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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. 

Calgary | Mike Seehagel

Studio Bell, National Music Centre | Calgary

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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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Canada House Gallery

Banff, Alberta
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Showcasing the work of a diverse collection of nationally and internationally recognized Canadian artists, this Banff gallery has paintings, sculptures and a vast collection of Inuit art from Canada's arctic.

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Vertigo Theatre

Calgary, Alberta
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Vertigo Theatre has entertained audiences for over 30 years with high quality programming. Located at the base of the Calgary Tower in the heart of downtown Calgary, it is home to two performance venues and its two performance series BD&P Mystery Theatre and Y Stage Theatre Series.

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Black Umfolosi in Concert

Slave Lake, Alberta
2018-03-22 to 2018-03-22 MST

Zimbabwe's greatest Ambassadors, performing music inspired by the traditional song and dance from their native southern Africa, with beauty and enthusiasm that is unrivalled. Black Umfolosi have become firm favourites around the world with people of all ages and cultures, due to their natural ability to communicate passion and feelings in their songs. Concert begins at 7:30. Advance tickets are $25 for students and seniors, or $30 for adults. $5 more at the door.

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Jesse Roper in Concert

Slave Lake, Alberta
2018-01-20 to 2018-01-20 MST

January's concert features professional touring and recording artist, Jesse Roper. Jesse and his band play a blues-rock style that is sure to get you jumping in your seats. A busy touring musician, Jesse returns to Slave Lake after quitting his job on the rigs to pursue a music career full-time. The concert will feature a local opening act, and will be held at the Legacy Center in Slave Lake. All performances are accessible by all age groups. This is a licensed venue and bar service is available. Advance tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and seniors. $5.00 more at the door.

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Women Who Rock

Spruce Grove, Alberta
2018-02-03 to 2018-02-03 MST

This remarkable concert is a melding of two incredible tribute shows: Barracuda - The Essential Tribute to Heart and All Fired Up - The Pat Benatar Experience. Hailing from Vancouver, Barracuda perform the music of Heart with style, presence, and a true passion for the songs that have become beloved classics to fans worldwide. It is no wonder Heart founding member and guitar player Roger Fisher endorses them! The two leads Donna Caruk (Almost Ann) and Brenda Kashmir (Nearly Nancy) have electric chemistry on stage as they sing Heart's classic hits: 'Magic Man', 'Straight On', 'Heartless', and, of course, 'Barracuda'. Backing the ladies are four seasoned musicians with a dedication to detail and a rock-solid delivery.All Fired Up is an exact and precise tribute to the iconic singer Pat Benatar and her partner Neil Geraldo who have been rock n' roll mainstays for over 40 years. Donna Caruk has been singing Benatar's songs for 30 years. Not only does she nail the vocals she also has the stage presence dialed in as she performs such classic songs as 'Hit Me with Your Best Shot', 'Heartbreaker', 'Love is a Battlefield', and 'Treat Me Right'.

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