want to miss this fantastic reading series, now online via Zoom once a month. facebook.com Resort to Murder March 11 – 21, 2021 Stream online Prices vary Join Morpheus Theatre for an online, interactive murder mystery! The owners of Awakenings Spa are offering amazing deals to customers after a year devastated by COVID-19 restrictions. If something should happen, you will be called in to put your detective skills to the test and help solve a murder! Don’t miss it. morpheustheatre.ca Of A Certain Age March 12, 2021, 4:00pm Stream online Free to explore The paintings and personal images created for this exhibition mirror what artists Jean Pederson and Cindy Bouwers have gained by reaching a certain age. They have richness and depth, complexity, layers, and consider both the dark and the light. Don’t miss this virtual launch with the Leighton Art Centre. facebook.com Coexistence March 12, 2021, 4:00pm Stream online Free to explore Terra Simieritsch’s Coexistence will challenge the viewer to reflect upon their own stereotypes and prejudices around common wildlife species that humans often come into conflict with, and dig deeper into where those notions came from. Be sure to check out this virtual launch with the Leighton Art Centre. facebook.com Bryce Krynski March 12, 2021, 6:00pm Stream online Free to watch Join Bryce Krynski and Christine Klassen for the second part of this live-stream introducing Krynski’s photography to CKG including what about the medium appeals to him and why he prints on fabric. Krynski’s work is currently on display in the gallery for the Exposure Photo Festival so be sure to check it out. facebook.com Celebrate With Us March 12, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, donations accepted Elephant Artist Relief Society and SpanicArts want to celebrate Fredy Rivas, the recipient of the 2020 EAR award! This free, online event features Rivas and his art practice alongside guest singer Paloma Negra. Donations are welcome and all proceeds will be going to the artists presenting. facebook.com John McCutcheon March 12, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online $20 – $30 No stranger to the Calgary Folk Club, John McCutcheon is a six-time Grammy nominee, author of three books, and a multi-instrumentalist who is a master of the hammered dulcimer. He has earned legions of fans and peer respect for his prowess as a songwriter and musician, and you can catch him on this upcoming live-stream! showpass.com Northern Reflections Closing Gala March 12, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required MAUD Collective celebrates the closing of the Northern Reflections Inglewood exhibition for 2021. Party it up pandemic style via Zoom—there’ll be awards, presentations, music, breakout rooms, and more! Everyone is welcome—the event is free but registration is required. facebook.com Of a Certain Age March 12 – April 17, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore The paintings and personal images created for the Leighton Centre’s latest exhibition mirror what artists Jean Pederson and Cindy Bouwers have gained by reaching a certain age. They have richness and depth, complexity, layers, and consider both the dark and the light. See it online and check out the opening reception on March 12. leightoncentre.org Coexistence March 12 – April 17, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore The Leighton Centre presents Terra Simieritsch’s Coexistence, an exhibit which challenges the viewer to reflect upon their own stereotypes and prejudices around common wildlife species that humans often come into conflict with, and dig deeper into where those notions came from. Explore it online this spring. leightoncentre.org Reversing Reality March 14, 2021, 12:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required The New Gallery presents a roundtable conversation on Main Frame exhibition, A. Conveyor, with contributors from around the world. Join in as the contributors delve into their research and encounters while tracking the Atlantic Conveyor through its breaking process, as well as the ship-breaking industry at large. facebook.com Festival of Animated Objects March 14 – April 11, 2021 Stream online Prices vary This year’s festival features a modified program of over 20 different events bringing Calgary together and filling it with life, whimsy, and all things puppets! Check out socially distanced, in-person and digital events ranging from puppet parades to film screenings, to workshops to panel discussions. There’s something for everyone! puppetfestival.ca Virtual Reading with Royalty March 16, 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 Leah Horlick & Larissa Lai March 16, 2021, 6:00pm Stream online Free to watch Join Shelf Life Books for the online double book launch of Leah Horlick’s Moldovan Hotel and Larissa Lai’s Iron Goddess of Mercy. Hosted by author Vivek Shraya, it’s sure to be an event not to be missed! The stream takes place on Zoom with automatic captions and will not run longer than an hour and a half. facebook.com Live at Noon March 17, 2021, 12:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Join d.talks in conversation with K. Jake Chakasim and Neena Verma on diaspora and belonging, with consideration towards care for others, particularly as we navigate isolating lockdowns, masking, and even mourning. What stories of occupation and conflict can be amended with new ways forward? dtalks.org Matter, Metabolism, Memories March 17, 2021, 12:30pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Join the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape in a dialogue about paradigms, adaptations, and shifts—the rhizomatic expression of the city as a cultural landscape wherein multiple narratives take root and become embedded is ever at conflict. How do we unearth new ground for diverse and just expression? events.ucalgary.ca Erin Sutherland March 18, 2021, 12:00pm Stream online Free to watch The Nickle at Noon series presents a virtual artist talk with Erin Sutherland, an independent curator and a core member of Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective out of Edmonton. Grab your lunch and don’t miss your chance to see Memory, Making and Blood – Experiences of an Emerging Curator. nickle.ucalgary.ca Never Gonna Snow Again March 18 – 21, 2021 Stream online $13.50 CIFF’s Global Perspectives Series features the latest from writer and director Malgorzata Szumowska and her long-time collaborator Michal Englert. This film is an unclassifiable meditation on class, immigration, and global warming with touches of magical realism and moments of sober beauty and subtle humour. ciffcalgary.ca Never Gonna Snow Again | Still: Courtesy of Calgary International Film Festival Self-Portraits and Love Letters March 19, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to participate, registration required For this edition of Date Night, the Esker Foundation invites you and your partner, friend or loved one to a workshop hosted by local artist and writer Harpreet M Dayal. Through the practice of self-portraiture and love letter writing, divulge how our stories shape how we see ourselves. eventbrite.ca The Way We Bounce March 19, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration recommended Wordfest’s March storytelling event, The Way We Bounce (as in bouncing back) is a must-watch showcasing five authors whose new books are proof of the resilience of the human spirit. Each writer will perform an open-mic style monologue on the theme, as well as answer questions from host Shelley Youngblut. wordfest.com The Ennis Sisters March 19, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online $20 – $30 The Ennis Sisters grew up singing the Irish Newfoundland tunes they heard on the radio when their parents weren’t making music of their own. Their buttery, ethereal sibling harmonies uplift audiences and transport them to another place. Join the Calgary Folk Club for this not-to-be-missed live-stream. showpass.com Honeydew March 19 – 25, 2021 Stream online $10 Calgary Underground Film Festival’s next Off the CUFF selection is Honeydew, a new backwoods horror about a young couple seeking shelter in the home of an aging farmer and her peculiar son. The couple suddenly begin having strange cravings and hallucinations taking them down a rabbit hole of the bizarre. calgaryundergroundfilm.org Live From The Studio March 20, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch Introducing the Live From the Studio Sessions featuring Johnny Summers and friends from the Calgary Jazz Orchestra. Join the CJO on Zoom as they record their first session! You can also take a chance on the sessions and sign up on Patreon for $11 a month and receive professionally mixed tracks weeks later. facebook.com Donovan Seidle March 20, 2021 7:30pm Stream online Free to watch 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 Assistant Concertmaster, Donovan Seidle, in The BOW building. These free virtual events include new performances that are not to be missed! calgaryphil.com Foothills Brass Quintet March 20, 2021, 7:30pm Stream online $15 – $50 Swing into spring with the Foothills Brass Quintet! This online evening of light music is presented by Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts and Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra. Don’t miss this new concert of brass quintet music from the comfort of your home—just in time for the spring equinox! facebook.com Page to Stage New Works Festival March 20 & 21, 2021 Stream online $10 – $25 Theatre Calgary is dedicated to providing a platform for new works, voices, and stories to be discovered. This online festival provides resources for writers to have their work developed towards a next step opportunity at Theatre Calgary, focusing in on the works of LGBTQ2S+ writers. theatrecalgary.com Prairies to the Pacific March 21, 2021, 2:00pm Stream online Free to watch Join the Saskatchewan Writers Guild for Prairies to the Pacific: Poets Laureate of Western Canada. Five Poets Laureate of Western Canada lead us through poetry readings and discussion of questions such as: How do you know you’re west of Ontario? And why does the landscape west contain so much to write about? facebook.com Life on Other Worlds March 22, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required How close are we to discovering life on other planets? Join Arts Commons Presents and National Geographic Live to meet planetary scientist and astrobiologist Kevin Peter Hand and NASA engineer Kobie Boykins as they share the latest intriguing updates on this vast frontier of exploration. Grab your free tickets and tune in. artscommons.ca Artists in Residence Celebration March 23, 2021, 6:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Join the Women’s Centre Calgary to celebrate the work of the Women’s Centre 2020 artists in residence—Julia Rose Sutherland, Penny Gunderson, Mariya Stokes, and Claudia Chagoya—through a living library and visual gallery. This event is open to women-identifying individuals only. womenscentrecalgary.org Maria Stepanova March 23, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration recommended Wordfest’s Imagine On Air series presents Maria Stepanova, author of In Memory of Memory, the internationally acclaimed debut novel newly translated into English. The hour-long conversation will be hosted by Leanne Shapton. And don’t forget to register in advance for your own unique Digital Doggie Bag. wordfest.com Woolf’s Voices 30 March 23, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch Woolf’s Voices and Shelf Life Books presents a response and review to Barbara Bickel’s new book, Art, Ritual and Trance Inquiry. Featuring creative responses by Celeste Snowber and Woolf’s Voices Collective team members, Bickel herself will introduce and read from her book and showcase a short video as well. facebook.com Piano to Zanskar March 24, 2021, 6:30pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Facing his future in retirement, Desmond decides instead to take on the most challenging and perilous delivery of his four-decade career, transporting a 100-year-old, Broadwood and Sons upright piano from London to the remote heart of the Indian Himalayas. Join the THIRD ACTion Film Festival for this presentation. showpass.com Jennifer Bowering Delisle March 24, 2021, 7:30pm Stream online Free to watch Join Shelf Life Books in celebrating the launch of Jennifer Bowering Delisle’s new book of poetry, Deriving, along with author Lisa Martin. Bowering Delisle’s lens zooms in and out from the internal workings of motherhood, family, and love, resulting in a magical exploration of language’s perfection and elusiveness. facebook.com Gwenessa Lam March 25, 2021, 12:00pm Stream online Free to watch Gwenessa Lam is a contemporary artist and educator who will be discussing a recent body of work involving drawing and photography. The Articulate Object explores the challenges and possibilities of how history is inscribed within cultural objects. Tune in to learn more in this Nickle at Noon artist talk. nickle.ucalgary.ca Peter Balkwill and the WONDERHEADS March 25, 2021, 6:00pm Stream online Free to watch The Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry is excited to launch its new virtual series at the 2021 Festival of Animated Objects. Join Peter Balkwill of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop conducts interviews and studio tours in his inimitable style. The first guests are the WONDERHEADS. maskandpuppet.com Ali Bryan in Conversation with Leanne Shirtliffe March 25, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch Join Shelf Life Books for the virtual launch of Ali Bryan’s The Hill. Exploring gender, power, and access to truth in a world defined by scarcity and distrust, it outlines the consequences of consumerism and environmental neglect, while reminding us what it takes to be a girl in this world. facebook.com Gary Barwin March 25, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration recommended Wordfest’s Imagine On Air presents award-winning Canadian author Gary Barwin and his new novel Nothing the Same, Everything Haunted. The free hour-long conversation is hosted by Bill Richardson. It’s a not-to-be-missed evening so be sure to RSVP for your Digital Doggie Bag with links, goodies, and references from the conversation. wordfest.com Exploring Movement, Sensations and Reconnection March 25, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to participate, registration required Join dance specialist Kyra Newton for a movement workshop inspired by Fin Simonetti’s exhibition, An Appeal to Heaven. Join in to tap into vulnerability and reconnect to your emotional state of being in the present moment. eventbrite.ca Single Onion #173 March 25, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch The Single Onion presents a special event called East To West: Stories from Across Turtle Island. This reading features Métis poet and spoken word artist Cobra Collins, poet, performer, and maker of art, Deirdre Lee, spoken word artist Tito Gomez, and Two-Spirit, nonbinary poet Tawahum Bige. facebook.com Deer Woman March 25 – April 4, 2021 Stream online Pay-what-you-can 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 and Azimuth Theatre for this presentation of Article 11’s Deer Woman. downstage.ca Lands With No Maps: Part One March 26, 2021, 2:00pm Stream online Prices vary Join New Works Calgary for a unique, two-part workshop series with acclaimed Montreal-based string quartet Quatuor Bozzini, exploring the music and scores of Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros, and Catherine Mole. All are welcome for part one with part two being open to those who submit a score. facebook.com Anti-Racism, Decolonization and Performance March 26, 2021, 3:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required A speaker series event presented by the School of Creative and Performing Arts, hear more about the research of dance scholars Seika Boye, C. Kemal Nance, and Ahayla Satkunaratnam, followed by a discussion and Q&A. events.ucalgary.ca Looping Animations March 26, 2021, 4:30pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required In this youth workshop at the Esker Foundation, artist Caitlin Thompson will teach participants how to create movement through the optical illusion of the phenakistoscope, looping animations, and GIFs. Watch your designs and invented characters come alive! Kits with workshop materials will be available for pickup. eventbrite.ca Farzaneh Azizpour March 26, 2021, 5:00pm Stream online Free to watch Join Stride Gallery for an artist talk with one of the current exhibiting artists, Farzaneh Azizpour. Azizpour is part of the group show currently on display at the gallery, Shroud, Crown, Grey Area, Generations, and is an artist who specializes in figurative expressive oil painting. Be sure to tune in for a look at their work. stride.ab.ca Season of Fury and Wonder March 26, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch Shelf Life Books invites you to talk about one or two of the short stories in Sharon Butala’s Season of Fury and Wonder and the works that inspired them. The author will join in for a short while to tell viewers more about the selected works and answer questions. facebook.com Lizzy Hoyt March 26, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online $20 – $30 Calgary Folk Club presents Lizzy Hoyt, an award-winning Celtic-folk mezzo-soprano, arranger, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who has crossed genres to emerge as a powerhouse classical and opera singer. Her music touches hearts and bends ears with whatever she does so be sure to catch this live-stream. showpass.com Barrhead Supersonic March 26 – April 30, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore Saskatchewan artist Jeff Nachtigall’s work in Barrhead Supersonic reflects on an understanding of place informed by a cold prairie winter, an experience fed largely by Nachtigall’s return to his home province after an extended time away. See it online or book an in-person visit to check it out. jarvishallgallery.com up front March 26 – April 30, 2021 Online viewing room Free to explore Janine Hall’s renderings in charcoal and oil focus on the storm as a representation of turmoil and the human struggle between power and revolution. Hall integrates the spirituality she experiences during the creative process with imagery of the raw force of nature. See it online or in-person! jarvishallgallery.com Virtual Reading with Royalty March 27, 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 On with the Show March 27, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Prices vary You’ve seen them on stage, now see them from the comfort of your own home! Youth Singers of Calgary (YSC) has taken all the singing and dancing you’ve come to expect and put it all together in an unforgettable online show filled with fantastic musical performances and updates on all the great things YSC has been doing! ondemand.youthsingers.org Unmasking Imagination March 28 – April 2, 2021 Stream online Free to participate, registration required Kids aged eight to 12 are invited to join in for a mask-making workshop series with local artist Katie Green that also introduces us to the practice of mindfulness. This series combines art making and mindfulness tools, with participants learning about portraiture and mask-masking as tools of self-exploration and self-expression. eventbrite.ca Trina Moyles March 29, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch Join Shelf Life Books in celebrating the launch of Trina Moyles’ Lookout: Love, Solitude, and Searching for Wildfire in the Boreal Forest—a page-turning memoir about a young woman’s gruelling, revelatory summers working alone in a remote lookout tower and her eyewitness account of the nature of wildfire. facebook.com Mark Carney March 30, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration recommended Wordfest’s Imagine On Air series presents renowned economist and former bank governor Mark Carney and his ground-breaking new book on affecting positive change: Value(s): Building a Better World for All. The hour-long conversation will be hosted by political strategist Zain Velji so be sure to check it out! wordfest.com Genki Ferguson March 31, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch Join Shelf Life Books in conversation around Genki Ferguson’s debut novel Satellite Love, a heartbreaking and beautifully unconventional debut novel about a girl, a boy, and a satellite. It’s a bittersweet meditation on loneliness, alienation, and what it means to be human. This event will be a live Q&A with the author. facebook.com Writers Unplugged March 31, 2021, 7:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Alexandra Writers Centre Society invites you to a virtual open mic. Share your words in front of the best audience this side of the Bow River. No matter where you are, no matter what you wrote, they want to hear from you! Join in for this fun, casual, and entertaining evening. You can also watch as the audience. facebook.com Have an online offering that’s not listed? 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