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A photo of the +15 Soundscape at Arts Commons

Concentration Patterns

Concentration Patterns is a unique, meditative piece which seeks to envelope the listener in tactile and immersive sound. Inspired by technological deep-listening, Colin Gillespie’s meditative soundscape combines layered elements to create an organic whole. 

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Location: +15 Soundscape, Arts Commons (225 8th Ave. SE)Free
Anna Gustafsons' Object Lessons in the Esker Foundation Project Space

Object Lessons

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

Laurie Steen's On Foot

Women Exclusive

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Wallace Galleries are centering this exhibition on their fabulous roster of women artists, including Nancy Boyd, Isla Burns, Camrose Ducote, Joice Hall, Jennifer Hornyak, Joice M Hall, and many more. An opening reception takes place on March 7.

By appointment only
Location: Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW)Free
A piece from Scot Bullick's Reboot Outpost

Reboot Outpost

Take in this exhibition of the latest work from Denman Island based artist Scot Bullick! His quirky sculptural assemblages elevate and re-purpose mundane objects into creations of splendor that dazzle and confuse. The opening reception takes place March 14 from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

By appointment only
Location: Edge Gallery (1416 9th Ave. SE)Free
A poster for the Diesel Bird Digital Music Festival

Diesel Bird Digital Music Festival

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

Showtime: 12:00pm
Location: Instagram LiveFree
The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra on stage

Season Announcement

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!

Showtime: 12:00pm
Location: OnlineFree
Josh Williams on stage

Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts Music Festival

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 from Inglewood so join Stagehand this Friday.

Showtime: 2:00pm
Location: Facebook LiveFree
A graphic for Nashville Hurricane at Lunchbox Theatre

Nashville Hurricane

Forty years ago a mysterious guitarist appeared from nowhere. Virtuoso actor and musician Chase Padgett becomes a manager, a mother, a mentor, and the guitar prodigy himself. Watch the rise, demise, and resurrection of the best damn guitar player you’ve never heard of.

A graphic for The Soul of Motown at Stage West Calgary

The Soul of Motown

Brothers Eddie and Brian Holland, and Lamont Dozier wrote and produced a cornucopia of hits that ultimately defined the Motown sound through the 1960s and 70s. Join Stage West Calgary for this show that explores their trials and tribulations through their unique legacy.

A graphic for the Great Quartets concert

Great Quartets

Featuring a superb quartet of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra musicians, this program pairs two of the most dramatic and weighty quartets ever written—Bartok’s String Quartet No. 2 and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131. You won’t want to miss it.

An illustration of dancers in Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Swan Lake is arguably ballet’s greatest achievement, a monument of artistic triumph surviving the centuries, still challenging dancers and audiences today with its pure brilliance and exacting choreography. Join Alberta Ballet for this classic and timeless production.

Visitors explore a gallery at Glenbow during Free First Thursday Nights

Free First Thursday Nights

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

Showtime: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)Free
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Valdepeñas

The Instrumental Society of Calgary’s season closes with Calgary Philharmonic assistant principal cellist, Josué Valdapeñas, and his father, Joaquin, legendary principal clarinettist of the Toronto Symphony, performing two of the greatest works in the chamber music repertoire.

Visitors explore a gallery at Glenbow during Free First Thursday Nights

Free First Thursday Nights

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

Showtime: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)Free
A photo of two older people enjoying a film screening

THIRD ACTion Film Festival

The idea of life’s third act is a major inspiration for this older-adult-oriented film festival. Come see the possibilities, dream your dream, and cultivate the resiliency to age well. This three-day festival will announce its lineup in late April or early May so stay tuned for all the details.

Questions?

Contact Calgary Arts Development’s communications team at 403.264.5330 ext. 211 or by email at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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