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Community Family Drumming Circle

Every other Saturday morning, check out a Community Family Drumming Circle, an opportunity for families with children up to 12 years old to immerse themselves in the rhythms and energies of drumming, storytelling and sharing that reflects traditional ways of connecting spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially. Registration required.

Showtime: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Tawaw West (2340 1 Ave. NW)Free
Image of Morgan Melenka: A provisional vista on exhibition at Esker Foundation

A Provisional Vista

Morgan Melenka is a visual artist based in Mohkinstsis who engages with sculpture and printmaking as she misuses architectural forms and materials to engage with history and place. Be sure to check out her latest exhibition in Esker Foundation’s Bridge Space!

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Location: Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9 Ave SE)Free
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Human Sprawl

With this installation, Michelle Atkinson explores humanity’s tendency to live in excess with personal consumption impacting biodiversity. Born from industrial waste, animal sculptures were created from thick kiln-cast slabs of once broken office window glass destined for the landfill. Check it out!

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See me. Hear me.

See me. Hear me. is a creative artistic collaboration relating to the theme of empathy. Through the gallery, workshops and events, local artists and facilitators will have the opportunity to show their work while bringing awareness to the healing power of the arts. There’s something for all ages!

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Location: Canopy Studios & Sparrow ArtSpacePrices Vary
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Asian Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with 19 outstanding curated events for you by the Asian Heritage Foundation. Enjoy and immerse yourself in the richness and diversity of pan-Asian Canadian heritage with events like the FascinAsian Film Festival, the Harmony Guzheng Concert, the Korean Cultural Heritage Festival and more!

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Location: Various venuesPrices Vary
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Canadian Cinema in the New Milennium

Join Calgary Cinematheque for a series of films that celebrates dynamic and critically acclaimed Canadian filmmaking since the year 2000. The program is curated by UCalgary professors Charles Tepperman and Lee Carruthers, coinciding with the release of their new book, Canadian Cinema in the New Millennium.

Showtime: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Globe Cinema (617 8th Ave. SW)$10 - $12
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Little México

The project Little México Carlos Colín critically engages with the community of Mexican labourers, their socio-political-cultural diasporic contribution to British Columbia, where the project was created, and Canada. Check it out at The New Gallery main space!

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Location: The New Gallery (208 Centre St. S)Free


Catalyst Theatre returns with their smash hit musical Nevermore: The Imaginary Life & Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe. Nevermore uses haunting song, poetic storytelling, and surreal imagery to explore the events that shaped Poe’s career and ignited his lifelong battle with “visions dark and sinister”.

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Newzones’s 3rd edition of FreshFaces, a curated exhibition which brings together select artists from North America for a one-time group showing. FreshFaces analyzes the ways in which the artists challenges the traditional use of materials and formal aesthetics through painting, photography, mixed media and sculpture.

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Location: Newzones Gallery (730 11th Ave. SW)Free
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Carissa Baktay’s Form(ed) presents a series of O.O.U.U.’s (Objects Of Unidentified Uses) exploring memory, body, and femininity. Blown glass, hair and textile reference the artist’s bodily experience and serve as symbols for storytelling. These mixed material sculptures come to life through intuitive process and intimate performative acts.

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Treelines – Here and There

Gwen MacGregor explores the multilayered and contradictory relationships that settlers on Turtle Island have to land. Her installation, Treelines – Here and There brings together photographs and videos with a forest of crocheted trees—altering perspectives, toying with memory, loss, and environmental degradation.

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Disney’s Newsies

Set in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenage newsies. When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies across the city to fight against unfair conditions!

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Lemay & Oomen

Celebrating mom with flowers! Robert Lemay and Hilda Oomen come together each with their own approach and perspective on flowers in this exhibition presented by Wallace Galleries. Make sure to swing by and check it out!

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Location: Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW)Free
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Prairie Persuasion

Join Heritage Park for the newest temporary exhibit Prairie Persuasion: Communication and Propaganda in Southern Alberta.  Beginning in the 1860s, propaganda was everywhere. It brought settlers and tourists to the province, helped form community groups, enlisted troops for war efforts and opened doors for fake remedies and advertisements.


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

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