Join Asylum for Art for a Sunday jazz jam with Esteban Herrera, followed by an open jam. The jam is the one of the traditions that shaped the origin and evolution of jazz music everywhere anytime. Come and enjoy playing or listening with friends. Tickets are by donation.
Music photographer Zoltan Varadi was inspired by the nice surprises he discovered as he began cleaning and scanning his old negatives during a year of pandemic lockdowns.
Otipemisiwak, which translates from Cree to people who live by their own rules, showcases recent works by Daphne Boyer, visual artist and plant scientist. Boyer’s practice combines plant material, high-resolution digital tools and women’s traditional handwork to create art that celebrates her family’s Métis heritage.
This exhibition highlights animals depicted on currencies and the historical use of animals as money with the aim to raise awareness of our complex bond and dependence on these fantastic creatures, and their place in the modern world.
This is a truly unique experience for artists and viewers alike! Housed within a vintage card catalogue, the library’s one-time answer to organizing a collection of books for readers to locate on a shelf, visitors will be encouraged to discover varied artworks as they open each drawer.
Michelle Bui’s series of photographic images meet at the intersection between still life and commercial photography. Bui intuitively arranges objects, photographing them against acidly colourful backdrops: sprigs of baby’s breath are arranged sculpturally with inflated latex gloves atop a blue shag carpet and so on. Don’t miss it!
Painter Veronika Pausova draws on figurative imagery to tell diagrammatic short stories that mine the territory between animation and stasis. The implied movement of these recurrent motifs serve as a cast of recurrent characters and as a proxy for the viewer to feel the anxious energy.
Farah Al Qasimi’s exhibition at Esker brings together new and recent photographs that consider the story of her family’s migration between the United Arab Emirates and the US, the global circulation of popular culture, and the reflection of both within the idiosyncrasies of personal style and aesthetic.
The range of the sun’s luminescence is one of the most beautiful things about Mohkinstsis. Out of reverence for the sun’s refraction on our plot of rock comes a new body of work by artist Ashley Bedet dedicated to investigating and honouring the different intensities of our sun’s rays. Check it out!
The Kinkonauts’ unscripted comedy returns to in-person with a different mix of shows every Saturday night, featuring some of Calgary’s favourite themed performances. From improvised Jane Austen never-written novels to Starfleet Adventures, to Broadway-style singing-and-dancing musicals, and much more, Saturday night has star power!
YYC Bread Stories shows our city’s connection to bread, historically and today, and contains artifacts of bread making from early Calgary and mementos from Calgary families who have a strong connection to their culture’s bread. Make sure to check out this exciting exhibit!
Tap your toes and laugh with Jubilations Dinner Theatre as they parody one of the all-time great nostalgia trips with Greased! All your favourite rock and roll classics of the ’50s are queued up and ready. All they need is you—get your tickets now!
One Yellow Rabbit’s spring edition of High Performance Rodeo offers the chance to watch touring performances from across Canada, acclaimed international shows, and new and experimental work from artists here in Calgary! The programming is always bold, cutting-edge, funny, frank, and full of heart. Don’t miss it!
Jubilations Junior presents Skooby Doob and the Haunted Race Track! A production written for kids, and a meal designed with kids in mind! Join them for a fun-filled Saturday morning of laughter, music and food!
Lotte Van den Audenaeren makes works that illuminate the material dimensions of time as it takes shape in patches of natural sunlight, transient sounds, swathes of fluorescent fabric, or decaying natural objects. Check out her work on the The Bows Billboard!
The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical by StoryBook Theatre, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up!
VIVIANEART presents Daylight Cut-Outs, a solo exhibition of large-scale paintings and photocollages by Canadian artist Julie Beugin. Beugin’s colourful abstract paintings begin with her camera as she explores the city using her camera, capturing moments of light. These photos inspire her collages which ultimately inspire her paintings.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical follows two drag queens and a trans woman who set out on a road trip across the Australian Outback. The trio encounters an array of people while strengthening their own friendship.
Macbeth fights for the King, but when a coven of witches prophesies that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Check out this opera version of one of the most memorable stories about how an obsession with power can destroy.
In View Loser, artists Amanda Boulos and Shannon Garden-Smith focus on built structure, initiating an intersectional conversation between the displacements that surround Palestinian land politics and housing justice. This conversation came together over several years of collaborative practice built on the artists’ shared themes of lack and loss.