Sep 22

Alberta Culture Days Kick-Off Block Party 2015

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Join us downtown for an unforgettable kick-off to the Alberta Culture Days celebrations on September, 25th 2015.

Starting at 3:30pm on Friday, Sept 25th you can enjoy some free events on Stephen Avenue and Olympic Plaza in Downtown Calgary. The block party kicks off Alberta Culture Days, which is a province spanning event that encourages Albertans to enjoy culture in their own backyard!

Come and enjoy an array of interactive and fun activities, showcasing Calgary’s burgeoning music and arts talent. Work directly with artists and enjoy dance demonstrations and musical performances. You may even have the opportunity to play an instrument yourself!

The party will include an array of interactive and fun activities & workshops showcasing Calgary’s burgeoning arts & culture talent:
  • Alberta Printmakers – Steamroller printmaking demonstrations
  • Arts Commons showcase Latin dance performance by Havana Cuban Dance Studio
  • Bafut Manjong Cultural Association of Calgary - traditional dance performance typical of the Bafut people from the Western Highlands of Cameroon
  • Brazilian dance performance - Samba
  • Calgary Korean Art Club dance performance
  • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra – string quartet playing from their upcoming pop series
  • Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers
  • City of Calgary Public Art Program
  • Cowtown Opera performance
  • Derek Beaulieu poetry reading
  • EMMedia
  • Dueling Pianos - playing hits and taking requests
  • First Nations dance performance
  • Food Trucks – The Naaco Truck and Subs N’ Bubbles
  • Glenbow Museum’s Art on the Mall – interactive art
  • Green Fools – circus workshops
  • Jubilee Auditorium’s Instrument Petting Zoo
  • Krakusy Polish Folk Dance Association performance
  • Live music set featuring 2015 Juno Nominee Joanna Borromeo, Ruben Young and Justine Tyrell – performing as part of the 50 Days YYC festival
  • Neil Zeller photography workshops
  • Nur Box Theatre – featuring short films from the Calgary International Film Festival
  • Open Streets – Bicycle Show & Shine and Pedal Power demonstrations
  • The Peak 95.3 and 101.5 Kool FM - Learn what it takes to be a radio announcer
  • Pulse Studios street team - B-boy dancers
  • Rainika PhotoGraphik – tintype photo demonstrations
  • Theatre Calgary – interactive Art
  • Tri-tone Rhythm Ensemble tap dance performance
  • Vox Box Studios DJ Skool – DJ performances and workshops
  • Wise and Wilful Women Betty Hersberger, Karen Gummo and Mary Hays and Wild Storyteller Marie Bryce – telling the story of Isabella Lougheed, Nellie McClung and Mary Scott Widner

Culture Days is a pan-Canadian movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. For more information, visit

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