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A graphic for the Sunday Jazz Jam at Asylum for Art

Sunday Jazz Jam

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.

Showtime: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Asylum for Art (2505 14th St. SW)By Donation
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otipemisiwak

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.

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Location: Fort Calgary (750 9th Ave. SE)With Admission
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The Boxed Stories Gallery

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.

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Location: Loft 112 (535 8th Ave. SE)$5
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Naked Excess

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!

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Location: Esker Foundation (4th Floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)Free
Image of Artwork by Veronika Pausova

Fast Moving Sun

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.

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Location: Esker Foundation (4th Floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)Free
Image of artwork titled "Anood in the Guest Bedroom" by Farah Al Qasimi

Letters for Occasions

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.

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Location: Esker Foundation (4th Floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)Free
A promo poster for The Kinkonauts Saturday Night Star Power

Saturday Night Star Power

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!

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YYC Bread Stories

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!

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Location: Lougheed House (707 13 Ave. SW)$4 - $8.50
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Greased

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!

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High Performance Rodeo

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!

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary
Image of abstract artwork by Lotte Van den Audenaeren

hypertext / chances are bigger in the sun

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!

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Location: The Bows (2001B 10th Ave. SW)Free
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Daylight Cut-Outs

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.

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Location: VivianeArt (1018 9th Ave. SE)Free
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Macbeth

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.

Image of artwork from Exhibition View Loser by Amanda Boulos & Shannon Garden-Smith

View Loser

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.

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Location: The Bows (2001B 10th Ave. SW)Free

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

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