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The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra on stage

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Music can bring great comfort in times like this. The concert hall may be closed, but this live-stream library is free and open to everybody. Enjoy the orchestra performing works by Beethoven, Brahms, and others, as well as superstar guests like Paul Brandt, Renee Fleming, and more.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
Katie Ohe working in her studio

Esker Foundation

Full of mini-documentaries, exhibition montages, and behind the scenes experiences, the Esker Foundation’s website has tons of awesome content for you to explore whenever you want. We particularly love its current audio series featuring Katie Ohe talking about her intricate and ingenious sculptural works.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
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Library at Home

The Calgary Public Library has something for everyone to explore! From virtual storytimes and fun activities, to online courses and unlimited free streaming and reading, hit up this treasure trove of free online resources that you can access anytime from home. And with new content added regularly, be sure to check it out.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
David Morrissey playing in his living room

Isolation Point Virtual Concert Series

The Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society is proud to present its online performance project, the Isolation Point Virtual Concert Series. These concerts are free to watch and you can donate to a fund to help as many local musicians as possible.

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Location: YouTubeFree
Aron Hill in his studio

Inisolation

Herringer Kiss Gallery has invited their artists to create work that speaks to the strategies, opportunities, problems, and outcomes of isolation. This could, of course, refer directly to the COVID-19 crisis or isolation in general. This work has been submitted for you to enjoy free at cost and new content is added regularly.

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Location: See WebsiteFree
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Honens @ Home

Things have dramatically changed in the way we live, socialize, and enjoy life. For many, music is not an option—it is essential. That’s why Honens is gathering concerts you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. And with new content added regularly, be sure to check back for more great music.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
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TC Takeout

Theatre Calgary’s stage might be dark at the moment, but they still want to reach out and share entertaining and meaningful content with Calgary and the world. TC Takeout provides artists an opportunity to share their talents with you, the audience! Tune in to learn more and check back regularly for fresh content.

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
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The Alberta Queer Calendar Project

Cardiac Theatre presents The Alberta Queer Calendar Project—a full year of podcast drama from queer, Albertan writers in 2020. Episodes are released monthly in 2020 and are free to access. Upcoming episodes include work from Natalie Meisner and Dale Lee Kwong.

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
A still from Kandis Friesen’s exhibition Tape 158: New Documents From The Archives

Extended Indefinitely

An extension of Kandis Friesen’s postponed exhibition in storage, two video works are hosted in continuous loops; one consists of rhythmic text, the other a tableau vivant of an ancient oak tree in Ukraine. This exhibition in absentia becomes the new exhibition space for an indefinite extension of time.

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
A photo of people on a Let's Roam scavenger hunt in downtown Calgary

Let’s Roam

Calgary’s downtown delights with incredible art. This loop will help you find all the best sights and hidden gems. Download the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app and start exploring today! Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace. No reservations and fun

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Location: Various Venues$12.99
The Picturing the Northwest gallery at Glenbow

Picturing the Northwest

Experience history through art in Glenbow’s historical art gallery. From artworks reflecting Calgary’s unique vantage point as a gateway to the Rocky Mountains to paintings depicting the age of exploration in North America, see the history of our region brought to life through the eyes of artists. Be sure to explore it.

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Location: Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)With Admission
A person works on a mural as part of the Youth Mural Project at containR

Youth Mural Project

Springboard Performance and the containR site open this community culture hub to inspire and showcase murals that capture ideas by youth, amplifying the creative work of youth by using the power of the arts to make the invisible experiences and achievements of youth visible.

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Location: containR (1020 2nd Ave. NW)Free
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The Voice on the Wire

A devastating fire on a secluded island leaves Mrs. Geraldine Reeves a widow. When the telephone rings and a voice on the wire warns her that she only has four hours to live, Reeves is left terrified and questioning her own sanity. Don’t miss the first episode of Vertigo Mystery Radio, launching September 10.

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Location: Stream Online$9.99
A poster for The Hitchhiker and The American

The Hitchhiker and The American

Vertigo Mystery Radio presents the latest in this online radio play series. This ghostly double header is sure to get your heart racing and blood pumping—all from the comfort of your own home! Tune in to hear one set in an old roadside bar and the other on a dark and rainy highway.

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Location: Stream Online$15.99
The door the the Burns Visual Arts Society

Art is a Conversation…

What has the Burns Visual Arts Society been up to during this pandemic? The East Side Studio Crawl has gone virtual with 15 short videos capturing the zeitgeist of the collective during this challenging time and answering many of the burning questions of the day. Tune in to find out what’s behind the red door.

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
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Please Stay

This virtual performance explores the complex and important subject of suicide and intends to help destigmatize mental health concerns through words, music, and the beauty of lyrical dance. Mount Royal Kantorei presents Please Stay: An Anthem for Hope and Suicide Prevention by composer Jake Runestad.

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
A photo of a woman and a girl looking at a painting with the hashtag #GlenbowFromHome and Ways of Looking superimposed

Glenbow From Home

Bringing you the best of Glenbow online, this local institution is connecting with the community with virtual tours, online collections, educational videos, activity ideas, webinars, and more. It’s even got a hashtag—#GlenbowFromHome—where you can share your own content and new adventures are being released regularly.

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
Mary Qaiqsaut Iqqaat’s Wall Hanging

Threads of Living Memory

Drawing on Glenbow’s Inuit textiles collection and loans from across Canada, these objects and artworks are manifestations of the dynamic connections between the makers, the viewers, the land, the spirit world, and future generations of memory makers.

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Location: Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)With Admission
Kasia Sosnowski's SNEEK-E-PEEP’N in the Esker Foundation Project Space

SNEEK-E-PEEP’N

Playful, melancholic, and surreal, Kasia Sosnowski’s ceramic sculptures visually articulate the bodily experience of emotion—unease, anticipation, euphoria. Sosnowski evokes the simultaneous anxiety and frisson of an accidental or uninvited glimpse into a neighbouring window.

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Location: Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)Free
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Wordfest 25@25

This year’s festival has been re-imagined into a virtual extravaganza featuring 13 never-before-done conversations between 25 of Canada’s most famous and compelling authors between September and December. Featuring Canadian literary superstars Thomas King, Lawrence Hill, Eden Robinson, and many more.

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Location: Stream OnlinePrices Vary

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