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Arts & Performing Arts Culture, Heritage & Arts

There’s live art and theatre year-round in Alberta. The province's stages celebrate homegrown talent and showcase world-class performances. • Theatre: In the big cities, expect top-notch productions across genres. Even in smaller centres, community theatre is alive and kickin'. • Classics, but not: See cheeky Cowtown Opera perform on the banks of the Bow River in downtown Calgary. It's opera that's totally approachable. Or listen to the Edmonton and Calgary orchestras do pop music and Tchaikovsky with equal grandeur. • Pro tip: Seek out an art opening or book reading for free cheese and wine with your local artist experience. 

Studio Bell, National Music Centre | Calgary

Arts and performing arts at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music in Edmonton

Francis Winspear Centre for Music

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Theatre Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta

Theatre Alberta is the provincial arts service organization for live theatre in Alberta. Visit our website for the most comprehensive information about live local theatre events happening anywhere in the province of Alberta. And we produce theatre conferences camps and workshops too!

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Elevation Gallery

Canmore, Alberta
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Created by a local goldsmith, Elevation Gallery showcases the fine art of emerging and mid-career artists, as well as jewelry by award-winning goldsmiths. The gallery also provides a number of art-related services, including art consultation, free delivery and installation of artworks, and free shipping to all North American locations. You can also bring in jewelry for repair and appraisal, or commission custom jewelry.

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All in the Wild Gallery

Banff, Alberta
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This art gallery on Banff Avenue offers visitors a close-up view of nature without venturing beyond the Banff townsite. All in The Wild Gallery features the work of Jason Leo Bantle, a prolific wildlife photographer who combines scientific knowledge of the natural world (he has a master’s degree in ecology) with an artistic eye to create stunning images of the region’s flora and fauna. The Banff gallery is one of six galleries Bantle operates in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, all of which raise funds for conservation efforts.

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Billy (Les Jours de hurlement)

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-10-10 To 2018-10-20 MST

L'UniThéâtre presents Billy (Les Jours de hurlement) by Fabien Cloutier. Amidst freshly fallen snow and a thermometer reading below -27°C, three characters are screaming out for justice. One regarding the parental incompetence of a certain father, another in self-defense and against the frustrations in his life, and a third who has been waiting too long for a corkboard. This world full of negativity and gossip makes us reflect on our own actions in our communities.

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Fred Penner and the Cat's Meow Band

Spruce Grove, Alberta
2018-09-30 To 2018-09-30 MST

Come listen to Fred Penner at the Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre - The guy who crawled magically out of a hollow log for nearly 900 episodes in the hit CBC TV show Fred Penner’s Place, and released 13 children’s albums continues to connect with his now grown-up fans while also becoming a positive influence for legions of new young fans. There will be free pre-show crafts and activities in the lobby starting at 10 a.m. For tickets and more information please visit their website! Everybody sing along: “The cat came back, the very next day…”

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Might As Well Be Dea: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

Calgary, Alberta
2019-03-16 To 2019-04-15 MST

Might As well Be Dead: A Nero Wolfe Mystery. Adapted by Joseph Goodrich, from the novel by Rex Stout. Eleven years ago, wealthy businesswoman Mrs. Herold tossed her only son Paul onto the streets to fend for himself. Now, realizing the error of her ways, she has come looking for one last chance to make amends..only to find he's been accused of murder. Mrs. Herold needs help, the kind that only detective Nero Wolfe and his stalwart assistant, Archie Goodwin, can provide. But the deeper that Wolfe and Archie go, the more tangled the web gets. Playwright Joseph Goodrich-writer of the immensely popular Calamity Town- returns to Vertigo with his new adaptation of Rex Stout's beloved character, the inimitable Nero Wolfe.

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