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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

Francis Winspear Centre for Music

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Brooks Medieval Faire

Brooks, Alberta

Celebrating the middle ages from the comfort of this century! Chivalric knights in shining armour on their trusty steeds, splintering jousting lances ...or swinging a broad sword. Ladies-in-waiting serving the King & Queen. People in medieval or mythical creature costumes, games of skill and chance and much more. Artisan marketplace, a living village, various entertainers. Try the feast (tickets sold separately) mead & ale tasting and family fun. Come join the fun for a day you won't soon forget.

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Strathcona County Library

Sherwood Park, Alberta

We are the public library serving Sherwood Park and all of Strathcona County. We operate from a central library building in Sherwood Park, and a bookmobile that makes twelve weekly stops throughout the county. Hours: Mon-Fri - 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Sat - 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Sun - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Closed on statutory holidays.

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New West Theatre

Lethbridge, Alberta
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New West Theatre is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to bringing joy, surprise, playfulness and impacting entertainment to the stage. Their Music-Comedy Revues have been delighting audiences for decades, and there are two new productions to take in every summer and another during the holiday season. Always inventive and wildly witty, New West Theatre Music-Comedy Revues are a must see for anyone that appreciates the magic of live performance.

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Weekend Family Admission to Brooks Medieval Faire

Knights in shining armor, jousting, games of skill and chance. All of this and more can be found at the Brooks Medieval Faire. Come out and see the largest show of its kind in western Canada! Shop in the vendor village for unique items or feast like royalty.

Expires: 2018-08-12
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Rosebud Theatre Package

Stay with Canalta Hotels while you take in a show at the Rosebud Theatre. This package includes:A night stay at our participating Drumheller HotelsTwo tickets to the Rosebud TheatreA buffet dinner for two during the showA complimentary continental breakfast to start your day

Expires: 2018-12-31
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Hot Summer Knights Package

See knights, live jousting and medieval themed vendors at the Brooks Medieval Faire August 11 & 12. Book the Hot Summer Knights package at the Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre that includes accommodation in a Premier Guest Room, hot breakfast, and a one-day family admission to Brooks Medieval Faire.

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Rosebud Chamber Music Festival

Rosebud, Alberta
2018-08-10 to 2018-08-12 MST

A grassroots project that brings world class musical performance to rural communities in the Canadian Badlands, RCMF showcases international performers in concerts, education and outreach programs. Join these talented artists for an amazing evening of music as they find a home for their hearts in Rosebud.Takes place August 10 & 12, 2018, in Rosebud, Alberta.

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Scott Cook & The Second Chances

Jasper, Alberta
2018-07-12 to 2018-07-12 MST

Join us for another rare house style concert at the Habitat for the Arts. A roots balladeer with a rare personal warmth, Edmonton's Scott Cook has distilled the stories collected over a decade touring across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. His fourth release, One More Time Around, was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and its opening track "Pass It Along" won the Folk and Acoustic category in the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest, with UK magazine Maverick Country naming him "one of Canada's most inspiring and imaginative storytellers". He's currently touring with his acoustic trio the Second Chances (Bramwell Park on banjo, mandolin, guitar and harmony vocals, and Melissa Walker on upright bass and harmonies)

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Summer Music Series: World Premiere by Sofia Jernberg and Imani Uzuri

Banff, Alberta
2018-08-03 to 2018-08-03 MST

For the 2018 Summer Music Program, Banff Center has commissioned an extraordinary 12 new works! This new music will make an indelible impact on the contemporary music scene and will involve the Banff Center participants and Faculty in the most important process of the musical world: the creation of new art. Join them for Sofia Jernberg, is a Swedish singer and composer, and Imani Uzuri a vocalist, composer, librettist, and conceptual artist for a live concert! Please also attend the pre-Concert talk at 6:45 p.m. in the Bentley Chamber Music Studio. A performance you wouldn't want to miss!

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