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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

Calgary | Mike Seehagel


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Mural Walk

Irricana, Alberta

Local artists and volunteers introduced a paint by number approach to designing a variety of cultural, western-themed murals across the town on the sides of buildings, large signs and anywhere they could change something dull into a canvas for creative expression. The town's unique approach, which features original designs contributed by various artists within the Alberta community, allowed people of all ages and skill levels to participate. The result is a stunning and simultaneous display of colours and community - free for anyone to enjoy.

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Siding 14 Gallery of Art & Fine Craft

Ponoka, Alberta

A gallery and giftshop with mostly western Canadian handmade art and artisania from jewellery to pottery to paintings photographs woodwork glasswork textiles and more. Home of Those Great Little Books handbound books.

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Art and Soul Studio/Gallery

High River, Alberta

Art and Soul Gallery features the original work of Alberta artists living in the area. Each artist regularly features their newest work and sometimes participates in Gallery Theme Shows. Join us and see what these creative minds are up to!

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Want to enjoy the comforts of home after attending a major Edmonton event? After your event, relax in style and comfort in a suite of your choice. Campus Tower is 2 blocks from the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and minutes from Whyte Avenue, downtown Edmonton and the Ice District.

Expires: 2017-12-01
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Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Package

Don’t miss nine epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers and filmmakers worldwide. Festival tickets start at $15. Special Festival rates at surrounding accommodations start at $139 per night for 2 guests, subject to availability.

Expires: 2017-11-05
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Edmonton Attractions Pass

Take advantage of Edmonton's attractions with a U-Pick Pass. The Edmonton Attractions Pass gives you access to any 4 out of 15 of the region's most visited attractions for one low price. Or, choose to upgrade to the Ultimate Pass for admission to all 15 attractions.

Expires: 2017-11-15
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James Gordon and Sons

Spruce Grove, Alberta
2018-02-02 To 2018-02-02 MST

James Gordon has had a remarkably diverse 30-year career in the Canadian entertainment business. As a solo singer-songwriter, and a founding member of one of Canada's premiere folk groups, Tamarack, he has released over thirty-five albums and toured relentlessly around the world. James has written for symphony orchestras, musical theatre, dance works, and film scores. As a songwriter, he is known for such diverse songs as ''Harvest Train'', "Sweaters for Penguins" and "Frobisher Bay", which has been recorded by more than 100 different acts world-wide, and has become a standard for choirs everywhere. James' songs have been covered by other artists including Cowboy Junkies, Melanie Doane, Al Simmons, and James Keelaghan. James skillfully plays a variety of instruments including guitar, piano, banjo, and mandola. His sons, Evan and Geordie, perform regularly with their father and are also members of the indie rock band Islands.

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Ballet BC: Romeo and Juliet

Banff, Alberta
2018-02-10 To 2018-02-10 MST

Ballet BC is thrilled to have this iconic story expertly crafted by French choreographer Medhi Walerski, one of the most original contemporary voices in international dance today. Set to Sergei Prokofiev’s original score, this full-length commission showcases Walerski's signature style that brings together dazzling landscapes woven with poetic, unpredictable, and complex imagery. A collaboration between Dutch set and lighting designer Theun Mosk, an international team of collaborators, and the Arts Umbrella Graduate Dance Program, Ballet BC’s Romeo and Juliet will be a fresh and thought-provoking retelling of this timeless classic.

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One Man Star Wars Trilogy

Spruce Grove, Alberta
2017-10-25 To 2017-10-25 MST

Officially endorsed by Lucasfilm, One Man Star Wars Trilogy has been performed for over a million Stars Wars fans around the world. Canadian actor Charles Ross will stun and amaze you with his energetic and extremely entertaining performance that condenses the three original films: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, into one hilarious production. He single-handedly plays all of the characters - from Luke Skywalker to R2-D2 to Jabba the Hutt - with spot-on voice impressions. He also sings the music, flies the ships, and fights the battles. The successful result of a ‘misspent’ youth, Charles has been touring One Man Star Wars Trilogy for over 15 years. Called a “fun night out”, “innovative storytelling”, and “a tribute to all things Lucas”, this highly energetic romp is perfect for die-hard Star Wars super-fans while it also manages to amuse casual sci-fi consumers. Grab your lightsaber and board the Millennium Falcon before the Death Star explodes. Recommended Age: 6 to Yoda. Running time: 75 minutes - no intermission. Q & A with artist to follow.

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