Jul 27


Editor’s Note: This is a blog post written by Dee Skappak to promote the Downtown Street Piano Series

Hey everyone!!! Your friendly neighborhood singing lady Dee here! Its hard for me to put in to words to try and convey how important being a musician/artist is to me because I feel, like any creator, music is the very air I breathe. It is the answer to all of life’s hardest questions and biggest battles. [click to continue…]

Jul 26


Perched at the corner of First Street SW and Stephen Avenue is the most adorable little shop called Hatley. A children’s shop known for their iconic “bear bum” pajamas, Hatley recently opened on the avenue earlier this summer and has been sharing their love of Canadiana to tourists and locals alike. This Canadian-designed retailer specializes in adorably designed children’s clothing, pajamas for both kids and women, and fun accessories. [click to continue…]

Jul 25


Concrete Sonata – July 27, 2016

The Calgary Downtown Association is pleased to collaborate with Honens, Canada’s premier piano competition, to present a wonderful piano concert at the Woodlands Piano Downtown Calgary (corner of 6th avenue & 3rd street SW). Performing will be 2009 Laureate, American-Swiss pianist Gilles Vonsatte. [click to continue…]

Jul 22


We’ve been having such a great time this summer celebrating music in Downtown Calgary as a part of The Year of Music and Soundtown Calgary.

Each week we’ve had local and traveling artists play free noon-hour concerts on our Stephen Avenue Summer Stage, which lives on 8th ave SE just outside the Telus Convention Centre/Glenbow Museum. Additionally, we have been hosting free street piano performances at our downtown street pianos, which are located in 3 spots around downtown.

We know not everyone has the opportunity to join us for these performances, so we’ve decided to harness the power of social media to bring everyone one step closer to the action! [click to continue…]

Jul 21

Banff native Amelie Patterson is making her first appearance at the Calgary Folk Festival, and she could not be more excited about it. She released her album Roll Honey Roll on July 4th in Banff to a packed house and is now ready to share it with the world. This is Patterson’s first album, an album that has been a labour of love, as it took her 3 years to get here. [click to continue…]

Jul 20


Are you on-the-go and as busy as ever? I totally get it and as busy professionals, it’s understandable that you need to have options to work from wherever you want, whenever you want (within reasonable business hours, of course).

That being said, there are tons of options within the downtown core that have what you need to stay productive in a social environment – coffee, WIFI and wall outlets. That’s all anyone needs anyway, right?

To get you started on your downtown coffee shop cubicle adventure, here are 4 options I love within the core [click to continue…]

Jul 19


Meagan Kelln will be performing as part of our Solo Series of the 2016 season of the Downtown Street Piano Series on Tuesday, July 19th at noon at the Wee Little Piano Book Exchange located at Fifth Avenue Place, 420 2nd Street SW.

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Jul 18


Pop-up street pianos – July 19 & 21, 2016

Pop-Up Piano Series features free performances on Tuesdays and Thursdays in July!

Tuesday, July 19th, Meagen Kelln will be performing from 12-1PM on the Wee Little Piano Book Exchange (Fifth Avenue Place 420 2 St SW). Formally trained at Mount Royal University, Meagan Kelln fuses folk music with classical piano in a way that makes songs sound timeless.

Thursday, July 21st, Debra Power performs from 12-1PM on the Woodlands Piano (332 6 Ave SW). Pianist, singer and songwriter Debra Power is known for her powerhouse vocals and sparkling keyboard skills, having built a long list of performance/recording credits across Canada and in the U.S. [click to continue…]

Jul 15


One of the great things about our city is that there is much opportunity to do cool things, and not only that, to implement them for the first time. So it’s wonderful to see when people actually step it up and make great things happen – enter CANIFFF – Canadian International Fashion Film Festival, taking place right here in Calgary. And not only is it happening in Calgary, but it’s being brought to you by some seriously stylish and passionate Calgarians!

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