Weekend Events & Festivals in Calgary: September 20 to 22, 2019
A weekly digest of What’s On in and around Calgary this weekend including free, fun family & kids’ activities, live music, theatre & performing arts, sports and exhibitions.
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I. Family Fun Activities
It’s a time and place where engineers show their creative sides, and artists get technical, where science hits the street, and everyone gets ingenious. Beakerhead is hands-on and citywide. Everyone is warmly encouraged to take part. Find yourself immersed in engineered art, international ingenuity competitions, public performances, community challenges, backyard-built contraptions, and creations of your own making.
From fantastical fire-breathing dragon to magnificent garden of metalwork flora shooting fireballs and pouring flames and crane rides, see over 20+ installations at one location. Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 5:00PM to 11:00PM @ Prince’s Island Park
September 18 to 22, 2019
Various Venues, Calgary
Free & Ticketed Events
Cirque du Soleil Luzia
LUZIA takes you to an imaginary mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul. through a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA invites audiences to escape on a surrealistic journey through a sumptuous and vibrant world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality.
August 16 to September 22, 2019
Stampede park, 25 Ave SE, Calgary
$49 & up
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Get a sneak peek of Beakerhead by visiting communities around Calgary. Beakerhead brings together more than 150 arts and engineering collaborators from across the globe to build, compete and exhibit interactive works of art and entertainment throughout city venues and public spaces.
September 13-22 | Mayan Portal @ C-Square in East Village, 4 St & 7 Ave SE
September 14-20 | It Came from the Bow @ Marda Loop Shopping Plaza, 2101 33 Ave SW
Join Billy and the Boo Crew at Calaway Park this Fall! Take a stroll down Hall-Street… if you dare! It is a spooktacular good time for the whole family! Dress up as your favourite character and enjoy tricks and treats and spook-tacular rides. There will be face painting, scavenger hunt, fun family photo opportunities and more!
September 7th to October 14th, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Calaway Park, 245033 Range Rd. 33, Calgary
Calgary Clown Festival – Family Day
The Calgary Clown Festival Family Fun Day Presentation is a full afternoon packed with activities and shows suitable for everyone at every age. There will be a variety of free, family-friendly events and activities including entertainment by Hamlet, the Clown, and a kid-friendly dance party by DJ Hank Star, along with these two ticketed events!
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 12 PM – 5 PM
The Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary
Free & Ticketed
Kids At The Opera
Join the CPO and Calgary Philharmonic Chorus, along with two of Canada’s rising stars, in this family-oriented afternoon of opera’s greatest hits. Fun for kids and adults alike, explore the drama, humour, and passion of opera through the music of Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, and others.
Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 – 8 Avenue SE, Calgary
$35 to $40
The Calgary Farmyard is fun and challenging at any time, but just think of trying to navigate the paths at night using only your flashlight! Flashlight nights are an extremely popular activity as guests love getting lost in the dark. Bring your flashlights and your sense of direction…you’ll need both.
Fridays & Saturdays, Sept 20 to October end, 2019
Calgary Farmyard – 284022 Township Road 224, Calgary
Beakerhead at the RAO
Stroll through the quantum space garden at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory. Discuss matter and antimatter, explore the impossibly tiny and then step outside to observe the immensity of space! Talks, telescopes and an escape from the city, this Road Trip to the Universe is astronomically fun!
Saturday,September 20, 2019 | 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, 200 198070 Hwy 22, Priddis
$30.00 per car
STS Open House and Family Fall fair
Open House tours and interactive activities will take place inside the school. Once your Open House experience is complete, we invite you and your family to immerse yourselves in the STS community and partake in our Family Fall Fair happening outside on campus during the same day with activities including:
Food Trucks, Petting Zoo, Farmers’ Market Vendors, and more!
Saturday, September 21, 2019. | 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, RR2 Okotok
Community Fall Fair
Enjoy a day of fall festivities including a free pumpkin spice pancake breakfast, music & entertainment and a market featuring local produce and handmade goods.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
ENMAX Park, Elbow River Pathway, Calgary
Science Library Takeover
Let your curiosity take you on an adventure! The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Science celebrates Science Literacy Week with hands-on activities and live demonstrations straight out of the research lab. The physics of levitation, parasitic wonders, volcanic eruptions and more! Drop in and be a scientist for a day.
Saturday, September 21 | 9 AM-5 PM
Central Library, 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Kiwanis Apple Festival
Apple-themed family fun with apple baking, archery, arts and crafts, bouncy castle, face painting, games, farmers market, live entertainment, silent auction & more! The Kiwanis Apple Festival will be a celebration of our history, a celebration of children, and a celebration of special cuisine, entertainment, education and outdoor exploration of a very special place – Kamp Kiwanis.
September 21 & 22 | 10:00AM-4:00PM
Kamp Kiwanis, Range Road 42, Calgary
Apple Fest at Granary Road
Join Granary Road for our 3rd Annual Apple Fest. From fresh baked Apple pies, to bobbing got apples, we have something for all.
September 21 & 22 | 9 AM to 5 PM
Granary Road, 226066 112th St W M. D of Foothills
Families in Nature with Alex O’ Rourke
Time spent in nature is good for everyone! Come get your family nature grooves on at the Leighton Art Centre. Nature inspired activities, family led walks and free play are all part of the recipe to spark your family’s curiosity and connection to the natural world.
Saturday, September 21 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 St W, Millarville
ParksFest is a free, public outdoor event. This event will feature giant inflatable games, carnival food, stage performances, and fun playful swag.
Saturday September 21 | 1 PM – 4 PM
Haultain Park, 225 13 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
At the library
Calgary Public library offers plenty of free activities to choose from for all ages including toddler story times. Plan ahead to attend some of the free activities in the following weekends:
Details and link for registration.
Airdrie Public Library
Okotoks Public Library
2.By Calgary Recreation – Drop in Programs
Family Favourites Cineplex: Visit participating Cineplex theatres near you and watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. | Saturdays at 11:00 AM
Showtime Under the Stars: Toy Story 4 — It’s FREE entry for everyone, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets, or, if you’d prefer to stay in your car, just tune into to our FM station for the event. Friday September 20, 2019 | 8pm/at Sunset. @ Westside King’s Church, 3939 69 St SW, Calgary
Sensory Friendly Screening – SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 — Saturday September 21, 2019 | 11:00 am @ Canyon Meadows Cinemas , Bay 110, 13226 Macleod Trail .S.E, Calgary
Discovery Nights: Looking for a late night learning opportunity? Explore our Discovery Centre on the third Thursday of each month for reduced admission of $5 + tax per person between 5-8pm. on Thursday September 19, 2019 | 5-8pm @ Bow Habitat Station
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II. Live Music
- Ziggy Alberts on September 16 & 17, 2019 | 8:00 PM @ The Gateway (SAIT)
- Black Mountain with Guests Majeure on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 8:00 PM @ Commonwealth Bar
- Johnny Summers Quartet on Thursday,September 18, 2019 | 7:00 – 10:00 PM @ Hotel Blackfoot
- Bud Light House Party Vol.2 ft. Sam Hunton Thursday September 19, 2019 | 8 PM @ Secret Venue, Calgary
- The Confusionaires on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 9 PM @ King Eddy
- Stephen Fearing on Friday, September 20, 2019 | 7:30 PM @ Dalhousie Community Centre
- Beach Season on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8 PM – 10 PM @ Studio Bell
- Claptone on Friday, September 20, 2019 | 9:00 PM @ The Palace Theatre
- Eric Church: Double Down Tour on September 20 & 21, 2019 | 8:00 PM @ Scotiabank Saddledome
- Steve Hill on September 21, 2019 | 8:00 PM @ King Eddy
- Sarah Geronimo: This 15 Me Live in Canada on Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 5:00 PM @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
- Denis Lambert – SONGS FOR HOME on September 21, 2019 | 8:00 PM @ 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM @ Arts Commons
Alberta Cowboy Poetry
Enjoy a weekend of authentic western cowboy music and poetry hosted by the Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association! Join us Sept 20-22 to honor the history and traditions of the west and a weekend filled with western entertainment by over 30 of the finest cowboy poets and western balladeers!
September 20 to 22, 2019
Wild Wild West Event Centre, 67 Commercial Court Calgary
Samson & Dalila
Calgary Concert Opera presents Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns in collaboration with opera by Request & Foothills Philharmonic Opera Chorus. Starring tenor Dan Rowley as Samson and mezzo soprano Barbara King.
Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 06:30 PM
First Baptist Church, 513 13 Ave SW, Calgary
$5.00 – $35.00
An Evening With Itzhak Perlman
For over six decades, world-famous virtuoso violinist Itzhak Perlman has shared his consummate artistry and profound love of music with audiences across the globe. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient performs an intimate and moving programme of film music including Casablanca, Cinema Paradiso, Schindler’s List, and more in one of the most highly anticipated concerts of the Season.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jack Singer Concert Hall, 225 8 Ave SE, Calgary
$30 & up
TYGA | Canada’s Biggest Fashion and Music Festival
Experience a high-end event composed by musicians, fashion designers, models and dancers. UNKNOWN Calgary is an event like you’ve never seen before and we would like to welcome everyone to support our local talent.
Featuring hip-hop superstar TYGA
Saturday September 21, 2019 | 4:00 PM – Late
The Big Four Building,1801 Big Four Trail Southeast, Calgary
Imani Winds & Roman Rabinovich
Joined by pianist Roman Rabinovich, winner of the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, the Grammy nominated quintet Imani Winds present a program that includes the great Beethoven Quintet for piano and winds.
Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 7 PM
Monday, September 23, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, 206 University Court Northwest, Calgary
$38 to $48
Samson et Dalila
Calgary Concert Opera presents Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns in collaboration with opera by Request & Foothills Philharmonic Opera Chorus.
Starring tenor Dan Rowley as Samson and mezzo soprano Barbara King.
Sunday September 22, 2019 | 3:00 PM
Okotoks Alliance Church, 322183 15 Street East, Okotoks
$5 to $120
Mesmerica 360: A Visual Music Journey
This family-friendly, mind-expanding projection experience is designed to relieve stress, and is suitable for all ages 6 years and above. Come and leave your troubles at the door as we take you on a fantastic journey into awe-inspiring imaginary landscapes.
Fridays, September 13, 20, 27, 2019 | 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM & 08:00 PM
TELUS Spark, 220 St Georges Dr NE, Calgary
$15 to $65
III. Theatre & Performing Arts
- Theatre Guide
- Try Modern Square Dancing on Monday September 16 & 23, 2019 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm @ Willow Ridge Community Centre , 680 Acadia Drive SE, Calgary
- LOVE TO KILL YA BABY © Comic Mystery Dinner Theatre on Wednesday. September 18, 2019 | 6:30 pm @ Fort Calgary
Calgary Clown Festival
This event is a rare opportunity to introduce Calgary to the not-so-serious art of clowning and challenge the perception of what clowning is, while showcasing the rich and talented community of artists. There will be workshops for the curious and enthusiastic, along with intensive training sessions so that the the serious (but not so serious) professional entertainers can advance their careers and elevate the level of performance in Calgary.
September 18 to 21, 2019
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary
Free to $65
No Change in the Weather
No Change in the Weather takes some of the finest Newfoundland songs, and combines them with traditional sounds and instruments, memorable characters, and a conclusion that turns the province’s past on his head, all working together to create a once in a lifetime theatre experience.
September 18 to 21, 2019
The Grand, 608 1 St SW, Calgary
The Addams Family
Presented by Front Row Centre Players.
The Addam’s Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family; a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.
September 20 to October 5, 2019
Beddington Theatre Arts Centre, 375 Bermuda Dr. N.W., Calgary
$22 – $25
Noises Off: Theatre Calgary
What typically goes on behind the scenes? Witness a group of actors humorously navigate their rehearsal just hours before performing British sex comedy “Nothing On.” This is an exhilarating farce with banter that will have you laughing until it hurts and wondering if you’ve ever seen so many sardines. Often referred to as one of the best farces ever written, Noises Off is witty and elegant, striking comedic-gold with unlimited energy and precise timing. Details
September 10 – October 5, 2019
Max Bell Theatre in the Arts Commons, 205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary
$35.00 – $109 + charges
The Wedding Party
The Wedding Party celebrates the wedding of Sherry and Jack Jr., and the joining together of two very unlikely families: The well-to-do Sealey-Skeetes and the hard-working, hard-living Boychuks. Audiences will have a ring-side seat for their big day, as an outrageous reception spins out of control in real time. This wedding has it all: family secrets, squabbling in-laws, embarrassing speeches, terrible dance moves and those cousins you wish hadn’t shown up. Details
September 11 – 29, 2019
Arts Commons, 220 9 Ave SE, Calgary
$20.00 – $100.00
‘The Lost Hours’ combines performance art, mask work, and physical theatre to portray the vibrancy reflected within our early childhood moments. A fantastical plea to the ticking clock of life where all of the audience’s senses are challenged in order to internalize the experience. A reawakening to moments when time was our best friend, when an afternoon playing could last as long as we desired. Then to face our ultimate challenge: watching the extinction of our innocence fading into the inevitable. Details
September 12-15 and 18-22, 2019
Arts Commons, 220 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Prospera, the Duchess of Milan, uses magical arts to bring within her power the enemies who usurped her title and banished her to a remote island. Thought to be one of his final plays, Shakespeare’s epic drama of family, loss, reconciliation and revenge is brought to life in this visually striking production. Details
September 19 to October 5 2019
Studio – Vertigo Theatre, 115 9 Ave SE, Calgary
$25 to $35
Lend Me a Tenor
It’s September 8, 1934 – the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. The world-famous Tenor, Tito Merelli, known as Il Stupendo, is set to appear for one night only as the star of the opera, at the ten-year anniversary gala season opener. Tito arrives late, and through a hilarious series of mishaps, he is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. Tito is believed to be dead and everyone is in a panic. Details
September 19 to October 5 2019
The Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary
$20 – $25
Strangers on a Train
A fateful encounter takes place between two strangers in the dining carriage of a train. Guy is a successful businessman with a nagging jealousy; Charles is a cold, calculating opportunist with a dark secret. A daring and dangerous plan develops from this casual conversation setting in motion a chain of events that will change the two men’s lives forever. Based on the celebrated novel by Patricia Highsmith made famous by the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, this high-stakes thriller will have you on the edge of your seat. Details
September 14 – October 13, 2019
Vertigo Theatre, 115 9 Ave SE, Calgary
$29 to $67 + charges
The Pink Unicorn
Some battles only a mother can fight. When Trisha Lee’s daughter announces that she is genderqueer, the small-town Texas widow’s world is upended. Suddenly at odds with her faith and her family, Trisha must struggle to understand and accept her daughter’s truth. Hilarious and heartfelt, THE PINK UNICORN explores a mother’s boundless love for her child. Details
September 14 to October 5, 2019
Lunchbox Theatre, 160, 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
There Goes the Bride
Timothy Westerby is overworked, underpaid, stressed-out, and his daughter is getting married in what he thinks is an overly-lavish and expensive ceremony. Timothy is ripe for a nervous breakdown – and on the morning of the wedding, he has one! It takes the form of ‘Polly’, the most gorgeous, voluptuous girl who apparently just wants to give herself to Timothy. Pity that she is but an apparition.Details
September 6 – November 10, 2019
Stage West Theatre Restaurants, 727 42 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
$75.60 to $129.50
IV. Sports & Related Events
Samoa Joe and many more! Details
Friday, September 20, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Stampede Corral — 10 Corral Trail SE, Calgary
$20 – $640
vs. Pacific FC
Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 1:30 PM
Address: Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events
Riverview Artists September Show & Sale
Original artwork by 12 local artists will be featured in this upcoming art show and sale. The paintings are varied in style and technique, reflecting the unique creativity and inspiration of each artist. Details
September 16 to 20, 2019
Centennial Place, 520 3rd Ave.SW Calgary
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Heritage Park Ghost Tours on September 18, 2019 @ Heritage Park Historic Village
2019 Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series: Colonel Krista Brodie on September 18, 2019: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm @ Fairmont Palliser, 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Cocktails on Canvas on Thursday, September 19, 2019 | | 7-10 PM @ Contemporary Calgary
Jollibee to Open First Store in Calgary on Friday, September 20, 2019.
Lunch Without Light
It’s time to dine in darkness at Dark Table Calgary! At Lunch Without Light the Dark Table serving staff, who are living with vision loss, are joined by science writer and broadcaster Jay Ingram and Jaideep Bains from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary to lead you in a sensory experience unlike any other.
September 18 & 20, 2019 | 12:00PM to 1:30PM
731 6 Ave SW, Calgary
Calgary International Film Festival
The Calgary International Film Festival is a 12-day showcase of up to 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and over 40 other countries. The festival hosts gala events, screenings, special presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact.
September 18-29, 2019
Various Venues, Calgary
$10 & up
Prairie Grid Dinner Series
Canada’s only travelling pop-up restaurant and celebrates all aspects of Prairie food and creative culture. Chefs Christine Sandford (Biera, Edmonton), Scott Redekopp (Yellow Door Bistro, Calgary), Chris Gama (Clementine, Winnipeg), Katelin Bland (Lulu Bar, Calgary) and Bryn Rawlyk (The Night Oven and Darkside Donuts, Saskatoon) will collaborate on a menu that highlights the technological evolution of culinary practices over the past century.
Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Gasoline Alley, Heritage Park, Calgary
Calgary Fall Home Show
Discover the latest in home decor, design, landscaping, and more at the Calgary Fall Home Show. The show has more than 350 exhibitors and experts offering great products and ideas for landscaping, decorating and renovating your home.
September 19 to 22, 2019
BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SW, Calgary
$6.50 to $19
Climate Expo & Parade
Calgarians are gathering together to call for climate action, celebrate Alberta innovation in the green economy, and showcase to Canada and the world that Calgarians are committed to supporting youth action on climate change. Details
Friday September 20, 2019 | 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Municipal Plaza, 800 Macleod Tr. S, Calgary
Calgary Creativ Festival
Creativ Festival WEST are Western Canada’s #1 Sewing and Crafting events showcasing, Sewing, Scrapbooking, Quilting, Knitting, Needlework, Fibre Arts, Beading and Paper Crafting, with Hands On Classes, Educational Seminars & Free Stage Shows!!
September 20 & 21, 2019
Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
$10 – $12
Locked Library at the Central Library
From the age of the dinosaurs to the world of jet-packs and flying cars, get ready to travel through time at the Locked Library! On September 20, Calgary’s largest escape room returns with a night of sci-fi exploration. Once the clock starts, you’ll have two hours to puzzle your way through every timeline and escape out the front doors of the Central Library.
Friday September 20, 2019 | 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Calgary Central Library, 800 3 St SE, Calgary
$42 to $102
YYC Pizza Week
YYC Pizza Week is a 10-day, annual event with charity, community and pizza crusts in mind. Each year, local participating restaurants craft an exclusive pizza in a competition to be lauded Calgary’s best pizza. From each purchase, a slice of the proceeds goes to Calgary Meals on Wheels, thereby directly supporting the nutritional needs of vulnerable Calgarians.
September 20 to 29, 2019
Restaurants across Calgary
This year marks the 36th anniversary of ArtWalk; A free annual festival designed for all Calgarians to experience the wide-range of visual art in Calgary. Whether you are familiar with or brand new to Calgary’s art scene—walk, ride, or hop to dozens of venues across the city to take in artist talks and tours, exhibitions, workshops, and more.
September 21 & 22, 2019
Participating Galleries, Calgary
Okotoks Sidewalk Sale
Downtown Okotoks will be hosting the 1st annual Sidewalk Sale. Store fronts and home based businesses of all shapes, sizes, and variety will bring their business to the street. Customers will have the chance to see what they offer from anything such as salon services, art, home decor, plants, clothing, and so much more!
Saturday September 21, 2019 |10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Downtown Okotoks, 5 Elizabeth St, Okotoks
PARK(ing) Day is an annual event held in Calgary (and around the world!) where artists, designers and citizens collaborate to transform parking spots into a creative use of public space for all to enjoy.
Friday, September 20, 2019 | 12 PM – 6 PM
Kensington (Kensington Road and Kensington Cres NW between 10A St & 11 St), Calgary
Calgary Baby And Tot Show
A premier parenting event designed to put everything you need under one roof. Featuring local and national exhibitors showcasing the latest in apparel, services, products and toys to assist parents and caregivers every step of the way. Interactive play areas, arts and crafts and ongoing entertainment for the whole family!
September 21 & 22, 2019 | 09:30 AM – 5:30 PM
BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SW, Calgary
$12.00; Children 12 & under FREE
Farm to Fork Market
Family Fun Market with Vendors, Food Trucks, Petting Zoo and more.
This family fun event will be the talk of the town. Petting Zoo, Food Trucks, Shopping, Photo Booth and More.
September 21, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Airdrie Town and Country Centre, 275 Jensen Drive Northeast, Airdrie
Farm to Fork Gala
Western Themed Gala with wonderful dinner cooked by MasterChef Canada Cook and Audition Finalist, Entertainment, Dancing, Silent Auction and More.
The Gala will host approximately 150 guests featuring a gourmet dinner with the ingredients provided by local Farmers.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 5:30 PM
Airdrie Town and Country Centre, 75 Jensen Dr NE #103, Airdrie
East Side Studio Crawl
Let your MOJO take you the 16th annual East Side Studio Crawl where you will explore the creative spaces of established and emerging Calgary based artists. Whether you’re an art student, a beginner painter, a collector or simply curious, this Crawl is for you. Prepare to be visually indulged!
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Burns Visual Arts Society, 828 24 Avenue SE, Calgary
Holy Spirit CWL Used Book Sale
Stock up on gently used books covering all subjects and genres, including children’s books. All books only 50¢ each! Funds raised go to scholarships. Gently used donated books may be dropped off at the church during office hours. Please no textbooks, encyclopedias or magazines.
Saturday September 21, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Holy Spirit Church, 10827 – 24 Street SW, Calgary
Made in Alberta Marketplace
Join us to shop local Alberta products and celebrate the province’s local businesses and curators. Local makers being recognized by this year’s inaugural Made in Alberta Awards will be sharing their creations at this exciting one-day pop up market!
Saturday September 21, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary
Dust off those cowboy boots and hats for the 31st annual September Shindig at Heritage Park. The spirit of the wild west stays alive with entertainment, food and lots of good old-fashioned fun. Enjoy an up-close, thrilling wild-west rodeo presented by the Calgary Stampede at Heritage Park’s rodeo grounds with bulls, mini chuckwagon racing, bucking broncos, mutton bustin and more!
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 5:00 PM to midnight
Heritage Park Historical Village, 1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary
Ghost Stories YYC Group Art Show
Gather ‘round the campfire, and listen to tales filled with ghosts and ghouls, the fantastic & macabre. These stories haunt our closets, our hallways, the undersides of our beds.
Friday September 13 to Saturday October 12, 2019 @ Rubterto Ostberg Gallery
Suck Teeth Compositions by Michèle Pearson Clarke
The New Gallery presents “Suck Teeth Compositions (After Rashaad Newsome),” an audiovisual exhibition by Michèle Pearson Clarke that reflects on the feelings of Canadians who face anti-black racism across the country.
Friday September 13 to Saturday October 26, 2019 @ The New Gallery, 208 Centre Street SW, Calgary
Jill Nuckles – Small Conversations
Through the ancient traditional practice of needle felting, Jill Nuckles creates an intersection between humanity and the natural world. Inspired by Victorian cabinets of curiosity born of an era of exploration and discovery, she felts a glimpse into another world, time and space.
September 7 to 28, 2019 @ The Blackboard Gallery, 1721 29th Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Salty Sea Dog
Unconventional ceramic creations by Salty Sea Dog duo Blair and Sarah Dawes, inspired by the sea, pop culture and the animals they love. Fun, cute and playful, these one of a kind treasures will capture your heart.
Thursday August 29, 2019 to Saturday October 5, 2019 @ Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary
In the Open Air’ Group Exhibition
The practice of creating art outdoors goes back for centuries but was popularized by the French Impressionists in the 1800’s. Artists painting in the open air attempt to capture the true effects of light and colour of the landscape at any given moment before the surroundings change with time, distinguishing the process from painting a landscape subject from inside a studio, from memory, imagination or a photograph.
August 10 to September 22, 2019 @ Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 St. West, Foothills
The Ocean Inside
The Ocean Inside is an installation based on the artist’s first-hand experience of witnessing the devastating effects of climate change and other human-made environmental stresses on the coral reefs. Her interest in natural history and concern for the environment was fostered by growing up in the Carribbean during the 70’s and returning in recent years, observing both the beauty of the coral reefs and their current demise as a result of the ocean’s changing chemistry.
August 2 – September 13, 2019 @ EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, 2005 10 Ave SW, Calgary
ADAGIO by Bobbi Dunlop
A solo exhibition by painter Bobbi Dunlop, in the Leighton Art Centre Tower Gallery. It describes the quiet pace of Bobbi Dunlop’s paintings, how they evolve, and the process of creating/building an abstract visual idea on canvas, sculpting it with brushmarks; being in the moment with my brush and medium; while remaining open to greater manifestations.
August 10 – September 22, 2019. @ Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 St. West, Foothills
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